A smoothie maker crushes ice as
well as has a spigot that
dispenses the drink after
blending. Countertop Blender:
A countertop blender is usually
called a "bar blender" and it is
a standard blender. Hand Blender:
Hand blenders are small, narrow
and stick-shaped. Professional Blender:
The blender is for
commercial or professional use.
A beehive blender is
shaped conically to resemble a
beehive. Blender With Dispenser:
These are blenders that
have dispensers. Drink Mixer:
A "drink mixer" is a mixer of a
specific type of beverage such
as a "milkshake mixer."
Frozen Drink Maker:
These are used for making frozen
drinks, and usually will have a
separate ice tank and grinder
that grinds ice and then shoots
it into the pitcher.
Make sure to ask yourself these questions when you're looking for your new blender. Something hand held might be right for small jobs in the kitchen, but the juice lover in your life might need a countertop blender with a little more volume capacity.
Our guide runs through some important considerations to make before buying a blender online, so head over to our blender buying guide to get all the details on blender features and care before you make your purchase.