Working with bamix®
As a general rule, always work on speed setting number 2, especially when working with hard kinds of food and large amounts.
Work using speed setting number 1 if the liquid does not entirely cover the safety guard (with the 4 prongs) and also for all food that has to be light and fluffy, such as whipped cream, fruit foam, etc.
Rest the bamix® for a few seconds on the bottom of the jug. Then hold it at an angle and draw it up slowly against the side of the jug. When the ingredients no longer are drawn with the bamix®, put it back on the bottom and repeat the process until the ingredients are whipped to the required stiffness.
While processing, use a light rotating motion from the wrist, draw the bamix® up a little and let it fall on the ingredients (do not press or pound). The fineness of the result depends on the duration of the processing.
Tip: Cover the jug with your free hand to avoid spilling.
Dip the bamix® at an angle in the ingredients, switch it on and stir very slowly (remember: the high speed does the actual mixing job). Before taking the bamix® out, switch off the appliance to avoid splashes.
The bamix® concept is based on a small number of simple to handle attachments:
- bamix® wand mixer with a performance of up to 200 W and to 17,000 rpm.
- SwissLine stand for storing all parts of the machine.
- Multi-purpose blade for chopping, pureeing and mixing all hard and heavy ingredients.
- Beater for all light and frothy food things such as whipped cream, egg white, milk shakes, etc.
- Whisk whisks salad dressings, emulsifies mayonnaise, stirs light dough, creams mashed potatoes and much more besides.
- Meat and vegetable mincer minces meat, fish and vegetables with coarse fibres.
- Processor grinds cereals, herbs, spices, refines coffee and sugar, grates cheese and does much more besides.
bamix® – the wand mixer, which thanks to its versatility, replaces a food processor.
bamix® offers a lot of advantages
The versatility of bamix® knows no limits. It can be used in a small and fragile glass as well as in a large and hot pan on the stove. Thanks to its double-insulated watertight housing, it can be immersed right up to the handle.
Its unmistakable and anatomically optimised design makes the bamix® very easy to handle and to operate with the tip of your finger. The attachments can be easily interchanged.
It is so simple to clean the bamix® – just hold it under hot running water. That's all! No doubt this is one of the biggest advantages of bamix®.
Placed into the SwissLine stand on the worktop, the bamix® wand is always at hand and requires very little space.
The first-class Swiss quality makes bamix® a problem-free and long-lasting aid in your kitchen. All attachments are in stainless steel and can be supplied on request. The motor, which was specifically developed for bamix®, is produced in our factory in Switzerland.
Where it can be used
At home or on holiday. However, it is also used by professional chefs in restaurants and in kitchens in hospitals and care homes.
bamix®, simply brilliant
With the bamix® you can save time and money. The preparation of the food becomes simple and easy. This is why bamix® will be the most used appliance in your kitchen. You can use bamix® every day – from morning until night.
Nowadays most wand mixers are cheap, throwaway products – bamix® is not! Many of our appliances have been in use for more than 30 years – and they can still be repaired.
Lifetime guarantee for your bamix®
bamix® offers a LIFETIME GUARANTEE for the bamix® motor. The background for that is that bamix® is 100 % Swiss made and 100 % Swiss quality.
Application: Minces, chops, purees, mixes and stirs raw or cooked vegetables; Ice or nuts; Sauces, soups, Juices; Shakes and smoothies; Heavy batters and doughs
Preparation: Babyfood, ice cream, soups, juices, breads, short crust pastry, brioche, flavored butter
Application: Beats and foams cream, milk, egg whites, sauces, soups and eggs
Preparation: Angel Food and sponge cakes, chantilly, hollandaise and béarnaise sauces, Sabayon, coffee or milk foam
Application: Stirs, mixes and emulsifies light batters, dressings, Drinks or cocktails; Sauces and creams
Preparation: Cakes, pancakes, crepes, waffles, salad Dressings, marinades, mash potatoes, mayonnaise and cosmetic masks
Application: Minces or chops meat or vegetable with coarse fibers
Preparation: Raw or cooked meat or fish or vegetable like aspargus, rhubarb and spinach
Application: Fill in the bowl maximal to 2/3. Grinds and minces spices, nuts, grains, cooffee, sugar, salt; Ice, cheese; Bread Crumbs, herbs and citrus peels
Preparation: Ground nuts, icing sugar, nut butter, pastes and salts, Italian pesto and curries
Application: Grapes, cuts in slices and chops lean meat or fish (cut into 2 Inch pieces), nuts; vegetables and fruits and cheese
Preparation: Vegetable and fruit salads, meat and fish Tartar, meat balls and burgers
How to attach and exchange the blades?
