The blender is one of the most practical kitchen accessories that can be found in our home. With this small appliance we can prepare juices, shakes and smoothies, but we can also cook delicious sauces for our favorite dishes and we can delight ourselves with fantastic purees and creams. And even we can chop ice to prepare slush or cocktails!
But to know how to take full advantage of our blender, it is important to know how to use it properly. So today we make a little guide to use this fantastic appliance.
THE BLENDER. FIRST POINT
Well, these first tips will seem silly, but they never hurt. Of course, the first thing you must make sure to use our Blender is that it is very clean and remove all traces or odors from previous uses. If so, the recipe that we were to prepare would not come out as rich.
In addition, to use it, it is important to make sure that it is properly plugged in and placed on a stable surface. This is especially important since the jug blender with a fitted usually large (sometimes heavy) and vibrate easily; And instability could lead to liquid spills or vessel dumps.
It is also basic to make sure that the jar has been well fitted into its holder. There are models, such as Ufesa BS4798, that incorporate a safety system that makes the mixer not start if the glass has not been well placed.
THE BLENDER. INGREDIENTS
When you have all your ingredients ready and have them inside the jar, always add a little liquid. Thus all the gear will move more easily.
In the same way, if you want to chop ice, also add a little water. Without liquid, the apparatus suffers and the edges of the cubes will wedge against the walls making the process difficult.
Of course, do not forget to close the lid of your American blender in a hermetic way. It is best to make sure before you start to beat that when you already have all the kitchen walls full of pieces of food. And yes, I assure you that it has happened to more than one.
On the other hand, if your blender has the option to add up food, always do it in small amounts.
THE BLENDER. VELOCITIES
If your blender cup has a choice between various speeds, when you go to use always selects the right. How? Experimenting with it. Do not worry, there is no wrong way to use a function with a given food. And it does not matter if you’re beating, mixing, stirring, grinding or grinding. What matters is that you find what speeds your blender is doing well for what you want to get.
If you see that the consistency or texture of what you are preparing are not to your liking you can increase the speed and, if this does not work, for the mixer, stir with the spatula and start again. You can also add small amounts of liquid to vary densities.
THE BLENDER. CLEANING
An American blender must be cleaned immediately after use. If you do not, the food remains can be dried, making it much more difficult to clean.
Putting it in water is not a good idea either. The remains of fruit and vegetables rot quickly and that is not very hygienic. In addition, their acids could corrode the components of the apparatus.
It is best to wash it immediately, if possible, by removing the blades and the jug. In this article you will find some useful tips on how to clean your blender.