A cool blended beverage is a favourite of many. And bar blenders play the important role of getting the right blend and texture. If your menu has frozen margaritas, smoothies, daiquiris and others, your investment into the right blender is important.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAPACITY
Know what you will be blending and how much do you serve. A bigger blender jar is good for filling multiple orders at once and some for better control might prefer a small jar.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONTAINER MATERIAL
Blender jars typically come in three varieties: glass, plastic and stainless steel. This is normally a main deciding factor for people buying a good blender. Stainless steel jars lasts and glass jars are heavier most of the time.
UNDERSTAND THE BLENDER BASE
The base is the primary function as that is where the motor sits. Selecting one that is heavier also provides better footing for your equipment.
• Chrome Base -
attractive, but a fingerprint magnet and a task to keep it looking shiny and new.
• Stainless Steel Base -
attractive and professional, as long as they are clean.
• Plastic Base -
Today’s plastic are durable and easy to clean, but looks less professional
CHOOSE THE RIGHT POWER
Like any motorized part – the power is in the horsepower. In relative, thick drinks take more power to chop and puree while a thinner blended drink would demand less from your machine. It’s important that you know what is its maximum so that you don’t overheat the motor.
CHOOSE SPEED AND PROGRAMMABILITY OPTIONS
This has to do with how fast the blender blends as well as what settings are available.
Speeds: “On/Off” switch would be common for all. And some will have a “High/Low” switch on top of this, known as a two-speed blender. Others have a “Pulse” option too, which a bartender can hold down or pulse on and off as needed.
Programmability: Some would be more technologically advanced where programming options are available. You can programme the speed and time for a drink with the available buttons.
Pick what serves you best – Use a “High/Low” speed option if your menu consists of both thick and thin drinks. For some, the “On/ Off” option is good enough. And for convenience, a blender with manual timer and automatic shut off capability is a great help.[box style="rounded" border="full"]
“Prefer a glass jar unit – easier to maintain though a little bit heavier for some. Also do not opt for home units no matter the price as the motor is not built to withstand industrial purpose”.