Is Kitchenaid K400 Blender Worth It?

The specifics

1200 Watt motor 5 different speeds 3 blending programs Automatic cleaning cycle Soft start feature Asymmetric blade

Things I LOVE

1. The versatility (smoothies, nut butter, pesto, dressings, sauces, soups, purees). 2. The smoothness. Everything is silky smooth. 3. The ice-crushing & smoothie programs.

Pain points

1. It's heavy 2. It's chunky 3. It's loud at full-speed


What is included?

- The motor base - The jar - The lid


Can you buy more accessories?

- A tamper - A 16 oz personal blender jar - A 6 oz small-batch jar


Does it have a glass jar? In Europe & the UK it is sold with a glass jar but in the US it comes with a BPA-free plastic jar.


Is the KitchenAid K400 loud? It is quite loud at full speed but it's similar to competitive blenders (e.g., Vitamix E310).


Can it make thick smoothies? Yes! Especially when used with the tamper.


Is it expensive? The K400 is a mid-priced blender sold at a really fair price for such a powerful blender.

To read more about

How to use it

How to clean it

How it compares to a Vitamix blender

How it compares to a Ninja blender


The Kitchenaid K400 is a really powerful, robust, mid-priced high-speed blender that provides ultra-smooth results and does not disappoint.