Kitchenaid Stand Mixer...question?

Decorating By 2SimplySweet Updated 19 May 2009 , 12:32pm by Cakepro

2SimplySweet Posted 17 May 2009 , 9:17pm
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I am curious as to how many of you lovely ladies have a KA and what model? How is the performance? Are you pleased with your selection?
Has it made things easier for you? I cant wait to hear your comments!! Thanks in advance...I am researching info so that I can make an educated decision when I go to purchase one. Your help is appreciated!! icon_smile.gif

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krissycupcakes Posted 17 May 2009 , 9:32pm
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hmmm i have 3 kitchenaids and i love them all! they are all different. i have one thats been handed down to me its a K5-A its probably about 20years old and i think its the toughest of all of them! i also have a classic and a artistan the classic is great for normal people its cheaper and great for basic use. my artistan is great its a lil stronger andi prefer the tilting head more then the bowl that lifts i find its a little easier when i make fondant to get the ingredents in and out. good luck

Texas_Rose Posted 17 May 2009 , 9:43pm
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I've got an Artisan and I love it. It's big enough for everything that I need to do.

raquel1 Posted 17 May 2009 , 9:46pm
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I've had a KA Classic for about 10 years, works great but it was a bit small for bc batches and large cake recipes which is what I usually make. I just bought the KA Professional HD at Sam's and I love it, the larger size is what I needed and the stronger motor allows making Michelle's fondant recipe in it. It was a bargain at $249 after $20 gift card with purchase! I'm just now getting used to the lift bowl instead of tilt arm, but overall it's great.

sweetjan Posted 17 May 2009 , 9:49pm
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Are you a hobby baker or professional? That probably makes some difference in your decision. I have the Classic Plus, and it's wonderful for home and hobby use!

Rebecca78 Posted 17 May 2009 , 10:00pm
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I havethe KitchenAid Professional 600 series w/ the 6 qt. bowl with the bowl lift, It is a workhorse.. I use it for almost everything, I Love it!!! You know a cool acessory (? spelling) for the attachments is the Mixermaid...they sell them on Ebay....put you attachments on it and hang it under your cupboards... I love mine!!

GretchensDelectables Posted 17 May 2009 , 10:11pm
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I have the KA Professional 6 QT. I LOVE it!! I do sometimes wish that it had a tilting head to make it easier to scrape the bowl while mixing. I'd like to get another smaller KA - maybe an Artisan - so I can mix more than one thing at a time, and for smaller jobs. Mine was a gift from my husband, he got it at Kohl's- they always have them on sale!

vickymacd Posted 17 May 2009 , 10:13pm
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I have two KA's. One is about 30 years old, when I got married. It has the tilted head. I replaced that one (that will go to one of my kids since it's still running strong), and now have the bowl lift one. Use that one all the time since it's bigger. I love them and would buy another one if something happened to mine. Quality product. I also have the KA hand mixer and it's amazing as well.

LittleLinda Posted 17 May 2009 , 10:56pm
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I have a KA Artisan with a tilt hed. I love it. When I got it Kitchen Aid was offering a small mixing bowl as a bonus. (Sometimes they offer bonuses ... I don't know if they still do ... look for a good bonus if you have time; once all you got was measuring cups.) If you have a Kohl's nearby, wait for them to have the "get $10 for every $50 you spend" deal and buy it there. That would be a great bonus.

destinyrn Posted 17 May 2009 , 11:01pm
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I have the KitchenAid Professional 600 series w/ the 6 qt. bowl with the bowl lift. I don't worry if I have to step away for a sec. I absolutely love it. I bought a Mixmaster when I first started and it does not compare.

2SimplySweet Posted 18 May 2009 , 12:09am
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Thank you all for your wise words. I am looking forward to getting one and by hearing the great things about KA here in CC forum just assures me that that is the way I am going. Thanks again and happy mixing!!!! icon_smile.gif

ajjhmf Posted 18 May 2009 , 12:24am
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I also have a KA Professional 600 with the lift 6qt. bowl. I LOVE IT! I would own 2 if I have the money and the counter space. icon_smile.gif

Cakepro Posted 18 May 2009 , 2:55am
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I have 7 of them. My oldest, a 4.5 qt., is 16 years old and is still going strong. I also have 3 Artisans, a 5 qt lift-bowl, and 2 Pro 600's, one of which got dropped out of the back of my Suburban and needs surgery to fix its displaced gears. LOL.

lat1nacurv3s Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:01am
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I'm a newbie to baking. And I just bought my KA 4.5 qt. last night, used it today for the first time!! I LOVED IT! It was so easy to use and fast too. I was thrilled to see how well it incorporated all of the ingredients. Just lovely. I'm so glad I bought it. icon_biggrin.gif

DCGCakes Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:42am
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I have the one from Sam's Club as well. It is a great bargin and comes with 3 accessories. This is my first one and I love it. It makes things so much easier.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 18 May 2009 , 12:12pm
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I have the classic and I love it. I will be investing in one of the 6 qt models so that I can make larger batches of different recipes.

2SimplySweet Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:49pm
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May I ask.... What is the difference from the Classic and the Artisan?

djs328 Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:10pm
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There are lots of good tips in this thread also:


CookieMeister Posted 18 May 2009 , 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by GretchensDelectables

I have the KA Professional 6 QT. I LOVE it!! I do sometimes wish that it had a tilting head to make it easier to scrape the bowl while mixing.

Ditto on all points.

2SimplySweet Posted 19 May 2009 , 4:52am
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Well I did it I am a proud owner of a KA Artistan 5 qt 325watt. I think I got what I need for now!!

Neelas_wife Posted 19 May 2009 , 4:57am
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I love my KA Artistan.....All I need for baking and for making my doughs for diff. snacksicon_smile.gif I cant live without iticon_smile.gif

cakeandpartygirl Posted 19 May 2009 , 8:24am
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Originally Posted by 2SimplySweet

Well I did it I am a proud owner of a KA Artistan 5 qt 325watt. I think I got what I need for now!!

Congratulations you won't be disappointed thumbs_up.gif

Luvsthedogs Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:14pm
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I have a 6 qt and really love it.

I read recently about a comparison between the KA and Cuisinart and the Cuisinart came out on top. Have you checked them out? I understand they cost more the KA, don't really remember where I read this - sorry.

Mike1394 Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:18pm
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KA's are junk buy a Viking, It'll never die.


Cakepro Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:32pm
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Congratulations, 2SimplySweet! You will not regret your purchase. Happy mixing! icon_biggrin.gif

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