Blenders are some of the most versatile pieces of cooking equipment that anyone can own, regardless of their familiarity with cooking! While some home cooks may use theirs to create upscale sauces or fancy purees, others may just be looking for something to make their morning smoothie as quickly as possible before work.
1. Primary usage: Depending on what the blender will be used for, there are a few things to look out for! Swipe up to learn which motors, blades and functions are best for specific usages.
2. Capacity: If the blender is just for you, tons of personal and single-serving sized blenders exist on the market. If families or larger groups will be joining the party, it's nice to have a larger blender.
3. Size/space: If you have a larger kitchen with plenty of counter/cabinet space, it will make it easier to own a larger blender for those bigger groups. On the other hand, in a smaller space such as a studio or one bedroom apartment, a large blender may take up too much space and a personal-sized blender might be the way to go.
4. Ease of use/features: Different blenders come equipped with all kinds of special features and functions, but typically you will pay more for more functionality
5. Ease of cleaning: Removable bases and detachable blades make a blender easy to take apart to clean, as does a fairly basic design without lots of nooks and crannies that are hard to get into.
Blenders can range anywhere from $30 from brands such as Hamilton Beach or Black+Decker and can cost well over $500 for a deluxe model with several of the higher-end features we’ve discussed.
Buying a blender online from places like Amazon is what I would recommend because it is easy to see the specs laid out in front of you (power of the motor, the blades, special features, etc.) as well as reviews from others who have used it.