KitchenAid Pro Line Series Blender Review

KitchenAid Pro Series

Does Vitamix and Blendtec have a bona fide competitor?

KitchenAid steps it up with the release of the Pro Line Series blenders, which they claim to be the most powerful blender you can buy for your home.

Power is particularly important to those looking to quickly and easily incorporate healthful, nutritious foods into their diet.
~ Derek Ernst, global marketing director KitchenAid

This beast of a machine offers up 1800 watts of power with 3.5 peak horsepower. In addition to variable speed blending SOME models also include pre-set hands-free program cycles as well as a dual wall Thermal Control Jar.

Where is the » Best Price for the KitchenAid Pro Line Blender?

Confusion before release

KitchenAid Pro ModelsThe Pro Line will be offered in five colors at two price levels. What has not been made clear, is that there are actually two different models, indicated by color & jar which determines the price point. While all are “Pro Line Series”, the “standard” Pearl White and Onyx Black models do not have the “upgraded” features of the Imperial Black, Medallion Silver, and Candy Apple Red machines which adds about $100 to the price.


KitchenAid Pro Line Blender Review

KitchenAid is not new to blender ingenuity. With the recent release of their magnet drive Torrent Blender, they had proven themselves as serious blender innovators. Upon first view of these beautiful machines it is obvious KitchenAid has created them for serious blending giving consumers what they want in a high-performance blender. Made of commercial grade die cast metal – housing, knobs, and dials – you can instantly recognize the elegant style that distinguishes KitchenAid.


At first glance it appears obvious that the Pro Line Series is made to compete directly with Vitamix. They have the same controls – Variable 11-Speed dial, Pulse switch, and Start/Stop switch. Additionally, every model comes standard with a Pre-set cleaning cycle, like the Vitamix models that offer cycles.



Pro Line blenders come with a large, dishwasher-safe BPA-free blending jar and a new and improved Flex-Edge tamper! This isn’t just your regular tamper to push ingredients into spinning blades but it also doubles as a spatula to scrape the sides of the container during blending. A very nice improvement to the tamper.


At 1800 watts and 3.5 peak horsepower, the Pro Line blenders truly have the most raw power of any home blender with one exception, the Blendtec Pro 800 is a 1800 watt, 3.8 peak horsepower blender.


These blenders are “Designed, engineered and assembled in USA”. KitchenAid Pro Line Series blenders jump into the market with a longer, 10-year, warranty period than their direct competitors Blendtec (8) and Vitamix (7). The warranty is a 10-year limited replacement warranty that is extended to owners in all of US and Canada.

How the Standard and Upgraded Models Compare

The “standard” versions of the Pro Line Series include colors Pearl White and Onyx Black. In addition to all the features above, the blending jar that comes with them is a 60-oz single-walled jar.


For about $100 more you can choose an “upgraded” Pro Line Thermal Control Jar version of the Pro Line in Candy Apple Red, Imperial Black, or Medallion Silver. These versions also come with some additional features not found on the “standards”.

Thermal Control Jar Comparison


The blending jar included with these models is KitchenAid’s new Exclusive Thermal Control Jar. This differs from the standard 60-oz in that it is a wider, stronger, double-walled jar (you can see the difference in the image to the left) which provides added insulation for blending. This benefits you in allowing for faster, more efficient heating of soup and it retains heat for a longer period of time. A minor compromise for this benefit is that you lose a small amount, 4 ounces, of blending capacity, the total volume being 56-oz. We are thinking this Thermal design could also result in some reduction of sound volume when blending… we will be testing that theory soon.

Adapti-Blend Difference


All Pro Line blenders have the wash cycle to the far right of the dial but the upgrade models come with Adapti-Blend™ recipe programs on the left side of the dial. These are 3 additional settings for hands-free automatic blending cycles which include: Smoothies, Juices, and Soups. Programmed blending cycles have been around a long time for commercial blenders but it wasn’t until Blendtec introduced them to the home market about 10 years ago. Now pre-set blending cycles are found on many high-end blenders.


  Standard Upgrade
Watts: 1800 1800
HP: 3.5 3.5
Speeds: 11 (variable) 11 (variable)

Standard controls

Upgrade controls
Cycles: 1: Clean 4: Clean, Smoothie, Juice, Soup
Jar: 60 ounce single-wall 56 ounce dual-wall Thermal Control
Warranty: 10-Years 10-Years
Colors: Pearl White / Onyx Black Candy Apple Red / Imperial Black / Medallion Silver
List Price: $449 $549


This is not just another new company cheap knock-off of the blenders we’ve come to respect and rely upon. KitchenAid’s Pro Line Series blenders are a welcomed addition to the high-performance market. They bring quality and improved innovation with a well-known trusted brand. If you are shopping for a long-lasting high-performance blender that you can count on, the Pro Line delivers at a price in line with its competitors with a longer warranty.



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Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

January 27, 2020 at 7:56 pm

I have had my KitchenAid blender for 30 plus years and it just gave out. And boy did I ever use it for everything! So guess what? I’m going for the Proline model. Any suggestions?

Got Greensreply
January 27, 2020 at 8:16 pm
– In reply to: Sandy

Hello Sandy – 30 years, that is a good run! The ProLine is a serious upgrade to the older models you will be very pleased. Either model is a great choice, you just need to decide if the extra cost for more programs is worth it to you.

Let us know if you have any questions.

October 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Are the preset programs really that much more beneficial? Can you still make good juices and smoothies in the standard model?

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October 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm
– In reply to: Stephanie

Stephanie, the presets are a convenience, especially once you figure out which ones work well for specific recipes you make, and yes you can absolutely make good juices and smoothies without presets (sometimes better).

October 11, 2017 at 9:40 am

Can you make heated soup on the lower end model without the thermal control jar? I can’t find this anywhere online to say that it will heat soup or not.


Got Greensreply
October 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm
– In reply to: Susan

Susan, yes, the model without the thermal control jar can make heated soup the same as the higher end model – the motor and design is the same. The only difference is the more expensive has a preset for soup and that it may be a little more efficient to heat soup with the thermal jar.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Anne Weeberreply
November 10, 2016 at 8:09 am

Thank you so much for this review! I’ve been in the market for a new blender and after reading this, I had to try the KitchenAid Pro.

Amazing! I love it more than I loved my sister’s Vitamix 7500. So pleased!!

Got Greensreply
December 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm
– In reply to: Anne Weeber

It is a great blender – very comparable to the Vitamix and Blendtec. Happy to help. Enjoy your KitchenAid!

May 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Wow this is great info! I have a Kitchenaid kitchen all red and now I can get the matching super blender. YAY! I tried a Vitamix but with the Teflon thing and how noisy it was, I knew I was waiting for the right one.

Can’t wait! Thank you!

Got Greensreply
December 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm
– In reply to: Brenda

Brenda, so happy you like the info. For those invested in a KitchenAid appliance kitchen this is a perfect choice to match what you have.

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