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Modern Kitchen Appliances

Cooking is one of the arts that are so fulfilling, thrilling and sensational, which for a long time had not been well appreciated. I come from a tribe in Kenya where cooking does not really inspire any artistry or creativity, and any Kenyan will tell you that tribe.

However over the last few years, the advancement in cooking technology has managed to break the ceiling and for the first time, even my local kinsmen are finding beauty in cooking adventures, and even trying out recipes that have been proven more healthy and beneficial. So let us go through the journey from traditional cooking all the way to the Modern kitchen, and see what really has caused this shift.

History of the African Kitchen

Africans have experienced an amazing development of their kitchen, with most traditional modes of cooking being inspired by traditions and culture. To date, many Africans still use the three stones method of cooking, where you arrange 3 stones on a circle, and then light your fire at the middle of the stones.

Cooking is and has always been seen as a way of bringing the family together, as they cook together and sit around the fire. The older people would narrate to the young ones tales and stories as they waited for the food to be ready. This was very important in African tradition because the only way to pass information and knowledge from one generation to the next was through the word of mouth.

The African kitchen today is still visible in the midst of the technological developments. The availability of information all over the internet has transformed cooking from just mashing things up to fill the stomach, but an adventure for the family to take together, while enjoying the benefits of speed and accuracy in terms of ingredients quantity among others.

Why a Modern Kitchen?

  1. Faster cooking

Compared to the traditional forms of cooking, the modern kitchen offers means of cooking that are faster and safer. Many of the cooking appliances in the modern kitchen are as a result of many years of research by scientists and nutritionists, hence offering the optimum cooking solutions to almost any type of food. For instance, a Sayona Pressure cooker reduced the time taken to cook a local dish called githeri from an average of 3hrs to an average 20 to 25 minutes.

  1. Energy efficiency and Environmental friendly.

For us to measure the energy efficiency in a modern kitchen, we have to do a comparison with the traditional Charcoal and firewood. The modern kitchen is a smart new technology kitchen. Most Appliances in this kitchen will auto regulate themselves and will switch off when they have finished cooking. Most appliances will regulate the amount of electricity or even gas used per cooking time, and optimize the distribution of the energy in terms of intensity required in different times.

  1. A center of adventure and creativity.

Culinary arts is the art of preparing, cooking, presenting and serving food. Just like Poetry, Music, Love, Nature, Cooking is an adventure full of awesome beauty and satisfaction. From choosing the best ingredients, to choosing the best recipe to use for your ingredients. Then comes the appliances that make the application of these recipes a success.

Food appeals to us from the way it looks, the way it is presented before our eyes, the way it smells and the way it tastes, all this are made possible by the modern kitchen that allows such levels of practice to be a success. Modern kitchens hence play a major role in enhancing our food enjoyment to the fullest.

  1. Encourages healthy living.

The modern kitchen has been description as the place where science finds its application. The modern human being is able to take in more nutrients from the food he eats compared to the people who used or still use traditional kitchen appliances. The modern kitchen ensures less destruction of nutrients, better absorption in the body and better combination of foods to ensure a balanced intake. Due to advanced technology, Obesity and other health conditions have been in the increase, and the modern kitchen has come with a solution for that.

One would argue it is from the modern kitchen where people also consume the unhealthiest foods when they are after good taste, and at the expense of good health, people consume all manner of junk, with unhealthy chemicals. But the best thing about this is that, they do this with a perfect understanding of what they do, not as victims, but as ones who chose their fate. This is the beauty of the modern kitchen, everyone chooses their fate will perfect understanding of the consequences.

  1. Offers more than just kitchen.

The modern kitchen is not just a kitchen, but it is also described as the heart of the home, the epitome of the mothers’ love, the place where the art of culinary is brought to life. Life is created in the bedroom, but is sustained in the kitchen. Without the kitchen, the life in the living room is not worthwhile.

