Small countertop appliance with a tall narrow container used for blending, chopping and liquefying. It's popular for making beverages like smoothies and milkshakes. A blender has short rotating blades and can chop small amounts of foods such as garlic, onions, herbs and cookie or bread crumbs.
How to Buy
Look for a blender that can do the chores you'd like. Some crush ice, while others don't. If you plan to use it for thick mixtures or crushing ice, look for one with feet that grip well to hold it steady during blending.