In Nigeria, Blenders are also referred to as grinders and mixers. However, not all mixers are grinders. Blenders are versatile in their use. You can mix drink and make juice, grind pepper, blend yams or mashed potatoes with them. They come in different sizes and designs.
There are basically two types of blenders in the market: The hand mixer and the table mixer.
|Table blender||Hand blender|
Although most blenders and portable, the hand mixer is easier to take along, hide away in hanbags and luggages. With the right accessories, the hand mixer can do all the table mixer does.
The most important thing to consider is the purpose for which you are buying the blender. What are you going to use it for? This will determine what feature is most important to you. There is no need spending money on features that are not relevant to you. In general, you should consider the features below:
For those of you that will be using your Blenders for more heavy uses like mashing potatoes and yams the horsepower of your mixer will matter. Typically, 1 horsepower equals 746 watts. Blenders with higher watts do cost more.
Table mixers and hand mixers come with various speed setting. Some mixers have just 1 speed, some 2-speed or 3-speed while others have 4-speeds. Depending on what you will be doing with your mixer or blender, the more speed control the better. When mixing potatoes or yam you may find that the thicker the mixture the slower the mixer becomes. The mixer may struggle to keep up. So the ability to increase speed is a good factor to consider when buying mixers and blenders.
|A blender can have up to 7 or 9 extra mixing jars. When a blender has 2 mixinge jars it is refered to as 2-in-one in Nigeria. Some blenders come with just one standard mixing jar. Others come with multiple mixing jars from the very small mixing jars to the long ones. The most popular grinders and mixers come with 3 to 8 extra mixing jars so it is not unusual to hear or 7-in-one blenders. The great things about the small extra mixing jar is that they give finer or smother grinding for traditional spices like Ogbono seeds, Egusi seeds or groundnuts than with the larger taller jars. Whether you are buying a hand mixer or table mixer, consider if you have the right mixing jars for your purpose.|
It is a plus if your blender parts are available so that if anything goes wrong to technician can replace them. With popular brands like Philips, Binatone, Kenwood etc sold in shops like Konga, Jumia etc online you will certainly be able to find parts for your blenders but make sure you check with the shop first.
Price does determine which one you buy. People buy according to their budgets. However, know that you get what you pay for. The price of blenders depends, among other things, on the horsepower, the design and the extra jars that come with the blender. A 7-in-one blender is usually more expensive than standard blender that has only one tall jar. Please search out prices and compare them here at Ngpricehunter.com to be sure before buying.