KitchenAid K150 blender summary
- Available from Donaghy Bros (£224)
KitchenAid’s K150 blender feels like a pared-back younger sibling to the 2400W K400 edition, offering three speed settings plus a pulse or ice-crush option. It’s simple, classically stylish and incredibly usable for everyday tasks, with a lighter-weight body enabling easy moving between countertop and cupboard.
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How easy is it to use the KitchenAid K150 blender?
The set up was simple. Once the blender is unpacked from its plastic-free packaging and its components rinsed, all that’s required is to plug in. Rather than the usual toughened glass milkshake-style jug, this model features a BPA-free 1.4L plastic version that lifts on and off rather than locks. It slots either way for left or right handed people. Then there’s a silicone-sealed lid with a broad stopper that twists to release for feeding in ingredients.
Its controls are easy to get to grips with. The dial offers a gentle spring back from the pulse function whilst also offering a slight resistance to the speed changes. There’s also a gentle acceleration to the blades once turned on.
How did the KitchenAid K150 perform?
On paper, the K150’s 650W motor is considerably less powerful than the 2400W K400, but in reality, there was no perceived lack of power. It was incredibly efficient at blitzing smooth drinks for the frozen ingredients of our super berry smoothie. This makes it excellent for acai bowls. There was also no lingering smell or staining from the homemade tomato sauce.
One of the model’s big claims is to crush ice in 10 seconds and when tested, it did blitz very efficiently. However, the result was uneven, producing some fine snow whilst leaving large chunks. We needed to keep a supporting hand on the jug as it didn’t lock into place and rattled a little. However, with its added heft a glass alternative is available which could keep itself more stable.
What didn’t we like about the KitchenAid K150 blender?
The kit doesn’t include a prodder and this is particularly noticeable. This tool is useful for nudging ingredients towards the blade. Frozen ingredients for the smoothie consistently got stuck above the blade. We ended up borrowing the prodder from another blender as popping in a long spoon was too dangerous in case it hit the blade.
This is not a budget-friendly blender. However, it has that classic KitchenAid style that makes you want to keep it on your countertop, and it’s compatible with a staggering array of accessories. Its small footprint makes it easy to store plus its lightweight base notched with handles is easy to lift in and out of cupboards. There’s a two-year guarantee on it.
KitchenAid K150 KSB1325 blender specifications
Jug capacity: 1.4L
Speed options: Three speeds, pulse
Dimensions: 18cmW x 44.3cmH x 28.6cmD