Every person knows what a mixer grinder is and also we all hear that high pitch noise while mom or wife uses a mixer grinder in the kitchen. It is one of the most commonly used kitchen appliances on a daily basis. There are various types of mixer grinders available in the market and also it is a bit difficult to pick the right one for the right price or right need.
This blog, “How to Choose a Mixer Grinder for Your Home Within a Budget,” gives you a complete guide with additional tips for maintenance. Whether you are planning to replace an old mixer grinder or thinking of buying it for the first time, this blog may help you choose the right one that fits your requirements.
HOW TO CHOOSE A MIXER GRINDER (OR) HOW TO SELECT A MIXER GRINDER FOR YOUR KITCHEN:
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHILE CHOOSING A MIXER GRINDER
DESIGN: Everyone wants a stylish design along with functionality. You get a lot of options in terms of design and colors among different brands. However, you must choose the perfect one that is stylish as well as compact in size and goes well with your kitchen interiors. This factor depends on what the buyers like.
Which motor is used in the mixer grinder?
The performance of any kind of mixer grinder depends on its motor. Generally, in standard mixer grinders, UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC MOTOR is used. This motor is used in other home appliances like refrigerators, fans, etc. This motor is wound with copper wire to produce a magnetic effect on the rotor. This motor also works on both AC and DC current.
Importance of watts in a mixer grinder
The wattage determines the capability of the motor. Simply higher wattage means higher performance. The ideal watts for the kitchen or for small families is 500 W. In the case of larger families good to prefer 750 W. Higher wattage is useful for grinding tougher ingredients in the jar at a faster speed. A higher watts motor produces higher noise. The importance of watts in a mixer grinder is a major factor because the heart of the mixer grinder is the motor.
RPM: RPM stands for Revolutions Per Minute of a mixer grinder is also an important factor. It tells us how fast the blade can rotate per minute. For efficient dry grinding, a minimum of 18000 RPM is needed. The minimum and maximum RPM are between 5000 to 20000 RPM.
BLADES: Any mixer grinder will come with a minimum set of blades.
DRY GRINDING BLADES: They usually have blunted edges because it makes them better for grinding dry spices and masala powders.
WET GRINDING BLADE: These blades usually come with 4 arms with sharp edges. Usually found in larger capacity jars of 1 Liter or more. These are used to make batter for idly, dosa, vadas, etc.
WHIPPING BLADE: These blades are different from ordinary blades. These blades are only used to make butter from milk, and whip cream.
Chutney Grinding Blades: They are similar to the dry grinding blade because they come with two arms, but these blades have sharpened edges.
Juicer Blades: These blades have four long and thin arms to churn delicious fruit and vegetable juices and also separate the fibers from the juices comfortably.
Make sure that the material is stainless steel and preferably rust-free. High-quality steel blades retain their sharpness for a longer period of time.
Jars: It is important to choose multiple jars because every jar is made for a particular use. For example, a juicer jar is used to make juice. Usually, every mixer grinder has three jars of different capacities to do different things in the kitchen. In the case of big families, you will need heavy-duty mixers with large jars, which can reduce the run time. And finally, the quality of the material should be such that the jar handler should have a perfect grip with durable plastic. Also check the coupler quality, blade quality, and body of the jar (prefer stainless steel).
Overload Protection: In this case, if we overfill the jars with excess ingredients or if you run the mixer grinder for a long time, there is a risk of burning the mixer’s motor due to overload. To prevent this, these brands offer an overload protection function that acts as a circuit breaker in case of overload. Usually, this function is available at the bottom of the mixer, and it is indicated by the red button.
SPEED LEVELS: For a juicer mixer grinder slow speed is important for juicing to extract healthy and tasty juice. The pulse option is important for coarse grinding. The minimum speed level for basic needs is three.
PRICE OR BUDGET: There are various models available at different prices or budgets. The only thing you need to do is compare the different models in the same price range to get the best one. Don did not forget to check all the factors mentioned in this blog: “how to choose a mixer grinder under your budget”.
WARRANTY: Warranty depends on the price of the product and the brand. Almost all brands offer a minimum of 2 years to 5 years. Some other brands provide a higher warranty of 7 years. This warranty is only applicable to the motor and not to its body or other things like jars, etc. While making a purchase, ask for the customer support details.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MIXER GRINDERS
What is a mixer?
A mixer mixes or grinds ingredients in a semi-liquid state to make the batter, purees. It is a device driven by gears used in the kitchen to mix ingredients.
There are two types of mixers
- STAND MIXER: A stand mixer is used for mixing hard ingredients together. The motor in this type of mixer is more powerful. Generally, this type of mixer is used for making batters, kneading dough, and whipping cream.
- HAND MIXER: A hand mixer is a handheld version of the stand mixer. These are less powerful and also come with less powerful motors. Generally, this type of mixer is used for mixing less viscous semi-liquid ingredients.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A MIXER GRINDER?
HOW TO SHARPER MIXER GRINDER BLADES?
If the mixer grinder is no more to grind the ingredients coarsely, it’s time to change the blade. But before you change it, we recommended you try sharpening the blade using ROCK SALT. Add a big spoon of rock salt to the jar and run the mixer grinder at medium speed. Repeat the process a couple of times and you will notice that the blade has turned a bit sharper. If you still facing the same issue then you will need to change the blade by using a spanner that comes with the mixer grinder. Hold the coupler on the underside of the jar with one hand and then use a spanner to remove the blade by rotating it clockwise. Now replace the old one with a new blade and tighten it by rotating the spanner anti-clockwise
TIPS TO CLEAN MIXER GRINDER AND JARS EFFECTIVELY:
VINEGAR: Take two tablespoons of vinegar and mix it into water. Pour this solution into a mixer jar and run it for a few seconds. Watch all your stubborn stains disappear. Repeat this process at least twice a month for better results.
BAKING POWDER: We know baking powder is used for baking purposes but one more interesting fact, we can use it to clean things. Make a thick paste of baking powder and water. Apply the paste thoroughly to the inner and outer surface of the mixer and rinse with water.
LEMON PEELS: Are you throwing away the lemon peels? Think again. It is best to use lemon peels on your mixer’s surface to clean it as if it were new. Before you know it, you will end up removing stains and odor.
Finally, we can use normal liquid detergents to clean mixer grinders to remove odor, stains, and residue particles too.
DO’S: Never use a scrubbing pad or steel wood to clean the jars or body of the mixer grinder
DON’T: Always use a cloth to wipe clean the mixer grinder. It helps the product’s durability.
CONCLUSION: Justifying the fact that there is a wide range of mixer grinders available at each and every price point in the market. It is difficult to choose the best among them. This blog may help you when your mind is confused about how to choose a mixer grinder. If you have any queries, please leave a comment below on this blog.
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