KitchenAid KMT222ER 2-Slice Toaster : Great toaster with all the basic features covered

This toaster works well, despite a couple of quirks. Sometimes the lever doesn’t catch when you push the toast down, and you need to wiggle it. Also, when putting toast in the toaster when cold, it comes out a little less done than if you toast when the toaster has recently been used.

I’m happy with this toaster so far. I like the progress bar and the beep when the toast is done. The only very minor irritation is that pushing the lever down a little forcefully can tip the toaster forward. I’ve had this toaster for 1. It continues to function without any problems.

KitchenAid KMT222ER 2-Slice Toaster with Manual High-Lift Lever and Digital Display – Empire Red

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  • Digital Display with Countdown Timer
  • Bagel, Defrost, Reheat, Toast/Cancel Buttons
  • All-Metal Construction
  • Under Base Cord Storage

It’s not quite wide enough for rye bread. You just need to angle in certain varieties of bread. That being said, i’ve always been happy with the quality and performance of kitchen aid products.

I really like this toaster, with one exception; toast does not rise high enough to simply pinch it with your fingers, so you usually have to pull the lever up a little bit to access the toast, but this is probably to keep the toast warm incase someone is not hovering around the toaster like a hawk ;).

High quality, but manufacturer must have chosen to use a slightly less-hot temperature for toasting because bread dries-out before becoming toast. I prefer a quick surface darkening with moisture left inside the toast. If anyone has seen different results from this same toaster, i would like to know about it.

KitchenAid KMT222ER 2-Slice Toaster with Manual High-Lift Lever and Digital Display – Empire Red : I have had this toaster for some time now (year) and it is still going strong. Browns the toast on both sides . Like the bagel and reheat setting. Would definitely recommend this versatile toaster. Love the pop of red color in my kitchen.

These days, according to objective reviews, like cook’s illustrated, virtually all toasters are mediocre at best, even the expensive ones — except possibly the conveyer-belt kind you see in diners, which they didn’t rate. That type isn’t practical for the home. The same heater-ribbon technology is used throughout the low end products (quartz elements in some high-end products), and it leads to unevenness in the toasting result. This kmt222ob was rated best in the lower cost range, and only one of the high cost examples rated a little higher, so unless you want to pay hundreds, it would be the one to get. Still, it toasts somewhat unevenly, especially one side compared to the other. But the controls are easy to use and understand. I believe we got what cook’s said we would get, so i’m not really disappointed.

Great value for the price paid. America’s test kitchen recommended this as a good buy and i agree. The toast is evenly toasted and does a great job with waffles. The affordable option for a great toaster.

I just got this toaster today, so i can’t speak to its durability, but my first impressions are very favorable. One thing i didn’t see in the other reviews here at amazon was any discussion of the heating elements employed. Were these quartz rods or the traditional glowing strips arrayed on mica board?the answer is that the elements on this toaster are high-grade strips — comparatively wide and thick — arrayed very neatly and consistently on the insulating boards for ‘even browning,’ according to the instructions. I confess i haven’t tried toasting regular bread or bagels yet — just toaster pastries — but the toaster seems to handle these very well. And though the pastry maker recommends using the lightest toaster setting, i think a 2 out of 7 here is preferable. Otherwise the toaster uses all-steel construction for the body, with plastic only on the base. The crumb tray slides out neatly with a press on its front. There is a cord wind under the base, and the cord is sturdy, with three prongs. When you push down the lever, guides automatically center the bread in each slot for even toasting. Then you see a countdown timer of individual led elements turn off one by one, until the toast pops up and a chime beeps to alert you.

It’s a nice looking toaster, and functions just fine, but the construction is a little flimsy. Every time i push the lever down, i’m afraid it’s going to break off or bend.

I bought this toaster because it matched the other red appliances that my wife has purchased. I never thought much about toasters. I discovered the cheap toasters really don’t toast as well. While i was satisfied to get a toaster with the right color, better control of the settings, and the ability to lift the slices higher when done rather than burning your fingers trying to retrieve smaller pieces of bread, i actually realized that there is such a thing as better toast. You don’t have to slightly burn the bread to get it crisper. I would definitely recommend this toaster and will be considering kitchen aid when replacing other home appliances.

I’m sorry for all the other people that got defective units. Makes great toast: nice and evenly toasted. Bagels come out perfect using the bagel function.

Easy to use, added features are nice.

First toaster i’ve had that really toasts evenly. I had another expensive toaster which gave up the ghost after only about 5 years use, so swore off buying anything expensive. Then i bought a cheap model at wallyworld – and it lasted maybe 6 months – never toasted worth a darn. (and we are talking about an older woman, no one else using the toaster – maybe 1x a day) so apparently the 3rd time is the charm – this was the best performance i’ve had so far and since i own other kitchenaid products (like um a 41 year old stand mixer) and swear by the brand. Crossing my fingers but so happy now. Amazing how life without a toaster, is just not good.

Works great and much better than previous brand name toasters. If your going to toast a lot in a row the first set will be darker than the latter toasted, solved by adding a little time.

We have a red kitchenaid mixer and wanted the toaster to match. We have had the toaster for three months now and have no complaints. The first time we used it we put the setting on 5 thinking that was medium, but that was too dark. Now we toast everything on 2. If you want the toast to pop up before it is does it on its own you just hit cancel. We went with the two slot, so it would take up less room on the counter and we didn’t use all four slots on our old cheap one. I would think the kitchenaid four slice would be just as good quality. Also it is pretty easy to clean and looks great.

I have always owned kitchenaid.

We’ve had this toaster for almost two years with moderate use (2 times a week). It’s a great toaster, especially with its wide slots. It’s got all the bases covered with handling re-heating, defrosting as well as toasting. Does a super job on bagels with special bagel setting. Has a high lifter to take out the toast without hitting the metal. It gives a nice bell sound when it’s finished. Easy and neat to clean with a simple pullout metal tray at the back base of the toaster. Has a cord wraparound to neatly contain extra cord length. Plus it’s simple clean lines make it easy to keep wipe and keep on the kitchen counter. Lcd tells you the status (though not the amount of actual time).

I’ll admit, i bought this because it matches my wife’s stand mixer, and she’s very proud of the red color in the kitchen. It looks very, very stylish. As a counter ornament, you won’t be disappointed. As a toaster, it’s not quite worth the money. For one thing, i mostly like english muffins, and the toast holders inside the unit tend to break off bits of muffin, which then get stuck inside the toaster and burn. More than once, i’ve had to wait for the unit to cool down, and then shake it upside down in order to remove some stuck bit of muffin. The crumb tray–a useful feature, i suspect, for anyone who does toast–is too narrow to allow these larger pieces to fall through, hence the need to play maraca with the toaster. The cord appears to be plenty long, as long as any toaster i’ve ever had, and the build quality is second-to-none. I haven’t tried it with bagels, and only once with toast. So maybe it’s just a problem with english muffins. That said, for the price, i’d expect more.

Even though my first one only lasted 3 years, i am glad i was able to still find the same model as it is built so nicely and i love the red color and the toasting qualities.

After a lot of research, i bought this toaster. The only thing i didn’t care for was that it beeps when the toast is ready. I have to admit that now that i have had the toaster for a while, i have grown to like the beep because it is easier to hear the beep than the toast popping up. Plus it is a kitchenaid, my last toaster was a kitchenaid and it lasted 18 years. I am hoping to break that record.

My only complaint is the lever doesn’t feel very sturdy. I feel like i need to be gentle as i push the lever down, but then slightly forceful to make sure it stays down.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender, Blender works great

Was so excited when i purchased my kitchen-aid blender, but was upset when it arrived as the ad did not disclosure what the power-cord was. When it arrived the power cord was for a different country when it was suggested on the ad that it would work. Am unable to use this blender now.

Of course i love my kitchenaid. I was excited to find the blender in cream. This cream matches the cream stand mixer. The only complaint i have is that if you’re using it to blend hot liquids, the rubber tops gives a little (due to the heat) and can create a bit of a mess. The solution is to make sure you hold down tightly on the top specifically including the plastic removable part. The blender has rubber feet, which are great, but maybe too great. I’ve had to really push/pull on the blender to get it to move because the feet have attached themselves to the counter. Overall, i love it and use it often.

Wow, this thing is made of real metal and glass. Just like the old days when things were made to last. I’m sure it will be a great product we will be able to use for years.

Key specs for KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Glass Blender Jar, Onyx Black:

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  • 48-ounce Blend and Serve Pitcher
  • 5 Speeds
  • Exceptional Blending System
  • Patented stainless steel blade is positioned on four different planes for fast, thorough blending.
  • Stay-Put Lid w/Ingredient Cup

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“I really like this product
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, Noisy but works like a champ!

I have all my small appliances in kitchen aid cobalt blue and assumed that if something broke, i would have to go to stainless. This is the same fabulous cobalt blue with a better lid and slightly squatter pitcher.

I have been using this blender now for almost a year. It is pretty noisy when it’s running, but it performs very well. I use mine mainly for pureeing soups and making smoothies. I find that it’s no problem to throw in frozen fruit with a little liquid; the blades handle the fruit easily. I generally don’t have to stop to redistribute things because the blender does a good job of circulating the contents so things are evenly processed. I am very happy with my blender, despite the loud motor.

We were looking to replace a worn out kitchen aid blender, but the new ones from kitchen aid all have a plastic blender jar. We chose this one because my wife insisted on a glass blender jar.

This was a replacment for an older version of the same blender. Its nice and strong, blends and liquifies ice for frappes. On our old one, the drive teeth got tired and finally broke. This one looks like it might last longer.

