Bar Blenders for the Summertime


Summer is here! Patios are opening around the country and bar goers are looking for something ice cold to cool them off. Add some frozen drinks and smoothies to lighten up your summer drink menu and keep reading to make sure your bar is ready to go!

You’ll Need a Good Blender

Commercial blenders are commonly found in nearly every bar across the country. Bar blenders are necessary for preparing delicious favorites like margaritas, pina coladas, and daiquiris. By expanding your cold cocktail selection with a bar blender, you can keep customers coming back, while also attracting new ones.

Waring MX1100XTX 64 oz. Commercial Blender

Equipping your bar with dependable bar blenders can reduce wait times, increase drink uniformity, and ensure that your bartenders can keep up with demand. A commercial bar blender is built to last and can be used in any bar. A sharp blade assembly is used to reliably crush ice and blend liquids. They come in a range of types with various container sizes and styles, as well as varied blender speeds and blade styles.

Picking the Right Blender & Containers

When starting to pick out a bar blender, the first thing you want to think about is how much production you need your blender to provide daily. If pina coladas or daiquiris are a major seller for you, you will want to look at the higher capacity and higher horsepower models. With more volume capacity and horsepower, your bartenders will be running through long lines more quickly.

Next, you will need to decide on your blender containers finish; usually either polycarbonate, glass, or stainless steel.

  • Glass containers are visually appealing but can be much heavier than the other materials. Glass blenders are also more scratch-resistant and will not discolor.
  • Polycarbonate or plastic blender jars are very widely used for their versatility. These containers are lightweight and usually have a pouring guide on the lip.
  • Stainless steel blender jars are much more durable than plastic or glass but can also significantly influence the blender’s price. One drawback for this material is that you cannot monitor blended contents since it’s not clear. 

If you need to upgrade your blade assembly, make any repairs, or just want to add a sound enclosure to keep the noise down, at Burkett we have a great selection of blender parts and accessories to keep the drinks flowing. With top brand manufacturers like Waring and Vitamix, these units are built for optimal performance and long-term use.   

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