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The Kitchenaid K150 Blender is a fantastic multifunctional product. It’s a full-size blender that also doubles as a personal smoothie maker.
If you read my review of the Kitchenaid K400, you’ll notice how similar it is. Their accessories are cross-compatible, but there are a few significant differences that you have to know.
Kitchenaid K150 is notably cheaper because its motor base is made of plastic instead of die-cast metal. It also has fewer speed levels, 3 vs. 5, and a less powerful motor. And lastly, it doesn’t have any preprogrammed blending functions.
Without all of those features, I can only see the K150 as an entry-level blender. Well I guess, the brand is trying to offer something affordable that would directly compete with cheaper products.
This would mean an excellent opportunity for us consumers. Instead of getting a low quality product, why not pick something from Kitchenaid?
By the way, the K150 blender has a bundle that ships with two personal cups. It’s a great deal, IMHO.
- Sleek Retro Design
- 3 variable speed control (with pulse)
- Up to 48-ounce max capacity
- Designed to crush ice
- Soft Start and Asymmetric blades for a more efficient blend
- Dishwasher safe
- Not ideal for hefty portions
- Not strong enough for tough ingredients
- 1-year warranty
- No automatic blending functions
KitchenAid K150 Features
The brand made it clear that the KitchenAid K150 blender excels at crushing ice, making it a good option if you’re looking for a large capacity smoothie maker.
Apart from that skill, it can also help you with various kitchen tasks such as chopping produce with the help of its pulse feature, pureeing baby food, making sauces and dips, and so on.
Here’s a partial list of what it can help you make:
*Juicing citruses is only possible with the reamer accessory.
I noted in the introduction that this machine doesn’t have a powerful motor. It’s good enough for basic stuff, but it’s going to struggle at processing tough ingredients such as nuts, beans, frozen fruits, and green leafy veggies.
Here are other things that it’s not designed to handle:
Hot Soups—The Kitchenaid K150 3-speed blender doesn’t have a powerful motor. It won’t be able to produce hot soup on its own. But, as a consolation, the 48 oz (1.4 L) pitcher can blend hot items, provided that you preheated your ingredients.
Flour—Making flour from scratch is also not one of its abilities. It’s something that powerful blenders can do, like the Vitamix blender.
Now that you’re familiar with what the K150 blender can do, let’s dive into its usability feature.
Ease of Use
Non-technical users will love this product as it’s quite simple to use. To adjust the speed level, just position the turn dial to your desired intensity. When you’re satisfied with your recipe’s consistency, you can turn it off by pointing it back into its original position—it’s denoted by an (O) symbol.
If you need to pulse, you can access that feature by turning the lever all the way to the left. It also doubles as an ice-crushing mode. To perform that function, just hold the pulse mode for 10 seconds or until your ice cubes are pulverized into snow.
It’s doesn’t have complicated options. It’s as straightforward as it can get.
As a bonus, the parts of the Kitchenaid K150, including all its optional accessories, are dishwasher safe.
This machine doesn’t have preprogrammed blending presets like the K400 blender, but it inherited some of its features. It also has a soft start function and Intelli-Speed motor control.
Soft start function simply means that it will start at a slow speed to pull the ingredients into the blades before it fully accelerates. It helps improve the efficiency of your machine.
On the other hand, Intelli-Speed motor control senses your pitcher’s contents and adjusts the revolutions per minute (RPM) accordingly.
See the KitchenAid K150 blender in action:
Don’t take my word for it, watch this quick product demo video.
The Kitchenaid K150 3-speed ice-crushing blender has a variant that includes a pair of 16-ounce personal cups. You can get the deal here.
If you prefer the standalone model, luckily, it’s compatible with all of these BPA-free and dishwasher safe accessories. However, most of them are not available yet. I will update this guide once the inventory has been filled up.
16 oz (500 ml) Personal Blender Jar Expansion Pack
This 16-ounce to-go cup perfectly complements the aesthetics of the Kitchenaid blender. If you picked the K150 bundle, it already includes a pair of these personal containers.
6 oz (200 ml) Small Batch Jar Expansion Pack
When you only need to make a small batch of salsa or salad dressing, you won’t be needing the full-size jar. This 6-ounce jar is more than enough for that task.
32 oz (1 L) Citrus Press Attachment
Seeing a blender with a citrus press attachment is new to me. It seems that it’s a unique feature of the Kitchenaid K150.
48 oz (1.4 L) Glass Jar
Suppose you prefer a glass jar over a plastic container. In that case, you can get this optional accessory. Glass pitchers are non-reactive. It’s going to work well with acidic ingredients.
K150 Blender Specs
|Ratings||4.5 out of 5|
|Speed||3-speed dial with pulse|
|Blades||Stainless Steel Asymmetric Blade|
|Container capacity||Up to 48 oz.|
|Colors||Standalone Model: Black Matte (KSB1325BM), Matte Charcoal Grey (KSB1325DG), Onyx Black (KSB1325OB), Passion Red (KSB1325PA), Blue Velvet (KSB1325VB), White (KSB1325WH)|
With 2 Personal Blender Jars: Black Matte (KSB1332BM), Matte Charcoal Grey (KSB1332DG), Onyx Black (KSB1332OB), Passion Red (KSB1332PA), Blue Velvet (KSB1332VB), White (KSB1332WH)
|Cord length||3 ft.|
|Application||Home & Personal Use|
If you’re looking for an affordable blender with a seal of quality from a trusted brand, the Kitchenaid K150 3-Speed Ice Crushing Blender is your best bet.
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