The Best Mixer
I have had my Kitchenaid stand mixer for a few years now and its fabulous it never misses a beat. We recently had a kitchen renovation done and my mixed got put away on its side while the reno was taking place, you can imagine my horror when I went to get it out and there was oil leaking out of it. Anyway we found our local Kitchenaid repairer and for approx. $70 they regreased the mixer and its now as good as new. If there was one criticism and its not a fault but I find in winter its hard to cream butter in the stainless steel bowl. Mine is Empire Red.
We love this mixer
We bought this mixer in 2013, and it still performs like a treat. My husband regularly uses it to knead pizza and pasta dough, and it has the grunt to chug away kneading a reasonable quantity of dough for at least five minutes. I use it to make cakes, and it works well. You do need to scrape the side of the bowl occasionally but I have not operated a mixer that did not require this. Whipping egg whites or cream is easy. We bought the mixer with a large and small steel bowl, and it came with whisk, dough hook and normal beater.
After a false start seems like a good solid mixer
I did some reaseach on what mixer to get and narrowed it down to kenwwod and kitchenaid. I chose the kitchen aid ksm150 in cinnamon colour mixer because I new it would live on the bench so had to look asthetically pleasing to my wife (and match the kitchen as well). The main reason for replacing was the amount of cooking we do coming into Christmas and Easter it is all most commercial quantities and our old sunbeam of 11 years blew up. So decided to invest in a better quality mixer. I was leaning towards the kenwood for reviews and motor size ...were excellent. But chose to go with kitchen aid thinking there is more metal in it so would last longer and be more reliable. I used once to make a cake then stored it away for 3 months. then my wife used it to make shortbread and it started screeching and snd making a terrrible noise we had 10 batches of short bread to make and the mixer was broken. we had to revert to her mothers relaibe if not noisey breville mixer, which was terribly inconveinient and made the purchase doubt full. I had to contact kitchen aid and the customer service was excellent she had me at ease straight away and concerns and isuues were listen too nothing was a problem I even got a beater replaced that arrived in the original purchase faulty, This is very rear these days. Once the service agent replaced the gear box which sounds like a common fault, that was deduced as the problem before he turned it on. once replaced we have had no problem with the mixer and works to the standard I expected. does a great job big or small the scraper edge beater works well bought as an extra and the mixer beats and whisks to perfection. We made the best pavlova meringue we have made in the last 4 years of making them and I know thats due to the beater its self. Very pricey but you get the level of service you expect when frustrated and annoyed at the mixer letting you down at the critcal time. Repair time took a while but was worth the wait. The main thing is the wife thinks it looks good on the bench and matches our kithchen perfectly.
It should be excellent for the price
Yes, I am always scraping the sides also and there is that groove in the base of the bowl where the ingredients often gather and stick, requiring me to really dig and the slide the spatula in to clear it. I miss the way the old kenwood's beater used to move around the bowl I have realised now how that is a fundamental requirement for superior beating. I wish this one did that. I bought it on the assumption that at this price and with all the hype, it must be a superior product. I was wrong. .
Wish I had done my homework
I bake a lot and am constantly turning the machine off to scrape the sides down - even with the silicone scraper I paid more money for. Ingredients splatter all over the place even with the cover on. The beaters do not touch the bottom of the bowl and ingredients are not mixed. My mum uses a Kenwood and I should gone with that brand. Nothing but glossy hype. Very disappointed.
LOVE LOVE LOVE my kitchenaid mixer
the motor is great I have blown mixers previously so I am happy, the capacity is great, my only negative would be the splash guard which fits really loosely and is always falling off, leaving me with flour on the walls! other than that its great and for a baker worth investing in the wider spatula attachment.
'Bling Bling, Kitchen Bling!'
I bought a kitchen aid on sale from Myer online in January 2017 after alot of research on the product. I can honestly say it has been the best mixer I have ever seen & used. It is easy to use & easy to clean. I am so glad I didn't buy another brand as well. I would recommend it to anyone.
Mixer and more!
Really like this mixer! Waited awhile to be able to purchase one and am really happy with the results. I use it to mix mostly when baking. Picked this product over some of the others with a bigger mixing bowl and haven't had any issues, when I am baking up a storm though I do find I need to mix smaller batches, however this isn't very often. Came with the whisk (great when making pavs) and beater. Use both quite often depending on what I need to mix. Like the stability of the appliance as I can use both hands and add items to the mixture and there is no risk of it moving or tipping over. The one part I don't like is when the mixture gets above the mixing attachment as cleaning near the spring is a little difficult.
I love my new mixer, Really great for anything you want to mix. I love making my own bread with my mixer. It is a really big help for me to make difference doughs for different bread, buns or pizza base.... I also use it to make pavlova as well.
