6 Best Blenders for the Elderly

We've been talking about the current Top 10 Blenders for 2015 over here: https://flipboard.com/@giftgal/top-10-blenders-2015-cgnir1fdy so figured we'd also touch on the best blenders for the elderly/senior citizens.

I know as I get older, things get harder to grab and twist and all that (even in my 40's, I have bad hands so I have to keep those things in mind when making purchases... I can only imagine what it will be like when I'm in my 'Golden Years' - yikes!)

So let's talk about kitchen blenders that are best for our older loved ones (or ourselves).

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The Best Blenders for the Elderly - Top 6 Blenders for Senior

Our bodies change as we age, therefore it is very helpful to be aware of what to pay attention to when buying a blender for a senior citizen. This can make a huge difference to the individual and their use of the blender. The right blender will be used more frequently and enrich the seniors' culinary experience.

These are the key things to be aware of and to take in consideration when buying a blender for an elderly person.

Light pitcher with good grip

As seniors get older they loose strength in their forearms so it is very helpful if they have a blender pitcher that is light weight and ideally one with a good grip. This becomes even more important when the pitcher is full, especially if the content is hot, e.g., hot soup. Glass might be preferable by many but it is much heavier and if it does tip over or drops it is more likely to brake. Hopefully not landing on someone's toe or feet, such unnecessary accidents can be avoided.

Easy to use and read controls

With deteriorating eyesight and diminished motor skills having simple and easy-to-use controls makes operating a blender much easier for seniors when the buttons and switches are clearly labeled and very straight forward.

Easy to remove lids

Blender lids need to fit tightly to prevent the contents from push out. However if they are too tight or do not have an easy way to take them off it can be very challenging and depending on the content, e.g., hot soup, also dangerous.

Easy to clean

If the blender's pitcher is light then this is already a big advantage. Glass blender pitchers are much heavier and can much easier slip out of the hand, especially when wet. One-piece pitchers are probably best as they do not need to be dissembled to be cleaned. The act of dissembling often requires a firm grip and some strength.

Cord storage

Many quality blenders have an area where the blender's cord can be tucked away. This ensures that no electrical cables are in the way on kitchen countertops. Less likely for anything to happen.

One-piece pitcher

The most difficult part for some seniors is the dissembling of a blender pitcher to clean it. Often this requires a firm grip and some strength when opening the bottom part to get to the blenders blades. If the blender is wet then this becomes even much more challenging.

Minimal control feature, straight forward

The less control features the blender has the easier it will be for a senior to operate. More controls usually mean smaller buttons and knobs, and smaller font to read. This way there is less confusion.

Stable and sturdy

The best blender for a senior is one that has a stable standing and will not tip over easily, or wobble across the kitchen countertop when in operation. Less accidents are likely to happen then.

Blender power

In general, the more power the blender the easier it is for elders as they do not need to chop up food items [as much] before putting them into the blender, e.g. carrots and apples. Also the outcome is usually much smoother and creamier, which results in less sip-and-chew results. This is important when making soups and vegetable drinks.

Here are Best Blenders top blender for Elders.

Hamilton Beach Commercial Blender Rio

read reviews here: http://amzn.to/1O87D0q

Pros: Easy to operate with two speeds, light weight pitcher, light weight blender if moving is important.

Cons: Least powerful from this selection, lid can sometimes be difficult to open.

KitchenAid Blender PRO

read reviews here: http://amzn.to/18JWQsI

Pros: Buttons are very easy to press, light weight pitcher with soft grip, easy removable lid, easy to clean.

Cons: Industrial look.

KitchenAid Blender KB580 or KB560 - 5 Speed Blender

read reviews here: http://amzn.to/18JWZw9

Pros: Buttons are easy to press, light-weight pitcher with soft grip, easy removable lid, most speed settings from selection, price.

Cons: Smaller print, buttons could be larger (on the PRO they are large enough).

Omega Countertop Blender Commercial B2300

read reviews here: http://amzn.to/1O880rR

Pros: Very powerful, easy to operate with two speeds, light weight pitcher, easy removable lid, solid standing base.

Cons: Tall blender (22 inch).

Waring Commercial Blender MegaMix

read reviews here: http://amzn.to/1I0U6DD

Pros: Easy to operate with two speeds, light weight pitcher, 5-year motor warranty.

Cons: Small switch.

VitaMix 4500 Blender TurboBlend

read reviews here: http://amzn.to/18JXeHq

Pros: Very powerful, easy to operate with two speeds, best warranty from selection.

Cons: Lid can be difficult to open, price, tall blender (20 inch). 

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Marc S. is passionate about blending and out of frustration, due to the lack of quality information on the subject of blenders and blending, he created Best Blenders, http://www.best-blenders.net.

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