A blender is an electrical kitchen device used used for blending, puréeing and emulsifying. There are two main types, countertop, and hand-held.
Hand beaters are used to beat a food item or food mixture, to both mix it and introduce air. The most popular use is for beating egg whites and whipped cream. They are powered by hand, making them more work than electric hand mixers, but less work than using a whisk or any other implement….
A pastry blender (aka pastry cutter) is a hand-held tool used both to cut solid fat into flour, and to blend it in thoroughly. It consists of a handle that has half-moon shaped wires attached to it at both ends. It is used most often for pastry dough, scone dough, or baking powder biscuit dough….
A whisk is a kitchen tool using for blending, whipping, incorporating air and eliminating lumps in food. Most whisks are hand-powered, though some mechanical and electronic versions are available.