Blenders are very useful kitchen appliances that can puree food and make it possible to prepare many different recipes like smoothies, milkshakes, sauces, salad dressings and more. Blenders are an appliance found in almost all of the average kitchens of today. If you are out looking for a blender to buy, you choice may become a difficult one since there are so many different types of blenders available in the market each with their own specific purposes. To help you make your decision, we have classified the blenders in different types and described their basic purpose briefly:
Immersion blenders or hand blenders are hand-held blenders as evident by the name. They are quite convenient for blending, whisking, whipping, and chopping but come with lower motor powers as compared to countertop blenders so you can only use them for processing soft ingredients. They are easy to clean, require less storage space and are much cheaper as compared to other types of blenders.
These are small countertop blenders that are easy to use, easy to clean and ideal for making personal serving of smoothies or milkshakes. As a plus, you can also drink from the same jar without having to dirty an extra cup. These personal blenders are relatively cheap as compared to larger capacity blenders.
You can get a decent smoothie blender anywhere between $50 and $100. A smoothie blender comes with extra features ice crushing capabilities, greater motor power, greater speeds and sometimes multiple jugs for personal servings or that for multiple persons.
These are the high-end blenders usually found in cafes and restaurants that come with very strong motors and much higher performance as compared to other blenders. These blenders are available in higher price ranges and come with long warranties for example the Vitamix models that offer warranties of up to 7 years
The type of blender you choose depends on your preferences, budget and the reason you are buying it in the first place. Take some time to consider all these factors before buying your blender.