Considerations You Should Make When Buying Your Next Blender
Most people require a blender as part of their kitchen appliance collection. But it can be difficult to choose which blender you want to purchase because there are so many options, attachments and add-ons available. If you are in the market for a new kitchen blender, use the following considerations to make your purchase.
First, you should consider how much money you want to spend on your blender. You can find reasonable blenders that will do basic processes like blending, chopping, puréeing and mixing for reasonable prices. But you can also spend several hundred dollars or more on specialized, heavy duty blenders. Decide on a price range ahead of time to make the process of buying a blender much easier. You may decide to buy outside of your price range after you locate the blender you want, but at least you’ll have a place to start.
Countertop or stick blender
There are two main types of blenders. The classic type of blender that most people think about sits on top of the counter. It plugs into the wall and has a large pitcher of glass or plastic and a top. You add the ingredients into the pitcher and manipulate the buttons to get your desired food consistency. On the other hand, stick blenders also plug into the wall but are stuck into the food container you are you using. For example, you can put this type of blender inside of a mixing bowl with ingredients to mix a cake batter, turn on the blender, and use it directly in the bowl.
If you’re willing to spend a little bit more on a blender, you might consider a cordless option. These are much easier to store and use regular batteries or a rechargeable battery that can be charged up for a long period of time. If you can’t afford a cordless blender, you may consider finding a model that has a retractable cord for better storage and easier cleanup.
Reviews and ratings
Finally, one of the best ways to find a quality blender that will last you for years is to read user reviews and ratings before making your final purchase. Check out what the top rated blenders on the market currently are and compare and contrast a few of the models. You also might consider simply asking friends, family members or coworkers what sort of blenders they use in their homes.