4.4
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KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540

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KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Stable (4)
  • Good pitcher (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

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  • Drinks (5)
  • Crushing ice (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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Blended sufficiently but not professionally, good for a cheap blender but not good for heavy-duty jobs or for anything too strenuous. I enjoyed the blender as a cheaper yet effective blender especially for...Read complete review

Blended sufficiently but not professionally, good for a cheap blender but not good for heavy-duty jobs or for anything too strenuous. I enjoyed the blender as a cheaper yet effective blender especially for smoothies. Definitely got my money's worth. It fit perfectly on my kitchen counter, not too big or bulky.

Blending Power
Many harder foods needed to be chopped first because it would overheat or break down if it blended them. Very effective on softer foods like bananas however.

Versatility
Versatile like a normal blender, not to use for anything too fancy, basically just smoothies, crush ice, etc.

Ease of Cleaning
Nothing too complicated, very simple and easy to clean. Just rinse of plastic and you are done in a few minutes.

Ease of Use
Don't even need to read the instructions, very intuitive. When i first got the blender, I plugged it in and just started blending, nothing too fancy or complicated about it.

Design
Sleek, nice looking design. Nothing too amazing, but you get your money's worth.

Durability
Has handled well for a few years without breaking down. Not to be used on larger or tougher materials, especially not without a bit of liquid in the blender, otherwise it overheats...not good!

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Looks great, hard to clean, gets stuck easily

We received this blender as a holiday gift, and it looks nice. It is very big and bulky, though. It is loud, as I would think every blender would be. It gets...Read complete review

We received this blender as a holiday gift, and it looks nice. It is very big and bulky, though. It is loud, as I would think every blender would be. It gets stuck often, and I do not use it for too many things, and not really anything that challenging. I do not often use it for ice, and when I have, it does not get the chunks small enough to be used in a smooth cocktail. I have used it for soups and pesto, and it is very hard to get all of the product out off the bottom, under the blades. It is very hard to clean, though I usually just toss the jar into the dishwasher and it gets pretty clean, though a lot of food is wasted in the bottom, just because I could not get to it. I wish the jar was glass, and I wish the blades were removable, yes, I suppose I should have a food processor if I want removable blades. I just hate the thought of having another appliance! I have since added an immersion blender to my cabinet, which I find that I use much more often than this blender. To clean that, I just whiz it in a cup of water and soap, then rinse. So much easier!

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4.0

Great blender for mixed drinks

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from Fancy Farm, KY

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Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Good Pitcher
  • Powerful
  • Precise Control
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crushing Ice
    • Drinks

    Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

    We got this to replace one we had as a wedding gift. The blender is great for mixed drinks and shakes. It is little loud but has worked great easy to clean and the color is great.

     
    5.0

    Great Blender

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    from Murfreesboro, NC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Good Pitcher
    • Powerful
    • Precise Control
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crushing Ice
      • Drinks

      Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

      I love this blender. I use it mostly for making mixed drinks, and smoothies. Easy to use and clean. I haven't had any problems with it. Crushes ice well. And it wasn't expensive. Almost time for a new one, but I've definitely got my monies worth out of it

       
      4.0

      Great product

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      from Baton Rouge, La

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Powerful
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crushing Ice
        • Drinks

        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        This product is great for fixing smoothies, protein shakes, and just every day use. It is very easy to clean as well as easy to use. I would recommend this product to anyone who is on the go, has a family, works a lot, due to the quickness and easiness of it to be cleaned. It makes it just so simple to clean after a long day or in a rush to head off to work etc.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this again!

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        from Erie, PA

        About Me Avid Cook

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Good Pitcher

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls

        Best Uses

        • Cooking
        • Drinks

        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        Love this! so easy to use. i reccomend this to anybody who likes to use blenders a lot because this one will hold up for a long time!

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        • I received a sample
         
        4.0

        three speeds

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        from antioch,CA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Not Powerful

        Best Uses

        • Drinks
        • Small Kitchen

        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        It is very useful for a small kitchen but to make things more profecionales is not very useful.

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        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        Most reliable blender I've owned

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        from Nevada City, CA

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        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        I've owned a lot of blenders – until this one I've never felt like they are up to the tasks it put them through - mostly ice. This one is tough!

        Blending Power
        Very powerful!

        Versatility
        Will blend anything.

        Ease of Cleaning
        I've put it in the dishwasher, because I put everything in the dishwasher. Made it just fine.

