The negative reviews can be daunting in the small appliance arena, and this blender is no different. It was hard to commit to buying when it seems like so many others got duds. But mine is working great and even the chopper/processer has proven very useful. We aren’t making our own almond butter or any other intensive project (yet), so i cannot comment on long or difficult jobs. I’d like to have done side-by-side comparisons with other brands but i bought this on the specs alone. Overall, it’s a big bang for the buck. If i have any problems then i’ll edit this review with the updates.
I have never put the container in the dishwasher. A crack started from either side of where the metal prong sticks out of the food processor receptacle. I use this mainly as a food processor, so this is a problem. Contacted miallegro, so we’ll see. And it’s out of the return window for amazon. I have read other reviews that state miallegro is terrible with customer service and returns/exchanges. I will update when i know more. (update: the company responded, asking for my proof of purchase and address.
I have severe fibromyalgia, and am an older senior, so was a little afraid it would be too much to handle, but it’s a breeze. Don’t hesitate to purchase this brand. It’s quiet, very efficient, and hopefully,will hold up well. Addendem one year later: this is actually my second purchase since the “business end” disappeared in my last move. I have found in just a year since purchasing it that it is very difficult for me to removed the pieces for cleaning. It’s not the machine’s fault, just that my hands are not as strong as they used to be. So, i’m using it only when my daughter is around to unscrew it. It’s easy to put together, but once locked, it takes a bit of effort. I hate to say anything negative about it, but it’s reality.
This hand blender has by far the most powerful motor available when considering comparable products, and to me this is a crucially important feature. Considering that it is substantially less expensive, it is also worth noticing that it is reasonably well constructed, and it appears capable of providing years of good service. Of course, only time will tell. The variety of blending tips offered is also a welcome addition, although as of now i have mostly employed the standard blending tip.
- Makes some cooking effortless, and other cooking plain fun
- Works great, but the food processor container cracked ~
- Great stick blender, a little workhorse!
Miallegro 9090 Mitutto 550-Watt Immersion Hand Blender, Professional-style
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- Powerful and professional style, 550 watts, 5 speeds and turbo button
- Easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store; dishwasher-safe attachments
- Mitutto does it all: chops, mixes, grinds, blends, whisks, whips, and froths
- Accessories: Big chopping attachment, whisk, 4 blades for different uses, and wall mount
- Elegant style, ergonomic and stainless steel finish; long 5-feet cord; 15-month warranty
I have taken a lot longer before writing this review than i usually do with other products. But, the reviews were so mixed on this hand blender when i bought it that i wanted to make sure “i had the whole story”. Without doubting that many of the things other reviewers mention as problems in their reviews are truthful, i simply cannot recognize most of these problems. I put this blender to frequent use – in a multitude of ways. And, so far, is has done nothing but deliver fantastic results and has caused me no trouble – and more importantly, it does so at half the price that comparable hand blenders from other companies would. Each of the components work well. The chopper in particular provides amazing results. It will chop vegetables and the likes as opposed to blend them. The chopping, moreover, is done with uniformity – a rarity, even in very high end blender attachments that cost much, much more. The blender itself is nicely “cut”.
Bought this blender to replace a hand blender whose plastic drive gear had stripped. While the old one worked reasonably well, it’s limited power often meant spending more time than i cared for when i needed to blend thick recipes such as apple butter. So before i bought a new hand blender i did considerable research over the internet on products from various sellers, paying a great deal of attention to customer reviews as well as technical specs and pricing. I kept coming back to the miallegro 9090 based on the 550 watt power, available on other brands only in the professional models for far more money, and the good reviews. I have three apple trees which produce an abundance of apples which i process in various ways, one of which is apple butter. In the first stage of making apple butter it’s necessary to puree the apples which include the peel and a final blend when the apple butter has reached a very thick consistency; a tough chore for a hand blender. The miallegro handled both chores quickly and with surprising easesome of the reviews i read, before deciding on the miallegro, mentioned that the instruction book was limited, requiring some experimenting to attach the various attachments. Miallegro may have expanded their booklet since those reviews as i found the instructions were very adequate. While i still rely heavily on my regular food processor and my 6 cup blender for most jobs, it’s a case of having the right tool for the right job and the miallegro has certainly proven itself superbly.Very much recommend this product.
I purchased this about three weeks ago now. Thus far i have found it to be a great upgrade from my old hamilton beech stick blender. I can not quite grasp the issues others have had regarding quality. The shaft of the unit is all sealed stainless, a big plus. It attaches very solidly to the motor/ base. The changeable blades are a nice touch. I’ve tried three of the four and am,thus far impressed. I find the blades pretty easy to change,even without the provided too,if you follow the simple instructions. Turbo button rocksall in all i find it to be a great value at $30 less that than the comparable breville bsb510xl. Pros:stainless steel shaftpower to spare and adjustable4 different attachment blades: blend, puree, mix,and chop.
