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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 447 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful and attractive mixer

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

    The Professional 600 series, with its high gloss finish and shiny bowl, is an attractive mixer that would complement any kitchen. I purchased this in Gloss Cinnamon, primarily because my first two choices were out of stock In December. I would have preferred if it were just a touch darker than Empire red, but this is a little darker than I prefer. However, it still looks great, is a dark red that is not brownish, and I don't regret my purchase. So far, I have made bread, pizza dough, cookies, cake and pasta dough using this mixer, among other things. I love that the 600 series has a 6-qt. capacity just in case I decide to bake for a group. It's also helpful when letting dough rise. The motor slows slightly on each rotation when kneading dough, but not in any unexpected way. I like that the head does not tilt on this model, but instead there is a level to raise and lower the bowl. It also has a 575-watt motor vs the 325-watt motor of the Artisan model. However, it is tall, so might not fit under some cabinets. The main downside is that extra attachments are overpriced, and don't all seem to be of high quality--not sure I will invest in them as originally hoped. Nonetheless, I'm excited and hopeful to get many good years of use out of my mixer. It's already making my life easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Mixer for a beginer

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

    I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer given to me by a very good friend, it is an older model but gives good results. I decided to purchase this 600 Series Stand mixer and replace my old one only to discover the mixer wasn't really worth the money spent.. The new mixer is slow to start, it seems to drag at the beginning of its mixing doughs and anything else that is stiff to mix and I have a fear of the mixer shutting down in the middle of my preparation. I have been cooking and baking for over 35 years so I know a little about mixers and this one ,to me , will take a little time to get use to. I am sure that it is a good mixer but I am looking forward to having my old Kitchen Aid reconditioned. I miss my old Kitchen Aid Mixer and will probably give the new one to some one that has not yet experienced the differences between the older models and the new. Over all the new mixer works as it is designed to perform. New, younger Bakers and Cooks should try it. Kitchen Aid is the best Product makers in this world and I will always look to them before purchasing else where.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitchenaid Professional 600

    Posted
    WeRmudfun
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    My husband had been telling me for a while to get a stand mixer. Quite frankly I didn't think I would use it much. Well, I was wrong, I have had this mixer for over a year now and I use it so much that it has a permanent place on my counter top. I ended up getting the Nickel Pearl color. It has 10 speeds, 575 watts and the Professional also comes with the 6 Qt mixing bowl. I have even purchased an extra bowl for when I am cooking and have to mix different items. The mixer came included with the wire whip, flat beater, and kneading hook, all are made of metal not plastic like other models. It also came with a pouring shield. Some of the things I use it for are Mashed Potatoes (I've done up to 10 pounds), Meatloaf, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, White Bread Dough, Doggie cookies, Cake Mix and Whipping Cream. We also have the pasta maker and ravioli maker attachment, they are a really cool feature, but just too much work for me. I highly recommend this stand mixer. We did post a video on YouTube demonstrating some of items above.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the investment

    Posted
    Ryan2011
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I have wanted this Kitchen Aid mixer for years and finally broke down and purchased one for myself for Christmas. It was one of the best investments I've made. For what it is worth, here is my two cents about the whole process. First, make sure you do your research and choose the right mixer for you. Also make sure you take advantage of Best Buy's price match guarantee. I researched and found the same mixer online at Target.com for much less than Best Buys price. I printed the ad and took it in and Best Buy matched the discounted price. Being the holidays, I received an addition 5% discount from Best Buy. Overall with the extended warranty I still paid less than the advertised price. The look and finish of this nickel mixer is truly outstanding. I've used it extensively in the month or so that I've had it and it is definitely a work-horse. I've made triple batches of cookies, cakes, pies, mashed potatoes, dips, and the list goes on... it was a life-saver for the holidays. Well worth the investment you make in this mixer. Be on the lookout for the attachments as well and again do your research for the best price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not powerful like claimed

    Posted
    Ginny
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    The description is misleading on the power of this mixer or the one I bought was bad. It made it to about 9 cups of flour and started to make a growling noise like it was struggling. At 11 cups it was struggling and started to smell hot. My recipe called for 13 cups of flour for my bread batch. Book said it is the amount you can safely use. I made it barely to 12 cups and it was over loading and getting a weird hot smell. We shut it down and didn't add all of the flour. Plus when I let the bread raise in the bowl, the dough on the sides had turned a weird dark gray color. I has washed the bowl well so no idea what it was doing. When I tried to remove the dough from the bowl the gray rubbed off onto my fingers besides. Only flour and yeast and basic bread making ingredients so no idea why it had that strange reaction with the metal. We packaged it back up and returned it. Huge tools miss all the stuff at the bottom of the bowl so nothing on the bottom got mixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great kitchen appliance

    Posted
    Zuker
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is my second Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It is exactly the same as the first one because I was amazed at how much I used it and how it helped me with almost every cooking project I undertook. The mixer is easy to use, easy to clean, powerful, and has extremely useful attachments available, which allows it to be virtually a one-stop shop. I waited a long time to buy a stand mixer because I thought my hand mixer could do almost everything. Not true. If you love to cook, you really should invest in a stand mixer and, in my opinion, this is the best. I prefer the model with the lift bowl to the tilt head because you can use it under the cabinet and it looks good sitting on the counter. The 6 qt is the size I have - it will handle the toughest mixes I undertake (bread, cookies, pasta) with ease. I can't imagine life in my kitchen without my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the mixer to buy, none other.

