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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

Matthew
Updated 24 December 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, toasters and coffee grinders.

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 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 $49 for the KHM512 which has 5 speed level, a bowl capacity of §L and a power of 170W and go up to $990 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 $499.

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%
574 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
83%
83%
3,117 reviews
#3
Philips
Netherlands
80%
80%
3 reviews
#4
Germany
78%
78%
488 reviews
#5
Black & Decker
75%
75%
58 reviews
#6
Braun
73%
73%
86 reviews
#7
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
73%
73%
412 reviews
#8
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
21 reviews
#9
Brentwood
65%
65%
2 reviews
#10
Krups
Germany
64%
64%
3 reviews
#11
Smeg
Italy
64%
64%
67 reviews
#12
Zelmer
63%
63%
1 review
#13
Nesco
62%
62%
0 reviews
#14
Cuisinart
62%
62%
0 reviews
#15
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
61%
61%
0 reviews
#16
BergHOFF
58%
58%
0 reviews
#17
Hamilton Beach
57%
57%
0 reviews
#18
Brentwood Appliances
57%
57%
0 reviews
#19
Clatronic
53%
53%
3 reviews
#20
Oster
52%
52%
0 reviews
#21
Grundig
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews
#22
WMF
52%
52%
3 reviews
#23
JATA
52%
52%
0 reviews
#24
TriStar
51%
51%
0 reviews
#25
G3 Ferrari
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
All mixer Brands
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 90%.

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

KitchenAid have a number of great features including splash guard and 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
Average Price
$188
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $999
Price Distribution of All Mixers
No. Of Mixers
Average Price
$499
$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
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
KitchenAid logo

User Reviews

5 stars
902
4 stars
201
3 stars
53
2 stars
23
1 star
50

Over 100% of expert reviews and 90% 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 Bosch Smeg KitchenAid Swan
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
1 review
89%
4 reviews
77%
1 review
tek.no logo
75%
2 reviews
dinside.no/data logo
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
80%
1 review
pricerunner.dk logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
68%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
DigitalReviews.net logo
plusxaward.de logo
Average
69%
9 reviews
94%
5 reviews
84%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Mixers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a KitchenAid mixer. The table below compares the number of awards received by KitchenAid to other popular mixer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

KitchenAid has won 1 award for its mixers.

Compare all award winning mixers

Number of Awards Kenwood Bosch Smeg KitchenAid Swan
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
DigitalReviews.net logo
1
dinside.no/data logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
pricerunner.dk logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
5
1
2
1

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?

We checked over 6,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid mixers. over 100 of these reviews 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

I have a white 1995 KitchenAid stand mixer that is well built where the bowl was made in Korea
Amazon
A very robust
johnlewis.com
Very sturdy
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

destroyed a cake mix with some grayish
Amazon
Worth the little extra cost to get the heavy duty motor
Bestbuy.com
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.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 splash guard and Direct Drive Technology.

KitchenAid Splash Guard

KitchenAid mixers that feature splash guard include the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 ($299).

KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology

KitchenAid mixers that feature Direct Drive Technology include the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 ($299).

What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid 5KHM9212E

$149.95
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KitchenAid 5KHM9212E
85W
9
SPEED LEVELS

At only $149.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the KitchenAid 5KHM9212E makes a great budget choice.

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

A fully featured and award winning 85W hand mixer mixer, with a reasonable price. Customers report that it has brilliant features and it's really easy to use, and well-built.

97
Reviews
75 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that KitchenAid 5KHM9212E has superb expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this mixer to others.

pricerunner.dk Best in Test
Review Kitchenaid 5KHM9212 5KHM9212EER Handrührer, Kunststoff, Rot, Edelstahl
Review Kitchenaid 5KHM9212 5KHM9212EER Handrührer, Kunststoff, Rot, Edelstahl

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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 Splash Guard
KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology
What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

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