A 750-watt mixer grinder is what you need if you want to grind idli/dosa batter, curry masala, ginger garlic paste, milkshakes on a regular basis and also make spice powders occasionally. They are powerful, fairly quick and being the most sought-after segment in the mixer grinder space, the options available are abundant.
A 900 or 1000-watt mixer grinder, on the other hand, does everything that a 750-watt mixer grinder does. But, it is quicker and often has a better-built quality. On the flip side, a 500 or 600-watt mixer grinder, with the exception of Panasonic, isn’t really apt for grinding batter on a regular basis. The load will be too much for it to bear, affecting its durability in the long run. Also, they aren’t really suitable for making spice powders either. So, 750 watts fall in the ideal range for a functional Indian kitchen.
Out of the various options available in the market, we tried a few that are promising and here we have a detailed review of each. But first, here is a snapshot of our top recommendations.
Our Top Recommendations
If you are looking for a full-fledged mixer grinder with a food processor, then opt for Preethi Zodiac MG-218 Mixer Grinder. The mixer grinder comes with 4 jars and a food processing bowl. It can grind a variety of ingredients with ease and in very little time. The food processing bowl is well-built and designed to make your prep work much easier. The juicer jar however is not the best option for hard and starchy ingredients.
If on the other hand, you are looking for a budget-friendlier option, then Philips HL7756 is an excellent choice. Priced less than Rs. 3500, it comes with 3 jars that have a fair built quality. The dry and wet grinding performance is pretty good. Thanks to the small chutney jar measuring just 300 ml capacity, you can grind even small quantities of ingredients like ginger garlic paste for a dish in fine consistency. The aftersales service network is also widespread across the country.
Yet another option we highly recommend is Vidiem MG 521A. With 3 jars, robust built quality and excellent grinding performance for day-to-day chores, it is one of the best mid-segment options to consider.
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Which are the Best 750 Watt Mixer Grinders In India?
|Model||No. of Jars||Whom Is It For?|
|Preethi Zodiac MG218||5||For those who need a full-fledged mixer grinder|
with a versatile food processor.
|Philips HL7756||3||For those who need a basic, budget-friendly|
mixer grinder for everyday use.
|Vidiem MG 521A||3||For those who need a high-performing mixer grinder with|
excellent wet grinding efficiency
|Preethi Blue Leaf Platinum||4||For those who need a mixer grinder with excellent |
grinding efficiency and storage options for chutneys and masala.
|Bosch Truemixx||4||For those who need a powerful mixer grinder with fairly good grinding performance and juicing efficiency.|
|Philips HL7707||4||For those who need a budget-friendlier alternative to Preethi Zodiac, but without a 3-in-1 juicer jar and 1.5-litre wet grinding jar.|
|Philips HL7701||4||For those who need a budget-friendly mixer grinder with fairly |
good performance and built quality.
Now, let us get to the detailed review. But before that, here is how we tested each of them.
How We Tested?
Unlike most others, we don’t base our reviews and recommendations on product specifications and user reviews. We try the products before recommending them. And just like any other customer, we buy them in retail. So, they are not cherry-picked by the manufacturer.
With each mixer grinder on this list, we used them for 10-15 days in a regular South Indian kitchen to understand what a regular user would experience using them. Then, for comparative analysis, we grind specific quantities of ingredients in each mixer grinder and see how each fare in terms of grinding consistency, finesse, speed and noise. For these mixer grinders, we ground idli/dosa batter for 4 people, 20 gm ginger-garlic paste, 2 glasses of milkshakes and also made powders of 50 gm garam masala and 30 gm turmeric.
So, now, let us get to the detailed review.
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Best 750 Watt Mixer Grinders In India
|Fairly good grinding efficiency|
|Versatile food processor jar|
|Good built quality|
|The Blade assembly kit of juicing jar is difficult to change.|
|Not the best for grinding small quantities of ingredients|
|Juicing efficiency is not as good as centrifugal juicers.|
Despite the high price, Preethi Zodiac is one of the top-selling 750-watt mixer grinders in India. It comes with versatile functionalities, making it a much-needed sous-chef for homemakers. Be it slicing, chopping, grating or kneading, Preethi Zodiac does it all. The grinding efficiency of the mixer grinder is also fairly good for everyday chores.
The mixer grinder comes with 4 jars and a food processing bowl. The 4 jars are a 500 ml chutney jar, 1-litre multipurpose jar, a 1.5-litre wet grinding jar and a 1.5 litre 3-in-1 extraction jar.