In the morning, families gather in the kitchen, as they get ready for the day. People want also a kitchen that allows guests to be sipping some fruit juice as food is being prepared, and they chat. The kitchen is no longer to be enclosed and hidden as far as possible. The kids wants to do their homework around the kitchen, around the adults preparing supper. The kitchen hence brings the family together, as sometimes the living room draws the people apart. Mostly in the kitchen, people will not be on phone, but will be totally available.

Best Kitchen Appliances

The modern kitchen cannot attain that name unless the kitchen appliances are brought in the picture. The following is a list of the modern most useful kitchen appliances in this 21st century.

  1. Blenders

A blender is an electric kitchen appliance, invented by Stephen Poplawski in 1922, with an aim to crush, mix, emulsify or purée food and other substances. Poplawski introduced a very vital way of increasing the consumption of super nutrition boosters and increasing nutrient absorption in people’s daily food consumption.

The blender is one of the vital modern kitchen appliances that is at the front line as far as healthy living is concerned.

With a blender, you can make pastes, smoothies or juice, and can be used to crush ice, and make pastes or liquids from solid foods.

2 in 1 Sayona blender SB 4233 – 1.5 litre jar

  1. Food processor

A food processor is an electric appliance fitted with removable blades, wide and spacious body that can be used in a variety of ways to prepare a variety of foods, from mixing dough, chopping and shredding, slicing, grating among other uses. Unlike blenders, food processors come with a set of removable blades that are changed to accommodate each of the food preparation required.

The body of a food processor is spacious, fitted with a lid that have tall feed chutes, allowing you to add ingredients as you mix. The wide body allows the food processor to accommodate large recipes. You can actually fill a food processor all the way to nearly the top and still perform normally.

One major concern with them though is that, their optimum operation is when processing dry ingredients. Liquids and very wet ingredients have not proven to perform very well. We tried the Sayonapps food processors and can recommend them to you.

Sayona 4 in 1 multipurpose Food processor

  1. Mixer

A mixer is a kitchen device, that can either be manual or electric, that is used to mix, fold, beat and whip food ingredients. They use a gear driven mechanism to control beaters directed into a bowl containing the food to be mixed. The beaters can be replaced by dough hooks to mix dough. and knead.

Mixers can either be hand operated, or self-operating. Hand mixers are smaller than the stand mixers. They require full attention while you do the mixing, as you have to hold the mixer above the bowl and control its movement. The advantage is, you never use a speed too slow or too fast as you are in total control, and you can adjust the speed on the mixer from what you are experiencing fast hand.

The stand mixers on the other hand are self-operating. This means you just pour your ingredients into the bowl and leave the mixer to mix for itself. They are much powerful and very helpful to busy cooks. They are a bit expensive and bigger in size than the hand mixers.

We also have mixers that are manual mixers. This ones don’t depend on electricity to run, but completely depend on the persons hands. They come in handy when one wants to mix something small very fast. They are perfect for camping and outdoor activities.

  1. Microwave

A microwave, sometimes called an electronic oven, is  an electric kitchen appliance that cooks food by exposing it to high frequency electromagnetic waves or radiations called microwaves. Microwaves are used to reheat, cook or even bake food from within to the outside. They greatly reduce cooking or heating time, hence are preferred when saving time is of essence.

How microwaves work is that, the radiations produced make the polar molecules in the food, in form of water, fats, sugar etc., to vibrate and produce thermal energy. The food hence cooks from the inside out, and even the air surrounding the food is not heated up.

  1. Air fryer

An air fryer is a countertop electrical device with adjustable temperature and time controls that uses convection to circulate hot air around food in order to cook it.

Air fryers come in handy in the kitchen to fry food, bake, dehydrate, and roast, among other uses.

Air fryers have a compartment that holds the food that is being cooked.  The device relies on a mechanism called rapid air technology, in which a heating element within the top of the machine radiates heat downward, while a fan rapidly circulates air around the food inside to heat it evenly from all angles. The air-tight, compact design of air fryers ensures that all air is contained in the chamber and actively flows around the food, promoting the intensity and efficiency of cooking.  This mode of heat transfer is also known as convection, in which energy is distributed through the movement of a gaseous medium.

