“ Brand: Braun / Blender Type: Handheld / Speeds: 1 Speed „
I bought this blender set a few years ago. I have found all of its` attachments very useful and it takes up much less space than a food processor.
The Braun MR430 HC blender comes with the usual blender stick attachment but you also get a chopper attachment with its` own integral container and also a whisk. I use the chopper most often as you can chop nuts and herbs, quickly "grate" parmesan, blend up home-made houmous/baby food/pesto etc and even grind coffee beans with it. The blender attachment is useful for the usual blending of soups and making smoothie drinks. I have found the whisk attachment less useful as it cannot handle whisking anything much thicker than cream or egg whites. That said, I still find it a useful addition to the kitchen. I usually put all of the attachments in the dishwasher (although I'm not sure the chopper lid is supposed to be dishwashed) and they are holding up well to this abuse!
All in all, I find this set very useful and feel it was money well spent. It works well for the small blending/chopping/whisking needs that I have. However, if you're someone who needs to chop larger quantities on a regular basis then this set is not for you - you would be better off investing in a food processor.
I bought this blender for the sole purpose of preparing my own baby food for my daughter, which I did never once turning to a jar of ready prepared. Prior to this my household was blenderless and I have never bought another one.
The blender is mains powered (as opposed to cordless) and the blender shaft is detachable and suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher. The trickiest thing to get off the small rotating blade is minced beef as forms underneath the blade like string and you need to use a sharp knife to get it off. Not a criticism just an observation.
The blender is hand held and operated by pushbuttons located around where the thumb holds. I would say depending on what your grip is like or if you suffered with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome you might not find a hand blender the best option and a free standing one would be preferable and especially useful for the preparation and chopping of food.
The hand blender also comes with a metal whisk attachment - excellent for whipping cream etc. There is also a self contained chopper this was good for finaly chopping ingredients when my daughter prorgressed into solids and didn't need every morsel completely pulverised and became a more preferable option to mashing (very laborious). And finally a measuring container that can also be used to blender things in. You can use your own bowls to blend things in but unlike a containder blender bits of food can going flying off.
The components go together well and come apart easily. The noise level of the unit I found acceptable. I have not previously owned one in order to compare this to.
A wall mounting bracket is provided with the package - personally I never bothered.
As a baby food preparation tool the blender became an invaluable tool.
250 W DC-motor-10,000 rpmDetachable shaftHerb chopper and metal whisk attachmentsAccessories: Beaker with lid and wall holder / Short name: Braun MR 430 HC