My KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender Review – Is It Worth Buying?

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Looking for an affordable mid-end blender with high quality? The KitchenAid 5 speed blender is a great choice to consider.

This powerful blender can blend up any of your favorite smoothie drinks, crush hard ingredients like ice, chop your vegetables, and puree your soups.

KitchenAid has been around since 1919 and they are a well-trusted name in the home appliances world. Their products including blenders are known to be durable and of high quality. In this KitchenAid 5 speed blender review I will be going over the basic features, specifications, the good, the bad, the ugly, and whether it’s worth considering purchasing or not.

KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender

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Features & Specifications

I love keeping a blender on the kitchen counter because it’s pretty much an all-in-one machine. Most people use it for smoothies, but it can also be used as a food processor, a coffee bean grinder, nut butter maker, frozen sorbet maker, produce chopper, and soup and sauce puree maker.

The KitchenAid 5 speed blender has a feature called the Intelli-Speed Motor Control. The blender can sense the ingredients and maintain the perfect blending speed, this feature ensures that you will never have lumpy and uneven smoothies ever again.

The Soft Start feature starts the blades really slow to draw the ingredients down into the blade, then increases the speed thereafter to increase optimal efficiency and blending results.

As you’ve probably already guessed from the name, it comes with 5 different speeds (stir, chop, mix, puree, liquefy) as well as a pulse mode and an ice crushing function that pulses the blades at specific intervals to create the most optimal ice crushing results.


  • 550 watts and 0.9 horsepower of motor power
  • Stainless steel one-piece blade designed to keep food from being trapped under the blade
  • 5 different blending speeds including a pulse and ice crushing button
  • Comes with a 56oz plastic pitcher that is resistant to scratch, stain, and shatter (BPA free)
  • Soft Start feature ensures ingredients are pulled into the blades for even blending
  • Intelli-Speed Motor Control detects the ingredients and varies the blending speed for optimal results
  • The coupler is reinforced with steel and is coated to make it less noisy
  • Clean-touch design makes it easy to clean the panel by wiping it with a cloth
  • The blending pitcher has a comfortable handle grip
  • Comes with 4 different colors (black, white, silver, red)


  • Comes with 5 different speed options for versatile blending
  • Has a ice crushing function that produces optimal results
  • Comes with 2 innovative features – Soft Start and Intelli-Speed
  • Clean-touch design user panel makes wiping clean easy
  • Stainless steel blade has a one-piece design that prevents food from being trapped under the blade
  • The 56oz plastic pitcher jar has a comfortable handle and it is BPA free


  • Some users complain that the pitcher started leaking after some heavy uses
  • Because the blending jar is plastic, it is more prone to leakage than glass jars
  • A bit higher in price compared to other blenders with similar capabilities such as the NutriBullet 900

This video shows the diamond version of the KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender. It’s the same blender from this review post, only with a 60oz pitcher instead of a 56oz pitcher.

Final Verdict: Is It Worth Buying?

If you’re looking for a versatile countertop blender in the mid price range, the KitchenAid 5-speed blender is definitely at least worth considering. Once you have a blender like this, you can put away your food processors, coffee grinders, and ice crushers, because this one machine does it all with just one blade. 

Although KitchenAid is a name you can trust for high quality durable products, this is not a fancy high end blender and as such you cannot expect for it to last forever. It is a mid-end blender and so you should expect to get what you pay for, and it does a great job blending for everyday purposes. 

If you’re looking for something that will last you decades, this is probably not the answer. This is more for people who are not looking for the best, but are looking for something that is decent, perhaps something a bit better than average while still being affordable.

So if you’re looking for an affordable no frills versatile countertopblender that does the job it’s supposed to, then I’d say the KitchenAid 5 speed blender is worth buying.



My Final Rating

  • Value For Price
  • Features
  • Speed
  • Capacity
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4 thoughts on “My KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender Review – Is It Worth Buying?

  1. Dale says:

    This blender seems to be pretty good value for the dollar and the amount it needs to be used.  I love how the blender looks and it would be something I would love to have on my counter.

    My wife and I drink smoothies every day so we do need something that is going to last a while.

    Thank you for writing this great review.  The Kitchen Aid is now one of the blenders at the top of my list since we do need a new one pretty soon

  2. Nicole Stiles says:

    I like the feature of having the blade specifically designed to avoid food getting caught under it. That’s a problem I’ve had with blenders in the past. Being resistant to shatter is also a good thing. I’ve definitely broken a blender that way, haha. Do you know if this blender can grind really dense ingredients like brown rice?

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