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

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 1641 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I have bought 4 of these. One for myself.

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    Cyndy
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect addition to any kitchen!

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    DemocraticUnderground
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mixed (Pun Intended)

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    ajburt
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    I purchased this mixer for my wife. She has always wanted a Kitchen Aid Mixer. They are known for their high quality. Upon delivery, the pour shield was warped and we had to call and have it replaced. Then, about 3 weeks later, the paint/plastic started chipping off the main beater around the neck (an area that doesn't even get near the bowl). It started chipping even though we were hand washing it. That being said, interacting with Kitchen Aid to get the replacements have been great. They were courteous and prompt. We are still waiting on the new beater but it should be here shortly. We also had to adjust the "Factory Settings" as shown in the manual because it wasn't quite getting close enough to the bottom so that it would mix the ingredients thoroughly. It was easy to adjust and the directions were clear. Overall, it seems like a good purchase. Time will tell :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beware of "Stubborn" Bowl

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    Nadine
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    I was so excited to get my new Artisan mixer and begin using it. When I mixed my first batch of pie crust, the residue from the metal bowl came off in my batter. I called Customer Service and was told I had a stubborn bowl that needed to be treated with olive oil and re-washed. After doing this FIVE TIMES, it still had residue. Customer Service was very nice and we finally worked out a deal for a new bowl; however, it would have been nice of them to alert customers to this possibility. Ingredients are not cheap, and this was a very disappointing experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    KitchenAid makes great products

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    LoveMath
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    I've had a large KitchenAid stand mixer for the past 30 years (the model with the arms that lift the bowl up to the beater head). It was starting to slow down finally, so I got the new Artisan version that had about the same wattage as the old one. The Artisan seems to have the power to do the same things, but the head unit that tilts up does not lock into place as securely as I would have expected. It tends to bounce up and down when it is doing the tougher jobs. I'm sure it will be a fine mixer for the every day stuff, and occasional really tough jobs I give it, though. My advice would be that if you do a lot of the really tough jobs, get the kind that does not have the tilt-up head.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    brittxok1
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    I have had a KitchenAid mixer my whole adult life. It helps feed us at least twice a week. After 17 years I decided to upgrade to a more powerful model and loved being able to pick my own color. I chose 'ocean drive'. Packaging was great and the mixer is gorgeous. It seems a little quieter than my older model. I've used it twice so far and everything seems in order to have many tasty foods feed my ravenous teenagers...they are bottomless pits, so having the spacious bowl and the equipment to assist is extremely helpful and why KichenAid is such a good investment. I gave 4 stars because differentiating between models/prices and accessories was irritating to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice. Hope it lasts

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    Caspian
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    I bought this with some concern for durability, having read accounts of stripped gears and a general decline in quality compared to older models. So far it was worked fine. It did seem to strain while creaming butter, reinforcing my concerns about durability and build quality. The thing weighs a ton, but the interior components are the more important parts in the long term. It is difficult to add ingredients to this mixer with the top down. There is a plastic guide to help, but it can be a very messy process. I purchased the paddle with scraper and that works well. As of now, I would recommend this with some cautions. Ask again in six years and I'll let you know if this was worth it or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great product not as powerful as I needed it to be

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    bestbuyworld
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    Does everything we needed but it did struggle a little when we needed it to knead dough for some pasta we were trying to make. we just added more water and it seemed to help. Sid Note: Girl that helped made us jump through hoops to get the price match even made me go to another store to see if they had the product cheaper and then I returned to show her the cheaper price but she then gave me a hard time about the color not being the same and it was more expensive for the color we wanted. So my son finally looked the correct color I wanted on amazon and it was cheaper and she finally gave me the price I originally went there for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    BeachinIt

    I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer in the 4 1/2 quart, with non-tilting head and really wanted one with a tilting head. This has the 5 quart bowl and love the bigger size, love the tilt head. The 3 attachments are smaller then on my 4 1/2 quart mixer. So when I mix some things - not all - I find the attachements do not mix together everything on the sides and I have to scrap them with a spatula. Not a huge deal as now the head tilt's back and makes that process easier. Overall - very sturdy,, looks beautiful and handles long mixes of about 10 -15 minutes with ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty blue, mixes well

