The latest KitchenAid blenders are so well made, so powerful, so multifunctional and so easy to use, you will want them on the counter tops all the time, rather than stow these Premium Collection blenders away, only for making the occasional smoothie or icy cocktail. KitchenAid new 5-speed blenders are coming in June 2013 in 2 models with light-weight, durable, BPA free pitchers, offering the best overall performance of any blender ever produced by the company.
The new models include a Classic 5-speed blender with a 56 oz pitcher and a 5-speed Diamond blender with a 60 oz patented diamond pitcher design, with stainless steel blades that create a powerful vortex to thoroughly blend ingredients. Other features include a comfortable, no-slip grip handle for greater pouring control and a Stay Put lid with a removable 2 oz ingredient cap.
The 5-speed Diamond blender offers Stir, Chop, Puree, Liquify and Pulse options, and can Pulse at any speed. The versatility of these blenders can handle everything from blending salsas and liquefying tomatillos, to pureeing vegetables. The Premium Collection blenders are built with a patented 4-star blade system and Intelli-Speed Motor Control that ensures exceptional performance, no matter the density of the mixture. An Automatic Soft Start technology pulls ingredients into the blade rather than splattering them outward, keeping them together for controlled blending.
Additional features include a Crush Ice function that automatically stops and starts, and is capable of turning ice cubes to snow, as recently noted in the Wall Street Journal. The control pad with LED lighting provides better visibility for selecting a designated speed. The shatter resistant pitchers are dishwasher safe and can be placed vertically in a standard dishwasher. Clean touch panels are easy to wipe down after use.
The 5-speed Diamond blender with 60 oz. pitcher is offered in a range of colors including Cobalt Blue, Contour Silver, Crystal Blue, Empire Red, Espresso, Green Apple, Majestic Yellow, Metallic Chrome, Onyx Black, Pink, Raspberry Ice, Tangerine and White. Suggested retail price will be $180. KitchenAid. Previously, KitchenAid Pro Line Series cordless hand blender.