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Blenders Vs Food Processors

Updated on July 4, 2016

There is no doubt that kitchen blenders and food processors have been ruling the kitchens of the people throughout the world for several years now. The utility of the product is best known to all the people who are fond of cooking. I am a good cook and have been cooking from the time when I was a teenager. I remember that I was just fifteen years old when I started to cook as a hobby and has been cooking till date.

It feels awesome to see my kids enjoying the food prepared by me. Just because my passion for cooking is so strong, I cannot live without essential kitchen accessories. Blender and food processor are a few of those accessories that has a special place in my kitchenette.

Though both of these kitchen accessories are important, the utility of both the products has been justified well in different places. While blenders work great with small kitchens, food processors are good for bigger jobs.

Kitchen loaded with appliances is still incomplete if you do not have a blender and a food processor. A food blender and a food processor are two different things that most often people misunderstand to be the same device. An emulsified blender is used to mash vegetables, grind up spices, crush ice cubes, and make natural shakes at its best. If you want a healthier lifestyle in fast action, then emulsified blenders are a perfect pick. These blenders are magic tools that assist in making loads of dishes, including baby food and party drinks. One more useful kitchen appliance is the food processor; many people consider both the same, whereas they have subtle differences. The differences lie in their utility and also the design.

Let us check out the differences between these two products:

  • Blenders have similar functions like food processors. They can turn solid food into liquid, thus often known as a liquidizer. The blades of a blender can spin 18,000 rotations in every minute or even up to 25,000 if you are working with a high-performance blender. These blenders can do the task of a food processor and a juicer but with some restrictions.
    In bakeries, the common appliance used is immersion blenders that are handheld devices used to mix the flour and egg together. The vegetable blender is used to make vegetable purees for babies, while the fruit blenders helps in making fruit juices. These machines break down the fiber and thereby change the cell structure of the ingredients; the body can thus derive the vitality and energy as needed. Food blenders can also crush ice cubes to mix up with your drinks or shakes. All blenders might not be as strong to do this job, though!
  • On the contrary, food processors work in smaller batches. They are more commonly used for chopping and dicing the recipe ingredients but rather not for liquidating them. Thus, food processor just chops the solid ingredients into finer version. This device is actually used for cooking than to make or blend drinks. For professional chefs, food processors are a “must have” item. These devices can slice carrots, grind spices, mash potatoes, chop and also shred other vegetables. You just need to press the right button, and the discs and large blades that are arranged in patterns would keep dicing the pieces in particular size and shape.
  • In bakeries, food processors are required to knead and dough the stale bread and prepare bread crumbs. Some processors can also be used to separate solid from the liquid. They run on fixed and specific speed which is not adjustable, but in a blender, you can adjust the speed from slow to fast.

Which one do you need?

When you need to take a decision on which one to buy – a blender or a food processor, you need first to think that what kind of usage you are planning. What would be the daily activities in your kitchen, what is more important – cooking or making drinks on a regular basis?
Blenders are better at making purees, making smoothies and shakes, crushing ice, making salad dressings, etc. Thus, if these are your priorities in the kitchen, get one blender today or else a food processor will be a better deal to make.

If you want both, you may find a combo of both the products in the market. You may find one either in any of the local electronic products shop in your area or just Google the product's name to buy it online.


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      Sukhneet Kaur Bhatti 16 months ago from India

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting Mr. rajan jolly

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 16 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful read sukhneet. Good to know which one is used for what. Thanks.