The modern day kitchen found in many homes today is very different to the kitchen that was used by our ancestors a few years ago. Today’s kitchen is a whole lot different thanks to the modern appliances that are used today. Whereas in the past the kitchen had a few pots, pans, ladles, a kettle, cooking sticks, knives, and a few other items, today’s kitchen has numerous different appliances each with different application.
One of the common household appliance found in the kitchen today is the blender. The blender is a modern appliance that is used to carry out a function that has always been carried out in kitchens since time immemorial. The blender is used to cut food into very small pieces and to mix up food contents. In the past, the people were content to do this using a normal kitchen knife.
Despite the task being tedious, as compared to the modern use of the blender, the people were still successful in using the traditional tools to make popular foods such as hummus which are ages old.
The blender helps to make the work of chopping up food into fine pieces very easy. Apart from making the work easy, blenders also help to accomplish the work much faster. Food that is blended is also much finer than food chopped up using a knife and the food is also mixed up better.
Blenders that are used today are appliances that are powered by electricity. A blender is basically an apparatus with blades fixed to a motor. When the motor is powered it rotates at a terrific powerful speed and in this way it blends the food.
The basic blender consists of a device that has a container with blades at the bottom. The food is put into the container and covered. The blades/ motor is then powered with a switch. The switch is used to control the motor. One can therefore control how much the food is blended and how fine it is chopped up.
There is also another type of blender known as the immersion blender. The immersion blender is a device that has a long handle with the extreme end fitted with the motor with blades. The other end is the handle and it contains the control switch. In this type of blender, one dips the end with the blades into a container with the food to be blended. Once the blades are in the food one can then switch on the blender and the food will be blended.
An immersion blender is a great appliance that has many advantages including the fact that it makes it easier to blend food. i.e one can blend food directly in their container. This includes blending cooking food such as hot soups. It is also quite portable and battery powered immersion blenders can even be used in the outdoors.
Immersion blenders do not need a lot of storage room. The best immersion blender will provide great service for a long time despite being more affordable as compared to the table top blenders.