Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 95
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Loulabelle22 Good, but jar issues
I purchased this item on 2.24.15. I loved the ice-crushing power. It wasn't shaved ice, but crushed--which is kind of fun to have in drinks. I like the way the machine (on the crush ice setting) begins at one lower speed and ramps up to keep the ice from immediately flying up to the lid and bouncing off. I also liked the results from making smoothies, which was really my main reason for making the purchase and how I primarily used my blender. The 3 star rating is for this reason: Roughly 2 months into ownership (well beyond the 30-day store exchange policy), I noticed that the jar did not latch tightly to base. Upon arrival, the jar was difficult to remove and re-engage, but definitely stayed put when locked on with the machine in use. Now, I've stopped using it altogether because the jar no long locks to the base and has to be held in place manually while the machine is running.
I have contacted Kitchenaid customer service and they're sending a new jar. So far, though, two months use of my new blender (based on machine cost) is not the best deal for smoothies. And the backordered shipment will take around 8 weeks to arrive.
May 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by insideoutgraphics KSB1575 Model What is the yuck leaking from the base?
My KitchenAid blender died. (KSB560MCO) Bought a new one yesterday and washed the pitcher as directed and dried it thoroughly. This morning I made a smoothie and I lifted the pitcher off the base,which was no easy feat,but finally after I removed the pitcher, I saw a bead of something around the base. It had blackish grey mixed in when touched it with my finger. Liquidy that looked like oil , but wasn't sticky or totally oily.
I am a bit curious as to what made the bead of yuck.
My sense is that came from the machine in the base, and because of the centrifugal force going on inside the dohicky on the base, it landed in a circle around the edge? Of course I plan to return it, but it irritates me when KitchenAid blender design goes from an alright product to one where it's nearly impossible to even remove the pitcher. They've de-improved it tremendously.argh...Oh and the lid wreaks of nauseating plastic that lingers in the air.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Queen Christina Nothing better than a Kitchenaid!
I purchased about a month ago and couldn't be happier! Kitchenaid stands for quality and performance and that is exactly what I've gotten from this blender! Performs superbly!
April 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by silly pants works great
I bought this for my husband for his morning shakes, we didn't realize how slow our old one was.
April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonPam75 Best Blender Ever!
I've never had a blender that I really liked until now. Previoulsy have owned Oster and CuisineArt but was not happy with the overall performance of either one. My KitchenAid blender performs effortlessly no matter what I put into it. Ice crushes evenly and ingredients puree quickly. It's stable when running and the caraffe
locks tight into the base so there is never a worry about it's blending speed or ability. Love it!
April 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kkweaver More Power
I finally replaced my 10 plus year old Kitchen Aid blender with the new Diamond blender. It definitely has more power and I am enjoying using it for lots of smoothies and milkshakes! I also like that it is one piece now and you don't have to take it apart to clean.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DGinLA Great smoothies
I decided to start making veggie-heavy smoothies every day, and needed a blender capable of turning all those fruits, veggies, and seeds into a suitable chilly goo.
I first ordered a Ninja Professional blender, but sent it back -- while the Ninja was an excellent macerator, it never really blended. Each smoothie felt like a collection of tiny pieces of the ingredients. Also, the Ninja didn't pull the ingredients down toward the blades, but rather splashed them up onto the sides, making it so that I could never really see how much finished product I had in there.
The KicthenAid 5-speed does the job very well. It pulls all the ingredients down in a vortex, doesn't aerate them too much, and really breaks them apart so that the resulting smoothie is smooth and creamy. It doesn't quite manage to break down all the tiny raspberry and blackberry seeds, but it does greatly reduce the number of these seeds that remain whole and crunchy compared to my old Cuisinart model.
Cleanup is also very easy, I love that the blade assembly is all in one piece with the jar so you never have to worry about dissembling it and washing the gasket. I'm also a big fan of the way this blender slowly builds up to speed; my only minor gripe is that it seems to begin by going full speed for a half second when you first hit the button. This has resulted in some unnecessary splashing, but again it's a minor gripe. Overall this is a great blender, looks and works great, powerful motor, and I expect to be using it for a number of years.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geese3208 Great features works great
I bought this a week ago and it has already by far surpassed my old
Blender. I love the crush ice feature for blending smoothies and other
March 23, 2015