KitchenAid - KV25G0XOB Professional 500 Series Stand Mixer - Onyx Black

KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series Stand Mixer: This heavy-duty stand mixer features a 450W motor and a bowl-lift design, so you can secure the bowl in place and mix heavy batters and large batches with ease. Add the attachment of your choice, including a Powerknead spiral dough hook, a flat beater and a stainless steel wire whip.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 5-quart polished stainless steel bowl
  • Multipurpose attachment hub
  • Owner's manual
  • Powerknead spiral dough hook, flat beater, stainless steel wire whip
  • Professional 5 Plus Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5104 out of 5225)

Features


Bowl-lift design offers stability

Enjoy sturdy support when mixing large batches. Use the lever to smoothly raise the mixing bowl into position.

Ideal for various kitchen tasks

10 speeds provide the versatility you need to bake your favorite recipes.

5-quart polished stainless steel mixing bowl

With a wide mouth and handle offers room to make large portions.

Multipurpose attachment hub

Makes it easy to swap out the included Powerknead spiral dough hook, flat beater and stainless steel wire whip.

Enjoy powerful performance

The direct-drive transmission, all-steel gears and all-metal construction create a durable design and offer reliable operation.


Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, huge mixer

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

    I originally had a KitchenAid pro 500 series with a 325 watt "heavy duty" motor with metal gears and a solid transmission design which I purchased over 20 years ago from Williams-Sonoma in "Williams-Sonoma Green." I moved, changed to an all black and white kitchen and with hardly any counter space, it was relegated to a hall closet. At 30lbs it was unwieldy at best, so the little baking I did became even littler. I finally sold it. However, I do like to cook and I felt vulnerable w/o a mixer. I figured my Cuisinart food processor would fill the gap, but it didn't quite hit that same sweet spot, and a hand mixer, well, it was just so -- hand mixer. When KitchenAid announced it was coming out with the Artisan-mini it sounded like the perfect solution--a stand mixer that conserved counter-space. I figured I would wait until some reviews were in and now that they are, I'm glad I didn't buy it. It sounds like it's a dog of a machine and at $335 (now it's a bit lower), it seemed comparatively expensive. Also, it's only 250 watts, which is just 25 watts above KitchenAid's hand mixer. It all came down to a big "why bother?" I turned elsewhere. The tilt head machines (Artisan, Classic Plus, Artisan Design) seemed to be plagued by mechanical issues arising from a combination of price-saving plastic and metal parts. Buyers complained about a clanking noise, a grinding sound and metal shavings flaking into food. There were problems with the hinge mechanism-- over time the head would loosen, rock from side to side or break altogether. Models with coated attachments had problems with surface peeling with the result that plastic coating, sometimes in combination with metal shavings and grease, fell into the food. I wanted this as a mainstay in my kitchen, something that would provide years of use, not built-in obsolescence. My philosophy is to buy the right thing once, even if I have to pay more. I was becoming sorry I sold my old model, despite the fact it was green. I then discovered this model which has been discontinued by KitchenAid. It doesn't say it's "solid state" but comments indicate it's all metal parts, and I confirmed with the company it has the Direct-Drive Transmission and All-Metal Construction. It doesn't have the tilt-head mechanism, but instead the more reliable bowl lift design which is a characteristic of the larger models, which is what my old one had. Yes, it's big and heavy, but 5 quarts is still smaller than 6 or 7 and it's powerful, not the puny 250 watts of the Artisan-mini or KitchenAid Classic. According to reviewers this was made in 425 and 525 watt versions. I'm pleased that Amazon intuited my preference and sent me the more powerful 525 watt version. As far as differences are concerned, the paddle, dough hook and bowl seem lighter and thinner than than the ones that came with my old KitchenAid. Items such as bowl cover, pouring guard and quilted cover that were included with my KitchenAid are now sold as "extras," but at least they're available. As far as power is concerned, it comfortably handled cookie dough, but that's not much of a test so we'll see. Are the attachments tough enough? we'll see. on that too. I'll update this as necessary. I did not put the bowl or paddle in the dishwasher. I noticed that a greasy residue remained on the bowl and paddle even after cleaning. I washed it again and again then tried 409 but they still don't feel clean. The bowl also seems to have become stained -- by cookie dough? For an all stainless bowl, I think this is weird. Yes, it's big and heavy but I've made room for this so it can remain on the counter. In terms of price, I got a lot more for less. This was at least $100 less than the Artisan-mini, it's compatible with all KitchenAid's many accessories whereas the Artisan-mini isn't, and I won't need to think twice about what I use it for--it's large enough to handle all my needs and at 525 watts it's a much more powerful and hopefully better made machine than the tilt-head versions. All in all, this seems to be one of the most reliable models available--now if I could only clean that bowl to my satisfaction

