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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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By Happy in Oklahoma
from Oklahoma, United States
Comments about KitchenAid Proline Bowl Lift Red Stand Mixer:
I purchased this mixer for several reasons. The 5 year warranty, the size, and quiet. I call it my little red kitchen sports car. It will never go in the cabinet. I have made homemade noodles, cakes, and Carmelitas. I pan to make bread. I just retired and it was a retirement gift from my mother! I have only had it for a month, but I know I will treasure it forever. Place the bowl on the two spindles and then push the bowl down in the back. It is a little tricky the first time, but after that it is easy to put on. The paddle and hook are very easy to take on and off. I love my mixer!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Awesome Mixer and quiet too!!
from Greenville, SC, United States
My husband bought this mixer for me last month and I thought I'd lost my appetite to cook, but after my first try I was back at it. I haven't stopped cooking since using my new Kitchenaid!
By designer ABI
from Orange County, CA, United States
I HAVE OWNED A KITCHEN AID STAND MIXER FOR 20 YEARS. I STARTED OUT WITH A SMALLER VERSION, TILT HEAD. AS MY FAMILY GREW TO MARRIED CHILDREN AND NOW A TOTAL OF 16 GRANDCHILDREN, I ENDED UP WITH NEEDING TWO MIXERS! RECENTLY I GAVE MY 5 QUART TO A DAUGHTER AND BOUGHT THE 7 QUART. I JUST LOVE THE POWER AND CAPACITY, ESPECIALLY THE WHISK ATTACHMENT. MY LITTLE 4 QUART STANDS NEXT TO IT , LIKE A LITTLE BROTHER, ALWAYS READY FOR MY SMALLER BATCHES, OR WHEN I NEED TWO MIXERS GOING AT THE SAME TIME. THIS IS THE BEST KITCHEN TOOL IN MY COLLECTION. WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I WENT TO TURKEY FOR 2 YEARS AS HUMANITARIAN SERVICE VOLUNTEERS, THE FIRST THING I BOUGHT WAS A KITCHEN AID MIXER (TRIPLE THE US PRICE) BECAUSE I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT IT! (I donated it to the next couple that came and replaced us)
kneading dough with dough hook
from Brookhaven, MS, United States
I just used my mixer for kneading dough for first time i was wondering is it supposed to make clicking noise while kneading
from Clinton charter Township, MI, United States
I purchase this before Christmas - love it. I ended up making 35 dozen cookies. My old Kitchen Aid (I've had for over 20years) still works good, but I had to make one recipe at a time.
Best one I've ever had
from Virginia, United States
I have used Kitchen Aid Mixers for over 40 years, and this machine is the best! Very quiet and has the large capacity that I need to do my baking.
Love it !!!
from Martinsburg, WV, United States
This mixer just plain makes me happy to use it. The candy apple red color makes my day a whole lot better. It is much quieter than the one I replaced it with. (I gave my older, six quart KitchenAid to my daughter) These machines last seemingly forever, and although I am older now, I anticipate using it for many years. This week, I will be starting on sourdough bread...chocolate chip cookies yesterday. Thank you for making such a wonderful and trustworthy product!!
HUGE mixing bowl!
from Tillamook, Oregon
I bought this late December and started to use it in January. I made cinnamon roll dough with the dough hook for the first time. (I have always used my hands but now my arthritis is to the point that it is painful to use my hands) Was very surprised how easy it was to use. Only 2 things I didn't care for; #1- the mixer is very heavy and I have hardly any counter space so it goes back into the box and set onto my dining room floor. #2- the mixing bowl is hard to "snap" into place but it had to be forced a bit. Afraid it might break the attatched knob to hold it in but when it was set in, it was tight & secure. :) Over all, this is a very good piece of kitchen equipment I use all the time. Very, VERY impressed!
Should have bought this years ago!
from Lebanon, PA, United States
Not only is it a beautiful focal point in my kitchen, but it has become my best friend! Cuts my prep time substantially. Mixes my baked goods with ease & thoroughly. No more sore hands or smoking mixers!! I enjoy every use.
Strong and good looking!
from Massachusetts, United States
It makes my life easier. I love to make healthy loaves of bread and King Arthur has many good recipes. This is a great, strong machine for bread dough. :). Colette
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