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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

Updated 27 December 2019 by Matthew
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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 5,600 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 $29 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 $333.

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%
1,283 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
93%
93%
2,912 reviews
#3
Germany
91%
91%
184 reviews
#4
Philips
Netherlands
87%
87%
2 reviews
#5
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
83%
83%
26 reviews
#6
Smeg
Italy
79%
79%
66 reviews
#7
Black & Decker
76%
76%
58 reviews
#8
Cuisinart
69%
69%
0 reviews
#9
Brentwood
66%
66%
2 reviews
#10
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
66%
66%
412 reviews
#11
WMF
65%
65%
0 reviews
#12
Braun
65%
65%
57 reviews
#13
Krups
Germany
65%
65%
3 reviews
#14
Zelmer
64%
64%
1 review
#15
Applica
63%
63%
26 reviews
#16
Nesco
59%
59%
0 reviews
#17
Hamilton Beach
58%
58%
0 reviews
#18
BergHOFF
58%
58%
0 reviews
#19
Elgento
54%
54%
0 reviews
#20
Oster
52%
52%
0 reviews
#21
Grundig
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews
#22
TriStar
52%
52%
0 reviews
#23
Clatronic
51%
51%
0 reviews
#24
JATA
51%
51%
0 reviews
#25
Brentwood Appliances
50%
50%
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 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
$130
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $549
Price Distribution of All Mixers
No. Of Mixers
Average Price
$333
$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
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
KitchenAid logo

User Reviews

5 stars
972
4 stars
212
3 stars
56
2 stars
20
1 star
39
KitchenAid has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its mixers than most other mixer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for KitchenAid mixers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 92% 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 Kenwood Smeg KitchenAid Bosch Morphy Richards
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
1 review
92%
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
63%
3 reviews
90%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
96%
2 reviews
90%
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 Kenwood Smeg KitchenAid Bosch Morphy Richards
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
2
2
1
1

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?

We checked over 5,600 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid mixers. 120+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of KitchenAid mixer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% 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

This excuse for a fine product is just a relic of better built days
Amazon
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
This is a sturdy
Bestbuy.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
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid KHM512AQ

$24.99
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KitchenAid KHM512AQ
170W
5
SPEED LEVELS

At only $24.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 90 the KitchenAid KHM512AQ makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
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The top rated mixer under $50. Our review analysis indicates that it has a powerful motor and it's very easy to use, and quiet.

90
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Quite Popular
90
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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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?
What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

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