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Braun MultiQuick 9 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Mar 28, 2023 at 01:28 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Mar 28, 2023 at 01:28 pm
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6.6
Multi-Purpose
6.4
Smoothies (Single Serving)
6.8
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
5.0
Ice Crushing
9.0
Soups
7.7
Professional Use

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is an immersion blender with a pressure-sensitive button for adjusting the speed, like the Braun MultiQuick 7. It stands out from other Braun blenders because of its 'Active Blade' feature, which allows the blades to move up and down when you push on the motor body. It also comes with a masher, whisk, and 20oz beaker, and its components are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

Our Verdict

6.6 Multi-Purpose

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is okay for multi-purpose use. As an immersion blender, it's intended for hot blending in a pot or pan. It makes a fairly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients but doesn't completely liquify elements like kale or broccoli. It's suitable for making small batches of nut butter and comes with a whisk for recipes like whipped cream. It's easy to clean by hand, and all its components are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Well-built and easy to clean.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Hot blends.
Cons
  • Crushes ice with difficulty.
  • Makes a grainy blend with larger volumes of fibrous ingredients.
6.4 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Braun MultiQuick 9 isn't bad for single-serve smoothies. The 20oz beaker is a good size for a personal smoothie, and when you're working with small batches, it makes a fairly smooth blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables. However, like with many immersion blenders, making a smoothie takes a few minutes of blending, and it struggles to crush ice, so it's not the most convenient choice for smoothies.

Pros
  • Well-built and easy to clean.
  • Makes a fairly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Crushes ice with difficulty.
6.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is adequate for multiple servings of smoothies. Since it's an immersion blender, you can blend in your own pitcher of any size. However, it produces a mediocre result when blending bigger batches of fibrous ingredients, so smoothies with kale or fruit will be grainy. It also can barely crush ice. However, it's well-built and very easy to clean.

Pros
  • Well-built and easy to clean.
Cons
  • Crushes ice with difficulty.
  • Makes a grainy blend with larger volumes of fibrous ingredients.
5.0 Ice Crushing

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is poor for ice crushing. Its 'Active Blade' feature allows you to push down on the blending arm and have the blades extend down. This moves the blades closer to the ingredients and lets them reach the ice cubes, unlike the Braun MultiQuick 5 or Braun MultiQuick 7. Making a full batch of crushed ice would be difficult, but it can incorporate a couple of ice cubes into a smoothie or shake.

Pros
  • Well-built and easy to clean.
Cons
  • Crushes ice with difficulty.
9.0 Soups

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is fantastic for soups. Since it's an immersion blender, you can use it to blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan for recipes like soup. It makes a somewhat grainy blend with fibrous ingredients, so recipes with a lot of kale or broccoli won't be completely smooth. However, softer, cooked veggies like carrots or potatoes are easier to process. This blender also has a wide range of speed settings and a solid build quality.

Pros
  • Well-built and easy to clean.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Hot blends.
Cons
  • Makes a grainy blend with larger volumes of fibrous ingredients.
7.7 Professional Use

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is good for professional use. It's very well-built and offers a wide range of speed settings for different recipes. It can process tough ingredients like nuts and kale in less time than other immersion blenders. However, it doesn't make a completely smooth blend with fibrous elements like kale or fruit skins, which isn't ideal for silky smoothies or soups. On the other hand, it's very easy to clean by hand, and its components are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Well-built and easy to clean.
  • Hot blends.
Cons
  • Crushes ice with difficulty.
  • Makes a grainy blend with larger volumes of fibrous ingredients.
  • 6.6 Multi-Purpose
  • 6.4 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 6.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 5.0 Ice Crushing
  • 9.0 Soups
  • 7.7 Professional Use
  1. Updated Mar 28, 2023: Updated text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Oct 07, 2020: Review published.
  4. Updated Sep 30, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Braun MultiQuick 9 hand blender comes in several variants with different attachments. We tested the MQ9007 variant, and you can see the label for the model we tested here. You can see the other variants listed below. Our results are valid for all the variants if you're using the motor body, blending arm, and 20oz beaker, but don't reflect the performance of the other accessories and blades.

