KitchenAid KSM6521XCA Professional 6500 Design Series Candy Apple Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer : Great, wonderful

I purchased the kitchenaid 600 pro for my parents. I have since purchased a kitchenaid 6 qt 6500 mixer and have noticed the differences between the two and it all comes down to power, noise and price. Kitchenaid 6500-the 600 produces a lot more noise than the 6500 but let’s be honest, it’s a mixer, it’s not supposed to be silent. -the motor of the 600 mixer has 575 watts whereas the 6500 mixer has a 1. 3 hp motor (which equals out to about 1100 watts). So yes, the 6500 is a lot more powerful and i can say that with complete confidence, having used both within a week of each other. -the 600 comes with a stainless steel bowl and mixer parts that must be used only with the stainless steel bowl.The glass bowl and it’s attachment pieces (meaning the dough hook, etc.

I ‘upgraded’ to this from my 4. I wanted a larger bowl for when i double recipes, and i’ve always likved the pretty glass bowls. After using it a few times i went back to using my old mixer, for a few reasons. #1 i don’t really like how the bowl lifts, it is more difficult to get the attachments on and off than it is with tilt head. #2 the glass bowl is pretty heavy, and since i am left-handed it makes it a bit more difficult to manage since the handle is on the right side. The weight also makes it harder to pour batter into pans, etc. So now this sits in my pantry and i pull it out when i need to do big batches but my 4. 5 quart is still my workhorse.

KitchenAid KSM6521XCA Professional 6500 Design Series Candy Apple Red Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer with 6 Quart Glass Bowl

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  • Candy apple red colored base with glass bowl
  • 10 different speeds
  • Mix, knead and whip ingredients with ease
  • Bowl-lift design features quiet and robust DC motor
  • Hand wash

I purchased this after owning two other (tilt-head) kitchen aid stand mixers. I loved them, but needed a bit more volume and power for when i make christmas cookies. I specifically purchased this one because of the dc motor. With my old ones, when the mixture got thicker i had to increase the speed just to maintain the same speed as it bogged down. With this one it just continues on with so much torque that you don’t need to change the speed (unless you actually want it to go faster). Pros:way more power than the smaller models. Has a lid for the bowl with a recess in the top that the head fits into, so no dust gets in it when it is stored. Glass bowl, very heavy, very solid, you can see what is being mixed and if you need to scrape the sides. Way more solid than the smaller ones (which are already really solid). Much quieter (i believe because of the dc motor)cons:there is a lot less room to work under the head than one where the head tilts away.

The dc motor is very smooth and worth the additional cost over the ac versions.

First one i ordered made a weird whistle sound. I called customer service and they sent me a new one and it is work awesome.

KitchenAid KSM6521XCA Professional 6500 Design Series Candy Apple Red Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer with 6 Quart Glass Bowl : Can’t say enough good about this mixer. The bowl is heavy to pour , but you can do several batches at a time. A real timesaver when you have a lot to do.

Just need to find out how to get another glass bowl as i usually am working on two or more projects at once.

My wife loves it,she has never had a stand alone mixer before,got the slicer attachments also,very nice.

I use it primarily for baking and doughs – heavy doughs – which it gets through without even heating up. Wish i had another bowl, perhaps a metal bowl, for kitchen efficiency.

Great mixer for bread and heavy dough.

Have a smaller kitchenaid, but bought this replacement for it’s large capacity. I can make several batches of bread/cookies now in one mix. The only thing i noticed is sometimes when you lower the bowl to put in items, it doesn’t feel like there is enough room and i tend to spill flour (or. I think they have an attachment for add-ins. I think if i did a lot of baking, i might buy it. Also the silver paint on my unit had runs, which i thought was odd for such an expensive item. I didn’t return it, but did consider it. I was just too excited to have it to complain.

This is my third kitchen aid stand mixer. Over the last 50 years, i’ve worn out two others. They took years of heavy use, but i had to replace my second one this last christmas. While any kitchen aid would have worked well for me, i opted to go for the 1. 3 hp version in the professional 6500 series. I made breads, divinity, candies, dozens of cookies, etc. I noticed a difference in how quiet the motor was. The mixer didn’t dance around its shelf when making divinity or bread, like the previous models.

Great looking mixer, but these glass bowls are heavy as heck. I’m 6′ tall, 200lbs, i can handle it just fine, but no one else at home wants to use this mixer because of the bowl. If it breaks, you’re looking at $135 plus tax & shipping. Water gets behind the stainless steel band and behind the rubber gasket. The stainless steel band, appears to be high quality stainless steel. Hopefully it won’t rust, but how do i get the water spots or food out of there???. Love how quiet these dc motors are. I have made about 20 cakes with this mixer, everything turns out really well. If you don’t mind that black grease in your food. On top there’s some very sticky yellow grease. I called ka about this, they say they aren’t technically trained and have no idea if the yellow stuff is food grade grease or what not, but the black stuff is. Also they confirmed it is not a ten speed mixer, which is why you only see 2,4,6,8. They claim that you can sometimes hold it between the numbers and get another speed.

Does everything and as much as we loved our previous kitchenaid this one does circles around the old one.

Sooo excited to have it and was really pleased with how quiet it is. Totally looking forward to making gingerbread dough and royal icing for gingerbread houses this christmas.

I purchased the costco kf26m2csr 600pro as a christmas gift, due to an issue with bowl height adjustment ka replaced it under warranty with a 6500pro (they were out of stock of my original one, so i guess i got lucky) for sure the 6500pro is quieter, i had them next to each other and did a noise test. I cant comment on whether its really more powerful as i didn’t do any mix tests whilst i had both of them side by sidealso for people looking for a stainless steel bowl for this model, the correct bowl is ksmf6peh. This bowl is the correct one for ksm6521 models and kf26m2 models, and kfef6l is the correct flex edge beater for glass bowl.

I simply don’t know where to begin here as there are so many things that i simply adore about this kitchen aid professional 6500 stand mixer. For one thing, this is a relatively quiet, ruggedly built, beautifully finished and high quality frosted pearl white mixer which mixes and kneads bread dough seemingly effortlessly. In fact, when working with bread dough, you wouldn’t want to use anything less than the kitchen aid professional 6500 stand mixer. Since i received this mixer about a week ago, i have been working with 2 bread loaves at a time thus far (small family), but kitchen aid clearly states on the owner’s manual that this particular mixer is designed to mix and knead up to 8 loaves at a time. Well, i can certainly believe it as this kitchen aid professional 6500 stand mixer is equipped with a 1. 4 hp output will easily make short work out of anything that you could think of.

Have had one for over 16 years and it’s going strong. Bought this one for my daughter and she loves it, especially the glass bowl.

How did i ever get along without this mixer?is it big?. Yesbut if you are like me and have done your homework, you knew that already. I’m no pastry chef but i do enjoy baking and experimenting with recipes. I also enjoy guns and target shooting but i digress. This mixer lives up to the hype. The dc motor is super quiet and powerful enough to mix concrete. Seriously though if you are looking for a great mixer and don’t mind spending a few bucks, grab this one. Holidays are just around the corner. Btw this model included the ‘flex edge’ beater and it cleans the sides of the glass bowl very well.

We returned this mixer as it was much to big and heavy. This in my opinion is a mixer for a professional or someone that makes a lot of cakes or bread and leaves the mixer sit out all the time.

Great seller to work with, they ran out of the sugar silver i ordered and gave me the option of waiting or replacing with another color. I chose pearl white (which i had debated on from the start). I researched hours on what model to get, found very few of this one, but it had the best reviews of kitchenaids.We used it for breads, cookies, potatoes, you name it, over the holidays and it never gave any questions about the motor overworking. Ground hog and stuffed sausage with it too. Cant imagine not having one now.

I have mixed feelings on this mixer. . Great machine as far as the power. The paddles seem that they do not get the bottom of the bowl mixed well at all. You have to keep lifting the bottom ingredients up. I made a creamy pie the first day and it did a terrible job mixing. I make a lot of frosting for cakes, so i bumped it to the powerful model. I had the smaller mixer for years.

KitchenAid 80127 KGSSA Stand Mixer Attachment – Five Stars

I have a kitchen aid for about 20 years and have always dreamed of owning the attachments and finally after begging my husband each year he finally got it and purchased the attachments and now i am using them often and loving them. I will never again buy the shredded cheese in the prepackaged bags because i can now shred the cheese myself. Big savings at the grocery store.

Mechanism clogs often, feels often loose and is wobbling. Does the job overall, but probably only a matter of time until it brakes.

The wife does the baking and mixes w/ the attachments that come w/ a kitchen aid. I do the veggie slaws and such. My main use though is grinding meat. A fresh ground piece of meat makes a much, much better tasting burger. You choose the stuff that goes into it like maybe some garlic clove or onion as well as the quality of meat and combos-aka venision and beef. It doesn’t get ‘pre-cooked’ as the large commercial grinders have a tendency to heat up.

These are a must for kitchen aid owners. They work vewry well and can save a lot of time and effort.

Works okay , struggles with tensions or lean meat. Construction of product mostly plastic , not as stout as you’d think it should be from kitchen aid.

After reading about the telltale kitchenaid ‘clicking’ of other models, i purchased this commercial mixer. However, this mixer also clicks when mixing bread.

  • I have a Kitchen Aid for about 20 years and
  • Works well once you search the Internet on how to actually use it.
  • How To Fix This Grinder So It Grinds Well

I like the slicer attachment but am worried that the grinder will not work good enough for what i use it for. Grinding vension meat for bologna and jerky. Does not seem very well made for that.

Great add on for my kitchen aid, only thing lacking is a sausage stuffer.

Great attachment from kitchenaid.

Attached to a newer model and a model made long ago and both worked perfectly. Ground 3 pounds of deer in minutes. Cheese shedder also worked perfectly. Shredding a block of cheese in no time.

Features of KitchenAid 80127 KGSSA Stand Mixer Attachment with Food Grinder, Rotor Slicer, Shredder and Sausage Stuffer, White

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  • Slicer/Shredder with 2 slicing cones for thick/thin & 2 shredding cones for fine/coarse.
  • Food Grinder with fine plate for meats & coarse plate for firm vegetables & cheeses.
  • Sausage Stuffer for the Food Grinder (Requires FGA, included).

From the manufacturer

KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Pack 2

Use the power of your KitchenAid Stand Mixer with any of the attachments included in this pack.

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Mixer Attachment Pack 2

The food grinder helps you grind vegetables for homemade salsa or raw meat, which you can then turn into homemade sausage using the sausage stuffer. Plus, the rotor slicer/shredder makes quick work of shredding cheeses and slicing vegetables for a variety of other dishes.

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Easy to Install on the Attachment Hub of Stand Mixer

Simply attach to the multipurpose attachment hub and the power of the stand mixer begins processing.

Designed to fit all KitchenAid Stand Mixers

Designed to fit all KitchenAid Stand Mixers.

Easy to Clean

Clean grinding plates with warm, soapy water. All other parts are dishwasher safe.

KGSSA includes

Food Grinder (FGA), Rotor Slicer/Shredder (RVSA), Sausage Stuffer Kit (SSA).

