Blenders come in all sizes, and which one is appropriate for you will depend on what you are using it for. There are small blenders for in-home use and cooking, all the way up to large commercial blenders factories use. Here are some of the most common types of blenders and what they are used for.
These small electric blenders are best for smaller, everyday cooking projects. They get the job done for most cooking needs you would need in your home, however there is not a lot of power in these blenders. Anything too thick will likely need a larger blender.
These blenders are not handheld as the hand blenders are, taking the brunt of the work from you and putting it on the blender itself. KitchenAid’s are often sturdier than hand blenders and can blend thicker mixtures with ease.
These may be the most common types of blenders. They come with a large jar or bowl to blend the contents in. Sometimes these blenders have a tough time mixing thicker mixtures, as the tall design of the jars makes it tough for thick mixtures to make it down where the blades are.
Some blenders are meant to blend just enough for one portion. These are great for those who like to blend a quick smoothie on the go. You can even get multiple blending jars and store your to-go mixtures for the week.
Restaurants and bars often utilize commercial blenders. While the standard commercial blender is roughly the same size as a standard at-home standing blender, these blenders pack a lot more power. They can quickly and efficiently blend mixtures to keep up with the fast pace of the companies that are utilizing them.
Even larger than commercial blenders are ribbon blenders. These blenders are large enough to mix all kinds of different products, not just food. Most of the products that people use have been blended with some type of ribbon blender. Companies use these large blenders to mix the ingredients of all sorts of things, such as lotions, shampoos, or even powder mixtures.
No matter what you are blending or mixing, there is a blender out there that will get the job done. Whether you are blending food right at home or mixing something commercially in a factory, you will be able to find what you are looking for.