Kitchenaid 5 speed blender with glass blender jar, onyx black. This blender was exactly what i was looking for. I prefer glass blender jar instead plastic jar. I use it daily for fruit smoothies.

This is by far the best blender i have ever owned. The motor has so much power and the one-piece glass jar is exceptional. Its ability to crush ice and make blended drinks is unsurpassed by any other blender that i have used or owned. It also does a great job on food prep for other recipes and meals. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone.

Works perfectly, and i love that the blade comes out so i can clean it well. The only slight issue i’ve had is with the rubber ring that sits inside the blender around the blade, its very hard to clean by hand and already started smelling after two weeks of use. Food gets stuck in the small groove in the ring. I think i’ve gotten it clean enough to keep using but it was kind of a pain in the butt. Other than that i love this blender, it’s exactly what i wanted.

I really want to love this, but i just can’t for the following reasons. 1) while it does work better than most blenders, it doesn’t really crush ice as well as it claims. 2) i am not fond of the new construction of how the blade attaches to the bottom of the blender. It’s plastic, cheap, and a little wonky. Pros:1) the glass jar doesn’t hold favors or stain and is heavy duty. All and all i wish my old kitchenaid blender of 15 years didn’t finally break. I loved this blender and it is far superior to this newer style of the same sort of blender.

Look great i’m my kitchen.

I always want to buy this blender on blue to match my kitchen, when i got it. I was a litle disaponted because the lid of the jar was grey i was expecting all were blue when i called to the retailer and they said that it was not a mistake the lid was in correct color i did not notice that litle detail whr i did my order. Thats way i give four stars other than that blender is asome very strong motor i love it i would recomender if you don’t mind if the lid comes in a diferent color.

This blender worked ok for about a year. After that, it started to leak, the base did not sit securely while in use and the red plastic on the inside of the blender started to shred and contaminate the food/drink that was being blended. If you want a cheap blender to use for a few months then its ok. Otherwise, not a worthwhile purchase.

We have only used it a few times , but so far it works just fine. A little loud but not too bad.

I picked up this blender because my other one was leaking and pretty much on it’s way out. I make smoothies with frozen fruit and decided on this one. Every morning i’m able to throw the ingredients in and blend. It’s simple to take apart and clean in the dishwasher. I love my kitchen aid mixer and the blender works just as well :).

When our mustard yellow 70’s blender started to make horrible smells and sounds and leaking mysterious fluids, i was less than excited over the prospect of buying a new one. After all, it seems like they haven’t been able to make a blender that can crush ice since nixon was president. But the kitchenaid gets pretty close, only leaving a few pebbles of ice uncrushed in our smoothies. And, it’s such a lovely cobalt.

I purchased this blender a few weeks ago and absolutely love it. I saw some reviews indicating that it leaks, but haven’t experienced a single leak. Maybe they put the gasket in wrong. It definitely has a right side up. The motor is plenty powerful for making fruit smoothies and crushing ice.

Blender works well, but pitcher is hard to reattach to base after cleaning, washing pitcher with base attached does not always get it clean.

Very functional and cost effective.

After using the leaflet sometimes broke, maybe use it in bad way, the design is perfect and high quality.

My only problem is it leaks if you’re not careful on how you put the gasket in. The old blender i had from kitchenaid was really good. Never had a leaking problem. Otherwise i really like it as it has a glass bowl so it is more quite then the plastic bowl.

Would recommend to everyone looking for a well-made , hardworking appliancecrushes ice well, purees fruits well looks good in our kitchen.

Would recommend it to all my friends.

KitchenAid Pro 450 Series 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer – Gift for Daughter

I received this as a christmas gift last year from my sister. I had thought i would have to stop making cookies and bread because i have nerve damage and arthritis in my hands. I have so much trouble mixing dough by hand due to pain and stiffness. This has been a godsend for me as it mixes everything i need quicker than i ever could.

I have this mixer and have had it for at least a year now. It is so much better than the earlier models by kitchenaid. However, one word of warning, replacement parts are not easy to find and depending on what you order, they can run fairly expensive. I just need a replacement paddle because my kids misplaced mine and i can’t live without my mixer. Seriously, we are a big time cooking and baking family.

Molte volte quando acquisto in europa il prodotto mi viene recapitato in più giorni ma quasta macchina ci ha messo tre giorni e va molto bene un motore potente e tutta la garanzia di kitchen aid.

Just large enough for cooking for 8 and small enough for 4. Would recommend for the weekend cook or the baker in the family.

Next to my wife’s new droid phone that i got for her this mixer she just loves. Whatever makes her happy makes me happy. So if your wife wants one, buy it and see her happy. As for using it myself, that isn’t in my department. It proved to be a great mothers day and birthday gift.

Oh, i’ve wanted one of these for so long, and now that i have it i have to say it was totally worth the wait. Just looking at its snazzy hit of red on my counter makes me happy, but using it is even better.

  • Wonderful machine
  • Nothing but the best
  • I love it!!!

The mixer it’s self is great, but i have found an issue when it comes to replacing attachments. My flat beater was sent through the dishwasher, and is now unusable. I take full blame for that, but i have had no luck finding a replacement for it. I have ordered multiple different attachments advertised for my size of mixer, but none have fit it right.

Excellent product met all my expectations.

I wanted a kitchenaid mixer forever. This one was priced right and works like a charmthe lift bowl is a plus. I did mistakenly put the accessories in the dishwasher and had to purchase a new dough hook because it broke off.

So i’ve had this mixer for 4 1/2 years. I love the black, i like that it’s not a tilt-head, and that the bowl really locks into place. It’s perfect for anything we make. I typically do a lot of baking and it’s been amazing. My husband got the meat grinder attachment and the sausage stuffer, so we’ve ground our own meat and made sausage with it. About 2 years ago i got the pasta roller attachments, and it does greatthe only time i can see not using this mixer is when i upgrade to a bigger kitchenaid mixer.

I gave this to my daughter a year ago. It is still running great, no problems, and she loves it.

Features of KitchenAid Pro 450 Series 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, Empire Red

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  • 300-watt mixer with powerful direct-drive transmission and 10 speeds; 4-1/2-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl
  • All-metal construction with one-piece motor head for rugged durability and easy cleaning
  • Includes burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip
  • Available in Imperial Black and Empire Red
  • Measures approximately 16-1/2 inches high by 13-1/4 inches long by 10-1/2 inches wide

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I make all of our bread products and this machine has cut down my prep time. It was a bit hard to get used to the fact that it was not a tilt head but that is a small price to pay for how well this machine works.

Made my first cake and mixer was a dream to use. I don’t really know how to bake but i am looking forward to learning and think my new mixer will make the process easy.

I ve been working with kitchen aid at work and never had any problems with it so when i could buy my own i was so happy recomend only kitchen aid.

I was given this mixer as a gift from a friend who knows i love to bake. My holiday baking was made so much easier. I usually bake around twenty different cookies for the holidays, what a time saver this mixer was. It is so powerful and can handle double batches. It would be a great investment for your kitchen and will not disappoint you.

I don’t bake, but my wife and 13-year-old make up for my shortcomings. I actually thought about stepping up to a hobart industrial mixer because they abused the daylights out of our light and medium duty units, eventually stripping the gears or frying the motors. Thus far this has handled everything they’ve thrown at/in it, and handled it well. A little pricey, but it i hope it lasts another 20 years.

I have been reveiwing this item for some time based on fuctionality and price and this product exceeded my expectations.

300-watt mixer with powerful direct-drive transmission and 10 speeds; 4-1/2-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl

I don’t know why the red mixer is automatically $100 more than the white or chrome colored one in stores, but it is. I got the red for the same price as the white using amazon. The product shipped quickly.

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Bought this for my sister has a house warming gift and she loves it. Loves all the different uses that it has and very easy to clean and maintain.

I surprised my wife with this mixer. It owns a dedicated spot on our kitchen counter so she can easily show it off to our guests. I personally have never used it, but she uses it quite often. She makes everything from breads and meatloaf to puddings and cakes with it.

Far more than functional, this mixer is a work of art.

My husband surprised me with this and i couldn’t be more delighted. It’s such a work/time saver, and makes baking a pleasure. I use it every daykitchenaid pro 450 series 4-1/2-quart stand mixer, empire red.

All-metal construction with one-piece motor head for rugged durability and easy cleaning

Kitchenaid pro 450 series 4-1/2-quart stand mixer, imperial blacki never write reviews but decided to this time so maybe someone else will avoid the problem i have with this mixer. I had a heavy duty mixer years ago and eventually it wore out. Finally got around to purchasing a new one and i like this one okay but the mixer does not tilt up/back out of the bowl like i expected it to. First of all, getting the bowl situated takes a lot of manuvering (has to fit onto two little hooks and then snapped under a latch at back of bowl) and then after getting the beater/hook in you have little room to put ingredients in the bowl because you can’t lift the mixer/beaters up out of the bowl. Also makes it hard to scrape around outside of bowl. Maybe i’m making it too hard or just don’t know what i’m doing but i’m a little miffed at myself for not noticing this before i bought it.

The mixer is good, it is a little hard to get the pot out because the top of the mixer doesn’t tilt back, only pot drops down.

Excellent kitchen aid mixer. My daugher loves it and uses it everyday.

Color is great mixer works perfect love it.

I bake a lot so the kitchenaid mixer has been a dream. Its quiet, mixes smooth, and easy to clean, i love it. I recommend purchasing the pouring shield, it really helps when adding ingredients. Have fun and experiment with the attachments and accessories.

