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~ My Opinion ~ The Bamix food mixer is a must have for any cook but there are limitations to its use. I have just recently started to teach myself how to cook. There are good days and bad days as my wife and kids know for example food explosions, sponge collapses and then there is the issue of putting buttercream on a warm sponge only to find it has melted to the bottom of the cake plate. Personally it is quite expensive for what it is but you will have no problems using it and it will do a job for those who whisk on a regular basis like myself. ~ Best Deals and cost ~ I have recently bought my mixer from Amazon for a price of £79 with free delivery and after looking it is still at the same price. ~ Interesting Facts ~ - Original Swiss Made Hand Held Food Processor - 120W motor - 2 speeds: 7,000 & 10,000 rpm - All material parts which come into contact with foodstuffs are rust-proof - Tasteless and resistant to corrosive ingredient ~ Using the machine ~ This Bamix is quite good but this version tends to be much slower than the 16,000 deluxe model. This Mono works at 10,000 rpm and whilst it is still quick it struggles tougher foods like very thick mixtures. It also struggles to turn milk into a creamy consistency which was one of the reasons to spend more on the deluxe model. ~ Useful Web links ~ http://www.amazon.co.uk ~ Conclusion ~ This machine is perfect for light and easy to mix items and is perfect for those who will use it a lot throughout the year. If you are a devoted chef then please take my advice and spend the extra money because you will not be disappointed. Overall a very easy to use and handy device.
I have tried without success mayonaise done everything it has told me in the book any suggestions please
Bought a Bamix aroun 6 - 7 years ago and it works just as well now as it did when new (not something i could say about the Braun or Dualit blenders we have owned). It does evrything it is designed to do extremely well, whisking mixing and blending, my only slight complaint being that it whips double cream so fast that it is very easy to over do it. The only fault I have had with it is the low speed button which stopped being low speed! This was fixed by replacing the rectifier diode at a cost of 27 pence. Thoroughly recommended.
I bought my Bamix at the Good Food Show in Birmingham in 2008. It was one of those moments when you are wow'd by the demonstrator. Does not happen to me too often as I am usually quite sensible. However, although I think I paid too much after searching the web when I got home, I still believe it was one of the best kitchen purchases I have made in a long time. I use it to blend soups, mash potatoes (although you do need to be careful not to mix for too long) and to whip cream, blend granulated sugar into caster and lots of other jobs. The long lead is great meaning it will stretch across the kitchen to be used and cleaned in the kitchen sink. The attachments are easily removed and cleaned in the dishwasher and the wand can just be rinsed under the sink. It is one of those items that once you have one, you will wonder how you lived without it. The cost? Well, yes it is more expensive than other blenders on the market. But in my opinion it is more powerful, does the job better and quicker and as a gadget kind of woman, well it looks more sexy in the kitchen. After all Gordon Ramsey has one too....
I bought my Bamix 7 years ago when my daughter was a baby and apart from general kitchen use, I used it all the time to puree her food, and then 2 years later for my son's food. It's now in use all the time for pancakes, breadcrumbs, herbs, smoothies, egg whites, soups, sauces etc etc. I keep it on my worktop, next to my sink so it's not only handy at all times but I can simply wash it under a running tap and put it back on its stand. In the last 2 weeks or so it's had a new lease of life as I've started on the LighterLife diet which entails drinking 3-4 soups or shakes every day. The beater produces lovely, frothy, creamy shakes which taste 100 times better than just mixing in the shaker provided by LighterLife. DON'T BE WITHOUT THIS FAB PIECE OF KITCHEN EQUIPMENT!
I have had one of these for 10 years, and still think it is the best buy I have ever made for the kitchen! it gets used a few times a week for a variaty of jobs, it really does do what it says on the box, and more.
After having got rid of my food processor and purchasing a Kitchenaid I needed something to do all the little jobs my mixer and accessories couldn't manage. I always go for quality items for my kitchen as they are well used and not just for show. I bought my Bamix from ebay it's a nice dark blue and has the bigger 1600w motor. What a brilliant little item it is. I use it nearly every day. Brilliant for liquidising soups, making mayonnaise in minutes. The little mill is great for grinding spices and for chopping herbs very finely. They are expensive but it should last you for years so well worth investing that extra bit for the quality. I have the holder attached to the wall and it's readily accessible whenever I want and to clean just hold under the tap. Wouldn't be without it now. I paid just £89.99 with the Slicesy on ebay. Lakelandlimited.co.uk sell just the bamix for £87.95 or bamix-blender.co.uk sell the 1400w model for £62.55.
