I bought this product for my french household, after i bought another major brand immersion blender for my us household. I regret that i bought the other brand: it is powerful but bamix is simply better and more efficient in every way. It’s the oldest line of its kind, yet still the best. I cook large quantities and it works very well for that, but also for smaller stuff, like mixing up dressings and making guacamole.
The only one i recommend at my bread and pastry school.
Ten years ago i purchased the bamix gastro 200. It has held up well except for a sticky power button flaw. The motor seems to have died recently after a few moments use. I researched other pro mixers and decided to stay with the bamix though it is expensive. So far it looks good, but about 4 inches longer and hopefully more power, 350 watts vs 200. Here are the specifications for the Bamix Pro-3 GL200 Professional Series NSF Rated 200 Watt 2 Speed 3 Blade Immersion Hand Blender:
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- Handbuilt in Switzerland with 3 stainless steel interchangeable blades: Aerating blade, Blending blade, and Chopping blade with NSF rating to handle professional cooking projects.
- Powerful 200 watt AC motor keeps constant, precise speed under heavy loads. It is energy efficient supplying more power with less watts. Balanced to reduce vibration and ensure quiet operation.
- 2 speeds: Low – 10,000 RPM and High – 14,000 RPM with push button control for continuous or pulse action with an ergonomic handle for comfort.
- 11.4 inch shaft is chromated brass. The body is PA6 safety rated nylon and fully sealed. Submersible length is 15.4 inches for accommodating extra large and deep pots and pans. Both are high heat resistant to safely use in boiling liquids or hot pots.
- Open head design creates a perfect vortex to draw food into the blades for faster and more efficient mixing. All parts are easy to clean under running water.
Absolutely love it, no comparing to the less expensive ones out on the market. This will puree food in a matter of seconds.
This blender was a replacement for one i bought about ten years ago. The only design flaw in this product is the rubber pad you press to start/stop blades- it wears out. Hard plastic housing and more durable button pads would add to the life of the models i’ve owned. Otherwise, this is the best food prep utensil i’ve ever had and i use it daily since 1987. I have not and would not be without one.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Mother of all Immersion Blenders
- Really Superior
- Gotta trust the Swiss
I didn’t appreciate the size until i got the mixer. I am not that tall and had to return the mixer for the shorter version because it was awkward for me to use (basically i had to stand on my tip toes). I am very happy with the pro-2, it does exactly what it says it will do.
Used this just once so far and it works fabulously. Pureed a batch of cauliflower soup in about 2 minutes. Absolutely beats using a blender.
Power’s through veggies when i make bisque. Have not found any thing to not like about it.
We have had several immersion blenders from the local department and kitchen goods stores. They were adequate in their operation and provided needed services. For christmas 2011, our daughter-in-law mentioned that she was looking into the bamix immersion blender. We purchased it for her for christmas and were blown away by its size and operation. Since our cheaper version of immersion blender deep-sixed just before thanksgiving, i decided to get one for my wife. They are not cheap by any measure but what you get is definitely the cadillac of blenders. The gl200 pro is exactly that, a professional model with a long neck, powerful motor, and accessories to meet practically every need. Used it recently to blend a pot of split pea soup and it only took a few bursts of power to blend all ingredients. This blender fits right in with our other appliances, vita-mix blender and kitchen-aide mixer, all with the power to accomplish any task. Amazon’s price was also a selling point for us.
This is an excelnet blender it works very well have a lot of power the only thing is a little big and is dificult to use becouse the size.
I tried to like this unit but it was just too much money for too little performance increase over basic consumer immersion blenders. Performance gain was really just a longer sealed shaft and bit more power than my consumer grade 10 year old cuisinart. I returned this and bought the 1/2 horsepower waring commercial for less money. The waring is big but if you are looking for pro for a home kitchen it is the way to go. On my single use before returning, the bamix got quite hot just pureeing white bean soup. The waring made short work of the same job with ease and power to spare and did not overheat.
Got it for my wife, she loves it.
Way too much mixer for the average cook. This thing is massive and looks powerful. I returned it without using because it is just commercial scale.
I bought this to replace my 20+ year old bamix 100. Which i love and have used everyday to make protein smoothies with frozen berries besides other things. It did a great job but the new one does it faster and the finished smoothie is smoother with no chunks of frozen berries.
This immersion blender beats the pants off of trying to blend large amounts of ingredients in a classic blender. My wife was making soup without one of these and it was a nightmare transferring liquids. With the bamix in hand she can grind up a large or small batch of ingredients with little fuss. The size of this is nice because its tall enough to go into a large pot but small enough that you can still wield it easily in a small saucepan. I also use this to make smoothies. As long as i use a big enough glass, this thing can shred up some fruit and protein powder into a delicious shake in 15-20 seconds. Cleanup is so easy, i love it. The bamix is surprisingly quiet. You can barely hear the motor whirring when you spin it up. It is nice to use such a powerful tool and not have to cringe every time you start it because of all of the racket it makes.
Sorry i tough the mixers came with 4 blades and complained, but it came completely and runs perfec, sorry for my complaint and thanks, it’s a good mixer,.
After burning through a few other immersion blenders i decided to go back to the original brand. Its extremely efficient, feels like quality. I just used mine for the first time and i am impressed. I just have to get used to not being able to detach the shaft for cleaning, this is a con for me as i don’t like to have to deal with the power cord dangling around when i’m cleaning the blender. But not enough of a con for me not to just love my new blender. I do wonder though why the shaft is chromated brass (nice and shiny), the blades are stainless steel (nice and shiny), so what is the head made of cause it doesn’t stay nice and shiny?.
If you need a simple, straightforward mixer, buy this one. Easy to use, very sturdy and hefty.
I can’t say enough about our blender that is positive. It’s sturdy, it’s lightweight so if you’re a weakling like me, don’t worry about how heavy it i. It’s stem is waterproof, it’s easy to clean, and with the extra long stem, i can make large pots of soup and still blend with ease. We did so much thorough research on immersion blenders before making a purchase because we’re not the type of shoppers looking for a cheap product. The bamix line of blenders is the only line that lived up to our high expectations. The only thing that’s silly about bamix is that they don’t label the 3 attachments, so we had to guess which head was the whisk and which was the blender (the chopper is easy to point out) and trust our logic. We kind of felt silly that it wasn’t obvious. Com you can get a picture label of which attachment is which.
We are using it in the church kitchen and it’s as powerful and as easy to use as advertised. This took the place of small, personal immersion blenders that burned out quickly.