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KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer: A Review

Updated on December 8, 2010

Cooking and baking for your family can be one of the most rewarding experiences, the ooh's and aah's you hear when they taste your baked goods is immeasurable. So many of your recipes can be made easier using a stand mixer rather than a hand-held one and the best one on the market is the KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer. Just the appearance of the KitchenAid Artisan makes you feel good, with the color choices numerous and exotic in name. But it is what is inside that is important, the power and ability of the KitchenAid Mixer to perform will make cooking and baking so much easier. Think of the homemade Pizza Dough, scratch baked cakes or mixes that you can create.

Equipped with a tilt-head feature giving you wide access to the bowl and the huge 5-Quart capacity, this mixer will do any job you require of it with ease. No longer will you have to hold the bowl with one hand, the handheld mixer with the other during the mixing process; the bowl can slide around and if the job requires minutes, holding that mixer can be tedious.

Also equipped on the Mixer is a multi-purpose hub for additonal accessories including a citrus juicer (for healthy juices) and a sausage stuffer (to take out the mystery of what is in sausage by making them yourself).

The Quality Built In

KitchenAid has a well deserved reputation for building quality kitchen appliances and this KitchenAid Artisan Mixer is no exception. Manufactured with an all metal construction and a direct drive transmission keep the mixer lasting longer and working far superior to those "throw away" models that quit after a few years..

Some of the handy features the people at KitchenAid thought of include a pouring shield to keep what you are mixing inside the bowl, It has 10 speeds ranging from very slow to very fast depending on what your recipe calls for. No longer will you have to constantly rotate and scrape the bowl because the mixer has what they call a "67 point planetary" mixing action; that unique little mixing method seen on cooking shows. This mixing action completely mixes your ingredients without throwing portions onto the side of the mixing bowl because while the beater spins clockwise, the shaft spins counterclockwise.  

With so many products we use being built out of the country, it is nice to know this KitchenAid is built in the USA. This is one sturdy piece of equipment for your kitchen and it comes with a 1 year warranty.

Color Choices are Amazing

The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer comes in so many different colors it is sure to match anybody's kitchen decor. Preview each of the colors on the website with a full size picture of what the color will look like.

Some helpful & fun accessories included with this mixer are:

A Flat Beater for any type of batter

A Professional Wire Whip to beat air into your batter

A "C" dough hook which you use for kneading yeast dough for bread and pizza recipes

The two-piece pouring shield with an enlarged chute

Instruction book and 26 full-color recipes


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    • MimiKat33 profile image

      MimiKat33 6 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      I'm glad you enjoyed the review. Thanks for the comment.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      I'm in the market for a mixer. Thanks for the review.