Attachment Pack 2 with Food Grinder, Rotor Slicer & Shredder, and Sausage Stuffer Attachment Pack 1 with Food Grinder, Fruit & Vegetable Strainer, and Rotor Slicer & Shredder Attachment Pack 3 with Food Grinder, Citrus Juicer and Sausage Stuffer
Compatibility Compatible with Any KitchenAid Stand Mixer Compatible with Any KitchenAid Stand Mixer Compatible with Any KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Attaches to Power Hub
Includes Multiple Attachments
Sausage Stuffer
Citrus Juicer
Rotor Slicer/Shredder
Fruit & Vegetable Strainer
Food Grinder
Material Plastic Plastic Plastic
Warranty 1 Year Replacement Warranty 1 Year Replacement Warranty 1 Year Replacement Warranty

Included

Food Grinder

includes two stainless steel grind plates (fine and coarse). Grind raw or cooked meat and dried bread using the fine plate. The coarse plate is used to grind firm vegetables, dried fruits, cheese and raw or cooked meat.

Rotor Slicer/Shredder

includes four stainless steel cones for thick or thin slices of firm fruits and vegetables, as well as fine or coarse shreds of crisp vegetables, nuts, and dry bread.

Sausage Stuffer Kit

quickly produces fresh sausage from scratch. Two stuffing tubes are included; a 3/8”stuffing tube to make small breakfast sausage, and a 5/8” stuffing tube to prepare larger varieties, such as Bratwurst, Italian or Polish sausage.

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Bought this a very long time ago, and still use it at least 2 times a week.

I bought my wife these attachments for her kitchenaid so she can make her own sausage and grated cheese. She said it was bigger then what she expected and absolutely loved it. We cleaned them with water and put the attachment straight to use. I would recommend this to anyone looking to find multiple uses for their kitchenaid. It is metal not plastic the slicers are very sturdy and the meat grinder is awesome.

Great service and if needed for additional items i would use again.

I just purchased the plastic meat grinder for my kitchenaid mixer. All it did was turn meat to mush with a lot of pushing on the food stomper. I called kitchenaid, but they didn’t know what to do about it. So i looked at the worm gear, cutting blade, and grinding disk and discovered two significant design errors. Here’s what to do about them:1. The blade does not touch the grinding disk. This is like trying to cut paper with scissors whose blades don’t touch. To fix this, take a thin yogurt or cottage cheese lid (1 mm thin or less) and cut a circle the size of a penny out. Then in the center of the circle, cut a 3/8 inch square out.

Shredding cheese is totally worth the investment. I’ve been shredding by hand for years but this makes it so much easier.

I have made so much sausage since buying this and i absolutely love it. Yes it’s plastic but it’s a lot cheaper than the expensive all metal ones and you get the same fantastic results.

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Did not quite lock into my mixer, had to modify the detente holes on the attachments. Believe it was due to a slight manufacturing defect in the mixer.

I haven’t yet made sausage with it, but that’s coming in due time. (want to try chef john’s recipe for breakfast sausage patties). In the summer i use the shredding tools all the time for making cole slaw. Definitely glad i bought these to go with my kitchenaid.

Came quickly and as described.

The shredding attachments are great for vegetables. Did not care to use cheese with the shredders.

The plastic is very cheap i dont expect these to last long one accidental drop and i see this breaking into pieces. Considering the quality of off brand equivalents?. I think kitchen aid attempted to save money here. The attachments do the job and well though.Oh and good luck cleaning them my first try was carrots and it stained orange now after my first use.

Initial review of the slicers thick, thin, fine, coarse . I used a block of cheddar to test the fine shredder and it worked as expected producing finely grated cheese producing small shreds great for tacos or combining cheese with any other ingredient. This shredder has a ‘1’ stamped on the bottom. . I used a potato to test this one and it produced long shreds of potato which would be great for hash browns. If you like your cheese shredded more coarsely this would work great as well. This shredder has a ‘2’ stamped on the bottom. I used a potato to test these slicers and couldn’t tell a visibly material difference in the thickness between the two. The two slicers have ‘4’(thin) and ‘6’(thick) stamped on the bottom for identification. Being the geek i am i used a micrometer to measure the width of the cutting space and on average found there was ~. 012′ (that’s 12 thousands of an inch) difference between thick and thin; for reference a dime is. 050′ (fifty thousandths of an inch) thick which means the difference between thick and thin is 1/4 the thickness of a dime. They both appear to be great for making thin potato chips but not thick enough for scalloped potatoes as the user guide indicates.

Slicer/Shredder with 2 slicing cones for thick/thin & 2 shredding cones for fine/coarse.

Good price and as advertized. Well packed and fast shipping. This well made sturdy is what we expect from kitchenaid.

Bought for my wife who wanted this. Of course, what man wouldn’t want fresh ground sausage, so of course i did the right thing and got this for her. Anyway, she loves it and i get good eats so of course we give it 5 stars. Hint from our experience, watch a bunch of videos on youtube and learn about the tricks to get it to work well. The included manual will leave you wandering how to attach it much less use it.

So far, i haven’t gotten much use from these. I bought it to shred cabbage for homemade sauerkraut but that was an epic fail. The cabbage leaves kept getting caught under the blade, causing me to take it apart several times just to get the job done. It was faster just to cut the cabbage by hand.

Slicer blades not sharp enough. Great for cheese if you are doing a lot otherwise not worth dirtying all the pieces. Meat grinder works best with small pieces.

If you own a kitchenaid stand mixer you’all want to purchase this attachment. Makes shredding and slicing a snap.

When grating or slicing a lot of the food gets stuck around the bell and just spins around and doesn’t slice. Also with the way it sits on the mixer its hard to get a bowl under it since the mixer base half under it and the counter is half. It kind of makes grating cheese a two person job and that seems a bit ridiculous.

I had made sausage a couple of times using the grinder and stuffer. It works well for it be an attachment. A dedicated meat grinder would be faster but this servers for a home kitchen chef like me. I can’t comment on the slicer/ shredder as i have not used it.

Food Grinder with fine plate for meats & coarse plate for firm vegetables & cheeses.

Cutting edges fail pretty quickly.

I love the meat grinder to make sandwich fillings.

The grinder attachment deserves five stars. The rotary slicer deserves one. The blades were very dull and did not slice my food, but turned it to mush. If you want to do any kind of mass quantity of grinding or sausage stuffing, this is not what you’re looking for. (my boyfriend the hunter was severely disappointed. ) however, if you want to make some really excellent burgers for dinner or your own breakfast sausage, this is a dream.

I bought this for a father’s day gift with my kids. I couldn’t be happier with the results it brought. My husband couldn’t wait to try it. The key is to have the meat as cold as possible. My one thought for the future sales of this attachment is to include a small wire brush to clean the small metal parts.

Metal cutting inserts cups do not stay in very well.

Great attachment but rust really easily.

Sausage Stuffer for the Food Grinder (Requires FGA, included).

KitchenAid 9 and 12-Cup Food Processor 5-Disc Set Fits Models: KFP740/750; KFPW760; KFPW770, KA Food processor

I have had absolutely no problems with this disc set. So far, i have used the parmesan blade, slicing blade for potatoes, french fry blade, and the shredder for shredding mozzarella. Each has met and exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this.

We tried the frenchfry disc first and it made hashbrowns instead. It says to lay it horizontal but the feed tube is not that big so we used the slicing disc to make the frys. It sliced the sweet potatoes with ease. A liitle expensive for the product should be about half.

They work well when i need them.

Key specs for KitchenAid 9 and 12-Cup Food Processor 5-Disc Set Fits Models: KFP740/750; KFPW760; KFPW770:

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  • Set Includes: Thick 6 mm slicing disc, thick 6 mm shredding disc, french fry disc, julienne disc, parmesan/ice disc
  • Fits Models: KFP740/750; KFPW760; KFPW770 . This will not fit any other food processor other than the models mentioned .

Comments from buyers

“Glad I purchased.
, It works ok
, Makes my KitchenAid Food Processor more versatile

I love my kitchenaid food processor 5-disc set. I really like the disc that shreds cabbage and carrots for coleslaw. Making french fries with another disc is quick and easy too. I highly recommend these discs for their quality, ease of care, and how they save me so much time in food preparation.

The original ones that came with mine weren’t enough. I like the thicker slices for stir fry (the original thin slice is okay for pizza fixin’s, but too thin for other purposes. ) love the larger grating for cheese on pizzas (original thin for hard cheeses).

I purchased the set to add to my existing disks mostly because of julienne disk and to save the money (purchasing separately costs about $24. I’m greatly disappointed with julienne disk which creates total mess. When i used it for zucchinis i thought well it’s because it’s too soft, but carrots were even messier. It looked worse than just simple grating. It wasn’t uniform in size (some sort of little tiny sticks along with fine shredding) i was looking for long uniform matchsticks. I’m still looking for julienne device which would produce fine long pieces with minimal waste. Any suggesting greatly appreciated.

High quality and sharp blades for food processor.

Very good, would highly recommend it.

They were listed as ‘used’ but they are perfect. They work great and they were at a great discount. I do not know why they were listed as used.

I purchased the processor and blades at the same time. I had called in advance and was told no blades came with the processor. However, three excellent blades and a nifty storage box do come with the processor, so the extra $70. 00 for these 5 seemed rather unneccesary. They will allow more functionality than the standard 3 discs enclosed with the processor, but for us, these five would have been ‘over-kill’.

I especially like the blade for grating cheese and shaving ice. I buy my own bulk parmesean and this makes short work of grating it. I liked the set so well, i purchased it for my son and daughter-in-law.

These all do their intended functions as expected, albeit at a steep price. French fries, ice, different thickness slices, even french fries.

Perfect addition to the range.

The blades are sturdy, the julienne blade and french fry blade don’t work as well as i had expected, need to play with it some more. The parmesan blade is wonderful and slicing is slicing. Would order again, kitchenaid is the best.

Having kitchenaid products for many years, you kinds of know what you wanna make from time to time. I like the variety of thickness blades, even though i originally bought the set for the french fry blade.

We bought these with the idea we would need them. What came with the kitchenaid is, so far, all meets all of our disc needs.

I bought this mostly for the french fry cutter. I’m very happy with how the french fries come out. My kids love the taste of fresh french fries. I’ve seen reviews on this before, commenting on how small the fries are. That is a problem with the size of the opening in the cover, but since that can’t be controlled, i’m more than satisfied with the size of the fries. As far as the other discs, i’m still learning to use the food processor so i haven’t used them much. They seem mostly to be thicker or thinner versions of slicers i already have, but i’m sure i’ll see the need as i do more ‘processing. ‘ i just wish i had a nice case for all of these.

Haven’t tried the blades yet, but eager to be more versatile in the way i slice & dice food.

These items have made my kitchenaid kfp0922cu even more versatile and useful.

I purchased the kitchen aid food processor because cooks illustrated said that it was the best and now i know why.

I can make a greater variety of food with the ease of the food processor.

Perfect quality would use you again thanks.

As expected from any kitchenaid product. These food processor discs are high quality and sturdy. Excellent,as is the 12 cup food processor.

No problem with the seller, product was exceptional. Kitchenaid discs fit my processor as promised. Some of the discs don’t meet my needs, but that’s a kitchenaid thing, not an amazon or seller thing. Great transaction as far as amazon goes:).

KitchenAid RKFP0922CU Food Processor – Works well. Much quieter than I expected for such

Good product that does the job. I got the refurbished because of previous good experiences with things like cisco wireless access points also from amazon. No color choices, but it looks and acts like new for lots less $$.

