Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 35
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RichW Very good blender; could be great
I am amazed the power this blender has, but... The motor could be balanced much better. On the 3rd-5th speeds it will "dance" across the counter and you must hold it from running away. Also due to this, the pitcher vibrates against the motor housing and is EXTREMELY LOUD. I cut a neoprene washer 4-1/2"ID x 5-1/8"OD to go between the pitcher and motor. This halved the noise level, but imagine how much more quiet it would be if the motor were balanced properly. Otherwise, this is a very good blender. It will blend anything you put in it, and no mater how full the pitcher is. Sometimes I must back off on the speed to keep the blades from cavitating. It is that powerful.
April 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by K A G Good blender
I bought this blender to make smoothies with frozen fruit. I have since learned that it requires a lot of extra liquid to be added or the blades won't move. I was expecting it to be strong enough to handle frozen fruit but it needs some help. This might not be the fault of the blender but just the way it is with frozen fruit. Also the rubber lid loses it's shape in the dishwasher.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andronica I love KitchenAid
Most, if not all of my small appliances are KitchenAid. I love the brand and I love the ease of use with all of my appliances. I also think its cool that they include recipes in the maintenance book because it gives you a jump start on ideas that you can use to make for your family. I certainly use the recipes! KitchenAid is definitely a good brand to have in your home.
April 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tify777 Pretty good Blender
Love the look. Could use a little more power but I guess I know how to chop things in little pieces now. The blade rust at screw junction the first time I used it?!? I was a little disappointed as I dried it right away. I guess some of it was for a great cause, breast cancer, so it works great for soups and smoothies.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jpnsteve excellent product
This blender cuts through anything. I've owned a lot of blenders and this one is my best recommend.
September 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by amyinatlanta fun
just turned this on this morning. it has a great sound that i haven't noticed with past blenders which makes it seem powerful and efficient. i like that the jar is plastic which makes it lighter which really helps keep the weight down when there is liquid in the jar. the design is pretty nice but somehow no where near the sexy factor of the bowl mixer kitchenaid makes to go with it - that's my only complaint.
July 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shawnb13 Terrific power, especially for crushing ice for smoothies!
This is our second Kitchenaid blender and we are thrilled with both it and the customer service supporting it. Both far exceed our expectations.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by busymomHP Good speed and powerful motor
Love this blender! I've had for 3 years now, going on 4. I blend soups, smoothies and homemade applesauce in it. It's great for crushing ice. I've never had to deal with the motor smoking or anything. I use hot liquids and cold liquids in it and it's been holding up great! Thank you KitchenAid
April 29, 2014