Meanwhile, excess fat and residues typically drain into a compartment below the food to be discarded, greatly reducing the amount of fat ultimately consumed by the user.

The Air fryer hence replaces the use of oil with use of hot air, and can be very useful especially to people who are very concerned about their health.

Sayona Air Fryer/Pressure Cooker 6 ltrs capacity

  1. Electric and gas cooker

One of the key factors defining a traditional kitchen is the use of charcoal, firewood and kerosene as energy to cook. These ways of cooking have been classified as unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly, time consuming and very expensive at times.

Cooking with electricity and gas is a sure way to cut down the health risk, cost and time used to cook. It is convenient and causes less risk of accidents. Use of firewood and charcoal has been a major cause of fire breakouts in many cases.

Sayonapps offers many varieties of gas cookers and electric cookers.

Standing Gas Cooker With Two Storage Shelves

  1. Rice cooker

A rice cooker is an electric kitchen appliance that is designed to cook and reheat rice, keep food warm, steam vegetables and other soft foods. Research has shown that the Sayonapps rice cooker can even cook ugali, meat and matoke.

Because it comes with an extra pair of sufurias, this rice cooker can be used to cook 3 meals, and replace many other kitchen appliances.

Electric Rice Cooker (Deluxe) 2.2 Ltrs capacity.

  1. Toaster and ovens

A toaster oven is a small kitchen appliance powered by electricity that combines functions of a toaster with a small oven. It is used to bake, roast, broil and toast. It can be used to cook or toast slices of bread, pizzas, bagels or toasted pastries.

It is way smaller than a regular oven, and comes featured with a removable wire rack and baking pan. It has a side door opened downwards or sideways, or even on top. Once the toaster is finished, it pops your food up, allowing you to easily grab them.

It may not replace the full functions of a regular oven, but it is versatile and convenient enough for many kitchens.

Sayona Electric Oven 35 Litres capacity SO 4367.

  1. Refrigerator

A refrigerator, commonly known as fridge is a cooling appliance for commercial or home use, used to keep food and drinks cool, making preservation possible. It consists of thermally insulated compartment, and it is designed with a system that ensures temperatures inside the compartment is kept below the room temperature, and any heat inside is transferred to the external environment.

Fridges have made it possible for food that easily spoil at room temperature to stay longer, as the low temperatures inhibit bacteria growth. Fridges have also enhanced healthy living as one is less prone to eat spoilt food that has overstayed.


  1. Dishwasher

A dishwasher is a kitchen appliance used to automatically wash dirty dishes, cookware and cutlery. The machine follows a procedure of pre-rinsing, then main washing, then rinsing again and finally drying.

The machine delivers an incredibly perfect work. One need to add a rinse aid chemical in the water to reduce surface tension of hard water. The machines saves water and energy by recycling the water and detergent mixture, as many times as possible.

The dishwasher is definitely a to-go-for machine for any modern kitchen, and it is recommended.

  1. Pressure cooker

Invented in the 1600’s by Denis Papin, a pressure cooker is a kitchen appliance that cooks on the principle of enclosing steam in a sealed pot, building up high temperature and pressure, hence cooking food faster.

In a modern kitchen, a pressure can be used to boil, steam, steam roast, braise, brown, roast or stew food. With pressure and temperature it builds up to, the pressure cooker can also be used to bake Cheesecakes, like the sayona air fryer.

The traditional foods like githeri can be cooked in a pressure cooker, while saving over 60% of the time.

Sayona Electric Pressure Cooker 6 ltrs capacity.

  1. Electric kettle

An electric kettle is an electric kitchen appliance that uses electricity to heat or boil liquids, mostly water. It comes with a self contained heating unit, and a thermos regulator that automatically switches it off when the temperatures reach the boiling point.

A modern Kitchen should not lack this device, for the matters of convenience. The Sayona electric kettle can hold a capacity of upto 4.5 liters, making it ideal for serving a couple of people.

Sayona Electric Pressure Cooker 6 ltrs capacity.

