KitchenAid has gone to extremes in durability, power and great looks with its 5 Speed Blender. The die-case metal base with cord storage brings modern styling to any countertop, and it is compact enough to leave out for easy daily access. Ramp it up slowly to maintain control over chunkier ingredients, or let it whip the thickest smoothies at top speeds with its intelligent sensor system. In ice-crushing mode, this KitchenAid blender can pulverize standard cubes or smaller pieces. A pushbutton style panel, positioned horizontally, provides an enhanced view that every operator in your family will appreciate. Driven by a rugged 0.9 horsepower motor, metal teeth on the commercial quality coupler lock in for a solid connection. The direct transfer of energy and strength to a single-piece built-in stainless blade design with tines at four levels gets tough jobs finished in less time. Designed for continuous operation, the KitchenAid 5 speed Blender's base allows for interior airflow that stays cool during extended use. Even at full capacity, the 56 ounce carafe remains lightweight with its shatter-resistant polycarbonate construction that also goes to temperature extremes including freezing. A pour spout and tight-fitting lid, along with a handle featuring a no-slip molded grip, eliminate the mess of dispensing. Clean up the KitchenAid blender's carafe by hand or in the dishwasher.