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KitchenAid® 5-Speed Blender with BPA-Free Pitcher

The Artisan® Series blender features five speeds plus Pulse Mode and a Crush Ice feature to handle all of your blending tasks. A 0.9 horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed® Motor Control ensure superb, consistent performance


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Empire Red  -  KSB560ER
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Intelli-Speed™ Motor Control

The Intelli-Speed® Motor Control senses contents and maintains optimal speed to power through all ingredients.

5 Speeds/Crush Ice/Pulse Mode

Stir, chop, mix, puree or liquify. Pulse mode works with all speeds for staggered blending, while the crush ice feature pulses at precise intervals for optimal ice crushing results.

Soft Start® Feature

The Soft Start® Feature starts the motor at a slower speed to pull food into the blade then quickly increases to the selected speed setting.

Additional Features

Steel-Reinforced Coupler

Steel-Reinforced Coupler provides direct, efficient power transfer from the motor directly to the blade for robust blending. The coupler is coated for quiet operation.

Clean-Touch Control Panel

The Clean-Touch Control Panel wipes clean easily.

Die Cast Metal Base

The Die Cast Metal Base is sturdy.

56-oz. BPA-Free Pitcher

The 56-oz. BPA-Free Pitcher is shatter-, scratch- and stain-resistant and is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Configuration and Overview

Number of Speeds


Jar Size (oz)
Jar Material
BPA Free
Base Material
Die Cast
Soft Start
Blade Design
Stainless Steel

Dimensions & Weight


Product Dimensions

  • 9
  • 15.2
  • 7.3

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 # 9709361G
MSRP: $9.99
Part # KSB56POB
The 56-oz. BPA-Free Pitcher, for use with the KitchenAid® 5-Speed Blender (KSB560), is shatter-, scratch-, and stain-resistant, providing incredible durability. The pitcher’s one-piece design provides thorough blending and smooth Top-rack dishwasher safe.
MSRP: $49.99

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KitchenAid® 5-Speed Blender with BPA-Free Pitcher is rated 4.5812 out of 5 by 191.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Im mexican, and Im a chef so I need the best quality in my tools and this blender is really good. I like very much because I coking many mexican dishes for example moles and the blender is indispensable in it As a chef i always seek the best quality in my tools and this blender have a really good quality. My mexican dished needs a lot of mixed up ingredients and this blender had done an excellent job
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regrets about this purchase! I had owned a sturdy but generic Hamilton Beach blender for about 8 years. It died when I began making leafy green smoothies. I was determined to find a new blender that would be up to the challenge presented by my new green diet interest. I read many reviews and watched nearly as many comparison videos online. However, by the I was ready to make my selection KitchenAid was an easy selection. The product provided the rare combination of power, reliability, features and price to make it one of the few purchases I endorse to my family and friends. One last thing, it looks great too!
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous appliance! So glad I chose KitchenAid! When my old blender needed to be replaced I asked a few friends for recommendations as it had been awhile since I last researched blenders. Overwhelmingly the response was "Buy a KitchenAid and you won't have any regrets." So I did and they were right! I no longer cut up items before I blend them, I can throw ice cubes into the blender and it is a piece of cake to clean. It looks good too and is not too big so I leave it out on my counter, which allows me to use it more frequently. I attribute the use of my blender for the weight I have recently lost as I have been making more smoothies and soups since buying my KitchenAid blender.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This blender is versatile This blender can do more than just make a smoothie. We have shredded veggies (brussel sprouts, peppers) in it and it doesn't turn them to mush. It does, however, make a great smoothie and you can put all the ingredients at once unlike our old blender where you had to blend each ingredient singlely. I didn't get it an excellent because in the middle of making a banana, strawberry and pineapple smoothie the blades separated from the base of the pitcher, allowing the liquid to seep out the bottom of the pitcher. There was no way to tighten it. We had only used the blender a half dozen times at this point. KitchenAid is sending us a new pitcher but it's been over 2wks now i can't make my morning smoothie.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for this product, does exactly what we need it to do We went through several "cheaper" blenders, and finally decided we needed a "big kid" blender. I did extensive research and almost gave up because all the "big kid" blenders demanded too many C-Notes. I found this blender mentioned on a few blogs, as the absolute best you can get without breaking the bank. It blends up everything we need nicely, only costs around $100, and had some cool color choices too. Sure, its not as strong as my lawn mower Briggs and Stratton, but it makes my morning smoothies, I don't need it to chop up weeds, sticks, and dog doo-doo...Very happy with this purchase, I highly recommend!
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blender I bought this blender on the name of KitchenAid and I must say, I am not the least bit sorry for it. It is so easy to clean, and durable. it stands up to all that we put it through and we have not had any problems at all. I love the built in blades. Clean up is a breeze, just add warm water and soap and turn it on for a bit and it cleans itself. I just remove the top and wash that. I don't have to worry that I might cut myself cleaning the blades.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as great as I hoped I bought three of these recently, two for my home and one for my daughter, because we are making lots of protein smoothies these days. I'm disappointed that the blender is much noisier than I thought it would be. Also, even though I'm careful to soften frozen fruit before blending, the two blenders I've used (one I mainly bought for the pitcher) have both frozen up and refused to blend a couple of times. I like the look and the buttons and had high hopes that the blender would be able to make our smoothies. Guess I have to keep looking for the perfect blender.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender rocks!!!! This belnder rocks, it is very powerful, has enough features to make any kind of drinks, smoothies are great, highly recommended!!!!!
Date published: 2013-05-10