Belatedly, no, a blender is not the same as a mixer, though a modern multi-purpose food processor might include both functions. (I suppose; I've never had one.)
is a glass pitcher with a whirling blade at the bottom, turned by a motor on a fixed base. You use it to purée or liquefy, at various speeds, to make sauces, soups, or frozen drinks like margaritas. The newer handheld immersion blender
doesn't have its own base but can be used in any pot or bowl.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blenderhttps://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standmixerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immersion_blenderhttps://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pürierstab
is an older kitchen appliance that dates to the mid-20th century. The electric part is a small motor that drives attachments such as a pair of beaters to mix batter for cakes, cookies, etc. A traditional standing mixer
had a fixed platform base, with a turning wheel to hold a mixing bowl; the later hand mixer
could be used independently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixer_(cooking)https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handrührgerät
Nowadays food processors
evidently also have a dough hook
attachment for mixing or kneading bread dough, but that seems to be a much later development.
I found this thread looking up 'blender' in LEO. I seem to recall other past discussions, but I wasn't entirely sure that the options currently given in LEO were the best or only choices, so I just thought I would ask one more time. (Given that we're currently discussing the decline in usage of the forum, etc.)
I tried the Wiki method, but curiously both things seem to default to something like 'Mixer' in German, whereas in English there's a clear difference.
It also seems confusing that 'standing mixer' (? no idea about the German) is apparently a false friend with Standmixer, which evidently translates as blender? On a hunch I tried Standrührgerät, and got one picture that looked right, but suspiciously few hits overall.
Any help appreciated, as usual. Or sorry if I have overlooked something obvious. As usual.