Pounded yam is one of the favourite dishes in Africa and man had been going through the rigorous stress of pounding yam manually to meet this demand. This always involves the use of mortar and pestle which leaves the pounder exhausted at the end of the exercise, that he might not have the appetite to enjoy the pounded yam. The stress has made some to avoid preparing pounded yam.
In the quest to seek for an easier way to achieve this feat, many yam pounders were introduced to the market and people rushed into them because nobody wants to stress himself to get yam pounded. These are powered by electricity, so there is no need for the strenuous effort before getting yam pounded.
This has given rise to many yam pounders in the market today, some of high quality while others substandard quality. It will be unfair for one to spend his hard-earned money on a product and not get the desired result. As a result of this, I have come to present you with the best five yam pounders and how they are used. The best in terms of durability and efficiency. I’m also going to present you with their prices so that you can make the best choice according to your budget.
Kenwood Yam Pounder
This pounder is designed for the best output in pounding. It takes between one to two minutes to pound yam. The pounder is made up of a steel body with a transparent container where you can pour the yam for pounding. It also has a knob through which you can control the speed and how it pounds the yam.
There is Kenwood Mini Yam Pounder that goes for N8,000 (Eight Thousand Naira only). This pounds only yamand there is Kenwood Yam Pounder and food processor which can do other things aside pounding of yam. It goes for N16,000 (Sixteen Thousand Naira Only).
Binatone Yam Pounder
This is another good yam pounder in the market. It comes with various speed settings ranging from 0 to 8 which can be used to control how it pounds yam. It has three metal brackets to mix versatility and it has a long-lasting design for changing accessories.
Binatone price: Binatone stand mixer and yam pounder range between N58,000 and N70,000.
Qasa Yam Pounder
It can cook and pound at the same time. It can handle up to 3.6 litres volume of yam. It is made up of an internal stainless-steel mechanism that assures no colouration on the pounded yam. It also can retain the warmness of the pounded yam till it is ready to be served.
Qasa price: This costs N58,950 (Fifty-Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira Only) and above.
Rico Yam Pounder
Rico has a waterproof body so water can not get to it and it can pound in less than 5 minutes. It is easy to handle and has a standby indicator which makes it easy to operate. It has a powerful motor which makes it more durable.
Rico price: The price ranges from N32,700 (thirty-two thousand, seven hundred Naira only).
Paloma Yam Pounder
This does other tasks aside yam pounding. It has a powerful 1000 watts motor and a 2-litre capacity bowl that can conveniently contain the yam to be pounded. It has different blades for different purposes and can stand the test of time. It combines the work of blender and yam pounder. That is to say, if you want to blend things like tomatoes, pepper and others, you can comfortably do it with the other segment of the Paloma Yam Pounder. This is a great advantage, as you do not have to look for a second blender for other domestic use.
Paloma price: It costs N75,000 (seventy-five thousand Naira only).
I believe with this article you will be able to evaluate and select the best yam pounding machine that can fit your daily use. There is no room for making the mistake of choosing the wrong yam pounder or the one that cannot give you what you want.
There is also no need of spending your precious time and energy using mortar and pestle to pound your yam when it can be done within minutes.
A stress-free life is the best life one can live, and that could be achieved through the use of the best yam pounder in the market.
It is expedient to note that the prices of these yam pounders might differ from shop to shop. This article is just a guide for you to know the margin so you can place your bargain well when you are ready to make a purchase and avoid being cheated.
Enjoy your Yam Pounder.