The three main jars are made of stainless steel. They measure 0.6mm in thickness and are fairly lightweight. The chutney jar and the wet grinding jar have polycarbonate lids, while the 1-litre jar has a plastic lid. This is an advantage as you can grind spices in the 1-litre jar without worrying about discolouring the polycarbonate lids. Spices, especially garam masala are notorious for staining jars and sometimes they are irreversible.
The grinding efficiency of the main jars is fairly good. You can grind spices, chutney, masala and ginger-garlic paste in the chutney jar quickly. However, you need to fill at least 1/3rd to 1/2 of its capacity for optimal results.
When we tried grinding 30 gm of turmeric in the chutney jar, filling it almost to half its capacity, the results were quite satisfying. Though there were some residues, it was quite less and not too coarse. But when we tried grinding 20 gm of ginger garlic paste, the results weren’t quite satisfactory. You had a lot of unground chunks, which isn’t ideal, especially when making a marinade. So, you may have to grind larger quantities for better results in Preethi Zodiac’s chutney jar.
Using the 1-litre jar, we tried grinding sambar masala paste, garam masala and such ingredients. The results were quite satisfying. The same was the case while grinding idli batter in the large 1.5-litre wet grinding jar. But, with milkshakes, there were a few chunks of banana and dry nuts that were not blended finely.
Overall, when you compare it with other options, it definitely is great. The built quality of the jars is also sturdy. But the handle of the chutney jar becomes loose and you may have to tighten the screw after a few months of use.
Coming to the 3-in-1 extraction jar, it is a hit and a miss. Its juice extraction efficiency is top-notch for watermelon and cucumber. But below average for pomegranates, pineapples etc. It is partly because it has a dedicated extraction blade that you find in centrifugal juicers. You can put the fruits through the opening on the lid and move them to the blades using the pusher. The spout is also a brilliant idea as you can extract and collect the juice in a glass simultaneously.
But the drawback is that it isn’t a great option for blending. First of all, changing the blades is quite difficult. If you apply too much force trying to open the blade assembly, you risk breaking the polycarbonate jar. It isn’t really a user-friendly design. So, we would rather use the jar for just juicing and make shakes in the wet grinding jar.
As for extracting coconut milk, the leftover pulp retains a lot of milk and it isn’t really an efficient option. The product description says you can extract tamarind water. But, why you need a mixer grinder for tamarind water is still puzzling to me. All you have to do is store tamarind in an airtight container so that it doesn’t harden up and when you want to extract the juice, soak it in warm water for about 10-15 minutes and squish it with your hands. Then strain it and voila, tamarind water is ready! Don’t use a mixer grinder for it and end up with one more jar to wash!
Next, let us look at the food processing jar. It comes with a 2.1-litre capacity and has a user-friendly design. You can remove the bowl from the jar lock. So, it is easier to move it around the kitchen. It has a chopping blade using which you can chop vegetables and mince meat. Then, you have a slicing and a grating attachment. Using them, you can slice and grate a variety of firm vegetables like beetroot, green banana, onion, cucumber, carrot and so on. But you cannot slice beans or grate ginger and garlic.
Further, you can knead dough too in the food processor. It comes with a pusher indicating the quantity of water and flour needed. But, it is better to drizzle water as you go else you may end up with a sticky dough. A still better way to use the food processor is by preparing dough for methi paratha, paneer paratha etc. You can chop the ingredients in the bowl and then add flour and drizzle water. This makes it a huge time-saver.
Additionally, you also get a citrus juicer attachment using which you can make a glass of orange juice in about 2-3 minutes max.
Cleaning the jars and food processor bowls is easy and hassle-free. Though you can wash them in the dishwasher, we wouldn’t really call them dishwasher-safe for two reasons. First, water gets accumulated in the jar lock and may damage the coupler in the long run. Second, the blades tend to lose their sharpness due to constant exposure to heat. Also, the jars end up with a lot of scratches. This applies not just to Preethi Zodiac, but to almost all mixer grinders in the market, except Hamilton Beach, which has a dishwasher-safe design.
Finally, the noise levels are moderate at about 90-95 dB.
Overall, it is definitely a great option to consider. Though expensive, considering that you get a food processing unit and a well-designed juicer jar, it is worth the money.
