Things to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Blender for Your Home
You wouldn’t think choosing a blender would be a confusing task, but it can be.
22:03 02 January 2020
When we think of or even look at blenders on TV ads and commercials, we visualize, taste and smell food because the whole idea of squeezing, blending and mixing is the main essence of cooking enthusiasts. Even facial and beauty masks, soups, smoothies, ice cream, and juices are all blended and mixed together to create colorful and tasty meals or beverages.
Since blenders are vital kitchen tools, you need to choose it carefully. Before investing in a blender, you have to make sure you’re aware of the features that each model has to offer. There are plenty of places that can help you in comparing blenders in terms of prices and functionalities. Most blenders come with different accessories for various uses and they can be corded or cordless, depending on your preference. You also have the option to choose from different sizes depending on the space you have for it in the kitchen and what exactly you’re using it for.
Apart from the things mentioned above, here are other things you must know to be able to buy the most suitable blender for your home:
Glass or Plastic
First, you have to decide whether you want it to be glass or plastic. Now there’s no right or wrong answer here, because at the end of the day it’s your blender. You have to keep in mind that glass is heavier, it gets scratched a lot less than the plastic ones, they’re cleaner, and for some reason, they’re healthier because the FDA approved plastic still has debates on whether we should be using it at home or not. Most blenders also come with measurements by the side of its container which is vital for some meals, chefs and home cooks.
The blades make a difference and like everything else in life, unfortunately, you will have to know the purpose of your purchase. Why do you want to get a blender, is it for frappuccinos and mixing drinks? In this case, you need to make sure it’s good for crushing ice, and that it has different speeds, and maybe more than one blade for functionalities like this one.
People who put their time into a vegetable knife find specific blenders with certain blades, and power smoother than others with the transition and cutting greens. There are other blenders that are well-known when it comes to making soups, and laser-cut blades that crush ice and whip eggs. Some blenders have a storage container, making it easier for people to just slip everything into a drawer. Some blenders also have containers that filter and dispose of food, but those need more cleaning than the standard blender.
For mincing meat, chopping and grinding, you will need one that has the right kind of blades for these tasks(or comes with it as an accessory). There are blenders with food processing blades and coffee grinders too, so you can make soup or grind coffee and spices fresh at home. Normally, people go with blenders that have stainless steel blades because they’re stronger and just function better.
Power and Speed
There are low-power blenders for personal use, in case you just want to mix drinks and make fresh juice in the morning. Standard blenders should be good enough for mixing food, pureeing, making juice or making baby food or creamy soups. A blender could vary in power from 300 to 1000 watts, depending on what you want to do. You can also choose if you want to be able to switch between speed levels and settings or not, and some of them come with controlled options and programs for food processing, juicing, making creamy products or smoothies. An average juicing blender can come with 500 watts, and that would be sufficient.
Pricing also varies based on power, blade design, and functions so the more you want your blender to do and the more you would want to have control over these things, the more money you will have to spend in order to get a high quality blender. A multifunctional blender can replace many kitchen tools given you invest in one that is known for its quality, functions and durability.
Most blenders come with a 1-year warranty which is enough, but a 5-year warranty is even better, of course! If you decide to invest in an expensive blender you want to choose one with a solid warranty. You can also consider an extended service contract and know how to let the manufacturer know if there are issues with your purchase. Just remember to compare blenders before you buy one, read the product manual carefully and follow the tips and instructions on how to take care of it and keep it clean and odorless.