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KitchenAid Torrent™ Blender Function Guide

KitchenAid Torrent™ Blender Functions and Suggested Food Items

The four pre-set recipe programs were each developed based on typical recipes in that category. However, you’ll find that not all recipes are exactly the same, and sometimes a particular recipe might blend more to your preference on a program that is not obvious. For example, some milkshakes with frozen fruit blend better on the Icy Drinks/Smoothies program. Also, when making smoothies, you might prefer the finer texture that the Juice program creates. We encourage you to experiment to find the best program for your favorite recipes.

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Setting Description Blending Time
(in min: sec)
Items to blend

ICY DRINKS or Smoothies_torrent Blender.JPG

Quick pulses of power to crush large amounts of hard foods, such as ice, frozen vegetables, or frozen fruits. 1:05
  • Blended ice drinks: Crushed ice
  • Frozen chopped fruit (defrost slightly until it can be probed with a knife tip)
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Long, slow speed blending to create smooth, uniform consistency when blending thick, sticky foods.

  • Ice cream based drinks
  • Sherbet/Ice: milk-based drinks
  • Frozen yogurt-based drinks
  • Smooth ricotta or cottage cheese
  • Pureed fruit or vegetables/Baby food
  • Pureed meat/Baby food meat
  • Pancake/Waffle batter
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A gradual ramp-up of speed and power. Ideal for blending hot ingredients in particular. 1:25
  • Hot drinks: soup
  • Salad dressing: Hot sauces
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High blade speed to blend to a fine texture for recipes with foods high in fiber or skins or seeds. 1:29
  • Fruit juice from frozen concentrate
  • Fruit-based drinks (thin)
  • Cold fruit or vegetable sauce
  • Finely chopped fresh fruits
  • Finely chopped fresh vegetables
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It allows precise control of the duration and frequency of blending. Great for recipes that require a light touch. Short pulses of
2-3 seconds as needed
  • Savory crumb topping
  • Sweet crumb topping
  • Meat salad for sandwich filling
  • Chopped fruits
  • Chopped vegetables
Adjustable speeds for fine-tuned chopping and blending needs to prepare any recipe. Up to 2:00, as needed for the desired recipe
  • Pesto
  • Dips
  • Meat salad for sandwich filling
  • Grated hard cheese
  • Fluffy gelatin for pie/desserts
  • Cheesecake
  • Mousse

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