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KitchenAid Custom Metallic Series 5 Speed Blender - Nickel Finish - KSB580NK

Abt Model: KSB580NK | UPC Code: 883049006710
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56 oz Pitcher Polycarbonate/ Intelli-Speed Controls/ Automatic Crush Ice Button/ Electronic Mixing Sensor/ Nickel Finish
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KitchenAid Custom Metallic Series 5 Speed Blender - KSB580NK

The unique pitcher shape, patented blade and powerful 0.9 horsepower motor provide fast, consistent blending that can crush a pitcher of ice within seconds. In fact, this model is the most powerful premium blender currently available. And you'll get to choose from a selection of metallic finishes.

Features:

  • Patented stainless steel blade tines are positioned on four different planes for fast, thorough and consistent blending. Blade assembly is built into pitcher for easy handling and cleanup.
  • Commercial-quality, steel-reinforced coupler with 12 interlocking teeth provides direct transfer of motor power to the blade.
  • Built for continual blending. Advanced airflow design keeps blender cool during continued use.
  • Heavy, die-cast metal base ensures stable, quiet operation when blending. Plus, four rubber feet on wide base provide a nonslip, non-marring grip.
  • Pitcher contours direct ingredients into the blade for fast, thorough blending.
  • The base is plated a minimum of five times for a durable, corrosion-resistant finish with a deep, lustrous appearance.
  • The 56-ounce one-piece pitcher is made of commercial-grade polycarbonate. It is scratch, stain and shatter-resistant. The handle features a soft inner grip for comfortable, nonslip control.
  • The pitcher's built-in drain holes eliminate food traps and the need to disassemble - which makes cleaning easier.
  • The Intelli-Speed™ controls and adjusts power to compensate for thicker mixtures.
  • Automatic Crush Ice Button. Pulses at staggered intervals at an optimal speed to increase blade contact with ice and improve crushing efficiency.
  • Smooth, seamless control pad wipes clean in an instant.

Specifications:

  • Performance
    • Electronic Mixing Sensor
    • Number of Speeds 5
    • Pulse Feature at Any Speed
  • Design
    • Pitcher Polycarbonate
    • Textured Pitcher Lid
    • 2 oz. Ingredient Cap
  • Convenience
    • CleanTouch™ Control Pad
  • Includes
    • Instruction and Recipe Guide
    • Cord Storage

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 9"
  • Height: 15 3/16"
  • Width: 7 1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 9.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 12 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • 1-Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty
      If your countertop appliance fails for any reason during the first year, KitchenAid will replace it FREE OF CHARGE*. Our Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty includes:
      Delivering a replacement to your door
      Arranging the return of your failed appliance
      Guaranteeing the replacement product for one year

Features and specifications subject to change without notice.

More reasons to buy the KitchenAid KSB580NK from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The KitchenAid KSB580NK is Brand New.
  • The KitchenAid KSB580NK Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Mix Capacity56 Oz.
Speed Levels5
Height15.19"
Width7.25"
Depth9"
  

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KitchenAid Custom Metallic Series 5 Speed Blender - Nickel Finish
 
4.2

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87%

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Pros

  • Easy to clean (26)
  • Good power output (16)
  • Good pitcher (13)
  • Precise control (12)
  • Stable (12)

Cons

  • Noisy (3)

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  • Drinks (13)
  • Large kitchen (12)
  • Crushing ice (8)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

good but one design flaw

The design flaw I have found with using this for about 6 months now is that the nut used to hold the washer tight to the jar under the blades comes loose with use....Read complete review

The design flaw I have found with using this for about 6 months now is that the nut used to hold the washer tight to the jar under the blades comes loose with use. Particularly when using the crush Ice feature, which is what I most bought this for.
If you buy this I recommend before first use that you put some threadlocker on the threads to keep it from loosening up during operation. Otherwise, it is very powerful, and has a great mixing design you can clearly see while operating. I may consider buying another Jar assembly and do just as I suggested on this one.

the design is a big departure from the types that you would take completely apart (jar from the washer and blades) to wash. It does seem this one is not supposed to come apart for cleaning.