My Husband purchased the Bamix for me . My Mother in-law purchased one last year. It chops grinds, blends, whips and crushes ice. What more would you want from a kitchen product. I have replaced the blender / food processor with one tool. I made mayonnaise in 20 seconds and it tasted great. So far, I have made pancakes, brownies, ice cream, omelets, milkshakes, and lavender tea Yep Lavender tea. Just grind the lavender flowers . Use it in any pot /container. We whip up meals in know time We've purchased the attachment slicer for my Mother in-law for x-mas. I am very happy with my Bamix. :)
The Bamix food mixer is a must have for any kitchen. I have had mine for only a year but I cannot do with out it. Bamix has been going for along time and has produced this amazing machine for a good many years. Not many things come out of Switzerland, but what does is very good quality. The Bamix is no exception. I first saw this machine during a demonstration at the ideal home show in Birmingham. I purchased mine at a food show there a few months later. When you purchase your Bamix you will get not only the whisk but a number of accessories, including a stand, a jug with lid, 3 blades, a blending machine a recipe book and a video The first thing you?ll notice is how it doesn?t take up much space in your kitchen, all fitting neatly into the storage unit. The only thing here I can see is the lack of somewhere to store the plug. The stand can also be attached to the wall if you so wish. When you use the Bamix you will notice how fast it is. Is has the title of being the fastest mixer in the world. It goes some 20 times faster than other models you can buy. Because of this you will find the three blades you get with the Bamix are blunt. This makes them safe, especially if you have children around the house, although I would still be careful when children are near. You will also notice how sturdy the jug is. Drop it on the floor and it won?t break easily. The jug is made out of the same plastic the police use to make their riot shields. This plastic has to be strong, There are three blades in the set. Two are round and one has spikes around it. The blades are marked A, B and C, these letters are used in the video and book making it simple to use. Most of the things you will create will be done in the jug. One thing people are amazed at is the fact you can process items in the jug, but unlike other mixer the contents don?t go everywhere when the lid isn?t on. This is because, the Bamix rotates so f ast is creates a twister like action. Unlike other mixers all the content is sucked inwards, like you get in a twister. The best way to look at this is to fill the jug with water and use the A blade and whisk on full power. When you take out the Bamix you will see the twister like action. Using the blender unit you can create some great, easy side dishes. I used it to create a salsa, and it was so easy. One thing you can do with the C blade is crush ice. A very useful tool this can be. If you put some frozen fruit in the jug, with some milk, in a few seconds using the C blade you can get a nice cold smoothie. The easiest and best thing you can do with the Bamix is make a floater coffer which is over 90% fat free. All you need to do is make a coffee in the standard way. Then place some skimmed milk in the jug. It does have to be skimmed milk. Then using the A blade, starting at the bottom slowly rise hitting the 1st /slowest speed button. This will turn your milk into a yoghurt consistency. Then do the same again using the 2nd /fastest speed. This again builds air into the milk. You should then have the consistency of whisked cream. Then just plop some on top of the coffee. One thing I found was that it was very easy to overdo things. I often find this with cheese. I put lumps of cheese in the blender to be blender and I find that is has blended so much that it seems to stick together again. This just takes practise and judgment. I will say that despite this, it is such an easy machine to use. Once you have finished what cooking, then all you need to do is place the stainless steel stem and blade under the tap and it will take no time at all to clean. With the help of the video, and the many ideas in the recipe book, you will find this a tool that you cannot be without. What about the price. When I first saw the price I was put off, thinking it was a bit costly, but now I have one I think it is tot ally worth the money. This machine is built to last and you shouldn?t need to think about ever getting another machine in the future. Not so long ago one of my housemate?s had a clean up of our kitchen and the lid to the jug disappeared. Getting hold of a replacement was so simple. I happened to go to the stand at this yeas show, where they even had stock of replacements and who kindly gave me a lid. I also saw that they had refined the model and it looks that bit more stylish now.
I have a small addiction to kitchen equipment, and a mantra that I've inherited from my Grandmother which runs 'you get what you pay for'. For some time I'd been wanting a hand held blender, mostly for blending soups directly in the pan it has to be said. I'm a lazy cook, and if I can get a gadget that can save me from ladling lumpy soup into a blender, then pouring that into a second bowl while I blend the rest ... well I'm all for it. There are so many hand held blenders out there. Pricewise they start as cheap as chips and end up somewhere around the cost of the Bamix. I was looking to spend around 40 or 50 pounds originally, and wanted something with high wattage, as well as a number of attachments. Then my friend demoed her (very expensive) Bamix one evening by turning skimmed milk into the consistency of cream and I decided I had to have one. Mine came from Lakeland (you can visit them on the web www.lakelandlimited.com), and cost 80 pounds. There was no beaker included, but it does come with three different blade types, a coffee grinder/herb chopper attachment and a wall mountable stand, which will hold the main appliance and the blades but not the grinder. It does do exactly what it says on the tin. It's the most powerful handblender on the market and will whizz a soup smooth in less than a minute (using the 'mincer' blade). I haven't had much use so far for the whisk (although it will blend your cocoa into your milk like a dream). The beater blade is used for whipping egg whites and cream and the like - the only draw back here is that you need to use a narrow, tall container, and most of my bowls are, well, bowl shaped, which means it doesn't completely integrate with my usual cooking equipment. The grinder is a lovely efficient little thing - just yesterday I whizzed some mint into tiny pieces for adding to yoghurt. The only drawback here is that the capacity is really very sm all. Unless you're planning on doing only handfuls of things, a blender with a more spacious chopper attachemtn might be better for you. There are some days when I wish I'd stuck to my original plan and got a cheaper blender with all the various attachments - traditional whisk, bigger chopper. Then there are days when it whizzes my soup in 30 seconds and I get impressed all over again. I suspect that I need to spend more time with it to learn exactly how it likes to perform, but as I said I'm a lazy cook. It is a lot of money to pay for a blender and if you only use this sort of equipment occassionally then I would say go for something cheaper - it'll do the job almost as well. On the other hand the quality is second to none - this has none of that cheap plastic feel that so many cheap appliances have - so it is worth the money if you want to pay for the best or use a machine like this frequently. I ummed and aahed between three or four stars because of the great quality / big price tag dilemma, but settled on four because in the end it is a really high quality piece of equipment. And my Gran would be really pleased to know I did get what I paid for.
I saw this brand years before others came on the market. On a visit to Australia in the early eighties.I saw my girlfriend perform miracles with it. Imagine purreing, mashing and blending right in the pot where you cooked the items. A saving in dishes to wash up, a whizz to clean and it really had the power to do it. I coughed up the not inconsiderable sum to buy it and have not regretted it since. On subsequent visits I bought the attatchments. They are not bad but the main thing is the blender. Later I saw some other brands where I live, and bought them as presents. The Braun is the most popular brand locally, but none can hold a candle to the Bamix. I think it is the blade design which lets it do with ease what others struggle to do. or a more efficient motor. The naked blade is easier to keep clean and the stem does not discolour like the plastic sheaths on the other versions. If you are thinking of a hand blender then I recommend the Bamix.
Baymix hand held blender's are the most expensive handhold’s going, I purchased one at the Ideal Home Show 3 years ago after watching a very effective demonstration. It cost £80 at the time a show special. £80 I hear you say, yes very expensive the difference between the Baymix & others that can be found for less than £10 is the Baymix does so much more. It can grind coffee or turn granulated sugar into icing sugar the attachment needed is included. Also is can grind meat & veg to a very fine pulp making it ideal for baby food. As a blender because of it's 2 speeds will turn skimmed milk into "cream" make mayonnaise in one step ( I can't make it though) which in turn you can use to make all sorts of other sauces eg seafood sauce, ceaser dressing, recipe book included. What I found is it makes thick shakes just like McDonalds with the smallest amount of very cold skimmed milk, & the best iced coffee you have tasted. (Especially nice with brandy in!) Was it worth it? At the time I thought so but QVC sells a similar machine with more attachment for as low as £40 at times so in retrospect not worth the money. This is a good solid machine though much better than the cheap ones because it does far more.