KitchenAid Mixer

Modern KitchenAid mixers are capable of many functions: whisk, mix, cut, chop, grind and squeeze. Therefore, we can say with confidence that such a mixer is an irreplaceable assistant in the kitchen, capable of significantly alleviating the hassle of the hostess associated with the preparation of even the most exquisite dishes..

KitchenAid is the undisputed favorite in the mixer market. The devices of this company, due to their operational characteristics and exquisite appearance, have won the hearts of not only amateur chefs, but also professional chefs..

Advantages and disadvantages

KitchenAid mixers are manufactured in Ohio, USA. Superior performance has earned KitchenAid mixers the status of a professional and semi-professional mixer. And KitchenAid is the leader in these home appliances..

KitchenAid range mixers are made from enamelled metal. At the same time, not only the body is made of metal or stainless steel, but also all internal parts, attachments, bowl, as well as all additional accessories supplied separately. And the metal itself in KitchenAid mixers is slightly stronger than that of similar appliances from other manufacturers. Such a complete set and manual assembly allow the device to withstand heavy loads, to be resistant to mechanical stress of various nature..

In addition to the excellent materials of the components, it should be noted that they are firmly attached to each other. All connectors provided by the design of the device are of the same size, without any extra gaps, protruding elements. This testifies to the excellent quality of the mixer assembly, allows you to keep the bowl and other elements of the device in an immovable state during operation. Thanks to this, the mixer does not emit extraneous sounds and excessive vibrations..

Remarkably, the KitchenAid Multi-Function Mixer performs its function using the planetary mixing method. According to this method, the whisk and the drive perform circular movements in different directions during operation. This mixing technology allows you to thoroughly mix the products without leaving any uncovered points in any of the cavities of the bowl..

A very important quality characteristic of any mixer is its power.. KitchenAid Stationary Mixers are available in 300 watts and 10 speed settings. It is extremely important that the power indicator is stable throughout the entire operation with the unit, regardless of the selected operating mode and speed. Unlike KitchenAid, many manufacturers have the sin of specifying peak power, which usually occurs at the start of work with the device and lasts only a fraction of a minute. It is for this indicator that KitchenAid mixers are awarded the status of semi-professional and professional equipment..

Hand mixers of this company have a power of 85 watts and 8 speed modes.. In this case, the power is indicated in its pure form: during the work, it remains unchanged. This power is average but stable. For example, in a comparison between Kenwood and Bork, the KitchenAid mixer does not even rotate at the last speed faster than the analogs given..

Another positive feature of KitchenAid mixers is their stability, which is achieved due to the weight of the appliances and the footprint: the legs are widely spaced from each other. Prevents sliding on the tabletop and the fact that the legs are made of rubber, which allows you to fix the device in one place.

You cannot ignore the versatility of this device, which is achieved due to an additional socket in the front of the device, designed to connect additional attachments. Thanks to the KitchenAid mixer, it is possible to carry out kitchen work of varying complexity. So, with the help of additional attachments, you can not only chop, rub, grind, but also make minced meat, grind flour, prepare bread, you can even use the mixer as a juicer. All additional attachments are universal and fit all mixers of this manufacturer.

KitchenAid appliances come in a huge assortment, which allows the buyer to choose a model not only suitable in type and size, but also in color. At the moment, the manufacturer offers more than two dozen colors and the ability to choose between a matte or glossy finish on the surface of the device..

KitchenAid Stand Mixers come with a five-year warranty. And, despite the fact that the devices are made by an American manufacturer, there are authorized service centers throughout Russia that you can contact in case of a breakdown. KitchenAid appliance breakdowns are usually caused by improper use and not a factory defect..

Among the shortcomings, only the high price of KitchenAid appliances can be noted..

Types and their characteristics

KitchenAid Planetary Stand Mixers can be classified into three types based on how the bowl is installed and how large it is.. The smallest specimens are equipped with a tilting head, and the capacity of the bowl is usually between 3 and 5 liters. More massive models have a bowl with a capacity of 6.9 liters. In this case, the bowl is equipped with special mechanisms that bring it into working condition. Naturally, devices with a more spacious bowl are heavier, larger and take up significantly more space on the working surface..

All three types have very similar functions. The units have 10 speed modes and are equipped with a hole for additional attachments. A metal bowl and three basic accessories are included with all devices: a whisk, a special dough hook and a spatula. Additional accessories have mounts that fit absolutely all Kitchen Aid models. It is worth noting that the choice of additional attachments is very wide and may include: a meat grinder, a juicer, a vegetable cutter.

