KitchenAid has been making some of the best kitchen appliances and electronics for a long, long time now, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. At the moment, they’ve got six different blenders on the market, and we’re going to talk you through them all.
The KitchenAid blenders range in price from $149 to $649, though even the cheapest model offers a large number of different features. All of the models that KitchenAid offer are more than sufficient blenders for most household needs, and may even be serviceable as part of a low-end food production business.
The cheapest blender than KitchenAid offers is the Classic model, which costs £149. It’s a powerful blender in its own right, with five different speeds available for all the different things that you might need to blend. The motor automatically adjusts the blade speed during the blending process to optimally blend all densities of food even when the thickness of the substance changes.
The large pitcher is particularly impressive in its shape and makeup. It has a capacity of 1.75L, and it’s completely shatter-resistant and BPA-free. The unique shape of the blender ensures that you can easily pour from it and clean it afterward.
There are a number of blending features alongside the standard ones that you might expect. Namely, the crush ice and pulse functions are very powerful, and both make use of the ‘soft start’ feature. This feature is precisely what it sounds like – it ensures that the blades start slowly and then build to speed so that they will blend safely without splashing. This feature could be particularly useful if you were using the blender to make soup, as it will allow the blender to function optimally without hot liquid splashing out over the countertop and your hands.
Finally, another impressive feature of this slightly more budget-friendly option is that the base is made from die-cast metal, meaning that it’s thoroughly stable, robust, and is sure to last a lifetime. KitchenAid equipment already has a strong reputation for lasting a long time, and this is a commitment that they show no signs of giving up any time soon.
The most expensive blender than the KitchenAid offer is the Blender Power Plus – Artisan model. This model takes all the features of the less expensive blenders in the KitchenAid range and turns them up to eleven.
The motor in this blender is incredibly powerful, and actually clocks in a maximum horsepower rating of 3.5! That’s more than enough for any kitchen task, as it will easily cut through tough ingredients like frozen fruits and vegetables as well as fibrous ingredients without breaking a sweat. On top of that, this high horsepower rating means that you will easily achieve much smoother results throughout the period of using this blender.
This blender also has four pre-set programs that are ideal for achieving consistent and repeatable results. The cycles are smoothies, juices, soups, and self-cleaning. The self-cleaning cycle is perhaps the most impressive of the bunch, as it allows you to greatly cut down on the cleanup time after using the blender, as well as allowing you to catch up on other tasks while the blender is cleaning itself.
While the basic blender has five set speeds at which it can blend, this premium version boasts continuous variable speed control from 1-11. This allows you to meet the specific needs of any recipe, as do the pulse and boost options which give this blender yet another edge over the competition.
This blender has the same 1.75L jug as the other models of KitchenAid blenders, though with some added features. The jug is completely dishwasher safe, while also having a soft touch removable handle grip and a vented lid. The lid also includes a removable ingredient measuring cap, which can be ideal for halfway through a recipe when you suddenly remember an ingredient you need to include.
Astonishingly, the jug portion of the blender also has full thermal control, which means you can heat ingredients in as little as five minutes! This means that as long as you can fit all of the necessary ingredients into the jug of the blender, this appliance can make soup out of them in just five minutes!
Blenders, and KitchenAid models, in particular, have seen an uptick in popularity over the past few years, as they’ve been used more and more to help people achieve the results they want when aiming to eat (or, rather, drink) a set amount of fruit and veg in a day. All of the KitchenAid blenders are more than powerful enough to create a number of smoothies or milkshakes, and KitchenAid encourages you to use them for just that.
The company believes in the power of blenders to help decrease food waste among the population, as you can always through some leftovers into a blender and make a smoothie out of them. With powerful blades and gears, you can be sure that a KitchenAid blender will be able to handle whatever you throw at it – though perhaps not all leftovers would make a great smoothie.
KitchenAid blenders can also be incredibly useful when used to make a rich, thick pancake batter. Part of the process of making a great pancake batter includes whipping them as much as you can to get some air into the mixture. Of course, when you’re using a whisk you can tend to tire your shoulder or wrist quickly, but a blender won’t get tired like that. Instead, you can rely on any model of KitchenAid blender to whip the pancake batter for as long as you need it to.
Whichever model of blender you go for, you’re sure to have a good time if you opt for a KitchenAid model. The brand has long been known for making and releasing high-quality and long-living appliances that are perfect for every kitchen. Check out the plentiful range that they’ve got on offer, and you’re sure to track down one that’s shouting your name!