KitchenAid produces some of the finest kitchen appliances from all over the world. With so many amazing reviews from users online, it is no wonder that the company is flourishing and blooming at a speed so fast. Having tested out on a few of the blenders myself, there is no doubt that the durability and efficiency of this brand is absolutely amazing and remarkable.
Many buyers have been satisfied with the lineup which KitchenAid has offered so far, and almost all of their blenders average a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, this may be due to the stylish outlook that most of their products flaunt. KitchenAid blenders may well be for the fashion conscious kitchen owner, but do not be fooled by their pretty exterior as they not only incorporate style but are capable of exerting the much required power and capabilities which all blenders need.
KitchenAid blenders come in the two regular types – countertop blenders and hand blenders. You can find our reviews for both KitchenAid countertop blender and immersion blender here.
KitchenAid KSB 560 Blender
This KitchenAid 5 speed blender comes with a Die-Cast base which comes in many colors such as plain white to aqua sky. The wide base also features a chord storage space and ensures that you never have to worry about knocking it over even with the slightest of nudges. It doesn’t matter whether you are making tomato puree or ice smoothies the KitchenAid KSB-560 can blend them all.
The KSB-560 comes with a Die-Cast base which comes in many colors such as plain white to aqua sky. The wide base also features a chord storage space and ensures that you never have to worry about knocking it over even with the slightest of nudges. The jar is made of Poly-carbonate and is entirely scratch proof stain proof and durable, unlike glass it does not shatter when under pressure, not to mention that it is a single piece in itself meaning that you can remove it from the base.
KitchenAid KSB-560 blender could very well be the “blender that could”, with a 0.9 horsepower motor it out muscles and out blends the competition at 670 kilo watts.
The motor is also limited by a smart resistor called the “Intelli-Speed control” which detects the toughness and resistance of the blended material; this prevents the soon to be blended food from flying everywhere at the first push of the start button.
The variable shift in torque from the motor also blends consistently, this is also paired with a proper ventilation system which cools the motor while it runs and reduces unnecessary strain, especially during end-on-end blending in a busy kitchen.
The multi function buttons that line the front part of the blender control the way you wish to blend, it also has a pulse button for those nasty persistently hard to blend blocks.
Blends Ice Like Nothing Else
The main attraction of this blender however is the fact that it can blend ice like they were tomatoes. Some of you who have purchased cheap blenders might have noticed that ice is especially taxing on blenders, but not for this capable machine. The KSB-560 pulverizes ice and is strong enough to do it continuously without taking a break in between blends.
You would most likely notice the large 56-ounce jar before anything else, this 1.65 liter jar may seem too large for conventional home blending purposes and you might ask yourself why do you need a large jar, well you never know when you might need to prepare an extra large glass of chocolate smoothie or a pot of spaghetti sauce when all of your friends decide to have lunch at your place at the same time. The large jar is ideal for those who need to produce in excess.
However users have complained that the jar does leak sometimes which could cause a less than major problem during blending. The too short 1 year warranty of this blender could be extended. But overall the benefits clearly midget the downsides and the price is not unreasonable at all especially when you consider the quality that the KitchenAid KSB-560 blender presents.
KitchenAid KSB465 4 Speed Countertop Blender
The Kitchenaid 4 speed Blender certainly presents itself the way it really is meant to be, a plastic base and a plastic jug clearly say it’s nothing fancy but it certainly gets the job done, think of it as a family station wagon; looks terrible but always reliable.
With this Kitchenaid blender you can blend ice, frozen fruit and just about anything else that you would want to blend, but after a few uses you may notice scratches on the plastic jar, not a big deal on the mechanical side since the jar is not fragile but maybe a crisis for the cosmetic appeal of the blender.
The KitchenAid KSB465 4 Speed Countertop Blender is powerful enough to blend frozen strawberries right out of the freezer, so you can be sure crushing ice is no problem for this baby. Many reviewers claimed that they love to blend smoothies with this blender. Four blending speeds are just right for user control – not too few and not too many that you’ll never use them all.
Cleaning is easy if you use a dishwasher. Yes, it’s dishwasher safe. If you are washing by hand, though, you might want to watch out for your fingers as the blade assembly does not come out.
The bad side? It can be rather noisy. But not much noisier than the average blender, just that you should not expect it to be quiet, that’s all. And then, the plastic jar scratches, just like any plastic jar. If scratches are a problem for you, get a blender with a glass jar.
