How To Use Blender For Beginners? – Buying Guide

People before going to buy blender should always do thorough research on what they want, their requirements, prerequisites, the size of the blender, the material of the jar, capacity, motor power, etc. Although there are people that I know who will cross-check all of the points mentioned above, then again, there comes another group that won’t even bother with it. They will just look at the size, and that’s all. What about the settings and controls?

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Nowadays, with technology, a simple basic utility blender has also undergone a lot of changes, such as the material of blender, and the type of blender. This type of blender can create a huge difference in the way you use it. Therefore, we will first begin with some of the most common types of blenders. So that you may get accustomed to the idea that the blender world is not only made of the boring bulky blenders.

How To Use Blender?

Using a blender becomes very easy after you have got the hang of it. But as a beginner, it may lead to many confusions and dilemmas. But worry not dear newbie, we are here to give you a helping hand. Just follow our lead on your first time of using a blender, and I am sure with time you too will become a pro in it.

  1. Start by chopping all the ingredients into a medium to small size, if they are hard ingredients or solid food.
  2. Next, connect the plug into a nearby port.
  3. Now attach the jar into the base of the blender tightly and put the ingredients inside it. Make sure that you have left some space on the top for circulation.
  4. Press the lid on top of the jar, and attach it tightly.
  5. Now while keeping one hand on top of the lid, to keep it firmly in place, start by pushing the lowest speed setting. After some seconds, move on to one speed higher than that and gradually keep moving to the highest speed until its done.
  6. If you want your paste to be a little more on the liquid side, just keep adding some water slowly into the mixture.
  7. While you are using the blender, in case the jar starts feeling warm. Immediately turn it off and let it rest for a while. As soon as it has cooled off, you can go back to the grinding process.
  8. After you are done with your blending, remove the ingredients from the jar into a bowl and wash the jar with some water. Make sure that you never immerse the motor into water, as it may go through some short circuit. Instead, use a towel to wipe it clean.

  Countertop Blender User Guide

These are the most common type of blender and something that you will find in almost every household. The name given to it is because it is very easy to put on top of the kitchen countertop and use it. The countertop blenders come with a huge motor as a base with the settings on it, and a jar with a lid. This jar can either be made of glass or stainless steel. It depends upon which one you like the most. The countertop blenders should be your first choice if you are a person who loves to make smoothies, paste, and some other health drinks. Most of the Countertop blenders that we have tested come with anti-skid feet, so you don’t have to worry about the machine vibrating and getting displaced while it is operating.

Tips to use Immersion Blender 

Immersion Blenders: Also known as the handheld blenders, these immersion blenders also fall into the must-have accessories in the kitchen. Let me tell you why. First of all, it is very lightweight, compact and modern in design. The immersion blender looks like a rod with a comfortable grip on one end and the other end connected to blades. All you have to do is immerse the blades into a bowl, and it will grind all your ingredients into a fine paste. Made for supposed light grinding work, if you compare both the immersion and countertop blender with each other based on how powerful they are, the countertop blender will surely win. But the good part about an immersion blender is that the capacity of the blender never restricts you. It can blend as much food at once that is present in the bowl.

Why do I need a Personal Blender?

The personal blender is one of my favourite choices as it is very small in size and can be carried easily from one place to another. They are usually powered by charging through a USB cable. Personal Blender looks like mini smoothie bottles, which will store your smoothie, and you can drink directly from it while you are going off to work or are going for a jog in the park. They are generally cheaper than both the countertop and immersion blenders due to its size. Although the personal blender is good for people who love to go camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities, you still cannot expect it to do a tough job like grind coffee beans.

Tips To Know Before Using Blender

Using a blender is not rocket science if you know what you are doing. But if you are a beginner or a newbie who has just bought a blender and has no idea what to do, we are going to share some of the basic tips and tricks that will make your life a lot easier.

  1. Whenever you are thinking of grinding solid food like vegetables, frozen items, or any other thing like fruits, dry fruits, make sure that you cut them into small pieces before putting them into the jar of the blender. It makes it easy for the blades to cut them through. Faster and easier on the motor.
  2. Always before pushing the ‘on’ button in a blender, make sure that the lid is tightly secured, as the air pressure created inside can make the lid go off, and the ingredients spill through your entire kitchen. Just to be on the safe side. Always put one of your hands on top of the lid while using it.
  3. While grinding, never press the highest speed switch first. Always start from the lowest speed and move on to the highest speed gradually. If you directly put the blender into the high mode. It may result in the motor as well as the blades getting damaged.
  4. Never, and I repeat, never fill your blender to the brim. Always leave some room at the top for the movement of ingredients as well as built-up air pressure. There should be enough space in the jar for the ingredients to move freely.
  5. Some cases or situations where the blender while operating may feel like getting jammed. It happens when you have filled the jar too much. But we are humans, and mistakes ought to happen, so don’t worry about it. Just turn it off, open the lid, and push the ingredients gently down using a spatula or spoon.

Conclusion

Vroom! Vroom! And Whoosh! Goes the blender, and that’s what people think about using a blender. Just switch it on, it will blend your ingredients and the splash goes into the mixture into the bowl. But it is not that easy. A blender can have lots of components, settings, speed variations, pulse control, and so much more. You may not be aware that by using the wrong speed setting for the wrong ingredient; indirectly, you are harming the life of the motor provided with the blender. So make sure to refer this Tips to Know Before Using Blender.

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