Emulsifiers are more powerful than standard blenders, allowing for the emulsification of liquids that do not ordinarily remain combined after standard blending. Emulsifies are used to make products such as juice and salad dressing.
Emulsifiers have motors with anywhere from 1 to 3 horsepower while the motors of standard blenders generally have less than 1 horsepower. Emulsifiers can be used to convert many types of fruits and vegetables into juice in seconds.
Emulsifiers were traditionally used in industrial settings and laboratories. Emulsifiers for home use came on the market after the rise in popularity of juicing. However, emulsifiers are often not necessary for home use since foods such as salad dressings remain combined long enough for consumption with the use of standard blenders.