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KitchenAid - KV25G0XOB Professional 500 Series Stand Mixer - Onyx Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 7189 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not sure I'm loving it

    Posted
    Julie
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    I bought this when my older kitchen aid broke. I was so excited about the newer model but it's kinda letting me down. It barely mixed cold butter and when I sped it up a little it flung globs of butter everywhere. Once it was mixed it was on the edges of the bowl and wouldn't mix in anymore. I would scrape down the bowl and everything would end up on the sides not getting mixed again. When I was done making the cookies I took it off the stand and the whole bottom of the bowl had dry ingredients that weren't mixed in. I think we repaired my 18 yr old Kitchen aid, if it works this one is going back. It might be going back even if my old one isn't fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Wife Loves This

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    OldTymer
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    My wife has been wanting one of these for quite some time. We got one on sale during Black Friday. The item is heavy duty; meaning once you set it down, it ain't movin'. There are two things to be aware of. First. you need to clean the metal attachments as well as clean the bowl really good. There is a silver film that will come off in the batter if you don't clean them first. Second, the flat beater that comes in the package does not scrape the sides or the bottom of the bowl. You need to purchase the flex edge beater or purchase a beaterblade, which is not a kitchen aid product, but it is made for kitchen aid. It has the rubber scrapers on both sides. Other than that, the mixer has been great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pros vs Cons

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    Amb112
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    This is my second kitchen aid mixer, the first being over 10 years old. I must say I love looks, power and the bowl capacity of the professional I put it through the test over Christmas and it performed like a dream. The cons however are the bowl is hard to get into place at times, the mixer is quite loud and a few times the depth of the bowl vs the attatchments left my batter unmixed Unless I stopped it and scraped completely around bowl. Overall it gets the job done if your making very large batches, but if not I would recommend sticking with the classic or artisan model

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Upgrade from the Artisan

    Posted
    lanewo
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    I gave this to my wife for Christmas to replace her old Artisan mixer that she had pretty much worn out. She really likes the added capacity and the stronger motor. This was really noticeable when she was making pizza dough the other day for a party. She was able to make double what she could in the Artisan and there was no struggle to knead the dough properly. Only downside is she prefers the head tilt to the bowl lift when adding ingredients. Or at least she does right now, but for the added strength and capacity she has decided she will learn to like the bowl lift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wayyy larger than I expected.

    Posted
    jdclark88
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    I have wanted one of these mixers for the longest time now. When it comes to buying products, I usually think the more expensive, the better. Not in this case. I'm sure this is a superb machine and I unfortunately did not get the chance to try it. As soon as it arrived in the box, I knew I made a mistake in ordering the more expensive model. This thing is HUGEEE!!! Totally not what I expected. Stands about two and a half feet tall and a foot x foot and a half wide and deep. Takes up the entire counter! I'm sure this is a great tool for businesses and expert bakers, but for the everyday person, not so much. I returned it the same day and will be picking up the standard size next time it goes on sale!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good mixer

    Posted
    BakerJo
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    I really like Kithchenaid products. This is a really good mixer. I don't give it a full 5 stars only because of the residue in the metal bowl. I read reviews before purchasing & saw several comments about a dark residue left in baking items. I therefore prescrubbed the bowl (very well I thought) prior to using it the first time. I saw nothing on the bowl before I scrubbed nor after cleaning. I made a batch of bread dough & was disappointed to find several areas of darkly discolored dough. Have used the mixer repeatedly after this & no more discoloration. So what's up with this Kitchenaid? You should be better than this. Must be something left from manufacturing the bowl & you need to fix the problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4.5 Stars for this gift to m'lady

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    madd74
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    I bought this for m'lady *tips fedora*. Here is what she says about it (and she rated it 4.5 Stars): I like the color. I like the fact that it is not a tilt head mixer, that allows for me to store it underneath of my cabinets. The motor is also nice. It allows me to make a lot of different types of things, especially breads. You have to use the dough hook at a maximum of two speed which is irritating, so I'd normally just use the regular mixers. I would advise to buy the mixing head with the scraper that way everything does not end up stuck to the bowl and everything is mixed together more consistently. Some of the attachments seem rather expensive but I'm sure they are worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Some cautions, but no reservations. Significant im

    Posted
    oddsquash
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    Although advertised as 450 watts, it was 525 watts (even better) though not mentioned, bowl being much wider than our older model of the same volume, old bowl-related attachments were not transferable (a point which should have been mentioned in the description). bowl rim shield was not included, but it is essential. Separately-ordered shield did not fit (take care to specifically order the one for this particular model). Actually quieter than older model (and doesn't "thump" like the older one), but precision gears and bearings would go a long way toward allowing listening to a CD while using the unit (too much to ask at this price point).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Stand Mixer will last you a lifetime

