750 watts has become a minimum requirement when buying a mixer grinder for domestic use. But is it really a necessity? What are the differences between a 500 and 750-watt mixer grinder? What are the best options of 750-watt mixer grinders available in the market today? Let us find out.
Difference between 500 and 750-watt mixer grinder?
As you would already know, watts in this context refers to the power of the motor—higher being the better for most circumstances.
A 750 watt mixer grinder is in no way a necessity if you do NOT extensively use a mixer grinder in your regular cooking routine. If you don’t grind idili batter or dry grind spices, then a 500-watt mixer grinder would be more than enough. In fact, a lot of South Indian families use a 500-watt mixer grinder and a separate table top wet grinder for making idili/dosa batter. This is actually a brilliant idea as the batter made from wet grinder is tastier and the 500 watt mixer grinder will be more than sufficient for other regular grinding jobs.
But if you don’t want to buy a separate mixer grinder and wet grinder, you could opt for a 750 watt mixer grinder. Not only is it good for grinding idili/dosa batter, but can also occasionally dry grind spices when you run out of them. However, the texture of spice powder won’t be as smooth as mill-ground spices.
750 watt mixer grinders are comparatively more expensive than 500 watt mixer grinders. But, they are generally found to be more durable and its jars are sturdier when compared to 500-watt mixer grinder too.
So, now, let us get on to the list of best 750-watt mixer grinders available in India.
Best 750 Watt Mixer Grinder
Elgi Ultra is a reputed brand in the grinder segment. Their mixer grinders and wet grinders are one of the best in terms of quality, durability and performance. Elgi Ultra Vario+ mixer grinder keeps up with the reputation and though it is a bit pricey, the quality and features make it worth every penny spent.
The mixer grinder comes with 4 jars—all except the juicer with extractor are made out of 304 grade stainless steel, which is the most recommended for cooking utensils ( Most mixer grinders do not state the grade of stainless steel used. Hence it is difficult to make a proper comparison). The smallest jar has a 0.5 L capacity, while the next largest has 0.8 L capacity and the largest has 1.5L capacity.
The mixer grinder can be run on 4 speeds including pulse. The lowest speed is for blending, the next higher for wet grinding and the highest for power grinding—mainly for turmeric, peanut and other heavy duty grinding.
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Elgi Ultra Vario+ is the slow juicing feature that runs at a gentle speed to prevent loss of nutrients without crushing seeds. This feature is also useful for churning butter, whipped cream and butter milk.
The mixer grinder comes with 2-year warranty and is also comparatively silent.
The drawbacks mainly are its high price tag (which is worthy considering the features) and the thin gasket in the chutney jar lid which makes it a bit hard to open and close the lid.
Overall, with ample safety features, great performance and high durability, Elgi Ultra Vario+ is the best mixer grinder in the 750-watt segment.
Preethi Zodiac MG 218 has been featured in our list of best mixer grinders and best juicer mixer grinder owing to its powerful motor, user-friendly features and adeptness.
It consists of 5 jars including an insta-juicer which can be used to juice both hard and soft vegetables equally well; and a master chef jar acts as a food processor jar to take care of kneading, chopping, slicing and grating with minimal effort. Each jar has ample capacity, basic safety features and is designed for easy cleaning too.
The versatile mixer grinder has sturdy body with anti-skid base that ensures the machine doesn’t vibrate or move even while doing heavy duty grinding. Using Preethi Zodiac, you can grind idili batter, spices, masala, coconut chutney, paste and all other types of day-to-day grinding jobs pretty easily.
The machine has an elegant appearance and eye-catchy design too, making it a perfect fit for a modern kitchen. On the flip side, it takes a bit of storage space to keep all 5 jars and the mixer grinder. The machine is a tad noisy too. The citrus juicer attachment is not as sturdy as one would expect too.
Even so, the positives far outweigh the negatives, making it a perfect choice for any Indian kitchen.
Preethi Blue Leaf Platinum is one of the most successful mixer grinders from Preethi. It comes with 4 jars including a juicer with extractor. The main jar comes with 4 blades and has 1.7 L capacity, while the other two jars have 0.7 L and 0.5 L capacity each. An advantage is that the lids can be interchanged between the two larger jars can be interchanged to convert the 1.7 L jar to 1 L jar.
The juicer is found to be pretty efficient and does a neat job of extracting coconut milk and juicing hard and soft veggies and fruits. An additional storage jar too comes along with the machine and you will also find that the chutney jar comes with polycarbonate exteriors and stainless steel interiors.
The machine is not super-silent. Whether you find it too noisy or not depends on your tolerance to sound. You would also find that the jars get a bit heated up while grinding.
Even though there are a few drawbacks, it still is highly recommended owing to the efficient performance and durability.
Philips Viva Collection HL7701/00 consists of 4 jars namely a chutney jar, dry jar, wet jar and a juicer extractor. The chutney jar has 0.5 L capacity, while the next size jar has 0.75 L capacity, foolowed by 1 L and 1.5 L capacity each.
The jars and lids are made of sturdy material. However, the gasket doesn’t do a perfect job as the lid may open on it own while working. So, you may have to hold the lid while running the jar. A few users also suggest that the handles aren’t as durable as you would expect.
The safety features include an auto cut off in case of overload. The jars are designed for easy cleaning too.
Performance wise, the mixer grinder is capable of grinding to smooth consistency and is overall good for dry grinding spices, making idili/dosa batter and chutney/coconut paste etc.
Simple and elegant, Preethi Chef Pro is a durable mixer grinder that can take care of as all day-to-day grinding job effortlessly. The jars are made of 100% stainless steel with transparent polycarbonate dome with lid that has a peep opening to check consistency of the ground mixture as well as add water without having to open the lid.
Performance too is quite satisfactory. Be it dry grinding masala or making coconut chutney or even grinding idili batter, Preethi Chef Pro does an excellent job making it a perfect fit for Indian kitchen.
The first thing you notice about Butterfly Matchless mixer grinder is its stylish appearance. The performance doesn’t fall far behind either.
The jars are pretty sturdy and is made of thick stainless steel. The 500 ml chutney jar can be used for both dry and wet grinding. The other two jars with 1.25 litre and 1.75 litre capacity can be used for making idili batter as well as for blending milk shakes and making juices.
The jars are ergonomically designed with a peep lid so that you can check the consistency of the ground paste or even add water without having to open the lid. The juicer jar is also well-designed so that the seeds remain separate from the juice.
Talking about the drawbacks, the jars tend to get heated up even after grinding for a few minutes. The grinding consistency doesn’t seem as smooth as Preethi Zodiac or Blue Leaf Platinum too. The noise level too isn’t quite optimal.
Even so, it is a stylish addition and a good option if you don’t plan to do heavy duty grinding like turmeric, garam masala and such.