Braun MX 2050 PowerMax 5-Speeds Blender Reviews

Braun MX 2050 PowerMax 5-Speeds Blender

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  • Smoothie Move, Ex-Lax

    Aug 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for blending difficult ingredients. The price is right.
    Cons: None found so far.

    Summary: Drugs Drug addiction is bad for a number of reasons. Obviously, the side effects of the drug are one of those reasons. However, the effect on your pocketbook can also compel you to think "how can I break this habit" or, more ... read more

  • Large capacity, good motor

    May 30, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: crushes ice well, cord coils into base, large capacity jug, powerful motor
    Cons: blade driving gears are made of plastic and broke, blades not positioned properly

    Summary: Purchased this blender on the recommendation of the salesperson who claimed it could solve my ice crushing problems with my old blender. I make alot of frozen drinks and smoothies and found that it required a decent blade and power to do it properly. ... read more

  • Great blender, plastic gears can be replaced

    Jan 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, works reliably. Good power, makes frozen smoothies well. 
    Cons: Two plastic gears - one easy to replace, the other way harder.

    Summary: I had a Viking blender before this - piece of garbage that I threw in the trash. And who wants to spend $300+ on a Vita-Mix? This one is rated well and has plenty enought power to make smoothies with ice and frozen fruit.Pitcher is a good size ... read more

  • Good bargain for light use blender.

    Jan 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cost-efficient. Works well with light jobs.
    Cons: Not for heavy, daily, sustained use.

    Summary: I bought this blender on the recommendation of Cook's Illustrated - I wanted a blender that could power through ice for mixed drinks! And... at first, I thought it was about worthless... I would put ice and mixers in and blend and it seemed like it took ... read more

  • Run away from this product, don't look back!!!

    Dec 31, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: it looks nice and performs well when it actually works
    Cons: breaks down, cheaply built

    Summary: I purchased this blender through a rewards program thinking it would be a great product, after all I have purchased Braun products before and have been very satisfied with Braun quality and performance. The Blender performed really well while it worked. ... read more

  • Great Blender!

    Dec 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good, works great, reliable
    Cons: None after 7 years.

    Summary: We purchased this blender about 7 years ago and it is still going strong. Only recently have I had to have the base gearing replaced, and now also I will need to purchase a replacement for the cutting blade. And not because of the cutting blade itself, ... read more

  • A World of Difference!

    Mar 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Grinds ice in a moment! Top pick of Consumer Reports!
    Cons: Nothing obvious; a personal choice not to dishwash rubber cap & gasket.

    Summary: My husband and I have been struggling with our nice looking blender with the retro chrome beehive base, because it just couldn't crush ice. I love ice cream drinks (like a "Grasshopper") but it was really annoying to come across these chunks of ice in ... read more

  • Hmmmm, thought this one was the answer...

    Mar 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's powerful motor makes smooth smoothies, but...
    Cons: Gear in jar broke within three months; contents splash through vent holes in lid.

    Summary: I bought the Braun Powermax MX2050 Blender because we make 2-4 fruit smoothies every day, the basis of which are frozen bananas, not ice. This has destroyed a couple of blenders pretty quickly. From experience I trust the Braun brand, so went with this ... read more

  • Great unit, except ...

    Oct 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large glass jar with good mixing results, powerful motor
    Cons: coupling between jar and motor base breaks easily, form of glass jar improvable

    Summary: Reading the positive review at EPINIONS, I decided to go with the Braun MX2050 as replacement for my current Cusinart mixer. I am a freak of Smoothies and blended frozen drinks, and the Cusinart I had before did a very bad job there. Let's take a close ... read more

  • great power....bad longevity

    Aug 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great power mixes smoothie ingredients well
    Cons: defective part on bottom of blade

    Summary: I had done quite a bit of research before buying my Braun Power Max about a month ago. I guess I sho ... read more

  • Braun has muscle

    Jun 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic, powerful blender
    Cons: comes only in white

    Summary: This is a fantastic blender! I have put off buying a blender for years because the last one I had (inherited from my mother-in-law) never worked very well. Recently, I was reading a copy of Cooking Pleasures magazine and read their review of 5 blenders ... read more

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  • Braun Blender P.O.S. !!!

    Feb 17, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: You have a new hobby- fixing blenders.
    Cons: You won't be making smoothies while waiting for parts--Another Throwaway!!

    Summary: These blenders have a cheesy fragile plastic drive coupling which starts to shred after several  uses, the shredding continues until no remaining mechanical link is left. To make matters worse, the motor starts to make noise and smell after ... read more

  • Don't Even Bother

    Apr 9, 2008 by
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    Pros: Great, inexpensive.
    Cons: Won't last long due to its poor design.

    Summary: All the positives you read are true - this is a great blender. But don't even bother to buy one. The coupling gear on the power base gets stripped very fast, rendering the thing useless. I bought a second one and the same thing happened. Then I ... read more

  • A big disappointment!

    Nov 19, 2007 by
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    Pros: Attractive unit and normally a trusted brand.
    Cons: A dud! Died a quick death!

    Summary: Based on a recomendation in a Cook's Illustrated magazine, I purchased this blender. I only used it a dozen times or so and for fairly easy processing. Then, one day, it would not run and hasn't worked since. I called Braun and they were not ... read more

  • DESIGN FLAWS

    Oct 6, 2007 by
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    Pros: None.
    Cons: Poor design. Plastic parts take a beating and wear down quickly.

    Summary: I've had 2 of these blenders (2nd was a replacement). Same problems with both. The teeth break on the bottom of the blade mechanism, and worse, the gear in the base that is supposed to turn the blades, slips. Same blenders, same exact problems. I ... read more

  • Two Broken

    Jun 17, 2007 by
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    Pros: Great for a while
    Cons: Breaks too easily for me

    Summary: When I purchased my first PowerMax 2050, I was praising consumer reports for their article that guided me to buy the Braun over the $500 Vita-Mix blender. The Braun was so much better than our $12 Wal-Mart blender. My wife and I used it to make ... read more

  • Design Flaw Dooms Excellent Blender

    Aug 19, 2006 by
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    Pros: Powerful motor and easy to clean.
    Cons: Plastic gear assembly a serious flaw!

    Summary: Like many others, I bought the Braun MX2050 based on good ratings from Consumer Reports and cooksillustrated.com. I had read on the CR website that the blender had previously had problems but that Braun had made improvements that resulted in a more ... read more

  • Why don't they make it out of metal??

    Jul 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Powerful; nice heavy glass pitcher, base easy to keep clean
    Cons: Plastic blade gears very fragile

    Summary: I agree with the other reviews. The blender is great except that the plastic teeth on the bottom of the blades keep breaking. The first time it broke it was under warranty, and it took several weeks to get a replacement. Now it has broken a second time, ... read more

  • Stay away

    Jun 4, 2006 by
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    Pros: Works when it's not broken
    Cons: Breaks easily

    Summary: This blender works great, until the plastic drive coupling breaks. Ours broke, we ordered a replacement, and it broke after using it 3 times. We're not hard on blenders, and we won't be buying Braun products any ... read more

  • Breaks easily - don't buy, trust me.

    Apr 14, 2006 by
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    Pros: Heavy duty glass jar.
    Cons: Cheap plastic part is a spoiler. They need to fire the engineer.

    Summary: Cheap plastic base breaks. Promised a replacement, but it is over a month without showing up. Customer service (oxymoron) says it is now on back ... read more

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