Includes burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip

Available in Imperial Black and Empire Red

KitchenAid KCM1402ACS Coffee Maker – coffee gets nice and hot

I own a keurig b70 but this makes the tastiest coffee ever. The brewing method is done in short spurts so the extraction is more efficient. The coffee comes out smelling unbelievable, i used a hazelnut kona blend. The front kitchenaid labeled panel opens up to reveal the brew basket/filter. You pull it out and handwash it and voila. It can be used with paper filters or the included gold tone cone filter. The water tank is generous, enough to fill up to 14 cups water. Now my biggest gripes with pots, this one doesnt leak and spill during pouring.

We have always owned a kitchen aid coffee maker, but this one is by far the best one we have ever had. I like the tank lifting off so i can fill it, and it makes very good coffee. The only draw back is that it’s difficult to program. Took me ages to get the settings right, and i’m keeping my fingers crossed that there isn’t a power failure so i have to do it again. Programing this coffee maker is quite a challenge, so i hope the company will improve this feature in the future, but i will still purchase kitchen aid regardless.

This replaced a cuisinart dcc 1200 coffee maker that was just plain annoying. If you want starbucks strength coffee the cuisinart can only make 8 cups if you’re lucky – try to do the full 12 and it will either be weaker than weak, or there will be coffee grounds all over the place and a real mess to clean up. The kitchenaid makes the best tasting coffee we’ve ever brewed, and it does so using noticeably less coffee grounds. The bold setting is just great. It has different temperature settings for the warming plate which actually work (take note cuisinart) and avoid burning the coffee. One star knocked off for the silly programming, but the coffee’s great.

Every kitchenaid appliance i have owned was the best i have ever used and this coffee maker is no exception. Based on my previous experiences with kitchenaid products and even though there is only a one year warranty verses the three year warranty for the cuisinart, i expect to have this coffee maker for a long time. I have had to have replace, either through warranty or repurchase, about 6 cuisinart appliances in the last 10 years but have never had to replace a kitchenaid product. You can’t go wrong with kitchenaid. Has anyone ever told you that they had to replace their kitchenaid stand mixer. Never and this product should last a long time as well. The coffee maker brews fast and if you read the instructions is easy to setup. You will like the quick brew time and the ability to keep the pot hot for up to 4 hours. I believe the quicker brew time is due to the fact that the coffee maker uses the flat bottom coffee filters (mr coffee style) rather than the cone type filter (melitta style). The flat bottom filter also allows the pot to have a lower profile than the cone style filters would allow.

As avid coffee drinkers, our major concern was the 14 cup capacity in choosing this coffee maker. Have had it over a year now and not one problem.

The gentleman who helped me from the company that supplied the kitchenaid was outstanding. When the first order was lost, he made certain i got the coffee maker i wanted and that it was shipped immediately. I hope this message is relayed to his manager. Customer service is very important. I will add, that the coffee maker was a christmas gift for my sister, kitchen aide is her favorite product. She is very happy with the product, loves the coffee, the size of the maker and that it is round. ;0) and, please don’t forget to let the source that distributed the gift that i appreciated their good service. One of my many assignments at gm was a manager in customer service so you can trust that i know what good customer service is and what it means.

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  • In One Word.GREAT !

Liked both the look of the coffee maker and the 14 cup size. We also preferred the glass carafe so we could see the remaining coffee level. The only issue with the first purchase was leaking around the band at the spout of the carafe. Contacted kitchen aid and they replaced the carafe. Have been careful to hand wash ever since and have had no more issues. When we needed a coffeemaker for a lake home, chose to order another. It’s superficial, but the coffeemaker pictured is not what you get. The kitchenaid logo is on the silver band under the heating tray at the bottom of the coffeemaker not on the flip out brew basket door as pictured (the flip out is blank). Have really enjoyed both purchases-programming wasn’t that difficult for us. As stated only negative was the leaking on the carafe-have not experienced this with the second purchase, but kitchenaid really does need to make improvements on this.

This replaced an earlier version that had done its duty for years. I read the other reviews, and hesitated to purchase another as our first one also kept popping its door open – annoying, but nothing worse. This one, however, is perfect. Love the removable water reservoir, which is the biggest reason i wanted another.

We bought this because it is a 14 cup carafe. The problen with this is the basket is too small. No matter if we use the reusable filter or paper filters it always spills coffee grounds over into the carafe with any brew setting we use. It is a gorgeous unit and we have learned to just make smaller pots of coffee at a time just more often.

When pouring coffee into my cup all the coffee goes in the cup. What i dislike, the door does not close good. Sometimes when the coffee is brewing the door pops open.

I researched the daylights out of coffeemakers before settling on this one. Overall, i’m very happy with it. I have it set for making bold coffee, and delicious,bold coffee is what i get. I have found that i use approximately 15% less grounds with this machine than i used with my last one, which was a bottom of the line mr. I’ve noted other reviewers comments regarding the difficulties with programming, but i haven’t run into any problems or inconveniences with it at all. That may simply be due to the fact that i set the program and never have occasion to change it. I’m head-over-heels for the removable reservoir; it’s probably the greatest feature of all. In my primary home i have a big ol’ expensive capresso machine that has a removable reservoir, so was looking for a more economical machine for this place that had that feature as well. The only reason i didn’t give this unit a 5-star rating is that the carafe intermittently leaks when pouring a cup of coffee; meaning that it dribbles coffee on the countertop, but only once every 6 or 8 days. I think i had read that in a few of the reviews, but was hoping i wouldn’t run into that problem. Kitchenaid is sending me a replacement carafe, no charge, and once i receive it, will attempt to repair the faulty one i have—just the kind of stupid tinkering thing i do to waste great blocks of time. At any rate, i am really quite pleased with this coffeemaker. We’ll see how i feel a year or so out.

Features of KitchenAid KCM1402ACS Coffee Maker, 14 Cup Architect

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  • Refined brew process for optimal coffee flavor
  • 24-hour programmability
  • Digital display with variable brew strength selector
  • Pause and Serve feature Silver Color 14 Cup Glass Carafe

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The kitchen aid 14 cup glass carafe was one of a handful of recommended coffee makers in this price range (~$100). It does make pretty good coffee. Using less coffee per cup than our previous braun unit, the kitchen aid cup is richer and hotter than that from its predecessor. However, the unit is difficult to fill, even when one carries the removable water tank to the sink. Also, programming all the functions before the first use of the coffee maker and after it is unplugged is a real chore – not for the technophobic. The antidrip valve on our unit does not function fully. We cannot remove the carafe until about 3 minutes after brewing completly stops without coffee dripping on the hotplate. I contacted customer service (which required a long phone wait) and was told they never heard of this problem. Anyway, they sent a new basket.

The water chamber makes filling the reservoir easy and convenient. There is no dripping when you pour the coffee from the pot. And it seems to be economical in it’s use of coffee. All this and great tasting coffee.

This coffeemaker was a replacement for the cheaper, simple coffeemakers i had used for many years. I wanted one that would make good coffee, but make it quickly. I like the options, and the status window is easy to read. It was not mentioned in the description that a water filter cartridge was recommended. The coffee is very good, and i don’t have to start the coffeemaker at the beginning of the meal to have it ready by dessert. The coffee also stays hot on standby. The filter has a tendency to float up out of place when the reservoir is being filled, and the maker is a little larger and more awkward than the simple machines of the past, but well worth the trouble.

Awesome coffee pot, can make tea or coffee in this. Works great, i love kitchen aid products.

This replaced the same unit we bought five years ago which still worked but the carafe was broken. It was almost the same price to buy a whole new maker than just a part. It runs fast and smooth, better than the old one so i guess that one was on its last leg. I like the size and ease of use.

If you realize when they say a cup that is 8 oz. All coffee cups or mugs are bigger than 8 ounces.

Easy-to-fill & clean removable water tank

I purchased it in february of this year (2015) and 8 months later all the teflon on the hot plate is coming off. I have done nothing more than wipe it with a damp rag for cleaning (no cleaning products). I would like to purchase another one for my cottage, but now it has increase $20.

We go this as replacement for cuisinart dgb-900bc coffeemaker we’ve purchased about 2 years ago. Its simple, but yet very well ‘features’ balanced appliance. The great part is it keeps coffee hot for 4 hours (you can reset this for 4 more after each time) without burning it. I heaven t found any cons, so if i will, ill update this review.

This coffee maker actually makes great coffee, consistently. With our previous coffee maker, sometimes the coffee was bitter, or too strong or too weak, regardless of the fact that we used the same amount of water and the same amount of coffee each time. This one delivers great coffee every single time.

Everything works as it should. I love coffee and use it everyday. Some time several times a day with the same good results. If this one goes up i’ll be sure to go to amazon to get another kitchen aid product.

This coffeemaker does make excellent coffee except it is not hot enough. And i love the removable water tank. But the programming is not user friendly and i find that inexcusable in this day and age. I did read all the warnings of other reviews but thought since i found programming a vcr easy and had worked and retired from silicon valley where i had started right out of college in production, processing, quality control, planning, and then programming and went on to become a first rate knowledgeable buyer of semiconductors that i could overcome the programming of a simple coffeemaker. All i am trying to do is program this machine for bold and to hold it there ==== one of the main features of why i choose this coffeepot. Only twice have i been able to achieve that lofty state and then it is lost. I have now had this machine three days brewing coffee every morning and have yet to have strong brewed coffee. Nor have i been able to get the warm off (the default) and go to high. The defaults want to over ride whatever i want. There is just no excuse for this difficult of programming in electronics these days —- and especially in a machine costing this much.

