Review: KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender cinnamonThe KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender comes standard with a solid 0.9 horsepower motor. This little appliance works great with almost any type of ingredient and will allow you to create some amazing dishes: salsa, soups, smoothies, margaritas, shakes and a whole lot more.

This unit is great for having friends over on short notice. It will allow you to whip things up within a few minutes.

The blender offers a good burst of power and will allow you to select between 5 different speed settings. There is a built-in sensor that will automatically adjust the needed power for thicker mixtures. The base is made from solid cast metal and is reinforced with a steel coupler. The blades, which are designed using stainless steel will provide efficiency, quiet operation and stability.

The jar is made from polycarbonate. Although it can accommodate 56 ounces of ingredients, it is lightweight and sturdy. It is scratch proof, has a soft grip handle, has a drip-free spout and comes with a lid that will allow you to seal it firmly.

Other features include: airflow encouraging design that allows it to stay cool, ice crush button and four rubber feet. It’s easy to wash and comes with a 1 yr warranty.

Available in several color choices:

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender metallic KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender blue

Features

  • Versatile blender that has five speed options. Has a powerful .9 HP motor and electronic keys.
  • Base is constructed with cast metal and is reinforced with a steel coupler. Also has a blade that is made from stainless steel.
  • Can be put in the dishwasher and can accommodate 56 ounces; has a soft-grip handle.
  • Comes with Touch pad controller, cord storage and an ice crush option.
  • Dimensions of the blender are 7-1/4 x 9 x 15-1/5 inches and comes with a 1 yr warranty.

The Reviews

The KitchenAid 5-Speed Blenderwas reviewed by a fair amount of people, 416 to be exact. Overall, the comments were positive. It was able to achieve 4 stars out of a possible 5.

Many agreed that it gets the job done. One person had a complaint when he saw that it advertised 450-watts for the motor specs. His old blender’s motor had burned out and he wanted something to make smoothies. He has been using this product for a month now and he hasn’t had any major complaints to report.

Many liked that it was well made. The blade seems to start slow at first, but it will eventually work its way up to the speed you had originally chosen. The contents of the container may sometimes splash up into the lid. Thank goodness for the lid. The cord storage at the bottom of the unit is a small detail that many reviewers like. You don’t have to see any messy cords dangling on your counter top. This user updated his comment a year later and said that it was still running strong and had created a few hundred smoothies.

One couple had problems with the container, it leaked. When they called customer service, they said that it had been redesigned. They proceeded to send the new container. When they received it and used it, the leaks had disappeared. Customer service was also very helpful and friendly.

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Many liked the price. It’s not the cheapest one on the market, but it’s also not the most expensive one either. It is a good medium ranged product that will cater well for people on a budget. One user who again loved to make smoothies tried out several blenders before trying this one out. He was quite pleased with the results. The motor provides more than enough power to answer your blending needs. You can’t go wrong with the price.

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