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Cuisinart SM-55BC 5-1/2-Quart 12-Speed Stand Mixer, Brushed Chrome

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  • 800-watt stand mixer housed in durable die-cast metal
  • 12 speeds; 5-1/2-quart stainless-steel bowl; slow-start and gentle-fold functions
  • 15-minute countdown timer; 3 power outlets; auto shutoff; tilt-back head
  • Chef's whisk, flat mixing paddle, dough hook, and splashguard included
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
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Product Details

Color: Brushed Chrome
Recipe Booklet [PDF]| Product Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 10 x 12.5 inches ; 22.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000MTIUSS
  • Item model number: SM-55BC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,601 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Color: Brushed Chrome

This stand mixer features a powerful 800-watt motor that can handle the heaviest mixing tasks. Its large, 5-1/2-quart, stainless-steel bowl accommodates big batches--even double recipes. The unit also provides 12 mixing speeds, along with a 15-minute countdown timer and automatic shutoff, for maximum precision. Choose the slow-start function to eliminate splatter or the ultra-gentle fold function to carefully blend in delicate ingredients. The mixer's tilt-back head allows for easy access to the mixing bowl and makes attaching accessories simple.

Accessories include a chef's whisk, a flat mixing paddle, and a dough hook, as well as a splashguard. The whisk aerates ingredients to increase volume or can also be used on slow speed to gently combine dry ingredients. Contoured to reach the bottom and sides of the bowl, the flat mixing paddle ensures thorough mixing. The dough hook makes hand kneading obsolete, while the splashguard offers an extra-wide pouring spout for easily adding ingredients. The stand mixer also contains three power outlets, including a high-speed outlet for its optional dedicated attachments (meat grinder, citrus juicer, blender, food processor, or pasta maker--all sold separately). The stand mixer measures 15-1/2 by 10 by 12-1/2 inches and carries a three-year product warranty and a five-year motor warranty.

From the Manufacturer

More than 30 years ago Cuisinart changed the way the world cooked. Now it's changing the way the world mixes with the Cuisinart stand mixer. The new extra-large Cuisinart 5-quart mixer has the power, capacity, and precision to handle any job a recipe requires and delivers more power to mix even the heaviest dough. There’s also more capacity to double and triple recipes. The mixer comes with three accessories, allowing you to mix, whip, or even knead dough. It has 12 speeds to ensure splatter-free starts and fabulous finishes. In addition, Cuisinart offers optional attachments that can be purchased separately. Each attachment connects to one of the three power outlets on the mixer (two on the top and one on the front) to let you blend, process food, squeeze juice from your favorite citrus fruits, make homemade pasta, or grind your own meats.

Multiple Outlets Mean More Functionality

  1. High-speed power outlet for the blender and food processor attachment (sold separately), which connects to the rear power outlet on top of the stand mixer.
  2. Mid-speed power outlet for the citrus juicer attachment (sold separately), which connects to the front power outlet on the top of the stand mixer.
  3. Slow-speed power outlet for the large meat grinder and the pasta-maker attachments (sold separately), which connect to the power outlet behind the slow-speed outlet cover on the front of the stand mixer head.

An Array of Helpful Features

The mixer's tilt-back head securely locks the stand mixer into a raised position, which allows easy access to the 5-quart mixing bowl and makes it easy to attach accessories. The stainless-steel bowl includes handles, which makes the bowl easy to hold, scrape, and remove, and it's oversized to let you mix larger quantities.

The mixer has a handy 15-minute countdown timer, plus a slow-start function that eliminates splatter for the most delicate ingredients. The fold function allows you to mix in ingredients at the lowest speed with two options--continuous, to blend ingredients, and pulse, to combine ingredients. Each pulse generates 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 revolutions of the flat mixing paddle, chef's whisk, or dough hook. The flat mixing paddle, dough hook, or chef's whisk spins independently while rotating around the mixing bowl for the quickest, most thorough results. No need to rotate the mixing bowl--Cuisinart’s stand mixer does all the work for you.

Features:

  • Large 5-quart-capacity polished stainless-steel bowl
  • Powerful 800-watt motor
  • 15-minute countdown timer
  • Auto shutoff and 12 speeds
  • Includes 3 accessories: chef's whisk, flat mixing paddle, dough hook
  • Splashguard with pour spout to prevent spattering
  • Recipe book
  • Power unit: clean with a damp cloth and dry
  • Bowls and tools dishwasher-safe (tools top-rack dishwasher-safe)
  • Warranty: Limited 3-year product warranty and a full 5-year motor warranty


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very easy to use and clean.
D. Treinis
I have made bread dough, cake mixes, cookies that are very thick and burned up my other mixer and we don't have that problem with this mixer.
lsmith
I did more research and found that the warranty was much better on the Cuisinart than on the KitchenAid.
Steven J. Rickard

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,302 of 1,305 people found the following review helpful By Steven J. Rickard VINE VOICE on October 11, 2008
I've been a long-time fan of the KitchenAid mixer. My grandmother has been using the same KitchenAid mixer since the late 50s, and it's still going strong. I was thrilled to get a KitchenAid "Ultra-Power" mixer as a gift about seven years ago, and it worked great for occasional use. Over the past couple of years I've been doing more and more baking, and about a year ago I began making my own bread. After about six months of using my KitchenAid to knead two loaves of whole-wheat bread every week or so, it made a terrible grinding noise, and stopped working. I decided I'd better buy a new KitchenAid with a more powerful motor, and went online to see which was recommended. Much to my surprise, the reviews for the KitchenAid were no longer as positive as they had been. People were complaining about a decrease in quality and customer service. The biggest complaint was that some metal parts had been replaced by plastic, and while it sounded as if the company had recently started making the parts out of metal again, people were giving tips on how to determine if the model you were purchasing had the metal or plastic gearboxes. On top of that, Cooks Illustrated ranked the Cuisinart mixer above KitchenAid in a March 2008 review.

