Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1 out of 5 by snowmanlady lacks pwer
Very disappointed. Has little power. Only good for mixing a cake mix.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vitsy exceptional quality
I have had this mixer for years with no problem. If you look at the beaters and the bottom of the mixer you will see what beater goes into which slot. If you turn the mixer on full speed to begin, of course, Flour etc. will fly out of the bowl. READ INSTRUCTIONSs AND USE COMMON SENSE.
Rated 1 out of 5 by littlebroom Disappointed
I have had this mixer for over a year now. I am very disappointed with this purchase. As many of the reviewers state, the blades insert awkwardly, the on off switch along with the speed regulator, is awkward as well. All in all, this mixer is is more frustrating than pleasurable to use. I trusted the Kitchen Aid brand name and reputation that this product does not live up to. I would not recommend!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lavish So far, so good
I've had this mixer for about two months so I can't speak to it's long term durability. I can tell you that I bought one for my daughter when I bought myself one, and we both like them. Neither my daughter or I have had any problem with the beaters coming out and they serve their purpose well. I have a stand mixer for heavy duty jobs and don't expect this hand mixer to handle things like stiff cookie dough. It does great on cake mixes, mashed potatoes, things like that. If you use this for it's intended use, I think you'll be satisfied. If you want a heavy duty mixer, you need to buy a stand mixer.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dianamaria This is an "Ok" hand mixer
The buttons are awkward, and there's no cord wrap. Looks sloppy just wrapping cord around mixer and no way to secure it from coming unraveled. Doesn't feel like Kitchen Aid quality. I have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer and processor that are both awesome, this, not so much.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HDFWilson Awesome Purchase
I had not bought a new hand mixer in probably 15 years. I absolutely LOVE this mixer! It's so smooth and quiet. I like the variety of speeds. And the fun color choices make it even better - I got the lime green! Highly recommend!!!
Rated 1 out of 5 by CMDWD Not a good buy
Unfortunately I have to give this item a one star rating. Is it possible to give zero stars? The mixer does not mix well. Slows down considerably when mixing a box cake mix. I have a 42 year old Hamilton Beach hand mixer on it's last leg and it tackles cake mix better than the new Kitchen Aid hand mixer. I do not recommend this product.
Rated 1 out of 5 by GerdiesMom Motor Gave Out
I had my hand mixer for a little over a year and only used it 5 or 6 times before the motor quit working. Before that, I didn't really like using it because if you are mixing anything light and fluffy, like flour, it turns on really fast before slowing down to what ever setting you have it set for. I always forgot about that and sent flour or whatever happened to be in the bowl flying all over my kitchen. Any time the consistency of what was being mixed got to be like chocolate chip cookie dough, the mixer could not handle it any more and would almost come to a full stop. The old models had much more power to them and could power through just about anything. I found this mixer to just about be worthless, mixing by hand is much more effective than this particular product.
Rated 1 out of 5 by hendest Waste of Money
Purchased this mixer a while back. It is a very poor design. The beaters are keyed to go into only a specific slot. The hub that is on one beater is difficult to spot. The beaters do not insert easily. It does not mash potatoes very well and splatters them all over the counter. The controls are awkward to use. Very poor ergonomics!!! I've switched back to my decades old Hamilton Beach and find it to be a far superior product.
Rated 1 out of 5 by TeaganRose HORRIBLE!
I've only used this mixer for about 2 years and the beaters broke! I thought KitchenAid was supposed to be good quality??? My cheaper mixer I bought at a discount store lasted for 10 years. Looks like I'm going back to that brand!
Rated 1 out of 5 by seattle nana horrible..waste of money
I bought this mixer a while back and the beaters broke and kitchen aid sent me a new one and the beaters broke on that one too, the beaters are to weak for heavier batters, they also bend.
not happy with this one , I ended up buying cook essentials, much heavier beater.
Rated 5 out of 5 Great mixer
I have this mixer and have never had a problem with it. I'm surprised with some of the other reviews.