KitchenAid - KSM150PSAQ Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - Aqua Sky

KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer: Enjoy the versatility you need when baking with this tilt-head stand mixer, which features 10 speeds that let you go from a slow stir to a fast whip. An included 5-quart stainless steel bowl provides ample room for ingredients.

Mixer and Food Processor Buying Guide
$279.99
Save $100
Was $379.99

Protect your product

Learn about Replacement Plans
Protection Plan Options
Build A Bundle

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Color:
    Aqua Sky
    • Caviar
    • Onyx Black
    • Black Matte
    • Crystal Blue
    • Aqua Sky
    • Twilight Blue
    • Ocean Drive
    • Blue Willow
    • Ice
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Matte Gray
    • Imperial Grey
    • Green Apple
    • Pistachio
    • Copper Pearl
    • Tangerine
    • Boysenberry
    • Matte Black Violet
    • Empire Red
    • Bordeaux
    • Watermelon
    • Gloss Cinnamon
    • Persimmon
    • Contour Silver
    • Metallic Chrome
    • Matte Milkshake
    • Matte White
    • White
    • Almond Cream
    • Majestic Yellow
    Our experts recommend
    Subtotal:

    Overview

    What's Included


    • Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
    • Dough hook
    • Flat beater, 6-wire whip, 1-piece pouring shield

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1287 out of 1297)

    Features


    Tilt-head for easy access to mixing bowl

    Easily add ingredients to the bowl and access the beaters.

    Transition from a slow stir to a fast whip

    The 325W motor and 10-speed slide control offer the versatility you need to prepare cookie dough, cake batter, frosting and everything in between.

    5-quart stainless steel bowl

    Mix up to 4.5 loaves of bread, 9 dozen cookies or 7 lbs. of mashed potatoes. A comfort handle helps you maintain a secure grasp while carrying. Features a 9-cup Flour Power Rating.

    3 attachments included

    A nylon-coated flat beater and dough hook and a 6-wire whip let you mix ingredients of various consistencies. A power hub fits optional attachments (not included).

    1-piece pouring shield

    Helps prevent dripping.


    Customer rating

    4.9
    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Yes, great product, but...

      Posted
      Anonymous

      I am from Italy, and I am working for a while in the US, so, I always wanted one of these mixers (Euro/Dollar change rate helped me a lot :) ) then it's the first thing I wanted in my kitchen. Best Buy had one of the best prices around, so... Let me say that when you open the box, the item is very very pleasant to see...well refined, all the things have glossy painting, very nice. But it has to work, as well, so I tried to do the thing I miss more here in the US: the bread (sorry guys, but we are used to another kind of bread, no offense :) ) I decided to try with a small amount, just to test the machine...well let me say that it's not the way this item is designed to work: the mix sticked to the hook, and it almost stop mixing, it just turn with the hook, so I had to stop the machine, tear it away, start again. A couple of times the mix divided in two parts, one staying in the bottom of the bowl, and, again, had to stop and put the mix togheter. Not that good, in my opinion. But keep in mind that this happened to me just for small quantities. When I tried to use it for some more bread, almost the full capacity (something like 4 cups of flour) the thing works great, the mix is perfect. A thing I didn't like is the speed: two seems to be too fast for bread making, one is somewhat too slow, you have to adjust it, because with two the mix tends to come up on the hook. But this may be just a question of adjusting my habits of using the machine. Anyway, I did mayonnase, whipped cream, beated whites, mix for pancakes and crepes, and bread and donughts and so on...just keep in mind that I had problems managing small quantities. Another thing I cannot understand is: if they sell a tool to make ice cream, why don't they sell a slow cooker? It would be nice to make soups, vegetables cream, rice, and a lot of other nice things, that is a great hole, it should be the first thing, with such a bowl. In Italy I have the worverk cooking machine which work this way and it is wonderful, it helps me a lot (and saves me a lot of times). In conclusion, if you bake, basically, and you make mixes (well, is a mixer, you are right) in the right amount, well, it's the right item: it does what is intended for, and nothing else. If you are alone, and you don't use it so often, or if you want something more versatile, well, you should try something else.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I have bought 4 of these. One for myself.

