Written by Iris

Help with choosing a blender

You can use a blender to blend and mash various ingredients into smoothies, milkshakes, cocktails, baby food, sauces, or soups. On this page, I'll explain the differences between all kinds of blenders, and what to use them for. This way, you easily choose a blender that suits your personal preferences.

In short

Especially suitable for Unique feature
Smoothie to go blender Smoothies for on the go Pitches also serves as drinking cup
Power blender Also mix hard ingredients to an even mass Power of 1200 watts and Tritan pitcher
Vacuum blender Smoothies retaining their vitamins, color, and texture Blend without air and oxygen
Soup maker Make fresh soups quickly and easily Makes a hot soup out of raw ingredients
Basic blender Mix soft ingredients Useful, big pitcher

Smoothie to go blender

Ninja blender and blend cup filled with red fruit

Are you on the road a lot and do you mainly use your blender for making smoothies? Then we recommend a smoothie to go blender. The mixing cup also serves as a drinking cup. You simply turn the lid on the cup after mixing, and you're ready to go with your fresh smoothie. A smoothie to go blender is easy to use. You fill the mixing cup with ingredients and twist it on top of the blender. The blender starts mixing when you press the cup.

Power blender

Blendtec blender filled with fruit and cups with smoothies

A power blender has 1200 watts of power or more, and a Tritan mixing jug. Thanks to the powerful motor you can also mix hard ingredients like nuts, frozen fruit, and ice cubes. This blender is also suitable for professional and frequent use. The sturdy Tritan mixing jug can stand tearing and cracking. This makes a power blender last long. Use the highest setting to also heat ingredients while mixing. This way, you can make a fresh pasta sauce or soup.

Vacuum blender

Philips vacuum blender filled with red smoothie

Do you like making healthy smoothies with a lot of vitamins and a smooth texture? A vacuum blender is convenient. It allows you to blend fruit and vegetables without oxygen getting in. This prevents the ingredients from oxidizing, and losing vitamins and minerals because of this. Before blending, the blender first sucks all the air out of the pitcher. This stretches the ingredients. This makes the cutting easier and more even. Also, the smoothie stays fresh longer, since the color and structure remain the same for a longer period of time.

Soup maker

KitchenAid soup blender filled with orange soup

Do you only use your blender for making soup? In this case, we recommend a soup maker. Fill the blender with cold ingredients and prepare a hot soup within 30 minutes. Soup makers have a cooking element that boils the soup while mashing it. Some soup makers have a double walled pitcher. This keeps the soup warm for a longer when you place the pitcher on the table.

Smart blender

Vitamix smart blender with smartphone

A smart blender has a built-in Bluetooth connection. This way, you can operate the blender from a distance with your smartphone. You can choose from different programs if you download the accompanying app. Use it for making smoothies, peanut butter, or spreads. Follow the recipe using your smartphone or tablet and add the right ingredients. The blender delivers the desired end result.

Basic blender

Philips blender filled with vegetables, fruit, and nuts

A basic blender is suitable for making an occasional smoothie or dip. Basic blender usually have a large pitcher. This is made of plastic or glass. You can use it to make large amounts at once. Think carefully about the kind of ingredients you want to mix in your blender, since a basic blender isn't always suitable for crushing ice or hot ingredients.

A blender as smoothie maker

Use a blender to mix soft and products containing moisture, such as fruit or vegetables, into a puree. This makes it easy to make fresh smoothies or milkshakes. Is this sufficient for you? Then a so-called smoothie maker is a good choice. Do you use your blender daily? Or do you want to use it to cook all sorts of different dishes with? Choose a blender that suits your personal preferences.

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Iris Blender Expert.

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