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Kitchenaid Diamond 5-Speed Classic Blender Review

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KitchenAid Diamond 5-Speed Blender

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is not new to the market. It’s been around for over six years, but it’s still has a few advantages against the competition.

First off, Kitchenaid is a household brand that offers lengthy warranty coverage for their product. You’ll get a 5-year guaranty with any of their blending machines.

The next point is, this 5-speed blender comes in more than a dozen of color options. You can even have it in a matte or glossy finish. When it was launched, you have 21 colors to choose from. Now, it’s quite limited as the company is focusing on its new products.

As I mentioned a while ago, the diamond blender is an old product. I don’t want to waste your time, so go ahead and check the newer Kitchenaid K400.

Otherwise, let’s continue with this review.

It’s called a diamond blender for a reason. The base of the container has a diamond profile. The peculiar shape helps achieve a vortex when blending items, increasing its efficiency.

However, I’m not sure why they opted for a non-symmetrical design for this one. Good thing the brand’s new line up has been thoughtfully overhauled.

Another negative point against this product is the motor. 1000-watt is pretty standard nowadays, even for personal blenders. Having a 550-watt motor seems like a deal-breaker to me.

On the bright side, there are still many good attributes left in the Kitchenaid Diamond blender. Take a look at the list of all its advantages.

PROS

  • Retro design
  • Affordable
  • Can crush ice
  • 5 variable speed control (with pulse)
  • Lots of color finishes to choose from
  • Up to 60-ounce max capacity
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 5-year warranty

CONS

  • Old product
  • No walk-away blending presets
  • Non-upgradable, no personal cup attachments or any accessories
  • 550-watt motor

KitchenAid Diamond Blender Features

Application

On top of making smoothies and milkshakes, the Kitchenaid 5-speed blender can help you with many tasks in the kitchen. You can also use it to make baby food, cake batter, sauces, salad dressings, and so on.

Below is a more extensive list of its application.


Smoothies
crushed ice
Crushed Ice
baby food
Baby Food
salad dressing
Salad Dressing
almond milk
Nut Milk
salsa sauce
Sauces & Dips
nut butter
Nut Butter
Strawberry Cocktail
Cocktail
frozen dessert
Frozen Dessert

Here’s a list of what it can’t do:

Hot Soups — You can puree your ingredients with the diamond blender, but you need to use a separate pot if you want to heat it up. If you’re looking for this feature, that is something the Kitchenaid Pro Line Series with thermal control can do. You can find out more about it here.

Grind Flour — As I noted in the introduction, the horsepower of this machine is not that powerful. In short, it’s not built for grinding. If you want a blender that doubles as a grain mill, you might want to check these Vitamix blenders.

Now that you’re familiar with its capabilities, let’s dive into its usability feature.

Ease of Use

Kitchenaid Diamond control panel

The 5-speed Kitchenaid Diamond blender is relatively easy to operate. As you can see from the picture, it only has a few buttons. There’s the ice crush button, pulse mode, and five speed levels.

The ice-crush mode is pretty obvious. Pressing it will activate a blending cycle optimized for crushing ice. It will run for 30 seconds, but if you want to stop it midway, you can always press the power button.

Pulsing this blender is quite unique as you can do it at each speed level. When you press the pulse button, the 1-5 button’s indicator will light up. Now the choice is up to you.

This variable pulse speed will give you more control over the texture of your blend. Say, if you want to retain chunks of veggies for your soup or if you’re going to make a proper salsa.

To escape the pulse mode, just press the power button. By default, when you press any of the speed buttons, it will continuously blend until you switch to a different speed or turn it off completely.

If you’re wondering if this KitchenAid blender is dishwasher safe, I’m glad to say that it is.

In conclusion, we’re giving it a usability rating of 3/5 due to the lack of automatic blending programs.

See the Kitchen Aid 5-speed classic blender in action:

This duel between Diamond blender and the Vitamix 5200 is quite interesting considering that Kitchenaid’s contender is way way cheaper. I doubt that it’s still the case with Vitamix’s updated jar design.

Tech Specs

TypeCountertop Blender
BrandKitchenAid
Price$$
Ratings4.7 out of 5
Speed5 variable speed with pulse
Wattage550 Watts
Motor.74 HP
BladesStainless Steel
Container capacityUp to 60 oz.
Dishwasher safeYes
BPA FreeYes
ColorsAqua Sky Blue (KSB1575), Blue Steel (KSB1575ABS), Boysenberry (KSB1575BY), Cobalt Blue (KSB1575BU), Contour Silver (KSB1575CU), Cranberry (KSB1575CB), Empire Red (KSB1575ER), Espresso (KSB1575ES), Gloss Cinnamon (KSB1575QGC0), Green Apple (KSB1575GA), Grenadine (KSB1575AGD), Hot Sauce (KSB1575HT), Majestic Yellow, KSB1575MY, Black Matte (KSB1575BM), Matte Gray (KSB1575FG), Metallic Chrome (KSB1575MC), Onyx Black (KSB1575OB), Matte Pistachio Green (KSB1575API), Raspberry Ice (KSB1575RI), Tangerine (KSB1575TG), Watermelon (KSB1575WM)
Cord length3.8 ft.
ApplicationHome & Personal Use
Warranty5 Years

Verdict

Despite being an old product, the Kitchenaid Diamond 5-Speed Classic Blender is still a good choice for your next smoothie maker or protein shaker. However, if you want something new, you might want to check the brand’s newest flagship blender—the KitchenAid 400.

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