Very disappointing for the price
I use blenders all the time to make soups and mayonnaise chiefly.
I have had braun blenders and philips, which usually last about 4 or 5 years - and when the last one packed up I thought I would buy a bamix, expecting that it would last much longer. 2 years on it has just stopped working - and I was already disappointed with its performance, which I would say was worse than my previous ones which cost about 1/4 the price.
Purchased in September 2018.
Overrated - at least the recent models are ...
My sister bought her Bamix approximately 30 years ago, and during that time has used it constantly for many different culinary applications without any problems. Based on her experience, I bought mine 12 months ago, thinking, after an Electrolux blender which failed after 7 years and prior to that, a Sunbeam which worked okay until I dropped it and bent the 'stick' - that the Bamix would be worth the significantly extra cost for longevity, performance and reliability. Wow! Am I disappointed! Although my machine hasn't failed, it sure doesn't...perform to expectations, especially when for example, blitzing soup or pesto. Any ingredient (ie, watercress) which is remotely stringy wraps around the blade and is extraordinarily difficult to remove - neither of my other blenders had this issue. I googled correct method of use, and the problem isn't the way I'm holding or positioning the stick, or trying to blend too large a quantity at once. The attachments are also difficult to remove; one time I actually thought I may have to use a screwdriver blade (soaking in warm water solved the problem however). Maybe like so many things these days, Bamix products ain't made like they used to be, and this is reflected in their performance. Such a shame. A koala expects better from a premier product at a premier price.
Bamix is the best stick Blender
I bought a Bamix 33 years ago, in fact in December, 1985! It is still working perfectly, the only problem I have now is that I cannot change the attachment. So I am thinking of buying a replacement. Bamix of course. I recommended it to my friends and they are all happy with it.
Purchased in December 1985 at David Jones Retail Stores for $125.00.
I bought a Bamix blender 30 years ago and it has only just stopped working. It stopped because I dropped into a sink full of water.
I would recommend to anyone as they are strong, reliable and easy to use.
- Swissline 7BA00240
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Its a really good stickblender
I bought this stick blender to replace a cheaper one . I am forever replacing cheap stick blenders that only just live their warranty and thats all. I decided i want one for keeps this time. Bamix has a ling warranty and have been around for years so i trust it. It feels better quality the instant you use it. The motor sounds like it runs smoothly compared to my old cheapie which sounded rough and tinny.
Mine came in a set called Baking Box and for a good price so i got a whole heap of attachments with it. I use a full size processor so the m...
So disappointing wish I had bought a Braun
Having had 2 Braun stick mixers in my life I thought it time to splurge- wish I hadn't- I much prefer my two old Braun's (the last one lasting around 8 years before a tiny plastic cog broke when I was trying to crush ice with juice for a smoothy!-yes I know it is not designed for it).
We make a lot of Indian/Asian dishes that often require pastes- (garlic/onion/ginger) so having done what I thought was enough research purchased the swissline with the "dry mill" yes I know I was hoping it did the job of our fantastic Braun mill but it does not...
Couldn't live without it!!
I have a 2012 model (not too sure which one) of this stick blender and I don't understand the negative reviews. Mine can make almonds, wheat, rice, into a very fine flour in about a minute. It's quite amazing. Soup, almonds for almond milk, smoothies, all very quick and easy. I came from a cheaper unknown brand stick blender with a blade so sharp it would cut me when I washed it, and I really liked it. It really struggled with ice though. I was given this as a present. Switching over I thought the Bamix one was no good at first with the blunt m...ixer but you just need to trial and error how to use it correctly with pulsing, using high and low settings, with the correct attachments. The blunt curved attachment is surprisingly capable, with such fast RPM it blends without a blade. It pulverises ice in about 30 seconds once you have your own technique down. I grind flaxseeds weekly using the small round grinding bowl attachment and I really have to be careful not to turn them into dust, it is that powerful!
Always fancied a Bamix given all the hype around how it can do this and that and will last a lifetime being such great quality etc so got one from Lakeland and found it was a total disappointment blending soup leaving unblended bits in it. Maybe if I had persisted and spent 30 minutes I would have got the consistency I required but hey ho there are more interesting things to do in life. Took it back and got a refund from good old Lakeland. Gone back to my old Chef Tony stick blender which whizzes through the soup blending it to a smooth consistency in seconds.
Don't understand how Bamix have got so stuck in the past.
Don't Fool Yourself With All The Good Reviews
I bought it because of the amount of positive reviews and I had to write something here because it is so disappointing, the Bamix blender is totally useless. I had one from tesco before for 10 pounds and it worked much better. The Bamix have everything you don't need, it is not practical (the end doesn't separate so you have difficulty to wash it) it doesn't blend properly, last time it took me almost 30 minutes to make a houmous from cheackpeas. I have now a Braun and it is another world. So Bamix, I don't know if they write the review themselves but never more!
I don't think it is worth the money, I have only had it a short time and already need to spend more money on a spare part. They are so small that I must have thrown it in the bin with peelings. Also the blades in the blender seem to require a fare bit if volume before it begins grinding to a decent consistency and nevr reaches the consistency I require with spices and coffee beans etc.
Oct 2015 and need another part...
grinder not sufficient
So very disappointed
I have had this Bamix for a few years now and find it next to useless in the kitchen, to the point where I hardly use it. It seems ok when it comes to power but is just not effective. For example (compared to the three other stick blenders I have used or owned before - Braun x 2, Sunbeam and Bosch) this Bamix can hardly even puree pumpkin soup. It takes AGES to get a smooth enough result. Using any of these other blenders would have taken less than half the time and I am not exaggerating. It makes an average pesto, slowly. Forget about spices o...r ice, wouldn't even bother to try. It is definitely not worth the money. I cook a lot and have used others in my Mum's and friends kitchens (paying more attention after noticing how useless my Bamix was) and almost any other stick blender I have picked up performs better. I thought I would like the stainless steel stick design, but as it is fixed to the motor, you have to hold that part out of the water to wash the stick - annoying. I also find removing the blade to use the container/blade option really fiddly and difficult. I did some research before buying it but seemed to have been swayed by people who were in love with their 20 year old Bamix and I don't think this product lives up to that reputation at all. Look elsewhere people - this product is not worth the money.
My Favourite in the Kitchen by Far!!!!
My mum bought me a second-hand bamix (with stand & grinder dish) over 10 years ago at a garage sale for $40!! It is the most awesome little appliance and I use it many times a day!! It is extremely powerful, takes a couple of seconds to clean (literally), makes everything easy and has never given me an ounce of trouble. When I go on holidays, it goes in my suitcase and comes with me!!!. I make my own fresh almond milk with it, delicious smoothies, grind nuts, dips, sauces etc. etc. I hope it never dies!!!
Pros: Small - stays on my bench in stand, fast & easy to clean, powerful
Best kitchen investment
Bought my bamix 2 months ago and have been using it almost everyday for my kitchen works.
I have been wanting a stick blender and was putting my eyes into Braun one before I read a lot of good reviews about Bamix. So I did get Bamix and it is the best decision I ever made. I firstly thought to use it mainly to puree baby food but now I use it fo almost everything. My pumpkin soup turns to a very smooth texture, hot chocolate turns out perfectly, smoothies made just within a minute or less. Mine comes with the SliceSy and it really helps me in ...
It took a bit of courage to buy this as it was soooo expensive! I paid $297.95 (online) though I got a 5 year warranty. I've used it for half a year now, and I must say having it on my bench top all the time has been good for a lazy person like myself. The swissline is probably one of the most economical sets because it comes with a stand (and I can store the blades and processor behind it). It doesn't take much space either, and it looks very strong. I expect mine to last at least 10 years...hopefully.
Powerful motor (doesn't overheat and die ...
I was searching for a stick blender primarily for baby food and summer smoothies, but I didn't want to clutter my tiny kitchen with a huge blender/processor. I first bought a Sunbeam Stickmaster Pro that quickly failed on me, so I finally decided to consider this an investment and went for the Bamix.
This can be easily considered expensive, but from the moment you first start using it, you do understand that you're getting excellent quality. I know this will definitely outlast all my other kitchen equipment.
Anyone in the market for a s...tick blender should really, really consider going for a Bamix...even if you need to save up for it a little bit. It's well worth it! Comes with pretty much all the necessary accessories; Looks absolutely beautiful straight out of the box; Using it was SO simple, and it was amazingly quiet For a stick blender, it's quite pricey, though I did purchase mine at a beautiful bargain.
Questions & Answers
Is there a difference in the 200w Chill n grill bamix, the 200w bamix in the big box set, and the 200w bamix in the cake box set? ie. in stick length, stick metal composition and coating, cord length?
Is the stick chrome plated on the 200w Bamix same as on the professional 350w gastro Bamix?
I need help choosing the benchtop stand. Is it better to get the wide stand ( that leans backwards and holds the grinder on the back); or get the narrow upright stand which takes less space?
Also, l really wanted the Bamix bake box, but it’s not sold here. Can anyone tell me if the cake recipe book is good, worth waiting for, or are the recipes inside the same as those on the website? Can a Bamix rep. tell me if/when it will be sold again? I hoped for mother’s day.
|Category||Stick Blenders / Mixers||Stick Blenders / Mixers|
|Release date||Oct 2007|
|Replaced by||Bamix Swissline 7BA00240D|
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