   MQ9007 MQ9037 MQ9097 MQ9137 MQ9199


Immersion Blender

1x Motor body

1x Blending shaft

1x Motor body

1x Blending shaft

1x Motor body

1x Blending shaft

1x Motor body

1x Blending shaft

1x Motor body

1x Blending shaft

Beaker 1 x 20 oz  1x 20 oz 1x 20 oz 1x 20 oz 1x 20 oz

 
Attachments

1x Whisk

1x Masher

1x Whisk

1x Masher

1x Whisk

1x Masher

1x Whisk 

1x Masher 

1x Whisk

1x Masher




Additional Accessories
  1x 2-cup food processor 1x 6-cup food processor 1x 2-cup food processor

1x 2-cup food processor

1x 8-cup food processor





Additional Blades
      Ice crushing

Fine/Coarse slicing

Fine/Coarse shredding

Julienne

French fry

Kneading hook

If you come across another variant, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Braun MultiQuick 9 hand blender is an immersion blender with several different attachments. Unlike the Braun MultiQuick 7, it has a unique design that helps you get the blades closer to the ingredients you're blending, and it can crush ice. It's okay for processing fibrous ingredients, although it struggles more with bigger batches. Immersion blenders like the KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender and the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System make a smoother blend with kale or broccoli.

If you're looking for other options, check out our recommendations for the best immersion blenders, the best blenders, and the best budget blenders.

Breville Control Grip

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is a more versatile immersion blender than the Breville Control Grip. The Braun is better-built, and it can crush ice, though it doesn't make a snow-like blend. However, the Breville comes with more attachments, including a food processor, and it has a larger main jar.

Braun MultiQuick 7

The Braun MultiQuick 9 and the Braun MultiQuick 7 have different strengths. The 9 is sturdier, a bit quieter, and makes nut butter with less effort on your part. However, the 7 has a wider variety of attachments, including a masher and a food processing bowl with several blades for different purposes, like shredding and chopping. 

Bamix The Original

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. 

Braun MultiQuick 5

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is a better immersion blender than the Braun MultiQuick 5. The MultiQuick 9 has a slightly different design to help bring the blades closer to the ingredients you're blending, which allows it to crush ice.  It takes less time to process ingredients and comes with a masher attachment. However, the 5 is quieter when it's running and a little better for processing small batches of fibrous ingredients, like for a single-serve smoothie.

Vitamix Immersion Blender

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is better than the Vitamix Immersion Blender. The Braun has a better build quality and makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like leafy greens or broccoli. It comes with a jar you can use for blending, and its blending arm is dishwasher-safe.

Smeg HBF02

The Βraun MultiQuick 9 is better than the Smeg HBF02 for most purposes.  The Braun is significantly sturdier and does a better job of processing fibrous ingredients, which is important for pureed soups and smoothies. The Smeg comes with a food processing bowl that makes it better-suited for recipes like nut butter, but it doesn't have a good build quality. 

Bamix Mono M133

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. 

KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is better than the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender for most purposes. The Braun is much sturdier and makes smoother blends with fibrous ingredients like kale, so it's a better choice if you make a lot of soups or smoothies. On the other hand, the KitchenAid comes more attachments, including an 's-blade' for ice crushing and a food processing bowl with its own blade assembly. 

Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100

The Braun MultiQuick 9 and the Cuisinart EvolutionX RHB-100 have different strengths. The Braun is sturdier, quieter, and more capable of tough blending tasks like making nut butter. However, the Cusinart is cordless, which you might find more convenient, especially if your kitchen is short on outlets.

KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender

The KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender is a better blender than the Braun MultiQuick 9. The KitchenAid does a better job of processing leafy greens like kale and makes a significantly better smoothie. It crushes ice faster and comes with a bigger jar and a matching lid. On the other hand, the Braun has a much better build quality, and its blades are dishwasher-safe, so it's easier to clean.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is better than the Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Hand Blender. The Braun has a much better build quality and blending performance. It can make smoother blends with fibrous ingredients and it's easier to clean by hand. The Cuisinart has a cordless design that you might prefer.

GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is a more versatile immersion blender than the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed. The Braun is significantly better-built, its blade shaft is dishwasher-safe, and it comes with a couple of attachments, like a whisk. It can also make more spreadable almond butter and crush ice, although the quality is quite poor. However, the GE Appliances makes a significantly better smoothie.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is better for soups than the Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender. The Braun has a significantly better build quality and a longer blending shaft. It has more speed settings and it's easier to clean. It also comes with whisk and masher attachments, although we don't test them currently. On the other hand, the Cuisinart makes crushed ice with a better texture. 

