KitchenAid 6 qt 575 Watt Glass Bowl Lift Stand Mixer w/ Flex Edge & 3 Acces.
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 !
love this machine
I named her Doris. I got her last Christmas and I have used her pretty much every day. She has helped me make everything from bread to Meringue to whipped cream. I read so many reviews before deciding on Doris. I have had two issues when I starting working with this machine, however both issues were with ME the user, and not the machine. I think the biggest problem is that her bowl is so large ( which is why I fell in love with her), I have to remind my self not to over fill- which is so tempting for me. Also I was power happy at first, and ran her too high, then beat and kneaded to much, but once we got onto our rhythm and I slowed down the speed a bit, well, we have been like peas and carrots. The bowl is heavy, but it is also a 6qt glass bowl, having used glass mixing bowls, I understood that before I even bought her. I do hand wash all her parts, including the bowl, so I cant tell how she holds up in the dishwasher, but she is easy to clean up. I am so pleased I am venturing out after the attachments like the ice cream, and meat grinder.
best buy ever
LOVE LOVE LOVE my mixer been a kitchen aid user for years had a smaller mixer for 20 years gave to a friend so I could get this oneI have been wanting the 6 qt mixer for a long time
Kitchen Aid is the best
I love this mixer. The bowl lift feature is very easy to use and even though it takes up more height and may not fit under everyone's cabinet, it has the power to make bread dough quickly and easily as well as run the Kitchen Aid attachment set. The ice cream maker that was a bonus item is also fun to use.
This looked great on the show but when actually using it I found some difficulties. The scraper does not access the whole bowl and the bowl is more difficult to get fitted on than displayed on qvc. I really like my old model much better. doesn't whip eggs well either.
I like my mixer and have created many "tasty treats" with it since the holidays.
I do, however, have a couple of complaints; although I'm right-handed, I have difficulty lifting with my right arm, therefore it's awkward and heavy. Also, since it's a lift model, instead of a tilt, you have to drop your accessories into the bowl which causes you to have to "spatula" them off in order to not loose batter, etc. and causes a bit of a mess.
And of course, there's the common complaint that it's difficult to add ingredients once the bowl is secured. Thus my visit to the website today; to order the pour shield. I may even order a cover!
I would recommend this item but hope KitchenAid thinks these things through with their next model.
Lisa in Albuquerque
Everything I wanted
I bought this mixer because I make a lot of European breads that require kneading and my bad back will not keep up anymore. My grandmother has a kitchenaid mixer and I remember using hers wishing I had a mixer like that. I saved up for this for a long time because I know kitchenaid really is the workhorse of mixers and they last a long time. I was so excited to receive it and I have been using it constantly for months now. I have used it primarily for baking and bread but it's really good for anything you want to mix or knead. I do not have any extra attachments yet. It's so easy to clean! The bowl is a little heavy if you have any trouble carrying but otherwise it's great. This mixer was everything I was expecting and more and I look forward to many more years of using this mixer.
Great machine still on the fence w/glass bowl.
This is an awesome mixer but I still have a some reservations about the glass mixing bowl... it makes your work just a bit harder due to the weight of the glass but has an up side as well due to being able to see all contents.
Love my mixer!!!
I love my Cobalt Blue KitchenAid mixer! This is a great investment! I had a lower watt one from over 10 years ago that still worked good but I needed a larger quart capacity for the batches I am producing. I can put 3 batches of cookie dough in the bowl at one time!
The high watt can mix fresh whip cream in a quarter of the time, so make sure your standing by it is fast! This has exceeded my expectations in performance, look, and size! I can see a difference in watts from my old mixer to this one. This will do the job in half the time of my old KitchenAid (and that one was already fabuous)! Everything is easy to clean and put back together! I was nearly affraid it would not fit under my cabinet but it did! Just a fraction taller it would have not budged.
Thank you for offering the value pays, that just put the cherry on top! Plus I bought the cover to go over it to keep it clean and protect it! This was a great investment to my kitchen! The color was even better, beautiful and rich!
Thank you KitchenAid and QVC!!!
KITCHEN AIDE STAND MIXER
WOUNDFUL ! So Happy I received it as A GIFT for My BIRTHDAY I think everyone who cooks and bakes should have one
Best Purchase Ever
Totally happy with this buy, QVC made it easy for me to afford it with easy pay. Plus it's beautiful and makes the best recipes ever. Thank u again QVC. : )