Does everything and as much as we loved our previous kitchenaid this one does circles around the old one.
Have had one for over 16 years and it’s going strong. Bought this one for my daughter and she loves it, especially the glass bowl.
This is an upgrade from the professional 600 lift bowl 6 quart kitchenaid i recently gifted to my neighbor who bakes often. I read some reviews that compelled me to pump the brakes on purchasing online. I will say not sure what mixers others were using prior to this purchase but this unit is far superior to the standard kitchenaid pro with the ac motor. This unit has already been tested. Very quiet, durable and looks and feels luxurious:))) for a mixer that is. The color is that of a white cultured pearl. I was pleasantly surprised that i also received the flex edge beater in addition to flat beater, whip, and dough hook. The glass bowl is heavy but you wouldn’t want a flimsy glass when working with a 1hp motor. I also found this seller gourmet kitchen online and purchased the stainless steel bowl separately.
Key specs for KitchenAid KSM6521XSR Professional 6500 Design Series Sugar Pearl Silver Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer with 6 Quart Glass Bowl:
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- Sugar pearl silver colored base with glass bowl
- 10 different speeds
- Mix, knead and whip ingredients with ease
- Bowl-lift design features quiet and robust DC motor
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, PRO 6500 – vs. – OLDER PRO 600 —- A SIDE BY SIDE TEST AND IMPRESSIONS
The best feature is the heavy duty1 hp motor. I loveeee my new kitchenaid professional 6500 mixer.
Overall it is fine; but the glass bowl is an issue. It is heavy and cumbersome to fit. Also the beaters are not close enough to the bowl, leaving material unmixed. The bowl has all the characteristics of something thought up by a designer which was never fully tested. Sure, it is very pretty but not functional. Get a stainless steel bowl; works much better and weighs a lot less.
Arrived right on time in a big box. Looks nice, we just didnt realize the bowl was so big. Caution: if you are not sure how big six quarts is, make sure you know before you order this.
How did i ever get along without this mixer?is it big?. Yesbut if you are like me and have done your homework, you knew that already. I’m no pastry chef but i do enjoy baking and experimenting with recipes. I also enjoy guns and target shooting but i digress. This mixer lives up to the hype. The dc motor is super quiet and powerful enough to mix concrete. Seriously though if you are looking for a great mixer and don’t mind spending a few bucks, grab this one. Holidays are just around the corner. Btw this model included the ‘flex edge’ beater and it cleans the sides of the glass bowl very well.
Great mixer for bread and heavy dough.
works great, fit as my daughter and mom found out turn the speed down before starting lol. My daughter got sugar everywhereall in all it works good i have no problems with it. My mom who is 68 has some problems with getting the bowl to clip in/out, but it’s easy to fix. Just unscrew the lock clip and give it a small bend and it will slide in early. It’s helpful for older people. Also it is oily when you get a new one, so clean it well but it only takes 10min to clean up.
A substantive change of motor – more quiet – standard glass bowl – but fewer color optionsthis is a newer version of the 6 qt professional line that changes the motor from the previous ac 575 watt (in the older 600 kp26m1x) to the newer version with dc motor 1hp (6500 ksm6521). I will give a little more detail below, but you will notice the power is not a direct comparison as the older is in wattage and the newer 6500 shown on this page is in horse power. However, the company claims the newer is more powerful and i can confirm it at least feels more efficient and substantial while also being more quiet. The body is essentially the same as most 26 series so some aspects are interchangeable. Here are some key differences and impressions as i tested them side by side: — the motor on the newer 6500 is much more quiet yet substantial feeling. The 6500 is almost more quiet on speed 10 than the 600 is on setting 1. I did at least get the feeling the 6500 was either more powerful in general or better at delivering torque. It sounded smoother and less whiney or rickety than the 600. That is not to say there is a problem with the 600. I understand some old issues have been fixes many years back. I felt the 6500 was more capable of handling heavier dough than the other machine. However, this has only been on the market since around the start of 2014 so the longevity of the machine is still being decided. — the bowls are interchangeable between the glass and the standard metal.
I have a 5qt and needed the add’l capacity. I like how quiet it is; i’d say it’s quieter than my 5qt. The bowl can be hard to snap in to place, and parts “jiggle” a little more than i’m comfortable with, but it’s held up this far.
My wife loves it,she has never had a stand alone mixer before,got the slicer attachments also,very nice.
Love this mixer and the color. Love the bowl lift and the plastic cover that keeps it clean. Powerful and pretty on my counter.
