The blades and gasket a typical blender will have

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on the additional features of the specific model. The Blades and Gasket A typical blender will have four blades arranged in a pattern so that they are at different heights and angles so that an optimum amount of contact between the blades and the contents of the jar can occur. The blades fit snuggly into a gasket which prevents leakage and then pushed securely into the housing. When the button on the housing is pressed to start the internal motor this will cause the blades to rotate in a circular motion known as a vortex. The vortex causes the contents of the blender to move in a spiral fashion that draws denser objects towards the blades to liquefy and mix the contents together. Once the button is pressed to stop the motor the blades will stop spinning which causes the contents of the jar to settle. The Jar, Lid, and Fill Cap The jar of the blender is the typically glass or hard plastic container that sits on top of the housing and blades and is typically formed in a tapered fashion where the top is wider than the bottom to help funnel food down towards the blades. The jar is where all the contents that will be blended are contained both before and after the actual blending occurs before they are poured into another container. The lid is placed on top of the jar in order to contain the ingredients and keep them from pouring out and most have a circular opening called the fill cap which allows more materials to be added to the blender without removing the lid.
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References [Untitled illustration of a Kenmore Blender]. Retrieved November 16, 2014 from - Parts/Model-23868929/0582/0210100/50019529/00001 Sennebogen, Emilie. (2003). How Blenders Work. HowStuffWorks.com . Retrieved from
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