Blender Buyers Guide
First and foremost, the blades are the most critical part of the blender. Some blenders create a vortex that push the content towards the blades at the bottom of the jar. On the other hand, to get a better blend, some blenders have blades at different levels in the jar.
Next, look at how the blender is used. This will ensure the blender meets your needs. For example, some blenders can make hot soup. So, if that is one of the things you want to do, you will want to include those blenders in your short list.
Also, the size of the jar or container should be large enough to meet your current and possibly future needs. In fact, getting a blender with a small jar, will increase your work if you ever need it for blending larger amounts.
Now, the power of a motor is expressed in either horsepower (HP) or watts. By the way, one horsepower equals 746 watts.
Meanwhile, the power of the motor determines the power with which the blender can process content in the jar. Indeed, denser content in the jar will need a more powerful motor. For example, a jar filled with apple pieces will need more power than a jar filled with grapes. So, if you are mostly going to be using the blender for deserts, drinks and cocktails, you may not need a very powerful blender. On the other hand, if you are going to use it regularly for cooking, you may want to consider getting a more powerful motor.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a blender that cleans itself. Unfortunately, you have to do some work to make that happen. For one, you have to fill the container or jar with water and then add a drop or so of liquid dish soap. Then. run the blender for 30 to 60 seconds.
On the other hand, for the non-self cleaning blenders, you can let your dishwasher clean the jar, tamper, and other items that came with the blender. And, if that is not an option, you can clean them with your hands.
Next to power, speed is the most important aspect of a blender. However, rather than having just one speed at which the blades turn, it is better to several speeds which you can control with a knob or soft buttons on the blender. For example, there are times when you want to start your blend at a slower speed and then speed up the blender. Also, there are advantages to rotating the blades in pulses. Finally, to get the right texture, you need to be able to adjust the speed.
Finally, a good warranty is an indicator of quality. In fact, the longer the warranty period, the more likely the blender is going to last a longer time without breaking down.