Are you trying to choose between a plastic or glass jar for a blender? We put the facts, you decide for yourself. Before anything, you need to know about these materials used in making blender jars. There are not many blenders you’d see with a glass jar. Many branded plastic blender jars have tags like “BPA-free” plastic. There would be many questions hitting your mind. What are all these materials? Is a glass blender better? Are plastic jars not safe? Which ones are good to get? Here come all the answers. Stay with us.
Plastic Jar for blender
For over half a decade the chemical BPA is being used in plastic. It is not safe when it comes in contact with food items. This BPA chemical can migrate from the plastic container into the food. The level of migration 1)increases at higher temperatures 2)increases over time and 3) increases with higher levels of fats and acidic components in the food items. Many cheap blenders have BPA plastic that is not safe for blending food items. If you have an inexpensive blender do not blend hot food like soups in the jar.
BPA-free products don’t contain BPA. Blender manufacturers such as Vitamix, Ninja, Blendtec, and other good brands now use BPA-free plastic of high quality in their containers. BPA-free Jars may not be as hazardous as cheap plastic but according to some research, there may still be a little risk involved.
Pros and cons of using a plastic jar blender
- Easy to handle
- Scratch with hard items
- Absorb stains and odor
- Hard to clean
- Not safe in dishwasher
- Health concerns (leaching)
- Bad for hot food
I don’t like plastic either, but there is so much of it in our lives that it’s just unavoidable. Even if the blender container is made of glass, the base with blades will still be of plastic. The risk with a high-quality branded blender is low because of a shorter period of blending and is not worth the worry. If you still consider avoiding plastic, you should go for a glass jar or even a stainless steel container.
Glass Jar for blender
Glassware is the choice of most people who work in the kitchen. Many people avoid putting food inside plastic containers and think plastic is cheap. If you often use a blender for hot soups and frozen fruit smoothies. Go with a blender with a Glass Jar.
The good and the bad of glass jar
- Glass is sturdier
- Withstand temperatures
- Easy to clean
- Dishwasher safe
- No permanent stains
- Can shatter if knocked or dropped
Most households love glass jar blenders and have no concerns about how cumbersome and pricy these containers are. For those who cannot afford a glass jar for a blender and still want to blend food in glassware, they should consider buying a hand blender. A hand blender is all made of stainless steel and gives the choice of blending in whatever container you want.
There are also stainless steel containers out in the market. These containers are both strong and have no health concerns. Steel jars are noisy and you cannot see through.