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5-Speed Hand Blender

The KitchenAid® 5-Speed Hand Blender is one countertop appliance with limitless options and versatility. The 8-inch blending arm reaches perfectly into deeper pots. The Industry's First Interchangeable Bell Blade Assemblies can be easily changed with no tools required; Simply twist off and on to switch from one bell blade assembly to another. The S-blade is ideal for blending, the multi-purpose blade crushes ice and the frother/beater blade froths milk. Also included, a whisk and chopper attachment for even greater versatility.


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Removable 8" Blending Arm

Removable 8" Blending Arm locks into the motor body for easy operation when blending in deeper pots.

Industry's First Interchangeable Bell Blade Assemblies

The Industry's First Interchangeable Bell Blade Assemblies offer limitless versatility for any culinary task. Three interchangeable bell blade assemblies allow you to easily crush ice, puree soup, froth milk and so much more.

Soft Grip Handle

The soft grip handle offers a non-slip and comfortable grip when continuously blending ingredients.

Additional Features

Whisk Attachment

The Whisk Attachment can be used to quickly whip egg whites to fluffy peaks and cream or emulsify vinaigrettes and mayonnaise. Top-rack dishwasher safe.

2 1/2-Cup BPA-Free Chopper Attachment with Lid

2 1/2-Cup BPA-Free Chopper Attachment with lid locks is ideal for chopping herbs, nuts, cheese, cooked meat and more right in the convenient chopper bowl.

1-Liter BPA-Free Blending Pitcher

1-Liter BPA-Free Blending Pitcher is the perfect container to use when blending double batches of smoothies or baby food. The pitcher features a convenient handle and no-splash lid. Top-rack dishwasher safe.

Storage Case

The Storage Case keeps accessories and attachments organized and protected.

Dimensions & Weight

2 3/8
20 7/8
2 3/8

Product Dimensions

  • 2 3/8
  • 20 7/8
  • 2 3/8

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.


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Accessories you'll need

Part # KHB0010CR
The 8" blending arm adds versatility and easy operation when blending in deeper pots or containers.
MSRP: $10.99
Part # KHB0014
Keep your KitchenAid® Hand Blender accessories and attachments organized and protected with the storage case.
MSRP: $31.99
Part # KHB002CR
For extra versatility, the chrome whisk attachment can be used to quickly whip egg whites to fluffy peaks and cream or emulsify vinaigrettes and mayonnaise. Top-rack dishwasher safe.
MSRP: $13.99
Part # KHB0012
Protect your cookware when using the bell blade attachments to mix ingredients. The pan guard cover snaps on to any of the attachments and helps protect against scratching metal or plastic.
MSRP: $3.99
Part # KHB006
Keep your bell blade assemblies safely protected when not in use with bell blade assembly covers. Simply snap the guard into place.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # KHB007
The essential tool for your KitchenAid® Hand Blender, the S-shaped mixer bell blade assembly attachment allows you to blend, crush or puree ingredients effortlessly. Requires 8” blending arm with interchangeable bell blade port (part no. KHB0010CR).
MSRP: $11.99
Part # KHB008
Add the multi-purpose bell blade assembly attachment to your KitchenAid® Hand Blender to make it even more versatile. The attachment allows you to quickly liquefy fruits and vegetables or mince cooked meat. Requires 8” blending arm with interchangeable bell blade port (part no. KHB0010CR).
MSRP: $16.99
Part # KHB009
Do much more than blend when you add the beater/frother bell blade to your KitchenAid® Hand Blender. This attachment allows you to froth milk for espresso drinks or beat cake batter effortlessly. Requires 8” blending arm with interchangeable bell blade port (part no. KHB0010CR).
MSRP: $15.99
Part # KHB005
Use the one-liter pitcher with any KitchenAid® Hand Blender, the perfect container to use when blending double batches of smoothies or baby food. The pitcher features a convenient handle and no-splash lid and is top-rack dishwasher safe.
MSRP: $10.99
Part # KHB003
The food chopper includes a 2 1/2-cup BPA-free attachment for chopping small amounts of food such as herbs, nuts, cheese, cooked meat.
MSRP: $29.99

