Kitchenaid 600 Series Stand Mixer
Recently, I purchased a kitchenaid 600 series stand mixer to go with my newly renovated kitchen. I chose a Kitchenaid stand mixer as nothing says quality like Kitchenaid and they are now also very affordable. More on that soon. This is a serious piece of professional equipment and subsequently can be found in many professional food establishments.
The first thing I noticed when the box arrived was the weight. This thing was heavy! Fortunately I purchased from an online retailer who provided free shipping.
The weight is a sure sign of quality and is due to a full metal gearbox and casing and a 575 watt seriously powerful electric motor. There is no way you will suffer from an out of control mixer skating across your kitchen bench with the Kitchenaid pro. It comes with a 6 quart stainless steel mixing bowl with capacity enough to knead 2 loaves of bread concurrently.
My Kitchenaid 600 series stand mixer came in Empire Red to match my kitchen and the paint finish was professional and very high quality. The mixer comes in a range of colors but choose carefully as the price changes dramatically with the color choice. My kitchenaid 600 pro takes prominent place in my kitchen and never fails to impress dinner guests. One review commented on the size and the subsequent inability to find suitable storage space but this was not a problem in my kitchen.
The performance of the mixer is outstanding with 10 speeds for a full range of mixing tasks and a soft start feature to minimise ingredient splatter and flour puff. The 575 watt motor with direct drive steel gearbox will mix up to 14 cups of all purpose flour (less for high gluten or multi-grain) and produce up to 8 pounds of mashed potatoes. The included PowerKnead spiral hook kneads double batches of bread dough easily reducing preparation time and there is also an overload protection feature to prevent overheating. The recipe book that comes with the mixer contains many great recipes and also provides advice on the mixing differences betweeen professional and standard mixers to help you adjust when using your family recipes.
The kitchenaid 600 series stand mixer has a professional bowl lift to raise the bowl into the mixing position. Other included accessories are a professional wire whip, a burnished flat beater, a spiral dough hook, and a one piece pouring shield. It also comes with a multipurpose attachment hub for additional attachments such as an ice cream maker, food processor, juicer, grinder and slicer, and many more.
One review mentioned that the supplied attachments aren’t dishwasher safe and need to be washed by hand as the harsh chemicals in your diswasher will tarnish the metal on the attachements.
These mixers are very well priced online at Amazon but please do your own research before you buy. I was unable find a better price at a traditional store or other online retailer than Amazon and currently you can save up to $181 (depending on the color) off the list price and also receive a post purchase rebate of $40 plus FREE shipping to US addresses.
The kitchenaid 600 series stand mixer is an affordable alternative to the standard domestic mixer with professional features and performance to justify the price.