Love it — convenient, easy to use, easy to clean, easy to store. It takes small amount of space, so can easily keep it out on cabinet to have it handy for daily use in making smoothies, milkshakes, etc. (i put it in small, rectangular wicker basket purchased cheaply at walmart. ) also, does great job at crushing ice. Haven’t even used all attachmts yet — but am 100% pleased with those i have used thus far. Far superior to one i had previously- it’s much sturdier, & performance is superior. Well worth the extra money spent to buy this rather than a cheaper one.
Keep it on the counter-top and use it often. Only thing i don’t care for is how the blades attach. Can be a problem removing them, not a big one but its a poor design for sure. But, i haven’t had any problem with the blades so i guess it works. Lol great for juicing and smoothies. I drink them right from the container that came with the blender. No problems attaching or detaching the motor, just twist and go.But make sure when you’re blending liquids that you hold it straight because the motor is so powerful it will drown you if held at an angle when you apply power initially.
I used this so much i actually wore out the speed button. I love the variable speeds, and the ‘turbo boost’ feature. I take 4 oz of milk every morning and whip it till it looks like a ton of whipped cream for my coffee. That’s a lot of work for this little thing, but it’s done well. Handle will get a little warm if i overdo it, but it’s never shut off, and i’ve been really happy with it. I dropped it with the whisk attachment on, and it bent the wisk up a little, and i could never get it quite back to the original shape, but it still works. I am passing it on to my goddaughter, who is getting her first apartment, and have a new one. My new one is another brand, and if i don’t like it, i’m ordering this one again. I didn’t even begin to use all the functions it offers. Postscript- i have been using the new stick blender, and i have to say i kind of like the miallegro better because of the bigger varieties of speeds.
My boyfriend got one of these for me for christmas a few years ago and it’s been fantastic. (i had had a cheap, cheap immersion blender before and always wanted a better one. ) a friend was moving away and wanted one so a few of us got together and got her one and she loves hers too. My only possible complaint (and i’m reaching here) is that i get tired of holding the button down sometimes but i’ve never seen an immersion blender that works any other way. I would imagine it’s a safety thing and that makes sense. I haven’t messed around too much with the different blades even though i’ve had it for a while now but mostly because i’ve never needed to. I love the whisk attachment for whipping up some cream last minute.
Works well but the on/off switch is a bit glitchy at times. I like that it included a lot of accessories such as a food processor / chopper bowl, mising cup, whisk, and several blades. All included items are easy to clean once finished using them. I am only giving this 3 stars however as it seems the switch is part of a design flaw and several have noted this issue. It just doesn’t always make contact thus it doesn’t always want to turn on. If the manufacturer addresses this issue i’d give it a 5 star rating for the package.
We bought this miallegro 9090 to replace a hand blender that finally died after years of use. We used it for lots of different jobs, but chopping ice finally stripped the gears inside. After doing research on a number of different sites we finally chose the 9090. We are ecstatic that we did. This blender is powerful and fantastic. We make smoothies daily and chop ice effortlessly. We do a cup at a time and in about 15 seconds get a snow like product that’s uniform and perfect. It also whips in seconds and feels great in the hand. The attachments are really broad based, cover lots of different jobs, and are of great quality. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have and use this blender for years to come.
Have been continually impressed by versatility of this blender and attachments. Of course it is great for finishing up soups in the pan. No mess and very easy to quickly clean. The included small food processor is also amazing, simple, and just the right size for making a batch of hummus from chick peas with roasted red peppers and garlic and a little oil. Also perfect for instant homemade pesto by filling with quick blanched basil leaves, chopped garlic, olive oil, and handful of walnuts or pine nuts.
It’s a little complicated, but works beautifully and replaces my need to have a mini food processor and blender out on the counter. I am also using it in place of my hand beater for almost everything, so they have been put further away as well. And it does a beautiful job of pureeing in the pot or pan so no pouring hot liquid into the blender and hoping it won’t splash, and all the extra dishes the blender makes. Just detach, wipe it down, and rinse the working pieces and you’re done with cleanup. You do have to be careful about that power though, you must pulse it rather than “running it”; after about 10-15 seconds of continuous running it starts to feel and smell “hot.
