To this question any would probably reply: “Well it’s the same.”, but is that correct answer? Although both are kitchen appliances used for similar (in some case same) tasks, there are a few key differences…let’s check it out.
Kitchen Blender 101
A blender is an electrical kitchen appliance used for mixing liquids and soft foods together or turning fruit or vegetables into liquid. It is basically used to emulsify, liquefy or puree food.1 Kitchen blenders date back to 1900s. Their first main use was for creation of malted milk drinks (which were prescribed by physicians to help build strength). From back then till today, many things changed and from being a rarity, blenders became must-have appliance in every kitchen. Modern blenders can be divided into 2 categories: countertop and immersion (hand or stick) blenders.
Perfect example for kitchen blender is ACEKOOL BH1 5-in-1 Stainless Steel Electric Hand Blender.
Main feats of ACEKOOL BH1 are:
- 5-in-1 immersion stick blender set
- 12-speed setting, plus Turbo button
- 800 Watts powerful and low noise motor
- 304 stainless steel four-leaf sharp blade
- Anti-splash & Slip-proof.
Kitchen Food processor 101
A food processor is a kitchen appliance used for chopping, slicing, and mincing, ingredients. It has wide base and curved, horizontal blades set in a such way so that they can chop and slice ingredients quickly and evenly. They are usually used in an ingredients preparation stage; after which they are used for further cooking. Food processors are designed for processing dry food and won’t do good job if working with ingredients that come with a lot of liquid or mixing with liquid.
Perfect example for food processor is: ACEKOOL BC7 600mL Mini Food Processor.
Main feats of ACEKOOL BC7 are:
- Powerful 300W motor can quickly shred ingredients in 8 seconds
- Safe BPA-free and overheating protection
- Stainless steel chopping/mixing blades
- Convenient cleaning easily washed in running water.
Blender Vs. Food processor
A food processor blades are much better than the blades of a blender. The S-shaped blades of a food processor rotate slower and hence offer much better control than a blender. Also, the blades are plain-edged, which creates clean cuts, chops, slices.
Although a blender can be used to chop or slice food, it doesn’t provide as consistent results as a food processor does for the same task. Blenders usually have an X-shaped blades that are connected and shaped in such way so that they cover vertical and horizontal cutting, and this helps creating the puree texture of the ingredients, or helps mixing the liquid and solid mixed together.
To put it in simply, when you want to pulverize, liquefy, or combine dry and liquid ingredients, you should use a blender. And if you want to make ingredients smaller by chopping and slicing them i.e. do ingredients preparation for further use, you should probably use a food processor.