The most important part of a mixer grinder is its blade. While buying a mixer grinder, it is very important to check the quality of the blades. Mixer grinder with stainless steel blade has high durability. The 304 grade blades are strong and do not corrode, rust or stain when continuously used for a long time.
The blades used in a mixer grinder are called impeller blades. They come in different sizes and shapes. They are all used for various types of grinding and mixing. So it is recommended to use the specific blades for mixing or grinding particular ingredients to get outstanding results.
You can also see mixer grinders with blades of aluminium, brass and bronze. But stainless steel is most commonly seen in most of the mixer grinders in India. These blades help to change the texture of the ingredients when properly used. The different types of impeller blades found in the Indian market are.
Wet Grinding Blade
These blades are used for making dosa and idli batter. They can also be used for blending lassi, juice and other liquid items.
Dry Grinding Blade
These blades are used for grinding dry ingredients like spices, chillies, turmeric, oats, cereals, rice, coffee beans, almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, cinnamon, cloves and coriander.
Chutney Grinding Blade
These blades are mainly used for the preparation of chutneys. It can be used for wet grinding and making coconut chutney, tomato chutney, coriander chutney, mint chutney and ginger garlic paste.
These blades are not quite common but are used for grating coconut and crushing ice.
These are the different kinds of blades that are used in a mixer grinder. Some advanced and high-quality mixer grinders come with extra blades for grinding various types of ingredients. But the above listed blades are the most common. It is very important to use the right blades for getting the best results.
How to sharpen mixer grinder blades
Sometimes the mixer grinder blades will wear out after prolonged use. If it happens to your mixer grinder blades, you can sharpen the blades with rock salt to regain its sharpness. Add a teaspoonful of rock salt into the jar and turn on the appliance. Repeat the process, and you will see the mixer grinder blades regaining its sharpness. If this doesn't help, then you will have to replace the blades with a new one. The old blades can be replaced with new blades by you easily.
Firstly unplug the mixer grinder from the electric socket. You only need a spanner to do the next step. All you have to do is to hold the coupler on the bottom of the jar with one hand tightly and use the spanner to remove the blade by turning it clockwise. After removing the blade, wash the jar in soapy water to clear off any debris or food particles stuck in the jar. Wash the new blades, put it in place, and tighten it by rotating it in the anti-clockwise direction until it is fully screwed. The blade should be properly placed in the jar, or it can cause a serious mishap during grinding and mixing.