How to choose the right blender for you.
What are you using it for?
Will it be used once a month, once a week, twice a week, daily? Are you planning on making the occasional smoothie, or homemade peanut butter a couple of times a week? If you’re not planning on using your blender very often then it’s advisable to purchase a cheap blender for around $30 – $40. If however you are planning on using it multiple times a week or daily then it makes sense to spend more money.
What do the numbers mean?
There are so many different numbers associated with choosing a blender. From 900 watt motors, to 3 horsepower, to 28,500 revolutions per minute. Plainly speaking the higher the number of watts or horsepower, the more times the blade will spin per minute (RPM). Simply put, if you want a really good blender look for one with at least a 2 horsepower motor, if you’re just looking for a cheap blender then it doesn’t matter as much.
Before you even look into buying a blender, decide where you want to put it. If you want it to go on your kitchen side then you will need to check the distance between the lower cabinet and the upper cabinet. Most times this will be 17 inches, but if yours is any smaller you might need to invest in a shorter blender.
Glass or Plastic?
Most blenders now come with plastic containers rather than glass. The big brands – Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja all come with BPA-free plastic, although it is a matter of preference. Cheaper blenders might come with cheap plastic, whilst glass is heavy and breaks easily when dropped.