Cheap blender – how would it perform?
Contrary to popular belief, bigger and pricy blenders aren’t always better and effective. If you are new to blenders, it is wise that you invest in inexpensive blenders at first. If you get most out of it, then you can invest in a more expensive and powerful one.
Truth be told, pricy blenders come with a lot of amazing features that are certainly going to impress you. At the same time, they have a few downsides. For example, they are very bulky and heavy. Unlike cheap blenders that are small and portable, expensive blenders are large and take a lot of space. This is likely going to be a pain especially if you have a small kitchen or when you are traveling. Another problem with expensive blenders is that they are noisy. Cheaper and portable blenders, on the other hand, tend to make less noise, as they have a lower watt motor.
Make it delicious – tips for using a blender
Whether you are new to smoothies and want to make your first drinkable masterpiece or you have been into it for a while and want to take your smoothie game to the next level, you are certainly going to need some help. Below are some effective tips that can help you make better smoothies.
The first and likely the easiest thing you can do to make your smoothies taste better is to use soft ingredients like grapefruit or peeled orange first – then adding ice or frozen fruit towards the top of the container. If you are able to do this correctly, you will get a nice pool of natural juice.
Don’t be afraid to add a little healthy sweetener to kick up the taste of your smoothie.
How to wash a blender
As you probably know, blenders are one of the most utilized kitchen devices. To ensure that they last longer, it is important that you take learning how to take care of them seriously. Below is a simple guide on how to keep your blender in a top condition.
Cleaning a blender is easy
If you are new to blenders, you might have the notion that cleaning a blender is hard and difficult, but the truth is that is relatively easy. If you know what you are doing, it won’t take you up to five minutes to make your blender spotless. Among the blenders reviewed in this article, the KitchenAid KHB1231WH and the Magic Bullet Blender are the easiest to clean.
What you need
All you need to clean your blender is a soft sponge and mild dish soap to remove dirt and remains out of the glass jar. Use baking soda to remove tough stains.
Features to consider while buying the best blenders under $50
Choosing among the various budget-friendly blenders that are on the market is likely going to be a challenge for you especially if you are new to blenders. To make an informed decision and ultimately choose a good one, there are some features you must consider. Yes, closely considering these features might be difficult, but they will arm you with the information you need to choose a good blender. Below are some of these features;
This is definitely one of the most important features you should consider when buying a blender. The size of your kitchen and your lifestyle are two factors that are likely going to determine the size of the blender you should buy. If you have a large and spacious kitchen or a storage sizable cabinet, average size blenders like the Oster 6812-001 or the Comfee Professional Power Blender will be good for you. If you have friends and loved ones who are into smoothies and shakes, then you should consider buying a big one.
On the other hand, if you have a small kitchen and you travel a lot, small and portable blenders like the KitchenAid KHB1231WH and the PopBabies Personl Blender will be perfect for you.
Another factor you must consider when looking for a budget-friendly blender is its power. The fact that you are looking for a cheap blender doesn’t mean that you should settle for a piece of junk. Before buying a blender, it is wise that you check its performance.
If you plan to use your blender occasionally, then you should settle for one with about 200 watt- KitchenAid KHB1231WH and the Magic Bullet blender. If you are going to be blending sauces and dressing, then a 300-watt blender like the Comfee Professional Power Blender will be good for you. For crushing nuts and ice, pick a blender with 600 to 800 watt like the Oster 6812-001 Blender.
Keep your expectations in check when looking for a budget-friendly blender. As you probably know, cheap blenders don’t have top-notch features and have a few speed settings. But if you think about it carefully, having a blender that has a few speed setting isn’t really bad. In fact, it will make your life easier, as you only have access to the most essential ones. Using a blender that has from 10 to 16 controls is likely going to be a pain because it will take you a long time to master how to use it correctly.
Most cheap blenders on the market have only 3 buttons –stop, low, and high. Still, there are some models like the PopBabies Personl Blender that have only one button.
If you plan to use your blender for creating single servings, then a blender with a small jar like the Magic Bullet and the KitchenAid KHB1231WH will be good for you. On the other hand, if you are going to be using it to make several cups of delicious smoothies and shakes regularly, then blenders with a large jar like the Comfee Professional Power Blender and the Oster 6812-001 Blender will be a perfect choice
Irrespective of the type of blender you want to buy, it important that you pay close attention to the material its jar is made from. Blender jars can be plastic, steel or glass, so be very careful when choosing.
Unlike steel blender jars, plastic jars are portable, convenient and are durable. However, they aren’t the best choice for processing hard ingredient, as they are prone to scratch. Glass jars, on the other hand, are resistant to scratch. Even more, they are clearer and can repel food odours. The only problem with glass jars is that they aren’t durable and can shatter into small pieces if they aren’t handled properly.
Stainless steel jars are the most durable and powerful. Most of the time, they come in large size and are great for heavy-duty use. The only problem with stainless steel jars is that they aren’t clear, which can make it difficult for you to quantify the amount of ingredient you are working on.
Before buying a blender, it is wise that you test it to see if it makes a loud noise. You don’t want a blender that can wake sleeping family members when you use it in the night or early in the morning. The two things that determine how much noise a blender will make are its wattage and speed setting. This means that blenders with high wattage are likely going to make a loud noise.
Buying a noiseless blender when you are on a tight budget is likely going to be a challenge for you because most noiseless blenders on the market are somewhat expensive.
See, you don’t have to worry if you have a noisy blender because there are some easy things you can do to reduce your blender noise. For example, move it far away from the wall and place it on a dish towel.
Since the blades are one of the most important parts of a blender, it is important that you take a close look at it before making a purchase. Thankfully, the blades of the blenders reviewed in this article are of high quality. Generally, good blades are durable, sharp and are able to cut through ingredient with ease.
Generally, blenders are easy to clean. But since all benders aren’t made the same, some are likely going to be a little difficult to clean. If the model you want to buy has removable blades, assess it to see if it is easy to remove and put together. Keep in mind that if you don’t assemble your blender perfectly after washing, chances are it is going to leak when it is in use.
Buying a blender that is warranty protected is a smart move, as you will be covered if it malfunctions or breakdown. Thankfully, the Oster 6812-001 and other blender reviewed in this article are warranty protected.
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