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KitchenAid 600 Series Professional
Differences between the Profressional and the Classic KitchenAid Series
I love my KitchenAid mixer - a university graduation gift from my parents. It has a place of importance in my kitchen, and gets used quite regularly. I have the Kitchen Aid Professional 600 series - 6 quart mixer; although I'm not sure that I have the need for the professional version, it has served it's purposes well and hopefully will stay by me for years to come.
One of the main differences between the professional models and the classic models is the wattage, the bowl access (head tilt or bowl raise/lower), and of course the size of the mixing bowl. From 4 1/2 quarts to 6 quarts, and from 250 watts to 575 watts.
The Classic Kitchen Aid mixer has a tilt back head, while the Professional Series has a bowl which raises and lowers. As well, the Professional Series is made completely of metal.
To determine which model is better for you, consider the following:
- Will you frequently be using your mixer?
- Do you often prepare meals for larger groups?
- Is there a height restriction for where you want to place your mixer?
Another benefit of using a Kitchen Aid mixer instead of many of the other mixers out there, is all the professional attachments which are available. From pasta makers, meat grinders, and ice cream makers.
KitchenAid 600 Series Professional
KitchenAid Profressional 600 Series Review
So - how has my Kitchen Aid mixer held up?
I had one model which made ticking noises, and although that didn't seem to interfere with its performance, it was a bit concerning. So I exchanged it within the warranty period for a new model.
One thing to be very careful of is when you make bread and use the dough hook - only use speed setting 2 - if not, you may start to smell your motor working overtime. There are warnings on the dough hook itself when it is new, as well as in your manual. However after been away for a year and returning to my Kitchen Aid, I forgot this rule and made bread using the "Stir" setting (setting 1). After a while I could started smelling a burning smell. This didn't seem to have any permanent effects on the performance of my mixer, but certainly has made me aware to have it on the right setting when making bread!
I would absolutely recommend the Kitchen Aid Professional 600 series Mixer. Although my needs may have been met with a lower wattage mixer, I'm not concerned that I may damage my mixer by making double batches, or when listening to it knead bread. I know it can handle it!
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Specifications of the 600 Series
The KitchenAid mixers come in a variety of colors. A few shades of black, blue, grey, red, white... or sometimes you can find a special Pink model which donates some of the proceeds to cancer.
The specifications of the KitchenAid 600 Series Model include:
- All-metal 10-speed stand mixer with powerful 575-watt motor
- 6-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl; direct-drive transmission
- Electronic speed sensor; auto shut-off; Soft Start minimizes splatter
- Wire whip, burnished flat beater, spiral dough hook, and pouring shield included
- Measurements H: 16.5, W:11.3, D:14.6; Weight: 25 lbs
- 1-year product warranty
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