KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender Review
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|KSB 580CR, KSB560OB, KSB560PK||
These KitchenAid 5 speed blender models are basically the same, they just come in different colors. The KSB 580 comes in chrome and brushed nickel, the KSB 560OB comes in blue willow, empire red, gloss cinnamon, metallic chrome,, onyx black, silver metallic, tangerine, white, buttercup, pear, almond cream, and yellow pepper (you're sure to find a color here to match your kitchen décor), and the KSB 560PK comes in pink.
The Kitchen Aid 5 speed blender offers a nearly 1 horsepower engine (.9hp or 671 watts), making it one of the most powerful blenders on the market. Is has an electronic control panel and 5 speeds to choose from including stir, chop, mix, puree and liquefy. There is also a pulse mode and a crush ice mode. The panel is flat so that it is very easy to clean, just wipe it down. The Intelli-Speed electronic sensor will automatically adjust the speed of the blender so that it will maintain consistency even with thicker mixes.
The base is made of die-cast metal and has a patented stainless steel blade design that is set up on four levels to help ensure smooth, fast, and complete blending. The base is designed so that airflow helps to keep it cool. It is also very stable for such a powerful blender, with four rubber soles on the bottom to prevent slipping. The polycarbonate pitcher is dishwasher safe, shatter resistant and has a capacity of 56 oz. You can use easily move it around with its ergonomically easy grip handle and it has a pour spout that helps cut down on drips. The lid comes with a 2 ounce ingredient cup that pops out so that you can add additional items into the blender while it's running. The cord also retracts into the base to make for easy storage.
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Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:
There are many comments about how powerful this blender is and how smoothly it blends smoothies - no chunks of ice. People also like the storage feature, where the cord goes under the blender. The blender also is said to be well made, durable and long-lasting. One reviewer liked to make thick smoothies with peanut butter (an ingredient that can cause problems with many blenders) and the KitchenAid 5 speed blender seemed to handle it well over a time period of about a year, which was when the review was posted. There were also some comments about the carafe/pitcher being leak proof with the new design. (Apparently KitchenAid redesigned the pitcher in 2008 after some leaking problems.) Many people like the flat panel control because it is so easy to clean. They also feel that the pitcher is strong - even after dropping it didn't break like a typical glass pitcher would.
Summary of the most helpful negative reviews:
Most of the negative comments talked about the pitcher leaking from the bottom; however all of these were before 2008, when KitchenAid redesigned the pitcher. The new pitcher seems to work like a charm. Owners also commented that the blender was loud on its highest setting.
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The KitchenAid 5 speed blender is very well-designed, sturdy, powerful, and colorful. It is a quality blender that we highly recommend for everyone's kitchen.
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