Waring vs. Bamix Immersion Blenders

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by janitplanet, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. janitplanet

    janitplanet

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    I am in the market for a new immersion blender, and I have narrowed down my search to the following:

    1) Waring WSB33 – 100 watt, 7” (available for $50+shipping from Webstaurant.com)

    2) Waring WSB40 – 350 watt, 10” (available for $124 + shipping from Webstaurant.com)

    3) Bamix Delux – 150 watt, ?” (available for $129.95 from Williams-Sonoma)

    I like the first option because of the price, but I am worried that 100 watts might not have much power. It seems like the cheap models on Amazon have more power than that. However, it is supposed to be a commercial line used in restaurants. Has anyone used this model?

    If I am going to jump to the next price bracket, it is between the Waring WSB40 or the 150 watt Bamix. I like the Waring because of the power, but I have heard so many good things about the Bamix. It is a Swiss line and the company offers a ten-year warranty. In addition, the Bamix comes with three different blades and an optional mini food processor for an extra $25. I am wondering if those extras make up for the lack of power compared to the Waring WSB40. Any thoughts on any of these models and how they compare?
     
  2. foodpump

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    Never go by mnfctrs rated wattage, it doesn't mean much. 

    A ten year warranty says alot about the company's confidence in their product, and Bamix has been around for a loooong time.  The "food processor" looks cute, but I can do what ever it does with a knife and cutting board faster when you factor in the the time to hook up the attachment and clean it. 
     
  3. homemadecook

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    I love Bamix too but, I haven't tried any Waring products. For me and foodpump, it is not the wattage that matters. The quality, but I didn't mean that the Waring has a low quality. And also, the warranty they offer. :)
     
  4. french fries

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    I own a Waring WSB33, been using it for a couple of years now, it's great and works flawlessly, seems very robust and very easy to clean.
     
  5. janitplanet

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    Thanks for all of your input. Does anyone know if the Bamix 10 year warrantly only applies if you buy it directly from Bamix?
     
  6. kcz

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    I have a Bamix Gastro 200, which I use mostly for soups and tomato sauce and really like.   This is what I understand my warranty to be:  "[font=Arial,Helvetica]1 year manufacturer's parts/service warranty, plus a 10 year manufacturer's parts-availability guarantee."  If you're buying from Williams-Sonoma, they should be able to provide their warranty information.[/font]
     
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