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I love my new KitchenAid mixer and really appreciate the larger bowl. I usually make double recipes of cookies, muffins, and breads. I was using my old KitchenAid with the 5 quart bowl...Read complete review
I love my new KitchenAid mixer and really appreciate the larger bowl. I usually make double recipes of cookies, muffins, and breads. I was using my old KitchenAid with the 5 quart bowl to mix up the "liquids" (butter, sugar, eggs) with the extras like bran, oatmeal, etc., and then would add it to a large bowl of the dry ingredients to finish mixing by hand. "By hand" is getting harder all the time with age and arthritis. So I finally talked myself into the bigger, more powerful mixer. But...the beater just isn't big enough, so I am constantly having to scrape down the sides and trying to get what's dry and loose in the bottom of the bowl to mix with the rest of the batter. So I'm still mixing by hand a bit and still getting an uneven mix. But... the "better beater" to make my batters better is another $50! I am refusing to spend more than I have already. I would have thought that a small appliance that cost as much as some of my large appliances would have come complete with everything it needed to work right. I knew when I ordered it that the better beater wasn't included, but what I didn't know was how poorly the regular beater would work (not as well as my old, smaller one). If fact, I'm not sure the new one is any bigger than my old one (which I gave away to a very happy recipient) that fit the smaller bowl better. There is at least a 1/2 inch gap from the new beater edge to the big bowl edge. I think with a better beater, my new red mixer would be PERFECT!
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I received my 7-Qt bowl mixer for Christmas 2013. I requested it and was excited to use it. I have my original Kitchen-Aid 5Qt. mixer that I received as a shower gift...Read complete review
I received my 7-Qt bowl mixer for Christmas 2013. I requested it and was excited to use it. I have my original Kitchen-Aid 5Qt. mixer that I received as a shower gift back in 1979. It still works and has worked like a horse all these years. I was hesitant about getting a new mixer for fear that the quality would not be as good as my old machine, and only did so because I really needed a larger capacity bowl. I am a bit disappointed, but not really surprised that the quality, in my opinion, is not the same. The first time I used the machine the tab behind the bowl that snaps the bowl in place vibrated loose, so much so that the bowl wobbles if you don't tighten it. This happens on a fairly regular basis. There are also times when I turn the machine on that it doesn't start immediately and need to turn it on and off a few times before it starts. What's up with that? There have also been times when the mixer is running that it will raise and lower the speed by itself almost like a power surge. My last comment is about the splash guard. Compared to my old machine it is very flimsy and I feel it will crack if it is not handled gently. All in all, the mixer does the job. I am very happy with the bowl capacity, it fits my needs better than anything else on the market. I will say though that taking it back to exchange for another one is on my to-do list, I feel this one is faulty. I guess that's what disappoints me. I really didn't expect the quality to be the same as my old machine, but for $600+ dollars I was hopeful. Just in case, I am not getting rid of my trusty old machine any time soon, unless it dies. Thanks for the opportunity to speak my piece. Sincerely Donna Benetatos
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from Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Comments about KitchenAid Proline Bowl Lift Red Stand Mixer:
I just bought my Proline mixer and I can't be happier. The quality of the unit is unbelievable! The unit and the accessories are heavy duty and solid. I mixed up a large batch of cookie dough in almost no time. I can't believe I've been doing it the hard way for so long! Amazing bit of machinery and worth every penny spent.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Fort Worth, TX, United States
I had always wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer and received one for my birthday. I absolutely love it and look forward all the many things I can do with it.
Awesome machine, no regrets
By Louise G
Bought two weeks ago, have made breads, pasta, and cookies. Really is a major improvment over the 6 series. So much quieter - we can now talk in the kitchen while it is running! So much power, now I need to think about what I could make that might challenge it - so far has exceeded my expectations on all counts. No regrets with this purchase, will use with joy!
MY FAVORITE SMALL APPLIANCE IN MY KITCHEN
from Colorado, United States
I SPLURGED AND BOUGHT THIS WONDERFUL APPLIANCE A MONTH AGO. 37 YEARS AGO MY HUSBAND BOUGHT ME A KITCHEN AID MIXER FOR VALENTINES DAY. THIS MACHINE HAS BEEN THE BACKBONE OF MY KITCHEN. IT IS STILL PERFORMING JUST LIKE IT DID 37 YEARS AGO WHEN I RECEIVED IT. I HAVE USED THIS MACHINE ON A DAILY BASES AS I LOVE TO BAKE. MY HUSBAND SURPRISED ME WITH THE NEW 7 QT. MIXER. OH MY GOODNESS. THIS MACHINE WITH THE HORSE POWER AND THE QUIETNESS IS BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS. EVERY RECIPE I HAVE USED THIS MACHINE FOR HAS TURNED OUT WONDERFULLY. I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO PURCHASE THE NEW SCRAPING PADDLE AS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STOP AND SCRAP DOWN THE SIDES OF THE BOWL WHILE MIXING CAKES AND COOKIES. YOU CAN MAKE A TRIPLE BATCH OF COOKIES ALL AT ONE TIME WITH EASE. EVERY COOKIE TURNING OUT PERFECT. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND PURCHASING THE 7 QT. MIXER. I LOVE MY NEW ADDITION TO MY KITCHEN.