If you want to grind smaller quantities of ingredients like a few pieces of ginger and garlic or spices for just one curry and if you are not so keen on the 3-in-1 juicer jar, we would recommend you opt for Preethi Zion. Though a bit different in design, many of the functionalities are alike and it is much more budget-friendly too.
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|Fairly good grinding efficiency||Build quality is average.|
|Can grind even small quantities of ingredients|
into a fine consistency
|The rivet holding the blade to the jar has a tendency |
to rust. So, you need to dry it thoroughly after every
|Excellent value for money|
Philips HL7756 is a basic, budget-friendly mixer grinder that offers fairly good grinding performance. The mixer grinder comes with 3 jars. A 300 ml chutney jar, 1-litre dry grinding jar and 1.5-litre wet grinding jar. The built quality of the jars is above-average. But, you find that the lids are made of plastic, which has a tendency to become loose after 2-3 years of use. The dry grinding jar lid especially doesn’t have a gasket. Instead, it has a striped design that offers sufficient grip in the initial days but reduces with time.
The grinding efficiency of the mixer grinder is fairly good. What we really liked, in comparison with other options, is that the small chutney jar can grind even small quantities of ingredients with ease. This is something you find lacking in other options from Philips and Preethi, which have 500 ml chutney jars.
The wet grinding performance is also good. But, you may have to run the mixer grinder a bit longer compared to Preethi Zodiac and Vidiem. But, the results you get are quite good. Rice and urad get ground to a fine consistency in no time.
The dry grinding jar is also pretty good in terms of grinding efficiency. You can make spice powders of garam masala, pepper and such ingredients in a fine consistency. But, it isn’t the best option for turmeric.
The motor housing is light and compact. Its positive is that it is easy to move. But on the flip side, the unit vibrates when grinding a full load of ingredients. Also, the rivet that holds the blade in place has a tendency to rust.
Overall, given the pricing and value-for-money performance, it is an excellent option for those who need a budget-friendly mixer grinder for everyday use.
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|Excellent wet grinding efficiency||Average dry grinding efficiency|
|Pretty good built quality||Moderately noisy|
|Jars can be easily locked to the base.|
Vidiem MG-521 A is a simple, yet functional 750-watt mixer grinder. It may not be the best option out there for dry grinding spices. But, when it comes to regular chores like grinding batter, masala paste or milkshakes, it is definitely a great choice.
The mixer grinder comes with 3 jars. A 400 ml chutney jar, 1-litre multifunctional jar and a 1.5-litre wet grinding jar. You will notice that the jars have colourful handles. In fact, some may say, “too colourful”. Though we too had the same feeling initially, we later found a useful application for it. When your maid cleans all the utensils and stacks them one over the other in the rack, the colourful handle actually makes it much easier to find the jar in the huge stack.
Now, let us take a look at the design and functionalities. The smallest chutney jar has a dome-shaped plastic lid that twists and locks to facilitate hands-free operation. Its blades have a zig-zag edge for better grinding efficiency. You can grind dry ingredients like turmeric and also make chutney, ginger-garlic paste in the chutney jar. The efficiency is pretty good.
The 1-litre jar is also quite good for making masala paste and grinding wet ingredients. But, when you try grinding garam masala, you end up with a lot of coarse residues.
What we really loved is that the wet grinding jar’s performance. Its blades are designed in such a way that it makes a perfect vortex. Be it idli batter or grinding urad for medu vada, the 1.5-litre jar does it perfectly without splattering the ingredients all over.
Now, talking about the drawbacks, the two smaller jars have plastic lids. While the smaller one comes with a twist and lock mechanism, the 1-litre jar lid has a gasket which may over a period of time become a bit loose. Also, the mixer grinder is a bit noisy at about 95-100dB.
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|Sturdy built quality||Expensive for the given features|
|Useful for storing chutneys and masala.||The Chutney jar is not that easy to clean.|
|Extra-large wet grinding jar with 1.7-litre capacity.|
Preethi Blue Leaf Platinum is a comparatively expensive option on the list. It adds value by incorporating a twist and lock chutney jar and an airtight storage container for chutneys, purees and sauces.
The mixer grinder comes with 4 jars. It has a grind n store chutney jar with 300 ml capacity. Instead of the lid, you can attach the storage container on the jar and thus utilize the grind and store function. And when you have smaller quantities to grind, the lid that comes along makes it apt for reducing the capacity for thorough grinding.
