KitchenAid stand mixers have been around for years and years. They receive rave reviews in all the home and style magazines, and many users – both professional and home cooks - absolutely swear by them.
Buzzrake collected thousands of online opinions on stand mixers, to find out whether all the buzz surrounding KitchenAid stands to reason.
The answer will surprise you.
KitchenAid really do make excellent stands mixers. They consistently receive some of the highest reliability and quality ratings from users. Users report that KitchenAid mixers--regardless of model--all have sufficient speed and speed control, providing flexibility during use. Flexibility is further increased with the variety of attachments available for sale on the market, from special dough hooks to pasta presses.
What's more, these mixers are gorgeous. The famous design and multitude of color options has made these mixers a countertop staple in magazines.
The Not So Good
Along with this brand's strong points, come several weaknesses: Users, very often, give KitchenAid mixers low performance scores. While their speed capabilities are praised, users find that they are not always pleased with the results. In fact, among stand mixer brands, KitchenAid has one of the lowest scores in this category.
Being a luxury brand, KitchenAid is located on the very high end of the price scale. Most of their products are priced over $400, earning them a very low value score.
And while KitchenAid stand mixers are beautiful, they are also massive - taking up a whole lot of room on the counter (not to mention drawer space for attachments and bowls). These certainly won't be great for small apartments.
The jury is still out on KitchenAid mixers. Their disadvantages are reason for concern, but there is no doubt they have some strong points. Like with any brand, some models significantly outshine others. Check out the list below of the Top KitchenAid Stand Mixers, which has users' top picks among the various models.