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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Blender?

Matthew
Updated 05 June 2021
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should you buy a KitchenAid Blender?

KitchenAid is one of the most popular blender brands as well as being well known for its mixers, toasters and electric kettles.

If you are wondering how KitchenAid blenders compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,500 blenders by objectively and impartially analysing over 30,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular blenders. Their blenders start at $29 for the KHB1231 which has a power of 200W, a bowl capacity of 1L and is an immersion blender and go up to $563 for the 5KSB6060 which has a power of 1,800W, a bowl capacity of 2.6L and is a tabletop blender. The average price of a new KitchenAid blender is $221.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular blenders.

Is KitchenAid the Best Blender Brand?

So are KitchenAid blenders any good? We give every blender a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all blenders we are able to impartially rank all the blender brands.

KitchenAid is ranked the No. 6 best blender brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that KitchenAid is the 6th best blender brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
6,864 reviews
#2
Hamilton Beach
91%
91%
1,435 reviews
#3
Cuisinart
87%
87%
25 reviews
#4
Vitamix
87%
87%
873 reviews
#5
86%
86%
3,025 reviews
#6
85%
85%
2,641 reviews
#7
Netherlands
83%
83%
2,834 reviews
#8
Brentwood
82%
82%
12 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
81%
81%
7 reviews
#10
Breville
Australia
80%
80%
1,703 reviews
#11
Germany
75%
75%
1,643 reviews
#12
Bamix
75%
75%
32 reviews
#13
NutriBullet
75%
75%
1,906 reviews
#14
Black & Decker
72%
72%
77 reviews
#15
Smeg
Italy
71%
71%
98 reviews
#16
Blendtec
70%
70%
157 reviews
#17
France
69%
69%
1,458 reviews
#18
Oster
68%
68%
23 reviews
#19
United Kingdom
68%
68%
1,948 reviews
#20
Blendjet
63%
63%
1 review
#21
Magimix
62%
62%
650 reviews
#22
Maxi-Matic
61%
61%
2 reviews
#23
Moulinex
60%
60%
1 review
#24
Ariete
60%
60%
10 reviews
#25
Brentwood Appliances
60%
60%
0 reviews
#26
Gastroback
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Waring
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
WMF
58%
58%
429 reviews
#29
Proctor Silex
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
Taurus
56%
56%
0 reviews
#31
Sencor
56%
56%
0 reviews
#32
Elite
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Montana
52%
52%
0 reviews
#34
Orbegozo
52%
52%
0 reviews
#35
Cloer
51%
51%
0 reviews
#36
Krups
Germany
51%
51%
0 reviews
#37
Girmi
50%
50%
0 reviews
#38
Philips AVENT
50%
50%
0 reviews
#39
Omega Juicers
50%
50%
0 reviews
#40
Siemens
Germany
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how KitchenAid blenders compare to the other blender brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All blender Brands
KitchenAid Blenders

There's a wide selection of KitchenAid blenders available compared to other blender brands, with 10 KitchenAid blenders currently on the market in the US. KitchenAid also have better reviews than the typical blender brand, with the average rating of a KitchenAid blender being 84%.

The average review score for a KitchenAid blender is 84%.

KitchenAid have a number of great features including ThermoSafe and soup function which sets them apart from the competition.

However KitchenAid blenders tend to be more expensive than most other blender brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of KitchenAid blender is $28 (based on a person typically using a blender for 1 hour per week), which makes them less efficient than most other blender brands.

No. Of Blenders
Average Price
$119
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
Price Distribution of All Blenders
No. Of Blenders
Average Price
$221
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of KitchenAid Blenders

What Do the KitchenAid Blender Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every KitchenAid blender to work out the average distribution of reviews for KitchenAid and then compared this to the other blender brands.

KitchenAid logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
8
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
KitchenAid logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,028
4 stars
352
3 stars
88
2 stars
65
1 star
89
KitchenAid has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its blenders than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 77% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for KitchenAid blenders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Blender brands.

