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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 1658 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite appliance

    Posted
    MisplacedOkie
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Mixer

    Posted
    Jimbo
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mix Smarter not Harder

    Posted
    MostlyJo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best mixer on the planet!

    Posted
    Kurt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Kenmore Stand mixers have always had a solid reputation, and I purchased the Kenmore mixer as a Christmas present for my Mom—she had always wanted one, but would never have purchased it, for herself. I ordered it on-line from Best Buy, as they had the best price, and it arrived in only 2 or 3 days, close to Halloween. Although meant as a Christmas gift I gave it to her, early, so that she would have it for her Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday baking. With 30 colors to pick from, I was able to match ‘Almond Cream’ with her kitchen colors; she is currently looking through the available attachments, and considering the optional cover to keep the unit dust-free. Without hesitation, I recommend the Kenmore Stand mixer as the perfect anniversary, birthday or Christmas gift!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and strong with great options.

    Posted
    Lexlou
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought a yellow KitchenAid mixer in 1997. Last month I cleaned it up and gave it to my oldest daughter, still going strong. I purchased a new Blue colored Artisan, the next level up in power. Not to much has changed in the construction. I can use the attachments for the front with it that I already have. The beaters seem to be made with a different type of coating- thinner and harder, and they may last just fine. I am, however, disappointed in the way the beaters attach to the neck. The old machine snapped them in and held them very solidly- now the connection is not sized as precisely and the beaters have play/wiggle room, and so shift back and forth as they're mixing. Not a huge degree, but sloppy. It seems it would enable wearing. We'll see. I love it anyway. Maybe you can't expect an item made in 2016 to be as well made as one from 1997.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, works great

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

    Great mixer. Looks good and works great. Only had it a short time but no operational issues as of yet. As a note - the bowl that came with ours had a residue on the inside of it that we weren't aware of. We did wash the bowl before its first use however once it got going you could see the grey residue coming off in the cookie dough. Needless to say the batch of cookies was ruined. After looking online we saw that this had happened to many people. We ending up scrubbing it with a vinegar solution and it eventually came off and haven't had an issue since. So if it's your first time using it I would scrub it with some vinegar and soap til you can't see the residue anymore. It wasn't really a deal breaker for us and look forward to using this mixer for a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mixer on the market for the price.

    Posted
    Sydney
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I grew up using a Kitchenaid mixer for all my moderate cooking and baking needs. My mother had gotten her kitchenaid from my father and it's lasted nearly a decade and shows no signs of stopping! It has a wonderful array of uses with it's various attachments, from grinding carrots in the meat grinder for carrot cake, to juicing and cutting pasta. Kitchenaid is by far the best mixer on the market that is within a moderate budget for the average individual*. *I base this off a value under say: $500. You are making a very wise investment with a kitchenaid and I know you will love it for many, many years to come. The only "con" of buying a kitchenaid mixer, is choosing the color! It is nearly impossible! Regardless the color, this mixer is built to last, simple as that. And you're going to get a lifetime's use out of this spectacular product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why didn't I do this sooner!

    Posted
    SundayDriver90
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Just picture it... it's time to bake the holiday goodies and as I put my hand mixer in the dough for the first batch of cookies, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuurt! *poof!* My good ol' hand mixer dies! I paniced for a split second and then remembered that I have Best Buy just down the street from me so I grab my boyfriend and away we go. Initially I thought I would just pick up another hand mixer, but when I saw the Kitchen Aide stand mixers I told myself that I was going to upgrade this year, especially since we were not going to do gifts this year, I was going to bake and make goodies and cookies for friends and family. So long story short we got the mixer for $284 #after some instant rebate at the store!#, brought it home and I was smitten! I sailed through my bakeing in record time and this mixer was the BEST purchase I had made for my kitchen in a long time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    SuziQ6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was having trouble mixing up my recipes. Especially the stiffer cookie batters & dips with cream cheese. Just to hard on my hands & wrists to stir enough for combining all the ingredients. Mixing is fun again, love it. I got the Artisan series 5 quart in blue willow. The only criticism I have is not with the mixer itself, it’s beautiful & works perfect. The problem is the Pouring Shield that came with it. I’m so glad I didn’t pay extra for it. If it doesn’t come with your mixer, don’t spend the money. I thought it would be a helpful attachment but it’s not. It’s useless and annoying. Mine pops off continuously during the mixing process, gets in the way & no amount of adjusting will keep it on.It’s a great idea, just doesn’t work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice, Perfect Side

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

    There are several sizes available, this being more middle-of-the-road, so measure your space first! Also many more colors online than available in stores (including several different blues). Works very well. Heavy and little hidden plastic feet (not suction cup, but non-damaging plastic to avoid sliding) - won't damage counters or move without being picked up. Includes multiple mixing and other useful accessories. Only complaint may be the clear plastic pouring shield, as it is rather loose - does its job but just sits there, doesn't snap in or hold tight so you need to hold it as you pour in liquids or flour to ensure nothing spills and it doesn't fall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Quality

