A blender is either something you will desperately want/already have, or something you will look at and have no idea what to do with. For the sake of this review, we will have to hope you are in the former camp as we will be looking at a blender today! In particular we will be taking a look at the KitchenAid KSB1570SL and weighing up its pros and cons and checking if it has the right features to make it into your home!
So what features does it have?
This particular blender has a wide variety of features which could prove very useful in the kitchen. Its blade is made of very durable stainless steel so you should have no problem slicing and shredding your ingredients, and alongside this is has “Intelli-Speed Motor Control.” This different and unique feature enables the blender to monitor the contents and maintain an optimal speed throughout the blending process to power through all ingredients. The KitchenAid is steel-reinforced for robust, yet quiet blending and it has a five speed mode enabling you to not only mix, but to stir, chop, puree, and liquefy as well! A lot of features to be in one blender I’m sure you’ll agree.
What is its style like?
Now there is no way to say this without sounding very odd, but this is a good looking blender. It is small and compact, and yet no element of the design seems to have been sacrificed. A cool blend of silver and greys form the mechanical part of the machine and the clear plastic of the pitcher make for a style which you would be happy to have in your home. At 8.5 x 9 x 16.3 inches the machine is also small enough to leave almost anywhere, and at only 10 pounds you won’t have to worry when carrying it either!
What are its good parts?
This machine is small, compact, and yet it proudly boasts a lot of features for its tiny frame. It has an intelligent design and intuitive features meaning that it would be a very solid purchase. When you combine the “Intelli-Speed Motor Control” with the fact that you can utilise it in 5 very different ways, you are looking at a very useful piece of kit!
And what are its bad parts?
The noise. Many previous customers have complained that the machine is rather loud when it is being used, with one even comparing it to a Chewbacca impression! I am however not sure that these people realise that if you are crushing ice or blending any food source, you are going to make a little bit of noise, but people are very hard to please and I am here to tell you about the machine. So there we go! To compare this against some real complaints of other similar blenders, take a look at http://www.blendaway.us for more information.6
So, is this blender worth buying?
Put simply, yes. This little blender is powerful and yet compact enough not to make too much of a dent in your precious kitchen workspace. It can blend, chop, cut, and more so if you use it correctly it can become an invaluable tool in your kitchen battles. You need a strong weapon in these situations and the KitchenAid blender is just that.