"The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond could be the perfect option for anyone looking for a great blender without having to pay premium prices."
The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender is a powerful, all-round well-performing blender that presents a trendy, fashionable option with great value for money. Making use of Intelli-Speed motor control that allows for seamless blending at optimal speeds, the KitchenAid is an amazing smoothie-making machine that’s perfect for those mornings when you need a bit of a kick start to your day. With a price tag of around $80-150, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond could be the perfect option for anyone looking for a great blender without having to pay premium prices.
From a design perspective, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond manages to tick all the necessary boxes and delivers a more than satisfactory design. The KitchenAid has a sleek appearance that is reminiscent of a lot of classic blender models, yet manages to put its own modern twist on the design that gives it a few extra style points. With a weight of 10 pounds, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond is around average in terms of weight, and while there are lighter blenders out there, it’s certainly not the heaviest option out there and you should have no problems in moving the KitchenAid around your kitchen. However, with a height of around 16.5 inches, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond is quite a tall blender that, depending on the amount of space on your countertop, could be difficult to fit suitably in your kitchen. The KitchenAid comes in an impressive 21 different colour options; a commitment to great design that shouldn’t go unnoticed. No matter what the style of your kitchen is, you should always be able to find a colour option that goes well with the rest of your home. The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond has a touch-button control panel that revels in its simplicity; the white LED lights help maintain the design’s modern aesthetic, but the control panel itself is remarkably simple and easy to follow. The KitchenAid’s die-cast metal base gives it an added sense of durability which can be reassuring for those who fear that the blender’s affordability could affect how long-lasting and sturdy it is. The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond does come with a 1 year warranty which can be exercised if the blender turns out to be faulty.
For a blender that is much less expensive than many other high-end blenders, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond is an impressively performing appliance that functions very effectively. While it may sacrifice some versatility for its affordable asking price, the KitchenAid can still do more than just make smoothies. Powered by all of 550W and 60Hz, there are 5 labelled speed settings: (1) stir, (2) chop, (3) mix, (4) puree, and (5) liquify, giving you the power to blend to your desired consistency. The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond also has a pulse mode that works with all 5 speed settings, giving you an additional level of control. There’s an ice crusher function that enables the blender to effectively crush ice, and while this may not be everybody’s number one requirement when purchasing a blender, it must be said that the ice crushing function is highly productive and one of its most impressive features. In fact, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond may be one of the best blenders on the market for crushing ice, and it’s worth bearing this in mind when purchasing this blender.
Unsurprisingly, the performance of the KitchenAid when making beverages such as smoothies and margaritas was fantastic and on par with some of the most expensive blenders out there. One reason for this, is the Intelli-speed motor control technology featured within the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond that can sense the contents of the blender and maintains the optimal speed throughout the blending process in order to effectively blend all ingredients powerfully and effectively. While the KitchenAid is a compelling and effectual blender, there may be some questions raised regarding its versatility when compared to other blenders. If all you’re looking to blend with the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond is smoothies, then you should face no problems, as the KitchenAid is very proficient in that department. However, you may find that this blender struggles slightly with other foods such as nuts or tough ingredients. Perhaps lacking features such as this is what allows the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond to be such an affordable product, so unless you’re seeking a highly versatile, ultra-powerful blending option, KitchenAid’s blender is one of the best in terms of basic performance.
Ease of Use
Not only is the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond a high quality blender in terms of performance, it is also really convenient and easy to use. Possibly the biggest reason for this is its simple and effective control panel. The buttons are all very clearly labelled, really easy to follow and simple to operate, leaving the user almost no room for error when using the blender. The Diamond pitcher easily locks onto the base of the KitchenAid through a clockwise twist. Even if the pitcher is not tightly locked on, this won’t cause the blender to send all the ingredients everywhere, it’ll just make the blender a bit louder. Speaking of noise, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond does unfortunately suffer slightly in that aspect. While we’re not expecting pure silence from such a powerful blender, the noise generated by the KitchenAid is somewhat dramatic. However, most blenders are pretty noisy in one way or another, so its hard to take marks from the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond for being slightly louder than the already-loud majority. A really convenient element of the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond is how easy it is to clean. There are only three parts of the blender that need washing, with the pitcher, typically the most cleanable element, being dishwasher friendly, giving you options as to how you want to clean. The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond offers a 60oz capacity, perfect for blending excellent smoothies as well as many other blending options.
In summary, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond’s fantastic performance levels make it one of the most reasonably priced blenders out there. Costing just $80-150, the KitchenAid is one of the best smoothie-making machines out there, and is proficient in crushing ice as well! While there are blenders out there that can perform with more impressive functions, these will probably be much more expensive than the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond and will not offer the impressive value for money that KitchenAid have done with this blender.