22, 2016 i really had to update my review. I had originally given this one star for the reasons listed below. I’m changing it because after receiving a replacement and using it for the last 9 months i am so happy with this food processor. It does everything it is supposed to easily. I never have the first problem and i use it often. I think the first unit was probably just a dud. I would recommend it to friends and would buy one again myself. After all if you have an issue amazon always backs up your purchases. May 6, 2015 looked brand new on arrival so i was thrilled with that.

Of course if you slice too much it will turn to mush. Here are the specifications for the KitchenAid RKFP0922CU Food Processor:

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  • Adjustable slicing disc
  • 3 in 1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube
  • 3 Power Settings, Low, High, Pulse,
  • Stainless steel reversible shredding disc, Includes multi-purpose blade, slicing and shredding disc

Makes great hummus and great cookie dough.All the attachments work great. Bought this a while ago and i’m still in love. The only thing i wish it came with is an accessory box. It’s hard to find one that fits those accessories. If i had to re-do i’d by the 13 cup because it comes with the attachment box.

Exactly what we were looking for at the significantly reduced refurbished price. The unit that i received looked basically new. I have sliced, shredded and made dough with this unit with absolutely no problems. This is the older model with the manually adjusted slicing disk but still works well. You just can’t adjust the slice width without taking the disk out.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • I love slicing potatoes and veggies
  • Difficult to assemble, but the price is right
  • Hit or miss

I love making my own peanut butter and this beast is more than capable of churning out some good stuff. Refurbished or not, this thing works great. I use it to make all sorts of things and it powers through.

I haven’t had time to use all the functions but it arrived spotless and ready to work.

I’m told it has met and exceeded expectations. I can’t give five stars b/c i haven’t personally used device.

It came missing a piece, the shredder attachment. I knew it would be a hassle to return it and reorder it, so i found the missing piece on line for five bucks. It was a much better use of my time. I haven’t used the machine, but the buttons feel tight. I have to press very hard to make it work.

It took me a long time to think a food processor was worth it , after you clean it , get it out figure out how to use it it was just easier doing it by hand. I bought a refurbished one and yes it runs ( i am hoping a long time) and i just thought they where nothing but glorified blenders, i will admit i was wrong. Its much better then a blender, and it being kitchenaid i knew i had a winner so i still have a lot to learn about this and i will keep in touch. And it has the quality that kitchenaid has.

I’m always skeptical when purchasing a refurbished appliance, but so far, we haven’t had any issues. Top quality kitchenaid product.

This was a refurbished model. Just needs a way to organize the whole assembly.

One month in, and i am very happy so far. I have used for making pesto, chopping green tomatoes, making a hummusy thing, and slicing summer squash to make zucchini bread. Not much use, but it has saved me a lot of time. The base is plastic, but pretty sturdy. The parts fit together well, once you figure out the geography of the thing.

I got it for her as a christmas present and she is chopping up everything she can find (ok, not everything). I don’t use it but i get the benefit from her fabulous cooking and, as they say, if she’s happy, i’m happy.

This one is refurbished and it’s as good as new. As a product i find the plunger inconvenient. It’s a three piece tube depending on the size of what you’re grating or slicing but you have to have all the pieces in place which means you wash all three pieces even if you don’t need them for your prep. A small price to pay for a terrific machine.

Works perfectly and so glad i got it. Much more powerful than the old black & decker one i had been using.

Purchased because of the name and volume it holds only. Was pleasantly surprised with all it offers including a mini bowl that fits inside the large one and two opening option for the feed tube.

Bought this for the wife, when hers broke. Great product, she loves it. Her old one was bigger, but with the kids out of the house she didn’t need a the large one. This was perfect size for her. Little hint for the men folks out there, this does not make a good christmas present when the little ol lady wanted jewelry.

This is my second food processor from kitchenaid, and they are troopers. They are fast, and easy once you are locked in. They made my jam making process easier for sure.

Great product for great value. Their customer service is also a-1 if you have questions from kitchenaid.

I have had this for 6 months plus now, and it’s been great. It started acting funny recently, becoming very inconsistent with its speed and not being controllable. However, i give it a 5 star review because. The company is amazing and they are going to replace it with a new one.I was very impressed with their customer service, i think a company that will stand behind their products without a fuss deserves 5 stars. Would totally buy kitchenaid again.

KitchenAid KSM152PSNK 5-Qt – Absolutely gorgeous & worth it!!

I have been eyeing this mixer for the last five years since i saw it on display in williams sonoma. I absolutely love the copper finish and think it is so elegant and lovely. Unfortunately, i was living in a tiny apartment with minimal counter and cabinet space and had to delay my purchase until i got into a house with a bigger kitchen. Once that happened, i bought this beauty for my personal housewarming gift.And it was absolutely worth the wait. It looks so beautiful sitting on my countertop and functions the way kitchenaid mixers are known for. But, since i like my kitchen items to look stellar at all times, i found the steel mixing bowl difficult to keep pristine, so i ordered the glass mixing bowl and have been very happy with that. My mixer and i are in baking heaven :).

Love the copper exterior but the locking mechanism to keep the head down while it’s running is either too loose or not made properly. I also had to buy off market mixing attachments to reach the sides of the bowl while mixing. It’s pretty, it’s powerful, but has some flaws and not worth the $400 price tag.

Great product that is nothing at all to clean and most suprisingly, does not show fingerprints or other types of smudges. Very fast shipping and just a flawless transaction. Here are the specifications for the KitchenAid KSM152PSNK 5-Qt:

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  • Multipurpose attachment hub, over 15 optional attachments
  • 5-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl with Comfortable Handl
  • 10-Speed Settings. Tilt-head design
  • Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip, and 1 piece pouring shield
  • Shipping to Quebec is not available. L’expédition à Québec n’est pas disponible.
  • Multipurpose Attachment Hub
  • 5-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl with Comfortable Handle
  • 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action
  • Tilt-Head Design
  • Custom Metallic Series

I’m giving three stars just for the appearance of the item. The first one was defective in that the head portion was not properly attached to the trim and screws were visible; the second one had cosmetic issues in that the head had an obvious one inch scratch along the top. I have sent the third one out as a gift and waiting to hear back on that one. I am wondering if these are refurbished items or store returns. If the third one does not work, i plan on going to a department store to buy in person. I wonder how,the darn thing works?.

Kitchenaid products can’t be beat. This standmixer,with an all chrome finish is very easy cleanup,and pleasing to the eye. We purchased this one only because our daughter needed our old one.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Very Nice Unit
  • Cannot get any farther than cosmetic issues.
  • KitchenAid Mixer Best in the World

Looks great and works great.

This is my favorite kitchen appliance ever. I always wanted one and saw that martha stewart had the stainless steel one, so i had to have it because she’s my idol. In hindsight, i would not have paid this much extra for the ‘custom metallics’ model, because i now see her use the painted ‘stainless steel’ model on her show too. It’s the same mixer and none of my friends have expressed jealousy over the metal finish, so it’s not worth it. It makes it very easy to bake. It cut my prep time in half. If you have anyone in your life that loves to bake, or if you love anyone’s baked goods and they don’t have one of these, buy them one now. You’ll be rewarded with so many cakes and cookies. If you love to bake, get this. It’s not even comparable to any other mixers.

The music of bread preparation in the kitchen is only exceeded by its aromas. This machine makes magic: it’s sturdy, powerful and easily manipulated.

I love my kitchen aid, i purchased this exact one, brushed nickle and everything when i was 21, and i still love it a few year later. Having grown up with a kitchen aid i knew it would never die, so i wanted one that went with my apartment and then house. It was worth the extra $$ since i’ll never need to replace it for looks. This looks amazing and works very well, just like mom’s. My warning is to watch for sales, this is a limited edition, it’s not regularly made so there might not be any huge ones coming up. But i found this for less than $300 on amazon after watching the prices for about 6 months. It was only about $425 starting price though, now the supply is limited and the cost has increased. But just keep an eye outtry and buy when there is a rebate, you don’t have to purchase through a specific retalor if there is a kitchen aid rebate. Simply buy it, then use the free download form from the kitchenaid site and save some money. The best rebate’s i’ve found are around thanksgiving, christmas, and mother’s day.

I’ve had kitchenaid mixers for years. They’ve always been fun and funky but always dependable to a fault. With the advent of stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, i longed for a stainless steel mixer but the only kitchenaid like that was one from williams-sonoma, one of their ‘lift bowl’ variety, for a whopping $899. So i was excited when i found this artisan, tilt-head mixer for almost half that cost.It’s gorgeous and looks like a million bucks. They make a copper one as well which is equally stunning. Kitchenaid has a great mix of style and function with this new metallic series mixer.

Excellent, i still have it and use it almost every day. I just had tu adjust a screw once, but thats all.

I fell in love with the kitchenaid custom metallic mixer (brushed nickel) when i first saw it several years ago at william sonoma in my local mall however it was too expensive and i never purchased it. I finally purchased this mixer in december, 2011 from amazon. Com for a much reasonable price and i’m glad i did. It works wonderfully and the brushed nickel color is gorgeous. Thank you amazon for offering this product at a reasonable price and with free shipping which helped as well. I finally own the kitchenaid mixer i have always wanted.

I’ve only had the mixer for a month, but i love it. I plan on having her for a very long time. I have been waiting 14 years to get one and my hubby finally got me this one for my birthday in october. I named her molly the mixer. I fell in love with the chrome finish. She was a little more expensive because of her color but totally worth it. I like this model with the head tilt better then the lift because i have more space to pour in the i ingredients. She’s beautiful and matches all the stainless steel appliances. I would recommend her to anyone.

I got this for my birthday last year, and i use all the time- for everything from breads, pizza dough and cookies to cakes, frostings, fillings and whipped cream. The 5-quart seems to be big enough for my use. I can’t imagine having a bigger one as this one is so powerful.I never use the pouring shield though, as it seems to be more of a nuisance than a help. The nickel color looks great with stainless steel appliances. I got the ice cream maker attachment which is fun too, though i do not use it very often.

Copper finish looks great; it has a great volume and works like a charm. This is definitely a great mixer to own if you have a copper theme in your kitchen.

What can i say about this mixer that hasn’t already been said. Strong, sturdy and it does the job effortlessly. The brushed nickel custom metallic is just gorgeous and goes beautifully in my kitchen. I caught it on sale with free shipping on amazon. I haven’t baked in years and since i got this i have rekindled the baker in me. My ny cheesecakes, sour cream pound cakes and sweet potatoe pies were a big hittip: start off at low speeds, pour in your dry ingredients slowly and you’ll be very happy with your recipes too.

I leave it on my kitchen counter all the time–it is so gorgeous. And my 11 year-old grandson has taken an interest in cooking now. He especially loves the ice cream maker. He has made lots of muffins using this mixer.

I’ve wanted this copper mixer since i was a little girl 50 years ago. I don’t know the brand name, but my grandmother and i saw a copper mixer in a store. We thought it was the prettiest thing in the world. We knew we could never afford it in our lifetimes. My husband gave me more than a mixer this christmas. I’ve been sick in the hospital, but now that i’m home, this creature is getting a workout.

Absolutely amazing and it looks wonderful in my kitchen. It works like a champ very heavy duty. It is the top of the line for me.