I did more research and found that the warranty was much better on the Cuisinart than on the KitchenAid. So, nervously, I decided to switch from what I had always considered to be the top brand, and I bought the Cuisinart.

My first impressions were mixed. I immediately liked the way the mixer looked, but I was nervous about it, because the body and the mixing paddles are much lighter in weight than on the KitchenAid. It lacks the solid, all-metal feel of the KitchenAid.
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200 of 203 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Bucko on February 28, 2008
Color Name: Brushed Chrome
I bought this to replace a 5 qt. KitchenAid Artisan. I do a little cake decorating and I needed something that would handle large batches of buttercream icing a couple times per week, as well as general kitchen use. It was a toss up between this one and the KitchenAid Pro. I was a little nervous about spending so much money on something that doesn't have the solid reputation that KitchenAid mixers have, but I'm so glad I took the chance! This is a wonderful mixer!! In my opinion, it is far superior to the KitchenAids in almost every way. I would recommend this to anyone.
Pros:
It handles large and small quantities equally well.
The more powerful motor is wonderful! It handles lots of heavy dough and icing with ease.
The splash guard forms a tight seal. Not air tight, but when I make huge batches of buttercream icing (using 5# of powdered sugar) it keeps in all the powdered sugar dust and I don't have quite so much to clean up afterward. In fact, I have very little to clean up!
If you start on a high speed it gets faster gradually so that you don't end up splashing what is in the bowl all over you.
The timer turns the mixer off automatically when time's up. No more over mixing!!
The paddle, whisk and dough hook are dishwasher safe.
I can't say anything about the attachments as I don't have any yet, but I love that I can add a blender or chopper to it without having to by the whole small appliance.
Cons:
It is mostly plastic and therefore much lighter than the KitchenAid. I haven't found this to be a problem at all with it walking of wobbling like I thought I would. But, the plastic body makes it look kind of cheap.
It is louder than my KitchenAid was.

Overall, the cons are very minimal. I've not found them to be enough of a bother to skew my opinion of the mixer. I absolutely LOVE this mixer and I will never go back to KitchenAid!
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222 of 227 people found the following review helpful By Drew K. on August 9, 2007
Color Name: Brushed Chrome
This is a relatively new purchase and it has been used only a few times, but so far everything is working wonderfully. The slow start and fold features are great; it keeps flour-type ingredients from dusting the kitchen counter, and the kitchen floor, and other kitchen appliances - you get the idea. I was happy that it also came with a splash guard for much the same reason! The design is sleek, the control knob works well, overall a good product.

There is one complaint I have: the top cover which also hides the accessory attachment area, is easy to remove. So much so that it sometimes comes off accidentally when raising the mixer head if you grab the wrong part. No big deal really, but something that should be looked at for future product development.

The main point I want to make is the strength of the warranty. To have a company stand behind their equipment by giving a 3 year product warranty and a 5 year motor warranty is very comforting. Compare that warranty to the one KitchenAid gives (1 year).
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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful By K. Mork on December 27, 2008
After burning out 2 hand mixers and 1 small stand mixer in the last 8 yrs, I decided to invest in something that would handle thick cookie dough. (They always broke at Christmas time when I made several batches of sugar cookie dough.) I did lots of online research into the different brands (I specifically was looking at the kitchen aide first, then viking, hamilton beach, and cuisinart). I was leaning toward the kitchen aide because so many of my family have one, yet they don't really use them for heavy tasks much. If I was going to commit counter space to this monster, I wanted to be able to use it for mixing bread dough as well and get rid of my bread machine. My budget leaned more toward the kitchen aide classic/artisan and not the kitchen aide pro. I eliminated the viking, hamilton beach because I couldn't find any local stores that carried them. I like to see the product before buying. Seeing the poor reviews for the lower end kitchen aides in regards to their ability to handle thick bread dough and longevity, I started to consider the cuisinart. It has a lower profile, so sits under the cabinets better. The tilt head is convenient and it locks up in place. (Some KAs have this feature too.) The machine is lighter than the kitchen aide. Most of the body is a metal composite that is not as heavy. Under the top cover of the machine it is a plastic composite. Since this is not a stress point on the machine, I don't think it is a major area to worry about. (I wouldn't use any abrasive pad on this part though as I think it would scratch the mirror finish) I know that the new plastic composites (Like on the dyson vacuum cleaner) are much stronger and durable than the old plastics. I am not sure about the inner gears if they are made of plastic or metal.Read more ›
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