The best Blender for your kitchen? It is certainly among these 10

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Blenders are so popular that people sometimes forget that there are different features that make each brand and model unique. Furthermore, if you plan to prepare smoothies every day we recommend that you keep the blender directly on the counter, and therefore height, size and appearance will be considered, in addition to the other fundamental characteristics to keep in mind when choosing the best blender for your kitchen.

Container material and dimensions

The container/glass of the blender can be made of various materials:

Plastic: the least expensive blender containers are made of plastic. The advantages of plastic is that it is light and strong.

Glass: glass is also resistant, and does not discolor or absorb the odors of herbs or vegetables such as plastic.

Stainless steel: Stainless steel is more expensive and more durable than glass or plastic. It also keeps mixes cold for longer. The downside is that you cannot see the mixture inside until you remove the lid.

Containers vary widely in capacity and size – only you can determine which size fits your needs.

Dimensions of the engine

As with juicers, motor power is important for blending tough, fibrous vegetables. The average kitchen blender boasts between 300 and 600 watts of power, with high-performance blenders delivering – always on average – 1200/1300 watts of power.

Choose the most powerful motor you can afford when choosing a blender: the higher the wattage, the more versatile your machine will be. A low-powered machine will not be able to handle thick, frozen cocktails, sorbets, or slushes.

Transmission and blades

The ideal is the stainless steel transmission, since the plastic wears out quickly. This has to be within your budget, of course.

Variable speeds

Being able to start the blender at low speed, and gradually increase it, puts less stress on the motor. Furthermore, the possibility of scaling from a high speed to a very low speed allows you to add – usually at the end of the mixing – the ingredients that you do not want to be blended or passed into the rest of the mixture.

Ice crusher

This function automatically stops and restarts the blades, so that the ice can be easily crushed and integrated evenly into a homogeneous mixture.

Keeping these key points in mind, it shouldn’t be difficult to choose the most suitable blender for your kitchen… and to make it easier, here are the 10 best blenders ever for value for money: just choose among these the one that best suits your needs.

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