Blender Buying Tips
There are hundreds of blenders available on the market. Our blender buying guide will make shopping
easier for you by helping you to find the best blender for your needs.
What to look for when you buy a blender?
The five main features that you should look for when you buy a blender are:
- Power: blenders for smoothies often have a wattage of 700 to 1500. More powerfulblenders for more green leafy vegetables can improve grinding and liquefying than those with low
wattage. If the amount is less than 700 watts, the blender is better for chopping and not for
- Size of the container: Decide where you will use the blender. Are you going to mainly makesmoothies for yourself or the whole family and have a great need for large quantities. Or maybe you
going to make soups and you prefer a handheld. Most countertop models are large enough for 5 to 8
cups. Handheld blenders are better for smaller tasks with assorted knives and personal blenders are big
enough for two cups.
- Species can: Cans are available in plastic, glass and even steel. Plastic is the most common somake sure you buy a blender is free of Bisphenol A. Plastic may lose its luster rather than glass, but it is quite durable and
easy to clean. Glass is durable and retains its luster longer. Stainless steel blenders look good, but you
can not see what is happening in your blender.
- Control and speed: 3 to 16 is the normal speed that you often find in a blender. These rangefrom buttons, to switches, to knobs and some even have a program feature, which allows you to select
what you make. Example, if you want to make ‘Smoothie’, your blender will go through a cycle that is
best for a smoothie. Fewer options means less control, but not necessarily less power.
- Price: Generally a higher price blender has more wattage and often more features.
The difference between a juicer and blender
When you use a blender, then everything that goes into the container is what you may drink or eat. This
is different than in a juicer or slow juicer because they remove the soluble fiber. You will see
that the juice is poured into a container and pulp in another.
In a blender, you maintain the soluble fiber and consume everything went into your blender. All fruits,
vegetables, superfoods, nuts, nut milk are still remained in your smoothie.
Types of blender
Power countertop blenders (1500 watt +)
This power blenders are specifically designed for years of daily use in commercial and home kitchens.
They often have a higher wattage for superior quality. Mixing big green leafy vegetables, large quantities
of soup and grind nuts and cereal flour is not a problem for this type of blenders.
- Anyone who is going to make a lot of smoothies at once
- Grinding of green leafy vegetables
- Anyone who intends to use his / her blender to use every day
- Most diverse (for example, make notes of milk and flour)
- Grinds rushes and thoroughly
- Variable speed gives more control
- Takes up more space in the kitchen
Price range: more than € 300
Standard countertop blenders
Standard countertop blenders are great machines, but may not be as powerful or have as many features
as the power blenders. These blenders usually have a lower price and are great for making smoothies
and simple soup and puree.
- Occasionally make smoothies and soup
- A person who intends to make simple recipes in his / her blender
- Easy to use
- Grinds fast
- Lower price range than the powerful blenders
- Takes up space in the kitchen
- Consistency is not as smooth as elite blenders, especially in green leafy vegetables
- Less speed settings and control than power blenders
Price range: € 50 – € 175
Handheld blenders are long and thin household appliances that can maneuver easily by hand in the
kitchen to the mix, chop and puree. They are ideal for small tasks.
- Anyone with little space in the kitchen
- Making mixed soup
- Easy to maneuver with your hand, giving you more control
- Takes up little space
- Can mix directly in pans or pots, no need to transfer
Not ideal for the mixing of fruit and vegetables for a smoothie
Price range: € 20 – € 100
Small, personal blenders are ideal for people who have little time and make one or two smoothies a
time. These are perfect for traveling, as you can with you can carry.
- Some portions
- Take up little space
- It’s a two-in-one, a blender and a cup
- Takes longer to make multiple servings
- Limited functions (eg finished walnut milk and flour)
- Takes longer to ground leafy vegetables
Price range: € 100 – € 150