  1. Toaster/sandwich maker

To make your breakfast preparation easy and enjoyable, a modern kitchen needs a bread toaster and sandwich maker. Bread toasters are used to brown bread slices, and rely on radiant heat. For more versatility, sandwich makers are an improvement to bread toasters and are able to make more than just bread sandwiches. They can be used to prepare breakfast of waffles and pancakes.

  1. Slow cooker/crock pot

Slow cookers are an opposite of the pressure cookers, as their aim is to cook food slowly. Slow cooking can be preferred in a variety of circumstances. Most people use this appliance when they are not available to attend to the cooking food, which they would have otherwise boiled or pressure cooked. The device has also been used to help bring out the flavor in some foods that seem to be missed when cooked fast.

Foods preferred for this appliance include rice, stew, and soups, mashed potatoes, roasted chicken, braised beef and skinny vegetables.

In your modern kitchen, it will help you when you want to go and so some shopping and come back find food ready and hot

How has technology improved the equipment in the kitchen?

Technology is changing the way we behave, interact with and use our kitchen. Cooking as an art has been brought to life by the help of technology.

Due to the new appliances of modern technology, we can save a lot of time in our cooking, we can eat healthier, and we can interact with a variety of food, with borrowed recipes from the internet. It is not surprising that a person In Kenya can cook a South American dish in their home without necessarily going to South America, which is just awesome

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ’S)

What is a smart kitchen appliance?

A smart kitchen is a kitchen that is comprised of smart appliances  that can be interconnected among themselves and with external devices like phone apps via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other means of technology.

What are large kitchen Appliances?

Large kitchen appliances are kitchen appliances that cannot be moved around in the kitchen due to their size, but are fixed, like the refrigerator.

What is technology in the kitchen?

Technology in the kitchen is the use of culinary arts and smart appliances in the kitchen to make cooking easier, include use of smart timers, automatic thermal regulators, IOT(internet of things) enabled appliances to link with smart phones among other ways.

What small appliances should every small kitchen have?

Every modern kitchen must have a blender, a food processor, air fryer, water kettle and a hand mixer

What is the best appliance for baking?

The convention toaster oven remains the best appliance for baking. The other complementary appliances are a hand mixer and a kitchen scale.

Which major appliance uses the most energy?

The wet appliances, like the dishwashers account for a big percentage of power usage, followed by the cold appliances like the fridge and the freezers, especially because they are powered always.

benefits of a blender,blending vegetables and fruits.
Health & Wellness, Kitchen & Dining

Amazing Benefits of a Blender

What Is a Blender

A blender is an electric kitchen appliance used to crush, mix, emulsify or purée food and other substances,increasing the consumption of super nutrition boosters and increasing nutrient absorption in people’s daily food consumption. It was invented by Stephen Poplawski in 1922.

The benefits of a blender include; improved nutrients absorption, offers the best way to keep the fibre in food, and helps us to consume the less tasty but beneficial foods by mixing them with the tasty ones.


How do blenders work?

At the bottom of the blender are spinning blades that are attached to a motor. There is a control panel that has several different speeds, allowing the operator of the blender to switch the speeds that the spinning blades spin with.

You push a button to start the machine, and the spinning blades create a spiral effect or a vortex. The first step of the blending process is to cut down, smash and chop the food component. This step allows the food in the blender to be fluid. The spiral effect of the components, or the vortex in the blender which includes both now the liquid food and air creates a vacuum at the center of the spiral movement. This pulls all the food components towards the center, which ensures a perfect mixture of all ingredients in the blender.

The end result in this step is a rich emulsion or a smooth puree, with a homogenized blend of ingredients and a consistent texture.

Benefits of a Blender

One may be tempted to ask whether blenders have been overrated. Let us try to analyze the benefits of a blender and find out whether they are overrated or not.

  1. Best way to eat more Fruits and vegetable.

Topping in the list of the benefits of a blender, is that with a blender, you get to eat more fruits and vegetables. Now, because most people have grown accustomed to highly processed food, readymade or convenient food, many people simply don’t like the taste or texture of vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals. From Vitamins A, C and E as well as Magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and folic acid.

