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Magimix Blender Review & Buyer’s Guide

Save time and find ways to use it more effectively! Find how in this Magimix Blender review! Most productivity gurus share posts on the importance of time management. Spend time on social media responsibly, automate tasks that you can, listen to an audiobook while commuting. The list goes on. 

What about other productivity hacks, outside of our virtual realm? One of them sure is saving time when preparing food. Spending less time when cooking with more efficiency each day can go a long way. Even when you enjoy cooking, there is just not enough opportunity for daily time-consuming kitchen sessions. 

That’s where my excitement about blenders comes from. Although I enjoy cooking, I also want to have quality nutritious food even on busy days. Grab and go kind of thing. Blenders can help us with many tasks. It is worth spending money on the quality equipment. It will provide reliability and long-lasting performance. 

I have tried many blenders so far. Magimix Blender stands out from the crowd due to its amazing performance to price ratio. It is easy to use, and even easier to clean.

Magimix Blender Review & Buyer’s Guide

Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish

Magimix has been a well-established brand, making professional food processors, or kitchen robots, since the 60s. In fact, the company stands behind the invention of the very first food processor. Made with the touch of French design and precision, it is no wonder why it is still a popular brand.

Magimix blender is a reliable kitchen helper that can replace a few kitchen appliances, especially when used with creativity and a bit of skill. It's simple design and operation makes it suitable for most households and levels of cooks. People with more interest in nutrition than cooking will find its ease of use very convenient. For more advanced cooks that may need a hand of an assistant in their kitchen will appreciate the wide range of tasks this machine can deal with.

Magimix blender will help you with milkshakes, smoothies, protein shakes, cocktails and slushies. The powerful motor will crush ice cubes into fine powder. It can blend hot soup into a nice smooth pure. Save your time mixing pancake batter in the mornings, useful especially when making breakfast for the whole family.  My favourite part? This blender is one of the easiest to clean.  

PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Suitable for hot and cold ingredients
  • Powerful and quiet 
  • Long warranty
  • Smaller size

CONS

  • A bit heavier
  • Noticeable vibrations
  • Extra attachments sold separately
Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish

Magimix Blender Review: Feature And Benefits

Powerful And Relatively Quiet

Fresh fruit or root vegetables will be liquidized in seconds. Precisely engineered motor will crush ice, frozen or dried fruit and even nuts. However, the manufacturer recommends using the mill attachment for crushing nuts and spices. To preserve the longevity of the blades. Proceed at your own risk. 

Awarded with the Quiet Mark Accreditation. It is quieter compared to other blenders in the same category. Don’t expect, though, that you can make a quick midnight pina colada without waking up the neighbours. If you insist on doing so anyway, at least share a glass with them. 

Hot & Cold Use

In this Magimix Blender review I want to highlight the durable, borosilicate glass jug that it comes with. It is designed to hold cold and hot ingredients. What I like about using a glass jug is that it won’t leave any scratches or leftover odours, compared to the plastic jugs. Its only disadvantage is more weight. This blender will blend hot soups into smooth puree or make refreshing ice-cold slushies. 

Manual And Pre-programmed Settings

Add your 5-a-days into the jug, top it with coconut water and let the Smoothie mode do the rest of the job. Each mode will change the speed accordingly and switch itself off when finished. Magimix blender offers 4 pre-programmed settings. Crushed ice, Drinks, Soups, Frozen desserts.

 4 manual speeds will give you more control over your creations, however keep in mind not to let it run longer than 60s at a time. Always start at lowest speed and gradually shift to higher gears. 

What is the Magimix PULSE function for? It simply runs the blades at maximum speed and automatically switches itself off when you release the button. It gives you the ultimate control over the texture of your dish. Emulsify ingredients or pulverize unpeeled tomatoes into atoms. 

Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish

Cleaning

Cleaning is the best part of this kitchen helper. It saves a lot of time, especially on the busy mornings. After you are finished with blending, pour warm water inside the jug, optionally add some dish soap. Turn on the AUTO CLEAN mode. Rinse in clean water and you are done. Ready to blend more. To clean it more thoroughly, the whole jug can be easily taken apart and washed, even in a dishwasher. Assembling the parts back together is quick and simple.

Easy To Use

Operation is very simple and straightforward. The buttons and mode selecting wheel are sturdy and easy to clean. I find this very useful compared to the blender I had before. That one had a touchscreen, which was clumsy to use with wet hands. To wipe the screen I had to unplug it first so it wouldn't turn some features on. Not very practical for the clean-as-you-go habits. 

The 8 mods, 4 pre-programmed and 4 manual, are just enough to have most jobs done. The bigger selection will just bring headache studying and remembering which one was for what. 

Plastic lid, with rubber sealing holds the contents well. Hole at the top is useful when adding ingredients while blending. Or leave it closed with a cap that can be used as a measuring cup as well. Use it if you want to fold some chocolate chips into the cake batter. Or pour additional juice if your smoothie is getting too thick. It comes equipped with a spatula to scrape all of the blended goodness from the sides of the jug, or use it to stir the ingredients inside.

Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish

Additional Attachments

Magimix offers additional attachments for the blender. A smoothie cup of two sizes equipped with a lid. Take your homemade smoothie with you while commuting to work or to the gym. Just simply replace the glass jug with the smoothie cup. Blend, cap with a lid and go. Leave the cleaning for later. 

I find the second addon even more useful. The Mill attachment is designed to grind spices and other hard ingredients. Instantly make crumble with some biscuits. Turn caster sugar into icing sugar in seconds. You can even crush coffee beans. Although, if you have a coffee grinder, please do them justice, and use the grinder. 