    Posted
    Proy
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    This model is the Professional Grade mixer which has all metal internals and inherently stronger bowl-lift (as compared to the tilt head of the artisan series). Mechanically this is more sophisticated compared to the Artisan model. You are likely to find this at a slightly lower price in comparison to Artisan (they are available in many colors). Also, the bowl lift design enables to fit under most cabinets thus saving space. I strongly recommend this model if you are serious about cooking as this a better buy and second only to the 6-quart pro models that have more power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    Posted
    Gigi
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    My first use of this mixer was a disaster! After mixing 2 cups of butter, 3 cups of sugar, 6 eggs, flour etc., there were "streaks" of a grey substance in the batter; the "stainless steel" bowl also gave streaks of some substance. Needless to say I threw away the batter and returned the mixer. I found out later after seeing the professional mixer at another store that the lever to raise the bowl was missing the grip handle; I currently have a Classic kitchen aid and it is far superior. The only reason I wanted another mixer was to increase the mixer's capacity.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Julest
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    I have wanted a Kitchen Aid mixer for a number of years now but it was something I never bought for myself. I had a birthday coming up and mentioned to my husband that this was something I would really like so he purchased it for me. I haven't made a lot with it yet but really enjoy the mixer and did bake a wonderful ginger cake which turned out perfectly. I have also made ice cream and used it for making cookies. Now that I have this it will hopefully encourage me to bake more regularly and once I buy some attachments I anticipate it will be an extremely well used appliance. The bonus is that it is also a lovely piece of equipment to have on display in the kitchen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Received open/used item

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    PinkErika
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    Very disappointed with Best Buy sending me an open used item. I contacted the best buy by phone and I have to take the mixer to a store in order for an associate to reorder a new one. I'll see how the return goes. I knew something was not right when i picked the box at UPS and i could hear a lot of noise of moving parts. I recommend the mixer but i recommend buying from another store. I am very disappointed with best buy sending an used item when i purchase a new item and there was not where in the description that it was an open box or used item.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat KitchenAid

    Posted
    BladeRunner
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    Bought on sale at a fantastic price. This replaced a very old and smaller tilt-head KitchenAid. The lift function is great, I can actually lower the bowl while it's still running to add more ingredients. To add ingredients to the old tilt-head, I would have to stop the mixer, raise the head, add the ingredients, lower the head, and start it up very slowly. That's another nice feature of this mixer: the soft-start feature keeps flour and other lighter ingredients from flying out of the bowl. This mixer has plenty of power and features. Unless you're baking super large batches there's no need to get anything bigger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally Bought One

    Posted
    Bunks
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    I have always wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer but didn't want to buy one while living in an apartment because I knew it wasn't permanent. I bought a house a few months ago and my mixer started to sound funny so I finally went for it! I am in heaven with this mixer. It is amazing and has lots of power! It is so nice to be able to leave the machine mixing while you keep adding ingredients. My ultimate test for it was frosting and later oatmeal cookies. Both turned out excellent! Between the mixer and my new oven I am so happy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have for every kitchen

    Posted
    KateB22
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    Have used it regularly for 1 1/2 yrs. This mixer is great! We make cookies every Christmas as gifts for friends and family. This mixer has saved us countless hours and energy and was worth every penny just for that. Mixes fast and thoroughly. Also great for stiff peaks with whipped cream or egg white merengues. Takes on tough tasks like bread dough easily. We haven't found anything yet it doesn't do great on or make easier. Don't know how we ever cooked/baked without it (and never will again)!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Stomach is happy!

    Posted
    jrichardson
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    Me and my wife have been seeing these kitchen aid mixers around for a long time now. We have always wanted one but weren't sure if we would get full use out of it for the price. I decided to surprise my wife with one for Christmas and couldn't be happier with the result. It has only been a little over a week since Christmas and I don't think there has been a day were we haven't used our mixer. It does everything from cookies, to fresh baked breads, to even mixing up ground beef for delicious burgers. All this and we haven't even purchased any of the many attachments you can buy for the device. Me and my stomach agree this was a wise purchase, and one I would strongly recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    Posted
    candcast15
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    It is great to have a big mixer but for the price and it being the top of the line model it should have the tilt head. Also you have to buy the scraper tool separately and it’s necessary because after you mix everything you have to go back and scrape the bottom of the bowl (and sides) and then mix again. And when you are done mixing you have to take the mixing tool off which means it gets dipped back in because the head doesn’t tilt and then you have to scrape it off. It’s a hassle. If I had known this I would have bought a cheaper model with the tilt head. I feel like this is more work than using a hand mixer. So disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for anyone

    Posted
    Ohiograndma
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    I've only used this once so far, so this is a limited review. I had an old stand mixer years ago and was tired of always having to use my hand mixer, so when I saw this on sale at Best Buy decided it would be a good time to invest in one Purchased this online on Thanksgiving and it arrived in just a couple of days This was a lot heavier than I thought so was glad hubby was home to help me unpack it. Like I said so far have only used it once, but planning on making my Christmas cookies this week so it should get a good workout. So far I like everything about it,read a review about leaving black on the food being prepared but I didn't have this problem

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Buy!

    Posted
    Gramof5
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    I had a classic Kitchen Aid for 14 years before giving it to our son. I had been looking for a high wattage "Professional" Kitchen Aid for a couple of years. When I saw this one on sale, I immediately ordered it. I noticed that only the "silver" one was $200 off! At that price, color doesn't matter. It looks great on my counter. I would post a pic, but the wire beater and bowl are in the sink. I use it often, it us all I hoped it to be. No problem mixing a double batch if buttercream frosting. 4 minutes beating awhipped cream cake not an issue. I highly recommend this mixer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love!!

    Posted
    Catsanddogs
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    I've always been pushing myself away from purchasing a kitchenaid because of the cost. I finally purchased one and I'm so in love and glad I did it! Making a batch of cookies is so much faster and easier than my old stand mixer or hand mixer. One thing I don't like is that it is very loud and whiny. It sounds like something is wrong with it but it works just fine so I'm not worried! Another thing that I don't like is how it doesn't really mix everything. Constantly stopping and scraping sides of the bowl, bottom, and scraping off the attachment. Love the machine though. If you're leery on purchasing one I'd say go for it. You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend