As man’s advancement in technology continues, the kitchen has not been left behind. The kitchen is a vital room for man. This is where the food that man depends on for survival is prepared. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house. Many times when buying a house, one of the main factors that determines the final choice of a house to buy is the state of the kitchen. In modern times, assorted appliances are ubiquitous in the kitchen.
The kitchen is a room where several activities take place. These activities include preparing raw food before cooking, the actual cooking, packaging the food for serving, and finally washing all the utensils and appliances that have been used in the processes.
As mankind has advanced, he has come up with assorted appliances that help make the kitchen work easier and faster. For example, traditionally when cooking French fries one had to toil peeling potatoes, cutting them up into thin pieces, then deep frying them in a pan. Today all these processes can be done using kitchen appliances that will make the work easier. There are appliances to peel potatoes, appliances to cut the potatoes into thin pieces, and a deep fryer that is much safer and efficient as compared to the traditional deep frying pan.
There are numerous kitchen appliances and many times several of them perform similar tasks. For example, there are many types of blenders. All blenders perform the basic function of chopping up the food into small pieces and mixing up food ingredients. Blenders usually have the same mechanisms with a rotor with blades being used to chop up or mix the ingredients.
There are however different types of blenders. There are traditional table top blenders where the device has a container with the blades at the bottom. One puts the ingredients into the container, closes the lid and blends the food. There are also immersion blenders that have a completely different design and mode of application – despite also applying the same idea of using a rotor with blades to blend the food.
Immersion blenders have the rotor with blades fixed to a long arm that has the blender controls at the other extreme end. Instead of putting the ingredients into a container, when using the immersion blender, one dips the end with the blades into the container with the food ingredients. This could be a cooking pan with soup or it could be a bowl of cream.
Once the end with the blades is well inserted into the container with the food, the blender is switched on using the controls on the other hand where there is a suitable handle to control the blender. The blender is held and controlled using one hand.
The immersion blender is very ideal for blending food where precise blending is necessary. It is also a good device for blending hot foods such as soups which can be blended while still on the cooker. The immersion blender is also ideal since it is much easier to clean as compared to the table top blender.