KitchenAid KSB560 5-Speeds Blender Reviews

KitchenAid KSB560 5-Speeds Blender

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  • Don't Use This If Baby Is Sleeping.

    Jul 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful and does an excellent job.
    Cons: If you think this one is quiet start laughing now, it is not.

    Summary: My wife and I purchased this five speed blender quite a few years ago for around $100. I know that we have seen them as low as $85 but we have also seen them as high as $150 at Sears. When we saw this one on sale for $100 we thought it would be a nice ... read more

  • Update Oct 2013 : Lasted 4 years

    Mar 19, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lasted 4 years, I wouldn't say daily use, but weekly.
    Cons: That big pitcher can adhere to the base like it's welded on.

    Summary: Update October 2013: I'm typing this while on live chat with KitchenAid... this morning the blender  "jar coupler is fused into the couple on the motor base" or simply stated - it's stuck. Really stuck, like the base suddenly welded itself to the ... read more

  • Wow! What a blender

    Mar 26, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, easy to clean.
    Cons: A bit loud.

    Summary: Being new converts to the benefits of drinking green smoothies, we wanted to move up to a blender that was up to the task of mixing things like fresh green leafy vegetables and fruits.  Plus, it had to be at a price that was affordable and also have ... read more

  • Best blender

    Sep 8, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, blends quickly and smoothly as it should. Grear value.
    Cons: None really, a little louder, but it is more powerful.

    Summary: Our old Braun MX2050 finally died.  I was very disapointed when I found out Braun no longer markets blenders in USA.  After a lot of research and frustration, I was very undecided.  There seemed to be no blender out there that would work, ... read more

  • Smooth Runnin'

    Jul 11, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful
    Fast
    One Piece Jar
    Easy to Clean
    Cons: Not One

    Summary: It should be noted this, the newest blender design for Kitchenaid, bears no resemblance to any early models or descriptions of Kitchenaid blenders. The blender has a tall, substantial presence on the counter. The blender jar is larger and ... read more

  • Margaritas at top speed!

    Jan 4, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful machine, easy clean-up, easy-to-use, looks good/design
    Cons: Some say it's noisy.

    Summary: Blended coffee drinks, smoothies, soups, super-smooth sauces, and crushed ice! This KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender does it all.Wielding an impressive .9 HP motor against anything you throw at it--or into it--this blender's 5 speeds cream soups and ... read more

  • Crem de la Crem

    Jun 1, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes Drinks SO SMOOTH!
    Cons: A little loud, but not a biggy

    Summary: We love to make smoothies, & when our smoothie maker broke a week ago (the beginning of summer) we were on our quest for another.  After purchasing a blender at Sam's Club & one at Wal-Mart & both not meeting our expectations I looked ... read more

  • Powerful Blending, and Excellent Customer Service

    Dec 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Customer Service, Price, Ease of returning, Funtionality of Blender
    Cons: It is very loud. Dont use while watching TV

    Summary: I purchased this blender in the onyx black about 6 months from HH Gregg in Concord, NC. It was a little higher priced than previous blenders, but I was tired of buying 20 or 30 dollar blender only have to have to replace them a few months later because ... read more

  • durable and reliable blender

    Jul 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to operate and durable
    Cons: compared to other brands a little more expensive

    Summary: I bought the kitchen aid KSB560 5-speed blender in Clark Air base last 2005,and until now i'm still using the product for my everyday juice and shakes. from the time i bought and had the product i stopped worrying on what to serve or what to drink ... read more

  • Avoid this product! Our Jars Leaked from first use.

    Jul 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful Good blending action Easy to clean (except for the leak)
    Cons: Jar Leaks Makes a Mess

    Summary: We have been extremely disappointed with this product. We bought this blender on the advice of our local specialty kitchen store retailer, who is very reliable and gives great service. For that reason we give them the bulk of our business even ... read more

  • A powerful blender

    Jun 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very powerful, soft start feature, nice heavy base.
    Cons: On the loud side at higher speeds.

    Summary: We needed a new blender, and since I had such good luck with their old design, went with Kitchenaid again, only to find out this model has a substantially stronger motor, something us guys seem to notice first. I've had it for about a year now, and ... read more

  • Very impressed with this blender for the price!

    May 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Blends well, ice crushing feature is excellent
    Cons: Difficult to clean under blades

    Summary: I had an older (15 year old) Kitchenaid blender which I liked ok. When the motor blew out a few months ago, I contacted Kitchenaid and they offered me a discount on a new Kitchenaid blender with a satisfaction guarantee, so I decided to give it a try. I ... read more

  • A Really Great Blender

    May 13, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works great and easy to clean
    Cons: Heavy and noisy

    Summary: My husband and I registered for this blender for our wedding. We compared several blenders at the store, and we're really glad that we picked this one. First of all, this blender actually works! It can puree vegetables, crush ice or frozen fruit, ... read more

  • KitchenAid KSB560 5-Speed Blender a.k.a. Mr. Smooth

    Apr 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, easy clean, large jug, good looking
    Cons: Base is heavy

    Summary: *** As with all my reviews, this is a Cruelty Free product from a maker that does NOT use animal testing.*** My son drinks a smoothie almost every day after school. Our old, inexpensive blender worked ok. Even though the motor was powerful enough to ... read more

  • SMOOTH CHOICE

    Apr 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pluse, 5-Speed, Nice size of Jar.
    Cons: Money and it takes up room because it is big

    Summary: When I was living at home a while back, my brother would always get out our old blender and try to make a shake with it. We didn't have a pulse button where the machine would just have little spurts where it would turn on and off really quickly. One day ... read more

  • KitchenAid, pros and cons

    Jan 31, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to clean.
    Cons: Easy to crack.

    Summary: I bought my new KitchenAid 5-speed blender at a local department store. It was on sale, and I had a 30% coupon, so I took the chance before reading any reviews. I loved using my new KitchenAid 5-speed blender the first 5 times I used it. It crushes ice ... read more

  • Blender Carafe Has Faulty Design

    Dec 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong motor, great at breaking up ice cubes into slush.
    Cons: The blender jar or carafe leaks and cannot be tightened.

    Summary: The motor is strong and as a blender is works pretty well, But it has a major design flaw. The polycarbonate carafe (jar) has a blade assembly that is permanently attached and when it loosens and leaks, as it inevitably will, there is no way to fix it. ... read more

  • Could be a great blender with better jug design.

    Jun 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Crushes all berries and ice amazingly
    Cons: Jug develops cracks at base. Have had to replace it once due to cracking.

    Summary: Update September 5th: Well, time did tell. The bottom of the jug of the second blender I purchased is full of the cracks. Not sure what caused it, but I hardly crushed any ice with this one. I'm returning it tomorrow and will look at a different ... read more

  • Quality blending, improved features

    Nov 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, Well constructed, Good design
    Cons: Slightly Expensive

    Summary: I am a person who loves reviews, who reads lots of them prior to buying. I read reviews on the KSB5 blenders on this site and finally settled that this slightly newer model overcame the weaknesses of some of the other models and met all of my needs. Read ... read more

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  • Pitcher leaks

    Apr 9, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: The base is metal and seems well constructed. Motor is stong.
    Cons: The pitcher design was poorly thought out.

    Summary: The all in one pitcher/blade assembly is a major flaw. The pitcher leaks and the blade assembly cannot be replaced. Instead of paying $12.00 for a blade assembly you have to pay over 1/2 what you paid for the blender to replace the pitcher.  Almost ... read more

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