Not only do food blenders need to be safe in terms of function, they also need to be tested to ensure that the materials used inside are food-safe. Some of the standards that we take under consideration when developing testing protocols and inspection procedures for blenders include:
NSF/ ANSI Standards
NSF/ ANSI ensure the following standards are used during the production stage of the blender:
- NSF/ANSI Standard 2:
- NSF/ANSI Standard 8:
- NSF/ANSI Standard 169:
International Electrotechnical Commission
The IEC 60335-1 standard is used for safety inspections of electrical blenders for household purposes. The rated voltage of a blender cannot exceed more than 250 volts.
CE marking is required to be visible on household product that will be circulated throughout Europe
- The Underwriters Laboratories or UL standard 197 is used for commercial electric blenders rated at 600 volts or less.
- The Underwriters Laboratories Standard 763 is used for commercial motor-operated blenders
American Standards for Testing and Materials
- The American Standards for Testing and Materials or ASTM F1568-08 Standard Blender Specification is used for commercial food blenders.
- The ASTM F952-08 Standard Specification for Electric Blenders covers commercial food blenders that contains a manual-feed.