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5-Speed Hand Blender is rated 4.5327 out of 5 by 107.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Most used item in my kitchen! Wow. All the tedious chopping/mixing tasks - EASY! I use the chopper the most, onions, peppers, any vegetable really (pay attention to directions)- are chopped in SECONDS and ready to use. The multiple blender attachments to puree soup in the pan, or froth egg whites, or mix pancake batter- EASY! I use this tool almost every day. It cuts down prep time by more than half and cleans up and puts away easy in it's case. I LOVE this tool and have made salsa, sauces, dips, smoothies, mixed batter, chopped veggies to go in the frying pan- It is VERY versatile. I keep the diagram sheet that states which blender tool is best for what type of food- right inside the case for quick reference on which attachment to use. So handy- easy to use and you will use it. Almost everyday!
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of potential, but..... I was very excited to get this appliance. It can do so many different things, eliminating several storage stealing appliances from the cabinet. I would give this a 5 star rating, but there are 2 things I find very difficult with this product. First, It is virtually impossible to turn the dial to change the speeds. Even my husband, who works construction finds it very hard to turn. Second, I do not like that I have to keep pressure on the bottom to operate the unit. I wish it had an on/off switch with the option to pulse. My thumb gets very sore when trying to blend things with this and having to keep the pressure on the bottom to make it operate.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Design with few faults The only problem I have found with the entire design is that when the small canister is run through the dish washer, the lid has a tendency to trap water that requires it to be separately air dried prior to storage. Everything else works perfectly with simplicity and ease. This product is well worth the expense. I have "burned" my way through three "less expensive" hand blenders before finding this professional piece of equipment and had I found this one prior to buying the previous three disappointments would have saved at least 35% of the cost.
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Tool I am very happy made this purchase. I bought this hand blender because my wife and I are expecting our 5th baby. We make all of the baby's first foods at home instead of using jar foods. I ran this through a test run and was very happy with the puree consistency. I was looking into the baby bullet and other similar items and noticed this was much more versatile. I do a lot of baking and such for my kids school parties and such and this has been great so far. If there were any complain at all it would be the whisking speed. While trying to whisk egg whites for royal icing it goes a bit too fast causing a splash mess. Overall I'm very happy though. Oh and the storage case is a great feature!
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, full featured and easy to use. I have used this immersion blender to make salad dressing, apple butter and small amounts of pesto. It is very powerful, easy to assemble, use, clean and the dealer told me it had direct line drive gears not offset gears. I am also glad that listened to his advice and purchased the 5 speed unit to gain all of the attachments. This is so much better than a full sized food processer for smaller amounts and easier to clean. I have been looking for a year and finally purchased this from a full kitchen store after talking to the dealer who also teaches some cooking classes.
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but could use design improvements Product functions great, but the switch is difficult to turn on and keep the product running, especially if the user has grip problems or arthritis in the hand. I also don't now how it has five speeds since there is no speed indicator on the unit. I am assuming the variations in speed are dependent on the attachment used, but there is no explanation of this.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficult to keep clean I've owned this blender for over 2 years and use it virtually every morning to make my protein drink. I also use it for general cooking, etc., maybe once a week. Although I thoroughly rinse the blade section daily and wipe dry, it has begun to have a really rank odor. I discovered that the blending arm is now sucking liquid up into it and it reaches the bottom of the motor body and collects there. Yuck. Not sure what to do, but I will contact Kitchen Aid about this issue. I'm not expecting much since the product is over 2 years old. Otherwise, it's been a decent hand blender. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the smoothest soups! I purchased this product primarily to create smoother pea and bean soups and it far exceeds my expectations. The reason for the Kitchen Aid was the fact that a longer wand was available. I make large amounts of soup and freeze what I don't immediately use and the longer wand lets me blend the soups in one batch. The unit works great and the storage case makes it easy to keep parts together (except for the optional longer wand). The plastic piece which keeps the blades from harming non-stick surfaces is great! I would certainly recommend this product to anyone needing and immersion blender.
Date published: 2013-05-15