KitchenAid is widely considered the go-to brand for mixers due to their reputation for being durable and reliable. One reason why people consider KitchenAid stand mixers iconic is their versatility allows you to use a wide variety of KitchenAid mixer attachments, which can lead to unlocking your culinary creativity.
Coming in a wide range of color options and stylish designs, a KitchenAid stand mixer will complement your countertop, while the heavy-duty steel construction and powerful motor allows you to knead dough and whip up cake batter. These mixers also allow you to multitask, which can minimize food prep time.
With several mixers to choose from, selecting the best KitchenAid stand mixer for you can be a tough decision. One popular option is the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer, which has 10 speeds that can whip, knead and blend thick batters and bread doughs. Its 5-quart bowl offers ample room to mix enough dough for 9 dozen cookies and is designed to accommodate all accessories.
If your kitchen is small, the KitchenAid Artisan Mini Mixer might be a better fit. It takes up less space while still being as powerful as the full-size models and it can accommodate most attachments. Another option is the KitchenAid Classic Mixer, which also has 10 speeds and accommodates all attachments. Like the other mixers, it’s got a tilt-head bowl design and a stainless steel bowl, which can mix enough dough for 6 dozen cookies.
If you have a large family or regularly make more than one batch of cookies or bread for family gatherings, KitchenAid also has larger stand mixers to fit your needs. The KitchenAid Professional 500 Mixer and the KitchenAid Professional 600 Mixer offer exceptional stability when you’re mixing large batches and are ideal for dense, thick mixtures. They can both accommodate every optional attachment. One feature that makes them different is that the Pro 600 mixer has a little more capacity and can make dough for up to 13 dozen cookies.
Getting the most out of your KitchenAid stand mixer.
Every KitchenAid stand mixer comes with a flat paddle beater, a wire whisk and a dough hook. With a few exceptions, KitchenAid attachments fit all the KitchenAid stand mixers. These exceptions are the ice cream maker attachment and precise heat mixing bowl attachment, which don’t fit onto the Artisan Mini Mixer.
KitchenAid’s collection of attachments offer a world of culinary possibilities. This includes the paddle beater attachment, which can be used to shred chicken breasts or you can churn butter with the whisk attachment. With the KitchenAid meat grinder attachment you can make your own ground beef or sausage and then use the sausage stuffer attachment to make delicious homemade bratwurst or kielbasa. The dough hook attachment kneads yeast dough with ease so you can make pizza or bread, while the KitchenAid pasta roller attachments allow you to make homemade pasta and you can make homemade ice cream with the ice cream maker attachment.