BLENDERS

i. TYPES OF BLENDERS

 
 
ii. THINGS TO KNOW WHEN PURCHASING

- Blenders mix all ingredients together by demolishing them
- Usually used for food that needs to be broken down or mixed together such as smoothies, frozen concoctions, soups and other food
 All original ingredients retain in the finished product when using a blender

 

iii. FEATURES & BENEFITS

POWER (MEASURED IN WATTAGE)
The more powerful it is, the easier it can tackle harder food or ice cubes 
Hand mixers or low-powered mixers start at 200 watts 
If you try to crush hard food in an under-powered unit, the motor will burn out 

SPEEDS
Multiple speeds are preferable for blending a variety of food
Variable speeds are good for fine-tuning mixtures
Pulse function is good to crush hard items.  It allows ingredients to settle before chopping them

CLEANING
- Flat touchpad controls are easier to cleanup
Many models have dishwasher-safe pitcher and removable blades

CONSTRUCTION
MACHINE
Solid, durable materials as well as rubber feet help keep your machine stable while it operates
PITCHER
- Glass, metal, high-grade plastic pitchers are more durable
Opt for scratch-resistant and BPA free pitchers if you prefer lightweight-plastic material 
COVER
Make sure that it has a tight seal to avoid the sticky mess
BLADE
- Ensure that it is stainless steel for long lasting use

SAFETY LOCK
- Most blenders come with a safety lock to ensure that the jug is securely locked before it can be used

ADDITION OF WATER
- Most blenders require addition of water to the ingredients to operate.  Refer to instruction manual

 

iv. Warranty

- Consumer grade blenders are not advisable for commercial use.  Long or heavy usage in commercial environment may cause the motor to break down easily.  In such cases, the manufacturer warranty of the product may be deemed void.