Push the attachment as straight as possible on to the stub in such a way that the drive pin on the stub fits exactly into the small recess in the socket of the attachment. The attachment is designed to make this process easy. The attachment is removed by simply pulling it off from the stub.
Careful: For safety’s sake, when you exchange the attachments always pull out the plug.
How to handle the bamix® correctly?
First position: Used to prepare “light” ingredients or small quantities.
Second position: Used to process hard foods or big quantities.
Blending with liquids:
Hold the Bamix inside the liquid, in the middle of the pot. Switch on. Process to the desired consistency.
Note: There is no need to stir. The Bamix will centrifuge all the bits.
Blending without liquids:
First switch on the Bamix on the second position. With quick up and down movements, puree the ingredients to the desired degree.
How can I remove discolorations caused by foodstuffs from the plastic parts?
Depending on the food which caused such discoloration cleaning may be done by the use of lemon juice or vegetable oil (some drops on a cloth) or by soaking in dishwasher detergent. It is important to clean all parts strait after use.
How to clean the bamix® correctly?
Strait after use:
1. Immerse in a container with clean water and switch on the second position. With a kitchen cloth, remove any residue and dry. Take care that the switch does not come in contact with water.
2. Hold under a water tap and clean with running water. Remove any residue with a kitchen cloth and dry.
3. For better results, use hot water.
How to store the bamix® correctly?
The more handily bamix® is placed, the more often it gets used. For this, the best way to store the bamix®is to place it between the stove and the tap, secured on one of our wall brackets or stand.
How to avoid scratches in the cookware?
Make sure the blades are properly fixed. If not, they could reach higher than the cutter guard and so, scratch the bottom of the pot.
Avoid pressing down and/or moving the bamix® on the bottom or walls of your cookware. Sensible coating can so be easily damaged.
In which sort of receptacle should the bamix® be used?
The bamix® can be used in any sort of cookware. Just make sure that the bamix®fits in until the bottom and that the blades are properly attached.
If using the Whisk or the Beater, choose tall, narrow receptacles.
What to do if the drive shaft no longer rotates?
When you have not used your appliance for some time, the drive shaft may get stuck due to minute foodstuff residues which have hardened and are now gumming up the lower shaft bearing. Place the operative part of the appliance for 5 to 10 minutes in a jug with hot water, and then switch it on. In general the appliance will then work again; if not, just try to free the shaft carefully with pliers.
Which parts are dishwasher safe?
The Beakers, the wall bracket, the stand, the bowl, and the disk of the SliceSy.
Note: all parts of the bamix® are designed to guarantee an easy cleaning.
How to make fruit ice cream?
Put the frozen fruits in a tall jug. The layer should not be higher than 8cm. Pour in desired liquid (1/5 of the amount fruit). Add sugar or other sweetener.
Switch the Bamix on the second position, before the cutter guard comes in contact with the frozen fruits.
With fast up and down movements, crush the fruits. Mix all well. Serve immediately or freeze for later use.
Attention: don’t press down the Bamix. It blocks the blade, so that it cannot rotate.
Why are there fruit pieces in the bottom of the jug after preparing a fruit ice cream?
To prevent the blades from scratching your cookware, we have equipped the bamix® with four feet. It causes the small pieces outside of reach to remain unprocessed.
But there is no reason to waste it: blend it to a smoothie or milk shake!
How to crush ice?
For “snow like” ice, take totally frozen, (not wet) ice directly from the freezer: wet ice tends to stick to each other.
Attach the Multipurpose Blade. Switch on the Bamix in the second position, before the cutter guard gets in contact with the ice. Crush the ice with quick u and down movements. Use immediately.
Tip: the processor/grinder can also be used to crush ice!
How to make milk foam?
Heat up the milk, attach the Beater. Hold the Cutter guard just under the milk surface. Switch on the first position. Hold on until foamy. Serve immediately.
Is the bamix® appropriate to puree hot soups?
Only the bamix® can be used to puree hot soups directly on the stove, than the bamix® does not splash!
How to froth sauces and soups with the bamix®?
After the addition of cream, heat up the soup/sauce again. Attach the beater. Hold the cutter guard just under the surface. Switch on the first position. Hold on until foamy. Serve immediately.
I do not succeed in doing a mayonnaise. What could be wrong?
Always choose fresh eggs. All the ingredients should be at room temperature. Add some acid, it helps to emulsify.
For the volume of egg, pour at least 4-5 times oil. Where each egg needs a slightly different amount of oil to compensate its water content.
Place all ingredients in a jug. Attach the whisk. Immerse the cutter guard and switch on the second position. Emulsify. Hold the Bamix at an angle (45°) and pull up slowly, making sure all ingredients are well emulsified.
The Mayonnaise can be kept in the fridge at (4°C) for up to 2 weeks. The addition of “wet ingredients” such as vegetables or herbs decreases the shelf life to up to 2 days.
