How to use a blender
Modern technologies allow hostesses to easily cook dishes of any complexity. Mashed potatoes, pies, cocktails and much more is prepared in minutes using a blender. But not many users know how to use it, so that it will serve faithfully for many years. Appliance stores are packed to capacity with various devices for grinding and whipping products. Choose the optimal model is easy. It is more difficult to use the blender correctly, to take care of it properly.
Features of models
Blenders are divided into 2 types: immersion and stationary.
The stationary blender is convenient because when using it there is no need to control the process. The design of the blender consists of a rack with a motor and a bowl where the products are laid. At the bottom of the tank there are special knives made of stainless steel. The size of the knives are small, but very durable. The bowl itself is made of either glass or plastic.
The powerful engine which drives knives is built in a support of the blender. The power of the standard model is 700-800 watts. With such power, the device easily crushes nuts, fruits, vegetables, ice and even coffee beans. For solid ingredients, a pulsed processing mode is suitable, which combines work and pause for the motor. The bowl of the blender can be picked up by volume. The volume of the bowl in 1 liter is suitable for a family of 2-3 people. A large bowl, more than 2 liters, is suitable for a family of 3-5 people.
The stationary model needs a separate workplace, preferably flat, dry, and near an electrical source.
The disadvantages of this blender model are that the ingredients can be processed exclusively in the bowl included in the kit. You can load the bowl only up to the maximum mark indicated on the bowl. It is recommended to leave about 2 centimeters to the edge.
The advantage of this model is that there is no need to control the process of processing. The required amount of food is loaded into the bowl. Capacity is closed by a cover and the inclusion handle turns. Speed adjustable at will. Turning on the device, hands remain free and you can do other work at this time.
The submersible blender is more compact. The product is a rounded plastic box. Inside the box is a powerful motor. Due to the performance of the engine depends on the cost of the device itself. On average, the motor has a power of 200-300 watts.
Included with the immersion blender are nozzles for grinding. The first nozzle is like a leg with small knives. The material for the knives is stainless steel. With this nozzle you can make mashed potatoes, smoothies, chop greens. This version of the nozzle is convenient because it can be immersed in any container. The main rule is to have a deep tank.
The second addition is the corolla. The whisk is made of stainless steel. The whisk is designed for whipping and stirring liquids, cream and egg whites into a dense foam. But with the help of the corolla it is difficult to place a thick consistency, such as mashed potatoes. The third grade has the form of a grinder mill. The mill is a small bowl of approximately 500 ml. Inside are stainless steel knives. The size of the knives is larger than on the first nozzle. The bowl is closed with a special lid, which is attached to the main mechanism.
The immersion blender is more compact than the fixed one. It does not require a separate work area. Enough to allocate a little space on the kitchen shelf.
Blender is a real find for a modern housewife. With it, you can facilitate manual labor and reduce the cooking time of some dishes several times. The device is able to beat, stir, chop and grind. First of all, this device will be appreciated by young moms. When the time comes to feeding, the process of preparing mashed potatoes for the baby becomes more complicated. Fruits, vegetables and meat should be crushed into a homogeneous mass.
Whipped cream or cream of egg whites is now a reality if there is an immersion blender in the kitchen. With the help of a special nozzle-whisk, you can prepare a delicate stuffing for cakes and pastries.
Some home canned foods require careful processing of vegetables, fruits and berries. For example, a nozzle for grinding can be made lecho, a paste of mushrooms, meat or vegetables, grated berry with sugar. Vegetables and fruits become uniform mashed potatoes.
The blender can be used as a mill for solid products, such as cereals, nuts, coffee beans, spices. Special knives and high power help chop solid food.
But it is worth remembering that the motor with such manipulations needs rest. That is 1 minute of work 1 minute of rest.
On the Internet you can find a lot of useful and simple recipes that are prepared using a blender. Soup - mashed potatoes, mousses, cottage cheese desserts, dough for baking, and many other dishes are easy to prepare with the help of a wonder grinder.
The process of making fragrant mashed potatoes will not take long if your blender has a special nozzle. The nozzle looks like a leg. Additionally, it has an extension with holes at the bottom, like a grinder. To soften the potato nozzle has knives choppers. Mash with such a nozzle will be easier than ever.
Spheres of use
The blender combines several home appliances often used at home: a meat grinder, a grinder, a mixer, and a food processor. Instead of 4 bulky devices, modern hostesses prefer to use one. Immersion and fixed blender is used exclusively in the home. Sometimes stationary and immersion blenders are used in restaurants and cafes for making delicious desserts and snacks.
Using a blender, you can easily chop and process raw and boiled vegetables, meat or fish. Experienced owners have left feedback and recommendations on the processing of products that contain a small amount of water or juice. During the processing of dry and solid products, the blender needs a break. During continuous operation, the motor becomes very hot and may burn due to overload.
The immersion blender can process products in any container. The main thing is that the tank was deep. If the products are processed in a shallow bowl, then there is a chance to sprinkle the room with pieces of food. The temperature of the products should not be too high. For example, if you are preparing a cream soup, you should not immediately take a blender. It is recommended to leave the soup to cool, and only then grind the vegetables with a nozzle-leg.
If a stationary device is used, compliance with the temperature regime is a necessary measure. Plastic and glass from which the container is made may darken from hot food. Dark spots can not be removed. It is recommended to wait 10 minutes and get to work.
When working with any appliances, it is important to observe the rules of operation and safety, since the device interacts with food, sometimes with moist, sometimes with oily. In order for the blender to be useful, manufacturers prescribed the rules for competent use. When processing products, immerse the blender only until the middle of the nozzle. It is necessary to ensure that food does not get into the motor of the device.
After work, disconnect the device from the network. Remove soiled nozzle from device. The nozzle is washed under running water with a mild detergent. All parts are dried. In no case should wet nozzles be connected to the device, otherwise the device may be damaged. The motor housing itself can only be cleaned with a soft, slightly damp cloth.
It is impossible to wet the motor, otherwise the device will die ahead of time!
The stationary blender can be cleaned in the following way. Pour cool water into the bowl and start the engine. A couple of seconds of intensive work and the bowl will be cleared of food debris. Next, you just need to rinse the bowl under running water and dry. The stand itself can not be washed. It is recommended to simply wipe with a cloth, after disconnecting from the network.
Do not overload the blender motor. Manufacturers recommend stopping the grinding process for a few seconds. Break time depends on the hardness of the products. If, for example, fruits of juicy fruits are ground, then a break can be made after 3 minutes of work. When processing nuts or coffee beans, the device must take a break every 30 seconds. More expensive models have a thermal resistance that automatically cuts off power when overheated.
Although the blender is considered a grinder, the manufacturer recommends processing only the fruit cut into small pieces. Before work, it is necessary to carefully treat, clean from seeds, peduncles. Large pieces of excessive load on the motor device, which can lead to untimely breakage.
It is worth remembering some rules when using a stationary blender. This type of device does not crush a small amount of food, such as greens. A small portion of the food may overload the motor. Particular attention should be paid to the material from which the product is made. Cheap models are made of plastic. Caring for plastic should be with extreme caution. Do not overload, do not drop and periodically clean. Models made of metal should not be subjected to aggressive cleaning with powder and metal sponges.
With proper use of a blender, you can create real culinary masterpieces. The process of cooking will be reduced several times. Caring attitude to the device will prolong his life for many years.