Choosing a mixer
Decide whether you want one with a tilting head for easy access to the beater; or a bowl lift mixers which usually carry professional look
Consider how easy or difficult it will be to remove the bowl and beaters on a bowl lift mixer versus a tilt head.
Go to a store and check out various models to see which “feels” best to you.
Give thought to what you will use the mixer to do. This will help you determine what type of mixer to purchase.
Consider whether you will regularly make double or triple batches? You may
prefer a bowl lift mixer, which comes in capacities of 4.5 to 8 quarts.
If you make large quantities of bread, the size of the bowl is important. You may want to consider a model with a spiral knead dough hook, which comes with select models of bowl lift stand mixers.
What type of bowl do you want – glass or ceramic or stainless
Tilt head mixers are slightly shorter (3″) than bowl lift mixers, which can make a difference if you have low hanging upper kitchen cabinets.
- Tilt-Head Height: 14.0″
- Bowl-Lift Height: varies from 16 7/16″ to 17″
Kitchen Aid series of mixers come highly recommended. You can consider purchasing the
KitchenAid 6500 Series Sugar-Pearl Silver Stand Mixer with Glass Bowl KSM6521XSR, 6 qt Mixer
- It is KitchenAid’s iconic stand mixers have a well-earned reputation for professional-grade performance and rock-solid durability
- Hand-assembled in Greenville, Ohio, the 6500 Series stand mixer pairs a powerful 1-horsepower motor with a planetary mixing head for efficient mixing and perfect results every time
- It has baker-friendly features like a bowl lift for easy access, 10 speeds for stirring, whipping, and everything in between, and a tempered glass bowl that makes it easy to keep an eye on mixing foods, this stand mixer will be part of your kitchen for years to come
This machine is the one for you if you have a sweet tooth but does not want to gain weight. Use it to make healthy desserts.
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People who have used the KitchenAid 6500 Series Sugar-Pearl Silver Stand Mixer with Glass Bowl KSM6521XSR, 6 qt regard it as simply the BEST mixer. It has a 4.5 – 5 star rating
This unit is far superior to the standard KitchenAid pro with the AC motor.
This model is equipped with a 1.0 HP DC motor with a 0.4 HP output at the bowl.
This mixer is even more enticing as it comes with 4 attachments – a dough hook, flat beater, flex edge beater and wire whip. Plus a chrome speed knob and a cap on the front for attaching the grinder and other accessories.
Fantastic machine that is relatively quiet, ruggedly built, beautifully finished
It is easy to use and clean
Works perfectly, like a charm, with endless options for use.
The unit has great power. The DC motor is super quiet and powerful enough to mix concrete which makes it a joy to use.
It carries a smoother sounded than the KitchenAid 600 Pro machine
Great machine, Can’t imagine not having one
The differences between the KitchenAid 600 Pro and kitchenAid 6 qt 6500 mixer comes down to power, noise and price. The 6500 is a lot more powerful. The motor of the 600 mixer has 575 watts whereas the 6500 almost double at about 1100 watts)
If you have the extra cash to purchase the 6500, the extra power and quietness are well worth it.
The 10 speeds were similar to the previous machines, not more speed, but more power.
A great feature is that it has the ability to fit the attachments from other models (if you have more than one machine).
A Baker’s delight.
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