KitchenAid KSB580NK Custom Metallic 5-Speed Blender, Brushed Nickel
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- 5-speed blender with 0.9 horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed electronic motor control
- Clean Touch control panel; Stir, Chop, Mix, Puree, and Liquefy options; Pulse mode; Crush Ice setting
- 56-ounce shatter-resistant blend-and-serve polycarbonate pitcher includes stay-put lid with ingredient cup
- Patented one-piece stainless-steel blade; dishwasher-safe pitcher; metal and polycarbonate base
- Measures 9 by 7-1/3 by 15-1/4 inches; 1-year hassle-free replacement warranty
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I have owned a lot of blenders and this one is very impressive. I was tempted to give it 4 stars as it is not the best blender I have ever owned. That distinction goes to the Vita-Mix which has a nuclear reactor for a base, sounds like a Harley and cost as much as a microwave but if you need a blender that can crush anything and make flour and HOT soup....well....but back to the KitchenAid. My spouse could not get over the price though and demanded it be returned.
The KA looks great. As a home chef, having a sleek modern looking kitchen is important. Second it is easy to clean... I will never own a push button (i.e. old Oster-type) blender again. Nor one with a multi piece jar. One leak can and has ruined an evening or party, as you run to grab paper towel and dish clothes to control the margarita or soup that is running across your counter and down your cabinets. Then the fun of cleaning your blender nooks begin....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Now the really impressive part. I have owned a Waring for years. Everyone always raves about it and if you have a thin liquid, it works great. But for crushing ice and making smoothies, it just flat out sucks. So I sought out an ice crushing (margaritas), sealed jar (gravies/soups), lightweight, large capacity (parties), easy touch (easy to clean), piece of art. The KitchenAid is all those things and has a logic built in that controls the blade speed. It knows how well it is crushing the ice and modulates the motor to ensure an even snow like texture that is incredible. The same system is also built into the other modes, measuring resistance to step the motor up, then back it down to ensure smooth results.
This is my first KitchenAid product, but it will not be my last.Read more ›
1) Power - this blender whips through hard-frozen fruit like nothing is there for wonderful smoothies.
2) Smooth, one piece control panel - makes for super-easy clean-up as there are no cracks or crevices to trap spills. Yet, the buttons behind the panel still have a nice tactile click response so you know you pressed one.
3) Brushed nickel finish - very attractive on your counter.
4) Polycarbonate jar - this worried me when considering this purchase as our old blender had a nice, thick glass jar. But, after using this blender for 3 months, I like this jar better. It is thick, yet lightweight, and hasn't scratched (although I only use rubber or silicone spatulas inside any way).
5) One piece blades & jar - our old blender had a screw-off base, resulting in 4 parts for clean-up - the base, the blade assembly, the jar itself & a rubber gasket. This blender's blades are permanently mounted in the bottom of the jar making for easy clean-up. I either just put it in the dishwasher on the bottom shelf, or I rinse it out, fill it up halfway with warm water & a small squirt of dishwasher detergent and run it on medium for 10 seconds or so.
Unlike another reviewer, I have experienced no leaks. There is a hex hut on the bottom of the jar that holds in the blade assembly & I am sure there is a rubber gasket underneath the nut. If I ever do get a leak, I plan trying to slightly tighten this nut with an adjustable wrench - I imagine it could possibly loosen over time due to vibration.Read more ›
Here are the pros and cons:
PROS: STYLISH, SLEEK DESIGN
EASY TO CLEAN
PUSH BUTTONS ARE FLUSH DESIGN SO NO LEAKAGE AROUND BUTTONS
NICE ICE CRUSH OPTION
ITS REALLY AMAZING TO LOOK AT :) GREAT GIFT IDEA
DECENT POWER..actually it rocks for normal useage..my useage isn't normal
CONS: LEAKAGE at rubber gasket
STARTED SOUNDING LIKE I WAS GRINDING NAILS TOWARDS THE END
CONCLUSION: I bought a Vitamix. Obviously, KitchenAid is a great brand. I misused it. This item is perfect for yogurt smoothies, crushed ice drinks, etc. Not greens, carrots, celery, beets, frozen veggies,on a daily basis.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jar leaked from the very first use. The initial leak was a grease-like substance. Thought it was smoothie leakage and tried it (did I die? Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Hu
I bought this blender in 2010, but only just recently began using it to make smoothies. It is a total fail. Read morePublished 10 months ago by PTRio
After 5 years the polycarbonate jar started to crack in several places at the base and leak. I spoke with KitchenAid through online chat and they will not replace it the jar. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Andrew Elizaga
I bought this blender due to watching a YouTube video uploaded by Consumer's Report. Based on the demonstrations I had high expectations but unfortunately was disappointed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Jo Y.
I bought this several years ago and LOVE it! Still works great and I do mean GREAT! The best blender I've ever had.Published 11 months ago by Andrea
Garbage! It should be called a 'leaker' because that's what it does. It certainly doesn't blend. In the trash.Published 12 months ago by Katie McNeil
I have loved our KitchenAid Blender. Thankfully mine was not defective–no leaks ever. I don't know about it stacking up against a vitamix, but it's far superior to the ninja I... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lana