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KitchenAid Pro 450 Series 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, Imperial Black

4.3 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
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  • 300-watt mixer with powerful direct-drive transmission and 10 speeds; 4-1/2-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl
  • All-metal construction with one-piece motor head for rugged durability and easy cleaning
  • Includes burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip
  • Available in Imperial Black and Empire Red
  • Measures approximately 16-1/2 inches high by 13-1/4 inches long by 10-1/2 inches wide
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Product Description

Color: Imperial Black

The Pro 450 Series Stand Mixer features a rugged, durable, all-metal construction with a direct drive transmission. The 4 1/2 QT. Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer features a 300-watt motor that can easily handle up to 8 cups of all purpose flour, and easily handle large batches of batter and dough. The mixer includes a 4 1/2-quart-capacity stainless-steel mixing bowl with handle, as well as a professional wire whip, a burnished flat beater, and burnished dough hook. The Pro 450 Series has a seamless yet solid one-piece motor head that was designed to clean easily.

Product Information

Color:Imperial Black
Product Dimensions 13.3 x 10.4 x 16.4 inches
Item Weight 29.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 29.4 pounds
Manufacturer KitchenAid
ASIN B001KZ4ZXM
Item model number KSM450BK
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #359,643 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#527 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Mixers > Stand Mixers
Date first available at Amazon.com January 4, 2009

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Color: Imperial Black Verified Purchase
This is one great machine. It is a real work horse. I make all of our bread products and this machine has cut down my prep time. It was a bit hard to get used to the fact that it was not a tilt head but that is a small price to pay for how well this machine works. I highly recommend it.
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Color: Empire Red
I have this mixer and have had it for at least a year now. It is so much better than the earlier models by KitchenAid. However, one word of warning, replacement parts are not easy to find and depending on what you order, they can run fairly expensive. I just need a replacement paddle because my kids misplaced mine and I can't live without my mixer... seriously, we are a big time cooking and baking family.
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Color: Empire Red
I was so excited to have this. I have made a few batches of cookies, one batch of pizza dough, and tonight I was making pasta dough and I shut it off to add an egg, and when I went to turn it back on, to my surprise... it wouldn't. After googling my problem to find out what is wrong, I encountered many people with the same issue. Their mixer just suddenly stopped working. Kitchenaid wants me to ship it to them so they can give me a repair estimate. I don't know that I want to spend money shipping it to them, so they can charge me god knows how much to fix a mixer that shouldn't need fixing. This is an expensive machine there is just no reason it should break after such MINIMAL use. I do not make big batches of anything, this pasta recipe was 2 cups of flour and 3 eggs. I feel like this mixer should be able to handle it.

Buy at your own risk, it's a great machine when it works... but obviously useless when it doesn't. Just please read many reviews... People have MANY problems with this mixer - and kitchenaid products in general.
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A Kid's Review on September 16, 2010
Color: Empire Red
I Love this mixer it does a fantantic job with large batches of cookie dough and such. It is also is very easy to clean. I bake a lot of bread and it does a good job of kneading the dough. One draw back though is it doesn't like to do a 4 loaf batch. The mixer cuts off after about 4 minutes. Other than that it's a Great product.
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By Dalee on January 11, 2011
Color: Imperial Black Verified Purchase
I was given this mixer as a gift from a friend who knows I love to bake. I love it! My holiday baking was made so much easier. I usually bake around twenty different cookies for the holidays, what a time saver this mixer was. It is so powerful and can handle double batches. It would be a great investment for your kitchen and will not disappoint you.
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Color: Empire Red Verified Purchase
I don't bake, but my wife and 13-year-old make up for my shortcomings. I actually thought about stepping up to a Hobart industrial mixer because they abused the daylights out of our light and medium duty units, eventually stripping the gears or frying the motors. Thus far this has handled everything they've thrown at/in it, and handled it well. A little pricey, but it I hope it lasts another 20 years.
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Color: Empire Red Verified Purchase
I bake a lot so the KitchenAid mixer has been a dream. Its quiet, mixes smooth, and easy to clean, I love it. I recommend purchasing the pouring shield, it really helps when adding ingredients. Have fun and experiment with the attachments and accessories.
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Color: Empire Red Verified Purchase
My husband surprised me with this and I couldn't be more delighted! It's such a work/time saver, and makes baking a pleasure! I use it every day!KitchenAid Pro 450 Series 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, Empire Red
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