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Bamix Mono M133 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Mar 07, 2023 at 04:51 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Mar 07, 2023 at 04:51 pm
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5.6
Multi-Purpose
4.9
Smoothies (Single Serving)
5.2
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
5.2
Ice Crushing
8.4
Soups
7.1
Professional Use

The Bamix Mono M133 is a handheld immersion blender meant for hot blending directly in a pot or pan. Like the Bamix The Original, its blending arm isn't detachable, unlike most immersion models we've tested. Still, it has a sturdy, compact design and comes with whisk and beater attachments as well as a beaker for blending.

Our Verdict

5.6 Multi-Purpose

The Bamix Mono M133 is poor for multi-purpose use. Unlike full-size blenders, most immersion blenders aren't intended for crushing ice cubes or blending thick mixtures like nut butter. This model also doesn't do a good job of processing fibrous ingredients, so blends like kale smoothies or pureed broccoli soup have a grainy texture. That said, it's meant for hot blending directly in a pot or pan, and some cooked ingredients, like carrots, are easier to blend. It comes with a beaker you can use for blending, beaters for mixing batter, as well as a whisk assembly for whipped cream and sauces like hollandaise.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • Multiple attachments for different uses.
Cons
  • Doesn't smoothly blend fibrous ingredients.
  • Struggles to crush ice.
  • Takes a long time to process ingredients.
4.9 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Bamix Mono M133 is bad for single-serve smoothies. It comes with a 20-ounce beaker, which is a convenient size for blending a personal smoothie, but it doesn't fully liquify fibrous fruits and vegetables. If your recipe has something like kale, it will turn out leafy and unevenly blended. It also struggles to crush ice, like most immersion blenders. On the plus side, it's easy to clean by hand and quiet when it's running.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
Cons
  • Doesn't smoothly blend fibrous ingredients.
  • Struggles to crush ice.
  • Takes a long time to process ingredients.
5.2 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Bamix Mono M133 is inadequate for multiple servings of smoothies. It struggles to process fibrous ingredients like kale, so stubborn elements like leafy greens or blueberry skins won't be completely incorporated into smoothies. It's also not good at crushing ice cubes. When blending big batches, it takes an especially long time to blend fibrous ingredients, and it's tiring to hold onto the blender. That said, it's easy to clean by hand, especially after making something liquid like a smoothie.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
Cons
  • Doesn't smoothly blend fibrous ingredients.
  • Struggles to crush ice.
  • Takes a long time to process ingredients.
5.2 Ice Crushing

The Bamix Mono M133 is inadequate for crushing ice. The blades can reach the ice, unlike some immersion blenders, but it's a lot of work to get it to crush even one ice cube, and it doesn't make snow-like ice.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
Cons
  • Struggles to crush ice.
8.4 Soups

The Bamix Mono M133 is great for soups. It's meant for hot blending directly in a pot or pan, so you don't need to transfer your cooked ingredients from the stove to a blending jar. However, it makes a grainy, leafy blend with fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli, so it may not make a completely smooth soup, depending on your recipe. Vegetables like cooked carrots or squash are easier to blend, though. It's very well-built, quiet when running, and easy to clean by hand, but since the blending arm isn't detachable from the motor body, it's not dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Can hot blend.
  • Very well-built.
Cons
  • Doesn't smoothly blend fibrous ingredients.
7.1 Professional Use

The Bamix Mono M133 is decent for professional use. It has a very sturdy, durable-feeling design and is quiet when running. However, it struggles to process fibrous ingredients, which is a downside if you want to make smooth, pureed soups and sauces with vegetables like broccoli. Like most immersion blenders, it's meant for hot blending and isn't well-suited for ice crushing or making dips and spreads like nut butter. That said, the whisk and beater attachments come in handy for making whipped cream or mixing batter.

Pros
  • Very well-built.
  • Multiple attachments for different uses.
Cons
  • Doesn't smoothly blend fibrous ingredients.
  • Takes a long time to process ingredients.
  • 5.6 Multi-Purpose
  • 4.9 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 5.2 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 5.2 Ice Crushing
  • 8.4 Soups
  • 7.1 Professional Use
  1. Updated Mar 07, 2023: Updated text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Sep 02, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated May 21, 2021: We retested and updated the results for the 'Pulse/Turbo Mode' field in the 'Speed and Controls' section.
  4. Updated Sep 08, 2020: The smoothie tests layout has been modified.
  5. Updated Sep 08, 2020: Review published.
  6. Updated Sep 08, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Bamix Mono M133 comes in a few different colors: White (sometimes called Grey), Black, Red, and Cream. We tested it in White/Grey, but expect our results to be valid for the other variants as well. All color variants come with the motor body plus multi-purpose blades, a whisk attachment, a beater attachment, a beaker, and a wall holder. Some retailers advertise it as a '6-piece set'.

