I’ve always used a Bamix but when my old one stopped working I looked around for (possibly less expensive) alternatives. The options available were a bit over-whelming so when a friend recommended Braun I followed her advice. Fantastic is my conclusion after using it for about three weeks. We’ve mainly made smoothies and whipped cream but have also mashed vegetables and cut herbs - we’re now eating more parsley in dishes than ever. I’m yet to experiment with the food processor functions but am loving the power and versatility of the Braun.