How to Choose the Best Mixer Grinder
By Monami Mitra | Mar 01, 2018
Everyone in our country knows what a mixer grinder is. We have grown up listening to its high-pitched grinding noise, while our mother/father whipped up a tangy coriander chutney to go with the dosas or pureed tomatoes and onions to make a spicy curry. Mixer grinder is definitely the most basic of appliances, but one that we absolutely cannot do without!
Now, if you are a novice when it comes to using a mixer grinder or a seasoned veteran in the field of kitchen appliances, we guarantee that you will learn a thing or two about choosing the best mixer grinder out there. So, read on!
One of the first things to check when it comes to a mixer grinder is how much wattage does it have. Higher wattage is useful for grinding tougher ingredients and at a faster speed. Anything from a 500 W to 750 W is good enough for an Indian kitchen.
The RPM of a mixer grinder is also a deciding factor, as it tells you how fast the blade can rotate per minute. For a domestic mixer grinder, anything from 18000 to 23000 RPM is good enough. A juicer mixer grinder will ideally require low to medium RPM for working efficiently. At a higher RPM, liquids or spices may not be blended or grinded effectively. Look for quality mixer grinders that have speed control knob/switch to change the settings as per requirement.
The higher the number of jars, the better. Look for a mixer grinder that has 2 - 3 jars with varying capacities to meet your requirement. You can use one for grinding spices, one for making chutneys and another for juicing. A durable body and a break-resistant lid is a must-have to withstand the daily wear and tear in the kitchen. Also, check for an ergonomically designed handle for a good grip.
Blades are the ones which do all the work, so it definitely makes sense to verify their quality. Make sure that the material is stainless steel and preferably of 304 grade. The grade of steel matters, as it tells you whether the steel is resistant to oxidation and corrosion. High-quality steel blades also retain their sharpness for a longer period of time.
If the company offers you a good warranty on your product, then you can be rest assured that it is in fact a quality product. A warranty from 2 to 5 years is something that you should check for when selecting a model. Look for an additional warranty on the motor. This will ensure that your appliance is protected for a longer period of time.
Last but definitely not the least! The price of your mixer grinder will depend upon the features it offers you as well as the overall quality. There are some inexpensive options in the market, but they may not have the best features.
We recommended some value for money products from Bajaj Electricals, which will serve as the perfect appliance in your kitchen.
- Check out the Classic 750 Mixer Grinder that comes with 750 W power and 18000 RPM to fulfil all your grinding requirements. It has three jars (1.5 L, 1 L and 0.3 L), stainless steel blades and a 3-speed control knob. This economical mixer grinder also features an incher that is useful in chopping delicate food and whipping up shakes.
- Another option is the Helix Ultra Mixer Grinder that comes with three jars with tetra-flow (1.5 L, 1 L and 0.4 L) and break-resistant, transparent polycarbonate domes. With 750 W power, 18000 RPM and 304 grade stainless steel blades, this quality mixer grinder is one of the best ones out there.
Both the products come with a 2-year product warranty as well as a 5-year warranty on motor, assuring you further about its quality.
So go ahead and use these pointers while buying a mixer grinder, and you will never be disappointed.