April 12, 2021
We’re sure you’ve heard somewhere that more horsepower means better performance for a kitchen blender. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Just like the myth that you need a lot of RAM for your computer to have good video game performance, this myth is based on misinformation. Horsepower is an important factor when it comes to any appliance, yes. When it comes to blenders, there are other factors.
First, let’s define what horsepower means. One horsepower equals 746 watts, which means a motor with 1 horsepower should deliver 746 watts of mechanical power. However, since motors are never 100% efficient, the amount of mechanical power delivered is usually lower than how much power is consumed by the motor.
The amount of horsepower a blender has doesn’t correlate to performance. For example, sometimes, a 1-horsepower blender outperforms a 4-horsepower blender. This is because factors like blade design and jar construction affect how well a blender blends. So, you can’t really just look for horsepower and hope for the best. What you should look for is the least amount of electricity used to make a good drink in the fastest amount of time.
So how do you judge the worth of a blender?
Instead of judging a blender by its horsepower, try to see how well it actually blends. Have two blenders blend something at the same time, and judge which did better. Alternatively, you can also look for separation time. That’s the time it takes for a blended drink to separate into layers of separate ingredients. Either of these methods is better than just relying on horsepower.
Quiet blenders are actually much more affordable now, even in comparison to their price point only a few years ago. This is because there are new innovative ways to reduce noise in even the most powerful of blenders. If you decide to mount your smoothie blender onto your counter, this will decrease noise even further. You no longer have to spend so much money on getting yourself a quiet blender that works well.
The initial amount you pay for your blender is one thing, but the money you spend on maintenance or replacements is another. Buying a blender isn’t as simple as finding the cheapest, best-performing one. You must also consider the longevity of your blender. Buy a cheap blender, and you could end up buying a new one in 3 years. If you purchased a quality blender, you could then end up using it for 20 or more years.
There are many myths surrounding the purchase of blenders, and they are just that—misconceptions. Horsepower doesn’t mean better performance at all. Several other factors, such as blade design, contribute to the performance and efficiency of a blender. Buying a cost-effective, quiet blender is entirely possible. It is necessary to take into consideration longevity when purchasing a blender. A cheap blender will only function for so long, whereas a quality blender will last you quite a while.
If you’re looking for the best blender for juicing and smoothies, you’re in luck! Cleanblend has blenders with stainless steel blades and BPA-free containers. Buy yours now!
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