1 Attention to characteristics
- 1.1 Power
- 1.2 Number of speeds and type of switching
- 2 Wireless blender Are there any benefits?
- 3 Material
- 4 Leg - all head
- 5 Plastic, metal or glass - choose a glass
- 6 Summing up
Continuing the theme of the choice of kitchen devices, I propose to dive into the world of immersion blenders. I will try to answer the questions: how to choose the right blender for the house, what to look for, what to earn hard-earned, and what functions are just a marketing ploy.
Attention to characteristics
I'll start with the main characteristics that you should pay attention to when choosing.
The main criterion for any household appliances is power. It completely depends on the functions that you assign to the device. Most household / home models have power in the range from 140 to 1200 watts. Significant variation!
- If we are talking about a budget model, the power indicator will not exceed 250 watts. Such a unit will cope only with the preparation of baby puree, cocktail and sauce. He can crush berries, soft fruits and pre-boiled vegetables.
If this is what you need, I advise you to pay attention to the model:
- ROTEX RTB25-W;
- SATURN ST-FP0040;
- ELENBERG HB 1051.
- In the range from 300 to 600 W there are models that can handle both soft fruits / vegetables and meat. In addition, such a blender will be a real helper for those who like to cook pastries with chopped walnuts.
Look at the models:
- BOSCH MSM66130;
- BRAUN MQ535 SAUCE;
- PHILIPS Daily Collection HR1607 / 00.
PHILIPS Daily Collection HR1607 / 00 (price - 3,500 rubles)
- For ice, frozen meat and hazelnuts, it is better to choose a model with a capacity of 650 to 1000 watts.
- BRAUN MQ 3035 WH Sauce;
- MOULINEX DD643;
- PHILIPS Avance Collection HR1673 / 90.
- Do you like to bake and often cast spells on dough? Your choice - power from 1000 watts.
- MOULINEX InfinyForce Ultimate DD878D10;
- BRAUN MQ 9087 X BK;
- REDMOND RHB-2942.
Blenders labeled “professional” have a capacity of up to 2900 watts. Tempting kitchen assistant! But it is important to bear in mind that such a “monster” is quite energy-consuming and has a considerable cost.
Number of speeds and type of switching
Number of speeds. For submersible blenders, the number of speeds can vary from 1 to 30. Optimal for home use - 6-10.
Switch type. Switching can be smooth and stepped. The latter option does not allow you to independently adjust the speed and this can be a problem in blenders with speeds up to 5. Smooth switching is more functional, allows you to choose the optimal mode for a particular product, as well as change the speed at different stages of cooking.
Additional speed functions:
|Function||Description and recommendations|
|Pulse mode||Allows grinding at a variable speed, and short-term pulses. Relevant in case of splitting ice.|
|"Turbo"||One press of a button for a short time includes maximum speed. This mode is more often used at the end for more thorough finishing mixing, for example, when preparing cocktails.|
What is not worth overpaying? I believe that these are dozens of speeds. Most likely, you will not notice much difference in them.
Wireless blender Are there any benefits?
Most models of the average price range are wired. When choosing them, I advise you to pay attention to the length of the wire and the presence of a rotating mount.
Measure in advance how far the socket is from the place where you plan to beat and grind. Another nice and very convenient little thing - a niche for storing wires. At the touch of a button, the wire is twisted, leaving only the plug visible.
Standalone models are equipped with batteries. With them, you gain freedom of movement, but sacrifice power. In addition, they are an order of magnitude heavier than their "tail" counterparts, require recharging, and can function offline for no more than half an hour. Which blender is better is up to you!
You have to choose from plastic and metal. Plastic is lightweight and does not have special requirements for care, but short-lived (especially when careless use).
Metal housing is often made of shiny stainless steel or brushed aluminum. Significantly heavier than plastic, but more durable.
When choosing a pen, be guided not only by the material, but also by the ergonomics of the structure. Well, if the handle will be anti-slip rubber or silicone inserts.
Leg - all head
The main nozzle is a leg (submersible part), at one end it is equipped with a mount to the motor part, at the other - with knives hidden under the dome.
Metal leg is nothing, it will cope equally with ice and hot products. Another thing - plastic, it is not intended for hot dishes.
“Leg” allows you to get cocktails, smoothies and puree-like masses from soft foods. It functions not only in a duet with a glass, but also with any narrow capacity.
Plastic, metal or glass - choose a glass
Plastic cups are short-lived, in addition, they are very quickly covered with a scattering of scratches, making them appear dull. Oh yeah, even with careful use and thorough washing, they are stained from products such as beets and carrots.
Glass is reliable, aesthetically pleasing and durable. With a special lid, you can store the cooked dish (smoothies, cocktail, sauce) right in the glass.
Aluminum glasses and models of stainless steel - the "beast" rare, found in professional lines. It has two drawbacks - the whole process is hidden from your eyes due to the opacity of the material, and the inability to heat up in the microwave.
Well, if the kit will include not only a cup, but also a measuring cup.
Now you know how to choose an immersion blender. It remains for me to offer you a video in this article and to wish new culinary accomplishments. What kind of blender do you use? Was the purchase a good one? Share your kitchen assistants with our readers.
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