Also referred to as liquidisers, these devices mix food at high speeds for producing a liquid mass. Cooks and chefs often use commercial blenders for an array of purposes in restaurants and hotels. In many cases, these use these devices for making purees out of tomatoes. Alternatively, they could use these blenders for emulsifying liquids or for crushing ice for serving in mixed drinks and cocktails.
Similar to the regular blenders used in many households, commercial blenders comprise a jug-like container with a removable lid. The container will usually be fixed on to an electrical mechanism. The jug will usually feature a number of blades that protrude from the bottom. High-end commercial blenders will usually have blades made of stainless steel.
Many people might confuse blenders with commercial food processors. However, it is worth highlighting that both these terms refer to distinct products. It is true that both these devices have many features in common. But, they are still two distinct appliances. For the uninitiated, the main difference between the two appliances lies in their functionality. For instance, a commercial blender will usually just mix things. In contrast, a food processor will offer enhanced levels of functionality. So, food processors will be able to shred, grate or slice an assortment of soft and hard foods. Of late, many food processors have begun featuring blender-like designs. As a result, the popularity of blenders has been on the wane.