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 5 out of 5 by Luckymoose Great
I was skeptical about this because I had purchased one in the past and it was a lemon. I finally just threw it away. I purchased this with trepidation but was not disappointed. It does what it says it will do and with a lot of power. I have purchased the grain grinder and it works beautifully except it does not grind as fine a flour as I would like. I have to put the grain through twice but it is usable and I can make excellent bread. The machine itself is not a disappointment and I would recommend it to anyone. For some reason the dough hook does not mix the dough as well as the bread machine so I use the bread machine to knead then move it to a pan. The flat beater is excellent although I did purchase one with the rubber sides to scrap the bowl while mixing. I highly recommend doing that. The wire whisk is wonderful for mixing whipped cream or a sugar and butter mixture.
February 4, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Upstate Baker Not as easy to use as the smaller kitchen aid
I bought this when our old Kitchen Aid kicked the bucket. The old one was a beast. It lasted a long, long time. The only knock was that the bowl was too small. I read all about the various models. According to the info I read, the new version of the tilt mixers are made with plastic 'guts.' Since I want it to last, I ponied up the extra $ for the bigger bowl and the metal motor. The problem is the 'Lift' vs. the 'tilt.' The tilt version is so much easier to use. With the lift, it's harder to add ingredients from a measuring cup, it's harder to get the beater off, you can't remove the bowl without removing the beater first.....and you have to drop the beater into the batter or dough, then clean it all off once you've removed the bowl. If I knew what a hassle the lift was going to be, I would've bought the smaller 'tilt' version.
February 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jessica, Mom of 3 My favorite kitchen appliance!
I have a lot of appliances in my kitchen, but this one gets the most use by far. I have three kids under 6, so the mixer frees up my hands while cooking so I can multi-task. While my pizza dough is kneading, I can prep the topping and the sauce. I can cut pieces of pie while my cream is whipping. Small things like that make a big difference. I also have a TON more confidence with baking. Before when I used a hand mixer or just a spoon, nothing seemed to turn out right. With the mixer, my batters are coming out perfect. I especially love the recipes in the book that came with the mixer, they are easy to follow and give me ideas of ways to take advantage of the mixer.
February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam the sausage maker First time try, sausage like a pro.
I never had a mixer like this one. Lately I have seen a couple cooking shows on making sausage. This was one of the main reasons for purchasing this mixer. The meat grinder hooks up and works very well. After grinding you have to mix in an egg and seasonings. The flat blade mixer attachment just ripped through that ground pork as easily as if it were pancake batter. Watch your speed Kacey Jones or you will have a big wad if ground meat in your face. Next I will have to try the sausage casing stuffer to make real sausage links. Now I will learn to make dough for some nice sandwich buns for my sausages.
February 4, 2016