A blender is one of the most important essentials in any kitchen, and they can be used for a variety of different things. One of the most popular ways to use a blender is to make smoothies. The choice of blenders on the market is massive, and they all vary in quality and effectiveness, as well as price, and it can be difficult to select the best blender to suit your smoothie making needs. That’s why we have compiled a list of the 10 best blenders for 2016. Have a look through the high quality products below, and you will be blending your smoothies in no time.
The countertop blender is a large blender that has a jug and lid attached to the motorized blade on the bottom of the machine. This blender is excellent for blending large quantities of ingredients for a longer period of time. If you are going to be making smoothies for the whole family, or when you entertain, then this is the blender to go for. The countertop blender is also powerful, and depending on the horsepower, it should easily be able to crush ice.
The immersion blender is a smaller handheld blender with a motorized blade at the bottom of a long shaft. This blender is better at working on a small amount of ingredients at a faster pace. It eliminates the need to move the ingredients from a blending jug into a cup, as the blending can be done in the cup, depending on the size. These handheld immersion blenders don’t have the same power as a countertop blender and they are not ideal blenders if you want to crush ice.
Precise Heat 16-Inch Stainless Steel Electric Skillet
The Precise Heat’s standout feature is its elegant looking, shiny steel body and lid. Because the lid matches the body, however, you are not able to glance at your food while it’s cooking without lifting the lid. If this matters to you, you might want to consider a product with a lid of tempered glass — three of the models on our shortlist feature this type of lid. In terms of temperature, the Precise Heat’s gauge begins at 225 degrees and ranges up to 425 degrees. The dial is small and some users find it hard to read and adjust. It gets hot very quickly, and most people who use this skillet tell us they fry, roast, and cook food at the lowest setting possible to avoiding burning. You won’t burn your hands on the hollow, stay-cool handles of this appliance, but you should definitely not touch the lid or body of the skillet when it’s hot. Cleaning up after you cook can be a bit of a pain with the Precise Heat, as food is more likely to stick.