Bamix The Original Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed May 25, 2021 at 09:54 am
Bamix The Original Picture
7.0
Multi-Purpose
6.3
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
6.1
Ice Crushing
7.8
Soups
7.1
Professional Use
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Power
150 W

The Bamix The Original is a very well-built immersion blender. You can use it to blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan, but unfortunately, it makes a disappointing, leafy smoothie. Unlike most immersion blenders, its blending shaft can't detach from the motor base, so you can't put it in your dishwasher or make it more compact for storage. That said, it's still small and easy to clean by hand. It comes with a beater blade and a whisk blade, although we don't test them currently.

Our Verdict

7.0 Multi-Purpose

The Bamix The Original is decent for multi-purpose use. You can use it to blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan. Unfortunately, it doesn't do a very good job of processing raw leafy greens in smoothies. There's no jar or beaker included, but it comes with beater and whisk attachments, which are advertised for making foods like whipped cream and homemade mayonnaise, although we don't test them currently. It does a passable job of crushing ice too. While it's not dishwasher-safe, it's easy to clean by hand in most cases.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Meant for blending hot ingredients.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Makes a foamy, leafy smoothie.
6.3 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The Bamix The Original is mediocre for making smoothies and protein shakes. It struggles with raw fibrous greens like kale and produces a leafy, foamy smoothie after about four minutes of blending. It also doesn't come with a beaker or jar you can use for blending. However, it's very easy to clean by hand and has an excellent build quality.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No jar included.
  • Makes a foamy, leafy smoothie.
6.1 Ice Crushing

The Bamix The Original is passable for ice crushing. You can use it to make crushed ice for frozen drinks, but it's not ideal for that purpose. It takes roughly five minutes to produce a small amount of poorly-textured crushed ice. The handle is a bit bulky, and it can be tiring for your wrist and hand after a while. However, it's a very well-built, sturdy blender.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Crushing ice is a long process.
7.8 Soups

The Bamix The Original is very good for soups. You can use this very well-built immersion blender to blend hot ingredients for soups and sauces. It doesn't come with a jar or beaker, but you can use it to blend directly in a pot or dutch oven. Unfortunately, it struggles to incorporate raw greens like kale into a silky smoothie, although it may do better with softer, cooked ingredients. When you're done, it's usually easy to rinse clean.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Meant for blending hot ingredients.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No jar included.
  • Makes a foamy, leafy smoothie.
7.1 Professional Use

The Bamix The Original is a decent choice for professional use. It feels very sturdy and solid, with no loose or flimsy parts. You can use it to blend hot ingredients for soups and sauces, and it can produce crushed ice, although it's not ideal for that purpose. Unfortunately, though, it makes disappointing smoothies and almond butter. It's also not dishwasher-safe, although it's usually very easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Meant for blending hot ingredients.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • No jar included.
  • Makes a foamy, leafy smoothie.
  • 7.0 Multi-Purpose
  • 6.3 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 6.1 Ice Crushing
  • 7.8 Soups
  • 7.1 Professional Use
  1. Updated May 25, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated May 18, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
13.8" (35.0 cm)
Width 2.5" (6.4 cm)
Depth 4.2" (10.7 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
5.5" (14.0 cm)

The Bamix The Original is a small immersion blender. While you can't detach its blending shaft from the motor base, it's still not very tall and should be easy to store in a kitchen drawer.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Bamix The Original has an excellent build quality. The stainless steel blending shaft is built into the motor base and can't be detached. It doesn't have any parts that feel loose or fragile, and the rubber buttons are easy to push. The blade guard has four little feet underneath it to prevent the blades from hitting the bottom of your pots and pans. It feels really solid and can unscrew from the blending shaft for easier cleaning.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
No Jar Included
Jar Capacity
N/A
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
No

The Bamix The Original blender doesn't come with a jar.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
No Additional Jar
Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender doesn't come with any jars.

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

This blender has four sharp blades. Unlike models like the NutriBullet Immersion Blender or the Braun MultiQuick 9, the blades aren't fixed to the blending shaft. Instead, you clip them into place under the blade guard. It's quite easy to switch between the blades and the whisk and beater attachments, although we don't test those currently.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
No Lid Included
Lid Closing Type
No Lid Included
Design
Power Cord
Stow Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
5.2 ft (1.6 m)

The Bamix EO150 has a long cord that should easily reach most outlets near your kitchen counter.

Design
In The Box

  • Bamix The Original blender
  • Multi-purpose blade
  • Whisk blade
  • Beater blade
  • Instruction booklet

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
10,100 RPM
Max Speed
14,400 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
62 dB
On/Off Toggle
No

The Bamix EO150 Classic has two speed settings. The top button is for 'min' speed and the bigger button below it is for 'max' speed. You have to hold down either one of the buttons continuously while you blend. Like the Bamix Mono M133, it's quite fast and quiet at top speed.

