Kitchenaid 5 speed immersion blender reviews – When our old standard blender broke down, the bowl separating from its base and leaking asparagus soup all over the counter, I decided it was time to investigate the hand blender. No more schlepping soup from stove to blender for me! So, I began to do some research and see if I could discover a hand blender that was high quality, long lasting, powerful, easy to clean and quiet. And, since I quite possibly have the world’s smallest kitchen, I was hoping to find a multi-tasking tool that would take up very little kitchen real estate.
Well I believe the Kitchenaid 5 speed immersion blender is just what the cooking doctor ordered! First of all, let me just say this appliance looks great. It has a sleek, industrial design. And the reviews I read indicated that like most KitchenAid appliances, this one is here for the long run.
Kitchenaid 5 speed immersion blender Review
Is it powerful? You betcha. The 220 watt robust motor makes the KitchenAid the workhorse of the kitchen! And despite its powerfulness, this blender works ever so quietly, which is a huge bonus. At five pounds it’s heavy but fits in your hand like a glove. It’s quite easy to clean as all the attachments are dishwasher safe.
The durable blending attachment’s stainless steel blade is a lengthy eight inches long so it will go to the bottom of a large pot or a tall pitcher. It is great for blending soups, making sauces from pan drippings, mashing potatoes, blending hummus, cake mixes and smoothies. It can easily handle ice cubes and frozen fruit, one of its many features that make it a stand out tool from less expensive models.
The Kitchenaid 5 speed immersion blender actually comes in a set and one of the great accessories is the three cup capacity blending beaker and lid. You can mix and store without wasting time. And the lid doubles as a non skid base. How clever is that?
Another part of the set is the four piece chopping attachments which let you quickly and easily turn your blender into a mini chopper. This makes it simple and fast to chop herbs from the garden, vegetables, fruit, cooked meats, nuts cheese and onions.
Kitchenaid 5 speed immersion blender and Quality
I like that the Kitchenaid 5 speed immersion blender has a stainless steel splash guard which covers the blending blade to prevent splattering ingredients everywhere. In addition, the stainless steel whisk maximizes air in mixtures for fluffier whipped cream and egg whites.
There is a durable cotton twill bag for storing the motor body and the blending, whisking and chopping attachments. But if you’re like me, you’ll want to keep these incredibly useful tools close at hand, not stored away.
The variable speeds provide greater processing control, adjusting to handle a variety of foods, beverages, and soups. In my opinion it provides the power you need when you need it. The immersion blender also has a five foot long power cord which makes it easy to navigate the kitchen.
In a perfect world, (say one in which I got to design hand blenders,) there would be one change to the Kitchenaid 5 speed immersion blender. The power button would not need to be held the entire time you’re using it as this gets a little tiring. But with the quality, power and versatility of this machine that’s a small price to pay.
The KitchenAid hand blender comes in a choice of three colors; white, onyx black and (ooh la la) empire red.
My research showed that prices can vary on this blender, but the best price I found was on Amazon. It’s a bit of a splurge, but with its many uses the KitchenAid KHB300 is quite worth it.