It’s awesome, and looks beautiful. I thought it would be hard to clean and tostay clean. Cleaning is easy and staying clean is easy to. Just wipe it clean when your done.

I’ve had it for a couple years and just realized that i never wrote a review for it. It is one of the best things i could have bought. It comes in handy when i’m doing all of my baking. I can’t wait to buy more attachments for it.

KitchenAid KFP1333CU 13-Cup Food Processor – When I got it I thought wow – the 13-cup is too big and I couldn’t figure out how to get everything back together right in the accessory container – but I kept trying and now that I figured it out I just love it. I’ve tried out all the attachments including

In general, the kitchenaid is a good machine. In fact, if all you need to use are the s blades, you won’t notice it’s flaws that much. The exact slice system works in the beginning, and the smaller bowl is a great idea. It has a strong motor, and if your blades stand up to it, you’re golden. However, if you are using it more for the slicing/shredding discs, you’ll notice a few key flaws:- i found that the wide mouth tube was not as useful as it could be due to a safety mechanism in the lid that means the pusher tube has to be halfway in. Basically, if your food is wide enough to need the big opening, but as tall as it is wide or taller (like an eggplant, or a large onion) you’ll need to preslice it. – more problematic is the drive shaft itself. I noticed that after a little use, the column permanently tilted a little towards the opening (possibly from food pushing one of the discs down while processing). This had the effect of creating a gap where large pieces of unshredded food would get trapped, and creating uneven slicing. -right before the end of my warranty period, the large s blade got stuck and warped on the drive shaft and i had to get it replaced.

When i’m using the slicing or other attachment disk if a piece of veggie doesn’t go through and stops the processor takes some time to get it set to run again. Not what i expected the safety pins or something is way to sensitive or something else is going on. Will update when i find out.

After reading others’ reviews i have to agree that it rocks a bit with some foods. I don’t use the bread blade b/c i have the kitchenaid mixer. Between these two items i can prepare just about anything. I use the food processor several times a week so i don’t have to move it around except on days when i need the counter space. And then it is not so heavy for me to move, and i appreciate that. So, i guess you have do have to make a choice between weight of the machine, and how heavy-duty it is. One time making carrot cookies i thought the motor seemed to struggle a little, so instead of forcing the issue, i just mixed the last of the dough by hand. That is why i took off one star. But otherwise, i still love this machine.

I have the 7 cup kitchen aid processor but needed a larger one. I have nothing but kitchenaid appliances.

In other words, it works great, is a solid build and fairly quiet. Quiet as opposed to jet engine loud like our other processor. The powerful motor can do even the toughest food without grinding to a halt. I do chickpeas for humus and this processor goes through them like a hot knife through butter. Update 4/15/18 – is there anything this thing won’t process?. I like to process lamb to make our version of gyros. In the past, it was a chore since i had to do the 2 pounds of lamb in small batches so the food processor could handle it. I put the entire 2 pounds of lamb in the food processor and turned it on.

This food processor does all it says it will. Being able to slice different thicknesses and having the opening big enough for all sizes of fruit or veggies has allowed me to make appetizers, meals , etc much more efficiently. This one is a upgrade from the 12 cup. The 13 cup is much lighter than the 12 cup. I recommend this food processor.

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  • When I got it I thought wow – the 13-cup is too big and I couldn’t figure out how to get everything back together right in the accessory container – but I kept trying and now that I figured it out I just love it. I’ve tried out all the attachments including
  • Awesome machine

But most of the times a lot of what you grate/cut/chop/dice/mince etc gets caught in the lid. And the lid design has loads of, imo unnecessary, groves/corners/etc where the food gets stuck and is difficult to clean. Quality is good, the plastic is not shatter proof. I dropped the guide/pusher thing that you press the food with and it did break into two. All in all, a very good product, and i use it very often. Ps: good for mass processing, if you plan to use it for cooking daily moderate quantity (2-3 person) meals, you may not end up using it as much because its easier to do what it does by hand for such small quanitity. Do not buy the 7 cup processor as its way to small and you will achieve almost nothing with it. Go for a 13+ cup processor, at least you can use it when you want.

It barely fits below our kitchen cabinets. Have used about all of the different slicing blades and have had no problem. It doesn’t have the rpm that we expected, but it still does a fantastic job.

Is heavy and does use up a lot of counters pace. Does the on any item we have blended so far. If you have room for it and use a blender a lot, then i recommend it.

My wife loves it and that means i love.

Features of KitchenAid KFP1333CU 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice System – Contour Silver

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  • The first ever externally adjustable slicing, KitchenAid ExactSlice System gives you precise slicing and accuracy for all kinds of food—hard or soft, large or small.
  • Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube accommodates tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes with minimal prep work required.
  • The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.
  • High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.
  • Model KFP1333 includes 13-cup work bowl, 4-cup work bowl, external adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc, dough blade, multipurpose blade, mini multipurpose blade, spatula and accessory case.

From the manufacturer

KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice System

The KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with the exclusive ExactSlice system, slices from thick to thin with one slide of the lever.

KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor

The multiple optimized speeds and distinctly designed stainless steel blades help in prepping food. Slice, shred, knead, puree and chop food quickly and easily.

Features

KitchenAid ExactSlice System

The first ever externally adjustable slicing, KitchenAid ExactSlice System gives you precise slicing and accuracy for all kinds of food—hard or soft, large or small. And it does it all using less energy than previous model.

Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube

Accommodates tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes with minimal prep work required.

UltraTight Seal

The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.

High, Low and Pulse

High, Low and Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.

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Capacity 14-Cup 13-Cup 11-Cup 9-Cup 9-Cup 7-Cup
External Slicing Adjustment Lever
UltraTight Seal
Feed Tube 2-in-1 Feed Tube 3-in-1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube 3-in-1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube 3-in-1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube 3-in-1 Wide Mouth Feed Tube 2-in-1 Feed Tube
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Model KFP1333 includes

13-cup work bowl, 4-cup work bowl, external adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc, dough blade, multipurpose blade, mini multipurpose blade, spatula and accessory case.

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Still rate this product high because the motor is strong and the size of the bowl is great. I only have two issues with this product, 1) i don’t see the need for all the nooks and crannies that even a finger can’t fit into in order to clean it well. There does not even appear to be a valid reason for all these nooks and crannies. 2) when grating cheese or slicing veggies, it does not good to have a large bowl if you can’t utilize it. What i mean is, the cheese and sliced veggies just pile up in one spot. You have to stop what you are doing and shake the bowl around to level the grated cheese and sliced veggies. There is nothing to move the falling food around in the bowl. Cheese is by far the hardest to deal with but that is what i use it for the most. I have not done dough in it yet so i am anxious to do so and write another review.

This was a gift and the recipient loves it.

She has killed two or three other cheaper varieties of these things and has been wanting a kitchen aid for a while, so we got it. She has been very happy with it. It seems to be quieter than others and gets the job done faster.

I bought two of these as gifts at the same time. The supplier chefs supplies were horrible to deal with. The first unit received was cracked. It took months to get the part replaced. The second unit didn’t work at all. It took months to get them replaced. Once we had running units we were pleased with the performance of the unit. One gripe is clean up can be difficult because of design. We had these units two years and one died. In a nutshell the operation of the unit is fine.

The large slicing disk is perfect just what i wanted. The large feed tube is great. I had read that food got stuck in the top and made it hard to use. Sorry but that just is happening with mine. I sliced potatoes tonigh for fied potatoes and they were to perfect size for firing. I have made salsa, pesto, chili sause and creamed cream cheese sause in it and it turned out perfict. It is the best processor i have ever had.

Was procrastinating buying the food processor because i figured i had enough kitchen gizmos and didn’t know whether to buy a cuisinart or the kitchenaid. I finally chose the kitchenaid because i wanted a blue one to match my mixer. When i got it i thought wow – the 13-cup is too big and i couldn’t figure out how to get everything back together right in the accessory container – but i kept trying and now that i figured it out i just love it. I’ve tried out all the attachments including the the dicing one and like them all. The one thing kitchenaid should have done was give you two processing adapters so you wouldn’t need to change them between the different functions. I couldn’t get mine apart so i called their customer service and said i just couldn’t do it and they sent me another one so that’s no longer a problem. Most of the time i’m only cooking for two of us but i still use mine several times a week. I’d give it a 4-1/2 star if you could give 1/2 a star – because they could have included two adapters – but they did send me another one and i’d definitely buy it again.

The first ever externally adjustable slicing, KitchenAid ExactSlice System gives you precise slicing and accuracy for all kinds of food—hard or soft, large or small.

Well i’ve had the kitchenaid 13 cup food processor for about a month now. But it was disappointing not to be able to fall in love with it(believe me, i tried:( so i thought i’d write this review and list all the pros and cons. I know of course that different things appeal to different people. I’ll try to be as comprehensive as i can be(without being boring). Good things:1) it looks beautiful. Its an amazing feeling to take it our of the carton and put it together. And sits pretty on the counter:p2)the ultra tight seal is definitely tight. No leaks at all3)the case that comes with it for the attachments is a dream come truevery very useful4)i can’t say its very very quiet but the sound level is certainly something that i would call better than expected5)the lock and unlock mechanism are very easy. You can do it with one hand6)the bowl itself is easy to wash, no nooks and crannies for the food to get stuck in7)i love being able to slice bigger stuff.

Well here i am writing a review of this product 6 years after i purchased it. I had high hopes for this equipment when i ordered it, but it sat on my shelf for several years before i actually used it. So that’s what makes the performance of the multi-purpose blade even more maddening. I used this blade maybe 6 or 7 times before the last time, when it exploded. The whole core of it fell out and was totally unusable. I was in the middle of a messy concoction that required me to do it in several batches in the mini-bowl, with the mini-blade. As a courtesy, i emailed kitchenaid because i thought they should know about their faulty product and didn’t hear a peep back from them. I wasn’t expecting it to be covered by warranty, so i was prepared to pay the $40+ for a replacement. Apparently many other people have also had this same problem, from what i read on the replacement blade reviews. Very disappointed with this product.

Best price for this wonderful machine. If you are looking for a machine to do many different things in the kitchen this model is the best. Kitchen aid offers more blade to purchase separably for this model.

I bought this to make bread dough as i can’t get it right in a stand mixer. Also the food processor/slicer i have is tends to shoot the food everywhere. I really like the multiple sized shoots. Large enough for a potato and small enough for a banana. It’s pretty quiet as well compared to my antique.

Kudos go to kitchenaid customer service. A failure of the chopping blade just few weeks short of the one year warranty has ended with a free upgrade (pending delivery). Hopefully the design of the black adapter and blades has been improved. A relatively small surface driving the blade allowed it spin 90 degrees and getting wedged. That said, overall we have been satisfied with the performance, once becoming familiar with all the attachments and discovering the minimum insertion of the pusher into the chute. The lighter weight base is a plus since the size prevented it living on the counter top and instead had to be stored away. The large chute seemed like a good idea, but often required an extra hand to hold down while using the smaller one. The small container, while still required to sit inside the large one, was not as messy to use as our older model which splashed out into the large container. Anyone overwhelmed by number of attachments should pack the less necessary ones away until needed.