        Ease of Use
        Easy to use buttons. If the ice bunches up there is even a boost pulse button to get it going again!

        Design
        Buttons are sealed so I they don't gunk up from spills. Love this feature!

        Durability
        Very strong. Like I said I blend lots of ice and even put it in the dishwasher. The pitcher part is glass but very sturdy.

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        4.0

        LOVE IT! Stylish and Sleek Looking!

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        from USA

        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        Make smoothies everyday and does a great job chopping the ice! Love the stylish look as its matches my appliances so you are pleased to show it off during a party event at your house. This blender does the job it was hired to do!!!

        Blending Power
        Does a great job with the exception of having to takes some time to swish it around when doing ice. But it does do the job!

        Versatility
        Can use it for drinks and food basically anything. One time I made mashed potatoes as my blender had broken and there was a huge event at my house that night

        Ease of Cleaning
        Easy to clean if done right away. If you wait becareful of the blades as particals will cake on them making it a more time consuming effort

        Ease of Use
        Connect it, add your ingredients and blend. Its that easy with the exception of sometimes have to stop and manually shake the indgriendts up

        Design
        easy to handle and store and very sleek looking

        Durability
        last a while even when you are tough on it with ice multiple times a day

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        4.0

        Kitchen Aid Blender Review

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        from USA

        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        Blended sufficiently but not professionally, good for a cheap blender but not good for heavy-duty jobs or for anything too strenuous. I enjoyed the blender as a cheaper yet effective blender especially for smoothies. Definitely got my money's worth. It fit perfectly on my kitchen counter, not too big or bulky.

        Blending Power
        Many harder foods needed to be chopped first because it would overheat or break down if it blended them. Very effective on softer foods like bananas however.

        Versatility
        Versatile like a normal blender, not to use for anything too fancy, basically just smoothies, crush ice, etc.

        Ease of Cleaning
        Nothing too complicated, very simple and easy to clean. Just rinse of plastic and you are done in a few minutes.

        Ease of Use
        Don't even need to read the instructions, very intuitive. When i first got the blender, I plugged it in and just started blending, nothing too fancy or complicated about it.

        Design
        Sleek, nice looking design. Nothing too amazing, but you get your money's worth.

        Durability
        Has handled well for a few years without breaking down. Not to be used on larger or tougher materials, especially not without a bit of liquid in the blender, otherwise it overheats...not good!

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        5.0

        Crushes ice like a dream

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        from USA

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        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        Perfect for crushing ice or mixing smoothies. I've enjoyed homemade frappuccinos in the summertime. It is a loud appliance, but it works quickly so exposure to noise is minimized.

        Blending Power
        Very powerful. Just wish the initial blend was a little less powerful as it tends to splash the mixture on the underside of the lid. It takes only a minute or so to blend fruit for smoothies.

        Versatility
        I've used primarily for ice crushing, and mixing smoothies. I would imagine that this a great product for making milk shakes or creating vegetable juices, too.

        Ease of Cleaning
        Simple to clean. Remove plastic blender container and lid. I prefer to hand wash mine with soap and water. Of course, use caution around the blade. I recommend cleaning as soon as possible as the food tends to dry to the plastic which is harder to clean.

        Ease of Use
        Buttons are clearly labeled making use simple.

        Design
        The base is heavy, but presumably that is required to have a decent motor.

        Durability
        I not encountered any problems with my product. The blender container is plastic so avoid dropping it.

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        5.0

        a great blender for smoothies and soups

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        from USA

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        Comments about KitchenAid 3-Speed Blender KSB540:

        I first bought this blender to make nutritious broths, and blended broth, cooked chicken, gristle and joint parts, marrow, mushrooms while still warm from cooking. This blender did a great job of making this smooth as cream. More recently, I've been making smoothies with spinach as well as chopped unpeeled apple in them. Again, the blender does a great job in less than a minute.

        The blender jar is plastic, which is not my first choice. However, it does make it lightweight and easy to handle. The jar fits on the base without any need to lock it in. This is especially easy to use one handed.

        I put the whole thing in the dishwasher at times, and also wash it by hand at times using a brush. I have also put water and a little soap in and whirled the blender to clean it. I don't find it hard to clean and use any of these methods.

        I did try to chop almonds to make almond meal, however, it did not evenly chop, leaving some larger chunks. I may try this again at some point, however my impression is that a small food processor in my kitchen works better for this task.

        Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase from Costco.

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