Tip: if you wish to have flavored mayonnaise, prepare a classic mayonnaise and flavor only the portion needed.
Can I use olive oil to make a mayonnaise?
Yes, but the olive oil leaves a bitter after taste. For an olive oil mayonnaise, just add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in the end.
Is it possible to process fruits or vegetables without liquids?
Yes, it is very easy to puree cooked or raw vegetables or fruits with the bamix®. The exceptions are: Asparagus, spinach, rhubarb and other fibrous vegetables.
Directions: Clean the vegetables and cup onto 2cm pieces. Place in a jug. Attach the Multipurpose blade and switch the second position before the cutter guard touches the vegetables/fruits. With fast up and down movements, without pressing down, chop/puree the vegetables/fruits to the desired consistency.
What foods can be processed by the bamix®?
Raw, cooked or frozen fruits, meat, vegetables, nuts, legumes or cheese. Due to its high speed, the bamix® is ideal for dietetic and molecular kitchens. Even Natural cosmetics can be manufactured with the bamix®.
Using the Processor/ Grinder you can also: grind sugar, cereals, or spices (coffee, nutmeg) to powder; grind nuts or seeds to flour or butter; crush ice, chop ginger, horseradish or herbs; prepare flavored salts or pastes.
Using the SliceSy® you can: rasp and slice vegetables or fruits for salads, chop up vegetables, nuts, fish or lean meat (for balls or burgers).
How to whip egg whites?
Make sure you are using a clean, dry jug. The eggs should be as fresh as possible and at room temperature. Make sure the amount of whites is enough to cover the dome of the cutter guard. Add some hot water if necessary.
Directions: Fill the water in a tall, narrow container. Attach the beater. Immerse the cutter guard. Switch on the first position. After 3 seconds, hold the Bamix at an angle and slowly pull the Bamix up. As the whites have reached the maximum volume, dip back in and repeat the process until firm.
How to whip cream?
Take the cream out the fridge and fill in a tall, narrow jug. Make sure it is enough to cover the dome of the cutter guard.
Attach the Beater, immerse the cutter guard and switch the first position. After 3 seconds, hold the bamix® at an angle (45°) and pull up slowly. When the cream has reached its maximum volume, make up and down movements. Whip to the desired consistency.
How to whip “diet cream”?
Diet cream is whipped low/0% fat milk. To successfully whip low fat milk, make sure the container used is clean and dry: fat or soap rests can make the process impossible.
The Milk used should have a maximum 1,5% fat and be ice cold, nearly frozen!
Fill the milk in a tall, narrow jug. Attach the Beater. Immerse the cutter guard and switch on the first position. After 3 seconds, hold the Bamix at an angle (45°) and pull up slowly. When the cream has reached its maximum volume, make up and down movements. Whip to the desired consistency.
How to grind nuts/spices/coffee in the processor/grinder?
Fill the processor/grinder up to 2/3 with nuts. Poke in the Bamix and switch the second position. With the other hand, shake the container, preventing the nuts to stick on the sides/bottom. Grind to the desired degree.
Attention: Some very oily nuts can turn onto a paste.
How to make nut butter?
First, grind the nuts to flour, than grind further without shaking the processor/grinder.
Discover the exciting world of culinary diversity with bamix®. Tempting delicacies prepared quickly and easily - see for yourself!
Mounting of the wall bracket
By using the handy wall bracket, your bamix® is always close at hand and ready for use; all attachments are safely stored.
All-in-one complete manual
Instructions for your bamix® device can be accessed online and downloaded.
Find your personal bamix® device that suits you perfectly.
Care & use
Clean your bamix® immediately after use to prevent food residues caking onto the drive shaft. For more thorough cleaning, hold the bamix® in a bowl of warm water containing a few drops of detergent and switch it on for just a few seconds.
Always remove the attachments (blade, beater or whisk) from the drive shaft after use.
Tall and narrow containers are more suitable for use with bamix® than wide and shallow ones.
Great mayonnaise every time
Your mayonnaise will be perfect every time if you make it in the bamix® mayonnaise beaker (which can also be used for storage). Remember that the eggs or beaten egg whites you use should be at room temperature.
If you want to process liquids, be sure to immerse the bamix® wand in the liquid before switching it on.
Tips & tricks
With your bamix® and the matching attachments you can chop, purée, mix, stir and lightly knead ingredients.
With the bamix® you can grind various ingredients such as spices very finely.
With your bamix®, simply whip, whisk or froth milk.
Grating, cutting slices and grinding is a piece of cake with your bamix® and the matching attachments.
Simply blend, emulsify or whisk basics such as mayonnaise or mustard with the bamix®.
Lightning-fast preparation of short crust pastry or cake dough with your bamix®.