If you come across a variant that comes with different accessories, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Bamix Mono M133 is an immersion blender with whisk and beater attachments, like the similar Bamix The Original. It's quiet compared to many immersion blenders we've tested and stands out for its build quality, but lacks the power to smoothly blend nuts, unlike models like the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System or the KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender, and doesn't make a very smooth blend of fibrous ingredients.

If you're still looking for a blender, check out the best immersion blenders, the best blenders, and the best blenders under $100.

Breville Control Grip

The Bamix Mono M133 and the Breville Control Grip have different strengths, and you may prefer either one depending on your preferences. The Bamix has a much better build quality and can crush ice. On the other hand, the Breville does a better job of incorporating kale into smoothies. It comes with a food processor bowl, although we don't currently test it, and its blending shaft is detachable and dishwasher-safe, unlike the Bamix.

Braun MultiQuick 5

The Braun MultiQuick 5 is better than the Bamix Mono M133 for most purposes. It can produce a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, so it can make silkier soups, sauces, and purees. Its blending arm is detachable for easier storage and cleaning. On the other hand, the Bamix has a sturdier design. Both blenders come with whisk attachments, but the Bamix also includes beater blades for mixing batter. 

Vitamix Immersion Blender

The Vitamix Immersion Blender is better than the Bamix Mono M133 for most purposes. Its blending arm is detachable, which makes it easier to clean and store, and it makes a smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables like kale. On the other hand, the Bamix has a much better, premium build quality. It's quieter when it's running and comes with a jar you can use for blending.

KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender

The KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender is better than the Bamix Mono M133. The KitchenAid does a much better job of blending fibrous elements like kale or blueberry skin, so it can make smoother soups and smoothies. The blending arm is detachable for easier cleaning and storage. On the other hand, you might prefer the Bamix if you want a sturdier blender or if you want whisk and beater attachments for making whipped cream or mixing batter.

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The Bamix Mono M133 and the All-Clad KZ750DGT have different strengths. The All-Clad makes a smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables, which is important for silky soups and smoothies. Its detachable blending arm makes it easier to clean by hand. However, it's not very well-built, and the Bamix is much sturdier and quieter when it's running. It also comes with whisk and beater attachments for making sauces like hollandaise or mixing cake batter. 

KitchenAid KHBBV53

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 and the Bamix Mono M133 have different strengths. The KitchenAid is battery-powered, so you can easily move around your kitchen with it. It's also better at processing fibrous ingredients, so it can make smoother soups with kale or broccoli. It's also quieter, but you need to keep it charged up and you're limited by the battery life. The Bamix is a plug-in blender with a much better build quality. It also comes with whisk and beater attachments for making things like salad dressing or cake batter.

NutriBullet Immersion Blender

You may prefer either the Bamix Mono M133 or the NutriBullet Immersion Blender. The Bamix is much sturdier and quieter. It comes with a jar you can use for blending and has whisk and beater blades in addition to its regular blending assembly. However, the NutriBullet does a better job of processing fibrous elements, so you may prefer it if you want to make silky-smooth recipes with ingredients like kale smoothies or broccoli soup.

Braun MultiQuick 9

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is better than the Bamix Mono M133. The Braun makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, which is important for silky soups with broccoli or kale. Its detachable blending arm makes it easier to clean by hand, the arm is dishwasher-safe. However, the Bamix has an even sturdier build quality. It comes with a beater attachment for mixing batter. 

Smeg HBF02

The Bamix Mono M133 and the Smeg HBF02 have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on what you're looking for. The Βamix has a significantly better build quality, and its design is better-suited for blending hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan. The Smeg isn't very well-built, but it comes with a food processing attachment that makes it much better for making thick mixes like nut butter.

Bamix The Original

The Bamix Mono M133 is better than the Bamix The Original. The perform similarly overall, but the Mono comes with a jar you can use for blending and it's quieter when it's running. The Mono also comes with a wall holder you can install to store your blender out of the way.

Mueller Ultra-Stick Hand Blender

The Bamix Mono M133 is better than the Mueller Ultra-Stick Hand Blender. The Βamix is significantly better-built and more able to handle tough tasks like making nut butter. The Mueller makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, but it's badly built and prone to breaking.

Braun MultiQuick 7

The Braun MultiQuick 7 is better than the Bamix Mono M133 for most purposes. The Braun makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli. It can produce smoother, more spreadable nut butter and comes with a food processor bowl for chopping, slicing, and grating. On the other hand, the Bamix is much sturdier and isn't as loud when it's running.

GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed

The Bamix Mono M133 and the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed have different strengths. The Bamix is a very sturdy, quiet immersion blender that comes with a beaker you can use for blending. The GE has a flimsy build in comparison, but it produces a smoother blend with difficult fibrous ingredients, so if you want a smoother blend with kale or broccoli, you might prefer it.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender

The Bamix Mono M133 and the Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender have different strengths. The Cuisinart can make a much smoother blend with stubborn fibrous elements like broccoli or leafy greens, so it's better for smooth soups and well-blended smoothies. Its blending arm is detachable, which helps make it easier to clean by hand. However, it's not very well-built. The Bamix is much sturdier and much quieter when it's running.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender

The Bamix Mono M133 and the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender have different strengths. The KitchenAid makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, so it can produce silkier smoothies or soups. It comes with a food processor bowl that makes it much better for making dips and spreads like nut butter. There are also a few different blade assemblies, including an 's-blade' for ice crushing, which most immersion blenders can't really do. On the other hand, the Bamix is a much sturdier, quieter blender, so you might prefer it if you're just looking for a straightforward hand blender. 

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Height
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width 2.6" (6.5 cm)
Depth 3.9" (10.0 cm)
Weight
2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
5.5" (14.0 cm)

It's a small immersion blender that can easily be stored in most drawers. It's smaller than other immersion blenders that we've tested, like the All-Clad KZ750DGT, the Braun MultiQuick 5, or the Braun MultiQuick 7.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

This blender feels extremely well-built. It's made from a mix of metal and good quality plastic and has no loose parts. The metal blade guard is extremely solid, and there are no noticeable weak points in the build.

10
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
N/A
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

This immersion blender is meant for processing ingredients directly in a pot or pan, so you don't need the jar to blend. However, it does come with a 20-ounce beaker you can use for blending.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The beaker is made of plastic and is dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender has four sharp blades. Unlike most immersion blenders, the blades can be detached from the bottom of the blending arm and replaced with the whisk or beater blades. The blending arm itself doesn't come apart from the motor body.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The lid for the beaker slips into place using friction. It doesn't feature any openings and is only designed for storing whatever you make, as you can't use it while blending.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
5.6 ft (1.7 m)

It has a long cord that will easily reach most plugs near your counter.

Design
In The Box

  • Bamix Mono M133 blender
  • 20 oz beaker and lid
  • Multi-purpose blade
  • Whisk attachment
  • Beater attachment
  • Wall holder
  • User Manual
  • Recipe book

Performance
3.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
3.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
4.0

It's not good at blending small batches of fibrous ingredients. It takes a long time to blend something like a single-serve smoothie with kale, which can get tiring since you need to hold the blender and move it up and down in the beaker. It can't make a smooth blend with tough fibrous ingredients, so the final result has leafy bits and unprocessed chunks left over.

3.0
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
3.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
3.0

It struggles more with fibrous ingredients when working with a big batch. It takes longer than a smaller batch, so it's even more tedious to hold the motor body and move it up and down as you blend. If you're blending a bigger batch of something like soup in a deep pot, it doesn't fully blend fibrous ingredients, so the final blend is leafy and sludgy.

2.3
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
3.0
Crushed Ice Texture
2.0

It's not good at crushing ice. Like most immersion blenders, it takes a long time and effort to try and crush ice with it. Even if you work with only three ice cubes at once, the blades struggle to grab and crush the big chunks of ice.

5.1
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
4.5
Nut Butter Texture
5.5

It's not good for nut butter, like most immersion blenders. You need to blend for a long time, which can be tiring, and the motor body feels hot by the end of the process. It also doesn't completely process the nuts. Even though they're also hard to use for recipes like nut butter, models with more powerful motors, like the Breville Control Grip and the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System, can produce a better, smoother result.

8.0
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
88.3 dB

It's quieter than most immersion blenders we've tested, so the noise is much less irritating than loud models like the All-Clad KZ750DGT.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
9,000 RPM
Max Speed
15,300 RPM
Power
140 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has two speed settings, but like most immersion blenders, you can't make small adjustments to suit your recipe.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
2
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
No
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

It has buttons for two different speed settings on the motor body. There are no programs or modes, but you can easily press either button in quick intervals to simulate a pulse mode.

7.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

Even though you can't detach the blending arm from the motor body, it's easy to clean. Running the blender in the beaker with soap and water takes care of most residue around the blade. You just need to wipe the arm, guard, and blades with a sponge or brush, but none of its parts are too tedious to clean or hard to reach.