I purchased this product last year and have been very pleased that it lives up to what it says, and i am re-writing a review not based on the products quality, however, on the manufacturer it self. I recently had the misfortune to place the accessory bowl too close to my outdoor grill and it slightly melted the lid so that it no longer fits tightly. In two weeks time, after contacting amazon, who by the way is always wonderful to deal with, it was decided that i needed to contact the manufacturer directly. I have tried for two weeks via e-mail, phone numbers, and mail and have had zero response. Never once have i been able to get through to a human being. In calling the 1-800 number your receive this delightful greeting and when you wish to record your message the automated response is, “sorry this mail box is full, goodbye, and with that i am hung up on. My whole point in re-writing my revue is to say to anyone thinking of purchasing from this company; “buyer beware”. Think twice about dealing with this most disagreeable company, you will never be able to get repairs done or try to order anything from this unresponsive manufacturer. Go back to amazon and find an immersion blender from another company with more integrity.
I purchased this blender through amazon after shopping for immersion hand blenders in brick/mortar stores and careful review of other comments on amazon. It wasn’t a surprise when the unit arrived and true to other reviews, the directions for use are certainly lacking but thanks to other reviews, any questions i had were answered by others who posted reviews of the unit (thank you). The unit is heavy and very powerful, almost to the point of being a bit difficult to control. Unlike regular hand mixers, the immersion blender works best when moved up and down while mixing so make sure whatever mixing bowl/pot you use has high enough sides so you don’t wear the splatters. Using an immersion blender does take some practice. Overall, the mixer seems well made, has a nice assortment of blades and the small container blender accessory is a nice touch. Very pleased with the purchase so far. Dealing with amazon on this purchase as well as other purchases has been flawless. Their prices have without fail beaten those i’ve seen elsewhere.
I just bought this as a replacement for the one i bought 3 yrs ago that took more of a beating than i expected it would, but finally the motor gave up. I used it on a daily basis for 3yrs and never had any issues with it. And i don’t mean making shakes. ;o) i processed complete meals in the large canister with the large double blade, sometimes two per day. Loved it enough to buy another. Very good for most all processing tasks ranging from a mixed drink to grinding/chopping meat and puree just about anything. The ’emmersion’ attachments for shakes and drinks are a snap to change and clean, as is the entire unit. I strongly recommend this product, even if it were $20 more in price.When they give a ’15 month’ guarantee, i’m very happy to get 35 out of it.
This is a good, powerful tool. Very useful and easy to clean. However, it gets 3 stars because of the system used to lock into place and replace the four blades. From the pictures and the description, i though the blades would be large and fit into the ‘big chopping attachment’. Instead, they are small and meant to be attached to the immersion blender itself. The system to remove them entails basically pulling them out by force with a metal tool provided with the blender – not practical and, possibly, not even safe. Having owned a hand blender with only one type of blade in the past, i am not sure the different blades add very much to this one. I think i will end up just using one of the blades, which by itself does an excellent job with most tasks. This hand blender is also a little heavier compared to other similar products.
I have not had much chance to use it on everything i want, but i have been able to make a nice milkshakechristmas morning i just had to see if spending close to triple the cost for the other hand mixers was really worth it. When researching, i noticed most of the more mainstream mixers were 200 watt and i worried that the other brands may not be powerful enough, even if the extra power was needed ever so ofter. When i saw this mixer was 550 watt i figured i’d give it shot. In one word: powerfuli used the blending blade on setting 1 and filled the included cup with my ice cream and a little milk. I know it was only ice cream and milk, but it only took about 10 seconds and it was ready. Smooth through and though and not a single lump and this was setting onei have no doubt that this is going to allow me to throw away my old fashioned mixer for stuff like mashed potatoes, puddings and so many other things. I would heartily recommend this as it works great.
I have had a few different ones over the years. I haven’t had this one long but it does everything i want. It also has a few little extras like the frother. ( a flat disk like tool) it doesn’t look like it would do anything but you can actually cool 1 % milk in the freezer so it’s ‘very’ cold but not iced. Then using this tool you end up with a cream like result. Add a little syrup like raspberry or something exotic and you have ‘faux whipped cream’ that’s good for you.
I have bought a few immersion blenders but none like this one. The last blender i bought lasted about 30 days and then started smoking and i threw it away for fear of getting shocked. From the very start, the miallegro has impressed me in just about all facets of use. Pros: first it has a very powerful motor that is not strained in the tasks that my daughter and i put it through. It purees food extremely well. I have used it to make mayonnaise, chop vegetables for salsa, bbq rubs and make a smoothie or two. The whole gambit of blades and attachments that came with this blender is more than enough to perform all the things i will ever want in my kitchen. One thing you do not see in the product presentation is that it comes with a wall mount that is used to store the blender and the whisk/beater when not in use. My old blenders did not have this but simply a plastic loop from which to hang the blender. I know there are a lot of negative comments about this and most other immersion blenders here on amazon but i contend that users try to force this machine to to things that it is not designed to do.