This hand blender packs three appliances into one—does it work?
We put it to the test.
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As summer comes to a close, cozy blankets, backyard fire pits, and fall soups are making their comeback. I’ve raved about how my immersion blender has changed my soup game, but it’s capable of even more—replacing multiple kitchen appliances to make everything from pesto to whipped cream to smoothies.
In our hand blenders roundup, Braun’s MultiQuick 5 became the top contender for the crown, at a reasonable price. But it wasn’t without limitations—there weren’t many accessories compared to its rivals. This time we tested the upgraded version of the model, which has an attachment that can transform it into a food processor, to see how it stacks up.
What’s new in the Braun 3-in-1 MultiQuick MQ7035 Immersion Blender?
While we were impressed by how strongly the MQ505’s 350-watt motor performed, the MQ7035 delivered an even more powerful performance with its 400-watt motor. It comes with a number of useful attachments: a whisk, a chopping chamber, and a purée accessory. The quick, one-button release makes swapping out the attachments easy—you just press the button at the bottom of the blending wand.
MQ7035 has variable speeds, and has a surprisingly large amount of power—it reportedly has the ability to shred an avocado pit with the hand blender alone. Users can increase the speed by squeezing the blending wand tightly or slow it down by squeezing it lightly. Pulsing can be done by quickly alternating between squeezing and releasing.
What we like about the Braun MQ7
To find out how it performs, we blended avocados, zested lemon peel, whipped heavy cream, and ground up graham crackers to see how well the blender and accessories completed the tasks.
During testing, we found that attaching and releasing the attachments were smooth and easy. The chopping chamber was useful for handling the graham crackers, as the crumbles turned out to be consistently finely chopped, which is ideal for baking. There’s also a masher attachment, which can speed up the process for mashed potatoes and guacamole. Even better, it comes with a three-year warranty, which gives users extra ease of mind.
What we don’t like about the Braun MQ7
We found the chopper chamber to be relatively small, but the size shouldn’t be a problem if the hand blender is to replace a food processor with 2-cup or lower capacity. Though it has a durable blending head, it shouldn't be used to chop hard objects, such as ice cubes, unshelled nuts, and coffee beans.
When we tested the MQ505 model, we noticed the blending wand to be a bit short for making soup in large pots. The MQ7035 seems to have the same issue.
Should you get the Braun 3-in-1 Hand Blender?
If you’re looking for a useful tool that can blend soup, whip cream, and chop up vegetables without requiring countertop space in your kitchen, then this blender can help. The 2-cup food processor attachment is powerful, thanks to the 400-watt motor. It may be pricier than the original MQ505, but it can practically replace other small appliances in the kitchen.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.