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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, huge mixer

    Posted
    dwoods
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Tough transition from Artesian 4.5 qt tilt head

    Posted
    Shelly
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    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

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    xyz123
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    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

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    eliomerta
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    amateur baking

    Posted
    Gaby
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    good heavy duty mixer with needed minor tweaking

    Posted
    alex
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    Let me first say, I like this heavy mixer. Being the second Kitchen Aid stand mixer owned, I am use to some of the nuances that people will complain about- that being the provided beaters do not scrape the bowl, and perhaps the noise gets a bit irritating if running for a length of time, (which I commonly do). I solve these two "problems" by simply scraping down the bowl at intervals, and playing heavy metal music even louder, (loving Rage Against the Machine). The biggest and most profound problem I found, and many others did too, is installing and removing the mixing bowl. This is no easy feat and I am a pretty strong fella. A sturdy metal tab on the machine locks into the back of the bowl whereupon TNT is then needed to pop the bowl out. Upon attempting to remove the mixing bowl you can expect all of your ingredients that have been carefully measured and mixed to suddenly become airborne landing on the surrounding counter, cabinets, and even the ceiling. It was mildly frustrating, hence Rage Against the Machine was discovered. Not to be defeated, with problems comes solutions: I removed this metal tab, (screw mounted), placed it in a vice and bent the sucker a bit the other way. Now my bowl installs and releases as it should, with one hand and gentle pressure so everything stays where it should until ready to pour, however, I still do listen to Rage.

    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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Posted
    Addy
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    I bought this model just to upgrade from my tilt head Kitchen aid mixer which i had for 13 years and it worked absolutely fine. I thought i'd spend the money I did to get a more powerful machine. Little did I know that this machine would not even last 2 years. As I was getting ready to make Xmas cookies.. i turned on the machine and literally 5 minutes into creaming the butter..my machine stopped working. At first, i thought it was the outlet.. but it was my machine. The motor didn't smell... it didn't make any noise ..it just went off and didn't turn on again. I called kitchen aid in regards to this matter and they were not so helpful either. As i examined my machine.. i realized BEST BUY sent me the wrong bowl with my mixer. i bought professional 5plus and it's suppose to come with a 5QT bowl but mine came with a 6QT bowl. I believe that's what caused my machine to just die as it is not recommended to use a 6QT bowl with a professional 500 series. I am so frustrated because no one is willing to help me either. i'd say save your money and DON'T invest in this 500 dollar machine. Also.. when you order anything from BEST BUY... make sure they send you what you have actually ordered.. i was sent the wrong item and i didn't realize as 6qt is only to be found on top of the bowl handle. i will not be buying anything from BEST BUY. I called BEST BUY and was told that they can't do anything about it now. i would not recommend buying this product and definitely not from BEST BUY. i'm one very unhappy customer. if you purchase this.. make sure you buy warranty because otherwise you're looking into spending more as thus machine won't last.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, heavy-duty mixer

    Posted
    FlyingC
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    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
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    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

    Very good mixer, a bit weird on the bowl attachmen

    Posted
    SlayJay
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    I really like this mixer, good quality, mixes well, but a couple things that drop to 4-stars in my opinion. Everything is outstanding except these: 1) the bowl attachment/fitting is a bit odd. I felt like I needed to add pressure to the mixer that wasn’t necessary. To further explain this, it should only fit one way, but it can fit crooked which is a bit concerning. It wasn’t apparently obvious on how to fit the bowl back onto the mixer which led me to my second complaint. 2) the coated mixer attachment The coated version is easily damaged. Since I didn’t have the bowl 100% flush with the mixer. I started the mixer and it scraped off a piece of the coating on the attachment. Which ended up somewhere in my batch of cookies... Final I’d upgrade the mixer attachment. And id make sure you fully comprehend the bowl attachment mechanism before you make anything. Make sure the bowl is completely level, if it’s crooked, it’s not correct. Other than that, it’s great. Just don’t mess up like I did... facepalm emoji

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great machine, with some tricks...

