KitchenAid KHB300ER Hand Blender, Empire Red
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- Ergonomic, fashion-colored housing with no-slip grip
- Includes wire whisk and nut chopper attachments
- 4-cup mixing beaker with snap-lock lid for storing foods
- Accessory bag with drawstring keeps all components together
- Measures 17 by 3 by 6 inches; 1-year, hassle-free, replacement warranty
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The chopper is worth the upgrade from the stick alone as it will do everything the old counter-top hogging food processors ever dreamed of doing, but with half the clean up time. It also makes it easy for chopping just enough for one or two servings without breaking out the heavy hardware.
Unless you use a mixer for tons of cookie dough or to knead bread (in which case you want the biggest and toughest counter-top kitchenAid stand mixer you can afford...) then this is the best I've seen. Stick this blender down into a bubbling hot soup pot full of veggies, beans and meat -- it will puree the whole pot into a smoothe and beautiful soup in a matter of 2-3 minutes.
A great product (and a great gift.)
I thougt it would be worth upgrading, and the KitchenAid seemed like a good bet: apparently strong motor, the usual attachments, and a nice bright red. I'm a sucker for color.
I managed to go through three of these hand blenders in a year. One of my main uses for a wand-style blender is frozen fruit smoothies. The real test is frozen strawberries, but the first one I killed choked on frozen mango chunks, about four weeks into owning it. The motor jammed up and overheated, eventually shorting out and dying.
I have to commend both Amazon and KitchenAid for their customer service. They obliged me with prompt replacements, and finally, after the demise of the THIRD KHB300ER, KA reimbursed me. However, I have to say that there are other wand-style blenders out there that can do the job better, for much less money.
The chopper is fantastic for so many simple chores where a full-size food processor is too big to be efficient, and it's really, really easy to clean! I've used it for mincing carrots & onion when I wanted a course, sliced (hand cut) cabbage shape cole slaw, used it to blend home made cheese balls and dips and to finely chop some of the ingredients I add. Unlike so many multi-featured appliances I've had over the years, this one has been designed without annoying crevices or seems where food can get caught, or motorized parts that get dirty but can't get wet, so cleaning is a joy. I never feel like a quick, small quantity chop isn't worth doing because of prep or cleanup anymore. This gets it done, and fast.
The stick blender is very powerful and also ridiculously easy to clean and remove or attach. I use the whisk attachment infrequently, but when I have, it's performed very well.
The only slight drawback is lack of a storage system for the unit and attachments. I generally leave the power unit sitting upright, connected to the chopper base so it sits comfortably on the counter. I wish I could get a rack or some other kind of custom storage, preferably hanging wall mount, so I could store & grab the items more easily.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ugh! Bought this in 2010 where it basically sat on a shelf until 2012, then I started using it regularly. Maybe once every ten days. Went to use it last week, it was dead. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by C. Sullivan
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I worked in commercial kitchens for 8 years as a chef and I have to say this is perhaps the BEST consumer immersion blender I have ever used. Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Purchased just over four years ago and still going strong. Just realized I never wrote a review for it, and this product deserves to be recognized. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Kristina Kamensky
Love to be able to use the stick blender in the saucepan when making soup and sauces. The chopper gets used a lot especially if I'm making pasta sauce for my toddler. Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by CT
This wonderful red machine is probably the best kitchen tool that I have purchased in the last 10 years. It is tough, versitile, powerful and comparitively quiet. Read morePublished on April 15, 2011 by William Maxheimer
I received my Red KitchenAid blender for Christmas and fell in love. Other immersion blenders were a joke, but this one had some serious power. Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by a reader
we had this on our wedding registry. it's one of the many great things we got. this is really multiple kitchen gadgets in one and they all work great. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by K B
I got this immersion blender just over a year ago (AKA just out of the warranty period) and I only used it, on average, once or twice a month. Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by Christal Anne Bardfield