Don't put them into a blender
Updated: Jun 12
As we all know that the blender is a very useful tool that can process lots of food. Sometimes you can see the blender process glass or plastic for experiments. Here we don't suggest you do that. And we will tell you some material is not suitable for blender. Sometimes they may do damage to the blender if you process these materials.
Remark: here we talk about the good home use or commercial use machine. The small or portable blender really can't process many materials. So we didn't take the small and portable blender into consideration.
1. Too hard objects.
This is very easy to understand. The blade set of blender is normally made of SUS(stainless steel). You can break the ice, glass, plastic by a blender because the hardness of steel is better than the former materials. We have videos of blender breaking bricks and phones on our youtube channel.
But when encounter much hard material like stone or metal, the blade set will get damaged and the wall of jar will get scratched too. This is not the situation we want to see. So we should avoid processing too hard objects.
2. Super high-fiber foods
The super high-fiber foods are the food contains lots of fiber than normal. Although fiber doesn't damage the blade or jar, lots of fibers really can be big trouble. If you have an experience that the strings stuck inside the bearing of the bike, you can easily imagine what the fibers will do to the blade set. The fibers will roll and chock the blade set. And It is very hard to clean this jam. It will be a disaster if you encounter this problem!
By the way, If the fiber is breakable, The blender can break them easily. But if the fiber is tough and tensile, you need to be careful. For example, half-dried ginger and old celery.
3. Too little or too much material
If you operate the blender frequently, this will be very easy to understand. The blade set has a minimum height of about 1-4 cm.
If you just want to blend one spoon food, after you put them inside the jar and start the blender, the blender will be blending nothing and the food is still downside didn't change a bit. This continuously running will burn the motor and have a bad impact on the sealing parts.
If you put too much food inside, what will happen is the Volcanic eruption. Or only food downside can be processed and the upper side is just kept still.
So I suggest about 1/3-2/3 capacity for your blending.
4. Anything with bones
For the commercial and good blender, the bones are just a piece of cake. The blender can easily break the bone into pieces. But if you blend the meat or fish with bone, the bones can be broken into small parts but not very fine particles. The small parts can't be reground well inside the meat. So you may feel unsatisfied when biting the small pointed bone in the fish or a small bone strike your teeth when eating meat.
So if you want to blend meat or fish or chicken or any other food with bones, please get rid of the bones first!
5. Unsliced and uncut big food
When we are going to process the raw materials, the first thing we need to do is to cut them into a suitable shape. If you put a whole fish or a whole pig leg inside, it will be trapped and stuck there. The button part will be cut by the blade and the upper part will be kept still.
So you can cut them into the shape that they can be stirred.
If you ask me what shape is good, I think if you cut them into pieces that the blade can stir and swing them is OK.
6. Super hot materials
The blender has the sealing parts downside to keep the water inside and not leak. The bearing and plastic parts act as the most important parts. When high temperatures, the sealing will expand with heat and contract with cold. The high temperature will cause the expansion of structure and will create cracks that are not good.
And another thing is poison. The high temperature will release the poison matters inside the plastic jar. Sometimes the jar is not made of BPA-free material and it's dangerous.
7. Dangerous materials
This is obvious that we don't suggest any dangerous material inside the jar. For example, strong acid, strong base, or food may damage human beings. The blender is designed for a normal kitchen.
Above are all we have concluded for now. If we encounter more situations, we will update again and again.