My previous model of this kitchenaid coffee maker was well over 6 years old and brewed 2-3 pots of coffee everyday. Although it was amazing, it was beginning to fail, so i borrowed my daughter’s extra kitchenaid 12-cup coffee maker. It was exactly 6 years old, and it was a much cheaper quality–the brew interrupt worked horribly. At least half the time, when brewing a pot of coffee, the brew interrupt lever would not open up and the coffee brewed all over the counter.The coffee basket lid also popped up, which was part of the problem with the brew interrupt. This was obviously a cheaper version of my older coffee makerit now seems that kitchenaid has gone back to its original quality. This new coffee maker makes excellent coffee, has a cleanly functioning brew interrupt, and a cleanly pouring spout on the carafe. A previous comment regarding the tippy coffee basket is correct–i wish it had a flat bottom. The water reservoir is also a little fussy in its placement. If it is not set in completely, the coffee will not brew.

Refined brew process for optimal coffee flavor

My wife and i are kitchenaid nuts so this may be a little biased. . That’s life and the way we live it. We bought this 14 cup coffee maker to replace our six year old 10 cup maker (kitchenaid, of course). At first we thought the larger unit was just a little too large for just the two of us. . After talking with the kitchenaid people on line, we were assured that it wasn’t that much bigger than the 10 cup unit. The red, which we purchased, showed to be 16 1/2 inches tall (on the description page) and all the others show 14 1/2 inches. The kitchenaid representative assured us that it was a typo and that all the units are the same height, regardless of the color. This new design is better than the older units and the function choices are more and better.

Love kitchenaid products and this one didn’t disappoint as far as quality. It makes delicious coffee and the display lights up my kitchen in the dark so i can navigate without tripping over something. The only complaint i have is that it’s a bit confusing to program but i guess it’s a matter of getting used to it. Just crossing my fingers that we don’t have a long power outage right now.

No need to waste time and money on buying expensive coffee on the way to work. I got so tired of the trendy coffee shops that sell $5 cup of coffee that is no better than what i can make at home for a fraction of the cost. This is a great coffee maker. Super simple to set the timer and i like the refillable reservoir and the simplicity of filling the filter. Great coffee maker for the price.

I purchased this coffee maker in april of 2011. It makes a great cup of coffee. I love the bold setting and how hot the coffee gets in the carafe. I also like that i can set the warmer for an extended period of time. If there is anything better than waking up to the smell of coffee i don’t know what it is. I have used this pot every day and sometimes twice a day for six months. The carafe started leaking between where the plastic part meets the glass carafe. It leaks only when it is hot. I have contacted kitchen aid and i hope they send me a new carafe.

As with most of the reviews here, this is a very well designed coffee maker. Love the removable water tank, multi-function timer, etc. However, i am now on my fourth carafe. Two ordered as carafes and one ordered as an additional new coffee maker. The price of the carafe is a third of the entire package price. After six months of daily usage the carafe begins to leak around the bottom seam of the top plastic band. It drips coffee just shy of the coffee mug. We need to lay down a paper towel every morning to handle the drip. I’m ready to buy another carafe, but wonder if i should just upgrade the device again. This is a rough way for kitchen aid to make a profit, but if you had our freezer, you wouldn’t be surprised.

I am so incredibly tired of coffeemakers that can’t seem to make a decanter that i can pour into a cup without spilling all over the counter. I had 2 krups that did it so i decided to try a whole new brand. Here’s what i love: the coffee is hot and delicious, the tank is easy to fill right from the sink sprayer thingie and i like the way the brew basket works even though the latch is not the best; i’ve never had it pop on me as others have. Maybe i have that to look forward to. I have had this thing for 3 months and i almost wish it would break down because it’s hard to rationalize a new purchase when something works, but the darned thing spills coffee all over the counter. Or if i carry the pot to the table to pour friends another cup it dribbles all over the table, all over them, all over whatever is in the way. We’ve tried holding the top, lifting the top a little, all sorts of tricks. Nothing worksa friend told me to buy a bunn, but they only make 10 cup. I ‘googled’ and actually found message boards full of unhappy people who say no one makes a decent pot anymore that doesn’t drip.

You fill the water at the sink and able to rinse it out before filling, which is a blessing for me as we have a lot of iron in our water. Just be sure water container is inserted correctly or it won’t make coffee. Makes excellent coffee and so far have had no problems.

24-hour programmability

We have always used kitchenaid products. When our old coffee make gave up, we went to the stores to check out new ones. It was love a first site, this was the one for us. I went to amazon and ordered it. We are always making more coffee each morning. Now we are mornings are complete. We enjoy the easy of making coffee, quick clean up and set up for the next morning. The coffee maker has a graceful style, and a perfect fit with our kitchen.

Looks like this may be another great product from kitchenaid. I have only been using it a week but so far it has been perfect. I read the other reviews before purchasing and so i have been watching carefully for problems. I do believe that coffee makers are something that many people are particular and fussy about so i don’t think your are ever going to find one that makes everyone happy. However i have had no problems with the ‘brew temperature being too cold’ or ‘the programming being too difficult’. If you read the instructions through completely you’ll have no trouble setting this machine up and programming it to make great coffee for you when you wake up in the morning. I also appreciate the ability to remove the water tank for easy no-spill filling and the fact that this carafe does not drip when you pour a cup. It’s also a nice looking machine, kind of. So now if it proves to be reliable and durable over the long term, then i will feel that it may possibly the ideal coffee maker. Only time will tell but right now, i love it.

Great choice if you want a larger capacity unit.

I won’t rehash what everyone has been saying about the maker. It’s decent, it makes proper coffee, the brew cycle is about the right length, etc. The most notable feature about it, to me, is the detachable water reservoir, which is precisely like how a humidifier works. This means you don’t fill the pot the water, and then pour that into the built-in reservoir. Rather, you take the reservoir itself off the maker, and fill it at the sink, and if you have one of those squirty things in your sink, then the danger of water spillage is zero. Of course, this has the disadvantage that there is never any reason to remove the pot from the maker until the coffee is made, so, occasionally, i forget, and i’ve left a half cup of coffee in the pot and i go ahead and brew a fresh pot right on top of those remnants in the carafe. (the unit is dark colored, so a splash of coffee at the bottom of the carafe is basically invisible). Anyway, yes, i say buy buy buy.

The menu instructions for setting the operational parameters (time, brew strength, keep warm timer, etc. They do not explain how to save a selected setting – hold the prog/set button down until the audible beep. It took multiple attempts to just set the time until i held the prog/set button down out of sheer frustration.

Coffee gets nice and hot, but i do not care for the beep when it starts up and the three beeps when it is done brewing, mornings i need quiet.

Digital display with variable brew strength selector

I just loved this coffee maker, it matched my ge slate appliances great but the electronic settings wouldn’t set anything, so i called kitchen aid to see if i was doing it wrong and i wasn’t, so they sent me the same color and design in their newer model and i sent this one back to them. The new one works perfect and looks amazing.

KitchenAid K5SSWH Heavy Duty Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer – Still the One!! The one that Started it all Back in the ’60s!!!

Good value for the money, could not find it cheaper anywhere.

My mom had me get this for her and she had free shipping and a $50 off code which all worked great and it was a great price and she absolutely loves this kitchenaid mixer and i love it as well. All the attatchments she has works perfect with it as well. I wish i could find another one like this for myself now and at this price.

I’ve had this mixer for over 10 years. It’s made cookies, cakes, meringues, whipped cream and bread with never a complaint. Nothing has broken, chipped, rusted, rattled or squeaked. The kids use it, hubby is afraid of it. My only, only, only regret is that i didn’t get one sooneri am now seeking attachments for my wonder engine. Piece of advice – avoid the retail stores if you are trying to get attachments. Most will tell you that parts are no longer available because the model is so old. Just store speak for ‘we don’t stock it so it doesn’t exist’. I am being very successful so far on amazon and other on-line sellers. Here are the specifications for the KitchenAid K5SSWH Heavy Duty Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer:

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  • 325 watt motor, 5 mixing speeds plus stir setting, multipurpose attachment hub
  • 5-quart stainless steel bowl with an ergonomic handle
  • Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip
  • Soft Start mixing feature, 67 point planetary mixing action
  • professional-style bowl lift, four sealed rubber feet , 3-wire, 6-foot power cord

The kitchenaid mixer is more than i expected, it really works wonderfull and it comes with the accesories necessaries to begin mixing. I recommend to check the rest of the extra accesories before you buy the mixer so you can know about all others features which it has.

I love this mixer and wonder how i cooked without it. Everything is so much faster then the hand mixer and my hands/arms aren’t tired after mixing large amounts. The only problem i’ve had – while making cheese cake, the mixer paddle pushed all the cheese up against the inside of the bowl instead of mixing it in with the other ingredients. Perhaps i turned it up to high and flicked the cheese to the side, i’ll have to use it more to find out.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • 30 years and counting
  • Not like the old days!
  • Best Buy Ever

I bought the kitchenaid for christmas. I am studying to become a profesional cooker , and i used a lot. Helps me a lot in the kitchen. I am really happy with this purchase.

I’ve had this mixer for 19 years. It truly is a heavy mixer but worth moving from my cupboard to my kitchen counter for use. It makes the best breads without you having to knead due to the awesome dough hook. I also purchased a two piece pouring shield you use to add flour and liquids to the mixing bowl. It allows you to increase speed to clean some of the batter off the mixing paddles without splatter. The only attachment i have is the meat grinder which i have never gotten around to using because i haven’t found the need to make anything that would need to be grinded. Fortunately i got it as a gift. And that’s the only negative about kitchenaid is that the attachments are too expensive. There are far too many other cheaper and better alternatives to using the attachments. However, that’s no reflection on the mixer because it does that job so effortlessly.

