First time blender buyers guide.
Understanding what a good blender can do for you.
If you have never owned a blender before and want to get the real and correct blending experience then here is Best Blenders Rule #1: "Do not be penny-wise and pound foolish when
picking your blender." Reason why: If your blender does not meet your expectations and needs you will not use it, and/or your blender has deficiencies then, here too, you will not
use it. The right blender will do a lot for you and you will use it regularly for a very long time.
If you want to blend frozen food, e.g., strawberries, or even ice cubes then you will need a blender that is capable of getting the job done, i.e., meeting your expectations. If you want to make more than one or two portions, e.g., smoothies, then again you need a blender that is capable of getting the job done. If you want to blend vegetables, e.g., carrots, then here too you need a blender that can chop up your produce into a smooth creamy drink, without chunks or clogging up the blender. Otherwise, you will not have an enjoyable experience and not continue to use your blender.
If your blender is difficult to handle and/or maintain you will also not use it. This is another criteria to consider when picking your blender. All this can be prevented by following Best Blenders Rule #1, "Do not be penny-wise and pound foolish when picking your blender."
Best Blenders Rule #1 does not mean "expensive is better". But more it is a mix between, "you get what you pay for", "don't fall pray to marketing/sales claims", and "being realistic". We all have at one time purchased something that did not meet our expectations, thus resulting in us not benefiting or using it, i.e., wasted our money. Best Blenders does not want this to happen to you, therefore it has created this website.
There are different types of blenders: countertop blenders and hand blenders also called immersion blenders. The hand blender is smaller and lightweight, designed to be immersed into a liquid-mix and stored away in a drawer. These are mainly used for blending dips, soups and pureeing vegetables. Countertop blenders are much more powerful and versatile. They come in a wide range of “blending powers”, mainly expressed in horsepower (HP), watts and RPM (Revolutions Per Minute). If you wish to blend cold drinks, e.g., milkshakes, smoothies, etc., or crush ice then a countertop blender is what you will need.
Countertop blenders vary from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Don’t expect too much from low-priced blenders with low blending power. These blenders you will not find listed on this website. Best Blenders has only selected the best blenders based on professional and consumer reviews, so that you will have a positive blending experience.
If you were thinking about starting off with something “cheap” then please reconsider. It is almost like comparing Internet speeds, dial-up vs. high-speed broadband. Who wants to use dial-up everyday if you don’t have to? You will not get the real blending experience if you choose to go with dial-up version.
There are home blenders and professional home blenders, the main difference between them is warranty and durability of equipment, and price of course. Commercial blenders usually have a lower warranty and have to be certified as a NSF blender. They are designed for heavy and frequent use in bars and restaurants. However many consumers prefer commercial blenders over home blenders. Today there are some home blenders that do not qualify to be labeled a commercial blender but are of commercial-quality. These have been labeled by Best Blenders.
Which type of blender would you like to shop for:
Best Home Blender
Best Home Blender – Professional Blender
Best Commercial Blender