I purchased the kitchenaid 600 pro for my parents. I have since purchased a kitchenaid 6 qt 6500 mixer and have noticed the differences between the two and it all comes down to power, noise and price. Kitchenaid 6500-the 600 produces a lot more noise than the 6500 but let’s be honest, it’s a mixer, it’s not supposed to be silent. -the motor of the 600 mixer has 575 watts whereas the 6500 mixer has a 1. 3 hp motor (which equals out to about 1100 watts). So yes, the 6500 is a lot more powerful and i can say that with complete confidence, having used both within a week of each other. -the 600 comes with a stainless steel bowl and mixer parts that must be used only with the stainless steel bowl.The glass bowl and it’s attachment pieces (meaning the dough hook, etc.
Purchased as a gift for my wife (who does not do all the cooking, but does do all the baking) after she got very jealous of the ones her daughters owned.
First one i ordered made a weird whistle sound. I called customer service and they sent me a new one and it is work awesome.
Wish it was easier to get the bowl on and off.
Can’t say enough good about this mixer. The bowl is heavy to pour , but you can do several batches at a time. A real timesaver when you have a lot to do.
I use it primarily for baking and doughs – heavy doughs – which it gets through without even heating up. Wish i had another bowl, perhaps a metal bowl, for kitchen efficiency.
I wanted to write this review to help other new buyers. This is a good mixer and it isn’t overly loud. It does however tend to make certainly clicking type noise from the dual planetary gear sets, that is normal. This machine also has i believe a different motor than the xca model number that kitchenaid lists (they do not even list this pca model at all). The model kitchenaid sells direct at a significantly higher price has the new upgraded 1. 3hp motor also found on their commercially rated/certified top end mixer, this one does not and has 1hp which is plenty enough for the tasks we have tried including making a double batch of bread every couple of days (we just put the ingredients in and it pretty well cleans up the bowl and leaves us a well kneaded dough on the hook) as well as plenty of heavy cookie dough. The following is intended to provide peace of mind and to prevent the odd ‘friday just before quitting time’ machine from causing somebody injury or distress. Important: the quality control may have missed small metal burs that you should try to remove before using the mixer with either or both of the following steps:1: if you’re brave, the top cover comes off (unplug first) with the single screw at the back and then four on the sides. The gear housing cover takes two small star/torx screws and then you can examine the gears for proper grease and any metal pieces or burrs. If you are going to take this step to insure you get your monies worth inspect all around inside for any metal shavings that might migrate to the circuit board and short something out etc.
Sooo excited to have it and was really pleased with how quiet it is. Totally looking forward to making gingerbread dough and royal icing for gingerbread houses this christmas.
I have mixed feelings on this mixer. . Great machine as far as the power. The paddles seem that they do not get the bottom of the bowl mixed well at all. You have to keep lifting the bottom ingredients up. I made a creamy pie the first day and it did a terrible job mixing. I make a lot of frosting for cakes, so i bumped it to the powerful model. I had the smaller mixer for years.
I simply don’t know where to begin here as there are so many things that i simply adore about this kitchen aid professional 6500 stand mixer. For one thing, this is a relatively quiet, ruggedly built, beautifully finished and high quality frosted pearl white mixer which mixes and kneads bread dough seemingly effortlessly. In fact, when working with bread dough, you wouldn’t want to use anything less than the kitchen aid professional 6500 stand mixer. Since i received this mixer about a week ago, i have been working with 2 bread loaves at a time thus far (small family), but kitchen aid clearly states on the owner’s manual that this particular mixer is designed to mix and knead up to 8 loaves at a time. Well, i can certainly believe it as this kitchen aid professional 6500 stand mixer is equipped with a 1. 4 hp output will easily make short work out of anything that you could think of.
I purchased this after owning two other (tilt-head) kitchen aid stand mixers. I loved them, but needed a bit more volume and power for when i make christmas cookies. I specifically purchased this one because of the dc motor. With my old ones, when the mixture got thicker i had to increase the speed just to maintain the same speed as it bogged down. With this one it just continues on with so much torque that you don’t need to change the speed (unless you actually want it to go faster). Pros:way more power than the smaller models. Has a lid for the bowl with a recess in the top that the head fits into, so no dust gets in it when it is stored. Glass bowl, very heavy, very solid, you can see what is being mixed and if you need to scrape the sides. Way more solid than the smaller ones (which are already really solid). Much quieter (i believe because of the dc motor)cons:there is a lot less room to work under the head than one where the head tilts away.