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    Published on June 25th, 2017 | by Greg


    KitchenAid’s Powerful, Hefty Pro Line Series Blender

    It’s definitely smoothie season- with record-breaking temperatures across the United States, and especially in the Southwest. We don’t suggest going outside for very long, since even some flights are being canceled due to the heat- but when you are boiling warm then there is nothing like a blended ice drink to help cool you down. Whether it’s for making margaritas or gazpacho, the key ingredient in any of the best summertime recipes is a solid blender.

    The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Blender is their top-of-the-line model, offering 3.5W of horsepower in a fairly compact form factor. It’s got a heavy base, at almost sixteen pounds, more than enough weight to stay still and steady at maximum power. And this appliance certainly sounds like the powerhouse it is - not super-loud, to be clear, but with a bit of whine at top speed and a nice purr at low power. We liked the easy-pour, easy-clean 87-ounce plastic jar, and their take on a classic aesthetic style without being too retro. There are some thoughtful details too- the jar’s handle has a bit of a grippy surface for better handling and the lid stays well-sealed, plus it’s insulated as well.

    We’ve seen plenty of other KitchenAid gear in the past, including their nifty Magnetic Drive models and famous stand mixers, and this is one of their matching Pro Line items, which includes an electric kettle, a couple of toaster options, food processor, even an espresso maker. There aren’t a lot of options or settings on this one, though there are a few (including smoothies)- but the power knob is pretty granular with 11 steps in all. There’s a high and low pulse mode too, but you’ll probably have to use the included tamper for best results. The Pro Line can crush ice cubes with absolutely no problems, and pulverize nuts too, but tended to leave things a little uneven unless you used some manual intervention. Unlike most others we’ve seen, there is a handy clean mode- just add a couple of drops of dish soap and some water.

    You can find it in candy apple red or ‘imperial’ black, as well as pearl white. Available online and in stores, expect to spend around $499 for the KitchenAid Pro Line Series Blender. That’s certainly on the higher end of the spectrum, but below many commercial-grade options. Best, and most reassuring of all, is the ten year warranty that KitchenAid offers. Spend your summer with a new love, the healthy smoothie machine that can be your kitchen’s best friend.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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