Mix, mash and crush. A good blender has lots of different uses - check out the best models here!
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Our best choice: Tefal BL420840
Good choice: Ninja BN750UK
Popular: Breville Blend Active
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The main function of a blender is to mix and mash ingredients such as fruit and vegetables to make a good smoothie or a smooth soup, for example. A blender is sometimes also called a mixer - and this is where it can get confusing! Even a food processor can be called a mixer, but there are a lot of differences between a blender and a food processor. A food processor usually has more functions than a blender and can, for example, knead dough or grate vegetables. A food processor also has significantly more accessories.
Many people use their blender to make smoothies or juices. Having a smoothie for breakfast or as a snack is a quick and easy way to make sure you get the vitamins, minerals and fibre you need and that are found in the fruit. But there are lots of other uses for a good blender! For example, you can use a blender to make soups or different types of sauces and marinades. If you choose a more powerful model, you can also use your blender to crush nuts and seeds, or even the ice for your delicious summer drinks.
When deciding which blender is best for your particular needs, it's important to think about when and how you'll use it. If you want to be able to break down harder ingredients such as root vegetables or seeds, it might be worth choosing a stronger model. If instead you tend to make smoothies for the whole family, it's important your blender has a large jug.
There are also blenders that have a bottle on top that you can take with you – perfect for people who are always on the go! Also think about your other household appliances in order to get the best combination for your unique kitchen.
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