A blender (sometimes called a mixer or liquidiser in British English) is a kitchen and laboratory appliance used to mix, crush, purée or emulsify food and other substances. A stationary blender consists of a blender container with a rotating metal blade at the bottom, powered by an electric motor that is in the base. Some powerful models can also crush ice and other frozen foods. The newer immersion blender configuration has a motor on top connected by a shaft to a rotating blade at the bottom, which can be used with any container.
Blenders are used to process food. They are usually operated on electricity, but where this is not available, it is possible to run them by mechanical energy, either directly or converted first to electricity.
Bike blender[edit | edit source]
A bike blender is a pedal powered device which uses human power from bike pedalling to either power a blender directly through a mechanical connection or to generate electricity that will be used to power it.
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