Like a supermodel. Nice to look at but not always practical
I've always wanted one of these so saved up for ages. Given the HUGE expense compared to other mixers I presumed it would blow my socks off however in reality I've been very underwhelmed. For starters I was shocked at how heavy it is so taking it in and out of cupboards is heavy work. Secondly the up/down beater head function is on one side and the speed button on the other side rather than both easy access on one side only which needs to be considered when prepping. Thirdly the bowl is supposed to twist into place however again this took real ...muscle power and wasn't as easy as it should be. Fourthly I noticed there was cake mix on the side of the bowl AND in the bottom of the bowl which meant I had to stop mixing and scrape down the bowl to ensure thorough mixing so the mixer attachment isn't that thorough. The machine itself looks absolutely gorgeous mine is empire red and sure looks regal however if you are disabled or infirm and don't have much muscle strength forget it - it's like lifting a tank. In summary it's not worth the big bucks IMO - the marketing and look of it hooked me in. A prime example of try before you buy if you can.
- KSM150 Artisan
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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Great to use but what about the safety features?
I bought the Kitchen Aid Artisian two years ago. Whilst I love using it, since having a child I'm questioning the safety features on this product. Often times I've been caught out with raising the head and accidentally knocking the slide which activates the power and have had the beaters spin around in the air. I was wondering why they don't have a locking mechanism on the unit or a safety feature in place. When the unit head is raised it doesn't power up? Seems simple. My mums 1970 era Kenwood won't work until everything is locked in. Maybe Kitchen Aid can look at putting some safety features in place for upgraded models.
Very Pretty but not that efficient
I love the look of my Kitchen Aid but I've found that the beaters don't reach the edge of the bowl, even with the rubber attached. I am constantly having to stop the machine take out the bowl and scrape down the sides.... constantly. It makes using the machine a chore. It's such a shame because it looks lovely. I also bought the vegetable chopper and noticed that I had to tilt the machine to make the carrots come out. If I didn't tilt the machine the carrots blocked the shute.
Colour and cuteness
Leaves food build up on the edges of the bowl.
I wish i could say i love this mixer but i have had problems since purchase. Being only 300watt you have to treat it with some care as to not overload the machine. My old Kenwood coped with double the load of KitchenAid's maximum. Motor Ceased after 5 months and was replaced under warranty. For over $600 i expected a little more.
Looks Great On The Bench. Sturdy Construction.
Not As Powerful As Others. Replaced After 5 Months Due To Fault.
Style before performance
I got the lovely looking stand mixer for my birthday and was looking forward to using it. We watched the DVD that came with it first. We were so disappointed to see the mixer try to cream the butter and leaving several lumps on the glass bowl untouched. She then added the sugar which helped with the mixing but still was not flash. The presenter then took the standard beater off to put on a flex blade beater (spatular edge), which does not come standard, onto the machine to mix the ingredients better. My thoughts are that this beater should c...ome standard as the machine does not perform with out it. I cooked my own cake and I had to scrape the mixture down the sides of the bowl twice and at the end of the process there was unmixed butter and sugar at the bottom of the bowl. The mixer looks good but performs average. I have ordered a flex edge better and am hoping I will be happy with my purchase. Style, build, colours Expensive, Scraper beater should come standard
Does the job, looks good but expensive
I received this KitchenAid as a gift. I had always eyed them off when I saw them in the stores or being used by all the celebrity chefs on TV. It does look amazing on the benchtop, and with so many colours to select from - you will find one to match your kitchen colour scheme. Once you find that spot on the benchtop though, you will probably leave it there as it is sooooooooo heavy. I guess the weight comes down to the construction materials and heavy duty motor - which all scream out reliable product. I have read some of the reviews on th...is product and were suprised and a little worried with the ones highlighting breakdowns. I luckily have had no such issues and happily mix away. It is very easy to clean and the attachments are changed easily (once you figure out when to push and twist or twist and pull!) The bowl is a great size - nice and deep. I don't think I have ever gone past mixing speed 4, even though it goes up to speed 10. I would hate to think how fast it would go if I ever pushed it that high! I also have a mincing attachment - but have never used it - so I can't pass judgement on that for you. Overall I would say it is a luxury item - that if you are fortunate enough to be able to spend the money on or get it as a gift you will love it and your friends will drool over it. BUT, having said that, if money is an issue (which it is for most of us), look at something cheaper. This is why I gave it 3 out of 5 stars - yes it does a great job, but it is not necessarily value for money. Sturdy, looks great, lots of colours to select from and it does what it is supposed to do - mix well :) Heavy and expensive
DO NOT SHOP at APPLIANCE SURPLUS online. Would not supply phone details and emailed bodgy lodge ment form apparently from Australia Post and never arrived !!! Am now down $580 with no kitchenaid. Shattered !!!
everything so far but not yet recieved
Online shopping frauds
I purchased my first mixer from Matchbox Plenty Valley. It was noisy and seemed to be surging. When I asked if it could be checked out I was told they couldn't send it back or the store would be charged freight and the boss then went to open the cover with a screwdriver himself to "have a look", which would have voided my warranty (I told him not to touch it). I rang Kitchenaid and they ordered him to replace it, which he did. However, he tried to give me a display model that was used!! I demanded my money back.
I then purchased another mixer...
Questions & Answers
I have a KSM150 Artisan. Will a 4qt bowl fit this mixer? If so where I can I buy it?
Kitchen aid ksm150
Should the attachment shaft be spring loaded?
Our kitchen aid came without it .
I bought KSM 150 mixer from mighty ape a couple of week ago. Last weekend opened package and try to remove wire whip from beater shaft it was so tight and couldn’t come out easily. I notice that there was no spring on beater shaft. Is that normal or any defect?
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|Category||Benchtop Food Mixers|
|Number of Mixing Speeds||10|
|Bowl Material||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||353 x 221 x 358 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Almond Cream, Onyx Black, Empire Red, or Contour Silver|
|Release date||Oct 2006|
- GTIN12: 050946877020, 883049000398, 883049000428, 883049000442, 883049007441 and 883049143705
- MPN: 5KSM150PSAAC, 5KSM150PSACU, 5KSM150PSAER and 5KSM150PSAOB
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