Juicer Mixer Grinder
Efficiency and safety matters
The domestic electric food juicer/mixer/grinder has become an integral fixture in the typical modern kitchen. Generally functional as liquidizers, grinders and juicers, this paraphernalia comes in handy for grinding/pulverizing/powdering dry foodstuffs either raw or roasted (cereals, grains, masalas, coffee seeds, etc.), for mixing liquids and for converting food— with or without the presence of water (or vegetable oils)—into forms of slurry or pulps. It is also used for extracting juice from fruits or vegetables. Basically, whether the purpose is to whip up a chunky chutney or blend a cool lassi, the JMG is the thing to go to. Here, the
team checks out various brands of food juicers/mixers/grinders to assess how equal they are to various operational, efficiency and safety parameters.
The comparative testing carried out in an NABL-accredited laboratory was mainly based on Indian Standard IS 4250: 1980, covering rated input not exceeding 600 watts. Relevant provisions of IS: 302-1: 2008 were also referred to. While electric food juicers/mixers/grinders are manufactured in both the organized and unorganized sectors, we focussed on the former for the comparative testing.