If you own a Vita-mix, then making a rich and notorious smoothie with fresh ingredients only takes a few minutes, and is the healthier option than most processed and fast-foods. The best blender is one that does smoothies and everything you need it to do and more. Blenders can be multi-functional kitchen appliances that are used to create smoothies, shakes, soups, dips and dressings. The best blenders have enough power to make crushed ice, and some even are so powerful that they can make fresh peanut butter.
To determine which blender is best for you you first need to ask yourself, “What will I use it for?” Once you have answered this question then here are a few things to consider when shopping for your blender.
Review your wants and needs – What do you want to do with your blender? Answering this question will help you decide what kind of blender you should be looking at. For example, if you want to use ice cubes and hard frozen fruit then you will need one that can handle this process well, i.e., has more power.
Blender power – The advantages: your fruit and vegetable drinks will be creamier and smoother, and if it has enough power you will be able to make fresh peanut butter from peanuts. Or you can turn ice cubes into crushed ice for frozen drinks.
Blender speed – Blender power is more important than speed. You don’t really need a 10 speed blender. Most jobs can be done with just three speeds and a pulse option.
Blender blade – They are either integrated into the pitcher or are detachable. Blender blades come in different shapes, widths and lengths too. Blender blades are two, four or six pronged.
Blender pitcher – They need to funnel food or liquid down to the blades to provide an even blend and mix. Common material used for blender pitchers poly-carbonate. Glass blender pitchers are much heavier than poly carbonate pitchers.
Blender pitcher/jar capacity – Most range in pitcher capacity size from 1.4 to 2 liters. If possible, is good to get a 2 liter blender pitcher.
Blender pulse – Blenders with a pulse button can be used for crushing ice and can prevent over mixing or over processing, therefore providing more individual control.
Blender design – Most machines are countertop units, so remain displayed on kitchen countertops.
Blender type – They fall in one of three categories: home blender, professional blender and commercial blender. Most professional units are for home use, for frequent use. Some are professional bar blenders mainly for mixing drinks, some might be commercial certified. Commercial units are certified for commercial usage.
Blender warranty – They vary from one-year to ten-years. Most professional blenders have the longest warranties.
Savings – Blenders can save you time, money and space. Blenders can save you time by easily chopping and mixing up food for your meals – a quick way to make a healthy meal or drink. Blenders can save you money by giving you the option of eating and drinking healthier instead of spending money on fast-food. And in some cases blenders can replace other kitchen appliances and thereby save you money.
Versatility – If eating fresh food or drinking fresh shakes as often as possible is important to you then a blender can enrich your cooking and preparation experience. Many different ingredients can easily be mixed together and blended into incredible drinks, dips, sauces, dressings, and soups. Some blenders are even that powerful to turn nuts into butters, or whole wheat grains into fresh powdery flour.
“Do not be penny-wise and pound foolish when picking your blender.” – Marc S. Owner of Best Blenders
Reason why: If your blender does not meet your expectations and needs you will not use it, and/or your blender has deficiencies, here too, you will not use it. The right blender will do a lot for you and you will use it regularly for a very long time.