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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

Matthew
Updated 20 June 2020
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should you buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid is one of the most popular mixer brands as well as being well known for its blenders, coffee grinders and toasters.

We've collated all the key information on KitchenAid mixers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 5,900 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on 530+ mixers to impartially compare each mixer brand.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular mixers. Their mixers start at $32 for the KHM512 which has 5 speed level, a bowl capacity of §L and a power of 170W and go up to $1,092 for the 5KSM125 which has 10 speed level, a bowl capacity of 4.8L and a power of 300W. The average price of a new KitchenAid mixer is $440.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular mixers.

Is KitchenAid the Best Mixer Brand?

So are KitchenAid mixers any good? We give every mixer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all mixers we are able to impartially rank all the mixer brands.

KitchenAid is ranked the No. 1 best mixer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that KitchenAid is the actually best mixer brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
1,272 reviews
#2
Philips
Netherlands
86%
86%
2 reviews
#3
Germany
85%
85%
186 reviews
#4
United Kingdom
76%
76%
3,182 reviews
#5
Braun
75%
75%
57 reviews
#6
Smeg
Italy
74%
74%
67 reviews
#7
Cuisinart
70%
70%
0 reviews
#8
Black & Decker
66%
66%
58 reviews
#9
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
66%
66%
412 reviews
#10
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
13 reviews
#11
Zelmer
63%
63%
1 review
#12
Hamilton Beach
62%
62%
0 reviews
#13
Nesco
61%
61%
0 reviews
#14
TriStar
60%
60%
0 reviews
#15
Brentwood
60%
60%
2 reviews
#16
BergHOFF
58%
58%
0 reviews
#17
WMF
58%
58%
0 reviews
#18
Brentwood Appliances
58%
58%
0 reviews
#19
Sabichi
55%
55%
0 reviews
#20
Oster
53%
53%
0 reviews
#21
Clatronic
53%
53%
1 review
#22
JATA
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how KitchenAid mixers compare to the other mixer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All mixer Brands
KitchenAid Mixers

There's a wide selection of KitchenAid mixers available compared to other mixer brands, with 9 KitchenAid mixers currently on the market in the US. KitchenAid also have better reviews than the typical mixer brand, with the average rating of a KitchenAid mixer being 89%.

The average review score for a KitchenAid mixer is 89%.

KitchenAid have a number of great features including Direct Drive Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

However KitchenAid mixers tend to be more expensive than most other mixer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of KitchenAid mixer is $20 (based on a person typically using a mixer for 1 hour per week), which makes them less efficient than most other mixer brands.

No. Of Mixers
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,099
Price Distribution of All Mixers
No. Of Mixers
Average Price
$440
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
Price Distribution of KitchenAid Mixers

What Do the KitchenAid Mixer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every KitchenAid mixer to work out the average distribution of reviews for KitchenAid and then compared this to the other mixer brands.

KitchenAid logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
KitchenAid logo

User Reviews

5 stars
483
4 stars
65
3 stars
22
2 stars
12
1 star
38

Over 100% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for KitchenAid mixers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 91% respectively across all Mixer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to KitchenAid mixers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other mixer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Kenwood Smeg Bosch KitchenAid Swan
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
1 review
87%
2 reviews
dinside.no/data logo
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
80%
1 review
smartson.se logo
68%
1 review
tek.no logo
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
plusxaward.de logo
Average
74%
4 reviews
84%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Mixers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for KitchenAid mixers. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular mixer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning mixers

Number of Awards Kenwood Smeg Bosch KitchenAid Swan
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
dinside.no/data logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
4
2
1

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?

We checked over 5,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid mixers. over 110 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of KitchenAid mixer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% of reviewers think KitchenAid mixers are reliable.

So, most people think that KitchenAid mixers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for KitchenAid mixers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The build quality is great
johnlewis.com
This machine is durable
Bestbuy.com
The product is sturdy unlike it cheaper brands coupled with multiple speed settings which enhances your cooking experience
ao.com
sturdy stainless steel
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Please keep an eye on this mixer till you truly feel you broke this in to where you feel safe enough walk away from
Amazon
Worth the little extra cost to get the heavy duty motor
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On KitchenAid Mixers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of KitchenAid mixers that set them apart from the competition. These include Direct Drive Technology.

KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology

KitchenAid mixers that feature Direct Drive Technology include the KitchenAid 5KSM125 ($1,135).

KitchenAid Easy To Clean

'Easy To Clean' denotes whether the mixer has been designed for easy cleaning.

KitchenAid mixers that are Easy To Clean include the KitchenAid 5KSM125 ($1,135).

What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid 5KHM9212EER

$149.95
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85W
9
SPEED LEVELS

At only $149.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the KitchenAid 5KHM9212EER makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Nine speed levels
Dough hooks
Beaters
Whisk
Safety lock

A classic and fully featured 85W hand mixer mixer, with a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this mixer has brilliant features and it's really easy to use, and well-built.

96
Reviews
74 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that KitchenAid 5KHM9212EER has marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this mixer to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 5KHM9212EER in the US is $149.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?
Is KitchenAid the Best Mixer Brand?
What Do the KitchenAid Mixer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Mixers Received?
How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?
Features to Look Out For On KitchenAid Mixers
KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology
KitchenAid Easy To Clean
What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

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