Had this model before but lost it in a house fire. So glad to see that it is still available. Haven’t used this new one, but previous model could do everything. If you get it you should’t ever be disappointed.

The search, purchase and delivery were all easy, quick and as quoted.

Good quality build, not junk. Have not had any problems with this item. Fast delivery as always with amazon prime. Have owned this for over 4 years now. Bought it to replace the kitchen aid we had for over 25 years.

We have used this since new for over 10 years. It is a strong mixer, for our purposes of home baking and such on the weekends. The bowl can be a little difficult to put into place and remove, but then that is better than having it wobble or detach. It is heavy, so we keep it stored at counter level. It is stable while in use, partly because it is heavy. Someone complained that the mixing hook did not reach the bottom of the bowl, which is the case with our mixer; however, it is probably supposed to be that way, and we have never had a problem with it not completely mixing or making dough. The machine has been flawless and has served its purpose very well. I don’t know if old kitchenaid stand mixers were made better because we have one from the 60s and this one from the 90s and they both worth the same and neither has had a problem.

I bought this mixer to replace my kitchenaid ultra power because it was a smoking deal on amazon. The struggle to snap the bowl in place. Because of #1, i have to keep adjusting the screw so the paddle/dough hook, whip meet correctly. One ruined paddle that is missing its nylon coating. I called to complain about the paddle, and they sent me a new one, free, along with instructions on how to properly adjust the mixer.

This mixer i have had for years and it’s been a great mixer for myself.

I have this mixer for 3 years now, and i am very pleased with it. Power is more than enough for home use, and quality is un-surpassed. I have not noticed any of the problems previous reviews talk about, no paint chipping or lift height problems. However, keep in mind that this is a home use mixer, not an industrial ’10 loaves of bread’ one. I make my own bread, so i use this mixer at least every 2 days for dough making, not to mention numerous other baking needs. As such it has performed flawlessly, without a glitch, for over 3 years in my household now.

I am very happy with my kitchenaid heavy duty 5-quart mixer. Although, it is heavy, it works very well and does a great job mixing.

Louder than older unit that it replaced. Doesn’t feel as sturdy as the older unit.

This is an older model most of the newer models available have a different bowl and would not be conpatible with the older interchageable parts. If you have a legacy unit, perhaps inherited from a family member, scoop this one up. It is the perfect replacement for the same model, purchased over 30 years ago. The original, used several times weekly for home made breads, and family cooking 3 meals a day for 4 hungry athletes and an extended family, finally showed its age by affecting the conventional speed control. I am a trained home economist, having spent my early years in the developmental kitchens of a well know frozen food line, and over 50 years raising my family. Local repairs in my area are non existent, and it would appear that sending the unit out of state would not be cost effective. Deciding that the useful life of the housing has come to an end, i chose to purchase the equivalent model, with the newer electronic speed control, since i already have a full line of accessories, bowls and inserts that fit the original and will grandfather over to the new unit.

I have this mixer, it was my mother’s before me and is at least 40 years old. My mother, a constant baker, bought it way back when it was only available commercially. At holiday time we make traditional recipes that require heavy duty mixing and/or kneading and it has always come through. I have never adjusted it and i don’t have any attachments except a flour shield. I never got a book of instructions and only have my memories of her using it to go by. The only downside i can think of is the weight – i am not a big person and it takes an act of god to get this out and on to the countertop. Of course the model i have still uses the original beaters that are not painted or coated. Keep in mind my comments are about an older model and as i have read, it looks like things have changed a bit in all that time. This year my husband bought me a classic model for christmas because i need a mixer i can keep on the counter. I haven’t used it yet but have high hopes for its every day use.

I gave it a four because once the batter was mixed and as i poured it into the pan, i noticed that the mix in the bottom center of the bowl was not mixed at all. The powder mix was still in its original form. I have a friend who mentioned that she also experienced the same with hers. Could this be a flaw with the lift?.

It has taken me a long time to break down and buy a stand mixer. I wish i had done it sooner. It has saved me time and effort when baking and is fun to work it.

I’m a guy who always wanted one of these. I think this mixer’s design and function are elegant, timeless and they make great christmas cookies in enormous batches. But my wife said we shouldn’t spend the money on one of these because she already had a small 25-year-old hand-held beater she bought for $10. She also said she didn’t want one because it would take up too much counter space. Being a good husband i didn’t buy one – though i really wanted one. I was at a charity auction raising money to restore an historic site. Old timers were donating and selling lots of old things they no longer used: wwii history books for a dollar each, a dial telephone for two bucks and this mixer which had a minimum bid of $25. Well, it was getting late and no one had bid on the mixer. The elderly woman who had owned it for decades was looking a bit disappointed that no one had bid on it and faced the prospect of having to lug this heavy mixer back home.

KitchenAid KSB560OB KSB560 5 Speed Blender 56 Oz : A real shame – could be amazing

I absolutely love this blender. I had my old one for many, many years and i just bought this same exact one because it is so amazing. I use it every single morning to make my protein shake – with fresh fruit and ice. It works extremely well and it is very durable.

I was researching a lot of different blenders. Well lets just say besides the $350+ blendtec’s and vitamix’s this is probably the best blender you can get especially for this price range. Crushes ice without any issues with its ice crush feature, smoothies have all come out excellent. I registered my product so hoping the leaky carafe if it does happen will get taken care off. (seems like they have fixed this issue in the newer models).

KitchenAid KSB560OB KSB560 5 Speed Blender 56 Oz. Pitcher Onyx Black

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  • 5-speed blender offers .9 HP motor and Intelli-Speed electronic controls
  • Die-cast metal base; steel-reinforced coupler; 1-piece stainless-steel blade
  • Dishwasher-safe shatter-resistant pitcher with 56-ounce capacity; soft-grip handle
  • Dishwasher-safe shatter-resistant pitcher with 56-ounce capacity; soft-grip handle
  • Dishwasher-safe shatter-resistant pitcher with 56-ounce capacity; soft-grip handle
  • Dishwasher-safe shatter-resistant pitcher with 56-ounce capacity; soft-grip handle

I tried out a few different blenders recently and did a ton of research before buying this kitchenaid blender. Honestly, i really wanted a vitamix, but just couldn’t bring myself to pay over $350. When i bought this kitchenaid i had mixed feelings. I was happy that i had purchased a blender for under $100 that had the style of carafe that i wanted, was short enough to fit under my cabinets, and was extremely easy to clean all parts. I’ve been very impressed with it’s blending abilities. The ‘crush ice’ automatic pulsing is a great way to work through apples, carrots, beets, or whatever else might jam up another blender. I’ve never had to use a tamper with this blender, and honestly cannot even remember having to stop it to adjust any of the ingredients. This ‘crush ice’ feature really works well. I put whole beets, whole apples, large chunks of carrots, and lots of ice and it just does great. I even throw in whole flax seeds in my smoothies and they disappear into the mix while blending everything else.

I used to have a two-speed cuisinart blender many years ago which was built like a tank and could liquify anything in seconds. It died about 10 years ago and i have tried one blender after another: from cuisinart (they definitely don’t make them like they used to) to oster and everything in between. None of them worked well: most took a long time to make a smoothie, or would leak, or would start smoking, or some just died on me. A month ago got this kitchen aid model. Finally found a blender that is just as good, if not better, than my old cuisinart. The kitchen aid blender is fast and powerful. I thought i wouldn’t like the fact that the blade assembly is permanent but realize this is a much better design. Very easy to clean, and everything fits very easily. In short, i recommend this blender without reservation – it’s by far the best one i’ve come across, and believe me, i tried many of them.

Like many who’ve bought this blender, i looked closely at this one because it was rated very highly by cook’s magazine. The stainless and nickel finish models are the most highly rated, but the regular one seems to have all of the same specs, and is $50 cheaper. It is a far better blender than the multi-speed oster blender it replaced.

KitchenAid KSB560OB KSB560 5 Speed Blender 56 Oz. Pitcher Onyx Black : This blender is an over-all great piece for the price. It blends everything and anything you give it down to a fine consistency. The pulse feature for blending iced drinks is great. The flush buttons are easy to clean. The big capacity jar is wonderful. When the jar sits on the base it vibrates and rattles. You can hold the bottom of the jar and this will make it quieter and down play the rattling. It needs a tighter fit with a plastic ring to eliminate this problem.

This blender is fantastic, fantastic. I bought it to make homemade mocha frappes to save money and it crushed the ice and blended the ingredients amazingly. I made some smoothies and it blended everything quickly and evenly. I really, really recommend this blender.

It makes quick work of ice, lemons, or anything else. Even accidentally touched the blades with a plastic muddler, which was quickly destroyed but the blades show no evidence of my mistake. It cleans easily with some soapy water or in the dishwasher. Love that i don’t have to disassemble the carafe to wash or reassemble to use. I know with the kitchenaid name, i can expect this to last.

My son was having jaw surgery which ment 6 weeks of not chewing. Finally i purchased this for the affordable blender and a vita-mix $$$. I have compared the two side by side for two weeks. Honestly they are pretty close. Be sure to put liquid in the bottom and start in pulse/chop a few quick times, if done i don’t think there will be container issue. The vita-mix with the variable speed has you do the same. The only downside is not having the stick to push down the contents when an air bubble occurs and my raw vegies are a tiny bit courser than the vita-mix. I figure i can take the extra 10 seconds to open the lid and push contents down and know my body will work a tiny bit more on my green smoothies.

