Blenders and juicers are two different types of kitchen appliances. The juicer separates the juice in fruits and vegetables from the fiber. You’ll typically find centrifugal, masticating, twin-gear or hand-crank varieties. Each type of juicer will have its own benefits. For example, a centrifugal juicer uses high-speed motors, but can’t necessarily handle certain vegetables. Masticating, on the other hand, uses a variety of crushing and grinding to extract the juice and can handle virtually any fruit or vegetable. You can find juicers made by Black & Decker, Dash, Kuvings and Metrokane.
A blender, on the other hand, blends all of the ingredients together. Whatever you put in it will be a part of your smoothie or frozen drink. You can find different grades of this appliance with the best being a professional grade. There are many blender manufacturers, including Dash, Black & Decker and Ninja. To help you better understand the differences, you need to know what you can do with these appliances and what their benefits are.
Healthy Food Processing Choices
Both pieces of equipment help you process foods into a smooth drink. However, the way this processing is done is quite different. Many people are turning to both appliances as a way to start eating healthier, but each can be used in different ways as well. You can use a juicer to create nut milks, salsas, sorbet, face masks, dog treats, veggie burgers and more. Your blender can help create whipped cream, pesto, tomato sauce, omelets and ground coffee. You can even use your blender to help you compost more effectively.
No matter which appliance you buy, you can find many uses. If you have a big enough kitchen, you could even benefit from having them both. You can make many other food items besides healthy drinks and smoothies. If you are looking for juicers or blenders to start eating healthier, you should know the benefits are much different.
A blender is beneficial because it doesn’t create any waste. Most people choose to throw away the pulp created from a juicer, which can seem wasteful to some. A blender, on the other hand, uses everything you throw in it. Because a blender doesn’t get rid of the fiber parts of the fruits and vegetables, the smoothies you create can aid your digestion. Many people also use their smoothies as a meal replacement and weight loss plan.
The benefits you get from a blender will depend on the type of appliance you get. Typically, there are two distinct styles. You can find jug and single-serving blenders. A jug blender is beneficial for blending in bulk, whereas the single-serving option is great for on-the-go meals for one or two. The price of a blender will depend on the grade you get. You can find blenders for cheaper, but if you want really high quality blending, you will have to get a more expensive, professional option.
Using a juicer is beneficial because of the nutrients you can pack into one drink. Because the bulk of the fiber is removed from the product, you can actually get more vitamins and nutrients in one glass. This means the juice is easy to absorb quickly giving you the vitamins and nutrients with a speed you may desire. Losing the fiber can give your digestive system a needed break too.
Again, the benefits and uses will vary based on the kind of juicer you get. While some people feel juicers are wasteful because of the pulp, others find uses for their pulp. The masticating styles tend to go slower, which can make the health benefits even better. However, this is normally a more expensive option than the centrifugal juicer.
Pick Your Tool
When it comes down to it, you have to pick the equipment that will most benefit you. A juicer may be right for one person, while a blender is right for another. The good news is you can shop for both options right here on Living Direct. Look through the different options, grades and manufacturers to find the kitchen appliance that is right for you in both use and budget.
General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning
has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means
to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products
to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will
cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance
may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years
without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually
occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed
as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided
in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
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