Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cwilk Works well, could have a little more power.
Works ok for smoothies, could use a little more power.
January 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Theaterman A Good Value for the Casual Kitchen
The competition is fierce for this latest must-have class of product. Immersion blenders attempt to give you the best of two worlds in a handheld package, and KitchenAid - to be expected - delivers a thoughtful product at a fair price. Their offering gives the impression of solid construction, good weight (too heavy for some people but it gives you a confident feel), easy cleaning, good safety features, and good looks - even if it does live in a drawer much of the time. They essentially put a Blender's blade construction in a convenient stick form, but sharpened the blades (be careful!!) to mimic a food processor. It cannot match either appliance but does the job for small batches or difficult locations. Despite photos, the stove is not the place to use this - the electric cord can catch on pan handles or touch hot burner plates. A counter near the stove is ideal; keep a heat proof tile handy to place hot pans on. KitchenAid makes a heavier model also, but at that point you probably should be using a counter appliance. Usage hint: If the blade stick seems to wobble in use you do not have it "locked" on; twist harder when attaching. Storage hint: The pretty orange 2-inch cap from larger Tropicana jugs exactly fits the end of the blade holder, safely covering the sharp blades when in a drawer.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by meme3 Its great.
Always loved KitchenAid products and this was one of those blender that was easy and convenient.
March 12, 2013