Having a blender will make it easier for you to prepare smoothies and shakes, as well as certain types of food and ingredients for various recipes. If you are thinking of buying one soon, it may be wise to get a 220 volt blender, especially if you are thinking of migrating abroad. You can purchase this type of blender while you are still in the US or order one from a US-based store that specializes in selling 220 volt appliances. This way, you have access to more brands and models of blenders that may not be available anywhere else.
When shopping for a 220 volt blender, it is important to know that it will not work in the US, which uses 110 volts. Unless you have a step-down converter, avoid using a 220 volt blender with 110-volt electrical sockets to prevent damaging the device and risking fires. Moreover, you need to make sure that the blender has all the essential features you will need. If you require a basic and cost-effective blender, go for a 10-speed model by Oster or a 600g blender by Black and Decker. Even if you are buying a basic blender, be sure that it has a durable vessel, a robust all metal drive system, a powerful crusher, and motor, plus easy touch buttons.
Higher-end 220 volt blenders like the ones from KitchenAid, Black & Decker, and Braun offer advanced features that can make them versatile for different applications in the kitchen. KitchenAid’s ultra power blender has an electronic mixing sensor, a user-friendly control pad, and a stainless steel blade assembly. Some blenders come with a pulse feature, which activates at any speed.
There are certain points to consider when shopping for a 220 volt blender. The size and weight of the base matters to make sure that the blender can be stable on your countertop. Find out the type of motor it has, too. A 220 volt blender that has, at least, a 500-watt motor can perform a wide range of household food preparation tasks. Blenders with more speed controls are more versatile. Get a blender that has, at least, five different control settings. Finally, make sure that the vessel is made of heavy-duty and thick glass.