KitchenAid 6 qt 575 Watt Glass Bowl Lift Stand Mixer w/ Flex Edge & 3 Acces.
This is my first Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and I'm very impressed with the quality and service of this item. I had a minor problem with my bowl where it snaps onto the mixer and I placed a call to Kitchen Aid and they were so nice and said that they would send me a replacement bowl as soon as possible.
I had first used this model KitchenAid nearly 30 years ago when working with a small baked-goods start-up in Los Angeles, and have wanted one ever since.
This IS the "work horse" of the KitchenAid line. It's mixing power is unprecedented in home mixers. Today (Monday, April 14, 2014) is actually the day of my last FlexPay on this mixer so, now, it's truly mine. It stays, permanently on my counter, and has been pressed into service at least once a week in the six months we've owned it. I've not once regretted making this purchase; this mixer replaced a KitchenAid Artisan tilt-head I "burnt out" grinding beef; this mixer does a double-grind of beef chunks in seconds.
I've read the one-star reviews and have to scratch my head... "It's too heavy!" Most of the negative reviewers say. But I have to ask them: Didn't you read the product description that tells you it weighs almost 30 pounds? "It's too tall and doesn't fit under my cabinets!" Again... the product description gives it's height. You didn't MEASURE? "It makes too much noise!", but, again, that's due to the suspension of the bowl under the mixer head.
Honestly... it amazes me the number of people who believe their failure to research -- or, as in this case, simply READ -- equates to some negative issue with the mixer, itself.
Amazing Kitchen Aid quality, as expected. Love the glass bowl, although it is quite heavy and wouldn't be good for anyone with limited strength or grip.
I love my new KitchenAid mixer. I love making bread, and had all the stuff I needed to make bread when it arrived. Worked like a dream. Bread taste so much better when it has been mixed properly. Only thing I was disappointed about was the ice-cream coupon they said would be with it was not.. But other than that the machine is wonderful I feel if I do not stop baking now I am going to be putting on some wait. LOL
I'm in love!
I received my KitchenAid mixer yesterday, less than a week after ordering it and before it's estimated delivery date. Everything came out of the box in perfect shape. I read through the instruction manual before doing anything else. Then tried everything out. It was perfect without any adjustments needed. While the bowl is somewhat heavy, I didn't find it to be too heavy at all. It is just what one should expect from a large 6 quart capacity machine. I made a batch of dinner rolls tonight and they came together like a dream! This is my first KitchenAid stand mixer and I'm in love! Thank you QVC for the easy pay installment plan. You made my dreams come true. One minor detail was that the ice cream maker coupon was not included (for orders purchased before April 1) but, easy fix! I went to the KitcheAid website and printed one off! I am looking forward to many years of mixing and baking with my new KitchenAid!
ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!
WHEN THIS MIXER ARRIVED PACKED VERY WELL IN A HUGE BOX I WAS ALREADY IMPRESSED. WOW IT IS STUNNING AND I LOVE THE MAJESTIC YELLOW COLOR, I CAN BAKE EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY A CAKE WITH THAT HUGE GLASS BOWL!
My mother got a kitchenaid mixer years ago its the 5 qt. tilt version, but I was continually impressed with its power and usefulness. So years later I see this and it comes in my color (Green Apple) so I couldn't pass it up. So far even just a week and a half in I've used it a few times, for cookie dough, Mashed potatoes and a cheesecake. each time doing a flawless job.
As far as the detractors I'm rather surprised, I haven't had a single issue. There is an adjuster on the side if your bowl does not raise up enough although mine is fine so I didn't see a need. As a guy I can't speak about the heaviness of the glass bowl to me its light as a feather, but I know for women its different.
As a added note for anyone who gets it before March 31, 2014 you can send it for a free rebate of the ice cream maker attachment which is such a great addition.
This is my first KA mixer, and I'm glad I waited. Pros: large capacity bowl, powerful motor, attachments are easy to clean, great colors. Cons: bowl is heavy, unit is too tall to fit under cabinet. Neither of the cons are a problem for me in my present kitchen because I have a spot on my counter where it will set. If I had to move it each time I used it, it would be difficult since the unit itself is also very heavy, but when you have such a powerful, large capacity product, that is to be expected.
Wouldn't trade it for the world!!!!
About 4 years ago, I purchased a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer from a very well known Department Store. I have used it religiously on a regular basis, as I love to bake. Never in a million years did I think that I would purchase another one so soon. But when I saw the original airing of this, it was a TSV or a Hot Pick or something....Well needless to say, I could NOT pass up this deal. If I am not mistaken, the price offered that day was the same that I had purchased my original Stand Mixer but came with the same attachments and MORE. Not to mention that it has more horsepower and it's a lift-bowl. I was a little disappointed that it didn't come with the pour shield, but to be honest, I didn't use the one one my Artisan. The slow start up of this mixer makes it easier to add flour to your cake batter without it flying everywhere, which is a problem that I had with my Artisan Tilt-back. But I also think that the width of this bowl is much wider than the 5 qt. which also makes a difference with the flour addition. Have no fear.....I gave the Artisan to a very good home. My friend was ecstatic. I am sure this Lift Bowl will give me years of use. Thanks QVC!!!!!
A Mixed Mixer Review
A huge step up from my 20-yr old 4.5 quart tilt head KA mixer. Doesn’t come with a pouring shield or bowl cover (yet). Bowl is large & heavy. Bowl takes up a lot of space in dishwasher. Bowl has no measurement markings on the side and has a metal ring to hold it onto the prongs, so it can’t go in the microwave. I’m going to buy the light stainless steel bowl. When will I want to use a glass bowl…? I never felt I needed to see what I’m mixing from the bottom. Mixer goes on slowly (good), but light ingredients still fly out when you turn it on. Scraper beater isn’t as good as my old one. Butter gets caught in the middle of it and I have to use a hand scraper anyhow. It easily fits dough for 2 loaves of bread but not the 8 the ads say (unless they’re mini-loaves). The mixer smells funny when I have it on for more than 10 min. With such a powerful motor, that shouldn't happen--it didn't happen so quickly with my tilt-head mixer. It’s very noisy.
This is my third KitchenAid mixer. I already have a 6qt but purchased this one because of the glass bowl. I love it, I only wish I bought it sooner. I will give my other one to my daughter. If you are considering purchasing this mixer you won't be sorry. I haven't had an issue with the weight of the glass bowl.
Just do it!
I have the older model of this. The improvements made with this model are evident when you use it. The attachments do not hold onto whatever you are making with the new design. Seeing what you are mixing is great! I was worried with my family and the bowl being glass but the quality is what you would expect and there have been no issues.