On the last note, the rubber washer, under the blades, is quite flimsy and with too much torque, it will squeeze the washer out from under the blades thus allowing it too leak anyway.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very bad pitcher design

I got this blender a few years ago as a wedding present. We didn't have the room for it so it stayed in the box for a few years until we moved to a...Read complete review

I got this blender a few years ago as a wedding present. We didn't have the room for it so it stayed in the box for a few years until we moved to a new house. So it is older and out of warranty, but it is basically a brand new blender.
After about a month of use making smoothies, if that, the pitcher started leaking. I found that the blade assemble would unscrew itself during use and the smoothie would start coming out the bottom of the pitcher. I've had this happen with other blenders that are designed to come apart for cleaning. When I finally contacted customer support, who were very helpful, I was told that this pitcher is not designed to come apart at all and that the whole pitcher would need to be replaced. I don't see how a replacement would help. The blades are on a threaded bolt. The problem is that the nut keeps coming loose. I would believe that this would happen to every pitcher since that's the way it was built. Maybe I did get a lemon, but I don't see how you can expect something that is bolted together to hold up when you put as much torque on it as this blender does.

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1.0

Pitcher Leaks out the bottom, Not a happy customer

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from Gresham,Or

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I contacted customer service regarding my problem when making smoothies and my only option was to buy a replacement pitcher, which was quite costly. I feel this is a powerful blender which gets the job done but it's not worth the hassles of the pitcher leaking. Quite frustrated with this product and do not recommend.

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Very bad pitcher design

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from Bethpage, NY

Comments about KitchenAid Custom Metallic Series 5 Speed Blender - Nickel Finish:

I got this blender a few years ago as a wedding present. We didn't have the room for it so it stayed in the box for a few years until we moved to a new house. So it is older and out of warranty, but it is basically a brand new blender.
After about a month of use making smoothies, if that, the pitcher started leaking. I found that the blade assemble would unscrew itself during use and the smoothie would start coming out the bottom of the pitcher. I've had this happen with other blenders that are designed to come apart for cleaning. When I finally contacted customer support, who were very helpful, I was told that this pitcher is not designed to come apart at all and that the whole pitcher would need to be replaced. I don't see how a replacement would help. The blades are on a threaded bolt. The problem is that the nut keeps coming loose. I would believe that this would happen to every pitcher since that's the way it was built. Maybe I did get a lemon, but I don't see how you can expect something that is bolted together to hold up when you put as much torque on it as this blender does.

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1.0

Would Not Buy Again

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from Charlotte, NC

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Lasted about 2 years with minimal use. The pieces that connect on the pitcher and the motor wear very quickly and will stop blending. Very poor design. The pitcher also started getting cracks in it the first year and would leak.

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5.0

Great blender!

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from Tulare, CA, United States

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I bought this a month ago to replace one that I broke. I love the power and quickness! Would definitely recommend this to a friend

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3.0

Just ok!

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I bought this blender primarily to make smoothies. While it blends well it is very noisy, and moves all over the place. You cannot walk away, you must hold on to it to keep it from moving off the counter.

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Lasted less than 2 years

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from Texas, United States

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I loved this blender when I bought it and continued to enjoy it for about a year and a half. Then the coupler on the bottom of the blender pitcher started to disintegrate and tiny black flecks of plastic would shoot out all over the base when in use. I contacted Kitchenaid and their solution is for me to send it in for repair for $25.00 because it only has a one year warranty. I would expect that type of service from a lower quality appliance but not for the price I paid for the Kitchenaid.

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5.0

worth the price, pleasure to use

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from Dutchess County, NY, United States

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I got this on sale but was still wondering if the (less) higher price was justified. I had been using a 30 year old Osterizer that had cost $29 that filled my needs and almost went the least expensive route again. However, this is an absolute pleasure to use and VERY powerful. Excellent at ice cubes for our smoothies and the wide opening is a huge benefit for purees, etc. Sturdy, well made, I expect this will last me the next 30 years or more. It has thoughtful features like a measuring cup built into the cap and suction cups on the bottom to hold it steady. So glad I sprung for this model. Every time I use it, I appreciate it.

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5.0

Best blender ever!

