Blenders might seem like common kitchen appliances, but if you take a step back to look at everything, these fantastic devices can have you amazed at the hundreds of food, drink and mechanical innovations they bring about. The products resulting from the blended culture have grown into a full-blown industry, showing that people are far from done experimenting with mixing.

Blenders have traditionally been used to concoct sometimes strange, other times delicious meals and drinks that otherwise would have never been possible without the help of these machine’s powerfully sharp blades. While caffeinated campfire Chillers are just one example of a product of blended culture, cutting-edge devices like portable cocktail machines and motor boat drink makers show that there is no limit to people’s imagination and this evolving kitchen aid.