The 1-litre jar comes with 4 prong blades with different lengths for even grinding. But, the jar is wider in shape. It doesn’t taper as it goes to the bottom. A disadvantage of this is that it won’t create a good vortex like the wet grinding jar. So, this jar would be more apt for dry grinding or making curry paste and not for anything liquid.
While most of the wet grinding jars come with a 1.5-litre capacity, Preethi Blue Leaf Platinum has a 1.7-litre capacity. So, you can make dosa batter for 5-7 members at a go without having to run the mixer grinder twice.
Finally, the juicer jar comes in a standard design with a cylindrical portion at the centre and a sieve at the bottom. Though not as good as Preethi Zodiac, its grinding efficiency is fairly good. But, it isn’t really a great option for extracting coconut milk.
Coming to the performance, the grinding efficiency of the mixer grinder is fairly good. You can make turmeric and garam masala powder in the chutney jar and the 1-litre jar respectively, and the leftover residue after sieving isn’t a lot. While grinding ginger-garlic paste in small quantities, you do find some coarse chunks. But, if you fill the jar to half the capacity, it wouldn’t be a problem at all as it grinds finely.
The wet grinding jar has a wide mouth and it tapers as it goes down. This shape is quite ideal for grinding batter and anything liquid as it helps pull the ingredients towards the blade. The grinding efficiency is also quite good. You can grind enough idli batter for 4-6 people in just a minute.
The grind n store functionality is also quite easy to use. It is helpful when you need to store mayonnaise or chutney for a few days. But, sometimes, you find that it is a bit difficult to completely close the original lid that comes along.
Overall, it is definitely one of the best 750-watt mixer grinders in the market. However, it is priced a bit steep. For the same price, you get a Sujata Dynamix, which comes with 900 watts motor. Though it doesn’t have peripherals like juicer jar and grind and store containers, when it comes to grinding performance, Sujata Dynamix is next to none.
|Fairly good grinding wet grinding efficiency||Chutney jar not suitable for grinding small quantities of ingredients|
|Lid locks facilitate hands-free operations.||Noisy|
|Juicer jar has an opening on top to feed ingredients.|
Bosch, though a recent entrant in the mixer grinder space has been taking the market by a storm with its elegant and functional models.
The design of Bosch Truemixx Pro is identical to its 1000 watt model. The main jars have a capacity of 400ml, 1 litre and 1.5 litres. All jars come with lid locks that facilitate hands-free operations. And that can be a huge positive for homemakers during the morning rush. The design is quite elegant too. Except for the juicer jar, all have a stainless steel body and polycarbonate lids with an opening. So, if you need to pour water or some ingredients, you can do so while the mixer grinder is running, thus saving time.
The juicer jar comes with a polycarbonate body and plastic twist and lock lid. An advantage it has over other brands like Philips and Preethi is that it has an opening on the lid through which you can put the fruit pieces for juice extraction. Also, the sieve at the centre is taller compared to the rest. So, extraction efficiency is better.
When it comes to grinding efficiency, the chutney jar isn’t the best out there because there is a gap between the blade and the bottom surface. So, sometimes, ingredients may get stuck in the gap without being ground properly. You notice this significantly when working with small quantities of ingredients. When you fill the jar to half level or higher, it isn’t that noticeable.
The 1 litre jar comes with a standard blade. You can change it for the pounding blade. According to Bosch, the pounding blade grinds in a coarse texture and retains more flavour like traditional stone pounding. We agree that the texture is coarse. But when it comes to flavour, we don’t find any significant difference. When pounding with stone, the flavour is higher because no heat is generated in the process. Also, the ingredients are crushed when pounding with stone. But when blades spin at a high speed in a mixer grinder, it generates heat. Also, it doesn’t crush the ingredients. Rather, it chops them. So, you can’t replicate the authentic flavour of a mortar pestle or an ammikkalu in a mixer grinder no matter the blade you use.
Yet another feature marketed by Bosch is the flow breaker that helps make fluffier batter. Here again, we weren’t able to find any significant difference in the batter made with and without the flow breaker. If at all anything, the flow breaker is a hassle because the batter, rice or urad gets stuck in the flow breaker. So, you end up with one more thing to clean. Fortunately, you can remove it and use it as normal.
Talking about cleaning, Bosch Truemixx isn’t exactly the easiest to clean either. The lids have a lot of grooves and are quite prone to scratches and discolouration. In fact, after grinding garam masala, we left it in the jar for some time and the polycarbonate lid got irreversibly discoloured.
