KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Glass Blender Jar, KSB565 : For the first time in its history, KitchenAid is providing a thick-walled clear glass measuring jar with its 5-speed blender. Commercial-quality premium blender features this nonstaining, easy-to-hold 48-oz. glass jar for long-lasting durability and easy viewing while blending. Drip-proof spout and side handle let you pour directly from the jar. Snug-fitting lid lets you blend any batter or sauce and store the ingredients in the refrigerator. Jar is microwave safe. Dishwasher-safe lid and jar. Measures up to 4 cups. KitchenAid's powerful 0.9 horsepower motor can crush pitchers of ice in seconds. With 740-watts of power, this blender reaches speeds up to 13,000 rpm. Soft Start feature reduces start-up, pulling food or ice into the blade before increasing to the selected speed. The 5-speed touchpad control features stir, chop, mix, puree and liquefy. Utilizes the 4 different planes of the stainless-steel blade for thorough blending. Intelli-Speed rapidly monitors speeds and adjusts power automatically to accommodate thicker mixtures. KitchenAid's unique, advanced airflow design keeps the appliance cool for continuous blending. Nonslip feet. Stainless-steel blade. Product Features High-powered 0.9 horsepower motor with 740 watts reaches speeds up to 13,000rpm 5-speed touch control features stir, chop, mix, puree and liquefy Intelli-Speed monitors speeds and automatically adjusts power to accommodate thicker mixtures Soft Start reduces start-up, pulling food or ice into the blade before increasing to the selected speed Automatic ice crush option pulses at staggered intervals for optimum crushing efficiency Commercial-quality coupler with 12 interlocking teeth is steel-reinforced for added strength and durability Patented stainless-steel blade operates on 4 different planes for speedy, thorough blending Advance air flow design keeps blender cool during continual use Clear, thick-walled glass pitcher makes it easy to ensure all ingredients are blended thoroughly Drip-proof spout and convenient side handle let you pour directly from the jar Snug-fitting lid lets you blend any batter or sauce and store it the refrigerator Jar is microwavable to heat sauces or toppings after mixing Measures up to 4 cups
The KiitchenAid blender provides a remarkable level of quality for a modest price. It is a well thought out design as well.
For example the buttons used to operate the variable speeds are flush with the control panel. This eliminates the possiblity of food particles or other debris building up around those controls. Rarely requiring cleaning, if it should be needed Just wipe the control panel with a damp sponge or cloth and you are finished.
Another quality touch is the blender jar. It is made out of thick glass not the more commonly encountered plastic.
At whatever speed you select, for the first few seconds the motor will deliberately start slowly. This is done so that the blades can more efficiently pull the food into the center for better mixing. Then the vigorous motor kicks into whatever seting you have chosen.
I selected the cobalt blue color. It looks good but is a bit darker than I wished. Overall I think this is a fine product.