What Are the Functions of Blenders?

By Gabriel Dockery

Blenders are a staple household appliance that have a long history in the culinary profession. Blenders make quick work of many kitchen tasks reducing the time required to complete a meal in many cases. Further, these electrical machines allow for multitasking in the kitchen as the machine does its work.

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Use blenders to combine ingredients smoothly.

Soups

Soups are easily created in blenders. Fill the blender with your ingredients and set it to the appropriate setting. The blender will uniformly blend and break down the ingredients into a soup that is blended in a matter of minutes.

Sauces

Sauces and other thick mixtures that require constant agitation for a prescribed period of time are easily made in a blender. Condiments such as mayonnaise, ketchup and BBQ sauce are blended to achieve a uniform taste throughout. Blenders also mix large spices, such as Capers, into sauces with the pulverizing blades.

Drinks

Thick drinks such as energy drinks, protein shakes and dessert shakes are created in blenders using only basic ingredients. The blender evenly distributes user-defined flavor mixtures into a base of ice cream or liquid. This provides a method of unique flavors to be created in home-made drinks.

Ice Crushing

Blenders serve as an excellent source of crushed ice when making bar drinks such as margaritas. A sufficiently powerful blender can turn an entire liter container of ice cubes into ice chips in just a few seconds of operation. The closed top also allows for increased safety in comparison with normal ice chipping methods as no ice shards can escape the container.