ECCB 14Online Magazine

August, 2016

Blender – A Useful Product For Commercial And Home Based Blending Applications

A blender is one of the most essential home appliances these days. From crushing ice to pulses, it is used in almost every day crushing as well as grinding applications. In order to find out the best blender among numerous brands and models, continue reading this post. According to functionality as well as applications, there are many characteristics to be considered while purchasing a perfect blender for your kitchen like easy to use, easy to clean, less noise while operating, low use of electricity, large fonts of measurement and quick responsiveness. Few types of blenders are given below-

Countertop blenders – As it names, in this type of blender, there is a top container (usually of 2-3 liters) made of stainless steel, plastic or fiber-glass. Blenders with glass top container are usually heavier as well as stable. These types of blenders usually come in 3-4 speed settings. Plastic blenders are generally less in weight than other blenders, though there is a chance for occurrence of scratch on the container and smell of plastic in the blended substance. The container or top part is kept on a bottom that holds a motor. To lock the container with the base, there is a gasket or o-ring lock.

Immersion blenders – It is also known as hand-held or stick blender. There is no container in hand-held blender. It has a head with sharp rotating blades that can be absorbed in a container for blending fruit or vegetable. Immersion handheld blenders are simple to use; just plug in and immerse it in a container as long as blades cut vegetable or fruit into small pieces. Due to portable size and no container, immersion portable blenders are perfect for small blending tasks; perhaps, it does not have as several applications like a countertop blender.

Both above mentioned blenders are made for mixing and chopping food. These days, both blenders are used in commercial as well as home kitchens for several functions like for- emulsifying mixtures, dissolving solids into liquids, making paste of granules, powders or liquids, blending of ‘quick pulses’, mixing milk, sweet sauces and ice cream to make milkshakes, & mixing & crushing ice in soft & hard drinks like cocktails, Zombie, smoothies, frappuccinos etc. In addition to this, blenders also have several other functions in food science as well as microbiology industry. Like standard food blenders, there is also a range of laboratories blenders present in the market.

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