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I put off buying a Bamix time and time again because I could not justify spending what sounded like an awful lot of money on a food blender. Like many others probably have, I went and purchased a cheaper alternative. At first I thought the cheaper alternative was good until 6 months on it failed so I bit the bullet and brought a Bamix.
Wow what a difference, as soon as you hold it in your hand you know you have something far superior to the imitations that are out there, this is confirmed the moment you use it for the first time. It sits neatly on the kitchen top in its stand so it isn't something you will put into the back of a cupboard and forget to use.
We use it to blend and mix our home made curry, we use it to make fantastic smoothies, my wife loves using it for her cakes and Yorkshire puddings and no matter what you use it for run it under the how tap turn it on and it is clean in seconds.
I must admit, we do not use the grinding mill with it although we really should do, with the grinding mill you can create icing sugar from granulated, you can make peanut butter, breadcrumbs and you can grind all kinds of dried vegetables.
The Bamix deluxe has two speed settings, 10,000 rpm and 16,000 rpm you really do not need anything faster unless you are a professional chef. I noticed Bamix have a SwissLine model with speeds of 12,000 and 18,000 rpm I have no idea how much more expensive they are, my personal opinion would be you don't need to go any higher than 16,000 rpm.
The only thing I found myself doing wrong was my blade selection. Not that it caused a real problem. You get three blades, they are clearly marked A B and C watch the accompanying DVD or read the booklet to see what each blade is used for. I don't like using the term blade as it makes them sound dangerous, they are not sharp, it is the speed which the Bamix rotates NOT the sharpness of the blade that makes this blender such a great kitchen must have.
I purchased the Bamix deluxe after having my daughter 2 years ago. I loved the multi-purpose blender, which was perfect for making her first meals of mashed carrots, potatoes and fruit compotes. The attachments are also still very much being used in our kitchen to whip up all sorts of dishes, including soups, stews, egg whites etc, as i also make cakes.
Its easy to clean, just a simple rinse under warm running water and a quick dry before returning it back to its space saving cradle for the next time. I mainly use the chopping blade or the smoothing blade to whip up things like cream and strawberries for Eton mess desserts etc.
There is also another fantastic multi-purpose attachment which whips caster sugar into icing sugar, chops nuts, onions, garlic etc! It has come in handy many times when i've run out of icing sugar.
I have no faults with the full equipment at all.
This does everything it says on the box! Makes perfect mayonnaise , so easy and quick to do. Use skimmed milk to make a quick ,cheap and easy topping for fruit. I hesitated for a long time before purchasing this , not a cheap buy but worth every penny. I would highly recommend if you can afford to buy it. I now make my own mayonnaise, coleslaw,carrot cakes, you name it I now make it,and the beauty of this is I know what has gone into it.
My only disappointment when making things has been the peanut butter recipe, no matter what type of nuts I use I cannot get this to turn out correctly. My bamix stands on the kitchen work top and is used every day.I have now purchased the slycey to go with it and find I no longer need by large food processor. The slycey and the bamix make a perfect marriage!
The bamix isn't a cheap hand blender, but worth every penny, I have never had sucess making mayo before but this makes perfect mayo every time. It is a little on the heavy side but not so much as to make it something you would not want to use.