Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 39
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nanato5 Works great for price!
I use my Diamond Blender every single day, sometimes multiple times each day. It does an excellent job of blending and I use ice and whole fruits (not pre quartered or chopped - whole fruit) and this blender reduces them to liquid form in a snap. My diet consists mainly of liquid shakes and the diamond blender makes them fabulous for me!
My one and only complaint - and it is a minor one - is that when you start the blender it does a quick pulse blend before going to full speed. This pulse blend throws the ingredients up against the walls of the blender and I find myself getting out a silicone spatula to try to push stuff off the upper walls into the liquid. Otherwise I am very happy with my purchase.
I looked at other blenders such as the Ninja and Vitamix but they were way too expensive and the Kitchenaid gets the job done quite nicely.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kris55 Green smoothies in a red blender
I am very happy with my new Kitchen Aid blender. It's made well, and does the job beautifully. I use it every day to make smoothies with a lot of ingredients in them, including nuts, fruit, greens, and ice. This blender turns out very creamy delicious smoothies quickly. The well fitting top of the blender stays on perfectly, and also functions as a noise reducer. I highly recommend this product.
Note: it takes some pretty good arm strength to detach the blender pitcher from the base after blending. It was difficult at first for me, and has become easier. Keep this in mind if extreme lightness and ease of use is a must - this blender may not be for you in that case.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by gingergal The 4 C's of this blender
Diamonds are graded using the 4 C's. For this blender the C's refer to clarity, chopping ability, cleaning ease, and color. Clarity describes the ease of use. The controls are clearly labeled and easy to use. Chopping represents those basic recipe directions; stir, chop, mix, puree, and liquify. The motor accomplishes these tasks without a problem, and better than my other kitchen appliances. This blender is easy to clean, a very important aspect of any kitchen tool. This blender is available in a rainbow of colors. Roy G Biv would be jealous of the 14 hues offered. I am very pleased with this purchase.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sman2098 Excellent Blender
This is an excellent product. The ice crushing feature is very beneficial to smoothie makers. This is also an excellent blender to blend up vegetables into a smoothie like mixture. Anything that I want to blend, it can go into here. In my opinion, this rivals the top of the line blenders such as VITAMIX. The blender is light weight as well. I have no issues with this blender. There is one design flaw. At first, the blender is difficult to remove from the base but easy to attach. After a few uses, it got easier to remove and there aren't any issues.
January 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Halbert Good, but..
We purchased this blender to make smoothies pretty much exclusively. It does a pretty good job of crushing and blending. My issue with this machine is when you are making smoothies, if they are the least bit thick, it will only blend the bottom. If you run the speed over 2, it will get an air pocket at the blades and quit blending completely. It will NOT blend anything with the consistency of an average frappe. The other issue I have is this thing vibrates unmercifully. The lid just sets on top and if you don't hold this machine down firmly, the lid pops right off. It vibrates so badly that it's wearing the paint off the base where the pitcher rests and also wearing the pitcher base. Chose the kitchen aid over the Ninja. Think I chose wrong.
December 29, 2013