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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2011
I just wanted to tell everyone that you do not get the wall mount for the hand blender, nor do you get a lid for the beaker. There is also a whisk attachment that may be sold separately. It shows in your manual, but you do not get that either. Otherwise, this blender is excellent and is a workhorse. I live in Israel and this blender works just fine for me with the plugs here being 220v. I make mayonnaise in the beaker with the blender and it is so much better and easier than using a food processor. It always turns out much better with the hand blender. The chopper is excellent and I have chopped up just about everything with it. I also made coconut butter with it using shredded coconut and letting it go until I get butter. If you do not have the money for a food processor, blender, and mixer, this item will replace all of them in the meantime. I do have a food processor, blender, grinder, and mixer now, but I STILL find uses for this hand blender. I have used it for absolutely everything, actually. There is nothing it can't do.
REVISED! I have had this for about a year and a half and the internal parts are stripped. I had to throw it away unfortunately. It was not fixable because the entire inside is plastic and all the gears are all plastic. I don't like to throw things away so I tried to make it work, but it was just junk after about a year and a half. Disappointment because it was expensive... In the States I had an old 1970 workhorse for a hand blender and never ever have I had a problem with that one doing the same as I did with this Braun. Unfortunate!