Looking to add smoothies, milkshakes, or margaritas to your menu? A commercial blender can set your products apart from the competition. The right blender will combine ingredients completely, creating a smooth and delicious item.
What Are You Making?
When starting to pick out a commercial blender, the first thing you want to think about is what you are going to be making, as well as how much production you need your blender to provide. Blenders, whether for drinks or food, are great additions to any kitchen, bar, food truck, or concession stand.
Commercial Blender Options
Commercial blenders will provide you with more power than a standard blender. They are equipped with larger blades to handle higher quantities of ice. Let’s break down commercial blenders into two sections, bar blenders and food blenders.
Commercial Bar Blenders
A basic bar blender will typically hold 30 – 50 ounces at a time, but there are also larger models that have capacities upwards of 64 oz. at a single time. Drink blenders also come in different motor horsepower levels. Look at higher horsepower units, around 2 to 3.5 horsepower, to better suit establishments constantly blending drinks all day long.
Ice is an important ingredient in many blended drinks, so it is vital that your blender be equipped with a strong enough blades to completely crush hard ice. Customers want that same consistency throughout their entire drink. With the right blender, you can provide consistent quality.
Commercial Food Blenders
Commercial food blenders are compact and powerful. Similar to food processors, they are able to slice up and blend fruits, vegetables, and other food items. These blenders are ideal for creating delicious homemade salsa or puree creamy soups. Restaurant blenders can make prep work easier for cooks and chefs, allowing them to spend more time on cooking. Available in different speeds, capacities, and finishes, there is a heavy-duty blender perfect for any commercial kitchen.
As you can see, blenders are an excellent addition to any restaurant. They are compact and versatile pieces of beverage equipment.
Play around with recipes to add to your menu, like a Mixed Berry Margarita, or tell us your go-to blended beverages in the comments!