Updated 12 May 2017

KitchenAid

Proline Blender KSB8270

Snapshot: The KitchenAid Proline Blender KSB8270 has 11 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

Proline Blender KSB8270
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1598

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Test results

Overall score
86
Ease of use
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at pureeing frozen fruit, crushing ice, blending kale and grating parmesan cheese.
  • Excellent at making a green smoothie, nut butter and soup.
  • Very good at chopping carrots and making sorbet.
  • Good at milling almonds.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Lightweight graded plastic jug (BPA-free) with thermal walls.
  • Jug can be placed on unit in any position.
  • Easy to remove food around the blade.
  • Four pre-programmed functions.
  • Large chute.
  • Tamper.
  • Measuring cup in lid.
  • Auto-clean function.
  • Most parts dishwasher-safe.

But

  • Lid can be difficult to remove.
  • Jug is large (so can be awkward to wash in a sink).
  • Liquid can be pushed up into the lid, so can drip when being removed.
  • Liquid may leak around lid cap.
  • Very noisy on high setting.

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
$1598
Type
Super blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
10.0
Nut butter
9.0
Sorbet
8.0
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
9.5
Raw soup
10.0
Dry milling
7.0

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
45 x 23 x 28
Noise (dB)
83
Watts (W)
1800
Blender weight (kg)
9.3
Jug weight (kg)
1.7
Jug capacity (L)
1.75

Features

Blender construction
Metal
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
11 - also has specific “task” buttons (such as smoothie, soup, ice crush)
Cord storage
no but detachable
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
no

More Info

Notes
Not suitable for making dough.
Availability
-