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    amateur baking

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

    After reading many many many reviews on this mixer I decided to purchase it. I received it this past Saturday (12/2) and have made cinnamon buns and peanut butter cookies. First, unless I just got lucky I don't think the mixer is as loud as others are making it out to be. After reading some complaints in regards to the noise level I was truly expecting it to be terrible. However, was pleasantly surprised... I mean obviously it makes some noise it's a mixer (duh!), but no where near what I was expecting it to be. Second, ok so this is going to be one of 2 complaints. The first is that if you're making dough like I was for the cinnamon buns you have to use the dough hook and generally recipes require eggs. What I found annoying was that the dough hook's mixing never popped the yolk. I had to stop the mixer and poke the yolks with a fork for the eggs to eventually get mixed in with the rest of the mixture. Second, is that if you're adding in ingredients while the machine is running you have to time it well enough so things don't get sprayed up the side of the wall. Also, when using the regular beater mixture gets pushed up the side of the bowl walls so it's a bit annoying to stop the machine and take a spatula to push down the mix.I guess that's why they sell the flex edge and shield as accessories. Other than that the mixer is great! Definitely does the job well especially when mixing thicker doughs (such as bread or cookies). Prior to this I was using a regular hand mixer and definitely had a few scares when trying to mix cookies because it would almost burn out (lol). All in all I would definitely recommend the product especially for the price point I purchased it at ($200 as a doorbuster vs I think almost $500 normally). I hope someone finds this review useful :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Tough transition from Artesian 4.5 qt tilt head

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

    Pros: This is a very powerful machine. My the attachments (food processor and meat grinder) work GREAT with this unit. Far superior to the Artesian 4.5 quart tilt head that I used to have (had to downsize years ago when I moved out of the country). When I was in the market for a new stand mixer I was ecstatic to see this on sale for cheaper than the Artesian unit. Higher capacity bowl. This is great for making bread dough and masa dough for tamales. Cons: No tilt head. It's a pain to add ingredients. You have to pull down the crank to move the bowl down. You have to pull the attachments down into the product to get it off, then leave it in the bowl as you remove the bowl. It's a bit odd and annoying. Perhaps this wouldn't be an issue if I didn't have 10 years of use with the tilt-head version and was used to that. Scraping the sides of the bowl is also a pain since you can't tilt the paddles/whisk out of the way. With the larger capacity of this unit, I found that I needed to scrape down the sides more often. But it's harder to get to without the tilt head. I think a mixing attachment with a scraper would be beneficial but can't say for sure since I didn't buy one (they are sold separate and are $50). The lock in tab in the back to lock the bowl into place is awful. Getting the bowl in and out is annoying. I have to put it into the hooks on either side, then snap the back part down. Sometimes it's gets my powder ingredients all over. I don't like it. Cooking with my teenage daughter is not as fun, as she gets frustrated she can't get the bowl in and feels she has to ask for help. (She's a normal, able-bodied, intelligent, honors student and she says using this makes her feel dumb) I know some of the reviews say people get used to this, but I actually hate the way the bowl attaches. Hate it. I thought about removing or bending the tab, but figured there's a reason it should be on there, to stabilize the bowl or something. So decided to return this and go back to the artesian. For our low volume of use, and ease of use, we decided this model just isn't for us. I think this unit would be great for a serious baker but is just overkill for our level of use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad design or production in the bowl of this mixer

    Posted
    xyz123
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was very excited when I ordered this mixer online, so I bought 4 bags of 5 pound flour, 6 small packages of yeast, one box of baking soda and one can of baking powder. I thought I could bake a lot with this professional mixer. The package arrived nicely and very quickly. When I opened the package I immediately noticed the KitchenAid logo was not attached to the mixer body but this would not affect its function. I also noticed that the inside of the mixing bowl is very rough, just like a kid smears lots of circles inside with a #2 pencil (see photo).The user manual did not say anything about cleaning the bowl before using, but I cleaned it with dishwasher detergent and sponge three or four times. This did not help at all. When the dough was "done" in 30 minutes, there were lots of black stain on the dough, all from the contact between the dough and the metal of the bowl (see photo). I noticed that the black stain was formed at the beginning of contact between the dough and the metal bowl, not just at the very end of around 30 minutes. The black stain, if not taking away, will go into the formation f the dough. I threw the dough (made of 7 cups of flour) out and returned this mixer. I ordered on line and returned to a local store without any trouble. I have a rice cooker which is much cheaper (around $40) with shining inside of the stainless bowl. Why KitchenAid with this $500 product could not spend another $10 or $20 to make the bowl shining? By the way I like Bestbuy's return policy much better that Amazon's. I don't need to send it back by mail.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mixer, Poor Reviews Result of User Error

