Everything to Know About buying a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer
If you’re thinking about buying a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re treating yourself, or surprising someone special, it’s good to do some research to find out which KitchenAid® Stand Mixer is right for you.
No matter which KitchenAid® Stand Mixer you choose, you can be confident that you’re getting a high quality, durable, and powerful tool that will help you do what you love with ease. It’s our commitment to quality, innovation, and style that has made the KitchenAid® stand mixer a culinary icon among home cooks and professional chefs alike.
If you love to cook and you want to set yourself up for success in the kitchen – this is the appliance for you!
WHY CHOOSE KITCHENAID®?
Reliable for 95 years:
The iconic KitchenAid® Stand Mixer has been assembled in Greenville, Ohio, USA for the past 95 years. This state of the art facility produces top of the line KitchenAid small appliances and distributes them globally to food lovers and professionals everywhere. Chefs recognize that KitchenAid® is as passionate about cooking as they are.
It’s Easy to Use:
Although we’re popular among chefs, you don’t have to be one to use our stand mixer. Simply add the ingredients and the mixer does the work for you, ensuring just the right consistency. It’s hands-free so you can multi-task and move on to other steps in your recipe – or, you can sit back and enjoy that glass of wine while your whipped cream peaks.
KitchenAid® offers a wide variety of colour options that other competitors do not. There are currently over 28 different colours to choose from – keeping in mind that each model varies in colour options. Maybe you want Raspberry Ice to add a pop of colour to your countertop. Or if you prefer a classic, elegant look perhaps you would like Onyx or Empire Red. If you’re having trouble deciding, take the Discover My Colour quiz at www.kitchenaidcolourology.ca to find the colour that’s right for you.
The Attachment Hub:
One of the most exciting features of the stand mixer is the attachment hub that fits over 12 different attachments. You can slice, dice, juice, grind, shred and more! These versatile attachments transform your stand mixer making it so much more than a mixer – but more on that later.
Kitchenthusiasts like to keep a clean workspace while cooking. Unlike hand mixers that can spray batter outside of your mixing bowl, KitchenAid® stand mixers are sturdy and remain steady to reduce splatter. They’re also incredibly easy to clean, and because you can mix all your ingredients in one bowl, it’s an even faster clean up.
STAND MIXER BASICS
All models come equipped with the basic accessories you’ll need to be successful in the kitchen.
Mixing Bowl – to add ingredients
Flat Beater – for normal to heavy mixtures (Batter, buttercream icing)
Wire Whip – for incorporating air while mixing (Whipped cream, egg whites)
Dough Hook – for mixing and kneading yeast doughs (Pizza or bread dough)
Efficient, even mixing is effortless with KitchenAid’s Planetary Mixing Action. The beater and shaft spin clockwise and counterclockwise, respectively, making contact with the bowl: 59 times per rotation (Tilt-head models), 67 times per rotation (Pro600 models) and 72 times per rotation (7-QT mixers and above).
All of the models provide even mixing but the motor wattage varies depending on the capacity and power required. The Classic model has a 250-watt motor, the Ultra Power Plus model has a 300-watt motor and the Artisan/Architect models have 325-watt motors. The Pro 600-Series and Pro Line models are some of our most powerful with a 575-watt motor and 1.3 HP High Efficiency DC Motor, respectively.
The Control Speed Lever lets you choose between stirring, slow mixing, mixing/beating, beating/creaming, fast beating/whipping and fast whipping. You can even choose a setting between two of the options for finer adjustments. You won’t get the same control from any other mixer.
CHOOSING YOUR MODEL
Everyone has different needs in the kitchen. Of course a KitchenAid® stand mixer looks great on your countertop, but it’s what you can do with it that will make it really stand out in your kitchen. Although each of the 5 models share the same iconic style and advanced technology, they all vary in capacity, power, size and design.
Tilt-head Design: Gives you full access to the bowl (without a handle) and beater – perfect for adding ingredients effortlessly. It’s sturdy and there’s little to no mess since the beater, when tilted, remains above the mixing bowl. Another great feature of the tilt-head design is that it is lower in height and can easily fit under low kitchen cabinets. If you are limited in space, this is the right design for you.
Bowl-lift Design: The professional bowl-lift design is ideal for adding ingredients and holding the mixing bowl steady while bringing it up to the beater. This type of mixer tends to have bigger bowls and a more powerful motor.
No matter what your need may be – there’s a model for you.
The KitchenAid® Classic Stand Mixer is a popular entry-level model. True to the KitchenAid name, it is durable, reliable, and gives you the power to do more of what you love in the kitchen. The 4.5 quart bowl can hold up to 8 cups of flour, 6 dozen cookies, 3 loaves of bread or 6 pounds of mashed potatoes. The Classic model is a tilt-head with 59 point Planetary Action and is available in White or Onyx Black.
Ultra Power Plus
The KitchenAid® Ultra Power Plus Stand Mixer brings even more power to the table than our Classic model, making it more suitable for preparing larger quantities more frequently. The Ultra Power Plus model is a tilt-head with 59 point planetary action, comes with a 4.5 quart mixing bowl and is available in White, Onyx Black or Empire Red.
The KitchenAid® Artisan® Stand Mixer is one of our most popular models because of the 28 different colour options. Choose from Almond Cream, Boysenberry, Pistachio and more! The unique colour of your Artisan® Stand Mixer can say as much about you as what you choose to create with it. The 5-quart bowl can hold up to 9 cups of flour, 9 dozen cookies, 4.5 loaves of bread or 7 pounds of mashed potatoes. This stand mixer has a tilt head design and 59 point planetary action.
