Home and kitchen appliances have, since their emergence and popularity, become so diverse now that it becomes difficult to distinguish which appliance you require and for what purpose. Many kitchen devices are multi-purpose tools which you can use to make a number of various items. However, as there are some similarities and overlapping of functionality among different kinds of appliances like blenders, food processors, grinders, etc. you need to know where to draw the line between this assortment in order to discover which appliance is the best for your own needs. Here, we will discuss in clear-cut words what a best blender on the market is and what it is used for so read on if you are planning to buy one.
A blender is essentially a large jug with metal blades on the bottom, sitting on top of a motor with adjustable controls. It can fit easily on your kitchen counter and take up little space depending on which model you get. You connect the wire from its base to a switch, turn the switch on, and you are ready to blend.
A blender is most commonly used to make frozen or cold drinks like milkshakes, smoothies, margaritas, juices, cocktails etc. A more traditional blender with a high-end motor would be just right to create frozen drinks as their spinning metal blades and the supporting power from the motor is strong enough to crush ice without any breakages in the blender. This crushed ice is then mixed with the drink’s ingredients creating a delicious, frozen cold beverage perfect for the summers.
Blenders can be used to make a wide variety of foods such as frozen drinks like shakes and margaritas, pureed soups, sauces, and much more. Different types of blenders are suited for creating different kinds of meal items owing to the difference in their motor strengths and speeds. Here, we will find out more on what you can make using a blender:
Blenders are also good for making pureed soups, especially the more advanced immersion blenders. They are quick and efficient at turning vegetable stock or broth into soups which can be a great side dish to any meal. Depending on how sturdy your blender’s motor is, you will either need to chop up vegetables before putting them in the blender or you could put whole vegetables inside to be liquefied. You will also need to see if your blender can handle tough vegetables like carrots. Also keep in mind that you might have to reheat your soup in the microwave or on the stove if you do not use very hot water inside the blender or if it blends slowly.
You can even use a blender to make a salsa with your preferred vegetables like onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, and a texture ranging from smooth to chunky. If you want to create a salsa to your liking then you need to utilize the blender’s speed and timing controls making sure that if you want a smooth pureed salsa then you should blend until it has no chunks whereas if you want a chunky salsa then you should blend until it reaches the texture you desire.
You can use a blender to create so many more dishes and that is what makes it a really useful addition to one’s kitchen.