It is big, powerful, heavy, sturdy and takes up a lot of space. It takes a lot of practice to get it to chop and slice properly. The small insert bowl is a nice feature if you don’t have to prepare large quantities of food. I have never been satisfied with grating cabbage for cole slaw. It leaves a lot of large leaves that have to be picked out. The top fits very tightly and requires considerable strength to put on and remove. Small families may want to look at smaller models.

Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube accommodates tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes with minimal prep work required.

Chops grades everything you need, took some use from the vitimix, now we make our peanut butter in this. If you do a lot of cooking, this is well worth the money.

Well built and great storage. Don’t waste your time with the cheap food processors.

This thing is powerful and well-built. It’s much better than the hamilton beach unit i bought many years ago. Watch out, those blades really are sharp. Also, i really like the accessory organizer box it comes with. Locally, i could only find it in silver. I need to find more things i can do with it :).

I don’t usually write reviews but for this product i think i should. I bought this food processor because i was tired of shopping/ slicing/ shredding for canning. I can not believe i waited this long to get this. I got the 13 cup because i have a huge garden. This year it was a total life saver. In all actuality it is a permanent fixture on my counter next to my stove. I was a little upset at first for the amount of money i spent on it, but i also use it a lot more than i thought i would. I made chicken wing dip the other night.

This is so awesome for salads and everything i love it can do anything smoothies slushes.

I really like the way this food processor works. I read the reviews and some talked about the difficulty of putting the different parts together for slicing, etc. , but i did not have any problems. I used the guide and the handbook and it was easy to use. Great for canning when you need to slice or chop.

Both of our old cuisinart food processors, a 4 cup and an 11 cup, gave out at about the same time. We selected this kitchenaid because it included both 4 and 13 cup options. And because the red matched our kitchenaid toaster and kitchenaid mixer. As with the toaster that also replaced a cuisinart that was shot, the kitchenaid weighs twice as much and feels very solid. It also included a case for all the attachments so they aren’t hiding in various drawers.

The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.

I use this product all of the time for processing a variety of foods.

My wife and i were deciding on the cuisinart fp 14 white elite 14 cup or the kitchenaid 13 cup. I chose the kitchenaid kfp1333 for a christmas present. Since i did not purchase both i can only say the kitchenaid is fine and my wife loves it. The first chore was hard cheddar cheese for mac and cheese. It handled this like soft butter with no issues. Again i can only say this uint is fine and i am sure it will live up to the kitchenaid legacy. Today my wife made a dish that requires sweet potatoes which is likely the hardest item she will slice in this unit. Again the kfp 1333 handled the task with ease. She loves the fact that it is light and easy to get in and out of the cabinet.

Had an eleven cup model for 19 years that was a joy until a tiny plastic tab broke on the lid. Bought this as replacement and was forced to return it. It was far noisier than the old model, much more fiddly to set up and use and the buttons were hard to press. Be aware that the big handel has to reside on the right as pictured, taking up even more valuable counter space if the machine is kept assembled. It is also significantly taller than the old model, something else to worry about if you have cabinets over your counters. Ended up jerry rigging a fix to the broken plastic lid of my old unit because, even broken, it is so much better than this new unit.

I really really really wanted this to be awesome. The dicer kit wad a let down because the chute is so small. My other big need is for large batches of pie dough. This did not evenly move the mixture of 5 cups of flour, 3 sticks of cut butter and 16 tablespoons of shortening. It just gooed up in the bottom. I have a big breville for crust. It doesn’t dice but it i prefer it over this one.

I had the 9 cup but wanted something larger with storage for the accessories. I purchased this one and i love it.

I ordered this because of a deep discount. After reading the reviews i was nervous that i had chosen wrongly. I am now quite happy to report that the negative reviews were quite wrong. Either they were written for older units or they were bogus altogether. I have found that this machine is easy to operate. It isn’t difficult to figure out which adapter goes with which blade. It isn’t difficult to figure out how everything fits into the accessory box. And it isn’t difficult or dangerous to lift straight up to get the multi-purpose blade out of the bowl. Bottom line, i would advise others to ignore the negative reviews. So far, this machine has done quite well processing veggies for veggie burgers, shredding cheese, grinding pumpkin seeds into meal, and grinding toasted oats for oat flour.

High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.

After having food processors that were both expensive and inexpensive, i realized you get what you pay for. This machine is worth every penny. We have nicknamed it ‘big moe’ and the name suits it. Ihave a large family and needed the larger bowl, yet the small bowl is getting a workout too. I have found nothing it can’t handle and it does so quietly and efficiently. This processor also came with a storage box for all of the blades and spindles that came with it. That in itself made it a great choice. I hated having all of the accessories on the counter and filling my drawers from my other two processors. Not to mention this keeps the blades sharper. I highly recommend this processor to anyone.

I am 55 years old and not new to food processors. It was delivered in record time as usual, amazon never lets me down. The adjustable thickness blade feature sold me on this one. I used the machine 5 times and found the lid hard to remove each time. I decided to live with that but when i used it to grate cheddar cheese and the machine kept shutting off i was very disappointed in it. The machine had to be unplugged then plugged back in to get it to work. If that had been a one time instance, i would have lived with that too but it happened about 4 times while grating a 2 pound block. I even made a special effort to not put too much pressure on the block of cheese while grating, babying the machine, and it still cut off. My husband who loves machines and always looks for ‘user error’ as the issue said i needed to start the blade running and get it up to speed before dropping the cheese in the chute.

KitchenAid KSM150PSCO Artisan Series 5-Qt, One of the best presents I have ever bought my wife

One of the best presents i have ever bought my wife, she is so pleased with it and so is our 11 year old grandson they bake bread, cakes and cookies all the time. Excellent product that exceeded our expectations.

I just love my artisan mixer-beautiful color too-perfect color too. I wanted the cornflower blue, but held back after reading some of the reviews. It is very cornflower blue-i love it-don’t wait buy this machine if you are holding back because of some of the reviews like i did. I even contacted customer service to see if i could return it if i didn’t like it-amazon won’t let you down is my response the customer service assured me if i didn’t like it i could return it. I was replacing my cobalt blue pro one as i remodeled the kitchen and wanted to update my color to fit my kitchen, after 20 years the cobalt blue one was still goinglove kitchenaid. She has her own closet on the counter, color was a big deal to me. I also purchased the glass bowl which is a bit heavy but well worth the price. You wouldn’t want a bowl that broke or cracked with a hard hit-this bowl should hold up. My granite counters will put it to the test. Please don’t wait get what you love. I am just sorry that the bad reviews held me back.

Durable, sturdy, a great quality item.

Key specs for KitchenAid KSM150PSCO Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Cornflower Blue:

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  • The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center with more than 15 optional attachments available.
  • 5-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch.
  • 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation.
  • The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe.
  • Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.
  • Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, 6-wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.
  • Choose from all the color options to find the one that best matches your style and personality.
  • The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center with more than 15 optional attachments available.
  • 5-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch.
  • 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation.
  • The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe.
  • Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.
  • Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, 6-wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.

Comments from buyers

“Love it, why did I wait so long!
, Good quality but had to make several returns
, Fantastic stand mixer

This is the best gift you can give yourself.

This is one of the best presents i’ve ever received. I’ve always wanted one but it was out of my price range all these years. The holiday discount and bonus points made it more affordable. I baked about 20 different types of dessert over the holiday(cookies, cheesecake, cakes, and bars) and i didn’t feel tired or overextended at all. I love to bake but my arm has been giving me pains and this kitchenaid has given me a chance to continue my love of cooking without the pains. I highly recommend this artisan series for people who love to bake.

Read your instruction manual. Move the set screw if not set properly. Ok, that out the way, the thing is amazing. This is my first kitchenaid and i just had a hand mixer prior to this. I love being able to have both hands free to add ingredients or just top off my coffee while it does it’s thing. I had never made homemade frosting before and it was wonderful.No more store bought paragraph of ingredients i can’t pronounce for this family.

I just love this color everything else you can read in other’s reviews.

This was a gift to my sister. I am enjoying the bounty of the gift.

I waited for 6 years before being able to buy one of these mixers. It turned out to be blue willow instead of cornflower blue, like it said on the box. But the color still went with my kitchen and it looks really pretty, i decided to be happy with that color. In fact, it looked so pretty that when i needed to make a large cake for someone, i used my hand mixer. I didn’t want to get it dirty. I did however use it for the large amount of frosting i needed, and i found that it cleaned up beautifully and i am now using it regularly.

Great/best brand/product, easy ordering process, fast shipping as usual. Mixer is still going strong and my wife used it at least 3-4 times a week.

Finally, after years and years of wanting a kitchenaid stand mixer, i have one. I received one for christmas. It’s cornflower blue and looks so wonderful in my blue kitchen. The mixer and components are very well made and sturdy feeling. Nothing cheap or plastic-y with this unit. I made pumpkin bars to initiate my mixer and they turned out fab. I can’t wait to make more yummy baked goods in the weeks and years to come. It was a bonus that the mixer was assembled in the usa. Now, they just need to make all those parts here too.I’m so happy with my beautiful new kitchenaid stand mixer.

This is the first stand mixer i have ever owned, and it is phenomenal. So far i have used this to make bread and cookie dough. I highly recommend this mixer.

– my wrists don’t ache when i bake- i can add ingredients slowly while still mixing without growing an extra pair of arms- my bread dough looks so good, so does my bread- i love your calm blue color, you fill me will confidence- you sit proudly on my kitchen counter, matching the pretty blue paint i chose for the walls- you feel so solid and retro, i think, ‘this is the start of a beautiful friendship.

I’ve been comparing, and reading reviews for over a year to help me make my new kitchen mixer selection. I had narrowed it to only kitchenaid products, and then found the reviews on amazon really helpful to make my final model selection. The mixer has a star position in my new home’s baking area, and the cornflower blue was just exactly the punch that part of the kitchen needed. I have been using it frequently each week, and have not had any disappointments with the results. It is efficient, and easy to operate. I also really love the mixer bowl, with handle. Since i’m not as young and strong as i used to be, it makes it so much easier to get the dough into whatever pan required. I really wouldn’t change a single thing about this mixer, with the possible exception of that i wished i’d made up my mind sooner and been enjoying it longer.

I waited a long time to be able to buy this. Works great and looks wonderful.

Purchased for my daughter-in-law chef.

Got this as a present with all the additional attachments/accessories and my girlfriend loved it. She used it the next morning to make breakfast.

This purchase was for my daughter, she loves it and the blue color is great. Very well made and will last for years. The attachments are high quality and it arrived in a timely manner. I will continue to purchase items from amazon in the future.

Had a white kitchenaid gave it to my son wanted and love this shade and mixer.

Just know that you need to clean the bowl with olive oil before using for first time. This is buried in the instruction book.

This is just wonderful, it’s smooth, quiet, heavy, holds well to the counter so would never slide off. I am so happy with this mixer.

Husband surprised me with this baby on my birthday.

Love the cornflower blue to match my kitchen. The picture is an accurate color.

This mixer will be a family heirloom. These mixers can even be converted to off-grid(by the amish). These mixers would make a great wedding gift.

KitchenAid KSB580NK Custom Metallic 5-Speed Blender – This blender does all the things a blender should do and is rather attractive as well.

I was not the least dissappointed. My diet/fibre mixes require ice. I love the way it pulses the ice. Ive never seen that option before. I really like the fact that the blades don’t come out. It cleas up easily and takes up little space on my counter. I never put it away like i did with my previous blender. My only dislike (minor) is that it is very noisy, but because it does such a good job i have learned to overlook the noisiness. Great product that i highly endorse and recommend.