The reviews for the KitchenAid KSB465 4-Speed KitchenAid Blender Pitcher polycarbonate kitchenaid blender jar fits KSB540 KSB560 KSB580Countertop Blender are mostly positive. but it doesn’t seem too stellar compared to other products available. I’d say that this blender is a practical kitchen blender that will give you the daily smoothie without fail. If you’re the practical type of person who doesn’t care much for looks and 15-speed affairs, this is the blender is a viable option.
KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender
Unlike other KitchenAid immersion blenders this one emphasizes on power and sheer blending strength. With that extra power of course they have provided safety features such as non slip grip and an on button that requires constant pressure to keep the machine blending. And with all the additional add-ons, this blender is absolutely suitable to puree salad dressing, helps with the whipping cream or maybe even beating eggs for your baking convenience.
There are lots of things you can do with this hand blender – puree tomatoes, blend the soup right there in the pot, and whip the egg whites and cream for desserts! The best thing about about having a hand blender is not having to move the food from container to blender and back, saving a lot of mess and clean up time.
The adjustable speed from 1 to 9 is undoubtedly the best feature of this hand blender. That means every task is fully under your control. Those physically challenged will able to start from slow speed and build up to a speed they can handle.
Most users agree that the chopper that comes with the KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand KitchenAid Blender Pitcher polycarbonate kitchenaid blender jar fits KSB540 KSB560 KSB580Blender is an awesome attachment. It’ll take care of the chopping tasks like chopping onions, garlic, or making a salad dressing, and needs only half the cleaning time your food processor will take.
The one major complain about this hand blender is that it does not last very long, considering that it has plastic parts. Quite a few users have brought up that theirs broke after over a year’s time. However, there are also reviews claiming that it has lasted for years.
I guess for kitchen appliances you can’t be really sure when they’re going to fail on you, even if you bought the top of the line product. The KitchenAid KHB300 Hand Blender comes with 1 year replacement warranty, and so far KitchenAid’s prompt and helpful customer service is indisputable.
Here’s what Caroline has to say, despite that her hand blender broke a few times:
“I have to commend both Amazon and KitchenAid for their customer service. They obliged me with prompt replacements, and finally, after the demise of the THIRD KHB300ER, KA reimbursed me.”
KitchenAid KHB100 Hand Blender
Just like its sibling, the KHB300, KitchenAid KHB100 has all the amazing features and function of a typical hand blender. It is certainly a great tool that even chef uses in their kitchens. This KitchenAid hand blender has a very sharp and pointed blade which is essential when you use it to blend hard fruits and vegetable like for the broccoli soups.
With variable speed, KitchenAid KHB100 Hand Blender could be use to make virtually any milk shakes, smoothies, soups or even baby food. The long blending shaft allows you to blend easily as you can take it right to the stove for deep pots and bowls. It is certainly the blender for you if you intend on getting a basic hand blender!
What’s so cool about this hand blender is that it has power, and variable speeds. You can blend anything from a simple milkshake to a pot of stew, and you can make hummus out of chickpeas without fail.
“My favorite thing to make with my handblender is hummus – a mediterranean chick pea dip – and last night I made some the smooooothest hummus I ever made! This is in part because of the 9 speeds available on this model. I started out with lower speeds and then worked my way up to the top one. This is a large handblender, but it was comfortable and easy to use – lightweight even, and sure has a LOT of power.” – Stephanie Lamphere
One thing to note, however, is that the KitchenAid KHB100 Hand Blender is rather large for small hands, and it might be more comfortable to place the bowl in the sink while blending because the blender is tall as well, and the on button is placed on the top.
Another thing that users praised is the KitchenAid customer service. Here’s what a reviewer has to say:
“I emailed customer service and they offered to replace it even though its out of warranty. Nice! I will give them credit for standing behind their product when they technically didn’t have to.” – chileheadcraig
Chileheadcraig also cautioned that you probably shouldn’t use the KitchenAid KHB100 Hand Blender to blend ice. And to partially thaw frozen fruits before attempting to blend them. If you like an ice-blended smoothie, it’s probably better to use a stand blender than any hand blender at all. Otherwise, the KitchenAid KHB100 Hand Blender is a great hand blender.
KitchenAid has a great assortment of blenders, and you can’t really go wrong with any of them. Check them out at amazon today!