Finding the right blender for you may be more than a functional decision—you’ll want to choose something that’s perfect for your lifestyle. Here are some other things to consider:
Blender containers can come in a variety of materials, including glass, plastic and stainless steel. Here’s what to consider when you’re choosing the material
||Points to Consider
||Virtually indestructible and lightweight.
||May not be dishwasher safe. More prone to staining and retaining odors of foods.
||Clear, resistant to stains or odors.
||More prone to breakage and heavier to carry than other options.
||Virtually indestructible and sleek looking. Resistant to stains and odors.
||You’ll need to take off the lid to see the food you’re blending.
Look for a heavyweight base with rubber feet, to help keep the blender stable when it’s in use. A good blender container should be wide at the mouth, to make it easier to put ingredients in and pour the finished product out. The lid should fit tightly onto the container to prevent catastrophic kitchen spills.
If your blender won’t be kept on the counter, you may want to find a weight that still feels substantial, but won’t be too heavy to take in and out of a cabinet.
Many people keep their blenders on the countertop, so consider how the blender you select will fit into your kitchen decor. Blenders come in many different styles, from vintage looks that would fit beautifully into a classic kitchen, to sleek and modern styles for a more contemporary home. You’ll also find blenders in a range of colors to suit any color scheme.
Some blenders come with additional attachments or accessories that could enable them to take on more kitchen tasks than simply blending. If you’re short on space, they may be worth considering. Some of the most common add-ons include:
- A whisk attachment is often featured with immersion blenders.
- A juicer attachment, to turn your blender into a juicer.
- A food processing/chopping bowl, to allow you to chop ingredients.
- A mixing bowl, to help you knead dough.