Bamix Blender product review

Does the thought of cleaning a million blender parts put you off using your enormous blender to whip up a healthy smoothie?  It shouldn’t, but it does.

Yup, that’s definitely been me in the past, but luckily that big old blender had a factory defect that made it smell like burned rubber, so I returned it and bought something better.

Next stop was a knock-off magic bullet blender for $30 which lasted a little while and then started spewing bits of black plastic out of the bottom every time I used it.  Game over on that one.  No good.

For the next blender I did some serious research and asking around for advice.  Everyone seemed to tell me the same thing: get a Bamix– they’re amazing and literally last forever.  Sounded perfect until I checked the not-so-perfect price tag on this puppy: $180 (and if you live in Australia like me, you can add another $40 to that since everything has to be imported here which makes it more expensive).

But after realizing that I could spend the $220 once in my lifetime for an fabulous blender OR keep shelling out $75 every couple years for a crappy blender, it was kinda a no-brainer.  The only tricky thing was convincing my husband, Andrew that this was a smart purchase decision.  😉

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Here it sits, on our counter, ready for action

With that obstacle cleared, I bought the Bamix DeLuxe, and it’s truly been amazing, living up to its folklore of awesomeness.

Using it, it feels like you’re holding a giant upside-down electric toothbrush with a super powerful motor.  It doesn’t smell like burned rubber or conk out on you in the middle of blending something… always a bonus.

You can blend up a smoothie within 1-2 minutes, and the BEST part is the clean-up afterwards.  With my old blenders I dreaded taking apart all the blades, plastic rings, and little parts, washing them, and then putting the whole contraption back together again.

With the Bamix, all you do is run it submerged in a container of warm water for ten seconds, and then hang it back up in the stand for next time.  Too easy.  (The only time it was harder to clean was when I was blending peanut butter for a satay sauce, which stuck to the metal parts and needed a bit of scrubbing afterward.  No biggie, though.)

The other great thing about it is that comes with three different blades.  The one I use 95% of the time is for making smoothies and blending stuff.  But then there are the other two: one for beating things like egg whites and whipped cream, etc.

The other is for whisking things like salad dressing, mayonnaise, etc.  It also comes with a little plastic dish with a flat blade inside that you can use for things like grinding up bread crumbs.  Overall, this blender is so incredibly versatile and useful. You can even stick it straight into a pot of soup to blenderize it… no need to pour the boiling liquid into a blender and risk spilling it and burning yourself (I know I would).

The best advice in the little instruction book that comes with it is to store it on your counter… the more you see it and the easier it is to access, the more you’ll end up using it.  I’ve definitely found this to be true.  Pulling some gadget out of the dark recesses of your kitchen cupboard just isn’t as appealing or easy.

Here are some of the recipes I’ve made with my Bamix… and all of them are so healthy and delicious, which totally keeps you on track with your fitness goals:

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Half-way through the blending the Motion Potion Smoothie

 

 

 

 

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