The average smoothie lover can get by with a basic blender at home, but when it comes to a commercial blender that has to run dozens of times a day, you need something super reliable.
With options ranging from as low as $30 to over $2000, how do you know which blender to choose?
It’s all about what you need from your blender in these categories: capacity, power, noisiness, versatility, and warranty coverage.
5 Tips for Choosing a Commercial Blender
Consider these 5 deciding factors when shopping for the best commercial blender for your business.
A high traffic business needs to be able to keep up with a lot of orders, so choose a blender that can take the heat!
If you are making big batches of margaritas at a time, you’ll need a blender cup that can handle a large capacity.
Conversely, if you make smoothies to order and rarely make more than one or two at a time, you may want to invest in several smaller commercial blender cups that can be quickly swapped out and washed between uses.
Blending power is somewhat confusing to determine since there are a lot of advertising buzz words that don’t actually reflect the strength of the blender.
You want to pay attention to the running power and the strength of the blades.
Running power is usually measured in watts. If it is not already placed in the blender spec’s: just multiply the volts by the amps and that’ll get you the running power in watts.
More watts = more power, but the performance of the blender is only as good as its blades. Make sure your choice has strong, sharp, easy to clean, stainless steel blades.
At home, you don’t need to worry about blender noisiness so much, but at your place of business, a super noisy blender can ruin the atmosphere.
Especially if your commercial blender will live front-of-house, opt for one with noise blocking features. You can find blenders with built in volume minimizers, and you can also purchase “quiet shields” for maximum noise concealment.
If you need your machine to make a variety of blended treats, from milkshakes to salsas to soups and dressings, you’ll want to opt for one with a lot of versatility.
There are a ton of great blenders on the market that feature multiple settings, blades, cup types, and accessories.
Splurge on one of these super versatile options if you’ll use them, but skip the extra cost if you don’t really need those features.
5. Manufacturer Warranty
Above all, find a great blender that is reliable and comes backed up by a solid warranty. That way, should anything go wrong, you’ll be covered.
That being said, it’s always best to follow manufacturer instructions for use and care of the blender to extend its life as long as possible.
With these five points in mind, you’ll be sure to find a blender that fits the needs of your business perfectly.
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