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from Florida, United States

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I was so pleased with our Kitchenaid mixer that I decided to take the plunge and replace our old blender with an upgrade by Kitchenaid...best blender ever! It doesn't bog down ever, even when making icy frozen drinks like frozen daiquiris, margaritas, etc. that required start/stop/start/stop when using my old blender. Love it, love it, love it!!! Also, the brushed stainless and black finish matches the rest of our appliances, so my wife is happy with it as well. More expensive than some, but worth it to me!

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5.0

Trust me, I'm a professional!

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from Toledo, Ohio, United States

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Let me start off by saying I am a personal in-home chef/personal trainer specializing in whole-food diets for obese/morbidly obese people that are seeking healthy weight loss. That said, my review of this blender is not a review from use in a professional environment,,, but darn close.

I bought this blender 3 years ago but in a different finish. My decision was based on a multitude of online demonstrative reviews. I use a blender very frequently (about 3-4 times a day). My family and I only eat a whole-food diet (primarily Mexican/southwestern cooking) so a blender is my right-hand man in the kitchen.

I have used this blender to make homemade peanut-butter, no-cook apple sauce, buckwheat pancake mixes, flan custards, whipped cream, cake batters, salsas, as well as thousands of hot puree soups and sauces, I have also used this blender for dry blending i.e.: blending whole cracked-wheat flour with cornstarch and other ingredients to make healthy breadings for chicken and fish. This blender has also been used for the gratuitous "smoothie", and occasional margarita's and milkshakes for the kids. So this blender has also seen it's share of abuse from ice cubes as well.

This blender has taken every form of abuse I could throw at it across the last 3 years. It has been a real soldier facing the war of my kitchen on a daily basis several times a day.

This blender is easy to clean, the pulse feature is a must have for somebody who is going to use this blender as a multi-task machine. The "ice crush" feature not only crushes ice, but I have also used this same feature to grind peanuts or almonds into peanut butter or almond butter. The soft start feature is the best part of this machine because it doesn't blast the ingredients against the lid when starting the blender at higher speeds. The pitcher is dishwasher safe but I don't recommend that kind of prolonged intense heat on any kitchen appliance with lubricated moving parts, it's not good for the lubricant. It is just as effective to fill 1/3 full with warm water and soap and blend at med speed for 30 seconds or so then rinse and wipe out.

As of now the pitcher has started to leak at the blade assembly. That is not bad after 3 years of constant use. I have had many blenders in the past including one of the very high end blenders (name that starts with a "V", a brand I have been very disappointed with) and none of them have had the power to process kale/spinach/pineapple,orange/carrot drinks with ice like this machine... and into a smooth puree quicker than the "V" brand with without the tamper the "V" brand requires. The KitchenAid does not deliver the sandy kind of puree texture the high end "V" blender gives. I use the "V" brand blender in my business but that is going to be replaced with the new Kitchen Diamond Vortex Pitcher blender in just a few minutes, as well as replacing my in home blender with the same new Diamond series. That's right, 2 blenders for 50% less than the "V" brand and better results.

Bottom line: if you are looking for a blender of excellent quality, durability, style, and built for longevity (even for the in-home chef) I would suggest this machine!! This blender is 2/3 less than the "V" brand and, in my opinion, takes up less counter space, fits under the cabinets, and delivers much better results.

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4.0

Probably best bang for your buck.

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from Aurora, IL

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  • base too powerful for jar

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    Comments about KitchenAid Custom Metallic Series 5 Speed Blender - Nickel Finish:

    I like the blender. I tried a couple less powerful options and needed to upgrade and invest in a better blender. I got it on sale with free shipping.
    If I could have afforded a Vitamix I would have purchased one.
    This blender does get the job done. However, it seems inconsistent in its performance and unstable sometimes on my counter top. After almost six months of daily use, the bottom began to leak. What's great about purchasing Kitchenaid appliances is they do have great customer service. They are replacing the pitcher for me.
    I'll continue to use this until I wear it out, then will upgrade to the Vitamix.
    I also have the Professional Kitchenaid stand mixer which I absolutely love along with their food processor which does a great job on everything but cheese.

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