A good countertop blender does far more than just make milkshakes; it can be a great way to make healthy snacks and meals for your entire family. They are also a great way to keep your cooking chores to a minimum. Finding the right model is as simple as knowing the top three chores you expect to do with the blender and then finding the model that best suits those. There are different brands, models and styles, so that means you have limitless options.
No matter what kind of blender you are interested in, there are several things that you should keep in mind. To get the right blender for your needs, you should get the right size model. If you choose one that is too small, it will not be powerful enough for your needs. If you choose one that is too large, it will be unwieldy and difficult to clean and care for regularly.
A countertop blender that is too large will take up too much space and will end up relegated to a high shelf or in a distant cabinet. Once they get put in these places, they become less convenient to use and are largely forgotten. Instead of reaching into the dark recesses of a cabinet to make a milkshake, for instance, it will just seem more convenient to go ahead and go buy one. So much for the healthy smoothies and other choices you were going to try to have more often.
There are also some blender models that might have additional accessories and options- if you know that you are going to make a shake or a smoothie but nothing else, then those bells and whistles are not only unnecessary but will make the price you pay much higher. Instead of paying more money for options that you are not going to be using, choose a better name of the model that has the options that you will be using.
Another thing to consider when choosing your blender is how easy it will be to clean. There are those that have recessed buttons which makes surface cleaning as simple as wiping with a damp cloth. You should be able to take everything else apart and clean the individual parts easily, even those that can go right into the dish washer if you would like. If you don’t want to put your blender parts in the dishwasher or you just need a really quick clean up before using it again, add a little bit of dish soap and some water and let the machine do the work for you. Finish with a good rinse and your blender is ready for use again.
Having your countertop blender handy and ready to use whenever you need makes it a wonderful addition to your kitchen.