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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Blender?

Updated 30 October 2019 by Matthew
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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, coffee grinders and toasters.

If you are thinking about buying a KitchenAid blender then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of blender brands is compiled by analysing over 13,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,500 blenders.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular blenders. Their blenders start at £23 for the KHB1231 which has a power of 200W, a bowl capacity of 1L and is an immersion blender and go up to £499 for the 5KSB7068 which has a power of 1,800W, a bowl capacity of 2.6L and is an immersion blender. The average price of a new KitchenAid blender is £195.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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. 7 best blender brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that KitchenAid is the 7th best blender brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
196 reviews
#2
94%
94%
670 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
93%
93%
7 reviews
#4
Netherlands
92%
92%
767 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
92%
92%
59 reviews
#6
92%
92%
5,045 reviews
#7
90%
90%
396 reviews
#8
Vitamix
89%
89%
516 reviews
#9
France
89%
89%
1,197 reviews
#10
Cuisinart
87%
87%
24 reviews
#11
Breville
Australia
86%
86%
1,124 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
85%
85%
581 reviews
#13
Magimix
84%
84%
533 reviews
#14
Beko
Turkey
84%
84%
17 reviews
#15
Sage
82%
82%
35 reviews
#16
Smeg
Italy
81%
81%
60 reviews
#17
NutriBullet
81%
81%
679 reviews
#18
Moulinex
79%
79%
1 review
#19
Brentwood
79%
79%
4 reviews
#20
AEG
Germany
77%
77%
41 reviews
#21
Princess
77%
77%
1 review
#22
Hamilton Beach
77%
77%
22 reviews
#23
Wahl
75%
75%
33 reviews
#24
Tower
75%
75%
1 review
#25
Swan
75%
75%
36 reviews
#26
Dualit
74%
74%
17 reviews
#27
Bamix
74%
74%
10 reviews
#28
Salter
73%
73%
94 reviews
#29
Blendtec
72%
72%
140 reviews
#30
Bugatti
71%
71%
17 reviews
#31
Bodum
70%
70%
44 reviews
#32
Essentials
United Kingdom
69%
69%
169 reviews
#33
Ariete
69%
69%
0 reviews
#34
Domo
69%
69%
0 reviews
#35
Gastroback
68%
68%
0 reviews
#36
Electrolux
Sweden
68%
68%
2 reviews
#37
Taurus
68%
68%
0 reviews
#38
TriStar
68%
68%
0 reviews
#39
Rommelsbacher
68%
68%
0 reviews
#40
WMF
67%
67%
6 reviews
#41
Grundig
Germany
66%
66%
0 reviews
#42
Krups
Germany
66%
66%
0 reviews
#43
Clatronic
66%
66%
0 reviews
#44
Zephir
65%
65%
0 reviews
#45
Elgento
65%
65%
3 reviews
#46
Girmi
64%
64%
0 reviews
#47
Boretti
64%
64%
0 reviews
#48
Oster
64%
64%
18 reviews
#49
JATA
64%
64%
0 reviews
#50
Klarstein
64%
64%
5 reviews
#51
Steba
63%
63%
0 reviews
#52
Hotpoint
United States
63%
63%
1 review
#53
Black & Decker
63%
63%
68 reviews
#54
Waring
63%
63%
0 reviews
#55
Brentwood Appliances
62%
62%
0 reviews
#56
Fritel
61%
61%
0 reviews
#57
Emerio
61%
61%
0 reviews
#58
Unold
61%
61%
0 reviews
#59
Daewoo
South Korea
60%
60%
0 reviews
#60
Solac
59%
59%
0 reviews
#61
Korona
59%
59%
0 reviews
#62
Camry
59%
59%
0 reviews
#63
Caso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#64
JTC
58%
58%
0 reviews
#65
Inventum
58%
58%
0 reviews
#66
Sunbeam
58%
58%
0 reviews
#67
Cloer
58%
58%
0 reviews
#68
Omega Juicers
58%
58%
0 reviews
#69
Sharp
Japan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#70
Mia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#71
Magefesa
58%
58%
0 reviews
#72
Panasonic
Japan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#73
Vestel
Turkey
57%
57%
0 reviews
#74
Palson
56%
56%
0 reviews
#75
ESGE
56%
56%
0 reviews
#76
Esperanza
55%
55%
0 reviews
#77
Siemens
Germany
55%
55%
0 reviews
#78
ECG
54%
54%
0 reviews
#79
Adler
54%
54%
0 reviews
#80
SUNTEC
53%
53%
0 reviews
#81
Proctor Silex
52%
52%
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 20 KitchenAid blenders currently on the market in the UK. 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 soup function and Patented Removable Pan Guard 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 £32 (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
£96
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £649
Price Distribution of All Blenders
No. Of Blenders
Average Price
£195
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £649
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
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
KitchenAid logo

User Reviews

5 stars
783
4 stars
197
3 stars
39
2 stars
15
1 star
19
KitchenAid has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its blenders than most other blender brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 75% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for KitchenAid blenders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 90% respectively across all Blender brands.

