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So far I have mainly used this to made iced cappuccino's and it has been flawless. I make at least 3 a day for the last 3 weeks using standard ice cubes and it...Read complete review
So far I have mainly used this to made iced cappuccino's and it has been flawless. I make at least 3 a day for the last 3 weeks using standard ice cubes and it shredded it perfect. I've also made smoothies using frozen slices of banana's and strawberries and it goes through them like nothing. The only other was I've used it was to chop pickles to put in a tuna sandhwich meat and it worked great at that too. I just dropped pickles one by one in the hole on top and presto! Got finely chopped pickles! I do have to say I at times have smelled the motor (like a slight burning smell) when initially crushing the ice but I'm slowing starting not smell anything anymore. Maybe it just needed to break in. The motor is loud but how quiet do you really expect a blender to be? It's doing was it was meant to do. So far it was worked great for me and I love it!
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The first few times I used this blender I would have given it 5 starts. It has a good amount of power, I like the size of pitcher & ease of cleaning...Read complete review
The first few times I used this blender I would have given it 5 starts. It has a good amount of power, I like the size of pitcher & ease of cleaning it, as well as how it looks. However, after using it the first few times everytime I blend something it leaks. The blade seems to be loose, though we've tighten it several times it still leaks all over everytime I use it. It does an okay job at blending, though it's certainly not smooth, but I mainly make fruit smoothies with it & a little chunky is okay.Overall I'm disappointed.
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By uncle al
Comments about KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender - Red Finish:
Great smoothie maker. A little loud,but accomplishes making smoothies with ease. Ice is not a challenge. Appearance and size are great. Searched the net and this was the best price I found considering shipping etc. I would recommend the product and Abt.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Northbrook, IL
About Me Casual Cook
Comments about KitchenAid Green Apple 5-Speed Blender:
This is definitely an efficient blender. When I make a shake the liquid does tend to go all the way up the sides and I have to scrape it down which is a bit annoying. Nevertheless, I am happy with this product.
great product wins again
from ofallon, illinois
Comments about KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender - White Finish:
The best delivery service I've ever had. I would purchase again in a heartbeat.
from Fayetteville, NC
Very powerful blender. Have no problem making fruit/vegetable smoothies. I use it everyday. Love it!
from Tallahassee, FL
Comments about KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender - Onyx Black Finish:
I use this mainly for smoothies - was looking for a commercial grade blender and this certainly delivers. Very heavy and stable - easy to clean also.
Way better than
from Canyon Lake, TX
About Me Avid Cook
I had to try it to believe it. The only blender that beats this kitchen aid one is the Vitamix, but for the price, nothing else beats it!
Better than Ninja
from Chicago, IL
I was looking for a replacement for my cheap blender that developed a leak and was a nuisance to use. I didn't need a four hundred dollar powerhouse to crush iphones, just a good, reliable blender that I can count on. I was torn between this one and Ninja 1100. After some research I decided to pick up this KitchenAid and I'm really glad I did.It's perfect for me.Here is what I need a blender for: make smoothies, milk shakes, ice drinks and frozen drinks (primarily margaritas).KitchenAid does it with ease. I love the dedicated "crush ice" button that automatically pulses blender's contents at highest setting. 15-20 pulses and half a pitcher of ice turns into quarter a pitcher of snow. Nice, flaky snow. It goes through frozen fruit without any hiccups and I don't have to use microwave to help it. KitchenAid creates a vortex inside it's pitcher guiding contents into the blade and crushing everything to a smooth liquid.For some reason KitchenAid doesn't advertise it, but this blender has a 720 Watt motor. Sure, Ninja is more powerful at 1100 watts, but it doesn't create a vortex, it has a stick with blades in the middle of the pitcher, so you really have to add a lot of fruits/veggies to make it work properly. Want a glass of milk shake? You're out of luck with Ninja, you have to make at least 2.I hate even standing by a kitchen sink, so a blender had to be easy to clean. KitchenAid is - add a drop of dishwashing liquid to the pitcher and some water, put it on "stir" setting, then rinse. You're done.Cleaning Ninja 1100 is not that simple - you have to take out that stick with blades and wash it manually, cutting yourself in the process. And you will cut yourself, even if you are extra careful, those blades are wicked sharp.To me, a blender had to be reliable and well-engineered - I don't plan to buy a new blender every couple of years. KitchenAid's motor base and pitcher base coupling is all metal, covered with plastic that dampens sound. Ninja's couplings are plastic one the pitcher and metal on the base - much less reliable.Also, KitchenAid is assembled in USA. Not made, some parts are probably from China, but motor seems to be US-made. Nowadays, to slap "made in USA" label on the box, manufacturer has to produce every single part in the USA. So even if only the power cord was made in China, you couldn't use "made in USA" label on the box.Blender is loud (it's a blender, come on), but it's not painful to use. My old cheap one screamed like a jet during take-off and I was reluctant to use it early in the morning. One thing that I would change about this KitchenAid is the pitcher cap - it doesn't sit tightly enough, so I have to hold it on the highest settting with a full pitcher. I don't mind, it doesn't have to run for long on the highest setting anyway.Overall, it's a great blender and I don't see why I need to buy Vitamix or Blendtec, KitchenAid works perfectly fine. It breezes through ice and frozen fruits, easy to clean and well-made.If you are on a fence, get it and try it yourself. After all, you have 30 days to return it if you don't like it, Abt makes all returns easy and hassle-free.
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If I need appliances or electronics, I always go to Abt. It's the best retail experience I've ever had, wonderful store, great and knowledgeable personnel.
Works great so far
By Tim Zhu
from Seattle, WA
It's worked great so far. I don't use it much, but when I do I experience zero problems. I expect this to last for many years. It is a little loud, but that's to be expected from a blender. Plus it only lasts a few seconds, so not that big of a deal.
Wonderful for Smoothies
By avid on line shopper
from Washington State
Comments about KitchenAid Blue Willow 5-Speed Blender:
Service from ABT is wonderful. When we had a problem with a product a few years ago, a replacement was sent immediately. Love these guys!
from NY, NY
Comments about KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender - Metallic Chrome Finish:
I needed a new blender and decided to buy this KitchenAid. I am so pleased with the purchase. It's so easy to use. It also blends smoothies to a complete perfection. It crushes ice in a matter of seconds.
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