Best Used For?

As I am really excited about this kitchen helper, I want to share a few tips with you in my Magimix blender review. These are just a few suggestions on how to get the most out of a heat resistant blender like this one. 

Smoothie Bowls, Protein Shakes, Cocktails And Other Drinks

I use it to blend all of my favourite cold drinks or nutrition packed shakes. For a thick smoothie bowl, I’ll cut some fresh fruit and freeze it first. It will save most of its nutrition, in a way it can replace a cold-press juicer. I know, it is not the same as juice, but nutrition will be preserved. I then blend frozen fruit with coconut water, or plant milk. Using fresh fruit with ice will reduce the flavour. I like adding cocoa and protein powder. The result will be a bowl of thick goodness. I usually top it up with fresh fruits, seeds and nuts. It makes a nice light but nutritious breakfast.

Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish

Hot Soups And Purees, Sauces

As I mentioned earlier, the heat resistant jug is a powerful feature. I can cook my favourite soup and turn it into a smooth pure without an immersion blender. Just top it with some croutons and it's good to go. Having a small kitchen makes me thankful when I don’t have to keep a lot of tools in it. I find it especially useful when making traditional caramel sauce which requires a lot of attention. If the sugar starts crystalizing when stirring in a pot, put it through this heat resistant blender. If you have a passion for making desserts, give it a try. You’ll get a smooth caramel sauce every time. 

Batters For Cakes, Pancakes Or Protein Waffles And Desserts

On Sunday mornings I like to make pancakes for me and my wife. However, making the batter and cleaning the whole mess later breaks the idyllic idea. With Magimix blender I’ll just put the ingredients in the jug and let blend on a low speed. When mixed well, I’ll just pour it directly on the pan. One pancake at a time. The opening in the lid makes it easier to gradually add flour or other dry ingredients into the batter. Very convenient for making cakes, I can fold in chocolate chips or pieces of nuts towards the end of blending, so they won’t get chopped. 

Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish

Plant-Based Milk

I’m a big fan of plant-based milk alternatives. Cashew nut milk is my favourite. However, it can be pricey. I also want to have control of the sugar content in my drinks. With a blender such as Magimix I can make any plant milk I can get ingredients for. Sugar free, sweetened with honey or dried dates. There are a lot of options. 


Reasons To Buy

Magimix blender will bring a lot of value to every household. Those who live a busy lifestyle, focused on other activities more than cooking, will appreciate the convenience of making various dishes using one machine. It is especially useful if nutrition is your priority. I try minimizing dairy in my diet. Homemade plant-based milk saves me a lot of money. 

Home cooks and aspiring chefs, interested in advancing their cooking skills will find this blender very useful in their kitchens as well. It will help you make smooth puree or sauces of all kinds. Personally, I don’t make desserts that often. There is no need for me to pay for an expensive, bulky stand mixer. With this blender I can make some simple batters very easily. 

  • Capacity

    1.8 l

  • Power

    1200 watts

  • Voltage

    240 volts/p>

  • Jug Material

    Heat resistant Borosilicate Glass 0% BPA

  • Number of Manual Speeds

    4 – Progressive, Starting up, Turbo, Pulse function

  • Number of Pre-programmed Modes

    4 – Desserts, Ice, Soups, Smoothies

  • Dimension

    405 x 165 x 165

  • Weight

    4.75 kg

  • Cleaning

    Completely disassembles

  • Warranty

    30 years on motor, 3 years parts and accessories

Other Blender Brands We Have Reviewed:

> Nutribullet
> Vitamix
> Ninja Foodi


FAQ

How Do I Clean My Magimix Blender?

  • Pour warm water into the jug and let it run at speed 3 for 30s. Or turn on the auto clean mode. 
  • Disassemble the jug by removing the lid and unscrew the blade attachment at the bottom. Wash with dish soap and let dry. 
  • Clean the surfaces with wet cloth. Make sure that the blender is unplugged before cleaning. 

Can It Grind Spices?

Yes. Manufacturer suggests using the Mill attachment

Can It Grind Nuts?

It can grind most nuts if ground in small batches. Manufacturer recommends using the Mill attachment as objects too hard can damage the blade. Proceed at your own risk.

Can It Grind Coffee Beans?

Yes, it can grind coffee beans, however it is better to use a coffee grinder. 

How Do You Use The Magimix Blender?

Assemble the blender. Add ingredients into the jug. Cover with a lid, make sure that it fits properly. Select the blending mode and press the button. For manual blending, always start at a low speed, increasing gradually. Do not blend for longer than 60s at a time. Use the PULSE button to make the mixture even more smoother.

Can I Make Hummus Or Tahini With This Blender?

Yes you can, Magimix blender can make a smooth Hummus or Tahini sauce. 

Is The Magimix Worth The Money?

Definitely, it can replace a few other appliances, prepare fast nutritious meals, save time cooking and cleaning.

What Comes It With In The Box?

It usually comes with a recipe book, spatula, measuring cup, lid, jug and blender.


Magimix Blender Review: Summing Up

Magimix Blender is a very versatile tool. I like how easy it is to use it and clean it. Pre-programmed modes are great for making quick, proven, recipes, while manual mode gives me the opportunity to get more creative.  Considering that it can replace a few other appliances on the kitchen counter sounds great too as I have only a small kitchen in my apartment. Nice, minimalistic design gives the kitchen a neat look. All of the perks with a long warranty gives it a great price to performance ratio. 

Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish

Magimix Blender

Editor's Choice

  • Easy to clean
  • Suitable for hot and cold ingredients
  • Powerful and quiet 
Magimix 11610 Le Blender, Black Finish
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