Best KitchenAid Blender Reviews 2019 – Top Picks & Guide

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One would think that all blenders are pretty much the same. That couldn’t be further from the truth. KitchenAid is best known for its mixers, but it makes some pretty amazing blenders too. It has a wide variety to choose from, so we tested them out and are sharing our reviews of four that we believe to be the best.

A Quick Comparison Table

ModelPriceWeightEditor Rating
KitchenAid KSB7068FP Pro Line Series Blender
KitchenAid KSB7068FP Pro Line Series Blender(Top Pick)

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24 lbs4.8/5
KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender
KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender(Best for the Money)

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10 lbs4.6/5
KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender
KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender

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2 lbs4.3/5
KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender
KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender

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22 lbs4.2/5

4 Best KitchenAid Blenders – Reviews 2019:

1. KitchenAid KSB7068FP Pro Line Series Blender – Top Pick

KitchenAid KSB7068FP Pro Line Series Blender

The KitchenAid KSB7068FP Pro Line Series Blender is our favorite because it has a powerful 3.5 HP motor and a durable metal base to offer exceptional stability. The paint on the base does have lead in it, though. Maybe this is considered safe since it doesn’t actually touch your food. You just need to use your discretion about that. That is the only real issue that we found with this blender.

The KSB7068FP has a unique flex edge tamper that not only pushes your food down, but also scrapes the side of your jar. Once the food is in the blender, it hits the asymmetrical stainless steel blades that cut at four different angles, to help pull your food into the vortex and down to the bottom where everything gets blended together.

On the front of the base, you’ll find a dial that you can set to 11 different continuous speeds. There’s also a boost button if you need more power and a pulse button if you need to slow it down a bit.

The 90-ounce capacity jar your food is blended in is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. The blades, lid, and removable handle grip are dishwasher safe too. However, if you don’t want to take the time to throw everything into the dishwasher, this unit is also self-cleaning. Just fill the jar about ⅓ full with water, add a drop of dish soap, and hit the self-clean button. It will clean itself in 33 seconds.

Pros
  • 3.5 HP motor
  • 90-ounce capacity
  • Durable metal base
  • Unique flex edge tamper
  • Asymmetric stainless steel blades
  • Variable speeds
  • Pulse and boost functions
  • Self-cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe
Cons
  • Base has lead paint

2. KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender – Best for the Money

KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender

The KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender has a durable metal base to offer the best stability possible. On the front, you’ll find a clean touch control pad that gives you control over the different speed levels. There are five to choose from: stir, chop, mix, puree, or liquify. You can also use the Intelli-speed option that senses the contents in the jar and keeps the motor running at the optimal speed for efficient blending. There is a pulse button if you need to blend in short bursts.

This blender has the diamond blending system, with a four-pronged blade that pulls your food down into a vortex, where it rotates to make sure everything is well-blended quickly and efficiently. The speed of the blade does cause air bubbles, though. This often requires that you either stop and scrape the sides, or add more liquid. All this blending takes place in the included BPA-free 60-ounce pitcher.

There are a couple of issues that are worth mentioning. The blades on this unit are not removable. This makes cleaning this blender challenging, since you have to reach inside. Care needs to be taken so you don’t cut yourself.

Second, this blender is heavy. You may want to consider keeping it out on your counter, so you don’t have to lift it out of your cupboard every time you want to use it.

Pros
  • Durable metal base
  • Clean touch control panel
  • Intelli-speed motor controls
  • Diamond blending system
  • 60-ounce BPA-free pitcher
Cons
  • Blades create air bubbles
  • Blades are not removable
  • Heavy

3. KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender – The Best Handheld Option

KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender

The KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender has three interchangeable blending arms and a soft grip handle for the comfort of your hand. It also includes a three-cup BPA-free blending jar that is top-rack dishwasher safe. This cup is made out of a cheap, thin material that won’t take much to break, so you shouldn’t expect it to have a very long shelf life. The lid on this jar also sometimes locks itself down so that it’s challenging to get off.

Three blending arms attach to the handle of this blender to allow you to use it for different purposes. The stainless steel S-shaped blade has an eight-inch arm that reaches to the bottom of your blending cup to make smoothies, baby food, or any soft blended food quickly. The whisk can be used to scramble eggs quickly, or make Marange, dressings, and more. The food chopper is attached to its own 2½-cup bowl that’s used to chop foods like nuts, onions, and herbs.

Be careful when swapping out the attachments, especially the blade and the whisk. They are both pretty fragile and can be tricky to connect. They can also disconnect from the motor during use.

Pros
  • Blending arms: S-shaped blade, whisk, chopper
  • Soft grip handle
  • Three-cup BPA-free blending jar
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe
Cons
  • Cheap mixing cup
  • Lid on bowl is hard to get off
  • Blade and whisk material are fragile
  • Attachments disconnect during use

4. KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender

KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender

The KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender has a magnetic drive technology that locks the pitcher into place during use, to help avoid mishaps. It also has four special Adapti-Blend recipe programs for making juice, sauces, and thick milkshakes, or to crush ice for smoothies. All you have to do is put your ingredients in the pitcher, lock it in place, hit the appropriate button, and go do your thing while the blender does the work for you. It will shut off automatically when your program has finished.

Make sure to get your blends out of the pitcher soon after they are done. If you don’t, water begins to accumulate inside the base, and there’s no way to get it out.

This blender has a lot of parts and is difficult to clean. It’s very heavy, so you may want to consider if you’re going to store it in a cupboard or on your countertop. It’s also loud, so be prepared for noise pollution.

Pros
  • Magnetic drive technology with MagnaLock system
  • Auto-shut off
  • Four Adapti-Blend programs
Cons
  • Water accumulates in base and can’t be removed
  • Difficult to clean
  • Loud
  • Heavy

Conclusion

KitchenAid is known for making quality blenders, but which one is for you? Do you want something quick and portable like the hand blender? Would you prefer a full-size blender? Consider what you’ll be using it for and how often to determine the quality of the materials it’s made from. If you’re a heavy user, you’ll want the pro line. If you’re just an occasional user, the other two are great options. We have given you our opinion of four that we think exceed all others. Now all you have to do is decide which one will meet your needs the best.

1. KitchenAid KSB7068FP Pro Line Series Blender – Top Pick
2. KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender – Best for the Money
3. KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender – The Best Handheld Option
4. KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender

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