      Posted
      Cyndy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I love KitchenAid mixers. I bought my plain white one many years back. It served me well. As my daughters grew up, I wanted to give each of them a KitchenAid mixer of their own. My older daughter chose the Apple Green and my younger daughter chose a softer mint green. In general, we all have been very happy with our mixers. My only criticism is that buyers should be warned to tighten all screws and bolts on the machines on a regular basis. I was visiting with my older daughter and making cookies with my grandson and all of a sudden while using the mixer it began jumping around on the counter and making a horrible noise. I grabbed my grandson to get him away from the machine. My daughter pulled the plug on the mixer. We figured out that the bolt on the front end of the mixer, where you add attachments had fallen off and into the cookie batter and had become wedged in place and caused the ruckus. The mixer would not work after that. My daughter and her husband looked into having the mixer repaired and it was expensive and some distance away. The mixer sat in their garage for about a year and they used a hand mixer. About two months ago, before another return visit with my daughter, I ordered a replacement mixer for her. She was delighted. During our May visit, I made cookies again, this time with my granddaughter. While we were mixing we heard the distinct sound of falling metal. We discovered that yet another screw from the back underside of the mixer had fallen out and hit the outside of the bowl and fallen on the counter. My husband was able to find a small Allen wrench and put the screw back in place. He then checked and tightened all the screws on the appliance. Overall it is a great kitchen tool. It is generally long lasting. My younger daughter is considering the attachment for making fresh pasta. My older daughter calls her machine "counter art". Well really do love our machines.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Mixer

      Posted
      Jimbo
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've owned this stand mixer for over four years and it has performed admirably. I use it for all my baking needs including my Sweet Bread, which makes five loaves at a time. Unfortunately the five quart bowl isn't quite large enough but it gets me fairly close to the end of making the dough. I do the rest on a bread board. Some other baked goods it makes the dough completely without needing to take it out and knead it by hand. I will probably take it in to have it checked out even though there doesn't seem to be any problems. I just like to take care of my items. I highly recommend this stand mixer and I like it so much, I purchased one to give to my son for Christmas. He wants to carry on the family traditions of baking. Make sure you clean the beaters by hand and not in the dishwasher, they will last longer. It does a great job of mixing since as the beaters spin, they also rotate off center to mix extremely thoroughly. Great Buy!! If it ever breaks, I will purchase another.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Invest your money on another appliance

      Posted
      Hilarie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I gave it a low rating because initially when I had bought this it was delivered to my elderly neighbor across the street. Contacted best buy that I had not received any package, they were quick to respond and send a new one. A couple days later, I received a note from my neighbor's caretaker that there was a package for me. Cancelled the new replacement order. That being said, that experience was not pleasant. As for the mixer itself, for the price it is not worth the hype. It simply does not mix my ingredients well (always have to use a spatula to move the bottom ingredients). I barely use it, it's like a big bulky dinosaur on my kitchen countertop that reminds me I spent almost 300 on crap. I often opt out for the whisk and a regular kitchen bowl because it's faster than having to deal with unmixed mixtures and then cleaning a lot of pieces. Don't choose boysenberry, I don't know what I was thinking! Not close to a maroon color or any other shade of purple. It will stick out in your kitchen like a sore thumb. The only good use left would be to get accessory attachments but I'm sure I can find more reliable products that would function the same at a lower cost.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My favorite appliance

