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 4, 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 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ruby DISAPPOINTED
I have this mixer for 5 years and used it onlly a few times and all I had is trouble with this machine.I wrote a letter to the company explaining what i've been going threw...anyway its my own fault I should have written the company years ago and tried to have problems resolved but i didn;t. I never had a mixer like this and didn;t know anyone that did so I was in the d dark and thought this is the way it is and I have to put up with it...I waited 20 years to buy a KitchenAide and will never buy another one. I had problems with it the first 6 months I had but I didn;t do anything about it so it's my fault...I used my old hand held mixer for the past 4 1/2 for the most part. I saved this mixer only when I wanted a double or triple batch of something, thats the only time I used it, and then I would get disgusted...
March 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Farm Hand Worked great....for 15 months
Bought in November 2014. I use it primarily for bread. I make 4 1-lb white/whole wheat mixed loaves twice a month. The mixer doesn't really appear to labor excessively as I knead on setting 1-2 for 5-6 minutes. That is about as much dough as I can do in the 6 qt bowl, even though the box says it can handle 8 1-lb loaves. In Dec 2015 it started making a slight grinding noise occasionally. Now, it is a loud grinding noise and the planetary gear frequently binds, so it is toast without an expensive repair. Very disappointed that it did not last longer, especially since I seem to be well within its stated capacity.
April 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Betty Great buy !!
I love this mixer. I was a reluctant to pay the price for it but it is well worth the cost. It's fast and powerful. Some of the recipes I have are dense, thick and heavy and this mixer handles them with no effort. It will be the last mixer I buy. The cost of all the other mixers I have purchased because of burnout is more than the cost of this mixer. I highly recommend it.
April 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Retired Grandma Very noisy and unable to handle small quantities
I bought this mixer 3 months ago. I had the Artisan model for over 15 years. The Artisan was a great workhorse. But I wanted a larger bowl and have the ability to mix double batches. I wish I still had my old Artisan, but I gave it to my daughter. I was told by a Kitchenaid rep that the 6 qt model is noisy because of all metal gears. I was also told that it is not good at mixing small quantities, because of the lift bowl. The lift bowl does not allow the beaters to get low enough into the bowl. The adjustable screw will only allow a small adjustment. So, I have been mixing whipped cream and anything else under a cup or so of liquid, with my hand mixer. I just don't feel it mixes with the same power as my artisan.
April 1, 2016