Cooking is my passion. It is doubtless that the satisfaction that it gives me is not like anything else. With plenty kitchen equipment to choose from, the most important for me is my blender.
Blenders come in a great range of styles and sizes, and are made of polycarbonate, steel, glass or a mixture of two or all of the items. The blender is commonly used to turn fruits and vegetables into puree which is my main reason for using a blender. Common uses of blenders include crushing ice, emulsifying mixtures, reducing semi-solid food into thick mixture or smaller particles, combining and dissolving solid ingredients and liquids, among others.
In stores, you are bound to see three main types of blenders. In making complicated recipes, hand-powered blenders may just be what you need. It is can be simple to control giving you the ability to get the desired texture and consistency of the recipe that you are creating. Holding spinning blades at the bottom, it can be quite affordable and easy to use.
One blender type that is hand-held and easy-to-use is the immersion blender. This is best suited for ingredients or recipes in smaller volumes. Commonly, it is used in making a puree out of the fruits, for example, by submerging the fruit directly into the container. Base and pitcher blenders are the most often found in households. This style has various ways to blend your ingredients by letting you to press one of the various buttons to chop, puree and more. It can hold more volumes to be blended and is considered to be more efficient compared to the other blender types. More complex actions can be tolerated by this kind of appliance. The base of the blender is where you can find the machine. The top, commonly resembling a pitcher, which can be taken off has the blades that are moved by the base.
In buying blenders, you take into consideration a number of tips before you decide to do so. 1) Durability and Power – Certain brands of blenders are associated with durability. Although affected by how you use the blender, power is also a determining factor in purchasing one. You want to buy a blender that is long-lasting and does the job efficiently and in a short span of time. 2) Usefulness – Based on your usual way of handling the item, it is recommended that you go for the blender that is most versatile and most functional to optimize without you having to exert much effort. 3) Budget – You can get a blender from between $30 to several hundreds. Go for something that is within your budget because efficient kitchen gadgets do not need to expensive. Your choice may also depend on if the blender appeals to you aesthetically, how lightweight the blender is or how much is its capacity in one usage. At the end of the day, it will still depend on your likes.