I’ve had this blender for over a year. I make green smoothies everyday. It has enough power to make them very smooth, however, to get them as smooth as high end blenders, you have to blend for over a full minute. So it’s a minor inconvenience to save a couple hundred dollars. On the negative, the pitcher started leaking after 7 months. Green oozed from underneath. I email kitchaid and they sent me a new one.

We purchased this blender earlier this year to replace a much cheaper hamilton beach blender. Overall, this one wasn’t much of an improvement. We had the leaky cup problem reported by the other reviewers, and finally called kitchenaid to complain. They immediately sent out a new cup, no questions asked. So far, the new cup has not leaked, but everything looks the same as the old one, so i’m not sure why the other one leaked and this one does not. We primarily use this blender for fruit smoothies, and the performance has been somewhat disappointing. The motor has plenty of power, but we have to frequently stop the blender to push down the frozen ingredients into the path of the blade.

I am thrilled by this blender. I just threw away my old osterizer, which took forever to make a thick smoothy, and usually needed help with manual stirring. No such problem with the kitchenaid. I can now make a really thick smoothy in just a few seconds of blending, and it is amazing to watch. It is big enough for three good sized smoothies, is simple to use, and easy to clean. And all for $90 – what a bargain.

Easiest blender to clean that i’ve ever owned. Love the fact that you just rinse out big chunks, add a little soap, some warm water, put the pitcher back on the base and blend. Throw the lid in the dishwasher and the cleaning is done. Our pitcher has started to cloud up with lots of use. (we make fruit and veggie smoothies almost daily. ) but this doesn’t affect the functionality.

Bought this one for my daughter she and we, went thru several ‘heavy duty ‘ ones before i got her this if you need to crush ice or do frozen drinks or smoothies don’t waste your money on anything else. Had mine fo about 5 years love it use it amost daily for smoothies and margaritas. I have no issues with leaks or cracks as others, however i did read the manual and they tell you not to put it in the dishwasher ,just rinse and fill part way with water(i add a little dawn) and run on high. Also i think if you are impatient and don’t wait till it stops spinning as i sometimes do, you could possibly strip something , but i have not (yet) 5 yrs.

I purchased this blender in may 2009 and i have nothing but glowing reviews about it. I’ve mainly been using it for smoothies/shakes, so the ice crushing feature has been put to good use. A lot of the negative reviews of this blender have noted leaking, but i haven’t had any problems with this whatsoever. I do hand wash my blender, though (i’m overly cautious, especially since it’s made out of plastic), and it sounds like some have had problems after washing in the dishwasher (?). My blender still looks good as new, though – no scratches/cracking/leaks.

We use this one more than our food processor now. It does about everything we need it to do and with a higher capacity. Of course, any blender is going to be a little noisy. I was concerned about not having a glass jar, but the heavy acrylic is really sturdy.

I called kitchenaid and even though i am over half a year past warranty, they are sending me a new pitcher. Coolold review:loved this blender until the pitcher started leaking out the bottom. Tried tightening the bolt, but it just doesn’t stay. Basically the same problem many others have had and since i use it at least once, and sometimes two to three times a day, that’s just not a good thing.

I bought this mixer 4 months ago, prior to going on a diet that prescribed daily protein shakes: my old waring mixer just wasn’t going to survive the daily use. I think it’s grand: the jar is polycarbonate instead of glass, which i didn’t think i’d like – but now that i’m using it i think it’s great. It does everything i’ve tried to make it do – it even does a great job crushing ice. The only thing i really wish it had was a smaller jar for making small batches, but that’s not really all that big a problem. I highly recommend this machine: i’ve had several brand-name blenders that weren’t worth what i paid for them. I think this one will be, even though it’s the most expensive one i’ve bought yet. I like the fact that the jar doesn’t come apart – it may make it a bit more difficult to clean, although that’s not been any kind of problem yet, but it means i’ll never have to worry about a gasket leak. Oh – and it would be nice to have a slower spinup to reduce small-batch splash, but at this price point i don’t expect that kind of feature. My grandmother has a oster that she loves, but the osters made today (even/especially the ‘classic’ ones) just aren’t built as well as the older ones. I’ve looked at them, and i can’t recommend them.

Power: this blender just plain works. I replaced an expensive blender that just would not continue to make great smoothies. Buttons: the multitude of buttons helps when one wants a variety of blended results. Sometimes i do want chunky pieces in a drink — sometimes not. Clear container: i am glad the container is clear since it allows me to see if there are contents left in it. My previous brand of blender was stainless and more than once, i unwittingly had left contents in it for more than a few days. Rubber feet: this blender has rubber feet that stay planted on the counter. My last blender would ‘walk’ around during ice-crushing.

I am so amazed by my new kitchenaid blender and its ease of use. The plastic one piece unit is far better than i thought it would be. My old glass one was so much heavier by comparison. Then there is the ease of cleaning. My old one had to be disassembled, washed, and then put back together. This one has the blades right in the plastic. I’m very impressed by the updated technology used.

I got one of these a few months ago and love it, though admittedly i don’t do anything fancy with it, just shakes. The design is wonderfully simple and elegant, and cleanup is an absolute breeze, taking me no more than a minute. Interestingly, there was a huge price difference between colors when i bought, with the white one i got priced at around $75, and the cool red and tangerine models going for $15-$20 more. I figured the designer colors were positioned to appeal especially to people looking for a memorable wedding or housewarming gift, to whom price would likely be a lesser concern; i’m sure it doesn’t cost kitchenaid more to produce a red or tangerine unit (unlike the white iphone).

Had a vitamix blender but it was just not working as good as it used to (didn’t blend as smooth and the blades would sometimes not turn, the motor would just run). To be honest it was probably over 7 years old but i didn’t want to pay $500 for another vitamix. I love america’s test kitchen and they recommended this blender. But with the huge price difference $90 v. It’s too bad atk didn’t test the vitamix to compare. I just got into green smoothies and make a minimum of 2 per day. I also just had a baby and needed a strong blender to make smooth pureed baby food. Mother’s day came along and the hubby got me this blender.

KitchenAid KHM5APWH 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer – Five Stars

Bought this after looking at various reviews. Have only used it once so far, to blend batter for pumpkin quick bread. Did the job just fine, seemed plenty fast to me, and i had no problem using it in my steel mixing bowl. Haven’t tried the dough hooks or blender stick thingie yet; i expect the blender stick thingie (can’t remember what they call it, obviously) to work just fine on smoothies, etc. , but i’m not sure this thing has enough power to knead bread dough – if i try that, i’ll come back to let you know. Also i got all the right parts in the box; i see some people say they didn’t. I’m considering adding the balloon whisk, which is supposed to add more volume to things like egg whites than you can get using a hand whisk because of the added speed. Gave it four stars only because i haven’t really put it through its paces yet, having used it only once, but i’m quite satisfied with what i see and how it works so far.

I liked mine so well that i got this one for my sister for a christmas gift.

So far this little hand mixer has done every job that my large kitchen aid mixer will do – and it takes up 1/3 the space or less. It is easy to use and easy to clean. Here are the specifications for the KitchenAid KHM5APWH 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer:

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  • One-year no-hassle Manufacturers Warranty
  • Five speeds, powerful enough for a double batch of cookie dough
  • Wipe clean as needed
  • Hand Wash Recommended for attachments

I had a cheap $15 hand mixer with 3 speeds –but really it had only one. This mixer really has noticeable separate speeds, so you can mix at the p roper speed and get good results. I didn’t not want the big full on version of a kitchen aid–i saw friends who had them and they were sitting in the pantry. This is easy to pull out use pop in beaters then pop those in dishwasher and you are done. I have not used the dough hooks but hope to on pizza dough. Just right for an occasional baker and moderate cook who is cooking for a couple or small family.

I dropped this on the floor before ever using it and broke something inside that now rattles, but it still works. It works well for small jobs, but i don’t think it would handle anything heavy, such as cookie dough, very well.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great Hand Mixer with Infinite Speeds
  • turbo-powered beaters?
  • Great so far!

I like that this mixer does not spew material all over me and the counters on the slow speed. I had to buy the whisk to get the egg whites for pies to stand up, and it takes quite a while to get them to do that. If this one lasts longer than my other one, it’s worth it, since i don’t make that many pies.

While the posting may be a bit confusing to some, this mixer is all that’s in the box. None of the shown attachments are in the box. Those must be purchased separately. All that aside, the mixer is great. It runs very quietly, makes batter nice and silky smooth, and mashes the taters with ease.

A couple of months ago i bought a cheap mixer, what a mistake. So smooth and such a treat to use.

I have purchased this hand mixer few days ago and i just made the first cake with it. For a very first time it worked well we’ll see how it’s gonna be later. I still didn’t make any whip cream with it, but i think it should be bit faster for that. I’ll write a update as soon as i’ll try making whip cream with it.

I can even use it while my kids are napping. The lower speeds are great for stirring and the higher speeds are good for whipping cream or egg whites. I’ve used it to knead gluten-free bread dough, and it does that marvelously as well.

I have a kitchen aid stand mixer but it is heavy so this is great when i don’t want to get the bigger one out and it works as well.

I was really disappointed in this mixer. After using for a couple months, i realized i didn’t like the beaters and the speed wasn’t as fast as i thought it should be. It just never seemed to mix very well, so i went back to my old hamilton beach one that’s probably 10 years old.

It was a replacement for the one i had for many years. I also have the the big kitchen aid mixer. But being reired for over 20 years i do not use it anymore.

