When it comes to blending beverages in a bar, a residential style blender just won’t do the trick. For a commercial bar setting you need a heavy-duty, commercial bar blender that will stand up to the heavy use. After all, when the bartender makes a good margarita, pina colada or daiquiri, customers are bound to hear about it and patronize the bar especially for those reasons. Commercial bar blenders are available in glass, plastic or stainless steel container materials, but capacity might be the more important factor to consider when it comes to choosing the right bar blender. Depending on the popularity of drinks, the size of standard drinks and the frequency of drink production, the capacity of the blender container is something to consider. Smaller bars with less business might require only a 32 ounce blender, whereas a larger bar with more business might look for a 64 ounce blender. Choose a blender based on horsepower when blending thick, chunky ingredients is an issue. Individually quick frozen fruit or big ice cubes require more power, and as such, 2 horsepower or 3 horsepower might do the trick. For pure liquids and softer ice, such as nugget ice, less power is required. In general, bar managers should take a look at their drink menus, customer base and blending requirements when it comes to choosing a blender that works for the bar.