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KitchenAid Pro 500 vs. Artisan

KitchenAid is a well-known name in kitchen appliances and has an excellent reputation for their stand mixers. Two similar top-rated KitchenAid stand mixers are the KitchenAid Artisan and the Kitchen Pro 500.  You may be wondering which to purchase. Here’s a look at both mixers:

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer is a tilt-head mixer that has a 325-watt motor and 5-quart mixing bowl with an ergonomic handle.  This serious stand mixer can mix dough for up to nine dozen cookies at a time, or enough dough for 4 loaves of bread. This mixer has received perfect scores for whisking egg whites, mixing cake batter and kneading pizza dough.  Ten speeds make it possible to mix just about anything, and  the mixer features planetary mixing, meaning that the beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise,moving the beater to 67 different points around the bowl, eliminating the need to rotate the bowl to thorough mix ingredients.

The KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer is the highest-rated stand mixer by more than 1,700 Amazon customers. Many owners say they’ve been using mixer for over a decade, referring to it as a workhorse, and very durable. Owners are also impressed by the array of color choices (27), and the splash guard that fits onto the top of the bowl.

The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer comes with a flat beater, dough hook and wire whip, features a 2-piece pouring shield, and is backed with a 1-year warranty. More than 1,900 reviewers at give an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, and 160 reviewers at give it a rating of 4.9!

KitchenAid Professional 500 Stand Mixer

The Kitchen Aid Pro 500 is a bowl lift design and has a 5 quart stainless-steel bowl and 325 watt, all-metal, direct-drive motor.  The capacity is the same as the Artisan, mixing dough for up to 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread.  The clear pouring shield helps keep the ingredients in the bowl without hindering your view of the mixing process.

With 10 speeds, you can do everything from whip eggs whites to slow churn bread dough.  The Soft-Start feature keeps power in check to prevent splashing. A unique mixing action (planetary mixing) spins the beater clockwise, while the shaft spins counter clockwise; this results in an even blend. As a safety measure, the motor stops in the event of overload.

The Kitchen Aid Pro 500 comes with a burnished flat beater, wire whip and burnished “C” dough hook. The KitchenAid Pro 500 is available in white, empire red, metallic and onyx black.  Amazon customers give it a 3.9 out of 5 star rating, with 38 ratings.


Both the KitchenAid Artisan and the Professional 500 are high-quality mixers, and both have comparable prices. However, many people seem to prefer the tilt-head design of the Artisan, plus the gorgeous array of colors to match any décor.



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