With a blender, you can actually make smoothies with fruits, vegetables, ice and your favorite flavors. To an amazement, vegetables in smoothies don’t even taste like vegetables


  1. Improved Nutrients Absorption

Did you know blending is one of the most efficient ways of maximizing the intake of nutrients from the food we eat. Food that is not broken down properly will lead to a number of nutrients failing to be absorbed. It can also lead to constipation or bacterial infections in the gut. Blended food is already partly predigested and in liquid form. This will automatically maximize the amounts of nutrients absorbed from the food. It also improves your health and general happiness.

Even though the fibers remain, the cell walls of the food are broken down, allowing a super improved absorption.


  1. Faster Meal preparation.

If time is of essence to you, then the blender is a mega time saver when it comes to kitchen equipment. With a blender, you avoid all the hustle of hand-mixing, chopping and mashing. Just add your ingredients to the jug, and blend. It takes less than 5 minutes to make most blender recipes,  whether it is smoothies, dressings, sauces, frozen treats, dips to name but a few.

Amazingly, you don’t only save the time to prepare the food, but also the time to digest and absorb, what a mind-boggling device to have in your kitchen.

I have tested and proven the Sayona Blenders, and the following clip is an evidence of the faster meal preparation as one of the benefits of a blender.


  1. Blending is an opportunity to mix the less tasty but beneficial food with the tasty food, and consume them together.

Citrus Fruits like the Oranges, lemons, lime and grapefruits are some of the fruits that are very bitter, but very essential in our bodies, not living out vegetables like the artichokes and arugula. Some people will not attempt to take them alone, and when mixed with sweet fruits like the pineapple, they become bearable to eat. To those people, the benefits of a blender being part of their kitchen are enormous.



  1. Blending keeps the fibre

Fiber is very essential in the digestion process in the body of a human being. It is a tough food, and it actually does not get digested, but passes through your system simply as intact as it is, in order to help move all the other food through the system effectively. If the fibre is able to pass through your teeth, the stomach acid, and all through it does not break down, well, then neither can the blender destroy the fibers.

All pureed food has the fiber as much as the whole fruits version. Smoothies therefore retains all the fiber contained in fruits and vegetables. Juicing is however a bit different, in that juicing separates the juice of the fruits from the pulp and peel, that has the fibre. Below are few reasons why fibres keeping makes it to the list of the benefits of a blender.


Importance of fiber in a diet

  • Keeps you satisfied for a longer time
  • Helps maintains bowel health.
  • Helps in achieving a healthy weight. Since consuming more fiber makes you full faster and for a longer time, you tend to eat lesser.
  • Fiber has been proven to reduce constipation. Fiber is believed to absorb water, and speed up the movement of stool through the intestine.


  1. Blending is a way of simplifying our fat consumption

Many seeds and nuts found in fruits, and many fruits themselves contain omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, that play a major role in our bodies. These are healthy fats that we cannot do without in our bodies, present in fruits, like the avocado. The benefits of a blender is that it gives you the opportunity to consume these fats without our knowledge, hence improving our health.

  1. Cleaning a blender is very Easy

Since all the fibre and peels from the fruits are completely processed, there are no leftovers left to make cleaning hard. So, when compared to other kitchen appliances, it is one of the easiest to clean.

To add on the benefits of a blender is that, it is a self cleaning machine. By simply adding water and soap in to the blending jar, closing the lid and turning on the blending function, the blending will clean itself, what an amazing benefit.


  1. Blending gives you a chance to include new foods In your diet.

For those foods that are hard to ever include in our diet, simply because we do not love them, they are almost like those tv stations we never know exist in our list of programs on your tv, yet their value is exceedingly great. The benefits of a blender is that, blending gives you an opportunity to mix them with your favorite foods and you don’t have to love them to consume them, just enjoy the nutrients they offer to you.



