Not every­one agrees that a blender is a kitchen essen­tial, but many of us rely on it and use it every day. The blender can be used for cook­ing, mix­ing drinks and many oth­er tasks. Of course, like most house­hold appli­ances for the kitchen, mod­ern blenders have a dif­fer­ent set of func­tions, so when choos­ing a device for your kitchen, you will have to pay atten­tion to cer­tain char­ac­ter­is­tics and prop­er­ties of blenders. We will tell you how to choose the right blender.

What are blenders

The func­tion­al­i­ty of a blender always dic­tates its cost. So, on the mar­ket you can find mod­els designed exclu­sive­ly for sim­ple grind­ing or soft­en­ing of prod­ucts. There are mod­els both sub­mersible and sta­tion­ary. An immer­sion blender will usu­al­ly allow you to puree and mix cer­tain types of food, which means that such blenders are equipped with just sim­ple fea­tures. Some­times there are sev­er­al noz­zles in the kit, and some mod­els are wire­less.

Sta­tion­ary blenders are much more con­ve­nient. They can have great func­tion­al­i­ty, and dur­ing the cook­ing process they do not require con­stant atten­tion: you load the prod­ucts and wait for the required time.

The blender can be used for a vari­ety of pur­pos­es and if you want to make smooth­ies and oth­er drinks, then a blender with at least a 500W pow­er with an ice crush­ing func­tion is your best bet. If you are con­cerned about cut­ting and grind­ing food, then you will need an appro­pri­ate device with the func­tions of a food proces­sor. For blend­ing, cream soups, purees and baby food, a stan­dard blender is suit­able.

Blender volume

Blender bowls come in a vari­ety of sizes and are made from a vari­ety of mate­ri­als. Most often you will find a plas­tic bowl on more bud­get mod­els and a glass bowl on more expen­sive ones. In prin­ci­ple, the dif­fer­ence is small, since the plas­tic goes through all the nec­es­sary pro­cess­ing and is safe for food. These blenders are also lighter in weight. And yet many peo­ple pre­fer glass bowls. The shape of the bowl should be such that the fin­ished sub­stance is eas­i­ly poured out of it. It is best to choose mod­els with grooves, since such bowls are eas­i­er to clean and there are few­er marks on the walls. When it comes to knives, stain­less steel knives are con­sid­ered the most effi­cient.

Immer­sion blenders are very dif­fer­ent, you can use them direct­ly with the uten­sils you plan to cook in. They han­dle small amounts of food more eas­i­ly, are com­pact and fit in a draw­er or even on a hook. Please note that with all the fea­tures avail­able, and some sub­mersibles are even capa­ble of break­ing ice, they do not pro­vide suf­fi­cient pro­tec­tion against splash­es, espe­cial­ly if you are cook­ing in a sep­a­rate con­tain­er with­out a spe­cial cov­er with a hole for immer­sion.

Additional functions

Var­i­ous man­u­fac­tur­ers pro­vide their devices with a num­ber of addi­tion­al fea­tures. So, for exam­ple, many mod­els are equipped with knives with vari­able move­ment, which pro­vides a smoother flow of prod­ucts to the knife, adjust­ing the grind­ing speed to the required lev­el.

To make clean­ing eas­i­er, some blenders are equipped with auto­mat­ic clean­ing (pul­sa­tion), this func­tion allows you to run the blender at max­i­mum speed for a short time, which allows you to clean the knives and remove food residues from the bowl. The col­lapsi­ble design can allow you to wash some items in the dish­wash­er, which will also pro­vide con­ve­nience.

A num­ber of blenders have the func­tions of a mix­er, that is, an addi­tion­al noz­zle in the form of a whisk for whip­ping.

The heat­ing mode allows the device to pre­pare jams and soups direct­ly in the blender. Thus, you can sim­pli­fy the cook­ing process, bring­ing it to automa­tism.

The timer allows you to adjust the whip­ping or cook­ing time, just like on some mod­els, you can choose one of sev­er­al speed modes that allows you to cook or chop cer­tain dish­es.

