There are a huge number of countertop blenders available on the market. Much of the popularity of these devices is due to a new focus on personal wellness – and leading a healthier lifestyle. However – there is now so much choice that finding the right choice from the many countertop blenders on the market can be a daunting task. There are numerous choices, models and price points. However, in essence, the choice may come down to whether the consumer wants one of the more petite models which are perfect for single servings – or one of the larger models which boast more capacity.
The ‘single serve’ blenders do offer a lot – especially for those who are living on their own. They do not take up as much space as the larger models and are perfect for those on the go who want to enjoy a healthier lifestyle – but do not want to undergo the challenge of cleaning a larger and more complex appliance. Not only do they take up less space on the countertop – but they are also much easier to store. They are also much simpler to operate. They usually boast only a single speed of operation – however, their versatility is improved by the number of blade attachments that are supplied as standard with the purchase.
However, there are advantages to larger appliances. They are usually more powerful – and they are the favored ‘go to’ solution for the professional chef. Not only can they make smoothies, soups and purees – but they can deal with far more demanding tasks as well. Given that the aspirant home chef may require that extra processing power they may be worth the extra investment. There are also a number of excellent choices as far as brands are concerned – some of which have established excellent reputations in some of the top restaurant kitchens in the world.
There is, for instance, the widely regarded Vitamix range of countertop Blenders. These robust machines boast a range of speeds, allowing them to cope with even the most exacting of tasks. The self-cleaning feature has also won them a band of loyal customers as has the tough as a tank stainless steel blades. Another choice is the ‘Ninja Professional Blender 1000.’ Again the blades and the 1000 watts of power and the dishwasher friendly nature of the appliance has allowed it to build a loyal fan base. Another choice that has become a household name in the manufacture of blenders is KitchenAid. Their range is tough as nails. The blades are first class and the ‘Intelli-Speed Motor Control’ allows the device to adjust speeds automatically to deal with most blending tasks.
The choice of which of the massive range of countertop blenders to choose may not be as much of a challenge to consumers as one would think. That sheer availability and those wildly varying price points mean that value – and choice are more important than ever. Some research and a focus on value now allow home chefs to get an appliance that will suit their individual lifestyle – and that is not a bad thing.