Post # 1
So, I am still trying to decide on a standmixer for my registry. I know most people swear up and down by Kitchenaid but I’m interested in hearing about other brands as well. Anyone have the Cuisinart? Sunbeam Mixmaster? anything else? And between the Kitchenaids which is a good style to go for? I like to bake but only manage to get around to it once per month so the mixer won’t get heavy use. I would mainly use it for cookies, cakes, icings and loafs.
Post # 3
we got a kitchenaid 5 quart artisan mixer as a wedding gift (in red!) We have only had it for like a week and I have used it once and LOVE it!!! Its a really heavy duty mixer, and there are a ton of attachments you can get to add on to it, it can do a lot! I know they are expensive, im so glad we got it as a gift and it should last us forever!!
I am very very happy with it, sorry cant tell you about any other brands. you can check out consumer reports?
Post # 4
I say go with the kitchenaid. It’s the gold standard in mixers and it’s your wedding, go for the best. I just used my kitchen aid architect for the first time last night to make chocolate chip cookies. I was so impressed. Everything is made of metal, no plastic to be found. I picture myself using this 50 years from now with my grand kids.
Post # 5
I like my Kitchenaid Artisan mixer a lot. The only thing it really can’t do is knead bread dough – for that you really need the Professional model. But the Artisan is great, and I love the attachments – the meat grinder is awesome, and so is the ice cream maker. I bake a lot so I use it fairly frequently – maybe once or twice a week?
Post # 6
I don’t have any experience with the others, but I did get a Kitchenaid stand mixer. Everyone I know that has one swears by it (including my Future Mother-In-Law, who has had hers for years upon years!). There is pretty much only one style of Kitchenaid stand mixer: the 5 Quart artisan. It comes in a bajillion colors though. This was the hardest part…Fiance and I couldn’t agree on the color! lol
Post # 7
I don’t have experience with other brands, but I LOVE my KitchenAid. I bought it as a gift to myself a couple of years ago. I would recommend the Artisan model – It has a bigger bowl and higher wattage than the standard model. I feel that it is the perfect size for mixing cakes, cookies, etc. There are also lots of fun attachments (graters, juicers, ice cream makers, etc) that I really want to try.
Amazon will sometimes offer really good deals on KitchenAid… I bought my Artisan mixer for $210 when it normally retails for $350. The prices on Amazon change daily so you would need to check back often.
Post # 8
I am also in love with my 5 quart red kitchenaid mixer! I honestly wouldn’t skimp on this one – plus, my mom tells me that her friends fought over who would be the one to get it for us! 😛
Post # 9
I’ve had the experience of testing out a Breville, a Cuisinart, and I own a Kitchen Aid. Honestly? They all work wonderfully. You can’t go wrong with any of them. They are all quality products that are easy to use and have reliable companies backing them. If you’re into hardcore bread baking and want to be able to leave the mixer unattended for long periods of time, I suggest buying a Cuisinart. They tend to be more heavy duty and have more powerful motors. However, for everyday use? For the standard batch of cookies, I go to the Kitchen Aid. I like the way it looks, so I don’t mind leaving it out on my counter, it has LOTS of attachments to choose from, and it is a FANTASTIC mixer.
Any product that hits that high price range is bound to be quality, it’s just a matter of finding the right one for you.
Post # 10
If you get a Kitchenaid, I would highly reccomend going for the Pro model (I have the Pro 600 series). My Mother-In-Law & SIL have the artisan (tilt head) but my pro is much more powerful than theirs. My Mother-In-Law always says how jealous she is that I have a better mixer than she does even though she bought it for me, lol. The price difference isn’t much and in my opinion, it’s well worth it. Seriously, this thing has changed my life!
This is the one that I have, though the stainless is a little lighter than it is in the pic…
Post # 11
Thanks to everyone who has answered so far. I think I may have to look into the Kitchenaid models a little more.
Post # 12
Kitchen Aid for sure. Good luck choosing 🙂
Post # 13
The Cuisinart is actually rated pretty highly in various reviews but I went with Kitchenaid. I bought it for myself several years ago because I decided not to wait until I was married to buy myself nice kitchen things. After much research, I bought the Pro 600 in Empire Red. It’s much more powerful than the Artisan but the Artisan does come in a gazillion shades to match every kitchen pantone. The only other model I would have considered was the Williams Sonoma exclusive Pro 620 in copper but it costs twice as much for pretty much just the copper color. I was looking for the biggest bowl and most powerful HP. The Pro series does have a bowl lift design instead of the tilt head that most people are accustomed to. People either hate it or love it.
The Kitchenaid customer service is pretty awesome. The first night I bought it, I made two double batches of cinnamon rolls to test the machine. The mixer couldn’t handle it. The next day, I called Kitchenaid and they shipped a new one out.
Post # 14
I loved my kitchenaid…Fiance bought it for me a couple years ago. I have no complaints whatsoever. It’s great!
Post # 15
My mom got a kitchenaid in 1983. She uses it AT LEAST once a week, if not more, and it’s still running like the day she got it.
Post # 16
Kitchenaid!!! I’ve had mine for 2 weeks and used it twice already, its AMAZING!!!!