Many people have asked me whether I had used a blender or a food processor at home. They wonder which one is better and more suitable for their kitchen. Because I think this is also a common confusing question of you all, today I make a decision to compare and contrast them in this food processor review. Anyway, I just say that the right tool is for the right job! Let’s read the following part to understand thoroughly!
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As far as you know, a blender and a food processor have many similarities such as in form, common functions, but they have also many such remarkable differences in their typical functions. From one thing, you can easily see that both the blender and the food processor can do some things like chopping, mixing, and blending. Another similarity between a blender and a food processor is in that they are designed with blades, bowls, and the lid, which are in charge of cutting the food into smaller pieces. On the other hand, they have some differences. If you aren’t aware of, you can’t use them the most effectively, even make them go wrong while running.
In this post of the food processor review, the following chart is the briefest summary of the differences between a blender and a food processor. Afterward, I will explain fully their separate functions.
|Functions||Blending/ mixing, pureeing, ice crushing, making coarse or chunky pastes.
|Chopping, slicing, grating, shredding, kneading dough, pureeing.|
|Better for||Soft food
|Soft and hard food|
|Capacity||Usually 4-8 cups.||Usually over 9 cups, and 3-4 cups for a mini food processor.
|Design||Mostly cylindrical, quite long and narrow.
|Larger cylinder, stubbier and wider in appearance.|
|Blade||Single||Multiple, changeable blades (S-shaped blades)
Revolution per minute
The first difference between a blender and a food processor I would mention in this food processor review is the revolution per minute, because it has effects on the speed and productivity of both machines.
A blender runs at 20,000 RPMs which is an incredibly high power level, so it’s a smart choice to break up fiber cell walls of green. It’s something in a liquid form. On the other hand, a food processor runs magnitude slower than 20,000 RPMs, it means 20 or 40 times slower than a blender. Therefore, the food processor doesn’t oxidize food as fast as the blender and don’t chop it up quite effectively either.
A blender has a star-shaped blade, they sign high and low. Thus, it’s relatively suitable to cut effectively the food when it drops down and come around. Also, the blender can turn the food into a puree quickly. However, because there is a propeller blade design and one single piece of metal bent up and formed into a blade, the blender isn’t the optimal machine to chop the food, and not to mix either. To sum up, the blender excels at processing liquid ingredients.
On the other hand, a food processor has many blades, remarkably an S-shaped blade. Hence, it can’t cut the food into smoothies effectively. However, the food processor has also some shredding and slicing disks and other types of blade, so it can do things like chopping, slicing, kneading, shredding, but the blender can’t do. Moreover, unlike the blender, the blades of the food processor are serrated, so the food processor is less effective in cutting than the blender.
A blender is commonly used to make soups, smoothies, sauces, cocktails and dips. It can only puree the soft food, but a strong blender can crush ice effectively and powder nuts. However, a food processor is a multi-functional machine such as chopping, slicing, shredding, and kneading dough for bread or pastry. Whereas a food processor is a good choice for bakers, a blender is more suitable for those who like a liquid lunch. Furthermore, since the line between food processor and blender has blended, you can look for high-end appliances.
Form and texture of the food
A food processor can usually process the prepared food in a definite form according to its specific functions such as slicing, shredding and so on.
In contrast, a blender can usually process the food in many different textures. However, the food for a blender is more consistent than that for the food processor.
Some the top blender brands which you may know include KitchenAid, Hamilton Beach, Oster, Cuisinart, Vita-Mix and so on.
And the top food processor brands are Cuisinart, Kenwood and Philips, and so on.
Another difference between a blender and a food processor may be the price. You can easily see that the price of the blender is a little bit cheaper than that of the food processor. However, the price of them can flexibly range.
The above information of the differences between a blender and a food processor can be helpful to you. I hope you will like this post, in specific, and like other posts in this food processor review.
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