Why Eat Vegetables and Fruits

  • Lowers the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. They also prevent some type of cancer, eye and digestive problems. Amazingly, most vegetables and fruits can be used as appetizers, as they have a very low glycemic load, which prevents sugar spikes, increasing hunger.
  • Great source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C and E as well as Magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and folic acid.
  • They are rich in fiber. Fiber is very important in your gut health, preventing constipation.
  • Fruits and veggies tend to be low in calories, and replacing your high calorie foods with them can greatly reduce your calories intake and hence promote weight loss.
  • Healthy for the brain. Researchers have linked the consumption of the antioxidants in the leafy greens to reduced risks of Alzheimer’s disease and also dementia.



What fruits and vegetables blend well together

  • Melons are not recommended for any pairing. Research has shown pairing melons with other fruits lead to stomach discomforts.
  • Kale, Cucumber and Pear go well together
  • Strawberry go well with plum, pineapples, banana and Apple
  • Pineapples go well with Kiwi, Oranges, Grapes, Strawberries and blueberries.
  • Oranges go well with pineapples, Avocado, tangerine, Mango, Pomegranate, plum, apple, strawberry, pear
  • Mangoes go well with Oranges, banana, peach, blueberry, pear, avocado, grapes, plum


  • Always pair a maximum of 6 fruits for optimum results and to avoid stomach upset due to digestion problems
  • Never mix acidic fruits, like Oranges, Grapes and strawberries with sweet fruits like banana, for digestion purposes.
  • Never mix vegetables with Fruits. Let fruits go with fruits and vegetables with vegetables, with an exception of Carrots and Apples which go with practically any product.
  • Melons are celibates. Melons go with melons only.




Most hated Fruits And Vegetables of all time

  1. Broccoli
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Figs
  4. Durians
  5. Beetroot
  6. Artichoke
  7. Guava
  8. Brae burn
  9. Brussels Sprout
  10. Turnip


How to clean a Blender

  • Add hot water to the blender halfway
  • Add liquid soap to the water
  • Close the blender with the lid, turn on the blender, and the blender will simply clean itself.
  • For the outside, mostly only a few, if any spill overs will be present. You only need some warm water and a soft cloth and you wipe it clean
  • Finally, rinse the blender in cold water, and the blender is ready for use for next time

NOTE: The base of the blender that contains the electricity components need not be washed with water, only wiped with a soft cloth.


What should you look for when buying a blender?

  1. The size and capacity of the blender

One of the key factors you can never really ignore is the capacity the blender you want to purchase. You can purchase a blender either for commercial purposes or for home use, and this will highly determine the capacity you go for.  Sayonapps blenders that I have interacted with come with all sorts of capacities, depending on the purpose of your blender.

A standard size can serve up to 6 people, while a high performance size can serve up to 15 people.


  1. The power of the motor

 The amount of power that a blender packs is the greatest determinant of differentiating high performance, conventional or commercial/home use blenders. The powerful the motor, the more the benefits of a blender will be.

Sayona’s Blender with the lowest Power has 300W, which is capable to blend most foods except the hardest of ingredients.

High performance blenders with a wattage of over 800W have the ability to work with dry ingredients, and you can make peanut butter, process grains into flour and has no limitations in your adventures of cooking.

So, depending on the intensity of what you want to blend, you will chose the blender with the wattage that serves you the best.


  1. The Speed settings

 Many blenders are multipurpose, and are featured with different speed settings, and controls for different purposes.

Sayonapps blenders for instance come with a minimum of 2 functions to a maximum of 7 functions, and speeds of up to 5 settings, ranging from low, medium and high speed. As you would expect, the benefits of a blender will increase with increase in functions and speed settings, and so will the cost.


Speeds and Settings Guide 

  • Fast Speed

Fast speed is essential when mixing liquids, purees or pastes. This speed will do a perfect work of mixing them to a fine and perfect mixture. This speed is not essential for hard ingredients.

  • Medium Speed.

