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The Best KitchenAid Mixer Models to Enhance Your Kitchen

black kitchen mixer with a glass bowl on a kitchen countertop

Finding the perfect implement for all your cooking needs is easily done with a standalone mixer. Baking and cooking with a KitchenAid mixer can save time and make recipes that seemed hard, a whole lot easier. Incorporating a KitchenAid mixer into your kitchen will mean having a statement piece on your counter.

What Should You Look for in a KitchenAid Mixer?

For the home baker or wannabe chef, having a stand mixer will take your kitchen to the next level. Consider the size of the mixer to streamline your kitchen counter space. Also, look to see what accessories and attachments are available for the mixer. Most come with a standard bowl, paddle, whisk, and dough hook.

For those looking to cook or bake on a larger scale, consider an industrial-sized mixer to accommodate your needs.

Best Budget: KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer

copper-colored kitchen mixer with a chrome bowl

This compact mixer has a sleek finish, which will stand out in any kitchen. The color does not tarnish nor require polishing. Its small size and lightweight feel make it perfect for smaller kitchens. It comes equipped with 3 and a 1/2-quart stainless-steel bowl and ergonomic handle. The bowl locks to the base, for no slips while mixing. The Flex Edge beater scrapes the sides of the bowls for maximum mixing.

Best Budget

KitchenAid KSM3311XPH Artisan Mini Design Series 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, Bird of Paradise

This mixer will help you with all your baking and cooking recipes with ease and without breaking the bank.

Best Value: KitchenAid Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl

pale blue-green kitchen mixer with a clear glass bowl

This beauty will be a scene-stealer in your kitchen. This mixer comes with a glass bowl with measurement markings, metal dough hook, wire whip, and metal flat beater. It has a tilt-head design and there are 10-speed settings for all your baking needs. The aesthetically pleasing contrast of the glass bowl with the mixer will be a standout in the kitchen.

Best Value

KitchenAid KSM155GBSR Stand Mixer, 5 quart, Blueberry

This mixer comes with a glass mixing bowl, dough hook, wire whip, and flat beater. It is sure to both please the eye and make the cooking process easier.

Best for Professionals: KitchenAid Professional 600 Stand Mixer

bright turquoise kitchen mixer with a chrome bowl

For the heavy-duty user, this 6-quart ice blue mixer is the perfect choice for industrial use. This mixer can handle heavy, dense mixtures and makes up to 13 dozen cookies in a single batch. With 10-speed settings offered, the ingredients will be thoroughly mixed. This mixer also comes with the option for additional attachments, such as food grinders and pasta makers. The bowl will stay in place while mixing the heaviest of ingredients and large batches. Unlike standard mixers, this one has a lever that keeps the bowl in place and provides efficient beater to bowl contact.

Best for Professionals

KitchenAid Professional 600 Stand Mixer 6 quart, Ice (Renewed)

This mixer is meant for professional use, it can make up to 13 dozen cookies, 8 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch.

Best 3rd-Party Option: Hamilton Beach Electric Stand Mixer

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Hamilton Beach

This mixer provides the same mixing action as KitchenAid stand mixers and performs better than the standard handheld mixers. Baking will be easier as this mixer effortlessly mixes thick batters and doughs. The tilt-up head design allows users to easily add ingredients and the bowl coverage requires no scraping. It has seven speeds and comes with a splash guard, dough hook, whisk, and flat beater.

Best 3rd-Party Option

Hamilton Beach Electric Stand Mixer, 4 Quarts, Dough Hook, Flat Beater Attachments, Splash Guard 7 Speeds with Whisk, Black with Top Handle

Providing the same mixing action as KitchenAid stand mixers, it performs better than 2-beater stand mixers.

Enhancing your kitchen with a powerful cooking tool is a fantastic way to increase your confidence in cooking. Choosing the right stand mixer should also factor in your kitchen size and style.

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