Home and Garden January 31, 2021
When it comes to kitchen appliances you know you are in safe hands with KitchenAid, it may involve you spending a few more pennies but their products never fail to impress.
The Artisan K400 Blender is no exception, the moment it’s out of the box the build quality is immediately noticeable with a solid die-cast metal base and the control knob is heavy and sturdy. As part of the Artisan range it comes in 11 beautiful colours, including the 2020 colour of the year Kyoto Glow as well as the classic Empire Red, Inky Blue and Pistachio, whatever you choose it will look like a stunner on your worktop. This 3-part blending system can smoothly blend whatever you throw at it by using a unique asymmetric blade, ribbed jar and adaptive Intelli-Speed motor which can sense the contents to maintain optimal speed. To avoid causing splatter the moment you switch the blender on the soft start feature begins the motor at a slower speed to fold in ingredients before increasing the speed.
You can get the precise taste and texture with the intuitive control dial, it offers five speeds, a pulse option and three pre-set programs, ice crush, icy drinks, smoothie, as well as a useful self-cleaning cycle. The powerful performance can blend tough ingredients including almonds, chia seeds, ice, ginger root and other fibrous and leafy vegetables, giving you a smooth and palatable texture. One off putting thing with most blenders is the hassle of cleaning them afterwards, however the K400 simply requires a little dish soap, fill it with water and hit the self-clean cycle, the jar and lid are also both dishwasher safe. Whether you are a KitchenAid fan or new to the brand you will not regret paying up for this blender, an absolutely solid machine that will consistently produce wonderfully smooth results in a quick and quiet motion, and even clean itself to finish up. RRP £279
- Quiet blend
- Unique asymmetric blade, ribbed jar and adaptive Intelli-Speed motor
- Self-cleaning mode
- Five speeds, pulse option and three pre-set programs
- Solid die-cast metal base
- 11 beautiful designs