Some Options For Blenders

by Arnold Thomas

When you think of what belongs in a kitchen, you might think a blender is an important appliance to have. That may have been so, once, but these days you need tools that are easier to clean and faster to work with. You don't want to spend so much time in the kitchen, preparing and blending and cleaning. You just want a smoothie. However, there might be days that call for a special, time-consuming concoction. You want something that cuts your work in half and is durable.

When you think of a blender, you usually imagine a big, clunky thing that sits on your counter or hidden in the back of a cabinet. There's a better way, though. Stick blenders, or wand blenders, as they are sometimes called, are small, hand-held blenders that pack the same punch as their countertop cousins. They are easier by far to prepare for blending, and can be used for small jobs like smoothies and soups.

The motor is quite powerful, even though the device is small. It can quickly crush ice for your cocktails, and with a few add-ons it can even make whipped cream. The device is small enough to be used in most jars and glasses, and it comes with a long cord that helps you stay mobile in the kitchen. Clean-up is a snap- just let the blades spin in some hot, soapy water, rinse, and let dry.

You do want a reliable brand when you are shopping for a hand blender because you want yours to be durable and strong and long lasting. One of the most dependable brands is the KitchenAid. It has been trusted for many years and will likely provide good products and fine customer service for years to come.

The KTAKHB100 is one of the best and it is from KitchenAid. It has a stainless steel casing that ensures it will not be harmed by everyday usage. It is strong and easily emulsifies, purees, or purees anything you would like and comes in colors of white, red, or black to complement the decor of any kitchen.

The 300 model from them is also very well regarded. You can immerse it up to eight inches into whatever you are preparing and it also has a splashguard feature that insures that no mess will be made in the kitchen if you put a lot of ingredients into the bowl you are using.

One device can do so many things. There are a variety of add-ons, for anything from fluffing eggs into meringue to mixing cake batter.

If you want to get more creative in the kitchen, but you feel like you are just too busy, perhaps you should give hand blenders a shot. They are efficient and can be used to shorten the preparation of homemade foods so you can become your very own chef, or at least impress your guests. If you want a hand-held blender, look for KitchenAid brand to ensure that you get a durable, useful, high-quality product.

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