Blenders

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Blender — Small Appliances, Sweet Love

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Shopping for a blender can be complicated. There are a lot of options out there! And not only are these gadgets pretty bulky, but they can also cost a pretty penny. The last thing you want to do is waste storage space on a blender that doesn't actually fit your lifestyle or needs.

Here's what to ask yourself before you hit the store.

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​What Kind of Blender Do You Have & Would You Buy It Again? — Small Appliance, Sweet Love

After working for food publications for more than eight years — and being a home cook for even longer — I finally got myself a Vitamix. It's been such a game-changer, and not just because it's a Vitamix (often considered the gold standard of blenders) or because it's amazing (mine has a measuring cup in the lid, you guys!) — but because it's a new blender. Period.

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This Blendtec Blender Is on Serious Sale Today — Amazon Kitchen Deal of the Day

Have you been lusting after a high-powered blender? Wondering about upgrading from that cheap-o blender to one that can make your morning smoothie without choking? Well here's a deal you should know about. One of our favorite professional-style blenders is on serious sale.

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A Layering Guide to a Better Smoothie — Tips from The Kitchn

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Making a really good smoothie is more than just piling ingredients into your blender. The way the ingredients are layered has a big impact on the way the drink is processed and on the final texture. To whip up a creamy smoothie, you have to know when to add ingredients to the blender.

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Recipe: Frozen Negroni — Blender Cocktail Recipes from The Kitchn

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Mention a Negroni to me, and I'll try to get out of whatever I'm doing and meet you for one. I'm not alone on this obsession; there's even an entire week dedicated to this Italian classic cocktail. Equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, the Negroni is a serious cocktail that carefully balances slightly sweet with boldly bitter.

A traditional Negroni is stirred and served either "up" in a chilled coupe or on the rocks, but I've decided to give it a springtime twist: Negroni, meet blender.

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5 Things to Know About Your New Hand Blender — Tool Tips from The Kitchn

An immersion, hand, or stick blender is one of those small kitchen appliances we can't live without. It helps purée oh-so-smooth soups, and we can even make homemade mayonnaise with it. Plus, it's just plain fun to use! While it's a pretty straightforward gadget to operate, here are a few more unexpected things it can do and some tips for optimal blending.

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