Updated 12 May 2017

KitchenAid

KSB5080 Magnetic Drive Blender

Snapshot: The KitchenAid KSB5080 Magnetic Drive Blender has 4 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

KSB5080 Magnetic Drive Blender
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1149

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Test results

Overall score
77
Ease of use
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our frozen fruit-pureeing test.
  • Excellent results in our ice-crushing test.
  • Excellent results in our green smoothie test.
  • Excellent results in our kale test.
  • Excellent results in our parmesan cheese test.
  • Very good results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Very good results in our nut butter test.
  • Good results in our dry milling test.
  • Controls with indicator light are OK to use.
  • Lightweight plastic (BPA-free) jug.
  • All parts dishwasher-safe.
  • Has measuring cup in lid.
  • Has pre-programmed functions.

But

  • Poor results in our sorbet test.
  • Jug is large (so can be difficult to wash in a domestic sink).
  • Difficult to scrape out load around blade as narrow base area can trap food.

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
$1149
Type
Super blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
10.0
Nut butter
8.0
Sorbet
4.0
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
10.0
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
7.0

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
41 x 20 x 36
Noise (dB)
86
Watts (W)
1300
Blender weight (kg)
10.1
Jug weight (kg)
1.4
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
no

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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