Would you buy a residential oven for a Pizzeria? Of course not and you shouldn’t buy residential kitchen supplies for a commercial kitchen either. This includes Immersion Blenders. Equipment, appliances and supplies are essential for the optimal performance of your restaurant and when a product stops working, the whole kitchen is effected. Purchasing supplies intended for residential use will cause those products to malfunction under heavy use causing problems for your kitchen.
Residential Immersion Blenders are designed to blend, whisk, and chop small batches of food. Mixing large batches often required in a commercial kitchen with a residential Immersion Blender will cause the motor to blow and void your warranty. Manufacturer Warranties do not cover misuse or abuse of their products. If you are using a residential Immersion Blender in your restaurant kitchen and it breaks your warranty will be voided as the appliance was not intended for commercial use.
If you are unsure whether a product is certified for commercial or residential use, look for the NSF foundation’s logo, which is present on each piece of equipment in a commercial kitchen.