Features and benefits
The blender juicer is distinguished by its versatility. This type of 2-in-1 kitchen appliance belongs to small household appliances, although the size of this design is rather large, since it combines the function of a blender plus a juicer in one device at the same time. This universal type of household appliances is perfect for modern housewives, especially for families who adhere to a healthy diet and tend to consume maximum vitamins. In addition, it is an indispensable thing for those who can not decide what is most needed: a juicer, a mixer or a food processor. This indispensable device can perform the role of any of the above kitchen appliances.
The advantage of this type of home appliances is that it is very multifunctional. It can be used for the preparation of fruit and vegetable cocktails, juices, mashed potatoes and other healthy dishes and drinks. Juicer with blender function will allow you to cook the most healthy food at home.
The device of these two structural elements, at first glance, has almost the same common similar type of structure, but they perform completely different functions. In the inner part of each of this element is the base with knives, but they have an excellent purpose. In the juice squeezing section, there are knives with a mesh, and in the chopper section, there are larger blades, cutting or mixing products. On many devices there is a function for adjusting the speed and power of a separate blender and a separate squeezer. This button on the first element of the device will speed up the grinding process and affect the consistency of the substance obtained, and on the second element the button adjusts the amount of squeezed juice.
Blender, first of all, is designed for mixing products, but it also performs other functions, and the juicer performs only one of its main role-spinning. Of course, it is possible, by chopping vegetables or fruits for a long time with a blender, to make juice, but it will be very thick, and a large amount of pulp will float in it. That is why the function of the juicer in this device is indispensable. In this part of the design there is a special container for accumulated thick pulp, which allows you to separate it and get pure juice of liquid consistency. As a rule, in all such household kitchen appliances, these two elements function separately, having only a common basis and common power supply from the network.
Another difference is that usually the function of squeezing the juice is limited to a certain time interval, and the execution time of the grinder function is not limited to anything. In addition, the brand and its capacity are designed for a small volume of products, while the juicer is designed for large volumes. That is why it is more often used to prepare stocks of juice for the winter or for a large family. Blender is usually run in order to prepare one or two servings of a cocktail or mashed potatoes.
The functionality of the blender in this device is more extensive. He can make mashed potatoes, chop ice, replace a food processor and even a meat grinder. With it, you can easily cook the overcooking of vegetables for soup, you do not have long and painstakingly chop them. But this element will not be able to fully perform the function of squeezing juice. That is why the 2 in 1 device is so convenient and versatile.
Manufacturers recommend using this element of design for the manufacture of cocktails or the so-called thick vegetable or fruit "smoothies." Some even prepare such drinks for breakfast, they can also replace a light dinner. This cocktail has a very dense and pleasant uniform consistency. The blender is able to grind any hard and soft foods: apples, oranges, bananas and other fruits, carrots, broccoli and other greens, berries, nuts, cereals and cereals, as well as curd with grains and other dairy products. It can be interesting to combine different products, to conduct unusual experiments, but some manufacturers even bundled with this device offer special booklets with juice recipes for juicers and blender cocktails, which are designed specifically for this particular model.
These complex devices have a second indispensable function - juicers or spin, depending on the model. At first glance it may seem that these are two identical functions, but in fact they differ greatly. Both functions are very different from the role of a blender, because they helped to prepare a more liquid substance. But the juicer allows you to get a cleaner and more transparent juice; to use it, it is not necessary to peel and cut the products. This feature is best suited for working out and obtaining juice from solid vegetables and fruits.
The spin function is different from the above, it is faster than the previous one and allows you to prepare more liquid in a short time. For example, a Philips-made device that has a spin function can, in a single approach, squeeze out more than two liters of pure juice, and you will not need to change the capacity for accumulated pulp.
This feature helps to get a thicker natural fresh juice, which will be rich in vitamins and fiber. This substance saturates the body better and more favorably affects it. Nutritionists recommend to use just such a juice during weight loss, because it accelerates metabolic processes in the body.
Spin blender is more suitable for soft berries, fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits, tomatoes or strawberries. In this regard, this function is inferior to the juicer in diversity, but the spinning has great speed and performance. In this case, the device can use pre-soaked in water nuts, hard fruits or vegetables, and then the effect will be no less good.
Nowadays, not many brands produce 2 in 1 blender juicers. As a rule, these are two separate devices. But some brands still make such devices, these are: Bosh, Bartscher, Philips, Panasonic, Star and some other manufacturers of home appliances. Buyers are best rated brands Bartscher and Panasonic.
Bartscher brand juice extractor is very popular. It is very powerful and allows you to adjust the spin speed or grinding. It contains one case, on which either a blender or a juicer is installed, at the same time these two devices cannot work. But its body, as well as knives-grinders are made of high-quality stainless steel. Its only drawback is a fairly large weight of the structure.
Philips HR1840 / 55 blender and juicer have good reviews. A jug for juice, a container for a blender and a brush for cleaning the device are included in the package. It has a speed and power regulator for grinding or spinning, as well as an interesting and stylish design. In addition, on the basis of this design, there are comfortable legs with suction cups that protect the appliance from falling, since during operation such devices vibrate strongly and can easily slide out of the kitchen working surface.
Another high-quality and convenient model that is popular is the Panasonic MJ-M171 blender / juice extractor. Its price in stores ranges from 10,000 rubles to 15,000 rubles. The capacity of the blender, as well as the juicers in this model is one liter, and the weight of each element with the design will be about three kilograms. The juicer has a constant supply of juice, in addition, the set has a brush for quick cleaning of the grid and a container for collecting pulp.
The design is also equipped with an automatic circuit breaker, which prevents the motor from burning out. You can also adjust the speed: there are 2 speeds and a pulsation function. The speed of the juicer in this device is 13000 rpm. This model is made in Malaysia, it has a good, reliable and high-quality design.
The blender bowl in this Panasonic device is made of glass. The centrifuge of a design is made of high-quality stainless steel. Consumers really like this model, they indicate that this device has been working for years without a glitch. Buyers note the purity of the obtained juice, as well as the fact that the pulp is completely dry, that is, fruits and vegetables are used to the maximum. This model of small household appliances has only positive reviews, the only drawback that consumers have noted is that the blender bowl and juicer bowl have dyed a little after use, but buyers write that this is not critical.