KitchenAid 6 qt 575 Watt Glass Bowl Lift Stand Mixer w/ Flex Edge & 3 Acces.
Must read: Customer Issues Resolved by doing this.
Several reviews have commented on this machine NOT mixing the sides and bottom of the bowl. I contacted KitchenAid and the issue is resolved by doing the following:
Read page 12 in the KitchenAid Instructions manual for setting "Beater to Bowl Clearance". The mixer is shipped with the manufacturers setting.
Place a dime in the bottom of your bowl, when mixer is on "Stir" to 2nd setting, it should gently be bumped around the bottom of the bowl. If it does not move, continue turning the adjustment screw. You do not want the beaters actually touching the glass. Now your mixer is "mixing"! Be sure to use the flat beater.
Next, this machine is ALL metal. It is a very powerful machine, and is a different kind of "motor noise". Give it time to "break itself in".
QVC has a 30 day return policy, KitchenAid has a 12 month warranty. Customer service at KitchenAid is extremely informative and very pleasant. Don't hesitate to give them a call if you struggle with your new machine.
Good news, a metal bowl is in production for this model. Can't wait : ) Will be nice to have an extra bowl.
LOVE my KitchenAid mixer, so glad the issues commented on the reviews are easily solved~
I write very few reviews, but I thought as the other reviews that didn't care for the mixer or aspects of it, I needed to give you my input. I have owned several over the years as a business owned professional caterer and bakery. I will reiterate what some of the other customers said. After just a few months the mixer rattled or thumped when the mixer was going, so I finally found the rubber around the bowl was coming apart where the mixing bowl snaps into the mixer for stabilization. the motor does hesitate when first turned on, and does make a higher pitched squealing during the motor or mixer running. The bowl is very heavy and when you fill it with buttercream icing even heavier to try and empty the bowl.. so ingredients are easier to spill when trying to scoop out and put in a storage bowl. I did buy it as a TSV, and had always had a 325 watt and worked so much better for me overall. I just wanted a larger bowl to work with, and higher wattage motor, and this is not it. Also doesn't mix all the way to the bottom as stated, so I just do buttercream icing in it, and it's ashamed to be limited when it is more expensive than my last kitchen aid mixers, and I do everything with them.
good mixer but ....lot of power
this mixer has amazing power . the bowl is extremely heavy to handle and work with . this model does not have a tilt feature which makes it very hard to get the ingredients into the bowl with out spilling some of them . . I have been looking every where to purchase a stainless steel bowl but no one sells one to fit this mixer .
I love mine. I got it as a gift 2 years ago from my mom and husband when it was a TSV. I love that I can get another ingredient ready while the mixer is turned on. I do wish that a pouring shield was available as an accessory for this machine. I have seen it on other KitchenAid mixers so I am sure it wouldn't be hard to make one for this bowl. KitchenAid, please think about it.
Bad Designed Glass Bowl
I was looking so forward to getting this. The mixer seems great. But as soon as you use it for mixing, you find out that anything that was in the middle is not mixed through. It leaves the middle dry and untouched. It doesn't matter which attachment you use. The problem is the design of the glass bowl. In the middle of the glass bowl, it has a small round indention and that whatever you are mixing gets into it and no attachment can reach it in order to mix all of the ingredients up. This happens every time. I had to finish mixing it using a hand mixer. So, I had to return it. I am hoping the stain less steel bowl is designed differently. However, QVC is wonderful and makes sure the customer is happy. Thanks, QVC
Seriously Good Price for Serious Baking Student
Everyone knows how amazing KitchenAid Mixers are, and this one has everything I could dream of as a baking student. I have never had a mixer before. I decided to research what is best before making such an important purchase, and since this item is most like the professional mixers we use at school, it caught my attention. The dough hook is the kind I am most fond of after having tried a few different kinds at school. The new spatula paddle is absolutely great for batters and the glass bowl gives me confidence in mixing. The POWER! This machine can handle the kinds of recipe capacities our professional instructional cookbook often uses yet it is also effective for quick half-batches of family recipes. I like the variety of colors available, and truly appreciate that I could get a color that looks good with the rest of my kitchen. Mine looks like "Robocop" and I felt like I had to surrender to it when I assembled it at first. I am so pleased at having so much potential in such a good-looking piece of equipment and it really does not take up the kind of space I feared - it is a very tidy and easy-to-clean piece. This machine will help me graduate - I have a sponge-cake practical final exam to ace and I think I will make it through school now. Thank you, QVC, for having such a good price for me, I am learning a new job skill after a brain tumor surgery, no longer an emergency clinical engineer's life for me, I'm getting assistance to learn the art of baking to start a new life. Your good price allowed me to get this perfect mixer on my very small student / worker retraining budget.
Whip It Up!
Love the product wish I had bought the one with the stainless steel bowl as there are no splatter guards for this bowl. But this thing could easily out beat all the other ones in my opinion and the glass bowl looks nice, I will say the glass bowl is very heavy and hard to handle but I am learning how to deal with it. Overall very pleased and wouldn't trade a kitchen aid for any other kind!!
Love love love!!!
For forty years I have wanted a Kitchenaid mixer!! They were always too expensive for me!! But I said it's time to purchase one and I did!! So glad I bought this mixer!! Use all the time!! Thank you QVC for the wonderful price!!
Been waiting for it!
I had a tilt head Sunbeam previously that was purchased as a Christmas gift. I had that for about 7 years before the motor went on it. It served it's purpose and I liked it. After contemplating for months on which Kitchen Aid (of course it had to be a Kitchen Aid) I wanted I decided on this lift stand mixer. I am very happy with it. I will give some pros and cons for people reading this and contemplating it. Pro-you can make large batches.I make 3 and 4 batches of cookies at one shot. Pro-what beautiful colors they come in, I love my red. Pro-6 qt 575 watt, that should say enough in itself. When whipping up icings the speed is fantastic.Pro-rounded edge bowl and its glass! Pro-handle on bowl. Now on to the cons, size. Yes it is humongous. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw how big it is. Con-the bowl is pretty heavy itself without anything in it, it doesn't bother me too much but just a point. Con-if your making a single batch you will need to continually scrape the bowl (even with the flex edge). All in all I love my Kitchen Aid, would I buy it again? Absolutely!
LLove it. The glass bowl is little heavy buy easily cleaned. Mixer is excellent. Makes large quantities.perfect
Functional yet exquisite on your kitchen counter!
I'v had this product for almost one year. It took me several months to utilize it due to time restraints. Until then I had many compliments referring to its attractiveness. My husband laughed that I had purchased an expensive mixer that I didn't used as of yet. I suffer from Multiple Sclerosis and it allows me to independently make meals that require food preparation. Thank you Kitchen Aid. You were ,in my grandmother's day, a kitchen necessity and today in my kitchen as well.
Best Stand Mixer at the best price
i bought this mixer for Christmas. The easy payments made it affordable. I did quite a bit of research prior to selecting this model. This is my first stand mixer. I am so glad I got the six quart glass bowl in a bowl lift model. I used to look enviously at the 4.5 and 5 quart tilt head models in the department store. Now they look like flimsy little toys. This is an extremely well built and heavy duty mixer. My wife and I use it daily. If you are thinking about a smaller stand mixer you should definitely take another look at this model.