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KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Candy Apple Stand Mixer - KSM6521XCA

Abt Model: KSM6521XCA | UPC Code: 883049293462
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6-Quart Glass Bowl/ 12 Optional Attachments/ Professional-Style Power Hub/ 10 Mixing Speeds/ Electronic Speed Sensor/ Candy Apple Red Finish
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KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Candy Apple Stand Mixer - KSM6521XCA

Meet the first KitchenAid® mixer to combine a dramatic glass bowl with the convenient bowl-lift mechanism preferred by most professional bakers. Our Professional 6500 Design Series stand mixer has a quiet and robust DC motor and a large capacity that y easily mixes recipes with up to 14 cups flour, 13 dozen cookies or knead dough for 8¼ loaves of bread in a single bowl. Finished in your choice of high-gloss metallic colors, the mixer makes a stylish addition to your kitchen.

Features:

  • 6-Quart Glass Bowl
  • 10 Mixing Speeds
    10 mixing speeds ensure you can select the right speed for any task, from slowly combining dry and wet ingredients to whipping meringue. An electronic speed sensor monitors operation to maintain precise mixer speed.
  • Professional-Style Power Hub
    The Professional-Style Power Hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center. With more than 12 optional attachments, make fresh pasta, shred parmesan cheese in seconds, make homemade gelato and so much more.

What's Included:

  • 6-quart glass mixing bowl
  • Coated metal flat beater
  • Coated metal, Powerhead spiral dough hook
  • Stainless-steel 6-wire elliptical whip

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 37 lbs
  • Shipping: 40 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited Warranty
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KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Frosted Pearl Stand
 
4.1

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Best Mixer Ever

I do a lot of food preserving, baking and candy-making. I have worn out three mixers over the years, one was an older Kitchenaid I received as a gift back in 1980. It...Read complete review

I do a lot of food preserving, baking and candy-making. I have worn out three mixers over the years, one was an older Kitchenaid I received as a gift back in 1980. It was loud and I could not use it when my family was in the den (open concept den/kitchen). It finally gave up the ghost last holiday season and I told my family I wanted a new Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas. I received this model in CA red. It is the best machine I have ever used, including Kitchenaids I've used in classes. It doesn't vibrate even when making divinity and heavy bread doughs. It is so quiet my family hardly knows it's on when they are in the den. I can be using it and still converse with them. I can't say enough good things about this mixer. I have yet to truly test its motor. I have never heard it change its sound when going from thin to heavy batters or doughs. It's really a workhorse. This year, I asked for a spiralizer and a meat grinder for it, for Christmas. Looking forward to receiving some attachments for this awesome appliance. First thing I will do if I get the spiralizer is make a big batch of applesauce, which my family loves. I'm known, now, as Cookie Quick Finger because when my family wants fresh cookies, I can have some made in just a couple of hours.

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Great power and great mixer, but....

I bought this mixer several months ago and sadly have found myself not using it. I primarily use my mixer for baking and the paddle doesn't reach near the bottom of the bowl (I...Read complete review

I bought this mixer several months ago and sadly have found myself not using it. I primarily use my mixer for baking and the paddle doesn't reach near the bottom of the bowl (I understand needing room for the glass bowl, but it's a pretty big gap) I bought this mixer because I often bake large amounts at one time, but if you're only making 3-4 dozen of cookies or one double cake, it just doesn't mix the bottom layer of dough/batter/etc (much worse than my old KitchenAid mixer.) If I stop and scrap A LOT, and once a critical mass of batter is reached, it works. But honestly, I should be able to cream some butter and sugar without having to stop and scrap 8+ times. So for delicate items that are sensitive to mixing, it's definitely out.

I've tried to do the height adjustment with the screw, but it's still really far from the sides/bottom. I've also tried a few scraping type attachments (Like I had for my old KitchenAid, because this problem isn't a new one for KA mixers, it's just FAR worse on this model), but none of them work.

It is beautiful, relatively quiet, and is definitely a good size, but this issue is almost a game stopper. Sadly, I think about getting rid of it every time I go to use it.

It's nice that kitchen aid responds to every negative review, but it's a blanket apology, they don't address anything. You will not be able to mix your items completely.

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5.0

Absolutely the best option out there.

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from Wellesley, MA

Comments about KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Frosted Pearl Stand:

I recently bought this mixer as an upgrade to a 20 year old 5qt. professional. I considered the Artisan because I would really like a head lift rather than the bowl raising mechanism on the professional (would make bowl scraping while baking cheesecake so much easier). In the end I decided I needed the larger bowl and I love using this mixer.

Several reviewers said it wasn't good at small batches but I disagree. I did a single batch of chocolate chip cookies and it was great, no issue, even better than my old 5qt.

The bowl is HEAVY. I mean really heavy. I have ordered a separate stainless bowl in case I ever need something lighter. Can't imagine pouring cake batter from this sucker and scraping at the same time. Makes that a two man job.

The glass bowl on the 5qt is all glass so is handy for the microwave but this one has metal on it and isn't as versatile. In the end the glass bowl is aesthetically pleasing and that's about it. I would suggest going with the stainless bowl unless you value aesthetics over practicality on this one.

Do not use your whisk attachment for mixing cookie dough. I've broken mine in the past and that is the primary reason for buying a whole new mixer - can't buy a replacement whisk for the old mixer. Use the paddle for cookies!

Love it! Love using it! If only it had the head lift it would be the most perfect machine ever!

