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KitchenAid KSB560 5-Speed Blender With 56 oz. Polycarbonate Pitcher Reviews

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8%Rated 1 stars

49 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/9/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered the tangerine color and it is beautiful--exactly what I expected. I have owned the blender for about a month and am very pleased with its performance. It does a very good job of crushing ice and frozen food in smoothies and milk shakes. I have not had to scrape down the sides of this blender to fully process the food as I had with my previous blender. Additionally the blender is very easy to clean. the pitcher can be washed in the dishwasher or cleaned by filling it half-full with warm water, adding a drop of detergent and running it on the "stir" setting for about 10 seconds. Both approaches work well but I love being able to clean the pitcher quickly and easily without taking up space in the dishwasher or filling the sink. Other reviews have stated that the blender is noisy but I think the only quiet blender is an unused blender. It is certainly less noisy than my old blender. Zappos had the best price and delivery was a snap. It arrived two days earlier than I expected. I did a lot of research before choosing this blender. This is the best thing out there unless you want to get into the crazy expensive, restaurant quality machines.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/14/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Looks great. Does the jobs I've asked it do. However, the more challenging jobs result in that burning motor smell that preceded my last blender's demise.

Additional 38 KSB560 5-Speed Blender With 56 oz. Polycarbonate Pitcher KitchenAid Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Anonymous

from olympia, WA

I needed a good blender for crushing ice (for margaritas, of course). I researched them online at Consumer Reports, ordered the KtichenAid here at Zappos, received it the next day. And boy, does it crush the ice! Thank you, Zappos. You are terrific.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2012

Phil c

from united states

This is outstanding! It outperformed its much more expensive competitors. It is easy to clean, makes the best protein smoothies. It is quiet and Zappos was great to deal with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

I absolutely love this blender. It is huge at 56 ounces, it is light weight, and very efficient. I was using an Oyster before, but I never will again. I give this five stars, it is worth every penny. It is also easy to clean.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Tampa, Florida

Did my research before purchasing this product. One of top recommended by Consumer Reports. Very pleased with performance. Looks great in my kitchen!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Kansas

Love it! Use it daily for my greeen smoothies. Smooths out spinach and frozen bananas easily!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

My husband loves smoothies, so he asked for a blender for his anniversary gift! I searched for some blender reviews online, found that this one was very highly rated, and came to Zappos to see if they have it. Of course they do! Zappos is the best. The blender arrived quickly and my husband and I are thrilled! This is the best blender I've ever used. Super powerful and it's a cinch to clean because it's just 2 pieces. No fussing around with the blade at all. I love this thing!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Nancy J

from Cedar Rapids. Iowa

Received this item very quickly after ordering. I use my blender to make frozen fruit protein smoothies. I can burn an ordinary blender up in a few weeks. The Kitchenaid chews up the frozen fruit with no problem at all. It is noisy, but probably not that much more than my other blenders. So far, I'm very pleased. Zappos remains my favorite internet shopping site.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2011

Paul

from New York, NY

Love. I use it every day - it's a seriously hardcore whirlwind of delicious smoothing making potency. Has changed my life and the way I eat completely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 3, 2011

Regvr

from Naples, FL

Everything is great with this blender: getting the job done, looks, value, performance. After more than a month we're thrilled to find it to be a work horse for most any blending job, soups, plus it makes creamy smoothies in a flash. As always, and I do mean always, Zappos totally rocks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2011

Anonymous

from Arlington

I wanted the cobalt blue to match my mixer. As it turns out this is the perfect blender for me...powerful, easy to use and clean, and attractive too. I love it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Dallas, Texas

I make a green smoothie every morning for breakfast. This beauty whips it up in no time. It has no trouble handling the frozen strawberries or liquefying the spinach. Excellent!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2011

Cheryl J

from Atlanta, GA

I frequently cannot eat all the bananas or yogurt that I buy before it is of questionable quality, so I decided to get a blender to make smoothies. I looked at the Vitamix, but realized my total use of the item wasn't worth retail price. This one was highly rated by others that bypassed the Vitamix. I've used it several times; it seems to have all the power needed, and works really well on all cycles. At this price, it was well worth it. It was delivered within a few days, and since my kitchen is red, I liked the color. It is easy to clean; just whiz up soap and water.