    Posted
    eliomerta
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this as a gift for my sister on a whim when it was a 60% off deal of the day. I figured it was high quality as its part of their professional series. Once I pulled the trigger, I began researching customer reviews and identified more than a few negative ratings and experiences. Most centered around the mixer's motors burning out within 18 to 24 months of use. I started to feel a sense of buyer's remorse, thinking I may have selected a defective or poor quality mixer. I warned my sister and she looked into it. Her research showed that the negative reviews were a result of user error and misuse, where most of the owners put dense ingredients into the bowl and immediately kicked the mixer into its highest gear. She told me that not doing that would be common sense for anyone familiar with the appliance, and that perhaps those people were not well informed, and didn't read or follow the instructions and recommendations from Kitchen Aid. I gave her the mixer last week and she was able to run a few test drives, which was a treat for me. Her feedback was extremely positive! She loves the mixer, views it as high quality, and is confident it will stand up to the test of time. For background, she's a moderate to casual user. She uses the mixer to cook and bake for others as well as herself, and also uses the mixer heavily for regular, weekly meal prep. I'm extremely happy with the mixer for its high quality as an appliance and gift for my little sister.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, heavy-duty mixer

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

    My wife and I had talked about getting a nice mixer for years. A couple of days after mixing up a batch of cookie dough and wearing our arms out, I saw this on sale and decided to get it. We've now mixed up a couple batches of bread dough and have not been disappointed. It works great. Plenty of power for mixing the toughest dough. When I purchased it, I didn't even realize it has the power port for adding attachments like a grinder, etc. We should have gotten this mixer years ago. Only one downside, and that is the initial cleaning of the mixing bowl. I'd recommend scrubbing it really well with a soapy brush before the first use. Even after I thought I had it completely clean, there was still a bit of something like dark grease that the brush picked up out of the bottom of the bowl. I couldn't really see it on the bowl surface by looking at it, but the brush showed it on the bristles. After that, no problems with cleaning or anything else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unbeatable for the price

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

    Bought this to replace my Cuisinart stand mixer which stripped its gears and is IMPOSSIBLE to find replacement parts in the US. For the price (Best Buy one day sale of $225) - this cannot be beat. At least I know I can get parts for it... Received it in two or three business days. 5 qt capacity is good. Power - for what it's worth - is excellent. Have made bread dough, cookie dough, and assorted other items without any problems. Because it is a Professional bowl lift type, it is much taller than a tilt head unit. I have trim hanging from the front of my cabinets, so this clears the bottom front of the cabinet by 1/16" inch (I store it in a deep corner and slide it forward to use). As for using the lift-type bowl - it's no big deal - mount the side supports first then press down the back to lock it in. Lift it by its handle to remove and it comes out. Looks fantastic, too. I like the coated attachments (dough hook and mixing attachment), if for nothing else than its machine wash-ability and visual aesthetics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The mixer works well, but do make sure to....

    Posted
    shineorgocrazy
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    (1) Clean the bowl very well prior to first use. Otherwise, you may get grey residues in your food (Simple hand washing is not enough): http://producthelp.kitchenaid.com/Countertop_Appliances/Stand_Mixers/Stand_Mixer_Cleaning_and_Care/Remove_residue_from_stainless_bowls (2) Attach the bowl to the mixer PROPERLY and raise it before use. Otherwise, the beater may (will) hit the sides of the bowl and get chipped (I had to get a new beater): http://producthelp.kitchenaid.com/Countertop_Appliances/Stand_Mixers/Stand_Mixer_Assembly_and_Operation/Assemble_and_adjust_a_bowl_lift_mixer Additional info: - It's harder to scrape the beater/bowl with this model (vs. the tilt-head model). - It doesn't come with a pouring shield, and I'm not sure if I should buy one. A lot of people dislike it and say it's not worth it. - It's not quiet. You can forget about watching TV or listening to music peacefully while the mixer is doing its job. - But it works, and it's useful when you need to make bread, mashed potatoes, meatloaves, large batches of cookies, etc. - I recommend buying one when the price is low (~$200). And you can ask for price adjustment if Best Buy lowers the price after your purchase (There is a time limit). I hope the mixer lasts a long time, because I'm not using it as often as I had thought I would. I've had the mixer for 5-6 months so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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