Yet another drawback is that the mixer grinder is way too loud. It makes almost 100 dB noise which is quite higher than all other options on the list.
Overall, it is a great option for those who value its hands-free operations and elegant design. But, it isn’t without flaws.
|Comparatively inexpensive than Preethi Zodiac||Not suitable for those who need a large wet grinding jar.|
|Fairly good grinding efficiency|
|Versatile food processor.|
Philips and Preethi belong to the same parent company. So, you find a lot of similarities between the two in terms of jar design, motor and performance.
The Philips HL7707 is an option very similar to Preethi Zodiac. The main differences you notice are that it doesn’t have a 1.5 litre wet grinding jar; the juicer design isn’t as sophisticated as Preethi’s 3-in-1 extraction jar and the food processing bowl cannot be removed from the jar lock. of course, the motor housing is also different.
The mixer grinder comes with 3 jars and a food processor bowl. The 3 jars have 500 ml, 1 litre and 1.5 litre capacity. The main jars come with a stainless steel body. They have polycarbonate and plastic lids that can be used interchangeably. The juicer jar is of a standard design, typical of what you find in mid-segment mixer grinders from Preethi and Philips.
The grinding performance of the jars is fairly good. You can make spice powders of turmeric, garam masala etc with ease. Though it leave residues after sieving, it is less in quantity and not too coarse.
Grinding smaller quantity of ingredients like ginger and garlic for a single dish in the chutney jar may be a bit difficult as you can’t achieve a fine consistency. You have to overcome it by grinding in larger batches ensuring that you fill it to half the capacity.
The 1 litre jar is sufficient for grinding wet and dry ingredients. But, if you want to grind idli/dosa batter for 4-6 members, you may have to grind it in two batches.
The extraction efficiency of the juicer jar is comparable to what you find in Preethi Blue Leaf Diamond or Philips HL7701 which have the same design. It isn’t extraordinarily great, but nothing major to complain about either.
Now, coming to the main USP- its food processor jar. Unlike Preethi, you cannot remove the bowl from the jar lock. So, if you need to scoop out the ingredients and transfer the content to the pan on the stove, you have to remove it from the motor housing. But other than this, there is hardly any difference between the two in terms of the accessories you get or the functionality. You get the same chopping and kneading blades, attachments for grating and slicing and a citrus juicer attachment too.
The noise levels are moderate and the unit is fairly easy to clean. And the best part is that compared to Preethi Zodiac, it is about Rs, 2000 lighter on your pockets too.
Philips HL7701 is yet another budget-friendly 750 watts mixer grinder that is a best-seller. It comes in a standard design with 4 jars including a juicer jar. And you will also notice that its motor housing is similar to the previous HL7707 except for the colour.
The mixer grinder has 3 main jars. They are all made of stainless steel. The smaller jars have plastic lids, while the wet grinding jar has a polycarbonate lid. The grinding performance of the mixer grinder is fairly good. It can grind wet ingredients like batter, milkshakes, masala pastes etc into a fine consistency. The unit is capable of grinding turmeric and garam masala too. But, we highly doubt that doing so on a regular basis would affect its durability.
When it comes to grinding idili/dosa batter, the mixer grinder does a pretty good job.
The juicer jar has a standard design and it is just about average in terms of built quality and extraction efficiency.
Now, coming to the drawbacks, its built quality could have been better. The gasket of the plastic lids tends to get loose after a while. So, you may have to replace it after a while. We found the handle joints too a bit flimsy compared to the other options.
When you compare Philips HL7701 with the former option from Vidiem, we feel that Vidiem has an edge in terms of wet grinding and built quality. But the dry grinding capacity of Philips is better.
Preethi Zodiac is one of the best 750-watt mixer grinders in India. It is a bit expensive. But has a versatile food processor and fairly good quality jars that can grind a variety of ingredients into a smooth consistency.
Philips HL7756 is one of the best budget-friendly 750-watt mixer grinders in India. It has excellent grinding performance and can grind a variety of ingredients into a smooth consistency. Its built quality however is not the best out there.
A 500-watt mixer grinder will take a much longer time compared to a 750-watt mixer grinder for grinding. As a result, the jars and motor will get overheated, affecting the durability of the appliance. So, a 500-watt mixer grinder may be suitable for softer spices, masala, milkshakes and smoothies. A 750-watt mixer grinder would be more apt for powdering tough spices, idli batter and such heavy-duty chores. Read more in detail here.