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KitchenAid KSB560[MC]
 
Approximate retail price:
$202.94
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Summary: This KitchenAid blender was Good in overall performance, and has
  • Touchpad controls
  • plastic jar
  • 7 cup capacity and
  • 6 claimed speeds
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Community icon21 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Full Size Blender
About - KitchenAid KSB560[MC]

The KitchenAid KSB560[MC] is part of the blender test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender models like the KSB560[MC] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Icy drinks (Smoothies):
Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.

Convenience:
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.

Puree:
How well the blender pureed soup.
About This Brand

One of the category's premium brands, whose products include die-cast metal bases. Most models are available in various colors. Products are sold through department stores, specialty stores, appliance stores, online retailers, and big-box retailers. Prices range from $60 to $270.

Features & Specs - KitchenAid KSB560[MC]
info Glass jar No
info Plastic jar Yes
info Stainless-steel jar No
info Removable blade No
info Controls Touchpad
info Pulse Yes
info Jar weight (lbs.) 3
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KSB560[MC]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Bad Blender
7/1/2012
Pros
Easy To Clean
Powerful
Cons
Unstable
Best Uses
Comment:
We only used this blender 3 times a week to make shakes and the gear drive that spins the blade has already worn down and will no longer spin the blades. The part is permenately attached to the motor and can not be replaced. The blender is also very loud and vibrates so much that it will vibrate off the counter if you do not hold it.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great
6/21/2012
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
Powerful
Precise Control
Stable
Cons
Best Uses
Crushing Ice
Drinks
Comment:
Use blender for mixing smoothies and other drinks involving ice. Does a fantastic job, drinks come out as I would expect. Very happy with total design.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Terrible design
5/18/2012
Pros
Powerful
Stable
Cons
Leaked after purchase
Terrible blade mechanism
Best Uses
Drinks
Comment:
I was excited about this blender after having read all the positive reviews. After five uses, the pitcher started to leak after the blade mechanism started to come apart. No response from customer service after having sent two emails (three days). Took the unit back for a full refund. I have lost faith in this company and am disappointed as I own two major KitchenAid appliances.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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