The wire rods were much thinner than i expected. The strength of the motor is fine, i would have liked heavier rods.

My beloved 14 year old, 6-speed kitchenaid hand mixer finally mixed itself to death. My old mixer was digital, so i looked at the 7 and 9 speed kitchenaid hand mixers, but was distressed to see that some may be made in china. I hesitated buying this mixer, because it wasn’t digital but, this one is made in the usa, which is very important to me. Besides the slide speed control, the only difference between my old mixer and this one are the beaters; the new beaters are longer and a bit larger. 6 amp motor, the same as the old mixer. My old mixer was powerful enough to mix cookie dough, so i’m assuming this one is too. Since i have a kitchenaid stand mixer, and a zojurishi bread machine, this hand mixer won’t be seeing much in the way of stiff dough. In comparison, this hand mixer incorporates ingredients much faster than the old mixer.

Typical high quality kitchenaid product. This is now one of my favorite kitchen tools.

This product does well what it is supposed to do. The user should consider the characteristic of a hand mixer which requires a deep enough bowl so as to avoid splattering, particularly when operated at a high speed.

This mixer has met or exceeded my expectations. The motor is powerful and goes right through peanut butter cookie dough with ease. It is easily handled and i like that it came with the bread dough attachment.

Great gift for my grandson who will be attending college next year. He reports it is easy to use and enjoys the portability of the mixer.

Gave this as a gift and it has not been used yet. It is the same one i have owned for about 10 years and it continues to work great.

Product came quickly exactly as ordered. It was given as a gift and has not been used as of yet. I have owned many kitchen aid products and have been pleased with their mixers. I don’t expect anything different with this mixer.

KitchenAid KFP1330CU 13-Cup Food Processor : Five Stars

It’s nicer than what it looks like in the pictures and i saved a lot of money.

I didn’t use it yet, but i think is gonna be ok.

KitchenAid KFP1330CU 13-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System – Contour Silver

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  • The first ever externally adjustable slicing, KitchenAid ExactSlice System gives you precise slicing and accuracy for all kinds of food—hard or soft, large or small.
  • Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube accommodates tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes with minimal prep work required.
  • Three speeds give precise slicing and accuracy for soft and hard foods. LOW speed works best for foods like tomatoes, mushrooms or bananas. HIGH works best for foods like potatoes, carrots or when shredding cheese.
  • Adjustable Slicing Disc from thin (1mm) to thick (6mm)
  • Storage Case for all accessories

1 coame exactly what i want, other is different model and missing some parts.

This does an adequate job, but for the money i paid and the brand name on the front, i’m surprised that i actually do have a few complaints. When i use the slicing blade to slice up celery and carrots, little slivers of food get crammed up inside the channel of the lid where it seals to the basin. The cheap one i had before never did that. When i use that double bladed thingy in the bottom for shredding/blending stuff, some of the food doesn’t get finely chopped up but gets crammed under the bottom blade. My cheapie old one never did that. This one does have some very nice features, but these two issues have really turned me sour to this machine.

Very satisfied with this processor as it has the kitchenaid quality and a huge inside for large jobs but it is a bit too big for small jobs like crushing some ice to make a smoothie. I may have to purchase a smaller one for that reason and will definitely purchase kitchenaid similar to this model when i do.

KitchenAid KFP1330CU 13-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System – Contour Silver : The machine works fine to mince meat for my usage, however the blade is very problematic to remove, because it sticks and a lot of force needs to be used to pull it back outthis is very dangerous because in pulling out the blade it can very well cut/slice youi never had this problem with the cuisinart and oster units that i used in my past.

This is the best bang for your buck processor. Powerful, capable, adjustable, big jobs (not industrial size), little jobs (not for single servings, seriously you can’t slice and dice a small job that fast?.), sturdy items like carrots to delicate items like tomatoes. The attachments are easy to swap in and out. Stores relatively well for its size.

There are things i absolutely love about this food processor. The huge feed mouth allows me to literally throw in an entire 2 lb brick of cheese. I can also do thicker sliced bell peppers for fajitas that i have never been able to do with any other food processor. The exact-slice system is awesome. Unfortunately, i tried to make a very thick nut butter/candy mixture and the blade housing stripped out and stopped spinning. I bought a smaller/more powerful processor to be able to do my nut butters (after reading that smaller bowls actually work better for nut butters because of the sticking to the edges) but i missed the large feed tube and exact slice system too much, so i bought this one again. I have gone years with the only appliance sitting on my counter was my kitchenaid mixer (because its too heavy to move), but this food processor is used on a daily basis. I have 5 kids and have extra kids/people over all the time so this processor gets plenty of use and it really cuts down quite a bit on my processing time for meals (now if only it could thaw the chicken for my fajitas). Also, don’t bother with the smaller bowl attachment that this can come with. There isn’t a water tight seal so the food ends up all over and in the bigger bowl anyways – if your going to have to clean the bigger bowl every time, just use the bigger bowl every time (and no, the smaller bowl wouldn’t work for nut butters either, with a nut butter, you want a tall, skinny bowl.

I bought a refurbished version of this model at another store yesterday. So far, i have grated cheese, made pesto, sliced loads of veggies, and chopped dried peppers to make chili powder. It has more than met my expectations. The exact slice system is wonderful. I managed to get paper thin slices of onions and nice thick slices of tomatoes, and everything in between. The grating blade is fantastic. I love being able to just flip the disc over to switch between fine and medium settings. And the multipurpose blade is pretty good too. My pesto had the perfect consistency. It did have a little trouble with the dried peppers, but it still managed to chop them.

This is a christmas present for my daughter in law.

Great price and handles every job i use it for.

I use this in nursing home facility. This kitchen aid food processor does the trick. State surveyor was really impressed with the machine.

Great food processor possibly better than cuisinart and 1/3 the price.

This item has worked out just like she wanted it to, it has saved a lot of time in the preparation of foodi have one complaint to your shipping department. I ordered this item for my wife for christmas. It came in the original manufacturer’s box. You would have thought that this item being ordered at christmas time would have been put inside another unmarked box. Unfortunately my wife accepted the delivery and therefore knew what she was getting for christmas.

This kitchen aid food processor is the best. It met my expectations,very powerful,can handle all your kitchen needs and not noisy like the other brands. I would recommend this item to anyone interested in obtaining a processor. Kitchen aid is simply the best.

The item shown online and the one that arrived did not match in the attachments included. Amazon is trying to make this right with a discount, but i would be much happier getting the full product ordered. Been dealing with this issue and haven’t even had time to try the processor. Bad taste in my mouth about the vendor.

Bought it as a christmas present and my wife loves it. The exact slice system works great. She is really happy that it came with something to store the blades in.

Best purchase for my kitchen and a great price.

This is my first food processor. After reading reviews of greatness vs reviews of it would not work. My first 3 times trying it would not turn on – nothing. I consulted the instructions several times. I fussed and checked, doubled checked – nothing. It was on the 4th try when i put the lid on i realized there are 3 different positions the lid will attach – but only 1 way is correct and i did not find that noted in the instructions. The proper way to install the lid is to have the feed tube facing you (so the max fill line is above the buttons). This also puts the black component on the lid inline with the handle of the work bowl. Once i got that figured out – it works beautifully5 stars for performance – 1 star for ‘trick’.

KitchenAid KSB655QAC 5-Speed Blender 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher : This blender does what it needs to do. Nothing

Kitchenaid still pay’s attention to build quality that is made to last. This blender does very good job for our needs.

The small canister is an amazing juicer.

KitchenAid KSB655QAC 5-Speed Blender 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher (Almond Cream Beige)

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  • Die Cast Metal Base
  • Varied settings to easily blend a variety of food

Blends frozen fruit well and quickly. I haven’t used it for anything else yet, but i think it will work just fine.

It blends, it crushes ice, it’s red and it works like a charm. The packaging and shipping was surpassed only by the quality of this machine. From margaritas to salsa, this blender does it all with an easy to clean pitcher in two sizes. Would buy another one though i think with the quality of this machine, it will probably outlast me.

I think this machine is just as good as a nutribullet i sit back and put me some sweet potatoes in there bra and blended with some of my favorite fruits in it blends beautiful so expensive nutribullet $125this one will like it like the stars.

KitchenAid KSB655QAC 5-Speed Blender 56-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher (Almond Cream Beige) : Exceptionally great in every way. I was really surprised and pleased that the gaskets are built into the blender; makes for much easier cleanup. I drink high protein “smoothies” at least 4 times per week; it blends & liquifies the frozen fruit very well; also i like the “pulse” function and had never had it on previous blenders i have owned.

I am taking away one star for the weird design of the little pitcher that leaks, is difficult to clean and does not blend well. The large pitcher does not leak, is easy to clean and blends well. The motor and base unit is heavy and stable. The control buttons work well and the flush surface is easy to clean.

I haven’t really used this you but i can see the mechanism is much better than my old kitchen aid blender. On that one the coupler failed and there was no way to fix it-so the whole expensive blender had to be replaced. I liked the old one had glass not plastic, but this one comes with two sizes of jar which is nice. Why couldn’t they make the plastic on the lid and handle red also like the old model had?.

The little container doesn’t attach to the motor.

I mostly make smoothies out of fruits and veggies and i make them a lot. I also make smoothies and make them into popsicles. My last blender broke and i was looking forward to a nice one. I almost bought the ninja but read some negative reviews and decided i’d like the 2nd jar option with this model. I have never had a blender so sturdy, quiet and blend the food and ice so well. It is amazing and i am so happy i bought this product. It is super sturdy and i think it will last a long time.