    Posted
    mommalla
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    I received this as a Christmas gift. I've always used the little hand mixers so it's great to have a nice mixer. I made heavy dough sour cream sugar cookies. The mixer worked great except I noticed gray streaks through the dough. I Googled this and found that others have had this problem. I thought I washed the bowl well before using it but maybe there was some manufacturing residue left. I haven't used it again yet but am hoping the problem will be gone now that the bowl has been washed several times since. Otherwise I love it and am looking forward to finding things to make using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works just fine

    Posted
    Nat2
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    works as good as the od Kitchenaid stand mixer I bought 10 years ago. That one started leaking oil, so I got this artisan one as a replacement. I like that the mixing attachment reaches more towards the edges of the bowl now, the older model required lots of spon scraping. My only gripe is that it comes with so few attachments - just 3 total, my old model came with all the things. For this price it would be nice to have it more functional out of the box. Blue color is very nice, not crayonish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall Good

    Posted
    Stephanie
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    My prior Kitchenaid stand mixer lasted almost 10 years without a problem. But all good things must come to an end (the motor stopped)and I bought this shiny new gem! This new mixer is a bit smaller than my prior one, although it was the largest one Best Buy had instock at the store. I notice that it's not as strong as my old machine when mixing doughs. Positive note, this one came with a dough hook! Overall its good so far, but I purchased the two year warranty just incase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mixer

    Posted
    Jacquie
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    The mixer works beautifully, and looks great. The bowl locks in place snugly and has a good heft to it, (but not too heavy). The mixers lock snugly onto the shaft and release easily (but not too easily). The box arrived well packed and everything in good shape. My only complaint is that the plastic guard fits on very precariously. It doesn't clip on or even stay on very well. In fact, it is kind of warped so that you have to push it in place and hold it there to stay....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but my old Kitchaid is better.

    Posted
    MStar
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    I have to say I do like this mixer but I thought being 325W would make it better than my older Kitchaid that I had gotten from my gram. I was wrong, the older model beats this hands down. I do a lot of baking during the holidays with large batches of cookie dough. I have 1 really large batch that I had to divide between the 2 mixers & the older one is tougher. I was surprised but I have been told the newer ones are not made as well as the older models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Mixer for all Bakers

    Posted
    NanaBakerJ
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    When my 20 year old KitchenAid mixer's gears started to jam, I decided to treat myself to a newer updated mixer. I read all the reviews and decided on the Empire Red Artisan mixer. I love the way it looks on my counter. I also like the fact that it included the flour shield and this bowl has the handle which makes it easier to handle. My old bowl would sometimes get stuck and I had a difficult time loosening it, but the handle makes it so easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Dale
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    Although it is expensive this was a great addition to the kitchen. Works great and have more power to tackle anything you through at it. I haven't been able to test attachments for it yet. The I didn't the 5th star because of best buy themselves because I had questions about this and asked several employees for help after a total of over an hour of waiting and still no help I just bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for mixing but just OK for dough

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    MeeMoo
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    This thing mixes great, and if you just mix then this is for you. I want it to do it all. Mix batter and dough. It struggles to mix dough. I repeat if you mix batter then this one is for you. The head tilts out of the way, very nice. It will mix dough but it struggles and gets hot. Not good. But overall we like it. We use it a often and would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    heavy duty

    Posted
    Steff
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    Very heavy duty, not used to it yet. But it gets the job done way faster than a hand mixer. This is the third one we got. First one dies after 3 batches of cookie dough. Second was missing parts and turned out to be a returned product from over a year ago. So I'm hoping 3rd times the charm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product For Great Price

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    ShelCO
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    In shopping the various stand mixers, I chose the KitchenAid based on the other positive reviews I read. This product has a lot of options with accessories. The one item I wish it had was an extended warranty from the manufacturer (KithcenAid only offers 1-year). You can though upgrade the warranty from Best Buy for a cost. Great Product though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shoulder Saver

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    morgangirl6
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    I'm so happy with this mixer. It saves my shoulder and arm from the pain. The "Lock" button doesn't seem to quite lock 100% though which makes the measuring bowl jump. Maybe I have a faulty mixer, but I'm not sure. The lock latch doesn't go all the way to the end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend