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Bamix The Original Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Mar 08, 2023 at 02:36 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Mar 08, 2023 at 02:36 pm
Bamix The Original Picture
5.5
Multi-Purpose
4.8
Smoothies (Single Serving)
5.1
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
4.8
Ice Crushing
8.4
Soups
7.0
Professional Use

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 unlike most immersion blenders, its blending arm isn't detachable. However, it comes with a few different interchangeable blades, including regular blending blades, beaters for mixing batter, and a whisk for making whipped cream or sauces like hollandaise.

Our Verdict

5.5 Multi-Purpose

The Bamix The Original isn't good for multi-purpose use, like most immersion blenders. It's meant for hot blending directly in a pot or pan and has a very sturdy design, but struggles to smoothly blend fibrous ingredients and isn't suitable for tough blends like nut butter or ice crushing. Then again, it comes with beater and whisk attachments for mixing batter or making emulsions like hollandaise sauce. It's quiet for a blender and easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Meant for blending hot ingredients.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Not good at blending fibrous ingredients.
4.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)

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 excellent build quality.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No jar included.
  • Not good at blending fibrous ingredients.
  • Can't crush ice.
5.1 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Bamix The Original is poor for multiple servings of smoothies. You can blend in your own container, so its capacity isn't limited, but it struggles to make a smooth blend with common smoothie ingredients like leafy greens or blueberries. It fails to crush ice cubes as well. It's easy to clean by hand but isn't dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Not good at blending fibrous ingredients.
  • Can't crush ice.
4.8 Ice Crushing

The Bamix The Original is passable for crushing ice. 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
  • Can't crush ice.
8.4 Soups

The Bamix The Original is great for soups. It's meant for hot blending right in a pot or pan and has a very sturdy, durable-feeling design. It's easy to rinse clean when you're done using it. Unfortunately, it doesn't fully blend difficult fibrous like raw kale, so it's best suited for blending softer foods like cooked tomatoes or potatoes.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Meant for blending hot ingredients.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No jar included.
  • Not good at blending fibrous ingredients.
7.0 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, although it doesn't smoothly blend fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli. Like most immersion blenders, it's not suitable for making nut butter or crushing ice. It's not dishwasher-safe, but it's easy to clean by hand and on the quiet side for an immersion blender.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Meant for blending hot ingredients.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • No jar included.
  • Not good at blending fibrous ingredients.
  • 5.5 Multi-Purpose
  • 4.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 5.1 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 4.8 Ice Crushing
  • 8.4 Soups
  • 7.0 Professional Use
  1. Updated Mar 08, 2023: Updated text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Sep 16, 2022: Added a note that the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System comes with a jar you can use for blending.
  3. Updated Sep 02, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated May 25, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated May 18, 2021: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This blender 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. However, it makes a leafy, sludgy blend with fibrous ingredients like raw kale, so it's not ideal for fruit smoothies or soups with tough ingredients like broccoli.

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

Braun MultiQuick 9

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is better for most purposes than the Bamix The Original. The Braun makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, which is important for silky smoothies and soups with kale or broccoli. It also comes with a jar you can use for blending. That said, the Bamix has an even sturdier build quality. 

Bamix Mono M133

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.

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The Bamix The Original and the All-Clad KZ750DGT have different strengths. The Bamix is a much sturdier, better-built immersion blender, and it's quieter when it's running. The All-Clad doesn't feel nearly as sturdy, but it can produce better-blended soups and smoothies. It's also more able to process thick mixtures like nut butter, and since its blending arm is detachable, it's easier to clean by hand.

Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100

The Bamix The Original and the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 have different strengths. The Bamix is a much sturdier and quieter immersion blender. However, the Cuisinart is battery-powered and makes a smoother puree with stubborn fibrous ingredients like kale and broccoli. It also comes with a whisk attachment and a beaker you can use for blending.

NutriBullet Immersion Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better than the Bamix The Original for most purposes. The NutriBullet does a much better job processing fibrous ingredients, which is important when you want smooth broccoli soup or a well-blended fruit smoothie. It can produce better results with tough tasks like making nut butter. However, you might prefer the much sturdier Bamix if durability is a priority. It's also much quieter when it's running.

Braun MultiQuick 7

The Braun MultiQuick 7 is better than the Bamix The Original. It makes a much smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, so it can produce smoother soups and sauces with fibrous ingredients like kale. Its blending arm is detachable and can go in your dishwasher, and it comes with a beaker and several accessories, including a food processing bowl. However, the Bamix feels much sturdier, and it's quieter when it's running.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
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)

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

8.5
Design
Build Quality

It has 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.

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

It's meant for blending directly in a pot or pan, and unlike some immersion blenders, it doesn't come with a jar or beaker for blending.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
No Jar Included
Dishwasher Safe
No
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 arm. Instead, you clip them into place under the blade guard. Similarly, you can swap them for the whisk or beater blades quite easily.

Design
Lid
Two-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 will easily reach most outlets near your kitchen counter.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor body
  • Multi-purpose blade
  • Whisk blade
  • Beater blade
  • Instruction booklet

Performance
3.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Standard 1000 mL Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
3.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
4.0

It isn't good for small batches of fibrous ingredients. If you use it for something like a single-serve kale smoothie, it makes a sludgy blend with lots of unprocessed leafy pieces left over. It's also an annoying process since it takes a long time and a lot of moving the blending arm up and down to get the best possible result.

3.0
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Standard 1000 mL Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
3.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
3.0

It's even less capable of processing larger batches of fibrous ingredients. It takes a long time to process the ingredients, and it's tedious to hold onto the blender for that long. When you're working with more ingredients, like in a deeper pot for a big recipe of soup, it leaves behind big unprocessed pieces.

1.6
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
3.0
Crushed Ice Texture
1.0

This blender can't crush ice. If you work the blending arm at an angle, the blades can shave some chunks off the ice cubes, but not enough to make crushed ice. It's also tiring to hold onto for the time it takes to try and crush ice cubes.

4.9
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
4.0
Nut Butter Texture
5.5

It's poor for making nut butter. You need to push the blending arm into the mix constantly to keep the ingredients moving. It doesn't create a vortex, so it takes a long time to blend the nuts into a crunchy paste. You can spread it on toast, but it's dry and has some big chunks of nuts leftover.

7.6
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
90.4 dB

It's on the quiet side for an immersion blender. All blenders are noisy, but it's not a bad choice if you're looking for a relatively quiet option.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
10,100 RPM
Max Speed
14,400 RPM
Power
150 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No
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

This blender 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 of the buttons continuously to blend, and it's possible to simulate a pulse mode by pressing one of the buttons repeatedly.

7.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's easy to clean. Unlike most immersion blenders we've tested, the blending arm isn't detachable. However, running the blender in a container with soap and water takes care of most of the residue on the blades. You may need to wipe the arm, blade guard, and blades with a sponge after making something sticky, but it's quick and not difficult to reach the blades.