Blend Up Some Fun!
If any of the small appliances in your kitchen could be considered “fun”, the blender would probably be the top candidate. After all, a blender can help you create milkshakes, omelettes, frozen margaritas, egg nog, custard, pancakes, pudding, and fruit smoothies – each of those is like having a party for your taste buds. Blenders can also handle more “serious” jobs like making purées for baby food and chopping up nuts. Pick up a blender from well-known manufacturers like KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Breville, Hamilton Beach, Margaritaville, and Krups and you’ll be blending your way to palette-pleasing drinks and dishes in no time.
The more portable version of blenders, also known as immersion blenders, are handy for quick blending jobs. The long, thin shape makes them ideal for mixing up drinks, sauces, and other foods inside their original container, saving you the trouble of transferring them over into your stand blender. Plus, they’re small enough to pack away into a drawer, reducing clutter on your counter.
These are the heavy duty machines that are perfect for larger blending jobs. Aside from shredding foods into tiny little bits, some models have advanced features like sautéing and cooking soups directly inside the blender. If you do a lot of big-volume mixing look for a blender with a larger volume jars to hold all the yummy stuff you’re blending up. Margarita fans will love the Margaritaville Frozen Drink Maker: just put ice in one container, all your ingredients in the other, and the machine does the rest, creating a full pitcher of delicious frozen goodness.