Smoothie maker – the best blender for your smoothie
What is a smoothie maker?
A smoothie maker is a kitchen appliance that makes smoothies, which are blended drinks prepared from fruits, vegetables, and other items like yoghurt, milk, or protein powder.
Typically, a smoothie maker is made out of a motorised base, a blending bowl, and a lid. The blade assembly at the bottom of the blender container (which is often composed of glass, metal or plastic), is driven by the motor.
Smoothie makers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small, portable blenders that can only produce one serving to bigger, more potent ones that can prepare many portions at once. Some versions also include extra functions like multiple blending speeds, preset settings for various kinds of smoothies or replaceable blades for grinding nuts or coffee.
In Kulina, we offer a wide selection of smoothie makers from well-known producers like Smeg.
What is the difference between a smoothie maker and a stand blender?
While stand blenders and smoothie makers can both be used to produce smoothies, there are some significant distinctions between the two kitchen tools.
- Blending containers: Smoothie makers often come with tall, narrow (about 0,5 l capacity) blending containers that are made exclusively for blending smoothies. Stand blenders, on the other hand, typically have broader, bigger blending containers that are better suited for mixing greater amounts of food. Smoothie makers jugs are also dishwasher safe.
- Size and portability: Smoothie makers are smaller than regular standing blenders, take less space on the kitchen top and often feature an additional travel cup that lets you take your homemade smoothie on the go.
In summary, while both smoothie makers and stand blenders can be used to make smoothies, smoothie makers come with additional features designed specifically for making smoothies. Stand blenders are better suited for blending larger quantities of food and may have more basic functionalities.
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