5.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 10 min
Texture
Dry
Spreadability
Ok
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
Yes

This blender makes disappointing almond butter. You can spread it on toast, but the blender doesn't fully process the almonds, so it's chunky and dry. Making it takes a long time using the 'max' speed setting. The blender sends pieces of almond flying when you first start blending and tends to only process the top layer at first, so you may need to hold it at an angle so that the ingredients underneath get caught by the blades. Our unit felt warm to the touch after about halfway through the process. The handle is quite bulky and can become tiring to hold onto as well.

5.5
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Standard 1000 ml Beaker
Preparation Time
< 4 min
Texture
Foamy and Leafy

The Bamix The Original makes disappointing smoothies. Like the Bamix Mono M133, it doesn't do a very good job of processing leafy greens like kale and produces a foamy, leafy smoothie that doesn't look very appealing. On the plus side, frozen banana chunks are fully incorporated. The blender also doesn't noticeably warm up the ingredients after four minutes of blending at 'max' speed.

0
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
No Other Jar
Preparation Time
N/A
Texture
No Other Jar
6.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
5 min
Ice Quality
Poor

This immersion blender does a passable job of crushing ice. It takes about five minutes to make crushed ice with a poor, not very uniform texture. You may have to hold the blender at an angle to get the best results. The handle is quite bulky, which can be tiring to hold onto after a while, so it's not ideal if you need to make a lot of crushed ice.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No
8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Simple

The Bamix The Original is impressively easy to clean. A quick rinse with water easily removes liquidy foods. You may need to use a sponge or brush if you're working with sticky ingredients like almond butter, but there aren't any parts that are hard to reach. You can remove both the blades and blade guard if you want to clean them more thoroughly, but they aren't dishwasher-safe.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
Yes
Additional Jugs
No
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
No
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
No
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
No

You can use the Bamix The Original to blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan. It also comes with three types of blades: the regular multi-purpose blades, a whisk blade, and a beater blade. We don't currently test them, but they're advertised for purposes like whipping egg whites and making whipped cream or homemade mayonnaise. However, unlike the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender, it doesn't come with a food processing attachment.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Bamix The Original is only available in one color, 'White.' You can see the label for the unit we tested here. It's also sold as the EO150 Classic Immersion Blender, which is the same model. If you come across another variant or your blender is different, please let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Bamix The Original has a similar design to the Bamix Mono M133. It's very well-built, and unlike most other immersion blenders we've tested, its motor base and blending shaft are one piece and can't be detached. Unfortunately, it struggles to process raw kale and makes a worse smoothie than models like the NutriBullet Immersion Blender and the KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender.

If you want to see other options, check out our lists of the best immersion blenders, the best mini blenders, and the best personal blenders.

Braun MultiQuick 9

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is better for making soups than the Bamix The Original. The Braun comes with a beaker you can use for blending, and it's much easier to clean since the blade shaft is removable and dishwasher-safe. While both models make sub-par smoothies, the Braun processes the ingredients faster. On the other hand, the Bamix has a significantly better build quality. It's also much better for crushing ice, although it's not ideal for that purpose.

Bamix Mono M133

The Bamix Mono M133 is better than the Bamix The Original. Both models produce disappointing, leafy smoothies, but the Mono M133 makes better-textured crushed ice and more spreadable almond butter. It also comes with a heatproof jar you can use for blending and a lid, so you can store what you make.

Braun MultiQuick 7

The Bamix The Original and the Braun MultiQuick 7 have different strengths, so you may prefer either one, depending on your needs. The Bamix can crush ice, so it may be a better choice if you like making frozen drinks, and it has a significantly better build quality. On the other hand, the Braun makes better almond butter. It comes with a beaker you can use for blending, plus a matching lid for storing what you make. There's also a food processor bowl with inserts for chopping, dicing, and shredding food, as well as whisk and masher attachments, although we don't test any of the extra accessories currently.

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The Bamix The Original and the All-Clad KZ750DGT have different strengths, and you may prefer either one, depending on your needs. The All-Clad produces much better almond butter, makes bar quality crushed ice, and comes with a jar you can use for blending. However, it has a sub-par build quality, and some parts of it feel a bit loose or cheap. On the other hand, the Bamix The Original feels very well-built and sturdy. It also comes with whisk and beater attachments advertised for making foods like whipped cream and homemade mayonnaise, although we don't test them currently.

Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100

The Bamix The Original and the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one, depending on your needs. The Cuisinart is a battery-powered immersion blender. It does a much better job of incorporating raw leafy greens like kale into smoothies and comes with a beaker you can use for blending. The Bamix is a corded model with significantly better build quality. It can crush ice, although it's not ideal for that purpose. It also comes with whisk and beater blades, while the Cuisinart only comes with a whisk, although we don't currently test those attachments.

NutriBullet Immersion Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better than the Bamix The Original for most purposes. The NutriBullet makes a significantly better smoothie, more spreadable almond butter, and crushed ice with a better texture. However, the Bamix has a much better build quality and comes with beater and whisk attachments, while the NutriBullet only comes with a whisk.

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