Five things to think about when buying a blender
Five things to think about when buying a blender
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Five things to think about when buying a blender

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Looking to buy a blender. Whether you're going to make smoothies, sauces or your favorite frozen cocktail. These are the things you need to know before you buy. Size, if you only need an appliance that whips up individual. Smoothie servings each morning, then a personal blender will suit you best. To supply large groups, go with a machine with a high capacity jar. Power, pretty much any blender can dice soft fruit into a smooth drink. Tougher items such as ice, leafy greens with lots of fiber and nuts require an appliance with a powerful motor not to mention well designed. Blades. Price. How much are you willing to spend? Kitchen blenders range widely in price. You can buy one for under $100, several hundred or close to $1,000. Many fancy blenders from Vitamix and Kitchen Aid, for example, also tend to come with glossy cookbooks with lots of splashy color photos. If you can live without the gourmet treatment, choosing a more mundane machine. Machine could save you a lot of cash. Technology. A lot of blenders these days try to use sophisticated technology to prepare food automatically. So, you might see a machine with buttons to blend smoothies, soups, or crush ice with just one key press. The cleanup. Blending food is messy. Hopefully, keeping your new appliance clean won't be too much trouble. A thoughtfully built blender won't have Too many ridges, nooks, and crannies for dirt and debris to collect inside or worse, get stuck. Some blenders even feature an automatic cleaning mode to ease your pain. So if you consider these factors, you're sure to find a blender that's a perfect match for you.

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