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Workhorse for large quantity home bakers
Since retiring, I have become a large scale baker and quasi-gourmet chef. Bought this mixer because of its bowl size and power. It easily and quietly mixes & kneads large batches of bread...Read complete review
Since retiring, I have become a large scale baker and quasi-gourmet chef. Bought this mixer because of its bowl size and power. It easily and quietly mixes & kneads large batches of bread dough (6-8 loaves) and biscotti (8 doz). Come Thanksgiving it will get a workout mashing 8-10# of potatoes.We will keep our KA Artisan tilt head mixer for the smaller jobs or when making two types of icing for one cake. The Artisan is a great machine also, ours being used extensively since 2000.
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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 Rachel the knitter
from Irvine, CA
Comments about KitchenAid Proline Bowl Lift Red Stand Mixer:
I received this mixer as a graduation present and it's incredible. The motor is so quiet and it really kneads dough well as well as makes great ice cream with the ice cream bowl attachment! Top of the line.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Cincinnati, Oh
I bought this mixer about 3 weeks ago. I was not disappointed with its performance! It makes me look like a pro every time I use it! My baking products are perfect every time! Highly recommend!
I just bought this mixer to replace my 6 qt which died after just two years. I like the powerful engine. It is large enough to make lots of breads. I also like that the height of bowl can be adjusted depending on attachment. I love the color too! The dark gray is very sleek.
What every cook needs
from Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
My 5 qt. mixer kind of died. Now I save time when I can mix multiple batters instead of one at a time. My wife can't wait till Christmas and it's cookie making time. Worth the money. Great time saver.
Love it Love it Love it, it takes my 9cup of flour cookies
By The Beast
from Henderson ,Nev.
It takes my 9 cup of flour cookie recipet and does not spill a drop, does not moan a d groan, beautiful.
By Dizzy cook!
from Winnipeg MB Canada
I have wanted a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for years. I finally have it! I am so excited. Making cookies, whipping cream - everything is so quick & easy now! I love it! I am one happy cook!!!
All in the family!
from Bellingham, WA
I tried my Mom's new 7-qt mixer last summer and have been wishing for one ever since. Mine came for Mother's Day. I started using it with tried and true family recipes and they all turned out well. This summer I plan to do some serious bread mixing with my new mixer. One of my sisters received the same model last Christmas.
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Ol' Reliable is Back
By Mack the Appliance Abuser
from Burlington, NC
I bought one of these for me and like it so much got several to give (as wedding gifts). The units are solid and seem very dependable, like the old Kitchen Aid mixers were. The new motor really makes a difference. It doesn't struggle to knead my dough or run my attachments. I'm sure if you are careless you can overload it but I've baked large quantities of yeast wheat bread and it's been great for me.There is no plastic on the outside and I'm told that the innards are metal as well (no plastic gears to break). It's quite strong. Much stronger than you need for mixing. Excellent for large amounts of bread dough, it just powers through it. It's strong enough to not get more than quite warm (not hot) when rolling pasta, juicing, etc. at high speeds. Word of warning: Sometimes the attachment can't keep up with the mixer, and the attachment overheats and seizes up. Quite a change from my old, less-powerful Artisan (which was good for mixing and a small bit of kneading but was definitely underpowered for attachments like the grinder). Keep track of how your attachments are doing. This didn't used to be necessary!KitchenAid sells a good product but has an issue with QC. I had to replace one mixer. I had to replace one glass bowl. I had to replace a pasta extruder. Is it just my bad luck? I suspect not given what I read. But KA customer service is very helpful, and they pay postage both ways!My only irritation is that the mixers 'click'. My old, noisier unit might have clicked, but I couldn't hear it in all the racket. This unit is quieter so I can hear it. KA indicates this clicking is normal. But it is an irritating sound (not just to me) I think they could engineer it out. That said, it's much quieter than my old KA.(I also would rather pay more for better quality attachments. Some KA attachments will last long. Some, based on my experience, need to be replaced every couple of years. Sorry KA, but a very important reason I got this powerful unit is to drive the attachments. Why should I match a great unit with a mediocre attachment? There, I said it.)The basic unit is more than what I expected. I'm really happy with it and would recommend to anyone who bakes large batches OR who uses power-hungry attachments for more than a short period of time. Even if you mix small amounts, if you have a power-hungry attachment such as a meat grinder or pasta extruder, you really need this machine. It's made a big difference for me. I noted some shortcomings, but keep in mind I truly like it and give them away as gifts. You'll like it too.I got 5 quart and 3 quart metal bowls with this. I use the 3 quart a lot for mixing small quantities or whipping something. I also got the 6 quart glass bowl. It is heavy, but looks very pretty so that's what I leave on the machine all the time (with a bowl cover). It's also really nice to see how things are mixing or your dough is kneading. It can be hard to see well though the splashguard.I would give 5 stars if the quality/reliability was increased, the clicking eliminated, and definitely if ALL the attachments were more solid.
Love the bowl!
from Scotch Plains, NJ
I love the larger bowl! I can double recipes so easily now. Powerful and quiet. My favorite model so far!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Kirchen Aid Mixer
from Charlotte, nc
I love the way it looks on my counter and I love that it sounds so soft like a purring kitten.
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