Rated 5 out of 5 by ACANNON99 The best piece of kitchen equipment I own.
This mixer is the best appliance I have ever bought. I use it practically everyday., It handles the biggest jobs I can throw at it - including quadrupling cookie dough recipes for Christmas. I love that you can add attachments to it - and love the sausage stuffer attachment the most.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kris Love this
I love my kitchenaid mixer it helps me every day! My kids love cooking with me and they already know how to use it.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug KitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6 Quart mixer
I love these mixers. My mom had one of the small mixers and used it to mix batters and frostings for wedding cakes, etc. She passed away in 1993 after several years with cancer, and my sister gave me the beater. First time I tried to use it, it started smoking. So I retired it and bought a 6-quart KitchenAid to replace it. That's how I know how old my first 6-quart mixer was. So, it lasted from 1993 to 2015. Very good for something with a one-year warranty. About 2012, the power head loosened up a bit -- annoying, but not really a problem. I tightened the bolts, a bit of a trick, and kept using it. Finally in 2015 I replaced that one with this beautiful red mixer. I'm keeping the bowl and beaters from the 1993 mixer so I have a double set. I love the power in this 600 mixer. In 2012, I made a wedding cake for my daughter and son-in-law. He's from the UK, and they wanted fruitcake. This beater did most of the work, but for the last mixings, I had to do it by hand with wooden spoons.
February 5, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Randy DO NOT BUY THIS MIXER - IT HAS A MAJOR FLAW
I bought this mixer and eagerly awaited its arrival. When it did, I decided to celebrate by making some bread. Wow was I disappointed the mixer did not scrape the sides or bottom. I attempted to adjust per instructions in the package and on the internet, but it has very limited adjustments and I was not able to adjust enough to make it work properly. I took it back and tried 2 additional Professional 600 mixers - both had the same problem. I finally tried a KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Tilt Head Mixer. It had the same problem, but it has a lot more flexibility when it comes to adjustments and I was able to adjust it to the proper level. I will try to make bread tomorrow and hopefully it will work much better. One note, I did not try the 600 Series mixer with a metal bowl as I wanted a glass bowl. It may be that the glass bowl for this mixer is not made to the proper specifications. KitchenAid should investigate this issue as it seems to be systemic to the 600 Series with a Glass Bowl.
December 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Isla Amantea Not sure how I feel about it
I've always had a standard sized mixer, and I'm having a hard time getting used to this one. The splash guard doesn't stay on, the screw to adjust the bowl height won't turn, the bowl is hard to access when I need to scrape down the sides, and I feel like the beater doesn't reach a wide enough circumference to mix things properly. I will try to make a few more things in the mixer to see if I just need to get accustomed to a different model than what I am used to, but at this point I'm not happy with my purchase. Also the beaters don't seem to be of the same quality as older models.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary the Baker Excellent Upgrade
I purchased this 6 qt model to replace a 25+ year old 5 qt model. I have been very happy with KitchenAid but I wanted the larger capacity and increased power (and a shiny new toy). In my first week I tested all functions - made an Angel Food Cake to whip egg whites, 6 dozen Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies, and Focaccia; all came out fine. If you are a regular baker I would recommend that you add a second bowl, the paddle with the scraper, and if you do a lot of meringue the 11 wire whip.
May 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Home Baker Worried
I got this 6 quart mixer because my other, older Kitchen Aid, was too small for making large loaves of bread. I spoke with a representative and was told this one would do the job and that it had a more powerful motor. I worry because the motor runs hot, quickly. I'm not sure it's built to last. My other mixer is over 20 years old and I've never had a problem. I'm not sure this will last a year.
May 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Baker THE BEST PURCHASE EVER
Have looking at purchasing a Kitchen Aid mixer for a while. Finally the price was right . Have not been disappointed. Easy to handle. Use to have a 750 Watt mixer which was very loud. This one is only 625 and purrs like a kitten. Make lots of pickings, breads, potatoes, cake mixes. Am now looking to purchase attachments for it.
May 20, 2016