First Stand Mixer; Pleased!!
from SW Pennsylvania
This machine is the premium stand mixer of choice. Frost Pearl color is beautiful in contrast with any kitchen decor. Very impressed with the design and versatility of the KitchenAid Mixer. The dimensions of this bowl lift style mixer are aesthetically pleasing and the machine can work well with both minimal and maximum capacity. I have not used the machine much as of yet but I just had to give it a try. After carefully unboxing the mixer, proceeded to wash all the accessories with warm soapy water and stand dry. Began by testing the fit of the bowl, cover shield and each of the mixing accessories. Found that the machine worked well with all the attachments however, I noticed one feature that I felt could use improving. That is the snap clip located on the vertical stand which bends and snaps the bowl into place. Will explain this further into this review. Also ordered the KitchenAid 7-quart Flex Edge Beater Blade (KAFE7L) so that less scraping of the bowl seemed desireable. This accessory is made specifically for the 7-quart model. To further the completion of my new mixer, I have always preferred the clean look of a heavy glass bowl so with my order purchased the KitchenAid 6-quart Glass Bowl Kit (KSMF6GB), which is compatible with this 7-quart stand mixer and I must say that it is a perfect complement to the machine. This bowl requires the use of different attachments which are the "F-Series" and they were provided with the kit. Finally, the KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater for Bowl Lift "F-Series" 6 Quart Glass Bowl Models (KFEF6L). All nice accessories to have with this mixer. Getting back to the previous explanation of the "Snap Clip" which holds the bowl firmly in place and aligned with the bowl lift arms. The "Snap Clip" is effective in locking the bowl in place however, if it were ever so slightly more adjustable, it may aid in final leveling of the bowl. I found that if the retaining screw for that "Snap Clip" allowed it to adjust vertically some, it would aid in allowing the bowl to level a bit better if needed. As mentioned, the additional Glass Bowl Kit fits this mixer nicely but, could use a little tweaking of the "Snap Clip" for a nice level fit. Both bowls, the included 7-quart stainless bowl and the Accessory 6-quart bowl fit the arms nicely but I noticed with the Glass Bowl, that it could be a bit more level to prevent any possible drag or inherent scraping of the inner surface of that bowl. According to the "User Manual", the adjustment screw on the stand is provided to adjust for any tolerance needed to slightly raise or lower the bowl distance to the beater accessory but there is no adjustment to slightly tweak the bowl to being more level. This is the only feature that I feel needs improvement. I really like the Glass Bowl Kit and accessories and this minor deficiency I felt is worth mentioning. The operation of the mixer is satisfactory with the glass bowl in every other aspect. As i found myself anxious to try out my new mixer, I decided on some topping for a Berry Pie which led me to whip up some simple "Meringue" as a topping. Using the 6-quart glass bowl, two egg whites with about a 1/3 cup of sugar, I had perfect "Meringue" in just a little over a minute and a half.."Nicely Whipped Meringue Effortlessly". Enough said and am anxious to get baking now. I see fresh homemade bread, sweet bread, cookies, cakes and desserts in the future use of this "Outstanding Mixer". This "KitchenAid 7 Quart Proline Stand Mixer" is an easy "Five Star Rating" in every way. Design and finish are excellent and provides a beautiful accent to complement its surroundings. The ample mixer is fully capable of any mixing task, large or small, and would be a welcome addition to any kitchen.
from Idaho, United States
I have been so pleased with this mixer. Very awesome to make my bread dough in!!
Wonderful tool for my kitchen!
from Piedmont, OK, United States
Bought this primarily to grind wheat and bake bread. It is wonderful! The grain mill attachment is so much quieter than other grain mills I've used and the mixer makes bread baking so easy and quick! It works great!
from Pleasant Valley, New York, United States
The 7 qt. Mixer is a real pleasure to own. So powerful it goes through just about anything. With that power you get a quite mixer that doesn't fill the room with noise. And the candy apple red is stunning too. Over all a fantastic mixer.
Best Mixer of all time!!!
from Delaware County, PA, United States
I brought this mixer a few weeks ago and it is amazing! It has enough power to handle anything and does not struggle like other mixers out there. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful this mixer is. I recommend this product! It is one of Kitchen Aid's more expensive ones to choose from but it is worth ever penny!
SIMPLY THE BEST!
from New York
Finally a KitchenAid product that I can write a great review about. This is by far the best KitchenAid product I have ever owed! It's works like a charm and I no longer worry about burning out the motor while using my pasta attachment. That happened to my old one. My cookie batters come out to perfection every time! I love my mixer!
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