Blenders are essential kitchen appliances that help with a lot of cooking tasks. They are indispensable while making delicious smoothies and crushing ice cubes to make refreshing frozen drinks and cocktails. As with any kitchen appliance, choose a good quality blender such as the Breville blender. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when deciding upon a blender.
Power and Function
Opt for powerful blenders that can effectively crush ice, liquefy soup and blend frozen fruit for smoothies. Bring home a blender with a 350 watt to 500 watt motor. Choose a multipurpose blender that can be used in the kitchen for cooking as well as the home bar for mixing drinks. The Breville blender blends, chops and crushes with its powerful 750 watt motor, and can be a versatile choice for your home.
Immersion or Countertop
Blenders can be classified into two types-a handheld immersion blender or a countertop jar blender. Each kind has its own set of advantages.
The handheld blender doesn’t take up much countertop space. The main advantage of an immersion blender is that it can be used right in the pot. For example, you can liquefy hot soup directly in the soup pot. You don’t need to transfer the hot contents of the pot to a blender jar to make soup.
It can be used for many other prepping tasks such as making whipped cream. It can be very helpful when you are making mayonnaise or blending baby food. Opt for an immersion blender with a long handle so it can be used in deep pots such as soup pots and stock pots. A blender with slow speeds and high speeds is a good choice.
Countertop jar blenders are indispensible for making milkshakes, smoothies and frozen drinks. You can choose from a glass jar or a plastic jar. A plastic jar is easy to care for while a glass jar doesn’t absorb food odors. Choose a blender with different speeds and functions that lets you blend, chop and crush. The Breville blender has five speeds along with smart preset functions for crushing ice and making smoothies.
A helpful feature you should look for when choosing a countertop blender is a detachable blade. Opt for sharp stainless steel blades that are sharp and easy to clean. Detachable blades make maintenance of the blender very simple.
Choose a blender that is right for you and will help you cook and cleanup with ease.