The premium KitchenAid® Architect® 5-Quart Stand Mixer is available in exclusive metallic finishes and features a designer glass bowl with comfort handle. A burnished flat beater and dough hook provide extra protection in use and in the dishwasher. This model is popular among those who like everything to match as it has a matching food processor, stand blender and hand mixer. It’s also perfect for newlyweds or people who are moving/renovating and want a matching suite of appliances for their new home.
Pro 6500 Design Series®
The KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design Series Stand Mixer is the first bowl-lift model with a designer glass bowl. This durable model is the ultimate in power, performance and stability making it the perfect option for heavy dough mixtures or mixing large batches. The powerful DC Motor is quiet and the motor protection automatically turns off if an overload occurs. This stand mixer also has an electronic speed sensor to maintain the accurate mixing speed. The 6-quart narrow bowl can hold up to 14 cups of flour, 13 dozen cookies or knead dough for 8 1/4 loaves of bread. This exclusive model is available in Candy Apple Red, Frosted Pearl White, Onyx Black and Sugar Pearl Silver.
This KitchenAid® Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer is a professional, high performance, top-quality model with more power, larger capacity and a unique bowl-lift design. If you are constantly making large batches this is the perfect mixer for you. The 6-quart bowl can hold up to 14 cups of flour, 13 dozen cookies, 8.5 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes. Bonus Features: Soft Start® mixing, burnished metal Powerknead™ spiral dough hook, two-piece pouring shield with large chute.
The KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series Stand Mixer is one of our most powerful and it guarantees supreme even mixing. This mixer has one of our quietest motor available and offers 17% more mixing capacity than our 6-quart model. The powerful, long lasting motor allows you to mix large batches with ease and with the bowl-lift design you can easily access the bowl and your ingredients. The 7-quart bowl can hold up to 16 cups of flour, 14 dozen cookies or 8 pounds of dough. The big bonus with this mixer is its 5 year warranty and the suite of matching premium appliances.
WHAT’S YOUR COLOUR?
Once you’ve selected your model, you can choose from a range of colour options. There are currently over 28 colours to choose from – keeping in mind that each model varies in colour options. Maybe you want Raspberry Ice to add a pop of colour to your kitchen or maybe you prefer the elegant, classic – Black Storm.
Take the Discover My Colour quiz at www.kitchenaidcolourology.ca to find the colour that’s right for you.
GET MORE FROM YOUR MIXER WITH ATTACHMENTS
The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is so much more than a mixer. With 12 attachments for every model, you can make everything from apple sauce to ziti.
Create more food with less effort using the all new KitchenAid Stand Mixer Food Processor attachment. Dice, slice or shred as thick or thinly as your recipe requires with this new attachment.
Juicer & Sauce Attachment
Explore the endless possibilities with the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer Juicer and Sauce attachment. The 2-Stage blade and auger system equipped with an extra wide feed tube reduces prep work allowing you to include whole fruits, vegetables and leafy greens to your nutrient rich beverages or sauces.
This attachment will transform the way you use your KitchenAid® stand mixer. With coarse or fine grind options you can grind meats, bread, veggies, cheeses to create crumbles, dips, and so much more.
Pasta Roller & Cutter Set
Make fresh homemade pasta at home with the Pasta Roller & Cutter Set. You you can make sheets of pasta perfect for lasagna or tortellini, or you can guide it through the cutter blades (hands free) to make delicious spaghetti or fettuccine noodles. There are 9 levels of thickness so you can achieve results exactly the way you like them.
If you love homemade pasta and like to be adventurous in the kitchen, you’ll love the Ravioli Maker Attachment. It perfectly pinches and seals your choice of filling inside to create fresh, delicious ravioli at home. Stuff with beef, pork, cheese, veggies or seafood – practically anything you desire – to create an appetizing, memorable dish.
When used with the Food Grinder attachment, you can make juicy, savory homemade sausages quickly and easily. Choose your fresh ingredients, choose what size you’d like them to be, guide them through the grinder and stuffer, and voila!
There’s nothing like a freshly squeezed glass of juice. Whether you prefer orange or grapefruit juice or you’d like a fresh squeeze of lemon – this attachment fits fruits of all shapes and sizes.
Get the most out of your grains with this attachment. Grind wheat, oats, corn, rice – any grain of your choosing – to add texture to your fresh baked breads and other baked goods. According to your preference choose extra-fine, barely cracked and everything in between. This is a great tool for anyone with a gluten-free diet.
Fruit & Vegetable Strainer
When used in combination with the KitchenAid® Food Grinder, you can easily strain fruits and vegetables for fresh sauces and jams to serve at your dinner table, or freeze for later use.
Ice Cream Maker
With this attachment you can create up to 2 quarts of any frozen dessert you desire! Get inspired, choose your favourite flavour and in under 30 minutes you’ll have delightful sorbet, delectable gelato, or classic creamy ice cream.
This attachment helps you make authentic, hand-crafted pasta in minutes. Put down the rolling pin and pop on one of the 6 pasta plates to achieve perfectly formed spaghetti, fusilli, rigatoni, bucatini and small or large macaroni noodles.
Fruits, vegetables, nuts and cheeses can be sliced, diced or shredded in seconds with four different thickness/texture options – fine, coarse, thick or thin.