I made apple butter in the blender and milk shakes and plan to do more in the future. It is a powerful machine and i fell that it works as good as a food processor.

Ive had it some time abd use it often.

Just swallowed the first gulp of my morning breakfast shake. And choked on what appeared to be shards of something. Took another sip…and confirmed there were shards in it, too. Turns out my lovely wife was making our breakfast smoothie (stupid 10-day detox…grumble, grumble) and was momentarily distracted by our howling horde. During the disruption, an orange plastic measuring teaspoon was left in the blender. I have to give praise here to kitchenaid’s blender- since it was set on “liquefy”, it did its absolute best to comply with the setting. The shards were the size of jalapeno seeds- that’s all that remained of the former teaspoon. Since the detox shake included chia & hemp heart seeds, my wife downed hers without hesitation. I have a slightly pickier palate, so i discovered the fly. The blender has not been negatively affected at all by its encounter with the teaspoon (regretfully, i cannot say the same for the spoon), continuing to shred onions and berries (no, not together) with alacrity. A very impressive little blender. Having bought it at costco, the price was right, and having tested it under what the instructions no doubt qualify as a ‘condition unquestionably voiding the warranty’, it has held up admirably well. If we’re lucky, our youngest won’t try to frappe his matchbox cars.

It’s quick, it looks great and the extra little container was a bonus i didn’t expect. Also the plastic containers are light and you don’t have to worry about breakage.

This blender does what it needs to do. But so far has been dependable. Seems to not have has much power as my last blender which was a breville but the breville did not last commiserate with the cost.

Don’t have to take apart the pitchers before tossing them in the dishwasher. They even have drip holes in the base so they don’t fill with water – nice. Pretty loud when operating, maybe louder than usual?.The ‘fingers’ connecting the motor to the blades comes together easily, one problem i had with my old unit. One negative is the pitcher is a little loose when in the base, which causes an irritating vibration and the base actually walks a little when in use. I added a few small felt cabinet bumpers to the base to reduce the problem but i shouldn’t have to do that.

It’s a nice blender, it makes fruit smoothies just fine. The only complaint i have about it is that when i bought it i was under the impression that it could blend whole fruits like kiwi in it, however once i looked in the manual it said to cut up all fruits/vegetables when making a smoothie. But other than that it’s a great product.

For the benefit of other folk like us who are transitioning out of the $20 dorm room blender lifestyle, i feel compelled to point out that by the standards you’ve been living by so far, 56 oz is a very large blender. I have never seen a blender of this size in anybody’s house. You could easily fit a pineapple in this thing. That little ‘culinary jar’ it comes with is nearly the size of the pitcher of the blender we were replacing. I wasn’t thinking too hard about it; ’56 oz?. Seems reasonable,’ i thought. Now my kitchen is the proud home of this monument to blending. We haven’t used it yet, but 5 stars for the sheer size of the thing.

Impressive piece of equipment, enjoying using 8t.

I really love this kitchen aid upright blender. Gave this kitchen aid a try when amazon featured it. . It by far makes a better smoothie than my previous blenders. It has a nice big size but not too jumbo on counter space, it has rubber feet underneath. I think the high horsepower on this kitchenaid mixed everything so well it tasted much more delicious and blended the flavors like a gourmet chef would have for both smoothies and cappuccino. I also tried the small container and i need to try that again as it sprayed out the liquid, maybe i did not press the cover down hard enough?. . So when i tried the big blender next (for the smoothies and cappucinos, mentioned above) – i made sure the cover was pressed all the way down securely (its a hard plastic and you need to press it down hard – so i figured i would use the small container for non-liquid blending and the big piece for the liquids since it was really very good / way better than what i was using before).

It was a happy ‘tuesday morning’ when i spied this for half price. Works really well, its heavy, large and pretty quiet. I love the smaller container that comes with it, perfect for making salad dressing and singe serving smoothies. You don’t have to take the bottom off to clean it (although you can) you just add water and a drop of soap and blend it, all done, rinse and dry and you are ready for the next time. It has more than enough speeds for anything you would ever want to make and its a kitchenaid which has been around forever.

KitchenAid KHM312WH 3-Speed Hand Mixer – : Five Stars

Highly rated by cooks illustrated.

Don’t go out any buy yourself the big kitchenaid mixer. This one does everything you need it to, doesn’t take as much room, and doesn’t require an army to lift.

KitchenAid KHM312WH 3-Speed Hand Mixer – White

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  • Includes 2 Stainless steel Turbo Beater accessories
  • 1 Year Warranty

Use it often when the task is easier than using my big kitchenaid mixer.

Tried to make cookies with this. I was afraid to break it but it didn’t. The speed was fast though but i don’t mind since i don’t bake that often.

Kitchenaid has, i think, about four different variants of this mixer, each at different price points, and with different features (speed, accessories, etc. I guess the not-so-secret secret is that they are all the same model – the same motor, and a similar mould – but with some hardware caps put in place. As a consequence, this cheapest model will perform just as great as the more expensive one. So if you are looking for a reliable, small, convenient mixer, search no more. If you need to whisk eggs, the speed of this mixer is completely appropriate (unlike what is implied to make you want to buy the more expensive models), and you simply need to graph the kitchenaid khmpw whisking accessory. Bought this a year ago, and it is still working fine, and never have i thought that i needed to trade up.

KitchenAid KHM312WH 3-Speed Hand Mixer – White : I got this to replace my old hand mixer that is more than 30 years old, made in the usa. We’ll see how this one holds up. I do like the beaters and the speeds. Have made a two layer chocolate cake w/chocolate icing (from scratch) and a chocolate cream pie, so far.

Has a nice slow first setting so things don’t fly all over the place when you first turn it on. It does a good job for a basic mixer. I don’t think it would be good for tough or sustained use like my heavier-duty mixer does but that more powerful oster is really fast on the low setting which is what i wanted to accomplish by buying this one. I just wanted a simple slower mixer and this one works very well.

Seems to be working pretty good – but not near as strong as my old one :(.

We’re great fans of kitchenaid appliances and also own a stand mixer and food processor from kitchenaid. We’ve owned this mixer for at least 5 years. The mixer is nicely designed, with a simple shape that is easy to clean and will not yellow with age. We use the mixer most often for beating egg whites and whipping cream. The mixer is very fast at these tasks because of the design of the beaters and the speed of the motor. It feels very solid in your hand, and does not rattle and shimmy like other mixers. It is a bit heavy, but that is probably part of the reason it feels so smooth when it operates. We have used this mixer for cake batters, but not for heavier jobs like cookie dough (we use the stand mixer for that). If you are looking for something that can replace a stand mixer, you should probably pay a little more and get the 9-speed model. Our mixer broke when we put it into a bowl that was too narrow at the bottom.

Features i like: simplicity of button system. The cord lock in that keeps the cord out of your way when using the mixer. Limitation not so good: the mixer is not as powerful as many, and thus bogs down when you are trying to blend really thick, dense recipes.

Not sure why kitchenaid chose to stop making the 3 speed hand mixer. I’ve had 3 in the the 35yrs i’ve been married – hope kithenaid changes their minds andstarts making them again.

I have owned this for about 2 years. Struggles through cookie dough. The end of the beater broke off at the weld site.

Powerful and gets the job done well.

I was just looking for a simple and reliable mixer and after reading the previously written reviews decided on this mixer. Its not fancy but as you would expect with the kitchen aid name, it is a great little mixer.

Great for little details while baking. Works as promised and haven’t had any problems with this product.

Arrived in good condition, was as advertised, works good.

I am on my second classic 3 mixer. The mixer is great for handling all of my (many) baking chores. However, in both cases, the beaters broke before the motor died. If anyone has a set of beaters which has outlasted the mixer, i’d like to talk to you.

Just a great reliable mixer for most of mixing. My favorite and have gifted several over the years and always a favorite.

She had an identical one that broke after 15 years of loving baking.

This mixer is just what i needed in my small kitchen. I bake all the time and i have always dreamed of getting a big, red counter top kitchenmaid mixer, but that’s just not in my budget and i have nowhere to store it. I have limited counter space and storage. Regarding quality of use, this handheld mixer works like a charm. The last batch of pumpkin bread, i used this lightweight hand mixer to blend all the ingredients one by one. It worked great- no splatters, mixed flour evenly, quiet motor, easy to clean. The rounded edges and lack of small crevices makes it easy to wipe down. I like the simplicity of the machine- there are only three speeds and one button to release the tools. I wish it came with the large whisk, but i’ll have to buy it separately. It works well with thicker batters too.

For a lower cost, no frills option, this is a good choice. I have the turbo 7 speed as well and the main difference is the amount of speeds. When mixing on the 7 speed, i always flipped up through the settings and back and never really stayed on one setting. This one here has 3 and that really is all you need for basic things. As with the 7 speed, the body does feel light weight and that gave me a bad first impression when i first got the 7 speed a few years ago. It has proven to not be an issue though because it is still going strong and as good as the first use. It is rather nice to have the light weight body anyway, in terms of handling it etc. The beaters are thin and i wasn’t sure how i’d like that, at first. They are also light weight and did not feel like heavy duty construction. Again, though, they’ve proven to be just fine and work very well.

I have been a kitchenaid user for many years. They were a company still making products in the usa. Now even though their website says they are american made i find it not to be true. I purchased a new 5 speed hand mixer at kohl’s yesterday. On the back it has a sticker that says st. That is where their company headquarters is i guess. On the bottom of white mixer etched in white (probably so it is hard to read) it says ‘made in china’. Now i am trying to find a decent product by another company that might be made in the usa.