Smoothie Equipment Requirements (continued)

  • Lid. Choose a lid that has a removable chute where you can add ingredients while processing is going on. This way, there is not need to press the Stop button when you need to add more ingredients.
  • Capacity. The average capacity of blenders is from one to three liters. In case you are planning to make a large volume or you want to mix in a lot of ingredients, then you might think of getting a larger one. Of course, you also have to consider storage space.
  • Type. There are two types of blenders: countertop and immersion. Countertop types are more common. These are the ones that have a base and a container to blend the ingredients in. An immersion blender is hand-held, shaped like a stick and has a blade at the bottom. This kind consumes less power but it also has limited functions. It is mainly used for pureeing, mixing and chopping soft fruits and vegetables. In spite of its limitation, the immersion blender is still used by many because it is very handy and portable.

There is no hard and fast rule to apply when choosing the right blender. Know first what kind of smoothies you will be making and then go from there. Some blenders can be very expensive, providing all the features necessary for all kinds of smoothies. However, this may not be the best one for you because you might not need all the functions. Choose wisely and optimize the use of your blender.

Of course, you will also be utilizing other kitchen implements in making smoothies. At times, you will need a knife to slice fruits and vegetables. A paring knife is handy when you need to peel off the skin of some ingredients like apples, pineapples and carrots.

Some smoothie drinkers insist on the freshest ingredients and they choose to mix only fresh juices. If you are one of them, you will need to have a juicer in addition to the blender.

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