Brands I'd also recommend: I don't think you can beat Kitchen-Aid for small electrics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Mississippi

I purchased this blender to give as a gift, so haven't used it myself. Arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Was extremely impressed with customer service when I placed my order over the phone.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cuisinart

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 9, 2011

Thea C

from North Pomfret, VT

This is a beautiful color. My old blender was a Cuisinart, and I like the larger container on this blender, plus the fact that it is plastic, rather than glass. On the other hand, the Cuisinart control pad had more options. I also like the fact that the blades are part of the container it makes washing easier. So far I have only used this blender to make pesto, and it did a great job. Zappos did their usual super fast shipping on this order!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

I love this blender. It is rather quiet especially the ice crush function. Of course, this is in comparison to my previous blender made by Cuisinart. My only angst with this model is that the blades do not detach from the pitcher so it is harder to clean, but washing it immediately solves that problem. This KitchenAid is money well spent.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 6, 2012

Michele B

 

Broken after less than three months of use. I think I got a lemon since all the other reviews are so good. Was happy with it until this morning when I was blending and it shook and made a bad sound, then liquid started leaking out of the bottom. The blade piece seems to be loose and shaking around in there, but I really cannot tell what's wrong with it. Ugh.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 7, 2012

George H

from Alexandria, Virginia

Delivery was commendable within the advertised time frame. Product was well packaged and arrived undamaged with all parts as product described it. Use has been great and we are well satisfied with the minor exception: the polycarbonate pitcher has a smell that may be caused by the dishwasher soaps however a previous blender had a glass pitcher. Have chosen not to downgrade the rating of this product because of the smell but would caution others who may purchase the items to consider a glass pitcher instead.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cusinart Blender

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

Fast, powerful, and efficient. Use it most often to make smoothies from frozen fruit and juice. It takes seconds to blend a full jar (and I mean the jar full of frozen fruit, then added juice to fill in the space between fruit. I have had this model for over a year, purchased the red one for our daughter-in-law's birthday after she requested one just like mine. Have had 3 other name brands of blenders and none come close to the performance of this blender.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought this as a gift for my mom to replace her old blender. She likes it. What she likes best is that the pitcher and blade assembly are one piece with nothing to screw together. She is in her sixties and wouldn't be able to get the blade assembly tight enough if it were a screw together type. She doesn't have to worry about anything leaking out of the bottom.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Pensacola, Fl

Everything you would expect from a KitchenAid. Crushes ice like it should, not just bounces it around like my old one. Blends beautifully. These are all I have used it for so far, but cannot imagine having trouble from the other functions, after all it is a KithenAid. Bought the black color which looks great sitting on the counter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Lombard, IL

I like everything about this blender--easy to use, clean, and store. Fits nicely under my kitchen cabinets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love it. I have a tasty, smooth green shake every morning thanks to my blender! And I love the sunshine of my yellow blender. Washes up well and I appreciate the drain holes in the base so it dries properly in the dishwasher.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2012

Jonathon

from Ohio

Amazing blender. Solid and well built, plenty of power and easy to clean design. I know people have complained about the pitcher being too light and bouncing. I fill it up and I have no problem or you can order the smaller model with the short pitcher. No point in having the large one if you don't intend on using it. Great product, I use it throughout the week. I only gave it a 4 because there is always room to improve. Enjoy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 20, 2012

M i

from Colorful Colorado

Good blender. Not perfect. I come from the school of thought that any appliance should pretty much last forever. [Par example: I'm not buying a blender to work for two years; I'm buying it to last as long as I need/want a blender.] That said, if you want this blender to last for a long time: Washing it in the dishwasher is fine -- necessary actually as the blade assembly is not dis-assemble-able -- but, do not leave it in the dishwasher during the drying cycle. The heat of the drying cycle weakens the seal (and dries out the o-ring) between the pitcher and the blade assembly. If this seal fails, the pitcher will then leak. You would then have to buy a whole new pitcher from KitchenAid customer service [And, you would also have an enormous piece of un-repairable, un-useable, and apparently un-recyclable plastic, i.e., the failed pitcher at hand.] Short warranty, only one-year. And, KitchenAid customer service is either really good or really not. Here's a challenge to KitchenAid: Have only ten-year warranties on everything you make! Regarding another reviewer's comment regarding crushing ice, I do not agree that this is even relatively quiet; what blender is?

Brands I'd also recommend: Bosch, Miele

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 7, 2012

Brenna M

from Texas

This blender works great until it starts leaking on you. After daily use making breakfast smoothies for a week, the bottom started leaking. I was able to tighten it but that did not last. It kept leaking everywhere. What a bummer.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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