How to buy a blenderKitchen & Dining | Appliance wattage advisor | Blender buying guide
What to consider before you buy a blender
The type of blender you buy should depend on the purpose you want the blender to serve. Generally, high performance blenders will cost more, and will require more energy as they are made up of more powerful motors and faster moving blades. These sort of blenders will easily serve out frozen drinks, silky smoothies, and fiber-packed fruit juices in a flash! Blenders in this category require up to 500 watts of electricity.
The conventional blender will work just fine if you intend to perform regular domestic kitchen chores such as blending tomatoes, milkshakes and fresh fruit smoothies. They can also be used to blend dry foods like crayfish. Thus blenders in this category require between 300 watts and 400 watts of electricity.
The last category of blenders are the kind with exposed blades that are submerged into the food substance to be blended. These are usually hand-held and could come in handy when blending light substances like vegetable leafs in a pot. Such blenders do not require as much energy as the conventional and high performance counterparts.
The amount/volume of content a blender can take directly determines the power of its motor, and thus the amount of energy it will require to perform. So the bigger the volume of the container attached to the blender, the higher the chances that the blender will be made of more powerful electric motors, which implies higher wattage.
In general, the more sophisticated (high performance) blenders will cost more than the regular ones. Also, the materials and effort put into production and packaging may affect the cost.
Always remember to check for warranty. The duration of the warranty determines the confidence the manufacturer has in the product. Therefore the longer the warranty, the more confident the manufacturer is that the product is durable. Never buy an appliance with no warranty! Finally, you should buy from an authorized dealer to ensure that the warranty is valid.
There are many blender brands in the market. Always check the SONCAP and the warranty certificates (as said above). Additionally, you can tell us your experience with your appliance brand, or as your questions, in the comments section below.