KitchenAid 6 qt 575 Watt Glass Bowl Lift Stand Mixer w/ Flex Edge & 3 Acces.
OMG SO EXCITED!
I've had my heart set on a KA for years!! Recently bought another brand and returned it! I just ordered it last night and I'm beaming with excitement!! I ordered the beautful almond color! I will write another review once I recieve and use it for the first time.
Best Purchase Ever
I have wanted a KitchenAid mixer for years but put off getting one. My husband decided I needed one and got this one for me. I LOVE it! I love the large 6 qt. glass bowl. It's big enough to make a double batch of cookies or quick bread, which I do all the time. Blue is my favorite color, so I think this is one beautiful appliance. I'm looking forward to many years of baking with this mixer!
bowl and beater problems
My bad first review in 25 years. The beaters are not dishwasher safe. The bowl is not dishwasher save. The bowl is molded to come up in the middle to fit the beaters which leaves a space the betters can't reach, not to mention the bowl is so heavy you have to manhandle it. You can put two egg whites in the bowl and the whisk won't touch it. And lets not forget to lock the bowl down and then have a man come unlock it and if the product is real liquid you have to was his clothes.
I bought this for my daughter & didn't realize this size mixer does NOT tilt back to release the mixing bowl. It cranks up, and it's not easy to release the paddle from the mixer with the bowl in place, nor release the bowl with the paddle on. I couldn't wait for her to have a KitchenAid mixer and now I wish I had bought a smaller size.
I must say that I love Kitchenaid Mixers. However, this model is TOO heavy. I gave away my tilt head in the assumption that I was upgrading. I purchased this model in December 2013, but I find that the bowl is just too heavy to maneuver. I guess I'll have two mixers because I just ordered another tilt head.
If the bowl was lighter, I would greatly recommend it to everyone!
Don't Miss This One!!
I read, read and re-read all of the reviews on this mixer and every mixer on the market. I did my homework well with phone calls to KA service centers, agents, etc The comments on a tilt head vs a bowl lift was researched YES I admit I went a little overboard but I am glad I did.I can tell you this model is all metal inside and out the tilt heads are not their housing units are plastic as are a few other things. I can now tell you as well that the glass bowl is not overly heavy as stated in other reviews the bowl lift is very easy to use it is just different from the tilt head. It is just a matter of taste as for my self I prefer the higher wattage with the metal construction vs low wattage and plastic construction. It is a wonderful mixer I have baked something everyday since my KA arrived you will not be sorry. Also know that the 6qt stainless steel bowl KA mixer (item # K41661) does not come in a KA box but is shipped in a plain brown box and no one could tell me if you get the user guide or not but read the reviews several people can attest to the mixer arriving as stated. This mixer is the best choice out there not only in price but quality. I just love it! Hope this helps someone.
Love this mixer - bowl is a bit disappointing
This KitchenAid mixer is wonderful. I underestimated the heaviness of the bowl. Like some of the previous reviewers, the rubber trim on my bowl started peeling within the first few months. The Mixer works excellently! This is my second Kitchen Aid. Great brand and product. I haven't contacted customer service because I consider the rubber trim to be a minor issue. I use this mixer every day and do not want to deal with the potential hassle of shipping and waiting for return.
I have been very happy with this mixer and so far have made many things in it. It consistently works well. Also very nice looking in the cinnamon red color that I bought. Stands out nicely in my kitchen décor. The only con I would say is that it is heavy and can be awkward to use with the heavy glass bowl, although the glass is nice because you can see what you're mixing so well. May buy the stainless steel bowl in the future from KitchenAid for easier use. I'm getting up there in years and the heaviness of the glass bowl may be too difficult for me in the near future...
Love it, but the rubber is coming loose around the bowl. The mixer is great other than that.
Amazing Mixer LOVE IT
This is my first KA product. I have been thinking about this mixer, but due to some comments and price I have hesitated. I did much research, even called KA Co.WAS GIVEN IT FOR A GIFT, by my children.I felt confident that my questions were answered and I was ready.....when it arrived, with box instruction for two or more people to lift, I was doubting and when I opened it and saw that HUGE glass bowl I knew I was in trouble.BUT boy have I been surprised!! I have made cakes and sour dough bread. I am completely happy with the performance . It is heavy so is the bowl, but then it was described to that effect. I had no oder or oil residue.If you have sugar etc. under the beater, how much trouble is it to lowed the bowl and stir it a bit with a spatular? I see nothing to complain about. It is a marvelous product. I am soooooo glad to own it.Thank you QVC for offering this KA mixer, LOVE THE FLEX EDGE BEATER.
I have had a KitchenAid Mixer since I was a teen, My Grandmother had the Classic (which is still in my kitchen) I do a lot of heavy baking with lots of flour in recipes. I was noticing my KitchenAid was able to do up to half the cups of flour and I would have to beat in the last remaining cups by hand. I decided I needed to upgrade to this machine and let me tell you this has not disappointed me yet. I have used this to make Rye bread, Bread Dumplings, I did a triple batch of cookies, I am doing cakes with easy. The customer service with KitchenAid is phenomenal my mixer came with a chipped bowl, and KitchenAid said they would send one out right away when they become available. The bowl did take me a little bit of practice since I was coming from a tilt head model.This machine is Just amazing it has handled the 13 cups of flour I have thrown at it like it was butter. The bowl is just heavy enough that I don't need to worry about it. I will be getting a second bowl when they are available. The Dough hook is amazing as is the wire whip. This is a must have if you are going to be doing heavy baking. I gave my kitchenaid classic to a friend but kept my Grandmothers so having the 2 machines will be perfect in my house.
Mixers That Don't Make It !
I was putting my mixer away and oil poured out, it was not this model ! I was always under the impression the Kitchen Aid Mixers lasted for years so I am disappointed ...one day I will try another one !