More pro­fes­sion­al blenders can also han­dle leaves, nee­dles or tree bark, and even seeds, flours, and nut but­ters. To do this, the blender is equipped with spe­cial knives and high speed mode.

blender prices

The cost of a blender, of course, depends on the set of func­tions and design of the device. Most often, sub­mersible mod­els are cheap­er, while sta­tion­ary ones are slight­ly more expen­sive. A blender, in gen­er­al, can be pow­er­ful­ly pur­chased at a price of 700–800 rubles. Of course, you will have to take into account all the nec­es­sary char­ac­ter­is­tics and choose the mod­el that com­bines the fea­tures you need and a com­fort­able price. It is best to first decide what type of blender you need, and then clear­ly select the nec­es­sary func­tion­al­i­ty. And then com­pare prices and fea­tures of dif­fer­ent mod­els.

The cost of expen­sive, pro­fes­sion­al devices can reach 25 — 50,000 rubles or more, how­ev­er, such mod­els are more often pur­chased for cater­ing estab­lish­ments. Home mod­els are both sim­pler and cheap­er.

If you only need cer­tain func­tions, such as mix­ing or grind­ing, you can also look at the cor­re­spond­ing devices — mix­ers and grinders. Per­haps one of them will suit you much bet­ter.

Blender Models

The Polaris PHB 1055A immer­sion blender is a device with a durable stain­less steel hous­ing. The blender is equipped with an over­load-resis­tant motor and is suit­able for both home and cater­ing. The blender has six speed set­tings and a spe­cial “tur­bo” func­tion. The kit includes a mix­ing attach­ment, a whisk, a mea­sur­ing cup and a chop­per bowl. The func­tion­al­i­ty allows you to pre­pare drinks and smooth­ies, grind berries, fruits and veg­eta­bles, in addi­tion, the device can be used as a grinder.

The bowl and mea­sur­ing cup are made of durable plas­tic, resis­tant to tem­per­a­tures and absolute­ly safe for human health, and the col­lapsi­ble design allows you to clean all the replace­able ele­ments in the dish­wash­er. The pow­er of the device is 1000W. The device is easy to use, and the con­trol is sim­ple and clear. Light­weight, the Polaris PHB 1055A blender is the per­fect acces­so­ry for your kitchen to help you pre­pare tasty and healthy meals.

Sta­tion­ary blender Bosch MMB21P1W com­bines sim­plic­i­ty, qual­i­ty and afford­able price. This prac­ti­cal device is designed for grind­ing and mix­ing prod­ucts of var­i­ous con­sis­ten­cies. With it, you can quick­ly and effort­less­ly pre­pare purees, soups and smooth­ies. The blender mod­el has 2 speed modes and a pulse mode. The kit includes a mea­sur­ing cup, a lid, a jug and a smooth­ie fil­ter that traps the skins and pits for a smooth smooth­ie. Knives of the device are made of high-qual­i­ty stain­less steel. Also, the blender has the func­tions of grind­ing frozen foods and crush­ing ice.

With com­pact dimen­sions, the Bosch MMB21P1W blender has a pow­er of 500W. The design of the device is col­lapsi­ble, and the remov­able ele­ments can be washed in the dish­wash­er. Both the body and the bowl are made of high-qual­i­ty plas­tic, safe for health and food. This is what makes the device light in weight and easy to use. The blender from Bosch is a great choice for the home.

Sta­tion­ary blender Kit­fort KT-1327–3 is a device of almost pro­fes­sion­al lev­el, designed for use at home. It is equipped with touch con­trols and a tem­per­a­ture sen­sor and is ide­al for prepar­ing var­i­ous dish­es, includ­ing sauces and baby food. Spe­cial pro­grams allow the blender to crush ice, make smooth­ies and jams. Thanks to the heat­ing mode, you can even cook soups in the Kit­fort blender. The blender has the abil­i­ty to adjust the speed and time. At the same time, the design implies the pres­ence of anti-slip feet with suc­tion cups and anti-vibra­tion pads. For safe­ty, the device has pro­tec­tion against switch­ing on with the bowl removed. To clean the ele­ments there is a pulse mode. Both the body and the bowl of the device are made of plas­tic, all remov­able ele­ments can be washed in a dish­wash­er. The pow­er of the device is 1300W, and the design is ergonom­ic and designed for the most com­fort­able use. Easy to oper­ate and styl­ish in design, this blender from Kit­fort is per­fect for any home.