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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

Updated 12 July 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 it's blenders, coffee grinders and toasters.

We've collated all the key information on KitchenAid mixers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 5,200 user and expert reviews and 4 awards from hundreds of different review sites on 520+ mixers to impartially compare each mixer brand.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular mixers. Their mixers start at $25 for the KHM512 which has 5 speed level, a bowl capacity of §L and a power of 170W and go up to $749 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
United Kingdom
95%
95%
2,581 reviews
#2
94%
94%
642 reviews
#3
Germany
86%
86%
179 reviews
#4
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
78%
78%
25 reviews
#5
Smeg
Italy
74%
74%
65 reviews
#6
Philips
Netherlands
73%
73%
1 review
#7
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
72%
72%
412 reviews
#8
Swan
72%
72%
197 reviews
#9
Zelmer
71%
71%
1 review
#10
Bodum
69%
69%
14 reviews
#11
Applica
69%
69%
26 reviews
#12
Cuisinart
68%
68%
0 reviews
#13
Black & Decker
67%
67%
58 reviews
#14
Krups
Germany
65%
65%
3 reviews
#15
Brentwood
65%
65%
2 reviews
#16
Braun
64%
64%
57 reviews
#17
Sunbeam
61%
61%
157 reviews
#18
Nesco
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
Brentwood Appliances
60%
60%
0 reviews
#20
Elgento
58%
58%
0 reviews
#21
BergHOFF
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Hamilton Beach
53%
53%
0 reviews
#23
Grundig
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews
#24
Oster
52%
52%
0 reviews
#25
JATA
51%
51%
0 reviews
#26
Dualit
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 10 KitchenAid mixers currently on the market in the United States. KitchenAid also have better reviews than the typical mixer brand, with the average rating of a KitchenAid mixer being 90%.

The average review score for a KitchenAid mixer is 90%.

KitchenAid have a number of great features including Direct Drive Technology, splash guard and Flex Edge Beater 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
Average Price
$141
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $799
Price Distribution of All Mixers
No. Of Mixers
Average Price
$310
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
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
496
4 stars
67
3 stars
24
2 stars
12
1 star
41

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.

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 Morphy Richards Smeg KitchenAid Kenwood
Trusted Reviews logo
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
92%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
80%
1 review
smartson.se logo
68%
1 review
plusxaward.de logo
Average
96%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
34%
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 Morphy Richards Smeg KitchenAid Kenwood
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
Total
1
1
1
1

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?

We checked over 5,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid mixers. 60+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 73% were positive. Therefore the majority of KitchenAid mixer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

73% 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

reputation - very well made
johnlewis.com
The product is sturdy unlike it cheaper brands coupled with multiple speed settings which enhances your cooking experience
ao.com
seem sturdy
Amazon
This is a sturdy
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

also because I like heavy duty stuff
Amazon
it wasn't heavy duty enough for the bread I was making so I needed something bigger
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, splash guard and Flex Edge Beater.

KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology

KitchenAid mixers that feature Direct Drive Technology include the KitchenAid 5KSM175 ($437).

KitchenAid Splash Guard

KitchenAid mixers that feature splash guard include the KitchenAid 5KSM175 ($437).

KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater

KitchenAid mixers that feature Flex Edge Beater include the KitchenAid 5KSM175 ($437).

What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid Professional 600

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575W
5.7L
CAPACITY
10
SPEED LEVELS

A great mid range choice, priced at $295 is the KitchenAid Professional 600, which has a Kagoo Score of 87.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (5.7L)
10 speed levels
Has a dough hooks
Has a beaters
Has a whisk

An excellently reviewed and fully featured 575W stand mixer mixer, with a gigantic 5.7L bowl capacity and a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this mixer is.

95
Reviews
444 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that KitchenAid Professional 600 has good expert reviews and great 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
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KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Stand Mixer review
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KitchenAid KP26M1XER 6 Qt  Professional 600 Series Review
KitchenAid KP26M1XER 6 Qt Professional 600 Series Review
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
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Kitchen Aid Professional 600 MIXER unboxing

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What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid KSM150 (Artisan)

$270.00
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325W
5.68L
CAPACITY
10
SPEED LEVELS

At only $270 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the KitchenAid KSM150 (Artisan) makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (5.68L)
10 speed levels
Has a whisk
Has a meat mincer
Has a beaters

A fully featured and good value for money 325W, 5.68L capacity mixer.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer 91010 reviewed by product expert - Appliances Online
KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 Stand Mixer 91010 reviewed by product expert - Appliances Online
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Find the best KitchenAid mixer for you by checking our complete list of over 60 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?
Features to Look Out For On KitchenAid Mixers
KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology
KitchenAid Splash Guard
KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater
What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Mixer?
What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

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