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KitchenAid - KHB2561CU 5-Speed Hand Blender - Contour Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great big disappointment

    Posted
    Milau
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    I was super excited to get this immersion blender after I had read other reviews and done my research. It had many of the features I was looking forward to. However, my experience was disappointing right out of the box. Literally. Although the plastic storage case is a nice thought, there is no handle on it, and it it too thick to grab onto with one hand - my average sized female hand is too small to grab that case - I had to make sure I firmly had both hands on it to pick it up. Annoying and awkward. Not letting that dampen my enthusiasm for this new appliance, I opened the case and tried to get the parts out. Mind you, I am a 48 year old woman who builds scenery for a living and is not a wimp. The parts of the blender were in that case so tight I ripped my hands apart trying to get the pieces out. Ok. So I decided to ditch the case, and find a container that I could easily pick up and keep the parts in. A Tupperware worked nicely. Now came the time to use it, and the disappointments kept rolling in. First I tried chopping some vegetables in the chopper - it could not cut through the carrots - they just got stuck on the blade and rode it around and around. I tried onions, looking up directions on the on the internet thinking maybe it’s just me - but no, even following all the directions and advice, still faster and easier to do it myself with a knife. Then, when I washed the parts of the chopper, without submerging the top, water gets inside it and cannot come out. I find that GROSSLY DISGUSTING. Trapped moisture inside something you use to prepare your food. Yum. Now let’s talk about the motor body - the top of the unit is smoothly mirrored, and the speed settings are tiny black hashes that disappear. See the picture. And don’t even think of trying to adjust that speed if there’s even the slightest oil fat or hand cream on your hand - no way it’s gonna move. By that point, I was so disheartened with this tool I just packed it up (water still shaking around in the chopper body) and returned it to Best Buy. I’ve never been so disappointed in a tool before in my life. It makes me sad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      KitchenAidTeam

      Hi Milau, Thank you for providing feedback on your 5 Speed Hand Blender. We are sorry to learn of your experiences with the unit. Please contact KitchenAid directly at 1-800-541-6390 for further assistance. KitchenAidBrand

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and powerful

    Posted
    John
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    I got this for our kitchen to replace our 9spd KitchenAid immersion blender that we had given away, while still operating perfectly. I was concerned about the fewer speeds but I was pleasantly surprised that this has all of the power of the one it replaced and I really don't miss the in-between speeds. The versatility of different attachments also gives the potential to pare down the appliances in an already crowded kitchen cabinet. Blend, mix, chop, process, this does a lot. And I especially like the touch of the removable non-stick cookware guards on the bottoms of the blend blade housings. KitchenAid doesn't miss a detail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hand Blender!!

    Posted
    Mommy
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    I was looking for a hand blender and purchased this one upon reading the reviews. This comes with a nice case to hold all the blades and the attachments. I like to be able to store my small appliances without taking up random space in my cabinet. It's a powerful unit and would recommend it in place of a standing blender. It does all the things that a regular blender does as well as crushing ice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My daughter the chef loves this!

    Posted
    Pearl
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    My daughter has been wanting an immersion blender for a long time. It works much better than doing small hot batches in the blender or food processor. She's been using it for wonderful smooth soups and sauces. She really likes all of the attachments and appreciates that they came in a case to keep them in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for quick and easy clean up

    Posted
    Cook4you
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    I love this kitchenaid blender and the storage box it comes in. I never have to look for the blades ever thing has its on spot easy to clean. Works for many dishes can even use it in the pot it has a protective head so you don’t damage your cook wear. Great product love this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for smoothies, easy clean-up

    Posted
    Robert
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I use this daily for pre & post workout protein yogurt smoothies. It is a corded appliance with plenty of power and multiple speeds. Because it's handheld, everything gets thoroughly blended by moving the blades around in the included 1L pitcher. It is easy to assemble, use and clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great multipurpose tool

    Posted
    dontlikeapple
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    Love that this thing comes with so many attachments and the separate food processor. Works very well and beats having to transfer things to a blender. Comes with a nice case to easily store everything too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hand-blender

    Posted
    Keyman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is an amazing hand blender and has multiple applications for food preparation and for cooking. I got one for my best friend as a replacement for one she could no longer use, and she and her family really enjoy using it. Thanks Kitchen Aid and Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitchen Aid Blender kit

    Posted
    Michelle
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    So far very pleased with the purchase of the Kitchen Aid blender. I bought this product mainly for the emersion blender, but love the other extras that came with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great blender

    Posted
    Okbmzc
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    I used it to make my own mayo. It works great. Tried it for a few other things like homemade peanut butter and it gets hot fast sometimes have to let it cool before continuing the process. Overall though I love it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Hand Blender

    Posted
    Marina
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    My standing blender broke and I've always wanted to try a hand blender. Looked at reviews and got this one. Was not disappointed. It comes with a case to store all the working parts which is a space saver. It has 3 speeds and can crush ice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MADE me cook dinner!

    Posted
    Inspiring
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    I was too tired to cook until I received package. I couldn't wait to try it out so I made mushroom ravioli-worked like a charm and love the attachments as well as the different blades and bowls. Would definitely recommend. Very solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact Blessing in the Kirchen

    Posted
    9ErFan4Life
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    Love this blender! All the atachments easy to use and the storage case is very helpful, keeping everything together. It does exactly what I need it to do and it’s not a bulky machine on my countertop!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Kitchenaid

    Posted
    Gatitabonita
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    Always like kitchenaid products. It is a must have product for every kitchen. If you love to cook you need this. It's easy to use, it's not big and bulky, it's easy to hold in your hand, and it thoroughly blends everything that I make with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than blender

    Posted
    Bestbuycustomer315
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    I love this thing. It is way better than a conventional blender. It does a better job of crushing ice because it compresses the ice to the bottom of your container and grinds it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Posted
    VUFan08
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    This little product is very powerful and SO easy to use, but also stores away in the provided storage container so nicely! I find myself using this product more than my food processor, just because it's easier to access/clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love it

    Posted
    alex
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    needed this, got it on sale, and i was pleasantly surprised with all of the accessories. it will definitely come in handy when making soups and baking! perhaps it will even hold me over for a while until i can afford the stand mixer? :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great small hand blender

    Posted
    Bearhands
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    Kitchen aid has always been a top brand for me and this exceeds my expectations! Has made food prep super easy and all of the additional attachments were well worth the extra few dollars. Very durable too!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not happy with the power button.

    Posted
    Mustang
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    You have to hold the power button at the same time while operating the small appliance. This item puts strain on your wrist. Not happy with this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      KitchenAidTeam

      Hi Mustang, Thank you for providing feedback on the 5 speed hand blender. We are sorry to learn of your experience. Please contact KitchenAid directly at 1-800-541-6390 for further assistance. KitchenAidBrand

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    Posted
    Adamskt1

    As a chopper this is useless. Doesn't seem to have enough power to chop even medium size pieces. Blade appears to struggle to turn and motor slips.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend