Have you ever wondered why a blender is so big and heavy? If you have, then this article is for you.
In this article, we will discuss:
- Why are blenders so big?
- Do you need a big blender?
Ready to begin?
Why Are Blenders So Big?
When you consider how complicated a device a blender truly is, they are not that big. In fact, they are amazingly compact.
Inside a blender, you have a powerful little motor, cooling fan, vibration-dampers, an output shaft, bearings, bushings, power couplings that tie all the above together, and in most of today’s blenders, the electronic brain that makes it perform properly. That is a lot to be packed into a package that generally measures around one square foot or less.
Do I Need a Big Blender?
Whether you need a big powerful blender or not depends on how you are going to use it. If you will do nothing but make small batches of smoothies from non-frozen fruits and nothing else, a light blender in the 600-watt range will do this with ease. If you are going to start adding leafy greens, raw vegetables, ice, or other harder-to-blend items to the mix, you may want a more powerful appliance, even for small batches.
The beauty of a blender is the versatility it brings to your kitchen, and that is where having a powerful blender comes into play. A powerfully, well-built blender can:
- Create super silky smoothies from fresh or frozen greens, fruits, and vegetables.
- Crush ice.
- Emulsify mixtures.
- Grind grains into a meal or flour.
- Grind herbs and spices.
- Make hot soups without any cooking being required.
- Make instant ice cream.
- Make nut butter.
- Do many other things.
To have all of these capabilities without damaging your blender or shortening its life, you will want a model with a minimum of 1,000 watts of power, preferably one with 1500 watts or more.
You should also take note that a powerful motor isn’t where the story ends. Bigger blenders can process larger and more difficult batches of ingredients, which also places a more significant strain on the internal workings of the blender.
If you decide to buy a bigger blender, then be sure to purchase one from a reputable company that uses metal couplings, commercial-grade bearings and is known for its customer support and warranty service.
A few mixer brands we highly recommend include: