The Best Stand Mixer Ever
Read Why We Love the Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer
5qt Artisan Stand Mixer Review
who loves to bake is just going to fall in love with the KitchenAid
Artisan Stand Mixer for a whole lot of reasons – the look – the
performance and of course, the price.
iconic piece of kitchen equipment was introduced in 1919 and was the
first stand mixer available. Since then, it has whipped up
countless confections and become an American Classic, beloved for
its’ beauty and functionality. Here’s why…
What does it look like?
little piece of heaven in your kitchen. The fact is, the
KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer
is gorgeous to look at. I absolutely love mine. This is not
an item that you will put into a cupboard and forget. Mine sits out
on my kitchen counter even though I don't have a lot of space. Even if you
don’t think you’ll use it (which you will!) it’s worth buying just
because it looks so fabulous! And with 26 colors to choose from,
you are spoilt for choice!
probably tell already that we really like the Kitchenaid Artisan 5qt
Stand Mixer...but then what's not to like? This is one of those must
haves in the kitchen...at least for those that do a lot of baking.
How big is it?
mixer stands 15 inches high and is a foot across. Don’t even
begin to measure up cupboard space for it. You’ll want to use
it all the time and when you’re not using it, you’ll be gazing
happily at it…trust me! Just clear a prominent area of counter top
(near a power source) and fall in love.
apart from wanting to keep it out on the counter to gaze lovingly at
it, let's be practical for a minute...at over 20 pounds, you really
aren't going to want to be lifting this baby in and out of the
kitchen cabinet every time you need to use it.
What can it do?
mixer looks sturdy and it is. It has 325 watts of power so that
it’s easy to cream butter, knead dough or whip cream. All you have
to do is pour the ingredients into the deep bowl, tilt the top of
the machine so that the paddles go into the bowl, turn it on and let
it do its’ stuff.
in the Box?
Artisan Kitchenaid Stand Mixer comes with three attachments. There’s a flat beater for
making batter or a much stiffer meat loaf mix…and any texture in
between those two. A wire whip makes short work of fluffing up egg
whites, mayonnaise, angel food cake or anything that needs a good
airing. Last but not least, a dough hook will have you making your
own delicious bread. It mixes and kneads the dough for you. You
get the tantalizing smell and wonderful taste of fresh, homemade
bread (and the compliments!) without the grunt work!
the attachments are strongly built and are easy to insert into the
beater shaft with one twist.
The mixing bowl
Artisan comes with a 5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl. It has an
ergonomic handle which is specially contoured to fit your hand
comfortably. This means that you can lift the bowl easily and
safely without painfully straining your wrist, – even when it’s full
of heavy mixture.
Unique and thorough mixing action
As the shaft spins counter clockwise,
the beaters spin clockwise. This moves the beaters to an
amazing 67 points of the bowl. We found that it works
extremely well at ensuring all of the ingredients are blended and we
didn't have to keep turning the bowl around or scrape down the
have been some complaints about the inability of the beaters to
reach the entire bowl resulting in the need to constantly scrape
down the bowl to ensure that everything is mixed evenly. However,
this can be remedied by simply adjusting a screw under the motor
head. This also works if the flat beater hits the bottom of the
bowl. The manual that comes with your Artisan Stand Mixer provides
step-by-step instructions on how to do this.
How fast do you want to go?
Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer offers 10 speeds. There is a slow stir option, going right up
to a very high speed, so you can control the mixing process required
for your recipe. The speeds are chosen by the simple movement of a
Speed Control Guide
used for stirring, combing, mashing and starting all mixing
2 - used for slow mixing, mashing, faster stirring. Used for
preparing yeast doughs.
3 - used for mixing and beating semi heavy batters.
6 - used for beating and creaming or whipping.
8 - used for fast beating and whipping cream, egg whites and boiled
10 - used for fast whipping small amounts of cream or egg whites.
3, 5, 7 and 9 can be used for finer control.
Clean up’s a breeze…
mixer comes with a clear, 2 piece pouring shield which fits snugly
around the rim of the mixing bowl to stop ingredients from flying
out when the Artisan is hard at work. A chute makes it easy to add
ingredients to the mix without spills. Because the mixer head tilts
right back, it’s easy to gain access to both the bowl and the
beaters. The mixer head is held securely in place by a locking
lever and the bowl locks in place on the base to avoid rocking while
mixing, or knocking it over when tilting the head back to insert or
remove the beaters.
Is it Dishwasher Safe?
no. The bowl, flat beater and the dough hook can be washed in the
dishwasher. Anything else needs to be hand washed.
Where Can You Get The Best Price?
consistently has the best price.
more can we say about the KitchenAid
KSM150PSWH Artisan Stand Mixer? This is definitely one for
the Xmas or Birthday list…if you can wait that long!
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KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer
the most consumer friendly aspects of the KitchenAid mixers is that
all models have the same hub for attaching accessories. So, all
accessories fit just about all mixers. Genius! Here are some of the
accessories that you can buy to get even more use from your mixer…
buy these attachments separately or for the best value, buy a kit.
You can choose from:
1. Basic Kit
– pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, lasagne sheet and linguine
2. Advanced Kit
– lasagne, spaghetti, fettuccini, thick egg noodles, angel hair
pasta and ravioli.
>Ice Cream Maker
quart bowl attachment that will allow you to make your favorite ice
cream, sorbet, granita……in only 15 to 20 minutes.
>Grinder, Slicer and Shredder
meat, nuts and coffee, slice vegetables, fruits and cheeses and
shred cabbage, potatoes and yet more cheese. You can also use this
tool to make flavored and apple butter.
be used to turn any non-oily grain or seed into flour. This is
perfect for you if you have an issue with wheat and find gluten-free
breads expensive. It’s much less expensive to grind your own non-wheat
are just the most popular attachments. There are also citrus
juicers, sausage stuffers and lots of other great gadgets for you
which you can buy from
Amazon … and don’t miss the
KitchenAid Stand Mixer Cloth Cover
– although it seems a shame to cover up such a work of art!