The Crowdstorm guide to buying stand blenders
Welcome to Crowdstorm’s guide to stand blenders. Here we’ll walk you through the basics of blender buying, making sure you get to compare the best blenders to meet your personal needs.
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What is a stand blender?
As it says on the tin, a stand blender is a fixed unit that will sit firmly on its base in the kitchen and blend (or mix) to your heart’s content. What they add in fiddliness and sometimes difficulty to clean, they make up for in raw power and adaptability.
If you’re in a hurry and, for example, want a chunky soup a hand blender will do the job – but more a smoother blend in no time at all you really can’t beat a stand blender. But with varying power settings, you’ll find your stand blender is up to any task and can often do it in less time.
These are the Swiss army knives of blenders: whether you’re making baby food, smoothies or a cocktail one of these babies will do it all. Although there arealso now many models that specialise (such as specific soup makers).
Stand blender basics
Here are some key considerations when buying a new stand blender:
Jar/jug size: Large stand blenders will blend a lot more volume that a hand blender can manage, so if you’ve got several hungry mouths to feed they can be a godsend. However consider kitchen space – larger models tend to be heavy and space hungry, so think about where your new blender is going to live! Do you really want to be dragging it in and out of a cupboard, or will a smaller model suit your kitchen better?
Jar/jug material: The majority of stand blenders will come with a plastic jug, but some do have a glass jar instead. Plastic is of course safer in terms of potential breakages, but plastic can mark easily as well as hold onto smells and flavours.
Power: Depending on how hard you’re intending to make your stand blender work, power can be an important consideration. You’ll find wattages tend to range from 300-700W, so look higher end if you’re wanting to tackle tougher items such as potatoes and carrots – or even coffee beans.
Settings: If you’re picky about the thickness of your soups and smoothies, having a good array of speed settings is a must.But the best blenders will set you up to stir, puree, chop, mix, or liquefy. You may also want to consider how clearly markings are represented on the blender, as well as the jig; especially if you have any sight issues.
Blade types: While one blade type should be fine for the basics, you’ll find better quality stand mixers will either come with a variety of blades or have them available as extra purchases. You’ll find special blades for everything from making milkshakes to cutting ice! Also, unless you’re on a very tight budget, ensure the blades are stainless steel.
Style and colour: We’ve really moved on in terms of blender style. Silver, black and white are of course still the most common colours but if your kitchen needs a splash of colour, you’ll find a whole host of colourful stand blenders to liven up your countertop. But also consider practical limitations: how high is your blender? Will it slide in under your kitchen cabinets?
Price: You can pick up a cheap stand blender for less than £25, while at the other end of the scale a designer model can set you back £500 or more! While a super cheap model may be appealing, take a good look at the specs and read some blender reviews before committing to a low cost model: consider wattage (power), jar size, ease to clean and different power settings.
I’ve found the best blender: what do I do next?
This is the easy part! Once you’ve found the best blender to suit your needs, simply click through to the deal of your choice.
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