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Stand Mixers

Using Comparison Charts

  • First, determine your needs. How often will you be using your mixer? If you intend to use it less than every other week, a basic to mid-range model might be your best option. Professional mixers are most suitable for individuals who make mass quantities of baked goods more than once a week.
  • Figure out which features are important to you. Ergonomic handle grips on your mixing bowl are essential for complicated recipes that require frequent bowl removal. Automatic bowl lift may be a must-have if you need to slowly add ingredients while mixing.

Comparison Chart: Professional/Mid-Range

Professional Mid-Range
Model Professional 600 #KP26M1X Professional 5™ Plus #KV25GOX Heavy Duty #K5SS Artisan™ #KSM150PS
Photo Professional 6 Professional 5 Plus Heavy Duty Artisan
Great for… Frequent use! Professional grade. Heavy mixing. Professional grade. Mixing double batches of heavy dough. Routine mixing, like cake batter.
Quarts 6 quarts 5 quarts 5 quarts 5 quarts
Speeds 10 10 10 10
Motor (watts) 575 watts 450 watts 325 watts 325 watts
Heavy-duty transmission Check Check Check
Weight (lbs.) 25 25 29.4 22.8
Unique mixing action Check

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Tilt-up head Tilt-up head
Bowl Lift Bowl Lift Bowl Lift Bowl Lift
Ergonomic handle Ergonomic handle Ergonomic handle Ergonomic handle
Pouring shield Pouring shield Pouring shield
Flat beater Flat beater Flat beater Flat beater Flat beater
Wire whip Wire whip Wire whip Wire whip Wire whip
Dough hook Dough hook Dough hook Dough hook Dough hook
Accepts additional attachments Check Check Check Check

Comparison Chart: Mid-Range/Basic

Mid-Range Basic
Model Heavy Duty #K5SS Artisan™ #KSM150PS Classic Plus #KSM75 Classic #K45SS
Photo Heavy duty Artisan Classic plus Classic
Great for… Mixing double batches of heavy dough. Routine mixing, like cake batter. Occasional mixing needs. Occasional mixing needs.
Quarts 5 quarts 5 quarts 4.5 quarts 4.5 quarts
Speeds 10 10 10 10
Motor (watts) 325 watts 325 watts 275 watts 250 watts
Heavy-duty transmission Check Check
Weight (lbs.) 29.4 22.8 26 22
Unique mixing action Check Check
Tilt-up head Tilt-up head Tilt-up head Tilt-up head
Bowl Lift Bowl lift
Ergonomic handle Ergonomic handle Ergonomic handle
Pouring shield Pouring shield
Flat beater Flat beater Flat beater Flat beater Flat beater
Wire whip Wire whip Wire whip Wire whip Wire whip
Dough hook Dough hook Dough hook Dough hook Dough hook
Accepts additional attachments Check Check Check Check