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4.0

GORGEOUS Pearl White, BUT Beater & wisk need babysitter

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from Texas

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My daughters and I each got a Pearl white 6500 PROFESSIONAL - F series - for Christmas.
GOOD - The pearl white is gorgeous, subtle pearl (not bling bling glittery) very classy. I love the bowl lift feature as I don't have to pull it forward on the counter top to tilt the top back for the 6 qt glass bowl.

GOOD -The large 6 qt glass lift bowl is heavy and substantial (not a criticism). The motor is quiet even on the highest setting.

GOOD - I also have the spiralizer attachment, and the pasta roller and cutter attachments - i have used them all, and so far so good!

>>> NOW FOR THE BIG BUT < < <
The only beater/mixer blade and the only wire whisk available for this model are a frustration!
Come on Kitchenaid!

NOT GOOD - The beater blade only mixes the stuff in the middle of the bowl, and needs a babysitter to scrape the edges and bottom so that the bowl contents get thoroughly mixed. Turning off the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl is recommended so you don't destroy your spatula or your hand.

NOT GOOD - The 6 wire whisk doesn't get close to the sides so similar mixing issues arise (unless the contents are liquid).

Less expensive/smaller Kitchenaid models have wide 11 wire whisks that Whip it, whip it good!
Less expensive/smaller Kitchenaid models have a beater with a rubber spatula blade that scrapes the edges of the bowl for you, so you can cook like a professional. - Hey! BUT I BOUGHT THE 6500 PROFESSIONAL MODEL.

Kitchenaid - please make an 11 wire whisk and a rubber edge beater blade for your higher end 6500 PROFESSIONAL model. ASAP! When you have these that fit the F series bowl - please let me know.

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5.0

This is the best thing i got for Christmas!

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from Roseville, MI

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I severely injured my right wrist recently, had a partial rebuild of my left shoulder, combined with arthritis in both wrists, so mixing by hand and/or using my hand held 10 speed Kitchenmaid mixer became difficult. So my husband bought me the KMS6521XSR for Christmas. I couldn't be happier. This mixer is just amazing and so quiet! I am now looking at accessories that will make it even easier for me to bake and cook. I have never owned a Kitchenmaid stand mixer and now i will never be without one!

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5.0

Excellent Tool for Home Cooks

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from Seattle, WA

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Upgraded to the more powerful, larger capacity KitchenAid for my home baking and cooking. Machine is a delight to use for everything from bread dough to cookies to pasta. With more power, and the clear glass bowl, my mixing needs are more efficient and effective. A solid workhorse, my shiny red new mixer is a welcome addition to my kitchen.

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4.0

Much improved

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from Dayton, NV

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I've bought several in the past. There was period when the quality was less than desired. I think they've finally gotten back to "buy one for life."

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5.0

Great New Addition to my Kitchen

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from Spokane, Washington

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Received this as a gift for Christmas. I am in LOVE. I can do so much with it. I can make so many more cookies in this mixer than my old one. (Which was NOT a kitchenaid). And now I am excited to get my new attachments to try new and exciting things.

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1.0

Multiple issues

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from Santa Cruz, CA

Comments about KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Frosted Pearl Stand:

I received this mixer as a Christmas gift and I am sad to say that I haven't been able to use it at all. There are multiple issues:
1. The wire beater hits the glass bowl even on the highest setting (deal breaker)
2. I did not receive a flat beater in the box
3. The rubber gasket on the glass bowl shreds off when seating the bowl in place

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1.0

So Disappointed

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from Manteca, CA

Comments about KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Frosted Pearl Stand:

Passed our KitchenAid Mixer onto our newly married Son and Daughter in-law. So we went all out on the KitchenAid 6500 Artisan.

Instantly noticed having to scrape down the sides. When the wife finally mentioned this to me, we went to find out how to adjust the height. Maxed out the adjustment with really no difference in the action of the paddle blade. Still could not combine the ingredients.

Went the whole route of taking up KitchenAid on their offer to send a new bowl, even though we had our doubts that would fix the issue. We tried the replacement bowl that came and found there to be absolutely no difference.

Called KitchenAid back again and they agreed to send a replacement. We were hoping a different manufacturing batch might have resolved the issue. Today the new replacement mixer came and we fired it up again and found the same EXACT issue, the paddle is not close enough to the bottom of the bowl to gather up the ingredients to mix.

The mixer looks great, the DC motor is nice and quite... but it is even quitter never being used.

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2.0

Disappointed/Doesn't Scrape Bottom or Sides

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from Simi Valley, CA

Comments about KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Bowl-Lift Frosted Pearl Stand:

Like others who have reviewed the 6500, I love the huge glass bowl, the power, the quiet. Unfortunately, I am very unhappy about the blade not reaching the bottom or sides of the bowl, even when adjusted to the absolute max. I was so excited to receive this product, but I cannot stop and scrape this many times. We don't have a ton of money, so this was a super special holiday gift, and you can't imagine my disappointment and that of my husband, who so wanted to give me the mixer of my dreams. I used my old KitchenAid mixer happily for almost 20 years and was looking forward to passing it on to my daughter. I just wanted the bigger glass bowl, and now look at what has happened. I can't even imagine what a pain it's going to be to return this gigantic item (we bought it online). Please don't send me your blanket response. Please don't ask me to post my review elsewhere. You obviously have a design problem with this product.

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3.0

Needs a flex edge beater

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from Tulsa, OK

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I'm disappointed that there is not a flex edge beater available for this model...As others have stated, the paddle doesn't reach the sides or the bottom. Requires a lot of scraping durning mixing.

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