“ Brand: Braun / Blender Type: Handheld / Speeds: 5 Speed / Jar Size: 16.9 oz. „
For blending it is top notch, so handy as it can be used with the beaker for quick things like adding icecream to mikshakes in the summer or blending soup in the pan for soup and so saves washing another bowl.
I was worried about it splashing everywhere but as long as it is submerged it is fine.
The whisk is handy but not very strong and after doing something that was a bit dense mine has never looked quite the same although it still works fine.
The little chopping pot is great for grinding or chopping nuts or powdering things in small quantities.
It has two speeds but to be honest I don't really find it matters which one I use as both seem to work for most jobs it just depends which button my finger finds first.
It isn't very heavy but has a good quality feel to it and has not let me down.
It stores easily if you leave the handle on the top of the chopping pot and put the other two attachments in the beaker.
This is a must for any kitchen. The hand blender is compact and easily stored and the attachments twist on and off easily. The attachments are easy to clean and the main unit doesn't require cleaning at all. The blending wand is great for making soups as it will cut through any solids and puree up foods without getting jammed and without spraying hot liquid all over you and your kitchen! Another advantage of the hand blender is that you can liquidise hot liquids without having to wait for them to cool so you can use a traditional jug blender - we've all seen/had moments where hot liquid in a blender forces the lid off the top and suddenly soup is everywhere! The main disadvantage is cleaning when soup/cream has dried on the attachment as this makes it hard to get out of the crevices - so rinse after use in any event. The bowl attachment is handy for making breadcrumbs or salsas/sauces because you can make small quantities and get a good result. The speed settings are enough for any purpose.
No serious cook can be without this.
The common hand-held motor is easy to grip and has easy to use controls. You can adjust the speed setting from 1-15 and the two buttons are used to activate the motor, one is 'normal' the other 'turbo' for extra power. The motor is powerful enough for most jobs in the kitchen.
The wand blender is fantastic, you can use the enclosed 'glass' (actually plastic) for making smoothies etc or use the wand alone and blitz things in the pan - great for thickening soups etc. As the wand bit is metal there are no worries about dunking it in hot food. Just rinse under the tap and it's clean.
The food processor attachment is good but only has a 'chop' blade so no grating / slicing is possible. It's small and certainly not as good as a dedicated FP but as this takes up so little room it's better in many ways than the big machines.
The whisk is rarely used as for most things I prefer a hand whisk or an old ratchet / turn the handle one but if you're making a load of meranque, for example, then it's great to have a motor on your side.
Overall this is well-made and easy to use, when not in use it takes up very little room - there's an enclosed storage bracket so you can hang the motor / wand on the wall.
The thing I like the most about it is with 3 attachments and just one motor you're not paying for separate powered units to sit in the cupboard.
Short name: Braun MR 555 MCA