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Keeps on Working

bymomoften Apr 22, 2009
17 Helpfuls 18 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Does so much<br>Heavy Duty<br>Attachments<br>Keeps on working
Cons Weight (pro and con)<br>Price (you do get what you pay for)
Recommended it? Yes

I have owned the Kitchenaid Heavy Duty mixer since 1993, I believe that is the correct year.  I got it for a Christmas gift from my husband at a time in our lives when I have no idea how he afforded to buy it.  Anyway, it is the one item I would not want to live without.  I have a large family (7... Read full review »


this is the mixer to get

byikooked Feb 27, 2009
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Heavy duty easy to clean
Cons If you don't use it all the time your gonna have problems
Recommended it? Yes

Ok kitchenaid has a newer designed mixers which are not built like this, they have a cheep bowl and not a sturdy lift making it not good for heavy doughs such as pasta. the bowl will flex and pop out. This mixer has one plastic gear that is hard to break, if you get something jammed in there like... Read full review »


At Last....!

bysmiletech1969 Nov 4, 2007
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Truly a durable and trouble free piece of equipment.
Cons Missing attachments. Speed control tops-out at '9', rather than '10'.
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased a K5SS stand mixer at an estate sale recently, and I'm thrilled with all of the positive reviews of this particular model. For years, I've yearned for an Artisan, but never did enough baking to deem it a worthwhile purchase. When I saw this mixer and had the chance to nab it for $50, I... Read full review »


I'm Switching Sides

bymikocrippen Jul 31, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great attachments. Looks professional.
Cons Heavy but not heavy-duty.
Recommended it? No

I grew up in a KitchenAid home, so when I received this mixer as a wedding gift, I was ecstatic, even though my husband's family were quite loud in expressing their opinions that Bosch mixers are much better.

Not long after I received my mixer, my mother's (which she had owned since I can... Read full review »


KitchenAid--I'm sold!

byehusk Apr 13, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use, handles large quantities well, and easy to clean.
Cons It does require a rather large "footprint" on one's kitchen counter.
Recommended it? Yes

I used an older Kitchenaid mixer when I prepared dinners for 150 people. I have a K-Tec in whose performance I am very disappointed. For my birthday last year my children gave me a KitchenAid 325 Watts K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial Stand Mixer which was purchased off Ebay at a greatly reduced price... Read full review »


wonderful and powerful mixer

bylinamonster Mar 12, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy to use design, very durable and reliable
Cons heavy, whisk attachment had discoloration after dishwashing
Recommended it? Yes

I got this kitchenaid mixer 3 years ago. It is one of the best mixers I have ever used. It is still going strong after 3 years of abuse. I can use it all day during my christmas baking season.

The mixer came with stainless steel bowl, three different mixing tools, and a splash guard. I... Read full review »


Beats the heck out of hand mixers!

bycharlieasu Mar 8, 2007
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros You'll continue to be amazed at what it can do!
Cons That the mixer doesn't already come with the shield and bowl lids.
Recommended it? Yes

I received this mixer as a gift for an anniversary. My mother had the same type of mixer, a similar model having the same transmission, and said she wouldn't have anything else. We have all battled with cookie batters that were far too heavy for hand mixers and even the standard Artisan stand mixer... Read full review »


Love this mixer!

bylahdedah Dec 30, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Can be left alone to work on its own.
Cons The con is also a pro i.e. heavy.
Recommended it? Yes

I don't use it often but when I need it, it performs! My mother's roll recipe is just horrendous to make without this wonderful gadget. Sure saves my aching arms in kneading dough. Use a hand-held for whipping small amounts of cream. Read full review »


What an amazing gift!

bydonnabass Dec 30, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy clean up, rugged design, I will pass this on to my kids
Cons the white seems to keep the aluminum scuffs from the bowl.
Recommended it? Yes

Christmas was amazing and the new year will be filled with baked goods. I had been wanting one of these mixers for years and it is well worth the wait. I have already made breads and baked puddings. Clean up is a breeze! Bread baking is so easy now. Fabulous!!! Read full review »



bykbolton72 Nov 26, 2006
31 Helpfuls 32 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast, time saving, beautiful, and has it all. Luxury at it's best!
Cons Expensive. Heavy.
Recommended it? Yes

If I only had four arms...I could keep up with the Christmas cookie bake off for all of my loved ones, I could whip up batches of homemade muffins and eggs florentine like a pro! Or maybe, my new expensive baby by KitchenAid will put me at the top of the cookie baker list!! Now, if only I had my... Read full review »



bybenjamindavis Nov 12, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use. Cleanup is a snap! Powerful and not bogged down by heavy doughs!
Cons Extremely heavy and quite a space hog.
Recommended it? Yes

