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KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Polycarbonate Jar

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  • 5-speed blender offers 0.9 HP motor and Intelli-Speed electronic controls
  • Die-cast metal base; steel-reinforced coupler; 1-piece stainless-steel blade
  • Dishwasher-safe shatter-resistant 56-ounce pitcher; soft-grip handle
  • Automatic "crush ice" button; cord storage for tidy countertops
  • Measures 7-1/4 by 9 by 15-1/5 inches; 1-year hassle-free replacement warranty
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Product Description

Color: Crystal Blue (Blue)

The KitchenAid® 5 Speed Blender with 56oz BPA Free Pitcher can handle any job - big or small. It's powerful 0.9 Horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed® Motor Control ensure superb, consistent performance. 5 Speeds can handle nearly everything - from blending frozen drinks to making ultra-smooth purees to chopping a tray of ice in seconds. The stay-put lid features a convenient 2oz ingredient cup, allowing you to easily add ingredients. Clean up is quick and easy with the dishwasher safe BPA free pitcher. Number of Speeds: 5 Capacity (volume): 56.0 Oz. Appliance Capabilities: Blends, Crushes Ice, Mixes, Purees, Chops Features: Stainless Steel Blades, Push Button Controls, Liquid Ingredient Adder, Adjustable Speed Control, Pulse Feature Includes: Recipe Book, Measuring Cup in Lid, Blending Blade, Instruction Manual Material: Polycarbonate, Metal Finish: Painted Protective Qualities: Shock Resistant Safety and Security Features: Non-Slip Base Care and Cleaning: Easy-To-Clean, Dishwasher Safe Parts, Wipe Clean

Product Information

Color:Crystal Blue (Blue)
Product Dimensions 9 x 7.2 x 15.2 inches
Item Weight 13 pounds
Shipping Weight 13.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer KitchenAid
Item model number KSB560CL
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4.1 out of 5 stars 1,395 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #171,279 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#513 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Blenders > Countertop Blenders
Date first available at Amazon.com July 13, 2011

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Color: Metallic Chrome
I have been looking for a blender for a few weeks now. We have started making smoothies at home and burned up our old one. Our girls like the "Chocolate Elvis" recipe from the local smoothie place which contains peanutbutter, bananas, yogurt, ice, and milk. I guess this is really hard on blenders. I bought one at Target 2 weeks ago that had "700 watts peak power" on the box. It died in 2 days. The power spec on the bottom of the blender said 450 watts. I think that is false advertisement. I have seen this on 2 different blenders now.

I have been leery of buying any blender with the little plastic teeth couplers because of all the bad reviews here on Amazon. I also wanted to stay away from anything with only 450 watts.

I was in another store and saw this blender. It has a new design for where the blades couple with the motor. "Commercial quality couplers with 12 interlocking teeth....coated for quiet operation".

We have had it for a few days now and have made some pretty thick smoothies. So far, so good. No burning smell like the one that was immediately apparent with the Target blender. My youngest daughter complanied that her smoothie was "too smooth". I guess she got used to the chunks of ice that our past blenders have left.

Kitchenaid doesn't seem to advertise the actual power specs on their blenders. On the bottom of this one it says that it draws 6 amps. Which is about 720 watts or about 0.9 horsepower.

My only complaint so far is the soft start feature. The blade starts at a slower speed then quickly increases to the speed you chose. This process still throws everything up into the lid, which is what it should prevent. It works fine though as long as you have the lid on.
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We bought this Kitchenaid blender over a year ago, and after several months the container started to leak. The leak was small, and we put up with it for awhile. We finally got tired of the mess, however, and called the factory. We were told that the container had been redesigned, and they would send us a new one immediately even though our warranty had expired. When we got the new one we could see that it had indeed been redesigned, and have used it for some time now, and NO LEAKS. A leak proof container plus the other great features of this blender now warrant a definite five stars.

3/24/12 update. Our blender is now five years old, is used every day, and has been problem free since they replaced the container in 2008.
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Color: Buttercup Verified Purchase
Bought this blender after reading good reviews in Cooks Illustrated and have not been disappointed. Majority of use has been for making smoothie drinks and pureeing cooked vegetables for sauces and soups.

The machine is sturdy and attractive. The metal housing appears quite durable and the hefty weight of the base makes for good stability. The jar is large holding more than 7 cups although there is better circulation and mixing with around 5 cups or less. At first I was a bit put off by the plastic jar (seemed cheap) but have come to appreciate its light weight. After a few drops I think it's much more durable than glass and I don't cringe when my wife wacks the edge of the jar with metal spoons. 5 speeds with pulse and ice crush buttons- I would be perfectly happy with 3 speeds. Crushes ice uniformly from chunky to snow-cone fine. Purees are smooth with no lumps. The blender was purchased to replace a still working Waring classic which did not crush ice well at all. The blades do not come off the jar for everyday cleaning, but this has not been a problem - I just run it with some soapy water or put it in the dishwasher. I've waited about 7 months to submit a review in order to give it a good test. Everything still runs well and looks good and I still consider this blender a very good buy.
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Color: Metallic Chrome
My husband and I make smoothies almost every single night (as in, 6-7 nights/week), so we're really hard on our blenders. We have been through 4 blenders in the last 3 years alone. We started with a cheap Oster blender, but quickly realized that it was pretty much useless for the thick smoothies we like to make. Next, I bought the Back to Basics Smoothie Elite, which was great for as long as it held up, but as it turned out, that was only 6 months. So, we upgraded to the Back to Basics Smoothie Professional, which was great until I dropped the glass jar into the sink and broke it, only to find that you couldn't buy a new one ANYWHERE so my $120 blender was now worthless.

After all this, I decided to stop fooling around and buy a Kitchenaid. This blender has all the power you need (way more power than any of the first 3 blenders I bought; both the smoothie blenders came with a stir stick, but such a thing isn't even necessary when you have the power of this Kitchenaid), and is a steal at $99, since we've had it for a year now and it's still as good as new. The motor is unstoppable, the blade is fantastic, it cleans easily, the jar is polycarbonate (i.e. unbreakable if you drop it), and there is a removable plastic piece in the lid in case you do want to use a stir stick.

I love this blender, and when it dies (which I hope/believe will be years from now, given how reliable my other Kitchenaid appliances are) I will be replacing it with the exact same make and model. It's everything a blender should be!
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