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Best Blender For Crushing Ice
Crushing ice and turning ice cubes into shaved ice is quite a different task than blending a protein shake or making a smoothie. Unlike Bananas, Strawberries, Apples, Peaches, and other fruits and vegetables, ice cubes are HARD! Pulverizing ice cubes is very different than pulverizing food materials relatively soft by comparison. Some home blenders aren’t up to the job of crushing ice at all, which is OK because that is not the purpose for which many of them were designed.
POWER: When looking for the best blender to crush ice you want a blender that has a motor with at least 500 Watts to even begin to do the task. If your goal is to create SHAVED ICE you want a blender that has a motor with 1000 Watts or more.
BLADES: The blades need to be made of Stainless steel and curved.
PITCHER: Heavy Duty Glass or Metal is best. Also, Heavy Polycarbonate is acceptable. A lightweight plastic pitcher will be made more fragile over time by ice crushing and eventually may even shatter.
Though the standards for getting a best blender for crushing ice are pretty high, the PRICE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE.
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There are a lot of options when looking for the best blender for crushing ice, actually, a lot of GOOD options!