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The All-Clad KZ750DGT is a better immersion blender for multi-purpose use than the Braun MultiQuick 9. The All-Clad makes a smoother, more spreadable almond butter, and it does a better job crushing ice. However, the Braun is better-built, and it comes with a 20-ounce beaker, unlike the All-Clad.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Height
15.9" (40.5 cm)
Width 2.6" (6.7 cm)
Depth 3.2" (8.2 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

The Braun MultiQuick 9 has a long shaft that can reach the bottom of most dutch ovens. When it's not in use, you can store it in a kitchen drawer. The shaft is removable for easier storage, too.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Braun MultiQuick 9 has great build quality. The blending arm is made of stainless steel, and the blades are designed so you can move them closer to what you're blending. The top part of the blender is made of durable-feeling plastic, and there's a rubber grip pad for your hand. Unfortunately, the transmission is made of plastic, which is a little disappointing. Still, it feels significantly better built than the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed, which also has a stainless steel design. If you want an immersion blender with better build quality, try the Bamix The Original.

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

Since it's an immersion blender, its capacity isn't limited by the size of the jar. However, it comes with a 20-ounce beaker you can blend in if you choose.

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

The 20oz beaker is made of dishwasher-safe plastic.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
2
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

There are two sharp, fixed blades on the end of the blending arm. The blade design is similar to other Braun models like the Braun MultiQuick 5, except that the blade assembly can move up and down, bringing the blades closer to what you're blending if you choose, a feature that Braun calls 'Active Blade'. It doesn't make a huge difference in the blender's performance, except that it makes it possible to crush big ingredients like ice cubes that might have trouble reaching the blades otherwise (although it's still not ideal for that purpose).

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No Lid Included
Lid Closing Type
No Lid Included

The beaker doesn't come with a lid.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
4.9 ft (1.5 m)

The power cord is pretty long, so it can reach most outlets. Unfortunately, there isn't a stowaway compartment to hide the cord when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor body
  • Blending shaft
  • Manual
  • Whisk attachment (with gearbox)
  • Masher attachment (with gearbox)
  • Beaker

Performance
6.3
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
5.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.5

The Braun MultiQuick 9 is passable for small batches of fibrous ingredients. It takes a while, like most immersion blenders, and you need to hold onto the blender the whole time, which can be tiring. It also doesn't fully liquify fibrous elements like kale, so the final result has some visible grains left over. Still, it can produce an adequately well-blended smoothie or a small portion of soup. The Braun MultiQuick 5 and Braun MultiQuick 7 make a smoother blend.

5.9
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
5.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.0

It's disappointing for big batches of fibrous ingredients. If you're making something like broccoli soup in a big pot, you have to blend for at least five minutes for the best results. It makes a fairly uniform puree with lots of visible grains but no big unprocessed leafy bits. If you want a blender that makes a smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables, the Braun MultiQuick 7 has a faster maximum blending speed and makes a less grainy blend.

2.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
2.0
Crushed Ice Texture
2.0

This blender's 'Active Blade' feature makes it a little more suitable for crushing ice than the Braun MultiQuick 5 or MultiQuick 7. The bell-shaped guard is still too narrow to allow ice cubes to easily reach the blades, so it's still not suitable for making a batch of crushed ice. However, with some effort, it can break up an ice cube in something like a smoothie.

6.7
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
5.5
Nut Butter Texture
7.5

It's alright for making nut butter. The process is long and a bit tedious since you need to hold the blender the whole time, but it's not that hard to use for an immersion blender. After around six minutes of blending, it makes good, mostly-smooth nut butter. This blender has a more powerful motor than the Braun MultiQuick 5 and Braun MultiQuick 7 and takes less blending time to produce the best results.

7.2
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
93.1 dB

It's not too loud for an immersion blender. You'll find it quieter than louder full-size blenders, but if you want a hand blender that will be less irritating after a few minutes of blending, models like the KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender are much quieter.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
3,400 RPM
Max Speed
12,000 RPM
Power
700 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

Like the Braun MultiQuick 7, this blender has a pressure-sensitive speed trigger, so the more you press, the faster its blades spin. It's easy to adjust its speed with one hand as you blend.

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

It doesn't have any blending programs, like most immersion blenders, but the controls are a little unusual. Instead of a speed dial, it has a trigger-like button that increases the speed when you push harder. It makes it easier to adjust the speed with one hand than blenders with a dial, like the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender.

8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's amazingly easy to clean. It's helpful to run the blender in the beaker with soap and water to remove sticky residue from the blades. You still need to wipe the outside of the blade guard and rinse the blades to get rid of any residue. However, the 'Active Blade' feature allows you to push the blades forward for easier access, so it's even easier to clean than this manufacturer's other blenders, like the Braun MultiQuick 5.