What is Blender? This device, which is intended to make our lives easier in the kitchen. This device is capable of in a jiffy chop nuts, mix the ingredients for a cocktail, turn the meat stuffing and so on. Many housewives for their kitchens to buy a food processor. This piece is comfortable and able to cope with a large number of tasks than a blender, but in each barrel has a fly in the ointment. Food processor occupies a lot of space compared to the blender, and it is no secret that just free space in our kitchens, and not enough. Therefore rarely seen, to a food processor just standing in the kitchen, most likely, it is disassembled in a locker, and to use it you need to get and compile, and then wash and hide. And if you only need to cut the onions? In general, a waste of time and effort. And let's be honest, we hardly ever use half the processor for their cooking needs. Therefore, the blender in this regard looks in a more favorable light.
The types of blenders
Now we should ask for what it needs we should buy a blender. If, for example, most often in their kitchens do you do all kinds of milling, make breadcrumbs, chops onions, cheese, meat, then you will approach the immersion blender. It is a metal or plastic leg that descends to the vessel in order to perform the necessary actions.
If you want to buy a blender to mix the ingredients for the cocktails, then you will be more useful in stationary blender. It looks like a glass or plastic bowl, the bottom of which are rotating knives.
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Stationary blender Generally, stationary blender in Europe called shaker, as it is often used for mixing cocktails. But we have this name did not stick, because we are speaking about a shaker, imagine something in which poured or sprinkled all the ingredients and mix it with the help of simple gestures.
Most often used for stationary blender ice pick, cocktail mixing, whipping protein. Compared with the immersion blender it has its advantages, it does not need to hold in your hands, you just need to press a button and blender will make all by himself, he is often much cheaper blenders, it is not necessary to wash, in the majority of models of stationary blenders present self-cleaning function. This function is simple and easy, and will protect your hands from cuts sharp blades of the blender. In order to wash the blender container pour unheated water and turn on the blender for a while himself. Quickly and conveniently.
An important feature of stationary blenders is, and what made him the cup. There are two options glass and plastic, both options have their pros and cons.
Glass does not darken, does not absorb odors, but if such a bowl is broken, it will be very difficult to replace. Plastic cups do not break such blenders cheaper the price, compared with glass. But the downside is that the cup may darken over time. In addition, such blenders is not recommended to pour hot products. By the way, in some of the new models of blenders bowls are made of special plastic, which does not darken and does not absorb odors.
Also, the volume of the cup without significance, should think before you buy, how much is needed for your family. On sale you can find a model with a cup of 400-500 ml to 2 liters. The journal wishes to recall that the useful volume of slightly less than indicated in the specifications, as can not fill the bowl completely. In other words, when you select a stationary subtract from the blender bowl volume of about 200 ml - it will be useful volume.
The third characteristic is the power. The higher the power in the blender, the faster it will cope with the task. Recommended power range of 300-600 watts, whereas, for example, make a milkshake (milk mix, ice cream and syrup) you can for 15-20 seconds.
sales hit among stationary blenders are models from manufacturers such as Philips, Tefal, Moulinex, Kenwood, Bosch.
Price range varies depending on the functionality. From 900 rubles (for example, Philips HR 2860, 220W power, the volume of the cup 400 ml) to 2,600 rubles or more (Bosch MMB 2000 600 W, the volume of the bowl (glass) - 1750 ml, chopping ice, speed control).
Immersion blender Immersion blender looks like iron or plastic legs, which in turn falls into the container in which you want something to mix. Immersion blender is most often used for grinding ingredients. It will be indispensable if you have a toddler, since the preparation of children's mashed potatoes and cereals, we spend a few minutes. It is also very useful if you need to make a small amount of work, it takes up little space and can be operated in any containers.
Immersion blender is more suitable to chop onions, make breadcrumbs, minced meat stuffing (in small quantities), finely chopped vegetables and fruits. But it also has its drawbacks: the immersion blender to constantly hold in their hands - if in front of you a large amount of work, the hands can get tired. Just as in stationary blender, is an important characteristic of the material from which the leg is made, if it is plastic, it will be much cheaper blender. However, the plastic can not be lowered into the hot product - for such purposes, keep an eye blender with iron foot.
Do not forget also about the power and the number of speeds. The greater the power, the faster our loyal assistant to cope with the task, and our hands do not get tired. It is also important number of rates, since more of them, so it is more convenient to us to select the optimum speed for this particular product (and the higher the price of the blender).
Immersion blender Complete with immersion blender can keep additional nozzles (eg, whisk for whipping eggs and others). But it is unlikely to give preference to the blender, which compared to the same only one or two additional nozzles. Think, perhaps, is that a nice bonus to the purchase that you never take advantage of! Therefore MirSovetov recommends that you select the model that is more convenient for everyday use. Those. It has plenty of power for all tasks assigned to it, and makes it possible to regulate at its discretion speed. By the way, a smooth change speeds - not a fad, but a very useful option.
Most of all prevalent blenders brands such as Philips, Bosch, Siemens, Braun. Immersion blenders are more stationary.
The easiest immersion blender costs about 900 rubles (Braun MR 404, power 300 W, capacity 500 ml). The most powerful and complete with model blender submersible will cost 2250 rubles or more (eg, Braun MR 6550 M CA V, 600 W, 15th infinitely variable speeds, a beaker of 500 ml, complete there is an additional attachment, whisk, chopper ice and optionally two vacuum vessel).