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How to Choose the Right Blender for Smoothie Making

 

Any blender will mix fruits and vegetables together to make a green smoothie. However, choosing the best blender will result in enjoying the best smoothies. Here are a few tips for making the right decision:

 

In general, the higher the power the motor the better the blender. Most blenders on the market today are between 500w and 800w but high street stores do sell ones up to 1,200w. The higher wattage blenders will be able to handle frozen fruit and ice much better and also manage thicker smoothie consistencies. It is recommended looking at one that has a minimum of 750watts if possible.

 

You should look for a wide and solid base for stability, when blenders are being worked hard they can vibrate quite a bit so you need a solid base.

 

Blenders come with either plastic or glass pitchers and there are advantages to each. Plastic are lighter and easier to handle but are prone to scratching (check too to make sure they are dishwasher safe). Glass pitchers are heavier to lift and pour from but are scratch resistant and very durable (unless you drop on the floor!). Generally, glass is better than plastic but as this is not being used for storage of food, the plastic is easier to handle. It’s really down to personal preference.

 

The size of the pitcher is something to think about too if you feel you will be doing more than one serving at a time. A bigger pitcher is better, though you might not need the larger size daily, if you have friends around or want to get your kids involved in making their own smoothies having the option of a larger pitcher is useful. Also look for a wide based pitcher as it is easier for the contents to blend and easier to clean.

 

The controls are also important. Smoothies can be messy (when doing them with kids at least!) so touch pads can be a lot easier to wipe off than buttons. Smoothie residue can tend to build up around buttons and switches so my preference is touch pads. Also consider whether you prefer the ability to vary the speeds or if you prefer pre-programmed options.

 

So when you are ready to upgrade to a Blendtec blender for this purpose, take a look at Blendtec Discount Coupons for more information.

 

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