The KitchenAid® Classic Blender provides the ultimate blending performance to stir, chop, mix, puree and liquify, with pulse 1-5 settings and crush ice mode. A robust motor, unique one-piece, 56-oz. BPA-Free pitcher, stainless steel blades and electronic controls combine to create a powerful motion that is fast and thorough for exceptional blending results. Additionally, Intelli-Speed® Motor Control senses contents and maintains optimal speed to power through all ingredients.
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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.
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.
Control Panel with Blue LED Lights
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.
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Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.
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.
5-Speed Classic Blender is rated
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Rated 4 out of
There's a lot of good things about this blender.We use this blender strickly for protien shakes. My girlfriend and I both work out and afterwards, come home and energize our body with protien shakes. The two things we would love to see improved are; (1) a tighter fitting lid. Mayber one that could lock down, and (2) we notice that it moves all over the counter from the vibrations unless we're holding the ccontainer down with one hand. It would be great if we could push one of the speed selections and not think about the lid coming off or the blender vibrating off of our counter. For us, those are two places that we would like to challenge you to improve. Other then that, we use it every single day and we're quite happy with it.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of
simples, easy to cleanI tried 3 other Kitchen Aide blender before I found this one. The Vortex style was very nice, just too tall for me. I'm short and having to reach eye level to add ingredients was not convenient.
Then I tried 2 others that did not have the pitcher that clicked onto the base. I returned both because the pitcher rattled so bad during processing that I had to
hold my hand on it the whole time or it moved itself around the counter. Finally I found the one I have now. The size is perfect and the pitcher clicks on and off the base gently enough with one hand that it makes preparing food easy.
Overall I am happy but almost gave up on a well-recommended Kitchen Aide due to the above mentioned comments. However, I do wish it had words in place of numbers on the speed buttons, like the other models do.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 2 out of
Plastic pitcher is the downfallI've had my blender for about two years now and it has worked very well up until recently. The plastic above and below the handle has slowly cracked and will leak anytime I blend liquids. When blending liquids the top leaks as well when you first turn it on... enough that it will spray on you if you dont put a towel over it. I am a little disappointed as KitchenAid has always been pretty good to me. I'm hoping that they make a glass replacement pitcher.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of
Broke, got another new one.When I got it I didn't use it right away, two months after I used it for the first time, I was mixing chocolate chips bits, so I did not see the problem. The second time I was doing the same recipe and the chocolate chips were not in yet, lots of black pieces in the eggs and sugar, took pictures, called the company. To my surprise there were no fuss, they sent me a new blender, but, something is loose in the motor (I think it's a screw) but blender works normally . This one is good after 3 times of the same recipe. A happy customer.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 2 out of
Loosens and leaksI bought this for daily use by two teenagers and it worked well for about 6 months. Then the nut at the base of the pitcher began loosening with each use making for a messy clean-up. I tried using removable thread locker, which solved the loosening problem, but not the leaks. It seems to be oozing out of the bushing during use. I would not buy this one had I known.
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 5 out of
Great product for the price.I am very pleased with this blender. I mostly use it for making fruit/veggie smoothies, bullet-proof coffee and frozen booze.
* The blender carafe is made out of a high quality plastic that is dishwasher safe.
* Multiple blend settings with some serious power on the higher end.
* Cost me around $50.
* Looks nice enough without being too "loud".
* Easy to clean, most times I don't even have to scrub it. Just blend water and a drop of soap, rinse and dry.
* Blends easily with no poking required.
* Vibrations can cause the blender to scoot around the counter.
* The plastic "teeth" that grip the carafe to the base seam to wear down quickly (haven't noticed any issues other that aesthetics).
* If the blender isn't held down when in use the plastic part that attaches to the underside of the carafe can grind a bit, causing a slightly unpleasant smell. Only happens on faster settings.
* The buttons aren't exactly intuitive, but they aren't confusing and only took me a few minutes to figure out.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 1 out of
Not happyWe aren't happy with the KitchenAid 5 speed blender. The KitchenAid is so loud and spatters the ingredients all over the container. It's very difficult to get all the ingredients out, so much of it goes to waste. When I try to add a small stream of oil through the hole in the lid (when making salad dressing, for example), so much spatters outside, that it makes a mess all over the counter - and that's at the lowest speed. We had an Oster for about 30 years, and I can honestly say I was much happier with it.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of
This is a convenient and easy to use productVery easy to handle, use and wash. I can blend soups too!