Why You Need a Blender…
Before I decided to change to a seagan diet I only had a small hand-held blender. This was more than enough for making sauces and paté, grinding herbs and spices, and for chopping garlic and other vegetables. However, I wanted to try my hand at making smoothies. A little research on the web showed me that a professional grade blender was what was needed.
There were a great many blenders to choose from, and I spent several days researching the various models. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, but neither did I want something that would be consigned to the bin after a few months of use. Eventually I opted for the JTC OmniBlend V professional series blender with two litre jug.
I have been using the blender now for around six months, every single day. I’ve been making smoothies every morning, nut milks every few days, and grinding nuts to a fine powder with ease a couple of times a month.
The blender is frighteningly powerful, and up to now I’ve been unable to because it any problems whatsoever. It happily blends grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and even large chunks of frozen fruit. I use the frozen fruit as a way of preserving perishable fruits like strawberries and bananas, while ensuring that the smoothies I make a nice and cold. This is important because the blender blends at such a high speed that it warms up the ingredients over a 60 to 90 second blending cycle.
There are copies of this blender selling for around half the price as the genuine JTC model, but a little online research showed me that these cheaper copies are unreliable. There are also many blenders costing two or three times as much, and I’m sure they do a good job, too.
I’m very happy with the blender I bought and the price I paid, and see no reason to spend a lot more money on this, admittedly, essential piece of seagan kitchen equipment.