KitchenAid was founded in 1919 with the vision of revolutionizing the kitchen appliance industry. To maximize customer choice, it has introduced a range of innovative products in different categories, one of which is a series of stylish and professional countertop blenders.
KitchenAid countertop blenders have four different versions. They include the K400 Blender, the Pro Line Series Blender, the High Performance Series Blender, and the Diamond Blender.
In this post, we will provide a brief overview of the High Performance Series Blender with particular focus on its specifications and functionalities. We also highlight all the pros, cons and the many uses of this outstanding KitchenAid blender.
KitchenAid High Performance Series Blender: What Makes It Unique
The KitchenAid High Performance Series Blender is a professional blender manufactured at a lower cost than most other blenders in this segment (its price is less than $400). Consumers have claimed that it can even compete with the most powerful Vitamix blender which may cost you around $600 to $700. It works simply and efficiently, making the time you spend in the kitchen more enjoyable.
Featuring an exceptionally powerful 3.0 peak horsepower motor, this machine is a gold standard for blenders when it comes to blending, chopping, grinding and pureeing. It’s so strong that it can process almost everything you’ve ever wanted to, even with the toughest ingredients, like frozen vegetables or whole grains, it gets the job done.
Sharp and super durable, its hardened stainless steel blades can crush ice into snow or grind wheat into flour in a matter of seconds. They should never get dull as long as you clean and sanitize them regularly.
It has a BPA-free plastic pitcher with measurements, holding up to 60-ounce of food at once. It’s thick and sturdy, and can especially come in handy for kneading dough or heating a large batch of soup. It requires hand washing only, so isn’t quite as convenient as the Ninja, Oster, Hamilton Beach or MagicBullet blenders. However, hand washing will always keep blades sharper too.
Safety note: Before first use, remember to wipe the blender base with a dry soft cloth, then wash all the included accessories by hand with warm soapy water or using the dishwasher (excerpt for the blender’s pitcher).
The pitcher is airtight with a removable rubber lid that features a drop-in hole in the middle. This opening allows you to add ingredients mid-session or use the Flex edge tamper to stir or press the contents into the blades so as to ensure a thorough blend.
Besides a control dial that lets you monitor the motor’s 9 speeds, it also has a start/stop and pulse switch. When the blender is pulsing, it will run at the highest speed and immediately shut off once you release the pulse button. This function is recommended when you want to chop veggies, make salsa, or soften tough ingredients.
It’s 18 inches tall with the pitcher on, 10.5 inches wide, and 9.1 inches deep. Its large capacity capability make it a bit bulky and pretty tall, thus it is not suitable for those with low cabinets or very limited space. Also, its motor base is quite heavy, so carrying it around or taking it out of storage can be a bit of an issue. If you’re planning on using it daily, you should find a place for it on your countertop.
Many customers reported that the blender’s cord is too short to reach the necessary distance. You can buy an extended cord to deal with this flaw.
- 3.0 HP motor
- Various speed controls (1-9 speed)
- Solid construction with the die-cast metal base
- Useful tamper
- 10 year warranty
- Large capacity
- Heavy and Bulky
- Short cord
The blender comes with a tamper, a 60-ounce rated volume container (90-ounce total volume) and an ingredient measuring cup.
KitchenAid offers a 10-year warranty against any workmanship and/or material defects on this product. The warranty is valid from the date of purchase.
Simple and intuitive, this high-performance blender is so easy to use even for a beginner. With a 3.0 horsepower motor, it’s also suitable for commercial purposes, fitting a variety of needs.
Due to its heavy weight, however, it’s not recommended for an RV or for ferrying around. Plus, if you have a small family (less than 3 members) or live alone, this large blender might not be right for you.