I absolutely love this blender!!! Makes cooking for big events so much easier!!
Only thing I would change is a new and improved version. Love it and the attachments
Fort Scott, KS
This is a great buy! I have had my blender for going on two years now and it is as good as when I purchased it.It has a smothie button.It's an excellent machine to have on my counter top.You won't go wrong with Kitche nAid .I thought it was a little quieter than other blenders that I have had.It has low, med, high and ice chop. Blending Power Great blending power!! Versatility It has high, med. low, ice chop, and smoothie. Ease of Cleaning It is very easy to clean!! Ease of Use It is also very easy to use. Design I love the design!!! Durability It is very durable.It does everything and more.
The kitchen aid blender is not the best blender for the money. We used this for some time but didnt last as long as we had hoped for a Kitchen aid product. We did use it a lot and got our use out of it but in the end it ended up the plastic black blend piece under the pitcher wore out and pieces chipped off it and ended up not working the inside blade any longer. When we did use the product it was perfect and worked great but after the warrantee period the machine broke and we could not get anything done about it. We thought with the kitchen aid name that it would last much longer then it did but as I said when it was working it did everything as it should. We used it for lots of things and one was for icecream shakes and slushes and the features were great. Not sure we will spend that kind of money again due to thinking it will wear out before we get our moneys worth out of the product.
I have this blender in blue, and I've been using it for the last 4 years. I love it. I use it for everything, and I'm always surprised what it can handle. I leave it plugged in on the counter, so I use it for things I probably shouldn't even use it for, like pancake batter or softening butter. The best thing about it is how easy it is to clean. It screws apart into the glass pitcher, a plastic outside rim, and the blades attached to a gasket. Running it through the dishwasher almost always gets it perfectly clean, no matter how gunky it is. If you try to make smoothies with full-size ice cubes, there are usually some chunks that don't break down the entire way, but the blades haven't gotten dull or worse for the wear, at least not yet. It handles ice better than other blenders I've had though, and whatever I put in there always gets blended consistently and comes out lump-free. This is a great, easy to clean blender.
I recieved a black Kitchen Aid 5 speed ultra power blender (purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond, model np. KSB50B3) for my birthday in September of 2002 or 2003. It worked great the first few months I had it, I loved the sturdy base, glass pitcher, and ease of disassembling the components for cleaning. I stored the blender for quite a few months, in its original box. I went to use it the following fall and and it would not blend. The motor would make a heck of a noise, but the blades would not turn, not even when the blender was empty. It turned out that this was a couple of weeks after the one year warranty was up, so I just kept the thing. Finally, in 2009, I decided to take the blender in to the local Kitchen Aid repair place. I plugged it in to remind myself of the problem and the stinking thing worked! I did not take the blender in to be serviced and it has continued working. I use it lightly, maybe once a month for smoothies or pureeing a soup, nothing particulary taxing (I would think) on the motor. While the blender has continued to work, it seems that making a smoothie is about at the tip of its mixing ability. Also, sometimes after belnding I notice a fine black powder or dust coating the bottom of the plastic thing that holds the blades. I don't know what it is, but it can't be a good sign! Overall, I am very disapppointed in this purchase. Since I rarely use blenders, I will keep it, but should I replace it I will not buy another Kitchen Aid mixer.
My KitchenAid 5 Speed Ultra Power Blender is wonderful. I received it as a Christmas gift. It is sleek-looking and fits right into my kitchen. It features powerful, sturdy blades that handles ice cubes and crisp vegetables like they are butter. Pureeing frozen fruits and berries do not slow it down in the least. Milkshakes, soups, sauces, nuts...it does them all! I have owned a couple of other brands that had fragile blades that broke on the really tough jobs. It quickly disassembles for cleaning and all but the base is dishwasher proof. The base is a sleek design that wipes clean with a damp rag. I needed a replacement ring (lost mine). The manual good information as to how to go about this. A new one was ordered and arrived in a timely fashion at a very low cost. My experience is that KitchenAid is a brand that can be relied on for sturdy construction, long life (I have had a mixer in use for 32 years!), a dependable quality. I couldn't be happier with my blender and look forward to years of use.
KitchenAid KSB5 5-Speed Blender, Empire Red. I bought for making smoothies. I have had for two years. It is a pretty neat machine. The lid sits very tight so there will be no spills. Moreover, the red one is very cute. They have it available in different colors but the red is the cutest. The pitcher is dishwasher safe but can be easily hand washed. It is pretty heavy though. Be careful it can easily slip out of your hands. It works fine and gets the job done quickly. The only problem I have with this blender is the noise. I know they all have it but this noise is terrible. It sounds like it's grinding metal when it's making a smoothie. I also don't like the pulse option, it just scares me. It is way too quick and always looks like an explosion in the pitcher. They really should have done something about it. It scares even my dogs. Regular regime is fine, but it makes the same grinding sound but louder. The pitcher shakes during this time and looks like there is something wrong going on with the blender. That is why I don't really use that often, unless I absolutely have too. They should have come up with noise eliminating device built-into blender.