I love this mixer. I've wanted a KitchenAid mixer for several years now, but the price was always seemingly out of my budget. Every year, however, found me buying another mixer (or two) as they eventually would burn out with any heavy doughs. Since I make lots of holiday cookies, this was always a... Read full review »


Major time saver mixer!

byashleejo Sep 28, 2006
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It lets you keep your hands free for other things while it mixes!
Cons It's very heavy and large...but what good mixer isn't?
Recommended it? Yes

I Recently purchased this KitchenAid heavy duty mixer. I'm very excited to have it! I do cake decorating on the side of my full time job (as a mother and wife), and the mixer really cut down on the time I spend on making frosting for my cakes. Some recipes require beating for 7 to 10 minutes and it... Read full review »


A Workhorse of a Mixer

bytootsdonovan Mar 2, 2006
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros A powerhouse of a mixer. Makes light work of many tasks.
Cons Only comes in white. Not easy to move.
Recommended it? Yes

Got this mixer for a wedding gift. Always wanted one. Back then, I coveted my Grammie's 60 year old Sunbeam bowl mixer (which still works to this day!) So, I was thrilled to finally get one of my own. However, unless you're a regular baker (and I wasn't) you may not have much use for such a... Read full review »


Wow!! This Machine is Still Made Like it Used To Be!! It's Still Reliable!!!

bydaquan Feb 12, 2006
46 Helpfuls 47 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros All-metal construction. Heavy duty transmission and planetary mixing action.
Cons Wire whisk not dishwasher safe. Very heavy. Not a mixer to be carried a lot!!
Recommended it? Yes


At first, I wasn't going to buy another KitchenAid mixer.
I was thinking about buying the Electrolux. But then I thought I'd try this one out first. Also, the Electrolux has an 8-qt. bowl, which qualifies it to make up to about 20lbs. of dough, and I'd... Read full review »


Magic Mixer

bymcgrooter Dec 9, 2005
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Durable, powerful, easy to clean, looks good
Cons Not ideal for small quantities
Recommended it? Yes

We've had ours now for seven years and couldn't say enough about it. Ours is the stainless finish and I love the way it looks on the counter (no need to put it up after each use). It isn't intended for use with very small quantities, but for everything else does great. I make a lot of cheesecakes... Read full review »



bysumsay Nov 11, 2005
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Looks good, Name recognition
Cons Crappy Customer service, warranty, plastic gear, broke after little use
Recommended it? No

I purchased this for my wife just under 2 years ago since she and my mother in law love to make holiday cookies. It worked flawlessly for the dozen or so times that it was used over the past 2 years. Then my wife pulled it out to make a cake and the thing wouldn't even turn making all kinds of... Read full review »


A Powerful Addition

byPoddytat Oct 22, 2005
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Durable, powerful, versatile
Cons Weight, price of attachments
Recommended it? Yes

I received my KitchenAid as a wedding gift six years ago. I have used this mixer for everything from egg whites to bread dough and it has performed like a champion.

The orbital mixing action ensures a consistent and thorough mix of ingredients. Do make sure that you turn the mixer off... Read full review »


The Kitchen Aid K5SS is the ultimate stand mixer

bypvr8 May 6, 2005
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Solid construction, powerful motor, durable, easy to operate, timeless design
Cons Large, difficult to move
Recommended it? Yes

This review was published earlier and it was mistakenly put under another model's number.
This mixer has been around for quite awhile, and with good reason. It's strong and durable. I bought this mixer because of a family member's recommendation. My older sister started her own business as a... Read full review »



bygrangecupcake Apr 1, 2005
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Liked all the attachments
Cons Does not hold up, and for the money should work for longer than one year!
Recommended it? No

I had an older kitchenaid mixer that is still running but I wanted a new professional one. After only 1 year the motor is completely stripped and I only used this mixer approximately once a week. My son bought one of the smaller models and has since been through 3 of three in less than a year. He... Read full review »


KitchenAid K5SS mixer: the good and the bad

bylimona Dec 23, 2004
19 Helpfuls 20 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros heavy duty, good for bread dough, easy to clean
Cons bad with small quantities, sometimes hard to snap bowl into place.
Recommended it? Yes

I inherited the KitchenAid K5SS 5-quart stand mixer when I got married two years ago. My husband had owned the mixer for approximately three years before we married, and he used it primarily to make pizza dough and cupcakes from a box.

I will admit I was not particularly thrilled to... Read full review »

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