The advantage of folding head models such as the KitchenAid Classic and KitchenAid Artisan 5KSM175PSE, is that such a complete set provides an easy change of the main attachments, the installation of the bowl, as well as the comfortable addition of ingredients. The bowl of such mixers is fixed at the base thanks to a special lock, which ensures completely safe operation of the device. The stability of the models with the tilting head is due to the fact that the engine of the device is installed in the tilting part of the device.

KitchenAid Artisan Model 5KSM175PSE, in contrast to the classic, it has an extended configuration. In addition to three additional attachments, the kit also includes a spatula with a silicone rib for working with products that are thick in consistency. The standard bowl comes with a 3 liter mini bowl and anti-splash rim. For a mixer with a 4.8 liter bowl, you can separately buy a glass bowl, which will allow you to effectively monitor the process of work, will make it possible to store food in the refrigerator and heat it up in the microwave.

KitchenAid Artisan Model 5KSM7580 equipped with a very spacious bowl, designed for 6.9 liters. This is a very nimble 500 watt model that runs 1.5 times faster than any other mixer. This model, thanks to a special mechanism, is very stable when working with large volumes of products..

In addition, the KitchenAid Artisan has an improved dough hook and whisk in comparison to the 4.8 liter mixers. These attachments are designed specifically to handle large amounts of ingredients. This mixer is suitable for professionals who have to cook regularly and in large quantities..

The smallest model is the KitchenAid Artisan MINI with 250 watts.. Despite its compactness, this model has a set of functions identical to the previously reviewed models. This mixer is intended for home use and is a real boon for small kitchens. Moderate weight of only 6.5 kg allows for stowage in a closet.

Thus, when choosing a KitchenAid mixer, it is best to focus on the parameters of the kitchen, the budget and the volume of cooking. So, for a family of 2-4 households with a small kitchen, the KitchenAid Artisan MINI model is perfect. In addition, at a price it is more affordable than more powerful and massive counterparts..

The KitchenAid model, which has a 4.8 or 4.28 liter bowl, is suitable for preparing meals for an audience of 4 to 6 people. But when purchasing such a model, it should be borne in mind that it is quite cumbersome and heavy. A plus is a set of additional accessories included in the kit for the mixer. For regular cooking for up to 12 people, a mixer with a 6.9 liter bowl is the best solution..

Appliance design

Besides other advantages, KitchenAid appliances are also very stylish. The style of KitchenAid appliances is retro or futuristic. The golden mean between these two trends is skillfully emphasized with the necessary shades, materials and lines. Therefore, you don’t want to put KitchenAid appliances in a distant drawer and hide them from prying eyes, but, on the contrary, demonstrate this status and very stylish appliance. KitchenAid’s design solution remains timeless and relevant.

The color palette of the KitchenAid mixer is so varied that it should be easy to find an appliance that will blend in harmoniously with almost any kitchen décor. Only on the shelves of Russian stores you can find more than 20 color options for these devices: from red to soft pistachio. At the same time, there are both matte and glossy models. And for lovers of originality, there is a series of mixers, decorated with exquisite patterns and inscriptions.

Owner reviews

Many KitchenAid owners have noted the great design of these mixers, the high degree of reliability, the availability of various speeds and attachments. It is especially noted that mixers of this brand beat ingredients much faster and better and, thanks to a good cooling regulator, can work for a long period of time..

The design of the KitchenAid mixers is also well appreciated. According to customer reviews, it is simple and very reliable..

However, you can find reviews and users of this technique complaining that the device overheats during the operation of the mill. And such overheating can cause combustion..

You can also find reviews that talk about the poor quality of the attachments. Many users complain that after working with a meat grinder, metal particles can be found in the minced meat. And, for example, an ice cream maker begins to flow after a while. Many consider the ravioli nozzle useless, referring to the fact that it is much easier to make them manually or with the help of other devices.

In addition, according to many buyers, some mixers of this brand require rework for a 220 W network. Some owners of this household appliance solve this problem using a special transformer. However, this is not the safest option; in this case, it is better not to install the device in the immediate vicinity of a water source..

There is another aspect where all KitchenAid mixer owners are of the same opinion: the high price of the appliances. These devices are especially expensive in Russia. In the case of ordering the device, for example, from North America, the cost will not be more favorable due to the shipping surcharge..

Thus, KitchenAid mixers have proven themselves well in the home appliance market and, despite their high price, are in good demand. To determine whether this technique is worth the money that the manufacturer asks for it, everyone must decide for himself, based on individual requests and priorities..

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