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What is the difference between Blender and Mixer

The blender and mixer are household appliances. Both devices are used as support in the kitchen, to grind, crush, beat and mix ingredients. While a blender can often double as a mixer, it’s not always recommended, especially when baking is planned. This due to the air that the mixer incorporates when incorporating a mixture may not be enough or the movement may be too much for the specific requirements of a recipe.

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Blender
Blender
What is it? A blender is a device used to grind food to the point of leaving it almost liquid. It can also be used to blend, grind and mix and incorporate ingredients. This device was patented in 1922 by Stephen J. Poplawski, in the United States. On the other hand, a blender is an appliance that allows you to mix, beat, fluff and assemble ingredients. Unlike the blender, the blender does not grind food, as it does not have blades or blades. . The mixer was invented in 1908 by Herbert Johnston.
Other names The one known as a blender in Latin America is known as a glass blender in Spain. A blender in Spain, on the other hand, is what is known in Latin America as an extractor (of juices). In some countries it is known as a mixer (by its name in English, “mixer”) . Depending on its physical and operating characteristics, it may also be called an arm (or hand) blender, or a hand blender.
Characteristics At the bottom it has a motor covered with a metal or rigid plastic casing. From this, and upwards, a small piece protrudes that serves to connect the upper glass with the motor at the bottom. This connection directly drives the sharp metal blades, allowing them to spin rapidly to cut, grind, incorporate, etc. Instead, a mixer usually has a motor that turns a shaft. It has a couple of mixing tools that, when turned, beat and mix the ingredients. There are two basic types of mixers: those that are held by hand and those that have a stand and there is no need to hold them (like the one in the image above).
Examples of uses
  • To mix the ingredients of a sauce, a soup, a broth, etc.
  • To make shakes (smoothies, milkshakes, smoothies , etc.)
  • It can also be used to make juices, although it is not very common, since the extractor exists for this purpose.
  • You can mix the ingredients of a cake, cookies, brownies , bread, etc.
  • You can also whip egg whites, whose use is very varied in the kitchen
  • It can even be used to mix non-edible recipe ingredients, like playdough or homemade putty.

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