I hate my professional kitchenaid mixer

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
2467 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

cantonbride:  I agree! I have the tilt head and my parents ave the pro model with the bowl lift. I like mine so much better! 

Post # 3
7126 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have the bowl lift and my mixer doesn’t fit under my cabinets. It’s very heavy to lift, too. I had an in-cabinet  shelf lift installed just because this thing is so darn heavy.

Post # 4
602 posts
Busy bee

Sorry yours isn’t working out for you. 

I have the pro model and I could never do what I do with anything less. It’s basically my prized possession. Removing the bowl is tough without taking off the attachment but I rarely remove my bowl before I’m finished mixing anyway so it’s never been much of an issue for me. The power is really what sells it. 

Post # 6
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Same boat. I didn’t register for one because my mom had a brand new lift bowl model that she received as a gift and didn’t want, so she gave it to me. It is a huge pain in the butt. I thought I was missing something at first because it seemed so unwieldy to get the bowl out, and I kept thinking that it must also tilt somehow to accommodate that. 

Post # 7
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ilovebacon:  Ditto. I had a shelf installed at the right height for me in the pantry and there is  an electrical outlet there. I rarely have to move the machine.

Post # 8
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain

I have the pro series with the bowl lift. I LOVE it. I keep it on a cart always so no worries about it fitting anywhere. I started with the basic $199 one and have upgraded twice. If you cook a LOT it’s probably worth it to have the bigger one

Post # 9
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I purposely registered for the tilt head because I had read on the bee and other places how much of a pain the lift models were.  

Post # 10
602 posts
Busy bee

cantonbride:  That’s your opinion and you’re totally entitled to it. However, I disagree. I think the pro is exponentially better than the artisan and I’ve personally used both. But I guess it depends on what you use it for. The occasional baker doesn’t need the same power as someone who runs a bakery out of their home or uses it on a regular basis. 

Post # 11
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’ll take it off your hands… for free, even!  😉

Post # 13
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

oh man, I have the bowl lift and have tried the tilt head, and I think the tilt head is just so awkward and unwieldy to maneuver around the attachment. I usually just put the bowl down, plop off the attachment into the bowl and scrap it off away from the mixer. Easy. I’ve never had any problems with it fitting underneath my cabinets though, either in my apartment or at my new house. I do get a little envious of the cuuuute colors the tilt head comes in (especially this gorgeous aqua one they have at Target right now!), but then I remember how much I hate it! To each their own!

Post # 15
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

cantonbride:  oh man, I love my tilt head. We didn’t register but got two (same cream colour even!) for our wedding. My people just knew that I really, really wanted one. I have found them good for dough though! It took my pizza dough to new levels – amazing! We made bread last weekend as well (a pretty dense one too) and that turned out good.

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