I have used the ksb580nk for a month for making protein or fruit smoothies, two to three times a day. It performs well, and is more enjoyable than previous blenders in my experience. Compared to my last blender, an oster ‘beehive’, it is more powerful, has a quieter motor, is easier to clean, and easier to remove the contents of the jar. The noise level is only very high for the first few seconds when blending ice, due to the ice cubes hitting the jar. The jar is well designed, capacious, and light weight. The lid seats and removes easily. As i had hoped, the convenience of having a one piece assembly, and not having to remove the blades for cleaning, is wonderful. Generally a stream of water from the faucet cleans the jar fine. I have no real negative remarks. The intelli-speed is not as useful as i had hoped.

Purchase blender 2/12/12 amazon prime. Replace jar 3/26 then whole unit 8/13, jar 9/12, another jar 11/16, whole unit 12/11. The blender is a great unit for blending when it works, jar is worthless plastic. But with warranty you get new units and restart of 1-year warranty each time at no $ cost. Looks like can keep going forever with replacements at this rate. Just buy another low cost blender with glass and metal drive as backup, while you wait for replacements. I use 6 days a week blending one full jar of fruit smoothie. One thing seems to help the jar last fews weeks more, use pulse mode to break up chunks 1st and add ice slowly. Thank you kitchenaid, but a design change would make good business sense.

If this keeps up, only kitchenaid will have a place in our very large kitchen. Replaced a cuisinart that went south(hecho in china, don’t you know) this is a most solid appliance. . Almost too strong, butwe are learning to tame it. As yet we have found not a single job it hasn’t handled with ease. We have had thewhole genre over the years and this is the first one that is close to one of our commercial blenders in restaurants. Plus, one can buy several for the price of one vitamix.

I have put off buying a new blender for 4 years. I have been waiting for the ‘perfect’ blender, and i’ve considered those fancy, $400, make soup blenders. In the meantime, i had been using a series of cruddy, outdated, clearance, on-sale blenders, so i’ve seen every problem you could ever face with a blender. The reviews for this blender were not magnificent. I read about the noise, about the gasket that leaks. Until my blender died, and i needed to buy something, and fast. Background, i make a lot of blended things.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Bought this instead of the expensive vitamix or blendtec
  • Works great. When it works Expensive replacement parts.
  • Nice but flaws

This is my second review for this item. It was a gift and i though that, since i have a similar blender, it would work fine. It didn’t, which i only found out days before the warranty ran out. I’m giving it three stars because kitchenaid was absolutely awesome in their customer service. They are currently sending a replacement for the upper (pitcher) part of the blender (which appears to fit incorrectly over the lower section). Their policy is to replace the entire product for any reason within one year of purchase. This is several months later – but i want to add that the replacement part works perfectly and the owner is 5 star happy with her blender now.

Who knew ice could be so loud. But this blender will actually make snowyes now you can make your own snowconeswe don’t but it’s nice to know it can do it. My wife and i had a mini snowball fight in july, how cool is thatwe bought this to make smoothies and we use fruit that we buy locally andfreeze ourselves. If you grind up just the fruit is will make it into a frozen powder. Frozen strawberries are really tough to blend usually, but not with this blendersure we’ve only had it a week but it cleans up super easy, just rinse then 1/3 ofthe jar filled with water and 4 drops of detergent. Then rinse and reblend water. No foam and you’re good to go. Lots of reviews say this is loud, and it is. The ice sounds like gravel in there. But out comes snow from the ice after 20 secondsthick stuff like yogurt tends to create a vaccuum where it will stop blending.

This is our second exact same one that we reordered. My husband makes shake for us every morning. The first one lasted for 5 years of daily use. So good we reordered this same one which is perfect and theonly size that fits on cabinet and slides under the overhead cabinets.

I have used this blender for about a year and a half now. You have to be patient with it if you want to do anything more than blend already fairly liquid ingredients. Specifically, for ice i find it struggled and sometimes seized completely. If your needs for a blender are more for cooking such as liquifying soups, this is a great blender. If you’re thinking more of using it for milkshakes and ice based smoothies, i would not recommend this particular model.

We bought this after our old cheapie blender, literally caught on fire trying to whip up an herbal life smoothie. We had been using herbal life for less than a week when the old one tanked on us. I got on amazon and after hours of reading reviews from the low to high end products, i kept coming back to this blender. I am a huge kitchenaid fan and have many of their other products. I read a few reviews on this model that stated they had some troubles, but also noticed that kitchenaid had fixed those issues and sent them either replacement pieces or replaced the whole blender. In either case they were satisfied after the fact, so i went ahead with my purchase, knowing that if there was a problem amazon would make it right, as they always have in the past. We have had it for over a year now, and use it all the time for everything from smoothies to margaritas. It is still going strong and we have not experienced a single issue. Once again kitchenaid has proven its worth to me.

I have had this blender for 15 months. It looks great on my countertop and cleans easily. It does crush ice, but not as well as the blender on my bosch universal. It is great for large amount blending, like blending soups, which come out perfectly smooth. The jar is very broad at the bottom so if you want to make a small thing, like a single, 1 – 2 cup drink, it doesn’t work too well. This is especially true of powdered drinks – no matter how you put in the ingredients or how you start, a good portion of the powder will be all over the lid and upper part of the jar. My blade broke in half yesterday.

I give it 5 star not because it works better than vitamix/blendtec but because it works great for the price. I bought this blender because i wasn’t sure if this kitchen appliance had staying power. I have dozens of kitchen appliances that just sits pretty on my counter and was afraid this may turn into one of those and not willing to shell out $400 for the fancy blenders. After a year of use, i am proud to say this one is not one of them.I found it impossible to get enough servings of fruits and veggies into my family’s diet and this blender solved that problem. I use it about 3-4 times a week to make green smoothies for my family. Having a good blender in your home can literally change your life/health. For those who want vitamix/blendtec consistency to your green smoothies, blend the greens (ie spinach or kale) first then add your fruit and finish the blend. Regarding leakage, as several reviewers have noted, there is minimal amount that collects at the base but never a pouring leak, just some collection of whatever i’m blending. This never bothered me or affected my smoothies or soups.

I am pleased with the blender however i am concerned about the hard plastic drive shaft. I have blown out three blenders this year making morning smoothies. The motor on this one seems heavy duty but the hard plastic shaft troubles me since i am now seeing shavings of it left behind when i remove the pitcher. I am not sure how long it will last but i do have the warranty to fall back on. Its too bad they don’t make some thing without all these plastic parts.

Kitchenaid ksb580nk 5 speed blender is the best blender i have owned. It makes the best frozen drinks and smoothies. I use the ‘crushed ice’ mode first and then ‘pulse’ on high to finish the drink. The really nifty ‘crushed ice’ mode is really an auto-pulse mode, alternating ‘on’ for awhile, then ‘off’ and then back ‘on’. And the light weight, plastic pitcher is very easy to clean. In the bottom rack of the dishwasher. . No taking apart the blade assembly first. In the past two years, i burnt out my last oster and braun blenders. My kitchenaid blender joins my kitchenaid mixer on my kitchen counter top and looks great. Never before have i left a blender on the counter.

I am very happy with this purchase. My blender broke making margaritas. This blender is so much more powerful. I had a top of the line kitchen aid before. This blender far surpasses it. It can blend larger amounts. And, the blender bowl doesn’t weigh a ton when it is full, because the bowl is a heavy duty plastic. I thought that i might not like the plastic.

I have put this blender to moderate use for the four years i’ve owned it. Having prepared everything from smoothies to soup to bread crumbs and more, i’m in a great position to give you a good idea of the abilities and shortfalls of this blender. First, the positive:*it is a real mule when it comes to breaking down ice. We made the smoothest smoothies and finest grained blender ice drinks in it. *it has a fairly large capacity for a blender carafe. Now, the negative:*the blender carafe has a tendency to leak. *my blender popped up out of its seating while pulsing some ice last week and stripped the couplers on both the carafe and the base. The cost to fix this will be about 3/4 of the original price of the blender. $50ish for the carafe (because you can’t simply replace the coupler/gear assembly.

I purchased this blender on kitchenaid’s reputation of quality. While it did a good job i expect my appliances to last more then a couple years, especially when they come with a hefty price tag as this. I should add i purchased this based on a cooks illustrated magazine rating of ‘highly recommended’ at the time. When this one died i went back to cooks illustrated and they have now moved this blender to ‘not recommended’ and sited all the customer problems with it. Kitchenaid typically makes great products, unfortunately when something goes wrong their customer service is horrible.

Holy crap, this blender is noisy. I have worked in places with the commercial vita-mix blenders which are the bentley of blenders, but are crazy loud. The kitchen aid rivals any vita-mix in noise production. I actually thought maybe something was wrong with it, it makes the lights flicker in my house and sounds like it could explode. I bought it because cook’s illustrated recommended it, and it does blend well; i’ve made a giant batch of hummus that came out perfectly smooth. Fruit smoothies and other blended drinks (i’ve made margaritas) come out pretty good, i’ve only noticed one or two chunks of ice or frozen fruit in my drink. You are not going to get the perfectly smooth iciness that a vita-mix can produce, unless you break up your ice before you blend drinks in the kitchen aid, and even then it’s not exactly the same. Restaurants/bars/coffee shops use fresh ice machine ice that’s small, lightly frozen, and usually hollow cubes or flat chips which are stored in a bin that only insulates, rather than continues to freeze it, so ice blends easier and more uniformly than the super dense, rock hard chunks that most people have at home. Even the bags of ice you buy at the store are bigger chunks and are frozen harder than restaurant ice. So it helps to use smaller pieces of ice, and slightly defrosted frozen fruit for the best smoothies at home.

For the price – you can’t beat this thing. It’s loud – but it’s powerful. I thought the one-piece construction would be a pain in the a** but it’s very convenient. The lid makes a good seal and the polycarb pitcher is lightweight and easy to handle. Great for making baby foodpros:great finishing (brushed nickel finish)powerfuleasy to clean – seriously, just put it in the dishwasher. Cons:very loud – i added a dampening base to alleviate some of the sound it makes.

Our key aim in getting a new blender was making smoothies, and if possible, enough from one batch to serve a family of four. I don’t know the big deal about crushing ice, which many promos discuss, or why someone would add ice to a homemade smoothie. (perhaps i need to do more to embrace an inner jimmy buffet. ) we make a variety of smoothies that generally consist of some variation of frozen fruit (e. , bananas, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc), fruit juice, yogurt, and fresh fruit. I suppose crushing ice has some relationship to making such smoothies, but generally we wanted a blender that can handle a lot of frozen fruit without bogging down. Our last two blenders, both in the $40-60 range, have lasted about 2 years each and eventually starting overheating when put to the effort. We’d have to resort to small, double batches in order to get our smoothie fix. So far (3 months) our kitchenaid ksb580nk (at a little more than twice the cost of our previous purchases) has been amazing. Following the owners manual suggestions, it handles more quantity and higher ratio of frozen fruit, resulting in well-blended, thick smoothies. It does this tough job much quicker and much more efficiently than our other blenders. The only draw back is that it is very loud, but i wouldn’t say it is appreciably louder than our previous blenders. If you are primarily looking to make the kind of smoothies i indicate above, this is a great blender. You can get it more cheaply, if you aren’t wanting the brushed nickel finish we chose, in order to match existing counter appliances.

