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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

Updated 27 September 2019 by Matthew
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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 6,300 user and expert reviews and 4 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 $18 for the KHM512 which has 5 speed level, a bowl capacity of §L and a power of 170W and go up to $750 for the KSMC895DP which has 10 speed level, a bowl capacity of 9L and a power of 500W. The average price of a new KitchenAid mixer is $310.

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. 2 best mixer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that KitchenAid is the 2nd best mixer brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
184 reviews
#2
94%
94%
1,309 reviews
#3
United Kingdom
94%
94%
2,924 reviews
#4
Philips
Netherlands
82%
82%
1 review
#5
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
81%
81%
25 reviews
#6
Black & Decker
80%
80%
58 reviews
#7
Smeg
Italy
79%
79%
65 reviews
#8
Applica
69%
69%
26 reviews
#9
Cuisinart
69%
69%
0 reviews
#10
Krups
Germany
66%
66%
3 reviews
#11
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
65%
65%
412 reviews
#12
Brentwood
65%
65%
2 reviews
#13
Swan
65%
65%
197 reviews
#14
Braun
65%
65%
57 reviews
#15
Bodum
65%
65%
12 reviews
#16
Zelmer
63%
63%
1 review
#17
Sunbeam
62%
62%
157 reviews
#18
Brentwood Appliances
60%
60%
0 reviews
#19
Grundig
Germany
60%
60%
0 reviews
#20
Nesco
60%
60%
0 reviews
#21
Elgento
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
Clatronic
54%
54%
0 reviews
#23
Oster
53%
53%
0 reviews
#24
Hamilton Beach
52%
52%
0 reviews
#25
JATA
52%
52%
0 reviews
#26
BergHOFF
51%
51%
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
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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 91%.

The average review score for a KitchenAid mixer is 91%.

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
Average Price
$128
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $399
Price Distribution of All Mixers
No. Of Mixers
Average Price
$310
$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
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
KitchenAid logo

User Reviews

5 stars
993
4 stars
195
3 stars
51
2 stars
21
1 star
44

Over 100% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for KitchenAid mixers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 92% respectively across all Mixer brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Bosch Kenwood Morphy Richards Smeg Tower KitchenAid
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
92%
1 review
85%
1 review
82%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
80%
1 review
smartson.se logo
68%
1 review
plusxaward.de logo
Average
96%
2 reviews
51%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
82%
1 review
80%
1 review

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 given to 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 Bosch Kenwood Morphy Richards Smeg Tower KitchenAid
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
Total
1
1
1
1

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?

We checked over 6,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid mixers. 90+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of KitchenAid mixer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

76% 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

It is a solid sturdy food mixer
johnlewis.com
This is a very well made product
Bestbuy.com
The product is sturdy unlike it cheaper brands coupled with multiple speed settings which enhances your cooking experience
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

destroyed a cake mix with some grayish
Amazon
it wasn't heavy duty enough for the bread I was making so I needed something bigger
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid Professional 600

$299.00
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575W
5.7L
CAPACITY
10
SPEED LEVELS

A great mid range choice, priced at $299 is the KitchenAid Professional 600, which has a Kagoo Score of 86.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (5.7L)
10 speed levels
Dough hooks
Beaters
Whisk

A fully featured and breathtakingly highly rated 575W stand mixer mixer, with a reasonable price and bowl capacity. Owners report that this mixer isvery good-looking and easy to use but heavy, and bulky.

95
Reviews
435 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that KitchenAid Professional 600 has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this mixer to others.

Kitchenaid Professional 600 stand mixer review
Kitchenaid Professional 600 stand mixer review
KitchenAid Professional 600 Review and Demo
KitchenAid Professional 600 Review and Demo
KitchenAid 6 Qt Professional 600 Review
KitchenAid 6 Qt Professional 600 Review
?  How To Use Kitchenaid Professional 600 KP26M1XNP Review
? How To Use Kitchenaid Professional 600 KP26M1XNP Review
?  Kitchenaid Professional 600 KP26M1XNP Review
? Kitchenaid Professional 600 KP26M1XNP Review
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer review
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer review
KitchenAid KP26M1XER 6 Qt  Professional 600 Series Review
KitchenAid KP26M1XER 6 Qt Professional 600 Series Review
Reviews KitchenAid KP26M1XNP5 Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer
Reviews KitchenAid KP26M1XNP5 Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer Unboxing - Empire Red KP26M1XER
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer Unboxing - Empire Red KP26M1XER
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer review
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer review
Kitchen Aid Professional 600 MIXER unboxing
Kitchen Aid Professional 600 MIXER unboxing

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What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid KHM512IC

$35.00
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170W
5
SPEED LEVELS

At only $35 and with a Kagoo Score of 90 the KitchenAid KHM512IC makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Whisk
Beaters
Dishwasher proof accessories

The highest scoring mixer under $50, with a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this mixer isreally easy to use and good-looking, and quiet.

98
Reviews
671 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Very Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that KitchenAid KHM512IC has terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this mixer to others.

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Find the best KitchenAid mixer for you by checking our complete list of over 62 mixers
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?
What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Mixer?
What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

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