The Amazing Range of Colors of the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

I have just taken delivery of a beautiful shiny Empire Red KitchenAid Artisan Stand mixer. And I have to say that it looks absolutely stunning on my kitchen benchtop. I was tossing up between the Empire red and the new limited edition Candy Apple Red but finally decided on the Empire Red and I love it.

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer offers plenty of power and room for mixing everything from pizza dough or ice cream to citrus juices and bread dough. It has a huge 5-quart capacity and a powerful 325-watt motor, 10 mixing speeds and an impressive selection of add-on accessories.

 As if all the power, convenience and versatility weren’t enough, today there’s even more to love about KitchenAid stand mixers– the rainbow of colors you have to choose from when you purchase a KitchenAid Artisan.

 It used to be choosing accessories was the only way to personalize your KitchenAid mixer, but now you can choose among 26 different colors. The amazing range of color choices available makes buying, owning and using a KitchenAid more fun than ever.

 All KitchenAid Artisan stand mixers feature a gorgeous, polished stainless steel mixing bowl and attractive retro style. Yet it’s up to you to decide which color best suits the Artisan’s style and design, to match your personal taste and your kitchen décor.

 If you think a blue KitchenAid Artisan would be ideal, you have plenty of options. There’s pretty, bright Cornflower Blue, rich Blue Willow, or deep, majestic Cobalt Blue. For a cheerful blue-sky type of hue that ideally compliments the Artisan’s retro design, you’ll love the brilliant turquoise color Ice.

 Those who would rather own a green KitchenAid mixer won’t have an easy time of choosing among the three beautiful Artisan green-hued options. There’s the bright look of green apple, the rich deep foresty green look of Bayleaf and the light, almost creamy color Pistachio. 

You even have KitchenAid Artisan color choices if black would best suit your style. You can choose the almost frosted black look of Imperial Black, rich and glossy Black Onyx or the somewhat in-between, elegant Caviar. 

 KitchenAid Artisan stand mixers are available in a wide variety of bright as well as soft and subtle colors. There are three different varieties of orange colors, three different yellows, three greys, two almond and even two white options to consider. 

If you’d like a bright red stand mixer, Empire Red is your choice, while Cinnamon Red offers a slightly more burgundy flavored red hue. There’s even a beautiful purple Boysenberry KitchenAid Artisan.

 The variety of Artisan colors makes mixers more fun, but it also makes it easy to justify keeping your KitchenAid out on display. This appliance isn’t small, and its solid craftsmanship makes it rather weighty. You’ll enjoy added convenience and the chance to show off your beautiful Artisan displayed on a countertop instead of hiding it away.

KitchenAid Artisan –  a great stand mixer that gives great results and looks stunning.  What  more can I say  apart from – I love it.



How ‘Handy’ is a Hand Mixer?

Use the 7-Spd KitchenAid Hand Mixer Just Once and You’ll Know!

 When I was in my early twenties, I realized that I could eat fantastic food without having to go to a restaurant.  Of course, I already knew that, but I didn’t really put it to the test until I had to pinch the proverbial penny.  I learned everything I could by recreating recipes that were family favorites, as well as creating my own. My love for cooking lead me to spearheading a catering business and an intimate, log cabin restaurant, and it was during those years that I used many different kitchen appliances – especially blenders, stand mixers and hand mixers. They make my life a lot easier!

I remember the days when the hand mixer was an integral part of the stand mixer.  Mom had a Sunbeam stand mixer, and when she didn’t want to drag out the big guns, all she had to do was detach the head from the stand, and voila!  Instant hand mixer.  Granted, it was heavy, but it did the job.

Today, kitchen gals and guys have a bunch of options, including the KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer .  KitchenAid endears itself to all cooks because of its quality – they also offer products in a boatload of fabulous colors! My personal favorite is Candy Apple Red – it smacks of Corvette’s from ‘the old days’ and looking incredibly cool if you happened to have one.  I didn’t.

The Pros: the KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer is break resistant, shock resistance and scratch resistant; that doesn’t mean those things won’t happen, but you’d really have to abuse it and I don’t think you will.  I’ve had my KitchenAid hand mixer for many years, and it’s my ‘go to’ small appliance when I have to whip up a batch of cookies or some real whipped cream.  The power is great and the beaters are designed to mix the stiffest dough or something easy like pumpkin custard – that’s a good thing, if you like to add ‘goodies’ to your cookies.  Like M & Ms. Or English toffee.

The Cons: I prefer to have at least 10 speeds, if not 12 – when you’re trying to incorporate air into egg whites or cream, higher speeds come in handy.

The KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer features a lightweight housing, a beater ejection button, variable speeds, contoured grips, stainless steel blades and push button controls.  I like that it’s lightweight – if you have a cooking project that requires a lot of beating for a good amount of time, you’ll appreciate that your hand doesn’t feel like it will fall off.

The KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer is a little on the pricey side, and I’m not sure that I would spend $79  on it.  However, you can ‘surf’ a little and find a better deal – just shop around. (Editors Note: Amazon currently have the candy apple red – KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer for under $60.00).

How does the KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer stand up to other brands?  

Pretty well, I think.  Most brand names offer a hand mixer, and you can get one for a good price.  Just remember that the motor needs to accommodate thick cookie dough – if the motor isn’t strong enough, the hand mixer will burn out quickly.  The best competitor of the KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer is the Cuisinart Hand Mixer – both are fantastic brands and they do the trick. 

