Updated 12 May 2017

KitchenAid

Artisan KSB560

Snapshot: The Kitchen Aid Artisan KSB560 benchtop blender has 6 speeds and comes with a plastic jug. How does it rate?

Artisan KSB560
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$369

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Test results

Overall score
91
Ease of use
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our soup-pureeing test.
  • Excellent results in our ice-crushing test.
  • Excellent results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Controls are very easy to use.
  • Controls have indicator lights.
  • Lightweight plastic jug.
  • Lid is easy to remove.

But

  • Blades aren’t removable.
  • Jug is plastic (so can stain).
  • Jug is large (so can be difficult to wash in a domestic sink).

How we test

Overall score includes:

Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale (60%) – regular blenders.
Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale, nut butter, sorbet (60%) – super blenders.
Ease of use (40%)

For our tests we pureed soft frozen fruit (some older models pureed soup), crushed ice and chopped carrots. We made a green smoothie (a combination of English spinach, pear, kiwifruit, cucumber, mint, celery and water) and blended kale. For super blenders we also made nut butter, sorbet from frozen fruit, dough and almond meal, and grated parmesan. In the latest batch of super blenders we made hot soup from raw ingredients. The dough, parmesan, dry milling and soup scores don’t contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$369
Type
Benchtop blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
-
Nut butter
-
Sorbet
-
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
-
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
-

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
39 x 17 x 25
Noise (dB)
-
Watts (W)
550
Blender weight (kg)
4.6
Jug weight (kg)
1.0
Jug capacity (L)
1.75

Features

Blender construction
Metal
Jug construction
Plastic
Number of speeds
6
Cord storage
no
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
no

More Info

Notes
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Availability
-

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