Blenders are pretty simple machines. But they aren’t all created equal, not by a long shot. When looking for a blender you should be looking for a few simple characteristics. These characteristics will allow you to become a more informed purchaser. Buying a blender that’s right for you should be your number one priority. Armed with knowledge of the best features to look for, you’ll be sure to not make any beginners mistakes in your purchasing decision.
1. Make Sure It Has Durable Construction
The construction of the blender should be durable enough to withstand frequent use. One of the most frequent complaints about blenders is the plastic cracking where you twist on the plastic piece at the bottom. This seems to happen a lot with subpar blenders, so make sure you buy a name brand that isn’t going to leave you with this problem. Also, see if you can find a blender with a glass jar instead of plastic. Plastic can scratch and harbor bacteria.
2. Make Sure It’s Fairly Priced But Not Cheap
You don’t want to overpay for a blender but you really don’t want a blender that’s cheap either. I mean think about it, a blender is something that you use on an almost nightly basis, perfect for making everything from malts to soups to fruit smoothies. You don’t want to even consider a cheaply priced unit. A fairly priced blender is in the range of $40-$100. Anything above this will probably be an overspend and anything below isn’t worth your time.
3. Make Sure You Buy A Name Brand
This kind of goes without saying, but we thought we would mention it because some people may possibly overlook the fact that name brands generally outperform cheaper brands. Most people use the blender on weekly, sometimes daily basis. Skimping on this item purchase would be akin to just plain dumb. So, that said, look for name brands like Black and Decker, Oster, and KitchenAid as blenders that have high quality components like a dependable motor and strongly constructed plastic. Blenders made by these name brand companies will last you years.
4. Push Button Controls Are A Thing Of The Past
Push button controls are very difficult to clean. Food particles and grime get in between the buttons, making for a blender that will never again be as clean as the day you bought it. Instead, look for blenders with a dial, touchpad, or switch control. This makes clean up a snap.