KitchenAid mixers are always a favorite purchase for the kitchen, but they are not cheap and it’s important to find the best deal you can. Take a look at what we’ve found for you today:
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KitchenAid KSM150PSBK Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield - Imperial Black
KitchenAid KP26M1XNP 6 Qt. Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Nickel Pearl
KitchenAid KSM155GBSA 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Sea Glass
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More about KitchenAid Mixers
If you’re having a hard time deciding which KitchenAid mixer might be the best for you, here’s a little breakdown of the main differences between them:
KitchenAid Stand In Mixers are divided into two main categories, home use and commercial use. The most popular mixers for home use are the Classic and the Artisan. Then, all Kitchenaid’s with the word “Pro” in them (as in Professional, or Pro Line) are meant for heavier use.
The Classic is KitchenAid’s entry level mixer, as it has the least amount of power. The Classic Plus has a bit more power, thus making it capable of kneading bread dough in small amounts.
The Artisan is slightly more expensive but is far better for bread dough. Most of them have 325 watts of power, which means that they are still meant for home use but aficionado bakers can still get away with using them rigorously to craft goodies for small bake sells or hosting get-togethers. They will also rise up to the challenge of holiday baking.
Then come the Pros. The main things to look out for if you’re in the market for a heavy duty mixer from KitchenAid are power, bowl capacity, whether they have a liftable bowl (handy for mixing in large quantities) and the type of motor they have.
Motor type is perhaps the greatest distinction between Kitchenaid’s commercial models. Most models labelled as “Professional” and with a number under 700 in their name have AC motors, which are rated in watts.
Models such as the Professional 6000 HD or the 6500, as well as the Pro Line series, all have DC motors which are rated in horsepower (hp).
Stand Mixer Attachments
A big thing that makes KitchenAid Stand Mixers so special and sought-after is the wide variety of attachments that you can use them with, making it an extremely versatile tool to have in your kitchen.
So, since we’re at it, check out the different stand mixer attachments that you can get below:
- Precise Heat Mixing Bowl: A bowl where you can keep things hot while you mix. Great for tempering chocolate, making fondue, soups, etc.
- Pasta Makers: KitchenAid has several accessories for you to make your own pasta with. There are several types of pasta cutter sets, which may include a roller, and special blades for spaghetti, fettuccine, lasagnette and capellini. Most of those are actually made in Italy. For more pasta attachments, also check out:
- Gourmet Pasta Press: This one is not just for cutting pasta, but making it from scratch. It can help you make the other styles mentioned above, as well as rigatoni, macaroni and bucatini.
- Ravioli Maker: Designed to be used with the pasta roller attachment, this thing preps ravioli sheets for you to stuff and have fresh ravioli anytime you want.
- Pasta Drying Rack: Just a little rack to hang up to 4 lbs of freshly cut pasta and wait for it to dry up. It can fold flat for easy storage.
- Food Processor: It can slide, shred and julienne all types of fruits, vegetables and hard cheeses.
- Juicer and Sauce Maker: This is a slow masticating juicer that first slices and then processes soft, hard or leafy fruits and veggies. This attachment helps to extract most of the nutrients, with 3 pulp screens for making various types of juices, sauces and jams.
- Spiralizer: KitchenAid makes several types of spiralizer blades to go with the Stand Mixers. You can choose from medium, fine, extra fine, as well as blades for slicing in different types of cores or just peeling.
- Metal Grain Mill: With this attachment, you can grind your own wheat, oats, corn, rice and other types of grains low on oil and moisture. It also allows you to choose between ‘cracked’ and super fine grinding.
- Vegetable Sheet Cutter: A fuel for your culinary creativity, this attachment can turn fresh fruits and vegetables such as zucchini, apples and cucumbers into long sheets. That’s great for substituting pasta or wraps with vegetables, for lower carb options.
- Ice Cream Maker: This turns your Stand Mixer into a fully-fledged maker of ice cream, gelato, sorbet and other types of frozen desserts.
- Slicer/Shredder: This one’s great for adding sliced or shredded ingredients to salads, sides and entrees. It comes with multiple blade types for different types of shredding and slicing.
- Food Grinder: Yup, you can transform your Stand Mixer into a motor-powered food scraper to make your own ground beef, as well as shredding hard cheeses or making bread crumbs.The food grinder can also work with the following accessories to give you more functions:
- Fruit/Vegetable Strainer: A quick way of straining fruits and vegetables to make fine, peel-free puree.
- Sausage Stuffer: The name is a bit misleading, but this thing is actually for making sausages of several sizes with the food grinder.
With any of these, make sure to read up on what Stand Mixer’s they’re compatible with, as every attachment has different models to go with.
Adding Flames to Your Mixer
On a lighter note…
Everyone knows that a car can be given the look of a hot rod with a few flames running from under the hood.
The simulation of early nitro-burst racing additive that sometimes shoots flames out from under the hoods of cars, or the flames imagined to have come from such supped up engines, has been symbolized by stylized flames being painted along the fenders and doors.
Now your MIXER can sport the same look, proclaiming to the world what a hot chef you are 🙂
Flame it up and hot rod your kitchen mixer with flame decals!
You stand out in a crowd, and so should your mixer. It gets you places you might not otherwise go, so show it some love and make it feel special.
Custom painting can cost a fortune, and may lead to paint flaking at just the wrong mixing moment. The use of adhesive decals (like the ones used on some tricked out cars) will prevent that sort of tragedy in your kitchen.
FlameKA now offers a decal kit, including the stickers and a cleaning/prep kit. There are three different designs currently, and users are encouraged to mix and match as they please. The stickers lend themselves to being cut down, making it easy to apply to the base as well as the sides of your mixer.
These Decal Flame kits will fit the KitchenAid (Kitchen Aid) Classic, Artisan, 4, 4.5, 5, 6 qt (quart), Professional, Pro 600, Accolade, UltraPower, Hobart N-50, Viking, Sunbeam, Delonghi and Wolfgang Puck mixer models to make them look like a custom paint job. Some models may require a little trimming before application. They are also touted as working to sup up your lawnmower.
The FlameKA decals are designed to last for 5 years outdoors. Better treatment leads to a longer life. The decals can withstand heat -40 F to 180 F and are resistant to mild acids, alkalis, and salt solutions. They have an added benefit of making you clean up your mixer after use in a timely manner to preserve the decals.
These decals can add a bit of fun to your kitchen. Make a statement and give your power mixer some panache 🙂
What Else Should I Get on Cyber Monday and Black Friday?
The following products always have great deals in November. Check them out:
Happy bargain hunting!