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Get a peek behind the workings of the great machine with my KitchenAid Diamond Blender Review
Recently I had the opportunity to test drive the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender, and man it was a life changing experience.
Not life changing in the sense that it would ever replace my Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart 56206, I mean it kicks ass at making smoothies and it’s also super affordable, but it was life changing in the sense that it was actually a working blender that could tackle hard jobs (like processing cheese) without breaking the bank.
Here’s the deal:
I’ve talked about KitchenAid Blenders before, when I showed you the battle of Cuisinart vs KitchenAid Food Processor results, so by now you ought to know that KitchenAid is a solid name.
But let me tell you why this one is a winner…
KitchenAid Diamond Blender Review
Coming in as what I consider a bargain for its capabilities, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender is pretty awesome. It has a generous 60-ounce pitcher and it looks great sitting on the countertop.
With its totally affordable price tag of roughly $150, you get a high-quality performing blender that’s wallet friendly, something I wouldn’t mind having as an addition to my kitchen appliance inventory.
Since it’s a blender, I obviously expected the KitchenAid Diamond Blender to be able to tackle tasks like making milkshakes, smoothies and margaritas with the utmost of ease. The blender’s appearance didn’t really have me pumped to throw a hard block of cheese at it to see how it performed, but my doubts were totally unwarranted.
The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is rugged, which means it’s the perfect pic for the budget conscious buyer that needs more than just a smoothie maker.
The Design & Features
Straight off the bat, the KitchenAid Diamond blender has a classic look, heck I’m betting you might have spotted something similar (though not as sleek and modern) on your gran’s countertop when you were a kid.
Anyway, back to the point. The KitchenAid measures in at 17 inches high and has a depth of roughly 9.5 inches and 8 inches of width to it. It also comes with a 60-ounce pitcher, which compares to the market-leader, Vitamix, with its 64-ounce pitcher.
The control panel is simple and very straightforward, and I loved its functionality. It’s very basic, so don’t expect fancy trims like an LCD display screen or a timer, but the basics are more than enough and include stir, chop, mix, puree and liquefy options. It comes standard with an ice crusher, but it boasts a pulse option so that you have more control over the process. Might I add that this was super handy for making whipped cream!
It literally comes available in all the colors of the rainbow ranging from white to stainless steel and even watermelon pink, 15 different colors to choose from!
Using the KitchenAid Diamond Blender
Well, in essence this is an easy to use blender. The pitcher locks in without issues and I loved the fact that I didn’t even need a drop of enthusiasm to clean it up! Just rinse off the pitcher, main lid and inner lid and you’re done! You can also just fill the pitcher halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dish soap and set it on Stir for about 10 seconds, then rinse and voila!
I’m happy to report that the KitchenAid Diamond Blender over-delivered on tasks like crushing ice, making pesto, milling whole almonds into flour and into almond butter, making whipped cream and tackling a block of cheddar.
Care & Maintenance
With a standard, one-year warranty, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender comes with a solid piece of mind. The only real beef I have with its replacement parts is that they’re hard to come by.
Would I recommend it?
At the drop of a hat! If you’re tight on cash but need a high performance blender, the KitchenAid Diamond Blender is THE go-to option.
- It’s really affordable
- It delivers consistent results
- It was a very reliable performer in my tests I put it through
- It’s made really well
- It’s easy to use
- It’s easy to clean
- Depending on what you’re working with, the Diamond might need some more time to work through it because it doesn’t have the world’s most powerful motor
- It has a loud running noise
If you’re looking for a multitasking blender that’ll tackle way more than just making smoothies, my KitchenAid Diamond Blender Review should have shown you that this is one of your best options, and the great part is it’s not even expensive!
So that’s it for the KitchenAid Diamond Blender then, but it’s not the end of my ramblings just yet. Make sure you stay tuned to see my Cuisinart Blender Reviews coming up next. A little later I’ll also be the Cuisinart 600 Watt Blender in more detail before I share my thoughts on the legendary Vitamix Food Processor.