Buying Guide for the Best Blenders
How Do You Choose a Blender?
Buying a blender should not be difficult if you do your research, compare-shop and read consumer reports about the various products in the market. If the task still seems daunting, and you feel that you cannot compromise on your smoothie, here are a few valuable pointers which have been compiled after going through expert reviews and consumer reports. This guide is meant to help you buy the best blender on the market!
What to consider when buying a blender?
After going through several blender reviews, we have found out that this what customers look for while searching for the perfect blender.
Expense: Think about the budget and the use; depending on the budget, your choices of blenders will narrow down, which means your search will be more streamlined. Also, if you are going to use the blender daily for making smoothies, it is best to opt for an expensive model. A cheaper counterpart may not be durable at all.
Consider the storage space: If you have room for your blender on the countertop, you can select a model with a large jar with blender controls, attached to the stand. They are powerful enough to crush ice as well. Stick or immersion blenders are handheld devices and do not need any extra storage space—they can be easily stowed away in a cupboard.
The power of the motor: Blenders run on two kinds of horsepower, the first is known as maximum or peak horsepower while the second one is known as rated or steady horsepower. The former occurs when the blender is turned on, while the latter helps the blender to run. It is always better to look at the wattage to know how powerful the motor is.
The material of the jar: There are three options for blender jars, glass, stainless steel, and polycarbonate. While glass is solid, it can be heavy and can break if the user is not careful. Polycarbonate is better as it helps to absorb all kinds of odor and stains. Compared to glass, it can ensure a few drops and knocks. The stainless steel jar is durable and easy to clean--but since you cannot see the inside, you will have to turn off the machine from time to time to see the consistency of the food inside.