If you think your blender is just a crazy powerful tornado smasher of things, you’re not wrong! But there are also some other fascinating things going on inside of that do it all wonder device. And one of the secret weapons of a blender are the tiny little bubbles it creates. It’s called cavitation, when those bubbles collapse they cause a shockwave that breaks the food around it. Or blends it!
It’s awesome to see it in slow motion. Our friends at ChefSteps provides the detailed explanation below.
This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy