A blender and a juicer are two separate appliances that perform two different functions. The main difference between them is usually in the consistency of the food or juice that each of them produces. While a blender can pulverize foods and make them quite easier for hand-juicing, it cannot make juice properly. A juicer on the other hand cannot blend. A blender looks like a pitcher that has a removable blade in the bottom. The bottom usually locks onto an electric base that consists of control knobs that are used for controlling the rotation.
You can manually tap the knobs of the blender to make chunky salsas. If you want to use it to make baby food or smoothies, you will need to set it to operate at medium power. At high power with occasional stops so as to stir with hand, the blender can be used for blending ice cocktails, for instance frozen margaritas. When you try to use a blender to make juice, it is not going to separate the pulp from the juice and as a result it is going to render a very different beverage compared to a fresh pressed juice you will get from a juicer.
Juicers are basically meant to be used for making juices. You can use them to make juices quickly as well as efficiently. They usually have a blade similar to that of a cheese grater which enables them to shred fruits as well as vegetables into very tiny bits. The tiny bits are then spun in order to remove the liquid from the pulp in an action that is similar to the way a washing machine spins so as to pull water out of clothing.
The products from juicing are two, one being the juice and the other pulp. The juice usually trickles from the sprout of the juicer while the pulp is collected in a bin-like item. One of the important things you need to be aware of is that juicing results into the removal of fiber from fruits as well as vegetables, and as a result one of the most beneficial parts of these products are removed.
You can also differentiate a blender and a juicer from their ease of cleaning. Blenders are very simple to clean. All you will need to do is to rinse them with hot water. If you want to achieve thorough cleaning of the blender, you will not necessarily need to remove the blades. But for the juicers, you will need to disassemble them after each use to be able to clean them. You will find tiny bits of fruit pulp stuck in the machine and therefore thorough cleaning that involves brushing and rinsing will need to be done in order to remove them. If you don’t remove these tiny bits right away, they will become difficult to scrub away. You will be forced to soak the components of the juicer in hot water in order to loosen the tiny bits so that the machine can be cleaned thoroughly.
Using a blender requires more preparation time while a juicer requires a lot of cleaning time. This is because with a blender, you will be required to chop, cut and then prepare a number of ingredients while a juicer leaves out the pulp for disposal, and therefore you will need to disassemble it so as to have it properly cleaned. But you can also purchase the modern juicers which do not let the pulp to go to waste when using them, and therefore you will be required to do less when it comes to cleaning.
Both juicers and blenders have their advantages and disadvantages. If you look at both of them from a strictly health as well as ingredient output standpoint, you can say that the juicer is much better than the blender. But if you look at them from a multi-function standpoint, the blender is clearly going to give you a far much better service compared to a blender. But it is up to you to decide which machine is best for you depending on what you need to do with it. You can either go for a less versatile practical juicer or a multifunctional blender which can sometimes be very overachieving.