    Posted
    Aaron9321
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I am an academically trained professional chef, and this is my work horse. Go into almost any professional kitchen, and you will find and army of these, for a reason. It is large enough to feed an army, strong enough to power through multiple portions of notoriously tough pizza dough effortlessly, and fast enough to give you a full bowl of whipped cream is minutes. I live alone, cook constantly during the week, but host large dinner events often at my home. With the small bowl add on it makes it great for quick mashed potatoes, and large enough to never leave me needing additions room (even when feeding a crowd of 20). This is an industry standard with load of standardized accessories; there is no fear of being unable to locate the wonderful pasta roller ten years from now. There are other great mixers that offer similar capacity, power, and add ons, but I doubt any will be able to match the longevity of the kitchen aid mixer line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disposable Product. Bad Customer Service.

    Posted
    IanWC

    Bought this product for the KitchenAid name--have since learned my lesson. Product lasted two years being used barely to half capacity, then the gears just stopped working. When I contacted Kitchenaid, they surprised me by really not caring an ounce. They would not help me an iota because it was beyond warranty--unless I'd shell out more money to them to fix it. They even tried to make is sound like it was my fault. They claimed that the 14 cup maximum is INCLUDING all ingredients, when their manual clearly says you can use recipes that call for 14 cups of flour (ASIDE from all the other ingredients). When I told them that, they quickly changed tact. Said I was probably leaving it running too long...I have a Cuisinart that I use super-heavily, and have never had a problem with that in years. If you're looking for a product that isn't disposable--and if you'd like the company you're buying from to care about what happens to you even after the 1 year warranty--I'd recommend avoiding this product, and Kitchenaid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality--Short Life Span

    Posted
    UncleBaker99
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I received this Kitchenaid Pro 600 mixer for Christmas two years ago and now the worm follower gear has failed. There is no reason a professional grade product like this should fail with minimal use. This is a downgrade in quality and an inferior product. Reaching out to support didn’t help because they would not stand behind their product since it was past the one-year warranty. All I wanted was the gear and grease sent to me free of charge so I could repair this product. Buyer beware! Stay away from this product! Don’t be fooled by the fancy colors as the internal part will fail on you and support will not provide any assistance beyond the one-year warranty. Hnmnm I wonder why they only have a one-year warranty…JUNK… Stick with another brand!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Breaks less than two years

    Posted
    AmazingRoy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought it as a gift for my wife with the hope that "professional" will last at least 10 years. Right out of the box it wasn't working so went back to the store and replaced it with another one that went on smoke after the second use. Kitchen Aid sent another one under the warranty. This unit lasts just shy of two years. Kitchen Aid will offered a repair with me pay the shipping and then they will provide me an estimate of the repair cost. With such a heavy unit and unknown repair cost, you can't tell if it will worth the cost. Do your online research - check youtube under Kitchen Aid mixer repair and watch how many people are frustrated with this machine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      KitchenAidTeam

      Hi AmazingRoy, Thank you for providing feedback on your Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer. We are sorry to learn of this experience. Please contact KitchenAid directly at 1-800-541-6390 for further assistance. KitchenAidBrand

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't mix get well

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

    I previously had an Artisan Tilt Head model that I loved that was "borrowed indefinitely" by my mom when I moved. I bought the 6 at 600 Series with the intention of making larger batches and enjoying more power since I had to tighten the screws on my tilt head a few times when I made large batches. I have been sorely disappointed. The whisk doesn't seem to reach the bottom of the bowl as well as the Artisan and it's harder to make sure to scrape the bowl adequately due to the lack of a tilt head. All in all I wish I would have purchased another Artisan instead of this version. The smaller motor is more than adequate for tough jobs and as long as you check the screws periodically it was better suited for everyday use. I find myself using this machine less and less simply because it's more of a hassle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      KitchenAidTeam

      Hi Jess, Thank you for providing feedback on your Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer. We apologize for the issue you are experiencing. Please contact KitchenAid directly at 1-800-541-6390 for further assistance. KitchenAidBrand

