The KitchenAid blender makes a great appliance for your kitchen because it can function as a smoothie maker, guacamole dip maker, or even a peanut butter maker!
Using a KitchenAid smoothie machine is easy, but choosing one isn't so much. There are tons of different options out there, and, of course, they all come in different colors!
Don't choose just based on color, though, but make sure your smoothie blender or juicer can get through all your favorite healthy smoothie recipes with ease.
Most blenders from KitchenAid are simple to use, and they can make everything from chip dip to your favorite pumpkin smoothie recipe. But different blenders have different features, so here's what you need to know about some of the most popular KitchenAid blender models.
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KitchenAid 5-Speed Black #KSB560OB
This powerful KitchenAid blender has a .9 horsepower motor and shatter-proof polycarbonate jar. It also has a die-cast metal base for a heavier build that won't slide around when you're using it.
Like many other blender models from KitchenAid, this one comes with lots of color options, including Tangerine, Blue, Red, Cinnamon, and Black. The 56-ounce polycarbonate jar is dishwasher safe.
This smoothie blender features commercial quality couplers, which means it's going to stand up well over time. It works quietly, and it can handle pretty much anything you throw into it.
One problem that reviewers commented on was that this blender starts out at a slower speed than you ask it to have. While this helps the motor, it also throws items against the lid, so make sure the lid is always on tight when you're using it.
Price: $81 - $130
KitchenAid 5-Speed Pink #KSB560PK
This extra-large KitchenAid blender has a 56-ounce jar, and comes in several colors, including buttercup, pink, and gray.
It has five speeds and an extra-large 56 ounce container. It also has a stay-put lid that makes blending much easier.
This smoothie machine is made for the home, but it blends like a commercial blender. It purees smoothly to create professional-tasting smoothies. The machine also comes with a one year warranty.
Although a few users have complained about quality problems, most people seem to have no issues with this food blender. Also, it can be a little loud because of the powerful motor action.
Price: $95 - $130
KitchenAid 5-Speed #KSB755OB
This modern looking KitchenAid blender comes in red and black and features a 48-ounce glass jar and a 24-ounce accessory jar.
The two jar options with this smoothie blender make it convenient for making smoothies for the whole family or just for one person. It's a five speed blender with a pulse mode, so it can handle whatever you throw at it.
One interesting thing about this smoothie machine is that it has a crush ice mode that automatically pulses the blades for better ice-chopping action.
Some users note that you must start out on slow speed and work your way up to higher speeds when blending harder items, such as carrots for vegetable smoothies. However, once you get the technique down, it seems to be able to handle anything.
Price: $115 - $170
Martha Stewart Blue Collection
This five speed KitchenAid blender comes in signature colors by KitchenAid, and it features electronic controls and a .9 horsepower motor.
It features a stainless steel blade that is dishwasher safe, and a 56-ounce shatter-proof container with a grip handle. It also has cord storage to keep your countertop looking neat and tidy.
This food blender has an automatic crush ice function that works very well. It can blend pretty much anything you throw at it.
A few users complain of manufacturing problems with this blender, which make it not last as long as it should.
If you want a KitchenAid blender, these are some of the best options on the market right now. Choose your smoothie machine based on size and function. Most of these blenders have similar speeds and functions, but the size of the jar can make all the difference.
If you regularly blend smoothies for the whole family or want to use your blender to smooth out a whole batch of soup at once, then a larger jar is definitely a necessity.
However, a 56-ounce jar may make a blender too big to fit into your cabinet, so go with a smaller option if you're interested in being able to store it away somewhere.
These blender models get reviews similar to Hamilton Beach blenders. A KitchenAid blender is going to give you at-home quality for an at-home price. If you're in the market for a blender that will work on a professional level, you might consider a commercial blender.
It will work faster with a more powerful motor and may also last longer through excessive use because of a more solid construction. But, if you're a home cook looking for a high quality product that can match your kitchen, a food blender from KitchenAid is just the thing you need!
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"It has great styling and multitudes of colors to fit every decor. The electronic push buttons are a great improvement over the old clunky mechanical buttons. They are easier to clean and operate. Since they are flush with the housing cleanups of spilled items are easy."This is a powerful blender, easily crushing ice, chopping veggies, or mixing that smoothie or pina colada. It works so quickly, yet is relatively quiet."Clean up is easy. Simply fill half way with warm soapy water, blend on puree for 20 seconds, and rinse out. For heavier cleaning the pitcher and top is dishwasher safe."
"Love the design of the KitchenAid blender! Because the container is ONE molded piece with the blade inside, there is NO leaking or messing with rubber gaskets or taking it apart to clean. I can even blend and store any extra smoothie in the fridge!"
"This is a great blender. I used my blender 1 - 3 times every day. The sealed unit makes cleaning a snap. The book recommends just filling half with warm water, add a drop of soap, and blend on low. Really solid, chops frozen fruit like nothing, easy to clean. This KitchenAid Blender was a great purchase."
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