- KSM150 Artisan
- Verified purchase
Badly Designed Mixer
Waited years eventually bought one only to be extremely disappointed. Flat mixing attachment does not mix pushing ingredients up the side of bowl which then requires stopping mixer,unlocking and scraping down several times and still ingredients not properly amalgamated. Kitchen Aids response buy Flex beater at my cost (less 25%discount) So I am spending more money on the hope that this new beater works.Customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
I'm in love with my kitchenaid stand mixer and although we've been together several years the love affair is still strong. We got off to a rocky start until I learnt the ropes but now we are a formidable pair and together we churn out cakes and pavlovas with the greatest of ease. I bought the splatter guard which can be a little tricky to handle but works well. There is nothing I don't love about my kitchenaid stand mixer.
Don't buy directly from kitchenaid
My mixer rattles like a shanty in an earthquake, but it gets the job done. My gripe is that if you accidentally buy a product from kitchenaid directly they won't return it under any circumstances - seriously is there any other company that does that! Do yourself a favour and if you go crazy and feel the need to buy one of these do not do it via Kitchenaid.
Long term love!
I was given my beautiful Empire Red girl - named her Helen Reddy (I am woman hear me roar!) - as a birthday gift from my husband, 5 years ago tomorrow.
I do a lot of baking and have used it a lot in the last 5 years. This beauty has never let me down for a second, even on a day of heavy use.
I've used all of the attachments and can recommend purchasing the flex edge beater. I was just given a glass bowl today as an early birthday present today and have used it already, I especially love the pouring spout and the lid.
This mixer is beautiful...
I always wanted to buy a mixer as I loved baking. Ever since I bought this, I use it at least once in a week. I haven't bought any other attachments yet other than the ones coming with the Kitchenaid. I use the dough attachment and flat beater most. It is expensive, but I feel the quality is good compared to the other stand mixers. It is quite heavy and sturdy. I have been using it for more than a year, and I really love it. I have used it to make cakes, biscuits, pizza even Indian rotis. On a lazy day I use it even to make pancake batter! Would love to buy the ice-cream maker and citrus juicer. Hopefully sometime later.
- KSM150 Artisan
- Verified purchase
Still making up my mind...
Bought on special, to replace worn-out Mixmaster, but am finding it hard to get used to. Motor doesn't always run evenly (worrying), bowl sometimes too large to mix properly. Need to scrape down frequently to incorporate ingredients but metal casing gets hot; care needed when lifting beaters. Have also found that if dry ingredients go in bowl first, some always remain in base after mixing. Very heavy, need good wrists to move unit around! Haven't tried dough hook yet. Easy to clean. Not sure if I'd recommend it, for the price I expected fewer complications...
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Love my KitchenAid
Never been much of a baker but bought this mixer impulsively and haven't looked back. Excellent robust quality and does a perfect job with batters, doughs, meringues etc. Yes, you will pay more than some other models but it is worth it. Got the ice cream maker attachment and can't wait for summer to kick in to make my own!
Love, Love it.
I never was a big baker but after getting annoyed forking out for bakery items at Woolworths I decided to buy the Artisan as it looked like it would make baking easy. Boy, does it ever! My kids are now begging to do baking so they can help and loving having their own treats in their lunch boxes (if there is enough left to make it in there). I got the grinder attachment with mine and now make my own mince and use it to crumb up biscuits for cheesecakes. Best purchase! Thanks Kitchenmaid
Quality & style
Bought the KSM160 for the extra bowl. So far have used the dough hook & whisk, which both produced results very quickly. Everything connects easily & washes well. 2 stainless steel bowls are a good size. Also got a bonus ice cream bowl, which was a bit confusing to attach, but gave better results than my stand alone ice cream maker. Bought the empire red, & it looks gorgeous on the bench. Too heavy to put in cupboard. Would like to buy more attachments, but will have to pace myself as they are expensive.
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Great Quality And Solid
Great quality and solid like most Kitchenaid appliances. We have the metal bowl instead of glass bowl. Also we have the mincer attachments. So I mince everything together and make sausages, pies and burgers. You can mince whole cheese and veggies as well as all meat. Mixes very well and you can buy heaps of accessories for it. We have had it for several years and hasn't missed a beat.
Pretty in Red - but not built for hard work
Used the Artisan to make Brioche and the gear failed - replaced by Kitchen Aid under warranty - but told to be careful. Use hardy old Kenwood when making dough/heavy fruit cake. Artisan gets quite warm/fragile under load. Booklet use guidelines specific in run times and limit recipe consideration .
Questions & Answers
Hi, I'd Iike to know which kitchenAid is more popular in buying, was it kitchenAid KSM160 OR KPM5? Thanks
What is the difference between ksm150p and ksm150ps?
Hi, can you tell me the difference between KSM150 and KPM5 please? I will be doing a lot of kneading work Many thanks.
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