If you are interested with a coarser and rougher texture, then this speed is the one to go for. This speed is also very important when it comes to chop vegetables, and to prevent nuts from turning into a paste, but leave them almost powdery.

  • Low Speed

When you want to mix a liquid with a solid systematically, then this is the speed to go for. It is best set for ingredients, and crushing them into a paste slowly.

  • Pulse

This one is not recommended for blending for a long time, only a short time. It comes in handy for crushing something like ice, and for cutting ingredients into smaller pieces.


  1. The material of the jar.

For material, there are two options, the glass jars or the plastic jars. If you chose the glass jar, it will be a little expensive than the plastic jar. Glass jars are loved more and preferred because through them, there is elimination of any consumption of chemicals.


  1. Cost.

Most important factor to consider in the whole process is the cost of purchasing. It is important to note that for every price range, you will find a blender, from as low as Ksh. 3,000. So, do not squeeze yourself on a budget that does not fit you. Even the cheapest will do most of the blending needs, but the more expensive, the more options you have (benefits of a blender will increase with increase in cost)



Frequently Asked Questions


Is it worth having a blender?

A blender is one of the kitchen appliances that have been categorized for championing healthy living, especially in these days where healthy living is being emphasized. The benefits of a blender are way too many for it to be ignored. So yes, it is essential to have a blender.


What are the best uses of a blender?

Blenders are used to crush, mix, emulsify or purée food and other substances. They can be used to crush ice, and make pastes or liquids from solid foods.


Can you use a blender to juice?

Yes. A normal blender will make a liquid juice from fruits, but the juice will be a little thick than you would get from a juicer. For better results, very watery fruits are recommended.

Why is it important to clean to blender after using?

It is recommended to wash the blender after every use to avoid the growth of bacteria from food remains, and also to keep the blender in prime condition.


What do you put in a smoothie?

A well prepared healthy smoothie may consist of a liquid, a fruit, mostly the fibrous fruits, a veggie to give the green effect, a little plant based fat, example from the Avocado or Chia seeds and ice.


What can you not put in a blender?

Avoid putting whole foods in the blender, but chop into smaller pieces. Avoid also using boiling liquids to avoid steam explosions. Finally, avoiding over filling the blender, as this will overload it, may lead to damage and poor results.


Can I use blender to make cake

You can try mixing cake butter in a blender but the results will not be the best. This is because the blender will over mix the butter leading to gluten formation. Also, it is not very efficient for mixing flour. Cake preparation does not major among the benefits of a blender.


What is healthier juicing or blending

Juicing separates the pulps and peels from the juice of a fruit, while blending crushes the whole fruits, hence blending will give you more nutrition benefits than juicing will. This one majors when it comes to benefits of a blender.


Is blending the same as juicing

No. With Juicing, you eliminate all pulp, fiber and peels, while with blending, you crush everything together.


Do you lose nutrients when blending?

No. unlike juicing, not a single nutrient is separated from the final product, hence the benefits of the end juice are similar to the whole food

Why is green juice good for you?

Green juice is a major source of nutrients, ranging from vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals which are readily absorbed to the body once consumed.


How can blenders save energy?

Most blenders will range with a wattage of between 300W and 1000W. This is a good range in terms of power consumption, hence blenders can be categorized as low power consuming appliances.


Who invented blender

The blender was invented by a Polish-American called Stephen Poplawski in 1922.


Can you blend ice in a blender?

Yes. There are blender that come with the ice crushing technology, like the Sayonapps blenders. The best way to blend ice is to ensure the ice is in small amounts and also should be in small size as well.


What is carrot juice good for?

Carrot juice is one of the essential nutrient providers in the body, contributing vitamins A, C and K. Carrots have been said to improve human eye health, and boost the strength of the skin.


Which foods should not be eaten together?

Some good examples of foods not recommended to be eaten together include: Any two high proteins,  Banana and Milk, Milk and any Citrus fruits,  among others.


Which fruit is good for empty stomach?

The best fruits that will not give any discomfort are the fresh seasonal fruits which include Mangoes, Guavas, bananas, and Watermelons.