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Posted on Mar 10, 2011 4:35:56 AM PST
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Hello, There is no comparison between the classic and the artisan mixers, The ratings are better for the classics because they are a cheaper mixer and more people buy them because of the price differance, but they are a good mixer, on the other hand the artisan is a more powerful mixer and will mix bread dough because it is a heavy duty mixer, the classics strain to mix bread dough. The classic is a 250 watt mixer and the artison is a 325 watt mixer, I think. If you use your mixer for light kitchen duty, like cakes and mashed potatoes the classic is fine, but if you mix bread dough then you need the extra power of the artison, it's a heavy duty mixer and the classic is the lowest powered mixer kitchenaid makes, that's why it's the cheapest. The artisan is worth the extra money. I have 3 kitchenaid mixers, a 275 watt that I gave to my daughter because she doesn't bake very often, a 300 watt ksm90,and a 575 watt pro 600 which is the most powerful mixer kitchenaid makes. The only one I would recomend to someone that makes bread and bakes often, is the pro 600, a 575 watt, 6 quart, lift bowl, stand mixer. all of the smaller mixers will die if you mix bread dough 2 times a week, dough is very hard on the smaller mixers, they don't last.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 4:51:26 PM PST
Mrs. M. says:
I am using a Classic mixer, which is now over thirty years old. I got it when my children were very small, so I know it is over thirty years old. It has a few paint chips because I have used it to make many, many cookies and yeast breads. We have also moved several times. I could not cook without my mixer. I purchased an additional stainless bowl that has a handle because I like having two mixing bowls. The original stainless bowl did not have a handle. Kitchenaid has just sent me, for free, four new plastic feet for the mixer because the first ones had just disentegrated after that many years. I paid $116 for the mixer back sometime between 1973-1976. I think that I have a good mixer yet. If I bought again, I would go with the Classic.
Linda Matthews

Initial post: Jan 9, 2010 1:22:32 PM PST
rpacht says:
I am trying to decide whether to buy a Classic or Artisan mixer. From what I can surmise, if you buy the Artisan you get a slightly bigger motor, a handle on the bowl and a pouring chute/guard and for that you pay about a hundred bucks more. Consumer reports rated the Classic slightly higher too which is interesting. Does anyone have experience with both or a strong opinion on the matter?
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