Best Indian mixer grinder in USA
If you want to cook Indian food in USA, then an Indian Mixer Grinder is a must. To get an Indian mixer Grinder in USA nowadays is not that difficult, since online stores like Amazon have it for sale online. But sometimes it is cheaper to carry it from India when you do not have much luggage to carry. When choosing an Indian Mixer Grinder to be taken to USA from India, make sure that it can work on the American electricity which is 110 volts and 60 cycles. You can find 110 Volts Mixer Grinders in India on Amazon.in like this Preethi Model for USA
If you take a normal Indian mixer grinder to USA, since the electric voltages and frequencies are different in USA, even if you step up the USA 110 volts to Indian 220 volts using a transformer, the normal Indian mixer grinder in USA will run 60/50 times or 20% faster, because of 50 and 60 cycle frequency difference between Indian and US electric supplies. The 50 and 60 cycles difference in USA electricity, only affects rotating electric equipments using electric motors. Heating equipments like electric toasters are not affected.
How to make normal 220V Indian Mixer Grinders to work in USA
There are two problems to overcome to make a normal 220V Indian Mixer Grinder to work in the USA. First the voltage is less in USA at 110V instead of the 220 Volts in India. Thus for an Indian electric appliance to work in the USA the Voltage must be stepped up from 110 volts to 220 volts. This is not difficult, because there are plenty of step up transformers available both in India and USA which will do this. You have to make sure that you buy the right capacity of the 110Volts to 220 volts transformer. By capacity it means the power which is given in watts or Kilowatts. The mixer grinder watts of the better Indian mixies are 750 watts, so make sure that you buy a 750 watts step up transformer 110V to 220V. These transformers are available all over USA and you can even buy it online. Here is the link to one such 110V to 220V, capacity 1000 Watts, step-up (or down) transformer from Amazon.com for about $51 or this cheaper model 750 watts step-up transformer, 110 Volts to 220 Volts, from Amazon for about $39-.
Once the Voltage has been stepped up, the next issue is the frequency difference. This cannot be solved by simple equipments and so the only solution for using Indian Mixies or mixer grinders or wet grinders in USA is to make sure you do not run it at the maximum speed setting. If you are careful about this, then there should be no issues with using Indian mixies in USA.
So the Indian mixer grinder in USA will run at a higher speed, but once you are careful not to use the Indian mixer grinder in USA at the highest speed, then it will be fine. The Indian mixies are designed for rough and tough working conditions in India and not to fail in the frequent Voltage Fluctuations in India. If by accident you do run the mixies at the highest speed, don't worry, most top of the range Indian mixies, Mixer Grinders and wet grinders have built in overload protection and it will stop the device in case of overload.