Purchasers of KitchenAid blenders frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won a total of 3 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to KitchenAid blenders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other blender brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Philips Ninja Vitamix KitchenAid Braun
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
83%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
73%
4 reviews
pricerunner.dk logo
80%
6 reviews
60%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
pricerunner.se logo
54%
5 reviews
50%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
92%
3 reviews
93%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
80%
3 reviews
83%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.com logo
60%
1 review
83%
3 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
49%
1 review
85%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
besteproduct.nl logo
82%
1 review
75%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
2 reviews
dinside.no/data logo
83%
1 review
67%
1 review
gamingshogun.com logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
76%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
72%
1 review
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
Average
78%
26 reviews
77%
17 reviews
86%
13 reviews
70%
13 reviews
79%
11 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Blenders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for KitchenAid blenders. The table below compares the number of awards received by KitchenAid to other popular blender brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

KitchenAid has won 3 awards for its blenders.

Compare all award winning blenders

Number of Awards Philips Ninja Vitamix KitchenAid Braun
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
3
2
pricerunner.dk logo
2
Tweak.dk logo
2
besteproduct.nl logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
pricerunner.se logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Techradar logo
1
Total
7
4
3
3
2

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Blenders?

We checked over 30,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid blenders. over 160 of these reviews mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of KitchenAid blender owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% of reviewers think KitchenAid blenders are reliable.

So, most people think that KitchenAid blenders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for KitchenAid blenders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

you'll know where your money has been spent - this is one of the best built
Trusted Reviews
It's so heavy duty that it has no trouble cutting through the frozen strawberries to make a smoothies
Walmart.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
seems to be durable
Bestbuy.com
is more robust so can foresee no problems
ao.com
solidly built on outside
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

the heavy duty base
Walmart.com
I've returned a Bosch which was broken down in the first week
johnlewis.com
broke with minimal use
Bestbuy.com
Good heavy duty blender
amazon.co.uk
My better half bought this for me as mine cheaper one broke
ao.com

Features to Look Out For On KitchenAid Blenders

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of KitchenAid blenders that set them apart from the competition. These include ThermoSafe and soup function.

KitchenAid ThermoSafe

Thermosafe means the glass walls of the blender don't transfer heat, allowing you to handle hot soups and mixtures without fear of hurting yourself.

KitchenAid blenders that are ThermoSafe include the KitchenAid KHB1231 ($25), the KitchenAid K400 ($159) and the KitchenAid KSB1575 ($75).

KitchenAid Soup Function

KitchenAid blenders that feature soup function include the KitchenAid 5KSB1585 ($275).

What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Blender?

KitchenAid 5KSB1585

$274.95
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1.75L
BOWL CAPACITY
550W
5
SPEED LEVELS

A great mid range choice, priced at $274.95 is the KitchenAid 5KSB1585, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (1.75L)
Five speed levels
Ice crushing function
Pulse function
Dishwasher-proof parts

A fully featured and classic 1.75L bowl capacity, 550W blender. Our review analysis indicates that it has outstanding features and it's really easy to use, and well designed.

92
Reviews
75 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that KitchenAid 5KSB1585 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this blender to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 5KSB1585 in the US is $274.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End KitchenAid Blender?

KitchenAid 5KSB6060

$562.90
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KitchenAid 5KSB6060
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2.6L
BOWL CAPACITY
1,800W
9
SPEED LEVELS

If you're looking for a high end KitchenAid blender then the KitchenAid 5KSB6060 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $562.90.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (2.6L)
Ice crushing function
Pulse function
Nine speed levels
Dishwasher-proof parts

A bowl capacity and award winning 1,800W tabletop blender, with a very good spec.

88
Reviews
2 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that KitchenAid 5KSB6060 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.

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What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Blender?

KitchenAid K400

$159.00
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KitchenAid K400
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KitchenAid K400
1.4L
BOWL CAPACITY
1,200W
5
SPEED LEVELS
$137
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $159 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the KitchenAid K400 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Pulse function
Five speed levels
Dishwasher-proof parts
Detachable knife
Ergonomic design

A fully featured and award winning 1.4L bowl capacity, 1,200W blender, with low running costs and a fair price. Purchasers report that this blender is good-looking and great for making smoothies.

96
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
74
Running Costs
$140 Over 10 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that KitchenAid K400 has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a KitchenAid Blender?
Is KitchenAid the Best Blender Brand?
What Do the KitchenAid Blender Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Blenders Received?
How Reliable Are KitchenAid Blenders?
Features to Look Out For On KitchenAid Blenders
KitchenAid ThermoSafe
KitchenAid Soup Function
What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Blender?
What is the Best High End KitchenAid Blender?
What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Blender?

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