My biggest problem with blenders has been that the seal between the container and the motor mount is never really sealed. You blend fruits, peaches, or tomatoes, and you always get liquid leaking from the container over the base. With the kitchen aid ksb580nk no more messy leaks, clean-up is a breeze. The container and the housing that fits over the motor mount is a continuously molded piece. The motor is especially strong and when you ‘puree’ tomatoes, the blender really purees them. The shape of the container’s top also allows for easy pouring without the dribble over the lip and down the side of the container.

KitchenAid KSB580NK Custom Metallic 5-Speed Blender – Leaks/Breaks, but 100% Warranty is the best

Margarita mondays are a tradition for my boyfriend and me. When my old oster blender broke, i was excited to finally have an excuse to buy a new blender. The old one never crushed the ice well and it got overloaded so easily. Kitchenaid lives up to its name, i must say.It crushes ice very well as long asa there’s a little liquid, so our margaritas and frozen coffees always turn out nice and smooth. The top fits well, though as a habit, i hold the top on while i blend. Maybe once or twice when there was a lot in it did the top really budge. It’s very easy to clean and after a couple months of using it 3-4 times a week, i’m a happy camper.

Holy crap, this blender is noisy. I have worked in places with the commercial vita-mix blenders which are the bentley of blenders, but are crazy loud. The kitchen aid rivals any vita-mix in noise production. I actually thought maybe something was wrong with it, it makes the lights flicker in my house and sounds like it could explode. I bought it because cook’s illustrated recommended it, and it does blend well; i’ve made a giant batch of hummus that came out perfectly smooth. Fruit smoothies and other blended drinks (i’ve made margaritas) come out pretty good, i’ve only noticed one or two chunks of ice or frozen fruit in my drink. You are not going to get the perfectly smooth iciness that a vita-mix can produce, unless you break up your ice before you blend drinks in the kitchen aid, and even then it’s not exactly the same. Restaurants/bars/coffee shops use fresh ice machine ice that’s small, lightly frozen, and usually hollow cubes or flat chips which are stored in a bin that only insulates, rather than continues to freeze it, so ice blends easier and more uniformly than the super dense, rock hard chunks that most people have at home. Even the bags of ice you buy at the store are bigger chunks and are frozen harder than restaurant ice. So it helps to use smaller pieces of ice, and slightly defrosted frozen fruit for the best smoothies at home.

Our key aim in getting a new blender was making smoothies, and if possible, enough from one batch to serve a family of four. I don’t know the big deal about crushing ice, which many promos discuss, or why someone would add ice to a homemade smoothie. (perhaps i need to do more to embrace an inner jimmy buffet. ) we make a variety of smoothies that generally consist of some variation of frozen fruit (e. , bananas, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc), fruit juice, yogurt, and fresh fruit. I suppose crushing ice has some relationship to making such smoothies, but generally we wanted a blender that can handle a lot of frozen fruit without bogging down. Our last two blenders, both in the $40-60 range, have lasted about 2 years each and eventually starting overheating when put to the effort. We’d have to resort to small, double batches in order to get our smoothie fix. So far (3 months) our kitchenaid ksb580nk (at a little more than twice the cost of our previous purchases) has been amazing. Following the owners manual suggestions, it handles more quantity and higher ratio of frozen fruit, resulting in well-blended, thick smoothies. It does this tough job much quicker and much more efficiently than our other blenders. The only draw back is that it is very loud, but i wouldn’t say it is appreciably louder than our previous blenders. If you are primarily looking to make the kind of smoothies i indicate above, this is a great blender. You can get it more cheaply, if you aren’t wanting the brushed nickel finish we chose, in order to match existing counter appliances.

For the price – you can’t beat this thing. It’s loud – but it’s powerful. I thought the one-piece construction would be a pain in the a** but it’s very convenient. The lid makes a good seal and the polycarb pitcher is lightweight and easy to handle. Great for making baby foodpros:great finishing (brushed nickel finish)powerfuleasy to clean – seriously, just put it in the dishwasher. Cons:very loud – i added a dampening base to alleviate some of the sound it makes.

I have used the ksb580nk for a month for making protein or fruit smoothies, two to three times a day. It performs well, and is more enjoyable than previous blenders in my experience. Compared to my last blender, an oster ‘beehive’, it is more powerful, has a quieter motor, is easier to clean, and easier to remove the contents of the jar. The noise level is only very high for the first few seconds when blending ice, due to the ice cubes hitting the jar. The jar is well designed, capacious, and light weight. The lid seats and removes easily. As i had hoped, the convenience of having a one piece assembly, and not having to remove the blades for cleaning, is wonderful. Generally a stream of water from the faucet cleans the jar fine. I have no real negative remarks. The intelli-speed is not as useful as i had hoped.

I purchased this kitchen aid blender after trying for years to get a blender whose motor wouldn’t die after a few months. I purchased it based on its high review in cook’s illustrated, and it has lived up to its reputation. I wish i would have shelled out the extra $$ years earlier; i could’ve saved a lot in the long run.This blender has a motor that is powerful. I make two batches of protein smoothies almost every day, and this motor has not gotten tired yet, after 3 months. The trick with smoothies is getting the blender to crush the ice effectively. Once i got the hang of the ‘ice crush’ button, it has been easy going. I know some reviewers have qualms about the blender not coming apart to wash, but this has actually been so nice. I just pop it in the dish washer and it comes out squeaky clean.

  • Bought this instead of the expensive vitamix or blendtec
  • Works great. When it works Expensive replacement parts.
  • Nice but flaws

Purchase blender 2/12/12 amazon prime. Replace jar 3/26 then whole unit 8/13, jar 9/12, another jar 11/16, whole unit 12/11. The blender is a great unit for blending when it works, jar is worthless plastic. But with warranty you get new units and restart of 1-year warranty each time at no $ cost. Looks like can keep going forever with replacements at this rate. Just buy another low cost blender with glass and metal drive as backup, while you wait for replacements. I use 6 days a week blending one full jar of fruit smoothie. One thing seems to help the jar last fews weeks more, use pulse mode to break up chunks 1st and add ice slowly. Thank you kitchenaid, but a design change would make good business sense.

We purchased this blender to replace an old inexpensive blender that finally burned out. This unit does a nice job with frozen drinks which is what we mainly use it for. The chop ice feature makes short work of creating nice smooth drinks. I finish the drinks with a few seconds of high speed. The jug pours with less dripping than the unit it replaced. The blender is very easy to clean which is a big improvement over it’s predecessor as well. I cannot talk to longevity yet but the blender has plenty of power and does not seem to struggle at all so i expect it will last. I would buy this unit again. Update: after about a year there was a burning smell every time we used it but it still kept on working. Then a couple of months ago the blade broke in half.

If this keeps up, only kitchenaid will have a place in our very large kitchen. Replaced a cuisinart that went south(hecho in china, don’t you know) this is a most solid appliance. . Almost too strong, butwe are learning to tame it. As yet we have found not a single job it hasn’t handled with ease. We have had thewhole genre over the years and this is the first one that is close to one of our commercial blenders in restaurants. Plus, one can buy several for the price of one vitamix.

I am pleased with the blender however i am concerned about the hard plastic drive shaft. I have blown out three blenders this year making morning smoothies. The motor on this one seems heavy duty but the hard plastic shaft troubles me since i am now seeing shavings of it left behind when i remove the pitcher. I am not sure how long it will last but i do have the warranty to fall back on. Its too bad they don’t make some thing without all these plastic parts.

I was not the least dissappointed. My diet/fibre mixes require ice. I love the way it pulses the ice. Ive never seen that option before. I really like the fact that the blades don’t come out. It cleas up easily and takes up little space on my counter. I never put it away like i did with my previous blender. My only dislike (minor) is that it is very noisy, but because it does such a good job i have learned to overlook the noisiness. Great product that i highly endorse and recommend.

Features of KitchenAid KSB580NK Custom Metallic 5-Speed Blender, Brushed Nickel

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  • 5-speed blender with 0.9 horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed electronic motor control
  • Clean Touch control panel; Stir, Chop, Mix, Puree, and Liquefy options; Pulse mode; Crush Ice setting
  • 56-ounce shatter-resistant blend-and-serve polycarbonate pitcher includes stay-put lid with ingredient cup
  • Patented one-piece stainless-steel blade; dishwasher-safe pitcher; metal and polycarbonate base
  • Measures 9 by 7-1/3 by 15-1/4 inches; 1-year hassle-free replacement warranty

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I purchased this blender on kitchenaid’s reputation of quality. While it did a good job i expect my appliances to last more then a couple years, especially when they come with a hefty price tag as this. I should add i purchased this based on a cooks illustrated magazine rating of ‘highly recommended’ at the time. When this one died i went back to cooks illustrated and they have now moved this blender to ‘not recommended’ and sited all the customer problems with it. Kitchenaid typically makes great products, unfortunately when something goes wrong their customer service is horrible.

This blender does all the things a blender should do and is rather attractive as well. I did have one problem once, but it was probably my fault. I was blending a sauce for a julia child recipe when the top blew off the blender. As a result, a volcanic jet of sauce hit our kitchen ceiling faster than i could yell, ‘oh no’.I suspect, however, i did not make sure the top was firmly in place.

I searched for a great replacement blender for our waring professional. The glass broke on it, and the motor just didn’t work as well as it did. I was considering a blendtec or one of the more expensive blenders. That was until i saw the popular mechanics review of them on youtube: [. the kitchen-aid in that review clearly won to me. I even tried the same test they did and got the same results. This thing is just incredible. Nice large container, powerful motor and we use liquefy for our smoothies and they come out perfect. I can’t recommend this blender enough. And i’ve had no issues like some other are reporting w/ the black rotation piece. So far things have been great, we use it 2x a day and have for a few weeks now. ]

Great blender that pulverizes frozen fruit in seconds. My wife and i make smoothies all the time and have been using this blender for a couple years now. The pitcher leaks slightly while it’s operating. Not a lot, just enough to be annoying. If kitchenaid fixes that problem i’ll give them 5 stars. Update: the blender itself still works like a boss, but the bearings in the pitcher finally gave up the ghost. It’s time to replace the pitcher, but i’m honestly a bit torn as to whether i should just get a new pitcher, or replace the whole dang thing. I’ve been using it for years, and it has worked great, but the pitcher issue was a constant pain. Even though it worked well, there are probably better blenders out there.

I have used this blender for about a year and a half now. You have to be patient with it if you want to do anything more than blend already fairly liquid ingredients. Specifically, for ice i find it struggled and sometimes seized completely. If your needs for a blender are more for cooking such as liquifying soups, this is a great blender. If you’re thinking more of using it for milkshakes and ice based smoothies, i would not recommend this particular model.