      Posted
      MisplacedOkie
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I love my stand mixer. I got it for Christmas after my other mixer finally gave up the ghost. I use it every week to make bread. But I also use it to make just about anything else I want. I have several attachments: 1) grain mill; 2) Food grinder & strainer; and 3) rotor slicer/shredder. I use all of the attachments on a regular basis. The food grinder & strainer is perfect when I want to make my family homemade spaghetti sauce using the tomatoes and herbs from our garden or my popular (at least with my family) homemade tomato soup. The grain mill is perfect to grind the grains for the flour I use in my bread, cookies, and pastries. And the slicer/shredder cuts up the vegetables I use in salads, stews, etc., as well as shredding the cheese we eat so much of. Everything is easy to clean. This mixer is one of the few appliances I'm willing to even have in my kitchen--I have no microwave or dishwasher or blender, but the mixer has a place of honor. There are a couple of problems with it: 1) I dislike anything (except canisters and cookie jar) on the counter. I don't even own a drain rack for my dishes, but rather use old towels that can then be tossed into the washer. But, the mixer is too heavy to put away and pull back out again. I'm thinking that making it lighter would not be a good idea as I think the bulk and weight add to it's stability and efficiency, but if it's possible, a lighter mixer would be nice; and 2) It's a little noisy. It's not something you use in the quiet of the night or if you want some peace and quiet at anytime of the day. Despite the two drawbacks I mentioned above, I love it and wouldn't trade it for any other brand or mixer, unless of course Kitchen Aid can come out with one as sturdy and efficient as this one and yet be lighter and quieter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perfect addition to any kitchen!

      Posted
      DemocraticUnderground
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      We are big fans of KitchenAid. We went to mix the simple ingredients for a cheesecake to today and it wouldn't come on. I tried everything and finally jiggled the mixer head and it came on. However it made this grinding noise and the motor sound went on and off and up and down. It sounded like it was dying. I tried to get the project done while doing whatever it took to keep it running. It sounded awful and while setting it on one speed, it would speed up and slow down erratically. It's a very simple device and obviously the gear box it shot (at the very least). Naturally the 1 year warranty is over so I called the factory to see about repair. The bottom line is that it will cost more to ship and fix than to buy a new one. I like KitchenAid, and I agree that I may have just gotten a defective one, but this is really not cool. I just recently replaced a small KitchenAid food processor that died and that was not acceptable at all either. Worse still is that when I called the manufacturer about the repair options, they tried to Up Sell me on a new one instead of being embarrassed by their failure. I will probably replace it with another but I'm upset that a brand that prides itself on quality could allow themselves to look so cheesy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Would be great mixer but missing attachment spring

      Posted
      Semimuse781

      I bought and returned 3 of these mixers. All missing the attachment spring. Every single Kitchenaid mixer ever made has a spring on the attachment shaft. My Grandmother's, Mother's, Aunt's, and every friend's I've ever seen, every single display or picture on the internet has this spring. I buy one, then two then three and none of them has this spring. I'm not going to have the only mixer on the planet without this spring. I took them all back and will most likely buy a Beville. It has the spring and I'll loose out on being able to add all of the attachments that Kitchen Aids can have I guess.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Mix Smarter not Harder

      Posted
      MostlyJo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was excited to get this mixer. I knew it would open my mind to more baking and new recipes. It was shipped with all the proper pieces and securely packeged in styrofoam. I decided to make homemade mango pies and the dough came out nice and fluffy with an even consistency. I combined all ingredients using each setting. The lowest setting was powerful enough to creme my shortening, sugar and egg mixture. Because this mixer is so heavy, I expected it to make a loud humming noise but it didn't. It wasn't loud at all. It was so easy to tilt the head and then remove and replace the attachments. I didn't have to fight with the bowl to rmove it or to put it back in place. Use of this mixer made everything easier. Not to dim the light on the capabilities of this mixer, but its appearance, sleek, shiny look is an added bonus.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Click to visit alaTest website
    • which.co.ukDecember 11, 2014
      KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS review
      The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS is a solid, stable stand mixer, which promises to make light work of food preparation tasks. It's taken on iconic status – but is it worthy of the veneration it receives? And how does it compare to the newerFull Review



    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.