KitchenAid’s Artisan Power Blender may have gotten its name thanks to its punchy new 3.5 peak HP motor, making it one of the most capable domestic blenders you can buy for your kitchen today. Packed in alongside its more than capable 3.5 peak hp motor, this machine features everything that you could want from a blender and is aimed at those creating their own unique blends and textures. KitchenAid have gone with their traditional “clean and concise” design template but with modern lifts where needed. This has led to a very smart and non-intrusive blender that would sit proudly in any kitchen. Alongside these traditional design considerations, KitchenAid have also chosen to fit this blender range with a die-cast metal body construction, giving it a far more premium feel when compared to its competitors and making it more stable during use.
Even though they are packed with power, it does not mean that the KitchenAid Artisan Power blenders are un-refined in anyway. The Artisan Power Blender essentially allows the user to completely tailor their blend with the option to input both high speed and low speed pulses at any point as well as constant access to the whole power band (1-11). The flexibility offered with this blender, is the reason why we would recommend this blender to both blending novices as well as very experienced chefs and creators who want complete control over every aspect of their blends. The power of the motor coupled with its asymmetrically designed stainless steel blade, creates a strong vortex through the centre of the blending container ensuring your blends have a smooth or textured consistency all the way through and that there are no bits of ingredient left around the top edges or the corners of the jar as is the case with other blenders on the market today.
KitchenAid have included quite a few extras that are not normally expected with blenders;
- a Flex Edge tamper to enable you to push down ingredients in fuller or thicker blends
- an ergonomic soft grip handle on the BPA free blending jug to ease the strain on your palm when the jar is at or near full capacity
- a removable silicone jar pad that can be placed on the motor base to aid stability and reduce vibrations when using the blender
- a blending jar cap that can be used as a handy and accurate measurer for adding small amounts of ingredients whilst blending
- a power isolation switch at the rear of the blender with a vented base to ensure the motor does not overheat or cause damage to itself during longer blending cycles.
The ability to make Hot or cold soups in 5 minutes was one of the features that impressed us the most. Where it is easier to believe a cold soup can be made in 5 minutes, a steaming hot soup after 5 minutes is harder to imagine but easily possible. This ability is also thanks to the BPA-free dishwasher-safe graded Thermal Control Jar that directs heat up from the blade and base through the contents of the container and not up through the walls of the container itself. Making soups this way also creates far less washing up afterwards. Next we have the ability to effortlessly whip up smoothies, where the ingredients often have varying densities and textures especially when using more exotic ingredients. However with its 3.5 Peak HP motor and the uniquely designed asymmetrical blade, the Artisan Power Blender can tackle these various densities with complete ease and leaves you with a very smooth and consistently appetizing smoothie. The advantage here, is that the customer can interject the process and adding more or fewer pulses to the blend so that they can fully tailor the consistency to their individual liking. Lastly, once all your blending needs have been taken care of for the day, the Artisan Power blender will then take care of cleaning itself to make your life that little easier. The self-cleaning cycle only requires you to fill the blending container ¾ full of warm water, adding a drop or two of washing detergent before simply setting the self-clean cycle. The blender will then complete a very thorough and varied series of pulses and high speed blend cycles to ensure that it collects all residue and particles that may have been left over from blending so that they can be poured out and the jug left to dry. With the base having a die-cast metal body, all that it requires is a simple wipe over with a damp cloth and it should be clean and ready for storage
Colour: Almond Cream, Empire Red, Onyx Black
Dimensions(LxWxH) (mm): 231mm x 267mm x 449mm
Capacity (L): 2.6L
Weight (kg): 9.3
Power (watts): 1800w
Rotation Speed: 1000rpm Min / 24000rpm Max
Warranty: 10 Year Guarantee with KitchenAid