Summary: I owned a Bamix blender for nearly 30 years and it finally quit running, so I purchased a new one. These are the best hand blenders on the market. I also had a Cuisinart stick blender which was only one speed.
Summary: I love this thing. Possibly a little large for a normal 1 person kitchen. It is so good though that you don't ever really need to use it for more than about 10 to 12 seconds at a time. With this kind of wear and tear I'll have to leave it in the will for the grand kids to wear out.
Summary: Have had several immersion blenders over the years, but nothing compares to the Bamix. Whipping cream…perfect. Mashed potatoes…in seconds. Smoothies…not a problem. Very high-quality construction and operation. Use and wash under running water - that's it.
Summary: Decided on this model primarily because it is made in Switzerland, unlike their competitor which is made in China. Bought it to primarily make soups and have been thoroughly impressed with it. Would recommend to anyone looking for an immersion blender.
Summary: My buddy and I like to hang out and cook for our wives and he recommended this because he's a serious gadget freak. I wasn't really sure I'd use it all that often, since I usually do things by hand with whisks and so forth.
Summary: I purchased my Bamix in 1998 and used it constantly since. I buy organic flax and grind it, make smoothies, soups (gazpacho is fantastic in the summer!) and keep it handy for daily use. It finally started slowing down. I debated whether to bother trying to fix it or just buy another one..
Summary: Bamix tells me that the 3 year warranty is only honored if bought from an authorized retailer which does not include Amazon or hardly anyone else. Amazon concurs, saying that they themselves will back up a warranty even if the maker declines, but only if Amazon sold, not just fullfilled the item.
Summary: As a student who doesn't have a lot of free time yet enjoys fine cooking, selecting a blender became a big dilemma. Though products like the Vitamix produce fantastic smoothies and soups, they require transferring between containers and are loud, noisy, and expensive.