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Kitchen Aid Mixer Comparisons

KitchenAid makes several stand mixers, all with performance, design, cooking surface features and dimensions to meet most any requirement.  We have compiled a brief summary of various KitchenAid mixers so you can easily compare and select the best one for your baking needs.

KITCHEN AID ARTISAN SERIES

Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

 The KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer is the highest-ranked stand mixer by more than 1,700 users at Amazon.com.  This mixer has a 5-quart bowl and is 325 watts enabling it to easily mix large batches of cookie and bread dough.  It includes three attachments, a C-Hook, a flat beater and a whisk.  The 10 variable speeds and a splash-guard with a chute for adding ingredients available on this mixer make it easy to use.  An additional feature that makes it the most popular mixer is the large color choice.  It also comes with a one-year warranty. 

Colors:

  • Almond Cream
  • Imperial Black
  • Bayleaf
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Blue Willow
  • Boysenberry
  • Caviar
  • Empire Red
  • Green Apple
  • Gloss Cinnamon
  • Grey
  • Ice
  • Metallic Chrome
  • Majestic Yellow
  • Onyx Black
  • Pear
  • Persimmon
  • Pistachio
  • Silver Metallic
  • Tangerine
  • White
  • White on White
  • Contour Silver

 Performance:

  • Bowl Size – 5 Quarts
  • Bread Yield -4 ½ Loaves
  • Cookie Yield – 9 Dozen
  • Mash Potato Yield – 7 Pounds
  • 325 Watts

Design:

  • Bowl Finish-Polished Stainless Steel
  • Bowl Handle-Comfort Handle  

Cooking Surface Features:

  • 10 Mixing Speeds    
  • Non-hinged hub cover

Includes:

“C”, Nylon Coated Dough Hook

  • Nylon Coated Flat Beater
  • 6 Wire Whip 

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Weight 26 LB   
  • Height 13 15/16 inches 
  • Depth 14 1/8 inches  
  • Width  8 3/4 Inches 

KITCHENAID PRO 500

Lift Stand Mixer

 Colors:

  • Empire Red
  •  Onyx Black
  •  Silver Metallic
  •  White

 Performance:

  • Bowl size: 5 quarts
  • Bread yield:  4 ½ loaves
  • Cookie yield: 9 dozens
  • Potatoes: 6 ½ pounds
  • 325 Watts

 Design: 

  • Bowl finish-brushed stainless steel
  • Bowl handle-standard

 Features:

  • 10 Mixing Speeds
  • Non-hinged hub cover

 Includes:

  • Flat Beater -Burnished Metal
  •  Wire Whip
  • Dough Hook ‘C” – burnished metal

Dimensions:

  • Weight: 30 pounds
  • Depth-14 1/8
  • Height-13 15/16
  • Width-8 ¾

 KITCHEN AID PRO 450 & CLASSIC SERIES

The KitchenAid Pro 450 and KitchenAid Classic Series stand mixers have very few differences.  The biggest differences are the price and the wattage.  The following are the features and that are exactly the same:

 Perfromance:

  • Bread Yield-3 ¾ loaves
  • Cookie Yield-6 ¾ dozen
  • Mash Potato Yield-6 ½ pounds
  • 10 Mixing Speeds
  • Bowl size -4 quart

KITCHEN AID PRO 450 UNIQUE FEATURES (compared to the Classic Series)

Performance:

  • 300 Watts

Design:

  • Non-Hinged Hub Cover
  • Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Standard Bowl Handle
  • Burnished Metal C-Hook and Flat Beater

 KITCHEN AID CLASSIC SERIES  UNIQUE FEATURES (compared to the Pro 450)

  •  250 watts
  • Brushed Stainless Steel Bowl
  • No Bowl Handle
  • Nylon Coated C-Hook and Flat Beater
  • Only Available in White

 KITCHEN AID 7-SPEED DIGITAL HAND MIXER

For bakers who have limited counter space and a smaller budget, this mixer has everything you need.  It includes two stainless steel Turbo Beaters and an additional long liquid blender.  It also has automatic power sensing to maintain accurate speed regardless of the texture of the mixture.  It is available in black, white and empire red.  It comes with a one-year limited warranty and weights 2.6 pounds.

Regardless of which KitchenAid mixer you choose, you’ll be happy with your selection.  KitchenAid mixers might be a little more expensive than some of the other brands, but the quality of the mixer makes it a valuable investment.

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