What are the differences in drink blenders and food blenders? Which to choose? There is definitely some overlap in capabilities. When purchasing a blender, consideration must be given to what you are planning to prepare in the blender.
Drink Blenders are Built for Liquid and Ice
A drink blender will have high revolutions per minute (rpm) and the main function is to mix drinks and liquify ice added to the drink. The blade assembly is raised to accommodate the ice it must handle. A smoothie would be a good example. A drink blender will handle as much liquid as you want to add in the container.
Food Blenders Chop and Slice
A food blender, on the other hand, will only handle a certain amount of liquid and the container is usually marked to show the maximum amount of liquid to add. Food blenders operate at much lower rpm. A food blender’s purpose is to process an ingredient, such as chopping nuts or vegetables, as examples. The blade assembly is an S-shape that slices.
Can Your Blender Do Double-Duty?
Although there are instances where you can use drink blenders or food blenders to accomplish the same task, one of the two will perform better than the other to accomplish the task. For the best performance, make sure you choose the one the fits the application you plan on using it for most. More high-powered food blenders are also referred to as food processors. They are very different and you would never want to prepare drinks in them.
Take a look at these videos that demonstrate the difference. Check out Hubert’s large selection of drink blenders, food blenders and processors in our countertop equipment section to equip your kitchen to do the job needed. Hubert carries major manufacturer’s models including, Vitamix, Waring, Hamilton Beach, Robot Coupe, Centaur and others.