Almost every kitchen has at least one blender. There are many different makes and models out there to choose from, and now there are even multi colored blenders that are affordable.
Most blenders are versatile small appliances that you can fit into any budget. Blenders can do the job of several other kitchen tools such as a food processor, a juicer and even a coffee maker. This is due to the fact that blenders are powerful enough to mash vegetables and fruits and turn it into thick purees like a food processor. They can make juices, cocktails and smoothies like an ordinary juicer, too. Another popular feature of a blender is that you can buy coffee beans and enjoy freshly ground coffee. These are just a few examples of the endless list of uses for a blender.
Is it time to buy a new blender? Do you already have one, but have it hidden away somewhere, and rarely use it? Have you noticed that blenders are now coming in shapes and sizes to ompliment any kitchen? This article is going to show you why you should be using a blender, and why you might consider buying another one if you already own one.
Blenders are used to create healthy food and drinks for you and your family. If you are on a specific diet plan or have turned vegetarian, you will be amazed by the usefulness of this small appliance. Now is a great time to buy a new blender. Here are some tips on how to find a good blender.
- You can never go wrong by choosing the best brands.
One of the best blender brands in the market year after year is the Oster. The company has the honor in the apliance field of having the name “blenders” often called “osterizers”. This is the same way that you often hear “tissues” called “Kleenex”. The Oster brand blenders are the top of the line, and might be the most expensive. However, it is known for being sturdy, and worth the money. Especially if you are going to make shakes and smoothies, or protein blended drinks often. These drinks necessitate crushing hard ice to give them that extra special taste and texture.
If you are going to be crushing coffee beans, the Oster blender will not have any problem with multiple uses. You can also use the blender to chop nuts for garnishes or to add to cooking. If you are going to use the blender for mainly making purees or juices, and not crushing a lot of ice, you can probably settle for the cheaper brands that are also well suited for this purpose. While a cheaper blender will crush ice, nuts, and coffee beans, remember not to overdo it just in case. Pay attention to how hard your blender is having to work to complete these tasks.
- Do not buy a used blender
If you can avoid buying a used blender, you should. Used blenders can last a long time, but you never know how much wear and tear it has on it, or how it was stored and taken care of. Your blender will be a well used appliance so getting a new one gives you the advantage of being able to exchange it if you are not completely happy with it. However, if you are sure that the second hand blender has not been used often, then it will probably be a good buy, and you can learn whether or not you want to upgrade to a new one in the near future.
If you are going to buy a used blender you should check the product and make sure that there are no cracks in the container and the stainless steel blades are in good shape. Check the seals on the blender, too, so you know that it is not going to leak, and make sure there are no oil leaks or grease built up around the base.
- Get a blender powerful enough to meet your needs.
The amount of power a blender has will vary by the model and the manufacturer. Not all blenders are the same. You will want to know if the type of blender you are considering will be able to crush a lot of ice, if you want to make lots of drinks that need it. Remember there are a lot of blender types available, and get your questions answered before you buy.
Making purees, or crushing cooked veggies, or most raw veggies, won’t need the same power requirements as a blender that you want to use for making peanut butter, or grinding a lot of coffee.
- Pick the size of a blender that fits your kitchen.
There are different sizes of blenders now, and there are even different colors of the same model. When you shop for a blender have an idea where you want to keep it. Look for one that has the size that meets your storage needs.
To summarize, there are several blender choices available now including different sizes, power for a variety of purposes, and price ranges. When you are ready to buy a new blender be aware of what you are going to want to use it for, and how often you plan on using it. Blenders can and should be used daily to add to a healthy diet, and just making good food and beverages.
Find a blender that you are going to enjoy using over and over.