Looking at getting yourself a brand new blender? Confused with the choices available today. Yup, it was once rather easy to pick a blender. With limited brand names and even more limited models, it was simply a matter of how much you can spend and what power you need. Today, blenders come in all types, sizes and price points. Some are so capable they actually can become your sous chef. Others are cheap and just sufficient for the casual kitchen entrant.
So how do you choose your blenders? According to blendercritics.com it is a simple matter of understanding your requirements. Not everyone will need an ice crushing machine. Likewise, the necessity of getting a blender that can juice as well does not really fit into everyone’s need list.
Start with jotting down your exact needs. It can range from making Margaritas to just blending or chopping veggies for your pasta dish. Once you are aware of the usage your blender will be handling, time to look at options.
The Pro Level
Vitamix and Ninja are globally recognized as the pro-level manufacturers. They tend to make models that can sustain a commercial kitchen, let alone your single person kitchenette. If you heavily depend on a blender, then these options are ideal for you. However, for those once-in-a-while users, spending over $500 is never a good idea.
The Entrant Level
Oster has always made some of the best blenders at an amazing price point over the years. In fact, the previous generation lived and breathed Oster. Today however, they are considered an entry level brand and as such don’t often get the recognition they deserve. Reduction in production quality, cost cutting measures and manufacturing oversees has seen a gradual decrease in the popularity of this entrant level brand.
However, if money is a concern and you really aren’t going to use your blender all that much, then do consider an Oster. Under $70 you can find a model best suited to what you want to achieve with a blender. And do remember to read up a few blender reviews before deciding on an entry level model.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to your needs.