    Posted
    Chiblondbewd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    In an era where everything gets more and more cheaply made, it's so nice to find a product that retains the same high-quality standards that have made a name for these solidly built mixers. Even though I was a little intimidated at first, I'm very impressed with how easy it is to use, and the color goes beautifully with my stainless appliances but the coating makes it so easy to keep clean (unlike my stainless appliances). There are a number of attachments (strainer, meat grinder, etc.) available for the mixer; however, I'm going to hold off on investing in any of these until I really feel a need for them. For now, the attachments that came with the unit are more than adequate to get the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply The BEST

    Posted
    billt

    I'm a machinist by trade, so I know manufactured quality when I see it. THIS MACHINE HAS IT! It has unbelievable quality built into it. It is a lifetime piece of equipment. All manufactured from powder coated metal, with a planetary gear system on the head, along with a power takeoff on the front, much like a farm tractor. This thing is the "John Deere" of kitchen mixers. It's no wonder why these things are so popular. They have an all but limitless amount of tasks they can accomplish. Don't waste your time with cheaper kitchen mixers that don't have the power, are a pain to clean, and burn out in a year of normal use. Buy this model and you will have it for life. Then your kids will be able to use it until they die off. This thing is that well made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted
    Happy2Print
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We read reviews and ratings info on this product for three months before we decided to purchase it. Best deal that we found on this particular model before finding it at BEST BUY was at Bed, Bath, and Beyond ($300 AFTER $50 mail in rebate). Just happened to be in Best Buy looking at something else when we noticed they had some small appliances. Bought it for $241, including tax (new, NOT refurbished). It was a sale that day. I cannot believe how awesome that price was and that we found it at Best Buy!!! They rock. Since then we have used it about a dozen times and it is great. It is everything that we expected and more. As long as this mixer continues to function as it has, it will be one of the best purchases that we have ever made for our kitchen. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to a kitchen

    Posted
    figtingmongoose

    I got this for my girlfriend for xmas. We had talked about getting one because we both really like to cook. It's such a great addition to our gadgets. We have still just only scratched the surface of possibilities for this thing but making bread, pizza dough, and other things has been easy and fun. Not to mention it looks gorgeous. I think we'll enjoy using this for years and years but I would think it's only necessary for hardcore cooking enthusiasts. I can't imagine using it to mix brownie batter from a betty crocker box, just seems like a waste. Also, and I'm sure bestbuy won't be happy about this, there are much better prices on these at other websites. I got it from here because I was getting a lot of things to get 0% financing on the credit card

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than I expected

    Posted
    Inatree4
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I’ve always heard the hype and figured it would be great to have a KitchenAid but now that I have one, I am wondering why I didn’t purchase this earlier! From mixing cookie dough to making pizza and bread dough you won’t believe the difference in both quality and time saved! The color is also very nice and has made a nice addition to my kitchen! Just take the plunge and buy it then go home and check out the additional products you can purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life is short, buy the mixer!

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

    You're reading this review because you're not sure if you should buy it. I admit it does spend a lot of alone time on my counter BUT if I spend just 1 minute of planning, this mixer can be used to make almost anything. An everyday purpose for me is to bake chicken and then shred it in the mixer. Chicken salad sandwiches for days! Also, banana bread is a favorite in my home. Not to mention, you look pretty cool with it mixing it all by itself while you sip wine while adding ingredients. Throw on a vintage apron and you're officially killing it. Life's short, buy the mixer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had bought it years ago!

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

    Out of the box, the KitchenAid Metallic Chrome Artisan Stand Mixer is beautiful. I've now used it to make cookies of many types and with the slicer and dicer attachment several main dishes. It works beautifully and I am in love with it. I'm fortunate that, although I have a small kitchen, I have a work table that I keep this appliance on all the time. Therefore, no heavy lifting. If I needed to put it away after every use it would be annoying because it is a solid heavy mixer. It's become something I am using almost every day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    KitchenAid is a Winner

    Posted
    Retired
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a gift so has not been used yet. However, my wife and I have been married 55 years and have never been without a KitchenAid Mixer. We've worn a couple out because I have made all our bread for the past 25 years. We had a couple of problems within the warranty period and KitchenAid has always responded positively. We expect our grandson's new wife will enjoy hers, just as both our daughters have liked the ones we purchase for them when they got married,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer-The best!!

    Posted
    PmDr
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Love it...I waited a long time for one of these and with the Best buy price and coupon deal I got it for a great price. Not to mention the rebate offered by Kitchenaid!! This is so much quieter than I ever imagined. I burned out so many hand mixers in the last 2 years with all that I do. This is perfect for cookies, cakes , buttercreams almost anything. I make Pizza dough in it almost every week, so fast. Love it!! I know they are pricey but if you can keep saving your pennies it will be worth it. I waited 15 yrs till I was able to. By then they had so many colors to choose from. :o)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tried and true stand mixer, worth every penny.

    Posted
    CaptMans
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The mixer is fantastic. I grew up using one and have wanted one of my own forever. Caught it on sale during the Valentine's Day weekend and finally pulled the trigger. It works just like my mom's, and feels just as sturdy and well made. My only complaints are minor nitpicks. I wish the power cord wasn't black. With any light, pastel colors it seems off-putting. Also, the clear plastic splash guard is terrible and doesn't work for anything more than mixing flour at the first speed. Just don't be an idiot when mixing and turn it up all the way when the bowl is full of powdered sugar.

    I would recommend this to a friend