Amazon Price: $249.99 (as of March 29, 2017 2:26 pm –
The tilt-head feature and generous 4-1/2-quart capacity make the KitchenAid Stand Mixer the ultimate in user-friendly design. Features 10 speeds and KitchenAid's unique planetary mixing action, driven by a powerful 275-watt motor. Rugged all-metal construction ensures long life and quiet operation, and rubber feet anchor it securely while in use. This mixer has a 4-1/2-quart stainless steel bowl.
Saves your arms, excellent for moderate use
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This is a lovely mixer that I traded for an Artisan because that one was red. I bought it to make cookies after my hand mixer started to smoke during a particularly intense doughing session. I used it primarily for that and pizza crusts. Things that can be mixed with a handheld whisk, I opt for that instead.
It’s amazing machine, i love it
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It’s amazing machine, i love it !!!!!!i started to do patisserie and baking breads,French baguettes and more !!!! I even bought it for my sister who wanted to making bread and cakes after seeing me using my kitchenaid … Kitchenaid is the best !!! J’adore !!!
I’m actually starting to bake thanks to this thing!
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My wife and I just recently remodeled our kitchen and I got this mixer to be sort of a cherry on top. My wife loves to cook and the idea was that this would help make our new kitchen even better and she would use it to start doing more baking. I was right in all counts but it was me, not my wife that suddenly started baking. I’m now baking a couple of things a week.
It’s Heavy, Powerful, Expensive, and Beautiful, like your Grandmother’s Caddy
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Look, I’ll level with you. You all know what this product is, you know why you’re looking for it. It’s the gold standard, the flagship model, the Cadillac of the kitchen. And like a Cadillac, it’s heavy, reliable, has over-priced attachments, and has a price tag that’ll give you a heart attack. I bought this for my mom when I got my first post-college job – an adult job. For $300, this thing better die after I do. My mother adores it, because she’s wanted one since the ’70s, even though she sometimes struggles to move the freaking thing. Plus, the cord is way, way, WAY too short. But it does everything a product of this price range should, and I’ve used it for some of the most ridiculous uses, I couldn’t even explain. End of the day, you buy nice, or you buy twice. That Oster, Hamilton Beach, or whatever won’t hold a candle to this thing, even with all it’s flaws
Best mixer. Period.
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I bought this mixer because Cook’s Illustrated recommended it. I can see, after 3 months, that CI was spot-on. It is a substantial-sized kitchen tool, and I’ve used it at least once a week since getting it. Primarily I bought this for bread mixing, and it clomps along even on the firmest dough (though it does “hop” a bit on firm doughs). The powerful engine can handle anything I throw at it. It also does a fabulous job on whipped cream — far better-textured than a hand-mixer could make. I’ve used it to make cakes and cream-cheese dips, frostings and herb butters, and there just doesn’t seem to be much this mixer can’t do to perfection. It’s not a food processor, so don’t expect it to chop and dice or to cut butter into biscuit dough, but it fulfills its function perfectly. It’s heavy-duty and substantial, and so easy to hand-wash I haven’t bothered putting its components through the dishwasher. 100% recommend.
Easier to move & pretty damn powerful for its size.
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I have had the large Pro model of this Kitchenaid. It is a wonderful machine. But it is heavy. Unless you have some place to keep it on the counter, or at least at waist level to lug it around, it is HEAVY to use. I read that people tend to concentrate on the wattage of the machine. More important is the torque–how the energy of the motor gets translated into working power.
Replaced a 17 Year Old KitchenAid Stand Mixer!
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I just replaced my last KitchenAid stand mixer, because it broke after 17 years of use. It’s amazing to me that the price hasn’t changed over the years, as this basic stand mixer is priced exactly what I paid at a brick and mortar store 17 years ago.
Good stand mixer for small batches, does the job well.
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This is the smallest KA stand mixer, which is why I bought this one. I have a larger one but needed something small for the little batches of cookies and small cakes. This is exactly what I was looking for in size. This is the first time that I’ve had the top-lift up KA mixer. It is handier than I thought it would be, as it’s pretty easy to get inside the bowl and scrape the sides when needed. Yet the batter on the beaters stays safely over the bowl and doesn’t drop anything on the counter. This would be a nice starter machine for someone who either does not work in volume or not using it very often.
My Best Friend
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This is my first stand mixer..Bought it 3-4 years ago and still going pretty strong. I choose this mixer because it was recommended by Cook’s Illustrated. Never once had a problem.. well except this one time where the metal rod came out. The one that attached the head to the body. But that was a simple fix. I bake a lot (love baking seriously).. Its fun it’s also a stress reliever for me haha. If i’m mad, sad, etc.. I’ll just bake :).. I mostly just cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies.. from time to time I make bread also. One time I made a double batch of cookies for first time for one of my family’s party. I was kind of freaking out a bit.. The motor started to slow down (at high speed). I didn’t want my mixer to break so I took the dough out. It was almost fully incorporated anyways so I just started to mix/knead it by hand. I