Purchasers of KitchenAid blenders frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Vitamix Ninja Philips Cuisinart Smeg KitchenAid
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.com logo
83%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
93%
1 review
94%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
93%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
85%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
76%
3 reviews
gadgetreview.com logo
74%
1 review
60%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
2 reviews
besteproduct.nl logo
82%
1 review
CNET.com.au logo
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
1 review
gamingshogun.com logo
100%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
76%
1 review
Average
84%
12 reviews
78%
11 reviews
84%
9 reviews
79%
5 reviews
79%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Blenders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a KitchenAid blender. The table below compares the number of awards given to KitchenAid to other popular blender brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

KitchenAid has won 1 award for its blenders.

Compare all award winning blenders

Number of Awards Vitamix Ninja Philips Cuisinart Smeg KitchenAid
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
Tweak.dk logo
2
besteproduct.nl logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Howstuffworks.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
3
4
2
1

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Blenders?

We checked over 13,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid blenders. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of KitchenAid blender owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% 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

This delivers exactly what I need in a strong sturdy blender
johnlewis.com
It's well made and
ao.com
Unfortunately my first one broke down on (never had a problem with kitchen aid before) me
Argos.co.uk
Sturdy looking hand blenderUsed it for making soups
Bestbuy.com
I needed a blender that is durable
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

My better half bought this for me as mine cheaper one broke
ao.com
It is not the reliable quality product we thought we were buying/paying for
johnlewis.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 soup function and Patented Removable Pan Guard.

KitchenAid Soup Function

KitchenAid blenders that feature soup function include the KitchenAid 5KSB1585BOB (£119), the KitchenAid 5KHB2571BOB (£97) and the KitchenAid 5KSB8270BCA (£350).

KitchenAid Patented Removable Pan Guard

KitchenAid blenders that feature Patented Removable Pan Guard include the KitchenAid 5KHB2571BOB (£97).

What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Blender?

KitchenAid 5KSB1585BOB

£118.99
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1.75L
BOWL CAPACITY
550W
5
SPEED LEVELS

A great mid range choice, priced at £118.99 is the KitchenAid 5KSB1585BOB, which has a Kagoo Score of 86.

Features We Love:
Soup function
Big bowl capacity (1.75L)
Five speed levels
Ice crushing function
Pulse function

A top-rated and relatively new 1.75L bowl capacity, 550W blender, with a good price and a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this blender has outstanding features, it's really easy to use but very expensive.

93
Reviews
47 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
74
Value for Money
Good
89
Age
18 Months Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that KitchenAid 5KSB1585BOB has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this blender to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 5KSB1585BOB in the UK is £118.99 and in total we found 13 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End KitchenAid Blender?

KitchenAid KSB6060FW

£271.24
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2.6L
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9
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If you're looking for a high end KitchenAid blender then the KitchenAid KSB6060FW takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 82, but is a bit more expensive at £271.24.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (2.6L)
Nine speed levels
Pulse function
Easy to clean

A sensationally highly rated and high-quality 2,237W tabletop blender. Customers report that it has a powerful motor, it's smooth but heavy and bulky.

95
Reviews
44 Reviews
92
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
63
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that KitchenAid KSB6060FW has brilliant user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this blender to others.

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What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Blender?

KitchenAid KHB1231IC

£23.25
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At only £23.25 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the KitchenAid KHB1231IC makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Ice crushing function
Dishwasher-proof parts
Variable speed
Dishwasher proof
Detachable shaft

Multiple reviews mentioned that this blender has a powerful motor and it's very easy to use, and great for making smoothies. It's a breathtakingly highly rated but moderately out of date 1L bowl capacity, 200W blender, with a reasonable price and a good spec.

97
Reviews
185 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
88
Popularity
Widely Available
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
20 Months Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that KitchenAid KHB1231IC has outstanding user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this blender to others.

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Compare All KitchenAid Blenders
Find the best KitchenAid blender for you by checking our complete list of over 399 blenders
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 Soup Function
KitchenAid Patented Removable Pan Guard
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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