Whether it is a stand mixer or a traditional mixer, one of the most important things to consider while buying a mixer grinder is its power consumption, i.e., its wattage. Other features like the size and number of jars, speed, maintenance, power, etc., must also be considered before purchasing a mixer grinder.
With new and innovative mixer grinders coming into the market, it is common for us to be confused about which mixer grinder is more efficient. This article will discuss the power consumption feature in a mixer grinder which decides its efficiency. We will mainly focus on 500 watts, 750 watts, and 1000 watts mixer grinders.
Why is it important to consider the wattage in the mixer grinder?
Wattage is the rate at which energy is transferred in an appliance. The wattage of the unit determines the power consumed by the appliance. If the appliance has a higher wattage, the power consumption will also increase. A high wattage also means the mixer grinder has a powerful motor and a higher RPM speed.
High wattage mixers are ideal for grinding hard ingredients. Grinders with 500 watts to 750 watts are suitable for kitchen use, while we use the 1000 watts mixer grinders for large-scale purposes.
Difference between 500 watts, 750 watts, and 1000 watts mixer grinders
We will now discuss the difference between 500 watts, 750 watts and 1000 watts mixer grinder.
1. Usage and time
A 500 watts mixer grinder is ideal for small families’ requirements, while 750 watts is for an average family and 1000 watts for a large family with high-end needs. A 750 watts mixer takes more time than 1000 watts but less timer than a 500 watts mixer grinder.
500 watts grinder can grind for wet and dry ingredients, while we can use the 750 watts grinder to mince and blend as well. Apart from doing the functions of the previous two mixers, the 1000 watts can also juice, chop, and prepare the batter.
2. RPM and speed controls
RPM for a 500 watts mixer is around 18000 to 20000 RPM. For a 750 watts grinder, it was around 18500 to 20000 RPM, while it comes around 22000 RPM for a 1000 watts mixer grinder.
So, 1000 watts grinder has the highest speed level among the three grinders. The higher the speed, the quicker the grinding process gets over. Most brands offer three-speed control irrespective of the power consumption.
3. Power consumption
As mentioned before, the higher the wattage, the higher the power consumption. This means the most power is consumed for 1000 watts grinder while the least is for 500 watts grinder. A 750 watts mixer grinder has a medium-level power consumption.
4. Motor running time
Every appliance can only run for a specific time. If it operates continuously for a more extended period of time, then the unit heats up, and the motor will get damaged. The motor running time for a 500 watts grinder is around 20 minutes, while it is 30 minutes for a 1000 watts grinder. For a 750 watts grinder, the motor running time is between these two, i.e., 20 to 30 minutes.
5. Noise level
When the motor operates are a high speed, the unit vibrates. The vibration hits the hard surface and produces noise. The type of ingredients used also affects the noise level. 500 watts and 750 watts mixer grinder have the same noise level of 80 to 85 dB while it is slightly higher (85 to 100 dB) for 1000 watts.
6. Number of jars
Mostly a 500 watts mixer grinder only has two or three jars while the other two has three to four jars. A 500 watts grinder does not come with a juicing appliance, while a 750 watts mixer has a centrifugal juicer. On the other hand, a 1000 watts grinder has separate juicing and blending jars.
The relation between the mixer grinder’s price and its wattage is similar to the relationship between power consumption and wattage. This means that the most expensive mixer grinder is 1000 watts, the second least is 750 watts mixer grinder, and the cheapest is the 500 watts mixer grinder.
Differences at a glance –
|SL. No.||Area of difference||500 watts||750 watts||1000 watts|
|1||Usage||Small families or bachelors||Average-sized families||Joint families with high-end requirements|
|2||Time consumed||Consumes a lot of time.||Compared to 500 watts grinder, it consumes less time.||Consumes the least amount of time.|
|3||RPM (higher the RPM, quicker the grinding process)||18000 to 20000 RPM||18500 to 20000 RPM||Around 22000 RPM|
|4||Power consumption||Least power consumption||Average power consumption||High level of power consumption|
|5||Motor running time||20 minutes||20-30 minutes||30 minutes|
|6||Noise level||80 to 85 dB||80 to 85 dB||85 to 100 dB|
|7||Number of jars||2 to 3||3 to 4||3 to 4|
To sum it up –
Any grinder that uses more than 500 watts is an ideal mixer grinder for average kitchen use. If you are a bachelor, then a 500 watts mixer is your best option, but if you live in a joint family, then I suggest you buy a 1000 watts mixer grinder. All three have their own benefits, but when purchasing one, we should always consider our needs, the budget, the warranty, and after-sales services.
If you are in search of a new mixer grinder, I hope you found this article helpful! Or if you have a mixer grinder at home, mention it in the comment section below. What were the advantages and disadvantages you found while using your mixer grinder?