We're a spice-loving nation and most of us have moms who definitely believe in homemade masalas. We are also a chutney-crazy country. Basically this means that a mixer-grinder becomes a must-have in an Indian kitchen. However, before you zero in on a model for your home, you need to figure out the capacity/size, features that you need for your home. For a small home of two people or for those who stay alone, a small sized JMG will do, as you won't require too much quantity. But if you have a big household, then you will need to buy a larger sized JMG or mixer grinders with bigger capacity jars.
Before you buy a juicer mixer grinder, it is essential that you take the following factors into consideration.
JUICER MIXER GRINDER PRICE AND BUDGET
You may already have a budget in mind as to how much you would like to spend. Juicer Mixer Grinders range between Rs 895 to Rs 4,000. The size and features affect the price.
TYPE OF MACHINE
You can either buy a mixer grinder or a juicer mixer grinder. A mixer grinder can be used to beat, mix, whip or reduce foods to smaller particles and a JMG will give you the added benefit of a juicer along with the mixer grinder. If you like your early morning freshly squeezed juices then a JMG is the right option. There's no point in wasting money as well as space on a separate juicer.
Having a Juicer mixer grinder that can operate with more than a single speed option, allows you greater control while using different ingredients.
Over load protection function
Many times, without realizing it, people tend to put more material in the jar than recommended. This results in the motor getting overloaded and eventually burning out. Therefore a special relay known as a circuit breaker is provided, which works like a common fuse in the house. Having an overload protection function in your juicer mixer grinder can be useful from the safety and maintenance point of view.
Number of jars
This refers to the actual number of jars available with the juicer mixer grinder. The more the jars, the more functions you can carry out with your juicer mixer grinder. The different jars also offer variety in terms of size and capacity.
The pulse mode is useful to chop delicate and soft food such as hard-boiled eggs, onions or parsley. The incher/pulse facility can be very useful when making/whipping milkshakes.
The machine does not start till the jar is correctly locked on the basic grinder unit. This is an essential safety feature that you should consider especially if you have children in your house.
Type of switch
The available types are rotary and piano. Some JMGs also come with press switches. Piano type witches are the international style push button speed selectors, which ensure more convenient usage. They also give maximum speed at one go. Rotary switches have dials, which is what most of our mixers still have.