    Posted
    BigfootPR
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    I bought this mixer as an early Christmas gift for my wife, since she does lots of baking. She had the Artisan in white bought from another retailer around 5 years ago with great results, but needs some repairs and needed another anyways, so what the heck, took the plunge for it. First off, we can both tell it's a little bit noisier than the Artisan, but it is expected due to a bigger motor. Capacity is great and speed of machine is great! As I'm doing this review, she just told me that she was able to make the best "meringue(sp)" ever, came out as it is supposed to be, and was not able to do it like that in the Artisan model. Now, for the bowl... well... it has a little trick to secure it in place, and is not as easy as it is supposed to be, so that is why I do not give it a full 5 star rating. The system needs to be upgraded or at least made simpler, since it requires some strength to lock it properly(my wife has arthritis so it is a little difficult for her). In general, great powerful machine, with a little trick to deal with, but overall, I would recommend in a snap!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Posted
    Canww
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    This is my first stand mixer and I'm in LOVE! This makes cooking and baking so much easier. Just put the ingredients in and let the mixer do it's thing. I watched a ton of videos comparing this model to others and was a bit hesitant on the size. This one stands a few inches taller than the Artisan and Classic models. However, it actually fits in the cabinets and on the counter just fine. It doesn't take up too much room. I prefer to keep mine in the corner of the countertop...you know, that dead space that seems to be useless. This model does not have a tilt head. The bowl lifts up and down. I personally like this feature. One complaint I heard on several videos was the bowl. People seem to have a hard time getting the bowl to lock down in place. Here's a tip: Place the tabs, on either side of the bowl, on the pins first. Make sure the back of the bowl is tilted upwards while doing this. Then just push the back of the bowl down to lock it in place. Much easier than trying to get the bowl locked while aligning the tabs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    so far so good

    Posted
    grants
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    I read reviews and checked all the specs before buying this professional 5 plus model in the hopes my wife would like it for Christmas. She's never had a Kitchen Aid mixer, but has wanted one for years. For 180-200 bucks you can get several different models. I liked the other models that had the tilt head which just seems like a better or at least more convenient design, but being a guy I had to choose the model with more horsepower and forgo the tilt head. My wife couldn't wait until Christmas to use it since she likes to bake BEFORE the holiday. We took it out of the box and went over how it works. I knew it was bigger than the tilt head models, but it was still a little bigger than I expected. The way the bowl hooks to the frame seemed clumsy to me and it looked like a tilt head might have been a better idea. I told my wife to watch for a couple things people have complained about and left her to do her thing. She made breads and cookies and all kinds of stuff and said it worked fine. She didn't complain about any of the things I was concerned about and said it was great and works really well. If anything changes, I'll try to update my review

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product only 1 issue

    Posted
    Tater
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    I've never personally owned my own kitchenaid before by my mom has one that I have used many times and when this mixer went on sale I couldn't pass it up. I've read many reviews and basically all of them are great except for a handful. There was one that I read where they said they had followed the directions and when they went to mix some ingredients the mixture turned black. I wanted to avoid that problem so I washed the bowel and attachments in the dishwasher and thought that any coatings that were on any of it would surely come off when washed. I was wrong though when I grabbed the bowel i realized there was some black on my hand from where I grabbed it. I then hand washed each attachments untill no black stuff was coming off. Didn't run into any problems after that. I love my mixer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Stand Mixer

    Posted
    Chris
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    I absolutely thrilled with my purchase of this Kitchen Aid Professional Stand Mixer. This is my first Kitchen Aid, I purchased this because people raved about its power, and I do make all my own sandwich bread and buns, pita, etc. homemade - and it's been everything I wanted in a stand mixer and more! I join them in raving about this machine! It's well worth the small price paid! Some people complained about how loud it is and while I do find it louder than a regular mixer, I'm not bothered in the least by the noise, and my husband easily sleeps through it so it's neither here nor there for me. You might like to invest in the paddle with the side scraper, but I haven't done it yet.. it might be nice, but haven't felt the dire need of it yet.. I'll probably buy it at some point in the future though.. just a nice thing. Do clean the bowl several times before use, I used a SOS pad, worked nicely.. there is some black machine type oil from the bowl being made in factory , it's no big deal though, comes off fine just know to invest some time making sure you got it all. There is nothing I can say in complaint, I absolutely love this machine. If you make your own breads and cakes and cookies for your family too, this machine is for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mixer

