I'm so pleased with this purchase. I was looking at the Ninja, which is a bit more expensive, when I saw an infomercial about the KitchenAid Diamond blender. It has vortex blade action, which means that it pulls your ingredients down from the top. That means I don't have to be bothered with going through th top of the blender while it's in use, in an effort to help the blender BLEND! And, as an added bonus, I happened to get mine with one of Overstock's bonus coupons! It subtracted a sizable amount from the already low price! Parenthetically, the coupon's are work it, guys! This blender takes ice cubes from my ice maker, and turns them into snow! So, there is no problem with blending frozen fruit. It's just a great buy, and a great blender. I'm so glad I went with KitchenAid and not that $200 Ninja!
I have been using a kitchen aid blender (the same unit) for the past 13-14 years. I've probably made 400 smoothies with it. The unit still works but the rubber drive unit keeps having to be replaced, and the container is glass. So I bought this unit ksb1575. on the 6th smoothy (that's pretty much all I use blenders for), it started smoking. I suspect a burned a diode. The top 2 speeds no longer work. This is junk. It is also very loud. I would not recommend this product.
The blender is really good. I used it, on the second day, the blades would not work. The best thing is KitchenAid replaced the entire system within 7 days. Other than the machine not working on the second day of usage, I would recommend as a good purchase
Had this for about 6 months and the motor is already burning out. It smells everytime I use it, which is only a couple times a week. It also doesn't have the speed or power that the previous model had. Overall, the only improvement is the click in base.
It blends smoothies, sauces, you name it. I got it in coral and keep it on my counter (goes so nice with my coral mixer!). Read the manual and follow their advice for making smoothies, etc. and you'll be happy. As easy to clean as other blender I've had - recommend it highly.
I got this blender in Raspberry Ice to match my KitchenAid stand mixer. The colors are identical which is great because they sit side by side on the countertop. I used this blender a couple times to make smoothies with frozen fruits and it did not skip a beat. Everything blended really nicely and the smoothies turned out great. I would not hesitate to purchase anything KitchenAid, it is a good brand with great quality products.