Safety Precautions When Using a Smoothie Maker or Blender.
So finally you have decided that you need your own blender and you have made up your mind to buy this powerful machine containing blades that spins up to 200 miles per hour or even more. A blender is a kitchen appliance you can easily rely on turn your meats and vegetables into a delicious fine paste. With this being the case, just imagine what this little machine would do to your limbs such as fingers just in case you carelessly use the blender. This would be a real tragedy and you definitely wouldn’t like this to happen to you leave alone imagine about it. This article highlights some of the safety precautions you need to exercise when using a blender.
Although a blender is such a useful kitchen appliance, it’s paramount that you handle the device properly and safely. Using the blender safely can help prevent some of the common and disastrous kitchen injuries and assure you a lifetime of blending with joy. Basically, most of these safety precautions are pure common sense but it warrants us to keeping on repeating them because most users simply believe that they can get the job done faster without risking their body parts.
Now, to start off on the safety precautions, always make sure you have cut your products into pieces before you get the blender on fire. Do not be tempted to shove or fold the whole product such as a fruit into the blender. Cutting your products will only consume a few seconds of your precious time and you have no idea on how it would minimize wear and tear of the blender’s motor. In addition, it also keeps the blade sharper and you can rest assured there will be nothing flying all over the kitchen that would hurt you or damage the blender. If you never knew, this will also minimize the cost of repainting your kitchen wall as there will be little or no discoloration from citrus juice and other stuffs.
A blender is designed to work optimally with about three or four different ingredients at a time and the fewer you feed your blender the better. Most users ignorantly cram their machines with up to 20 ingredients at any given time. Just as they say, ignorance is no defense and you have no idea the potential problems you are creating especially considering that most blenders only have small jars. You cannot even imagine the mass of these ingredients compared to your blender and the potential damage risk they pose to your little device.
Before you get your blender to work, first and wisely read usage instructions of your blender as this will give you some guidelines on the best way to use the machine. On the instructions, you will realize that blenders are purposely made for kitchen use and not at other places. These devices can cause great damage to your little kids who keep running up and down in the kitchen. This means that you must never leave the blender in areas that the elderly and children can access it. In short, never leave the device unattended especially when fired up. if some of the disabled persons at the family badly insist that they need to use the blender, always permit them to do so but under supervision. Or else, ensure that they are adequately trained on how to handle the blender easily.
The AC outlet and operating device that your blender is using should not only match but must be compatible as well. Even the best smoothie blender in the market can be dangerous to use when there is a problem with the power source. You should also resist from pouring hot or boiling liquid into the container of your blender and also, avoid making use of the blender when overloaded with dry food only. Using some recipes that have some liquid is important in ensuring that your device works consistently to provide some very smooth and fine output.
If your blender is broken, wisely do not use it. This also applies when cord of the device is damaged or you realize that it is producing some sparks during use. To enhance your safety, ensure you contact qualified technicians to fix the problem and ensure that spare parts and other accessories and attachments installed are specifically made for the brand and model you are using. In simple words, do not use a damaged or defective blender. Lastly, make sure your blender does not come into contact with water and the working surface should always be dry.
These safety hints are not inclusive and it’s essential that you read and understand all the safety precautions detailed in the users manual or instruction booklet. All in all, common sense when using or handling you blender is the only thing that can guarantee you safety when using your blender.