Updated 12 May 2017

KitchenAid

KSB1585 Artisan Diamond Blender

Snapshot: The KitchenAid KSB1585 Artisan Diamond benchtop blender has 4 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

KSB1585 Artisan Diamond Blender
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$328

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Test results

Overall score
83
Ease of use
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/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.
  • Good results in our green smoothie test.
  • Good results in our kale test.
  • Controls are very easy to use with indicator lights.
  • Lightweight plastic jug.
  • Jug is dishwasher safe.
  • Has pre-programmed functions such as hot food mode.

But

  • Blender can operate when jug is not locked into position and jug can be unstable on the unit.
  • Jug is large (so can be difficult to wash in a domestic sink).
  • Jug is plastic (so may stain).

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. We measured noise blending kale on the highest setting.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$328
Price surveyed
July 2018
Type
Benchtop blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
7.0
Nut butter
-
Sorbet
-
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
-
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
-

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
42 x 23 x 21
Noise (dB)
-
Watts (W)
550
Blender weight (kg)
4.5
Jug weight (kg)
1.1
Jug capacity (L)
1.75

Features

Blender construction
Metal
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
4 - also has specific “task” buttons (such as smoothie, soup, ice crush)
Cord storage
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Removable blade and housing
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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