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Compare different kitchen machines

To know which type of mixer you need, it's good to determine what you want to prepare. On this page, we'll help you make the choice for the kitchen mixer that suits you best. Found out that an immersion blender or hand mixer is less suitable for your work in the kitchen? If so, a stand mixer or food processor might suit you better.

1. Do you want to mix, knock or knead?

What do you want to do with a hand mixer? That is the main question if you're planning to use one of these machines soon. Will you mix, beat, or knead? Choose a hand mixer or stand mixer. This choice depends on the number of times you use the machine and the space you have left in your kitchen cabinets.

Immersion mixer or kitchen mixer

Hand mixer

Hand mixer

A hand mixer is a handy kitchen aid that does not require much space and is easy to store. A hand mixer is especially suitable for the following tasks:

  • Mixing: eggs, batter
  • Knocking: whipped cream
  • Kneading: doug

The hand mixer works with two garden to be disconnected. These are supplied with two whiskers and dough hooks as standard. With the accessories you can therefore carry out different preparations.

Prices:

  • Easy to store
  • For sporadic use
  • Easy to clean
Stand mixer

Stand mixer

A stand mixer processes ingredients in a large mixing bowl to make whipped cream, batter, or dough, for example. A stand mixer is especially suitable for the following tasks:

  • Mixing: eggs, batter
  • Beating: whipped cream
  • Kneading: dough

By default, a kitchen machine comes with a mixing bowl, a beater, a balloon whisk, and a dough hook. In addition, many stand mixers have extra (optional) accessories for cutting or grating small quantities, for example.

Benefits:

  • Process large quantities
  • Always within reach
  • Many adjustment options

2. Do you want to chop, cut or grate?

Will you chop, cut, or grate? Choose an immersion blender food processor. This choice depends on the number of times you use the machine and the space you have left in your kitchen cabinets.

Food processor or immersion blender

Food processor

Food processor

A food processor processes ingredients via a feed at the top of the device and turns them into different types of cut or chopped pieces. A food processor is especially suitable for the following tasks:

  • Chopping: spices, nuts
  • Cutting: vegetables and fruits
  • Grating: vegetables and fruits

A food processor includes a mixing bowl, a lid with a feed, and a cutting and grating disc by default. In addition, many food processors have additional (optional) accessories for kneading or mixing.

Pros:

  • Process large quantities
  • Always within reach
  • Many options
Immersion blender with food chopper

Immersion blender

If you do not have room for a food processor in your kitchen cabinets, a stick mixer is a good alternative. A bar mixer is compact and suitable for the following tasks:

  • Mixing: soup, sauce
  • Puree: puree, soup
  • Grinding: vegetables and fruits, nuts

Standard a hand blender is supplied with a bar mixer foot. In addition, many bar mixers have optional accessories that you can use. Think of a ballongarde or a chopper.

Advantages:

  • Easy to store
  • For sporadic use
  • Easy to clean

3. Do you want to puree or mix?

Are you going to puree or mix smoothies, soups, and sauces? Choose a blender or an immersion blender. It all depends on the number of people you want to cook for and on the space you have on your countertop.

Blender or immersion blender

Blender with red smoothie

Blender

With a blender, you can make a smoothie in a large pitcher. A blender is especially suitable for:

  • Mixing: smoothies
  • Pureeing: fruit and vegetables with liquid

The blender includes a large pitcher to mix in. Some blenders include a blend cup. You can make the smoothie in the blend cup and take it with you. A blender is a bit inconvenient to store, so it's usually located on the counter.

Benefits:

  • Mix large quantities at the same time
  • Always within reach
Immersion blender in measuring cup

Immersion blender

You mainly use an immersion blender for sauces, soups, and smoothies. If you use accessories, you can make even more dishes. Do you have an immersion blender without extra accessories? You can use it for the following things:

  • Mix: sauces, soups, and smoothies
  • Puree: vegetables, fruit, and nuts

An immersion blender takes up little space. In the included measuring cup, you can mix smoothies for 1 to 2 people. You can also use the immersion blender in pans or other containers.

Advantages:

  • Easy to store
  • Suitable for warm ingredients

4. Do you want to grind or crush?

In addition to the above preparations, you can of course work in many more ways in the kitchen. Think of grinding meat with a meat grinder or crushing ice with a chopper. We will explain these two kitchen assistants below.

Food chopper

Food chopper

A food chopper is a compact kitchen appliance to chop or cut fruits and vegetables. Sometimes you can also crush ice with it. A food chopper is especially suitable for the following tasks:

  • Chopping: vegetables and fruits, nuts
  • Cutting: vegetables and fruits
  • Crushing: ice

A food chopper always includes a chopping blade, and in some cases an emulsifier. If you're looking for a compact kitchen machine just to chop products, then the food chopper is the right choice.

Meat grinder

Meat grinder

A meat grinder is an electric or manual grinder with which you can easily and quickly grind your own meat. This way you turn your own minced meat or sausage. \ N \ nStandard a mincer is supplied with a grinding disc. Grinding discs can differ from mesh size, so you can vary between a fine, medium or coarse grind.

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