    Posted
    jill
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    I bought this for my wife Christmas gift, at first she didn’t like it while it was still in the box, after she open the box and saw the size of it she loved everything about it. Small and neat look very nice on the kitchen counter. Once she started using it she loved it even more. She uses it to do all her kneading, ( bread, buns, tortillas & cake). It’s way more easier than the the hand mixer. She puts in all her ingredients and leave it to do the mixing while she does something else in the kitchen. It’s sturdy and quiet while in use. The parts are easy to clean and store after use. Overall a great product. I got her a few more accessories to go with it I love it too and the fact that it is made in USA I ended up buy 2 one in December and one in February. The second one was for a friends that is moving out of the country. They are loving it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally!

    Posted
    Lisa
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    Over Christmas, I was making icing and I finally burned up my hand mixer motor for good. I don't bake all the time, but for birthdays and holidays, I bake from scratch. I kept telling myself that I didn't need a nice stand mixer because I don't bake all the time. I thought it would not be smart to spend the money on something I didn't use often. Well, when my hand mixer died, my husband convinced me I should go ahead and get a good mixer. It must have been fate because this one was on sale that day...with free 2 day shipping! Long story short, I love this mixer and can't believe I waited all these years to finally get one. It's beautiful. Also, it shreds cooked chicken in less than a minute! Mixes meatballs quickly so you don't have to handle them too much, which can cause them to be dry.Mixed meatloaf nicely, which means no more painfully frozen hands when mixing by hand because the meat is so cold. Whips mashed potatoes up so they are light and fluffy! It lives on my countertop because it is so beautiful, which means I use it for small, quick jobs, too. I haven't done any baked goods yet because I had made it through Christmas. I discovered there were so many other uses for it after checking it out online that I feel like it was a smart purchase! I can't wait to see what else it can do!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful mixer

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    Seriously
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    So fast. Those two words should sell this item. I don"t want to hold a hand mixer any more. I watch as the metal paddles always fall out of my mixer, the taste of flour on my face, how my bowl twerks...done with it. Let a little piece of Food Network enter my kitchen and have the Kitchen Aid mixer be my star. Its fast. So fast that you think, why didn't I do this sooner? All those cookies for school at 9 pm when your kid tells you he needs them for the morning...we have all had something like that. Searching in the cabinets for both mixer and corresponding metal tools. This mixer sits out on the cabinet-and ingredients are added and in a few short minutes, you are soft paddling it out into your pan. You have to watch carefully, because you could overmix in a few short minutes. MINUTES!!! I love it! Catch the sales, the four hour flash flood, whatever...get one. Smiling will be contagious, trust me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, powerful mixer

    Posted
    whammy
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    Got this mixer on a daily deal just before Christmas for over $300 off, so as long as it worked relatively well it would get 5 stars for value. But "relatively well" is underselling it a bit. I upgraded from a tilt-head Artisan series model, and aside from the bowl-lift mechanism, the most obvious difference is the power, which is immediately noticeable. I use this mixer a lot to make homemade pizza dough, and when making larger batches, that power really comes in handy when mixing heavy, gooey dough. Added bonus: when using the dough hook attachment, the bowl-lift design is perfect for testing whether the dough is "kneaded" enough, because when you lower the bowl it will slide easily off the hook. Overall, it's a definite upgrade from the Artisan series mixer, with power to spare, and I actually prefer the bowl-lift design to the tilt-head, as it feels more sturdy to me. Add in the fact that I got it for under $200 and this was an absolute no-brainer, even if you already own an older model.

    I would recommend this to a friend