- The difference between a professional blender and ordinary household
- Middle class
Blender is an absolutely necessary unit in any modern kitchen. It greatly simplifies the preparation of many more or less complex dishes.
Blenders are of two types: hand (homogenizers) and stationary.
Stationary It is a combination of a bowl for collecting the crushed product, which we pass through working knives (the grinding is done by the knives themselves) and manual on the contrary, we lower ourselves into a special bowl and grind the product ourselves. In this article we will talk about what a professional blender is, how it differs from the usual and why you should get it.
The difference between a professional blender and ordinary household
They have the same function - chop and mix products. Speaking simply the main difference between professional models is that they are an order of magnitude more powerful, they have much more durable parts and much more modes of operation. They successfully crush not only vegetables and fruits, but also ice, nuts and other solid foods. The body of professional models, as a rule, is made of stainless steel, so they are as strong and durable as possible. They also work much quieter than usual.
However, there is another significant difference - the price.
All of the following professional blenders can be divided into three classes:
In this group, the products of the following American brands: Vitamix, Blendtec and Waring". They produce the most powerful, durable and functional models. With their help, it is easy to make smoothies that are distinguished by good taste and benefit. This is the choice of raw foodists and lovers of proper nutrition. However, the cost of such models starts at about five hundred dollars - this is not an expensive pleasure.
There are blenders JTC Omniblend Series, Taiwanese production, which have similar parameters. Being almost as high-quality and functional as the models of this three brands, its cost is almost three times less.
It includes brands such as: "Vema", "Stadler", "Macap", "Bohum" (pr. Germany) and American "KitchenAid", "Hamilton beach". They cost about half the size of the elite, but they are about as much inferior to them. They have less power. They can be called semi-professional models, which are closer in parameters to household. Therefore, if you want to have a high-quality professional blender, then it makes sense to overpay for models of premium brands.
As a rule, these are Chinese copies of expensive American brands. They cost five or even happen, which is ten times cheaper compared to the elite class models. The most interesting thing is that, despite the fact that they are made from cheap materials and are doubtfully assembled, sometimes there are quite working models that can last for quite a long time and perform almost all the functions of elite-class blenders. Moreover, many of them are also able to work fine for quite a long time. But, unfortunately, most often they have far less quality and blunt knives that do well with splitting ice and do not grind anything else.
Professional models have common parameters, such as:
- High power 1560-2000 watts;
- Automatic gear shift mode. Up to 20 speed modes;
- The glass and the body are made of high strength materials such as polycarbonate and stainless steel;
- Sharp knives made of heavy-duty steel;
- More than twenty blending modes.
How to choose?
Pay attention to the specifications. It is best to choose models with less power, but a large number of revolutions per second. Technically, it turns out that the figure of power shows not the power of the apparatus, but the amount of electricity consumed. The best models have a capacity of two or three horsepower.
The most powerful unit can be called the one who most quickly and efficiently crushes and mixes. And for these purposes, the critical parameters are not only power, but also the strength and ability to automatically carry out the process.
Also high-quality blender has high-strength sharp knives with four and a large number of blades. Today there are actual knives with six blades, which consist of two working parts with three blades. Upper grind, and lower grind products. With the help of such knives, you can even make flour, which is not available for a conventional blender. He can also perform the functions of a juice extractor - chop fruits in a blender and then filter the juice through a sieve.
Next, think about what bowl you need. The more product you want to receive at a time, the larger the bowl you need. The standard volume of professional models is 1.5 liters, there are also glasses of volumes of 2 liters.
The measuring bowl will be irreplaceable if you mix products in exact proportions, in this case a 1.5 liter bowl with dimensional divisions will suit you.
If you want to get a lot of product, but the proportions do not play a big role, it is better to purchase models with a two-liter bowl.
Also important may be the presence of manual control, because sometimes the electronics can fail.
About terms of operation
In general, you can count on about 2 years of stable work. American brands give seven years warranty on their devices. If you bought a Chinese-made blender, expect that it will serve you no more than a year.
Overview of some models
Dream Samurai BDS-04 from Rawmid. This stationary blender with an enormous capacity of 2,900 watts, which perfectly crushes ice and other solid products, is excellent for making cocktails. It meets all the required parameters of the professional model of the elite class, is distinguished by reliability and durability, even with constant use. He has a lot of enthusiastic reviews, and the only drawback is its noise
Review blender Rawmid Dream Samurai BDS-04, see the video:
Profi Cook PC-UM 1006. Model with a relatively small capacity of 1250 watts with a metal case and a glass bowl. This is exactly the model that, at a relatively low power, works fairly quickly due to a good indicator of the number of revolutions per minute - 13,000. This is what is called the semi-professional middle class blender, which can be purchased at an affordable price of up to 10,000 rubles. At the same time, he is doing his job well.
How to make a green cocktail with a blender ProfiCook PC-UM 1006, see the video: