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KitchenAid Diamond Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Sep 08, 2020 at 08:37 am
KitchenAid Diamond Picture
7.8
Multi-Purpose
6.9
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
8.2
Ice Crushing
7.9
Soups
8.0
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
671 W

The KitchenAid Diamond is a full-sized blender that comes in several colors to help match it with your kitchen decor. It has a unique diamond-shaped jar that's slightly angled into a teardrop opening, which makes it easier to pour, and it can hold 60 ounces of liquid, which is quite large. It can also quickly produce smooth almond butter and bar-quality crushed ice. However, it struggles to process fibrous fruits and veggies like kale. Its jar can also be a little difficult to clean as its blade assemblies aren't removable. That said, you can put the jar with its blades and lid into your dishwasher's top rack for an easy clean.

Our Verdict

7.8 Multi-Purpose

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is good for multi-purpose use. While it has trouble processing fibrous kale, it's much better at producing smooth almond butter or bar-quality crushed ice. It's also well-built, and its jar can hold a lot of liquid. It can hot blend, which is good if you like to make soups. However, it can be difficult to clean oily or sticky food from the diamond-shaped jar.

Pros
  • Can hot blend.
  • Easy to clean more liquid-like smoothies from jar.
  • Can produce bar-quality ice in less than a minute.
  • Large jar capacity.
Cons
  • Difficult to clean sticky, oily food from jar.
  • Has a hard time processing fibrous food.
6.9 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is alright for smoothies and protein shakes. It struggles to process fibrous fruits and veggies like kale, resulting in a leafy, foamy smoothie. On the upside, this well-built blender is dishwasher-safe, making it easier to clean liquidy foods like smoothies.

Pros
  • Easy to clean more liquid-like smoothies from jar.
  • Can produce bar-quality ice in less than a minute.
  • Large jar capacity.
Cons
  • Has a hard time processing fibrous food.
  • Produces a foamy, grainy smoothie.
8.2 Ice Crushing

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is great for crushing ice. This well-built blender can produce bar-quality ice in less than a minute, which is great for cool cocktails on a hot day.

Pros
  • Can produce bar-quality ice in less than a minute.
  • Large jar capacity.
Cons
7.9 Soups

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is very good for soups. It has a large jar size, and it's able to hot blend, so you can put quite a bit of stewed food directly into the jar and blend it. However, it struggles a bit more in processing fibrous fruits and vegetables. As long as your soup isn't very sticky or oily, you shouldn't have too much trouble cleaning it.

Pros
  • Can hot blend.
  • Easy to clean more liquid-like smoothies from jar.
  • Large jar capacity.
Cons
  • Has a hard time processing fibrous food.
8.0 Professional Use

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is very good for professional use. It can easily process almonds into smooth nut butter and produce bar-quality ice in little time. However, it has a harder time breaking down fibrous fruits and veggies. It's easy to clean the jar if you made runny or liquidy foods like smoothies, but the fact that you can't remove the blade makes cleaning after something more consistent, like nut butter, more difficult. On the upside, the jar can hold a lot of liquid.

Pros
  • Easily crushes harder food like nuts into a smooth consistency.
  • Can produce bar-quality ice in less than a minute.
  • Large jar capacity.
Cons
  • Difficult to clean sticky, oily food from jar.
  • Has a hard time processing fibrous food.
  • 7.8 Multi-Purpose
  • 6.9 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 8.2 Ice Crushing
  • 7.9 Soups
  • 8.0 Professional Use

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
16.8" (42.6 cm)
Width 8.9" (22.5 cm)
Depth 9.2" (23.3 cm)
Weight
9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender is a somewhat tall full-size blender. However, it doesn't take up that much room on your counter, and you can keep it out on the table or place it into a cupboard without a problem.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender has a good build quality. It has a sturdy base with easy-to-clean buttons. The uniquely diamond-shaped jar also feels like its made of good quality plastic. However, its design and irremovable blade assemblies make it harder to empty when your food is ready. The jar's lid also doesn't really stay in place, either. Other parts of the blender don't feel very solid such as the locking mechanism, and the buttons don't feel very responsive.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
60 oz (1774 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender's main jar has a unique design compared to other full-sized blenders. It slightly leans to one side, and its lid is teardrop or diamond-shaped with a spout so that you can easily serve food directly from the jar. It can also hold quite a bit of liquid. Although the blade assembly isn't removable, you can put the whole jar and lid in the dishwasher.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
No Additional Jar
Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A

The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender blender doesn't come with an additional jar.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender has sharp blades that are attached to the bottom of the jar. You can't remove them, but you can put them in the dishwasher. Just remember to remove the lid from the jar.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

This uniquely shaped lid helps to keep food and liquid from spilling out of the jar. It uses friction to form a seal, but it doesn't really stay in place.

Design
Power Cord
Stow Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
3.8 ft (1.2 m)

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender has a cable long enough to reach a power outlet on your counter. When you're not using it, you can also store the cable away.

Design
In The Box

  • 60 ounce jar and lid
  • Motor base
  • User manual

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
4000 RPM
Max Speed
11500 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
87.8 dB
On/Off Toggle
Yes

This blender has several preset speeds. After pressing the power button to turn the blender on, its light indicator flashes to let you know when it's ready. You can then select one of its five speeds, which run in a continuous blend mode. If you want to pulse, press the pulse button, then select one of its five preset speeds. This mode runs for as long as you hold the preset button down.

8.5
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 3 min
Texture
Smooth
Spreadability
Good
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
No

This blender makes excellent almond butter. On its highest setting, it can crush almonds without a problem, but some of the nuts can stick to the sides and require a bit of a push back into the mix. The almond butter it produces is smooth, a little sticky, and without almond chunks.

6.5
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Foamy and Grainy

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender produces adequate smoothies. Although the manual doesn't specify how to make a smoothie, it says that when making thin fruit juice to use the 'Ice Crush' setting first, followed by its highest setting to blend. The resulting smoothie has a light green color and is very foamy. There's a lot of graininess as the kale isn't completely processed, and it has a thick consistency.

N/A
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
No Other Jar
Preparation Time
N/A
Texture
No Other Jar

The KitchenAid KSB1575 doesn't have another jar.

8.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
1 min
Ice Quality
Bar Quality

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender produces great crushed ice. Following the manual recommendations, it's able to create bar-quality ice in less than a minute.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
Yes
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No

On top of its five preset speeds, this blender has a crushed ice setting. However, that's about it, and it doesn't have a self-clean program, which is more commonly found on higher-end models.

6.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Difficult

This blender is just okay to clean. While it's easy to clean more liquidy foods like smoothies or soup from the jar with a 60-second water and soap blend on high, it isn't easy to clean food like almond butter. As the jar is very narrow at the bottom, it can be hard to clean sticky food from under its blades, especially since you can't see if there's still food clinging to it. You may have to use a brush and hot water to remove the remaining food and oil.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
Yes
Additional Jugs
No
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
No
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
No
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
No

The KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender doesn't come with many features. The only added feature is that you can hot blend to make soup or purees.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The KitchenAid Diamond Blender comes in several color variants that you can purchase to match your style. While we tested the 'Metallic Chrome' variant of this blender, we expect that other colors perform similarly. There's also an almost-identically designed model called the KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender, but it doesn't have the diamond design. Its pitcher also holds 56 ounces, and it comes with an additional jar that holds 24 ounces. However, we haven't tested this blender and don't know if it performs like the KitchenAid Diamond Blender.

If you come across another variant of the KitchenAid Diamond or if your unit is different, please let us know in a discussion thread below, and we'll update the review if needed.

Compared to other blenders

The KitchenAid Diamond is a full-sized blender that comes in a variety of colorful variants to better match your kitchen decor. Although it only comes with one jar, it can hold a lot of liquid. It can produce smooth almond butter and bar-quality ice in a short amount of time. However, it doesn't offer many extra features and doesn't have a timer.

KitchenAid K150
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The KitchenAid Diamond and the KitchenAid K150 are similarly performing full-size blenders. The Diamond comes in a variety of colors, its jar is larger, and it produces almond butter with better consistency in less time. However, the K150 feels better-built and is easier to clean.

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