Kitchen Blender Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What Is a Kitchen Blender?

A blender is a kitchen appliance, used for making a variety of things such as soups, baby food, smoothies, milkshakes, and other healthy drinks.

It can also be used for chopping, mincing, blending, puréeing, and emulsifying a variety of other things. Normally blenders come in a variety of speeds anywhere from 3 to 16, all kitchen blenders have a jar or carafe with a capacity of anything from 40 to 60 or more ounces.

Blenders come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, and they have 2 to 4 spinning blades at the bottom of the jar used for mincing. These blades are made from stainless steel aluminum and sometimes plastic.

Can you tell me how to use a blender safely?

Yes, of course I can.

A blender clearly is not a toy for children, and can be a dangerous machine if not used properly.

First and foremost never ever under any circumstances place your hand in a blender while it is plugged in or running. Secondly always make sure your lid is securely in place and all proper locks and activation procedures are followed according to the users manual.

Speaking of the users manual always make sure to read Your Users Manual when using any kitchen appliance especially one as dangerous as a blender.

When cleaning your kitchen blender always make sure that it is unplugged unless you are using the cleaning cycle on some blenders. Do not let children use a blender unattended, and I personally suggest you do not let any children under the age of five years of age use a blender at all. I am in no way shape or form advising any adults to allow a child to use such a dangerous piece of machinery and you do so at your own risk.

How do I use a kitchen blender?

Using a blender is extremely easy but care must be used when using any piece of equipment or kitchen appliance which can be dangerous like a blender.

Make sure to read your owner’s manual first for all necessary safety precautions and operating procedures, the first thing you must do in order to use your blender is decide what you are going to make, gather your ingredients, and place them following the instructions for your recipe into the blender.

Then choose your desired settings among the blenders many options, cover and lock, and press the appropriate blender setting, and blend for the appropriate amount of time for your food to reach the desired consistency.

How do you chop in a blender?

If your blender is equipped with a pulse feature simply place the desired food item into the carafe, and press the pulse button for a moment then release repeat this process until you have chopped or minced your food into the desired size. If you do not have a pulse feature choose one of the lower settings turn it on and off at a reasonably quick pace until you have reached the desired chunk size.

How Do I Fix a Blender?

Due to the possible injury potential of fixing electronic device such as a blender, I am not at liberty to discuss the mechanical workings of a blender. I suggest you consult your owner’s manual for warranty information, barring that call customer support for the blender manufacturer of your choice and request assistance in repairing your unit.

How much should I put into a blender?

Your blender should never be more than half-full of a thicker mixture like a sandwich spread, or anything much thicker than ‘very thick’ oatmeal. For thinner things, such as things the consistency of cottage cheese, most soups, mixed drinks, and generally anything cottage cheese like or thinner, you can fill it all the way up to the top without fear.

The manufacturers instructions will tell you how much your blender can hold, reading those, and refraining from overfilling your blender will help keep messes to a minimum, also be sure to never start the blender motor until the lid is tightly sealed.

How do I control the texture of the things that I blend?

How coarse or how fine your finished product is depends largely on how long you blend it.

If you’re looking for a creamy base, or a smooth one such as a soup, or something like fused butter; you will want to work the garlic, chives, or other ingredients into the mix, before you add the butter.

You want to combine the smooth mixture first and then add everything else and only blend or mix it until it is the desired texture or smoothness for your finished product; the harder the substance, the later you want to add it.

If you’re looking for more coarse or rough chopping, turn your blender to a lower speed for just a few seconds, inspect the chop and then do it for a couple more seconds if needed. You can always repeat this, until you get the right texture.

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