KitchenAid - KSM85PBER Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - Empire Red

KitchenAid KSM85PBER Tilt-Head Stand Mixer: Instead of wasting time stirring by hand, you can combine ingredients with ease using this tilt-head stand mixer. Thoroughly mix large portions thanks to the 300W motor with 10 mixing speeds and 67 touch-point mixing action.

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Overview

What's Included


  • KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
  • 4-1/2 quart stainless steel bowl w/flat handle
  • Burnished flat beater, 6-wire whip, burnished dough hook
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (514 out of 520)

Features


Stand mixer lets you combine ingredients with ease

A tilt-head design allows simple access to the mixing bowl.

300W motor with 10-speed control for flexible operation

Offers the power and versatility you need.

Planetary action allows thorough mixing

67 touch-points for complete mixing and high beater-to-bowl coverage.

Accommodates large amounts of ingredients

The 4-1/2 quart capacity handles most single or double recipes.

All-metal construction offers durability

To promote lasting use.


Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best brand out there

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

    This mixer did NOT disappoint!! I've used it to make buttercream icing, pretzel dough and cupcake batter so far. Impressively put together and performs better than even expected. This is not the highest end model KitchenAid offers but it does everything most people will ever need. If you are a baking enthusiast, cooking larger batches of things regularly or looking for more features (tiltable bowl etc..) then you may want to step up to the professional series. One good thing is that Kitchen Aid attachments work with all models (there could be some minor exceptions there) so you can always get a larger bowl or a splash shield later on (check compatibility to be sure). The ice cream maker attachment and the pasta maker attachment are compatible for this model for sure. I use this mixer every chance I get! I plan on picking up a couple of the attachments sooner or later but for now, everything that comes with it (paddle, whisk, dough hook and 4.5qt bowl) is enough to handle all of my demands. I HIGHLY recommend this mixer to anyone who wants a durable mixer that more than lives up to it's reputation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mixer but wrong product features

    Posted
    Tracey
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Kitchenaid mixer has a very good reputation, but selecting one from tons of these models was very tough, especially with the wrong product features. I bought the KitchenAid - Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - Empire Red, which was a very good deal. Which confused me was that for the empire red one, it says 'Planetary action allows thorough mixing 67 touch-points for complete mixing and high beater-to-bowl coverage'. However, it really should be 59 point like the black and silver one. I thought it wierd why kitchenaid would have different funtion of the mixer with different color in the same model. It turned out that just some wrong informaiton, becasue on the box of the product I received, it clearly says 59 point... Well, I still love my mixer. I probably will use it to prepare a yeast dough very often. I know and artisan model might work better for me, but they are not on sale...hopefully this mixer will work great for me as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Wonderful Mixer

    Posted
    newdiver78
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This KitchenAid - Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is very useful especially for those who have arthritis because the mixer does all the heavy mixing for you. You can pick your desired speed 1-10 and the attachments that it comes with just add to the fun of baking. We made chocolate cookie bars and they came out just simply delicious, the chips were not broken and everything blended without any effort. The clean up and just as easy, just wipe the machine down and clean the stainless steel bowl and you can go at it again. I highly recommend buying the dust cover so it can protect it from scratches or just general dust.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic & easy to use

    Posted
    Randmel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I upgraded to this mixer from an old Sunbeam mixer. I love it. Was looking for one easy for my 11yo daughter to handle on her own, and it is. Very easy to switch out the attachments and lift and lower the tilt head. The only drawback is that there is very little room to pour ingredients into the bowl even if you lift the mixer head because then the attachment is still in the way. So I bought a separate pour shield to help that. This yellow is also nice. A little darker than I thought it would be but it's not as 70's gold as our grandmothers had. It looks great in my kitchen and fits compactly in the corner of the counter. Very nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

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

    I have a fifteen year old Kitchenaid pro model that has seen me through three kids, school bake sales, and holidays, and as much as I love it, it weighs a TON. I wanted a second one for lighter baking purposes, and the tilt head function. I haven't weighed them yet, but can tell there is several pounds difference between the two! This model is beautiful, and slightly more petite, lightweight, but with similar power to my old pro mixer. These machines are made like the old; you can pass them on to your kids when they move out (if you are willing to part with it that is! ).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic hands free help!

    Posted
    Gigi1532
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    With my Carpal tunnel worsening I really needed a good appliance to do the mixing work for me, however the price for the model with the best reviews was out of my price range. When I received a notification from Best Buy that it was reduced by half, I grabbed it. It was the best decision ever! It is sturdy and easy to use. Cooking is now a breeze and I am so glad I have it. It does all the hard mixing that I could not do anymore. I wish that I had bought it years ago!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recommend with caveat....

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

    It is a high quality mixer, however I recommend the 5 quart mixing bowl version. I find it awkward to pour and add items to the bowl when the blade is in the down position as there isn't much of a gap to do this. I thought I was purchasing the Kitcheaid Artisan model, which has the bigger bowl. I wasn't paying close enough attention, and was disappointed when I discovered my error. However, this mixer BLOWS AWAY the handheld mixer I had been using for years. I am satisfied with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Practical and all purpose

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

    I have wanted one of these mixers for a long time! I got mine on one of Best Buy's Daily Deals and I'm so glad I finally have in and got one. It is very easy to use and comes with attachments that you will actually use. I'm looking forward to the holidays to put this machine to better use but I have already used it extensively for some basic everyday mixing jobs since it was purchased. It is very versatile with the in-box attachments alone but wait until you see all the other attachments you can get for it. I'm amazed at the incremental speeds to choose from and it is a powerful mixer. Although more expensive than a regular hand mixer this machine will more than pay for itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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