With the KitchenAid 7-Spd Hand Mixer, you’ll have a workhorse in the kitchen and you’ll be turning out some incredible treats in no time! 

Article contributed by April Jones publisher of kitchen-blender-reviews.com – a resource for kitchen blender reviews and smoothie recipes.  She first discovered green smoothies at the recommendation of a close friend and it has developed into a fun hobby teaching others how to get started. Her site has a large variety of smoothie recipes for snacks and meals. For more recipes, kitchen reviews, and random cooking tips, join her free newsletter.

A History of the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

As our regular readers are aware, we love the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer and have written a detailed review on the benefits of owning one. So I thought you might like to read the history behind this great looking, excellent performing machine.

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer has its origins in the first standing mixer powered by electricity. This first mixer was designed by Herbert Johnson in 1908, and it was primarily designed for commercial use in large bakeries. 

Johnson’s 80-quart electric stand mixer was scaled down to a home “food preparer” and was sold by the newly renamed KitchenAid company in 1919. The new 1919 version of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer was still a bulky machine that weighed around 65 pounds. On top of that, it cost $189.50, or around $2,300 in present day cost.

 In 1936, KitchenAid hired an industrial designer to redesign their stand mixer. Three new models were produced, and the Streamline KitchenAid shape that still characterizes these machines was developed. The price was cut to around $55, making KitchenAid mixers much more affordable for home use. 

Over the years, KitchenAid stand mixers gained a reputation for quality and versatility as a food preparation tool. Virtually from the start, KitchenAid offered a variety of attachments that would allow the machine to perform many different functions. Early attachments included the food grinder, citrus juicer and pea shucker. 

KitchenAid began to offer stand mixers in a bright array of colors in 1955. KitchenAids became available in Petal Pink, Satin Chrome, Sunny Yellow, Island Green and Antique Copper.

Although more than 90 years have passed since the introduction of the first KitchenAid, the machine has remained much the same in many ways. Today’s stand mixers are still produced in the same factory in Greenville, Ohio where the very first 1919 model was manufactured. The mechanics of the original mixer have been altered so little, attachments made in 1919 will still fit today’s KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. 

Today there are many more colors to choose from when it comes to purchasing a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, but the spirit behind offering the original color varieties in 1955 remains the same. Colorful choices make buying, owning and using a KitchenAid stand mixer more fun and exciting for owners. 

The tradition of designing useful attachments that allow the KitchenAid to serve as many roles as possible in the kitchen is also in place now as it was in the past. Today, the Artisan Stand Mixer can not only mix dough and batters, but can serve as a food grinder, citrus juicer, sausage maker and pasta maker, to name but a few roles it can serve.

So there you have it, the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer – a product manufactured with performance and style, just right for your everyday baking needs.

The Best Stand Mixer – Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer

At long last we’ve added a review for the Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer. This beautiful piece of equipment is one of those ‘must haves’ for any keen baker or home cooker.

We found it hard to find anything we didn’t like about this mixer. For starters, it receives extremely good ratings from consumers – at time of writing this post over 1300 people gave this stand mixer a 5 star rating on Amazon. That’s pretty amazing really.

It’s also just a pleasure to look at this mixer. You won’t be keeping this one away in a cupboard.

The only problem you might find with this mixer is trying to figure out what color to choose. Kitchenaid have provided over 25 colors so really there’s no excuse for finding one to match your kitchen decor. I personally like Empire Red which is the color you see in the picture to the left.

One of the best things about the Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer is the number of attachments you can add to this thing. This really makes this a multipurpose appliance. The beater, dough hook and wire beater come packaged with your stand mixer…all other attachments are at any extra cost. The attachments include an ice cream maker, pasta maker, sausage maker, citrus juicer and many more.

Read our full review of the Kitchenaid 5qt Artisan Stand Mixer.

REVIEW: KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer – 250-Watt – 4 1/2 Quart

Kitchenaid MixerIf you are really love cooking in the kitchen, one thing you can’t live without is a mixer. For anything from dough to desserts and sauces, a mixer will come in handy when you need to make sure the consistency is just right.The KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer can handle almost any job you put in front of it. It’s a 10-speed mixer, powered by a 250-watt motor and is easy to use.

It comes with a dough hook, wire whip and a flat beater to make sure you can finish whatever mixing job you start.

If you are cooking for a large family, the 4.5 quart bowl gives you the room to make enough to feed the whole brood without overflowing the bowl.

Not sure what to mix? Conveniently, this mixer also comes with 67 recipes that you can try to give it plenty of jobs to complete in your kitchen.

What We Like

  • This mixer is extremely easy to use and does not require a large learning curve.
  • Made with rounded surfaces, this mixer is easy to clean. Once you are done, just a wipe of a cloth around the outside will usually do the trick.
  • Kitchenaid MixerSince this is a self-standing mixer, it allows for hands-free work, offering more preparation options.
  • The 4.5-quart size is enough to handle most menu needs.

What We Don’t Like

  • While we understand that size is necessary to have capacity, this is a pretty large mixer. If you don’t have a lot of counter space, you may feel cramped.
  • This particular mixer has limited power. This is all right for the periodic user, but if you are one of those folks who are always creating something in the kitchen, you may want something with more oomph.

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

We found the best price at Amazon.com