I give it 5 star not because it works better than vitamix/blendtec but because it works great for the price. I bought this blender because i wasn’t sure if this kitchen appliance had staying power. I have dozens of kitchen appliances that just sits pretty on my counter and was afraid this may turn into one of those and not willing to shell out $400 for the fancy blenders. After a year of use, i am proud to say this one is not one of them.I found it impossible to get enough servings of fruits and veggies into my family’s diet and this blender solved that problem. I use it about 3-4 times a week to make green smoothies for my family. Having a good blender in your home can literally change your life/health. For those who want vitamix/blendtec consistency to your green smoothies, blend the greens (ie spinach or kale) first then add your fruit and finish the blend. Regarding leakage, as several reviewers have noted, there is minimal amount that collects at the base but never a pouring leak, just some collection of whatever i’m blending. This never bothered me or affected my smoothies or soups.

5-speed blender with 0.9 horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed electronic motor control

Kitchenaid ksb580nk 5 speed blender is the best blender i have owned. It makes the best frozen drinks and smoothies. I use the ‘crushed ice’ mode first and then ‘pulse’ on high to finish the drink. The really nifty ‘crushed ice’ mode is really an auto-pulse mode, alternating ‘on’ for awhile, then ‘off’ and then back ‘on’. And the light weight, plastic pitcher is very easy to clean. In the bottom rack of the dishwasher. . No taking apart the blade assembly first. In the past two years, i burnt out my last oster and braun blenders. My kitchenaid blender joins my kitchenaid mixer on my kitchen counter top and looks great. Never before have i left a blender on the counter.

I have put off buying a new blender for 4 years. I have been waiting for the ‘perfect’ blender, and i’ve considered those fancy, $400, make soup blenders. In the meantime, i had been using a series of cruddy, outdated, clearance, on-sale blenders, so i’ve seen every problem you could ever face with a blender. The reviews for this blender were not magnificent. I read about the noise, about the gasket that leaks. Until my blender died, and i needed to buy something, and fast. Background, i make a lot of blended things.

This is my second review for this item. It was a gift and i though that, since i have a similar blender, it would work fine. It didn’t, which i only found out days before the warranty ran out. I’m giving it three stars because kitchenaid was absolutely awesome in their customer service. They are currently sending a replacement for the upper (pitcher) part of the blender (which appears to fit incorrectly over the lower section). Their policy is to replace the entire product for any reason within one year of purchase. This is several months later – but i want to add that the replacement part works perfectly and the owner is 5 star happy with her blender now.

Who knew ice could be so loud. But this blender will actually make snowyes now you can make your own snowconeswe don’t but it’s nice to know it can do it. My wife and i had a mini snowball fight in july, how cool is thatwe bought this to make smoothies and we use fruit that we buy locally andfreeze ourselves. If you grind up just the fruit is will make it into a frozen powder. Frozen strawberries are really tough to blend usually, but not with this blendersure we’ve only had it a week but it cleans up super easy, just rinse then 1/3 ofthe jar filled with water and 4 drops of detergent. Then rinse and reblend water. No foam and you’re good to go. Lots of reviews say this is loud, and it is. The ice sounds like gravel in there. But out comes snow from the ice after 20 secondsthick stuff like yogurt tends to create a vaccuum where it will stop blending.

I have put this blender to moderate use for the four years i’ve owned it. Having prepared everything from smoothies to soup to bread crumbs and more, i’m in a great position to give you a good idea of the abilities and shortfalls of this blender. First, the positive:*it is a real mule when it comes to breaking down ice. We made the smoothest smoothies and finest grained blender ice drinks in it. *it has a fairly large capacity for a blender carafe. Now, the negative:*the blender carafe has a tendency to leak. *my blender popped up out of its seating while pulsing some ice last week and stripped the couplers on both the carafe and the base. The cost to fix this will be about 3/4 of the original price of the blender. $50ish for the carafe (because you can’t simply replace the coupler/gear assembly.

We bought this after our old cheapie blender, literally caught on fire trying to whip up an herbal life smoothie. We had been using herbal life for less than a week when the old one tanked on us. I got on amazon and after hours of reading reviews from the low to high end products, i kept coming back to this blender. I am a huge kitchenaid fan and have many of their other products. I read a few reviews on this model that stated they had some troubles, but also noticed that kitchenaid had fixed those issues and sent them either replacement pieces or replaced the whole blender. In either case they were satisfied after the fact, so i went ahead with my purchase, knowing that if there was a problem amazon would make it right, as they always have in the past. We have had it for over a year now, and use it all the time for everything from smoothies to margaritas. It is still going strong and we have not experienced a single issue. Once again kitchenaid has proven its worth to me.

Clean Touch control panel; Stir, Chop, Mix, Puree, and Liquefy options; Pulse mode; Crush Ice setting

Before having this kitchenaid blender, we had a breville. It did a great job blending, no complains there. But opening for cleaning was always a challenge. And later, if not very tightly closed, it licked a lot. And then back to square one, since if we closed it very well to avoid licking, then it was almost impossible to open it again. Specially for my wife, with not a lot of strength in her hands. Enough of the breville, we decided to try another brand. For the kitchenaid, all the contrary. Not only as good as the breville when mixing, including frozen fruit and ice for the smoothies, but also super easy to clean.

I am very happy with this purchase. My blender broke making margaritas. This blender is so much more powerful. I had a top of the line kitchen aid before. This blender far surpasses it. It can blend larger amounts. And, the blender bowl doesn’t weigh a ton when it is full, because the bowl is a heavy duty plastic. I thought that i might not like the plastic.

This is our second exact same one that we reordered. My husband makes shake for us every morning. The first one lasted for 5 years of daily use. So good we reordered this same one which is perfect and theonly size that fits on cabinet and slides under the overhead cabinets.

I have had this blender for 15 months. It looks great on my countertop and cleans easily. It does crush ice, but not as well as the blender on my bosch universal. It is great for large amount blending, like blending soups, which come out perfectly smooth. The jar is very broad at the bottom so if you want to make a small thing, like a single, 1 – 2 cup drink, it doesn’t work too well. This is especially true of powdered drinks – no matter how you put in the ingredients or how you start, a good portion of the powder will be all over the lid and upper part of the jar. My blade broke in half yesterday.

I purchased the kitchen aid blender, as a replacement for my old blender. I make a lot of smoothies, and the old blender just was not cutting it. The kitchen aid blender, like all kitchen aid products, is top notch (i always look at kitchen aid for appliances, since i’ve always had good experience with them). The blender container itself is nearly twice as large (56 oz) as that of my old blender. Dont make the mistake i did the first time, and try it without the lid – that was quite the mess (i could get away with blending without the lid on my old blender, if i started on low). Even on low speed (stir), this blender will take whatever you throw at it. The smoothies i make have a lot of oatmeal, protein powder, yogurt, and fresh and frozen fruit. It’s no problem for this blender.I have also made frozen drinks with this blender, and it chops ice and makes frozen drinks like nobody’s business. The motor on this thing is amazing, as the blades start at a lower speed, and then quickly adjust to the speed you selected. Stir, chop, mix, puree, or liquefy (i have yet to even have to use the puree or liquefy mode). I have yet to have this machine bog down in any way, while blending anything. The blender pitcher itself is one single polycarbonite unit and the blades do not detach – they are part of the pitcher itself (you can get a glass or stainless steel pitcher, as a different option, but cost more). Some people have complained of leaky pitchers, but i have not experienced this.

I have had it over 5 months. I make a protein smoothie with frozen fruit (no ice) every day. My previous blender took about 90 seconds to blend my smoothie, and there were still chunks of frozen fruit that never got chopped no matter how long it blended. With this blender, my smoothie is ready in under 30 seconds. This saves me a minute a day, or 6 hours a year, or a full day every 4 years. And what can be better than more free time . I will also add that i hand wash the blender jar, and it has not shown any sign of leaking. I waited 2 months for it to be shipped to me, but the price was under $100, so very worth it. The base is very heavy, and easy to clean.

My biggest problem with blenders has been that the seal between the container and the motor mount is never really sealed. You blend fruits, peaches, or tomatoes, and you always get liquid leaking from the container over the base. With the kitchen aid ksb580nk no more messy leaks, clean-up is a breeze. The container and the housing that fits over the motor mount is a continuously molded piece. The motor is especially strong and when you ‘puree’ tomatoes, the blender really purees them. The shape of the container’s top also allows for easy pouring without the dribble over the lip and down the side of the container.

56-ounce shatter-resistant blend-and-serve polycarbonate pitcher includes stay-put lid with ingredient cup

Patented one-piece stainless-steel blade; dishwasher-safe pitcher; metal and polycarbonate base

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender, Amazing value for a blender tough enough to blend kale!

Kitchenaid products have a typically solid reputation as a top quality brand, but i was a little disappointed with this blender. I had read others reviews warning about the leaky jar, and at first no leaks, but over the last 2 years has become progressively leaky around the blade bearing. Ironically one of the features that drew me to this model was the sealed controls that do make it easy to clean – just didn’t know it was going to be such a self-inflicted mess.Another downside is the noise level this thing makes. It’s not deafening, but expect to wake light sleepers up when whipping up an early morning protein shake. On the other hand the 56 oz. Carafe is large and easy to clean, the motor has plenty of torque to crush ice and blend frozen fruits to nearly a pulp free consistency. One more thing that irritated me are the large rubber feet that make it impossible to slide on a counter top – i solved this by using some self-adhesive felt furniture pads on the rubber pads – also helped to decouple the motor noise from the counter top. This thing is heavy enough to stay put while running – but still don’t leave it unattended as it will ‘walk’ some depending on the speed and what you are blending.

We wanted a blender that blended, made smoothies and when the crush ice button was used to crush ice, we was not left with half a blender full of whole cubes. The base of the jug is wide so everything gets sucked down into the blades. The design of the base motor and the jug just make one handed, putting it together so simple. There are cheaper blenders on the market that should not called blenders. Its powerful, and quiet and a great investment as this is our 4th try at buying and trying, save some time. Unless you want to spend 400 + $ stick right here and put this in your wishlist or cart, this was the cheapest supplier, maybe its the color, there are other colors avl at higher cost if blues not for you, happy blending.

We have had the blender for just over a year, and it started leaking. Since the warranty is only for one year, i thought i would be out of luck. Much to my surprise i’m getting a replacement pitcher for the blender after a five minute phone call to kitchenaid. (google ‘kitchenaid support’ for the number). It would have been four minutes from start to finish if i hadn’t taken the time to express my gratitude. She asked for my serial number and if ‘i happened to remember where i bought it’. There were no questions asked about my purchase date. I’m really glad that we can keep using this blender because it’s awesome compared to others i’ve used in the past. I love the all-in-one design of the pitcher, which makes cleanup easy. It’s far more powerful than our last blender, and the design makes blending more efficient.

Key specs for KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Polycarbonate Jar:

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  • Made in USA
  • Polished metal (nickel)
  • Very powerful
  • if you have stainless steel kitchen this will be the one that looks great with it

Comments from buyers

“Perfeck a dream machine
, Amazing value for a blender tough enough to blend kale!
, Very solid performance, but needs a few refinements

I first bought this blender back in 2010 and i haven’t bought another blender since. Every time i go to buy a new blender, i seriously consider purchasing a more expensive one, like vitamix or blendtec. Yet, when i look at reviews and performance tests, the kitchenaid 5-speed blender performs just as well as the blenders 2 – 3 times its price. I’ve had my latest kitchenaid blender for over 3 years now and i use it every day to blend green smoothies. It handles blending kale with ease, unlike most blenders in its price range. Maybe one day i’ll give vitamix a try, but for now i’m very content with my kitchenaid 5-speed.