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Used machine sold as new

    Posted
    SadShopper

    I ordered my Kitchenaid Pro Stand Mixer from a Best Buy Cyber Week sale and waited one week to receive it. It arrived today and when I unpacked it, it was clearly a used machine, complete with butter smeared on the side, chips in the painted paddle attachment, a bunch of scratches on the base, and an oxidized whisk attachment. Clearly, Best Buy didn't check this machine out when it was returned and just reshelved it for my purchase. I'm very disappointed and probably won't buy online from them again. I'll just stick to the products I can see in the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great mixer

    Posted
    Mike
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I love the mixer it’s everything I’ve wanted, however the photos online are a bit deceiving. As seen in the picture below I thought I would be receiving a white coated flex edge beater with the mixer. However I received a brownish gray coated regular beater. Which is okay but I’ve always loved the white coating in the past. Hoping this new stuff works out well. Also was slightly disappointed that the flex edge beater did not come with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    “Heavy” Duty Mixer

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

    I purchased the KitchenAid KP26M1XER Pro Series 600 Stand Mixer to replace my wife’s aging 15 year-old KitchenAid 4.5 quart mixer. This mixer is powerful, stylish and the 6 quart bowl volume is great for larger mixing tasks. On the down side, that extra capacity comes at the cost of much larger size and increased weight. It was so big (16.5 in x 11.3 in x 14.6 in) in fact, that it did not fit into our kitchen’s appliance garage and it’s 25 pound weight makes storing it elsewhere quite a chore. I’m sure this product would be a great fit for a serious cook who routinely tackles large recipes. But be sure you have a place to store it.....or the muscles to move it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Stand Mixer

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

    This is my 4th KitchenAid Professional 600 mixer. The first two failed in a relatively short time frame but the last one lasted 6 years before gear failure. The motor has held up. Understand that it gets lots of fairly heavy duty use since I make all our bread and rolls. It handles all home mixing needs easily and great for making bread. We use it weekly so you can imagine just how many jobs it's done in the 6 year period. Caution: if you order it on the Best Buy website there are not 3 different black models........check the numbers on the Kitchenaid site to get actual colors for each model number

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A bit noisy, but powerful

    Posted
    Patty
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For many years I dreamed of owning a Kitchenaid mixer but couldn't bring myself to spend the money. Fortunately I received a generous Best Buy giftcard at Christmastime so I bought this model. I prefer the bowl lift to the tilt head and want to do more breadmaking. The powerful motor will certainly help there. The mixer is much noisier than my old one, but I'm getting used to it. So far I've made several thick cookie doughs, a few cakes, frostings, and whipped cream. Lastly, I should have noticed the dimensions of this mixer - it's too tall to fit in the cupboard where my old sunbeam stand mixer was stored. I still haven't figured out where to put it but I'm very happy to have it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mixer!

    Posted
    becklett
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is an awesome mixer! My only complaint about it is that it is too tall for my countertops so I had to find another place to put it. You can make anything food wise that you could buy in the store! It even offers a can opener attachment! Noodles, ice cream, cakes, and soooo much more. The attachments this one came with are extremely useful, probably the most useful of all of the attachments available. Also I love the brown color. It is so much prettier in person. My grandma had one of these same ones (but an older version) and it only konked out last year (2013) when it fell off the fridge. These are made to last!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Mixer With Endless Possibilities

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

    I bought this model mixer about a month ago and I absolutely love it. This model mixer has a 6 quart mixing bowl which allows any baker/chef to make large batches of any batter. The mixer comes with a variety of mixing attachments which allow the baker/chef to experiment with different mixing techniques. My personal favorite is the attachment shaped like a hook. I used it for mixing dough. The bold dark black onyx luster of the mixer is a perfect fit for any kitchen and will be a conversation piece for years to follow. I highly recommend any first time baker purchasing this product. You will be satisfied with what the mixer can do and how much product the mixing bowl can hold.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great kitchen help!

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

    This mixer makes life in the kitchen so much better! It's easy to use, is the perfect size for my baking needs, and is an attractive addition to my kitchen. However, the beaters were quite a disappointment. They are made of burnished metal which leaves a gray color in what is being mixed. I am very unhappy with the flat beater and dough hook because of this. I'm also very disappointed that Kitchenaid would include such a low quality product with their mixer. These should be discontinued. Coated attachments should come standard with such a high quality mixer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mixer

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

    We upgraded from the basic mixer to this model, and never regretted it. The only drawback has been the noisy operation. We use it weekly or more often, especially for bread, and it has handled the heaviest work with ease. At the winter holidays it gets a constant workout, and we've never had a problem. The bowl is so deep, however, that if you make a very small batch of something you may need to give the mixing an assist with a spatula to the material in the "dimple" in the bottom.

    I would recommend this to a friend