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!
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