A mixer grinder is one of the most important appliances in an Indian kitchen. It should be quick, efficient and above all durable. After all, the last thing you want is to have a broken mixer grinder when you are about to make some chutney! So how do you choose a mixer grinder for your needs? Given the numerous options available, it is no wonder that you may get confused. So, we help you figure it out with this brief guide.
The most important aspect that you need to consider while buying the right mixer grinder for your needs is the power. A 750-watt mixer grinder is perfect for those who want to make batter, chutney, spice powders etc. Anything more than that comes with a higher price tag. While it may serve well for those who want to make nut powder or turmeric powder, it isn’t a necessity for those who take care of just basic grinding needs with their Mixie.
A 500-watt mixer grinder on the other hand will not be suitable for heavy-duty grinding as it will take too long and may get overheated. This in turn will affect its durability. So, a 500-watt mixer grinder is apt only for those who make curry paste, smoothies, ginger-garlic paste and such minor grinding works.
Number of Jars
If you are someone who makes all three meals in a go, and if you have a maid to take care of washing, then it is better to opt for a 4 or 5 jar grinder. This way, you won’t have to wash while cooking.
But if you cook just a little variety of food and your grinding needs are minimal, then 3 jars will suffice. It will be more economical too.
In budget-friendly mixies, you will find that all jars have the same kind of blades. But premium ones have blades that are designed for specific purposes. Dry grinding jars should have zig Zag edges, while wet grinding ones should have four prongs so that the right grinding consistency is achieved. So, ensure that the mixer grinder has a variety of blades so that it can quickly and efficiently grind the ingredients you feed.
Mixer Grinders should have basic safety features like an anti-skid base, shock-proof body, overload protection switch and lock system. Most of the premium brands come with these features. However, if you are looking to buy something in the budget-friendly range, then, take special care to ensure that safety features are not compromised.
Ensure that you buy mixer grinders only from reputed brands. Not only does it assure you of quality and durability, but also of after-sales service. In South India, Preethi has an excellent brand presence that you can repair and get spares from practically any appliance store around the corner. So, buy only from a brand that has local presence.
Warranty is yet another important aspect that you need to take into consideration while buying a Mixie. Premium brands offer 2-year comprehensive warranty on the product. On the other hand, budget-friendly mixies have just 1 year warranty.
Mixer grinders are nowadays available starting from Rs. 1000 to upto Rs. 25000. There is no need to go extravagant. But if you penny pinch, you will end up with a low quality mixer grinder that doesn’t last. If you are buying a 750 watt mixer grinder, it is advisable to buy one from a reputed brand and that will cost you around Rs. 4000. Upon spending higher, you can be assured of better quality, durability and features.
So, with that, we have covered the major aspects to take care of while buying a mixer grinder. Let us know in the comments if you have anything more to add and which brand you opted for.