With an understanding that the world and its inhabitants will be healthier and of course happier through the consumption of healthy, whole-food meals, the founder of Vitamix set out to build a company that’ll help facilitate the realization of this ideal. Decades later, Vitamix is still working towards this objective through the provision of high quality and highly functional blending machines.
The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender is a multi-functional, heavy-duty blender with a motor of commercial grade that’ll handle a wide range of blending needs. Combining with the 5-preset grinding settings, you can easily switch speeds to suit whatever’s being blended. In addition to this, the variable speed setting allows you choose the speed that’ll deliver the texture you need. This blender has other great features, too, some of which being listed below:
This blender is proudly made in the USA and is offered in 3 exciting color options – Black, brushed stainless finish and heritage.
Hamilton Beach has been providing quality products to commercial kitchens for about 100 years. This extensive level of experience is reflected in the quality of its product line, as each and every product from this brand is designed to be highly durable and exceptionally efficient, allowing home kitchens a taste of restaurant-grade appliances.
The Hamilton Beach Professional 1800 Watt Blender delivers restaurant-level blending. It features a 2.4 (peak) horsepower motor which will handle most ingredients like hot knife slicing through butter. Combined with the tough blades made of stainless steel which rotates at up to 140 miles per hour, you can without doubt regard this as a beast of a blender. This is the blender you turn to when you need to do some serious blending. Aside from these, it has other great features. Find some of them below:
Blendtec's founder, Tom Dickson, always had a thing for looking for ways to improve on machinery and other devices. This clearly influenced the founding of this brand that’s fully built on that same philosophy of always looking for ways to improve on products. This passion for innovation and improvement has no doubt yielded immense results, with Blendtec's products used in restaurants and food centers the world over. It’s, therefore, no wonder that Blendtec is said to have the world's most advanced blender.
When you need a blender that’ll perform beyond your highest expectation, the Blendtec Professional 800 Commercial Blender is what you turn to. It features a superior motor with a peak horsepower of 3.8. This motor gives it the power to crush any ingredient placed in it. Interestingly, one would expect that such a powerful motor will result in a pretty noisy blender. Surprise, surprise! It’s regarded as one of the quietest blenders in the world and this is thanks to its enclosure which was designed to seal in noise. You get to enjoy impressive power noiselessly. It also has other great features, and you’ll find some of these below:
This product was proudly engineered in the USA, and is also available with a bonus cookbook if you’d like some more blending ideas.
Occupying a significant position as the brand that brought the first blender into America, Waring isn’t just interested in making historical claims. With about 80 years of experience in this industry, Waring hasn’t rested on its laurels but has continued to innovate and to stay relevant with top quality products that serve both the commercial and non-commercial culinary industry. Its persistence in the production of top quality products that deliver professional level results every time has made it one of the leaders in this highly competitive industry.
With a 3.5 peak horsepower motor, the Waring Reprogrammable Hi-Power Blender is a high performer. This motor drives the aggressively designed blades at up to 45,000 RPMs (Rotations Per Minute). Practically speaking, the only thing you shouldn’t use this blender for is blending concrete (you may just get the smoothest concrete mix you've ever seen). It tops it all up with easy to use, programmable settings. You get to customize your own blending programs if you're not okay with the factory settings. This gives you total control over this beast of a blender - talk about putting power in your hands. This blender has some other impressive features, some of which are listed below:
This blender also offers the option of a stainless steel container for those who aren’t interested in the BPA-free copolyester container.
KitchenAid has always been entirely focused on making high quality products for the kitchen and the kitchen alone. To its pursuit of this goal it has added innovativeness, functional designs, precision and a production process that emphasizes quality. This has resulted in the delivery of appliances that help you create perfect meals in your kitchen. KitchenAid is your partner in kitchen success.
The KitchenAid 5-Speed Classic Blender relies on innovative electronic controls to deliver outstanding performance. It features a proprietary Intelli-Speed Motor Control which senses the content to be blended and automatically maintains whatever speed will deliver optimal results. It also features a soft start feature. With this, the motor starts slowly, allowing the ingredients to be pulled into the path of the blade before increasing to the chosen speed. These two features help achieve the best results with minimal input from you. Some of its other great features are listed below:
You have the luxury of choosing this blender in any of these four amazing colors – Empire red, onyx black, silver and white.
You and your friends have just been hanging out at a bar known for some awesome quick cocktails. You’re enjoying some of these drinks, and you get intrigued watching the bar tender as he tosses some ingredients into the blender, gives it a quick spin and voila, he delivers yet another heavenly cocktail. You start to think to yourself, “I should be able to do this too.”
During the course of the evening, you devote your attention completely to the activities of the bar tender. You note the ingredients and the sequence in which he is adding them. The smart fellow that you are, by the end of the day, you have it all down to the “T”. Now it’s time to show your friends who the alpha male is.
For the evening to get started, the drinks had to begin to circulate so you pull out your countertop blender and get to work. The first sign that all wasn’t well was when you turned on the blender and heard some disturbing sounds as it tried to process ingredients that appeared to be beyond its capacity. The next sign that things weren’t getting any better was when you poured the first drink and it looked nothing like what you saw at the bar. Now who was going to taste it to know if it tasted better than it looked?
What we are trying to say is that a blender can make or mar your cooking and drink or smoothie preparation. Not all blenders are created equally. A bullet blender isn’t built to operate like the immersion blender and so on. When you need to do some heavy duty blending, you’ll likely need a commercial blender, or minimally a professional quality, powerful home blender.
Commercial blenders are usually a bit pricier than regular blenders. You can, however, get a good one for from about $120 to as high as $1000 and above. The cost will be affected by its power, brand, material, capacity among other factors. While you may be tempted to look for cheap commercial blenders, note that these cheap products aren’t likely to deliver the quality you need from your blender. It’s better to pay a little more for good value.
When choosing a commercial blender, there are a few factors to consider. Considering these factors will help you choose the commercial blender that’ll best serve your needs. Some of the factors to consider include:
The very first thing to consider is the type of commercial blender. These usually come in three basic types – Food blenders, bar blenders and immersion blenders. Here’s what each of them entails:
Another thing to consider is the material the blender is made of. The quality of the material will, of course, affect its durability. Another reason to consider the material is that most commercial blender containers are now made with plastic. Some are made with glass and a few with steel. Though most of these plastic containers are listed as BPA-free, some people prefer to stay completely away from anything plastic, especially if they intend to blend hot soup with it.
Plastic is also more likely to scratch, retain smell and stain than glass. There are however some plastic containers that are shatterproof, and easier to clean than regular glass. Consider all these when choosing.
Blenders come with different controls, some of which can be switches, electronic pads, touch sensitive slides and more. Some include LCD displays to help you select or program the settings easier. Everything is dependent on what you consider most convenient.
The noise level of your blender is surely something to consider. Some of these blenders come with a sound reducing housing that helps cut down on the noise of the blender. Commercial blenders can be very noisy due to their powerful motors, so having a housing that can help reduce this noise is surely an option to consider.
One of the most important things to consider is the power of the blender. The main feature of a commercial blender is the power of its motor. The more the power, the easier it’ll be to blend tough ingredients.
When considering the power rating of a blender, you may be presented with two ratings. One is the horsepower and the other is the wattage. When reading the horsepower, we advise that you pay close attention to whether it’s listed as “Peak” or “Rated”. These classifications are very important. You can easily be deceived into thinking that a blender with a peak horsepower of 2 is higher than one with a rated power of 1.8 horsepower. The rated figure is the more reliable one as this is the power that the blender can operate at continuously without getting damaged. The peak figure, on the other hand, is only the power that the blender is capable of achieving only briefly without getting damaged.
To get a more accurate horsepower, look for the wattage and multiply it by 0.00134. This will give you the rated horsepower so you can make an informed decision. Though there are other factors that affect the effectiveness of the blender, the power rating is possibly the most important.
The ease with which a commercial blender is controlled will make it easier or more difficult to use. Some have pre-programmed settings that make selecting a blending mode very easy. Others have settings that can be re-programmed with your own custom settings. Look at the controls and see how easy it is to use.
The capacity of the blender’s container is something that may be important to some. This will determine the number of ingredients you’ll be able to blend at a time. This is something that’ll be fully determined by personal preference and usage.
You may also be interested in the graduation of the container. Depending on what you’re doing with the blender, a very visible and precise graduation on the container can help make it easier for you to do what you want to do. Most blenders have this feature but it’s still worth taking a look at.
Finally, commercial blenders are used for blending food or drink items. This being the case, they should always be as clean as possible. One major thing to consider is how easy it is to clean. More than simply pouring water into the container and spinning with some soap, dirt can accumulate in certain parts of the blender which cannot be easily reached. Some blenders are designed to be partially disassembled to allow for more thorough cleaning. You may want to find out how easy it is to clean the brand and model you’re planning to get.