The Braun PowerMax Blender is a super popular five-speed 525-watt counter-top carafe blender with a pulse setting. It has a 58-ounce carafe that pours from three different positions and a stainless-steel blade that is heavy-duty, crushes ice with ease, and is dishwasher safe. The blender has a dual safety system and comes with a one-year warranty. The Braun Multiquick Blender – The Braun Multiquick Hand Blender is a versatile immersion mixer comes in two editions: the Multiquick MR430HC and the Multiquick Professional MR5550MBC.
Braun Blenders – Braun Blenders as a product line almost seems like an afterthought for a company whose fortune and fame was founded on radio manufacturing, electric shavers and high fidelity record players. Indeed, their product lines range from oral care and hygiene to clocks, irons and, you guessed it – blenders!
There is another model of the Braun PowerMax Blender called the Braun MX2050R, but it does not work in the United States. Is purported to be similar to the Braun MX2050 model, however, it has low reviews because individuals who have used the blender assert that the MX2050R does not last. The blender is not recommended by those who have used it and the unit supposedly fails to function within one year of use.
Unlike the MX2050R, many users of the Braun MX2050 appreciate its high power output, relatively quiet operation, and that the blender is affordable yet works just as well as more expensive blenders. The blender is simple to use and easy to clean. All these reasons add up to justify this unit’s high popularity and high ratings all around.
The negative reviews of the Braun PowerMax Blender center around reports of the plastic drive spokes on the underside of the blender which transfer the motor power to the blade assembly having broken off for many purchasers. This is a complaint repeated by many users and effectively renders the Braun MX2050 not reliable for heavy-duty usage.A slightly more expensive but better option is the Oster Beehive Blender.
The blender has two speeds but only 500-watts of power. The Oster blends, chops, and crushes ice just as well as the Braun PowerMax, and has a ribbed 40-ounce carafe. The blender has a stylish chrome beehive styled base and rubber feet for stability. Since the Braun PowerMax Blender, though affordable, has received complaints of drive spokes breaking along the bottom of the blender, the Oster Beehive Blender may be the wiser purchase in the long run.
Another great blender that one may consider purchasing instead of the Braun PowerMax Blender MX2050 is the Oster Counerforms BVLB07 Blender/Food Processor Combo. This 600 watt table top blender is slightly more powerful and affordably priced and comes with three speeds and a 48-ounce glass carafe. The two-in-one appliance is a convenient space saver and performs the work of a blender and a food processor.
Pros and Cons
- Dual safety system.Has a unique triangular 58-ounce carafe that pours in three different directions.
- Reasonably priced and affordable.
- Drive spokes are made of plastic and known to break off along the bottom of the blender.
- Not reliable for heavy duty tasks.