KitchenAid KSM155GBPB 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Plumberry
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- Multipurpose attachment hub, over 15 optional attachments
- 5-Qt.(2,37 L) Glass Bowl with Measurement Markings
- 10-Speed Settings
- Tilt-head design
- Includes burnished metal flat beater, burnished metal dough hook, and wire whip, 1-year warranty
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KitchenAid Artisan Design Series 5-quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Glass Bowl
The KitchenAid Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer adds radiance to any kitchen with a premium metallic finish and elegant 5-quart glass mixing bowl.
KitchenAid Artisan Design Series
With 10 speeds, easily make your favorite recipes. Make your culinary efforts even more brilliant with a countertop appliance that mixes, kneads and whips ingredients together with ease. For even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
Power Hub (Over 12 Attachments Available)
The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center. With more than 12 optional attachments use the power of your stand mixer to help you make fusilli pasta from scratch, shred a block of parmesan cheese in seconds and so much more.
5-quart (2,3, 7 Liter) Glass Bowl with Measurement Markings
5-quart glass bowl with measurement markings adds an extra touch of elegance to your kitchen. The glass bowl features a convenient pouring spout and easy-to-read, graduated measurement markings.
59-Point Planetary Mixing Action
59-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation. The beater, dough hook or wire whip rotates around the bowl, giving incredible bowl coverage for comprehensive mixing.
10 Speed Settings
Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.
|Professional 600 Design||Professional 600||Custom Metallic||Artisan Design||Artisan||Classic Plus|
|Bowl Material||Glass with Handle||Polished Stainless Steel with Comfortable Handle||Polished Stainless Steel with Comfortable Handle||Glass with Handle||Polished Stainless Steel with Comfortable Handle||Brushed Stainless Steel (No Handle)|
|Flat Beater||F Series Coated||Burnished Aluminium||Coated||Burnished Aluminium||Coated||Coated|
|Dough Hook||F Series Spiral-Shaped Coated||Spiral-Shaped Burnished Aluminium||C-Shaped Coated||C-Shaped Burnished Aluminium||C-Shaped Coated||C-Shaped Coated|
|Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty|
|Color||3 Colors Available||Over 10 Colors Available||3 Colors Available||Over 5 Colors Available||Over 20 Colors Available||1 Color Available|
|Usage||Cookie Yield - 13 Dozen||Cookie Yield - 13 Dozen||Cookie Yield - 9 Dozen||Cookie Yield - 9 Dozen||Cookie Yield - 9 Dozen||Cookie Yield - 6.75 Dozen|
The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe. Locking the head into place during operation keeps the beater-to-bowl contact close and efficient.
Over Five Colors Available
Choose from the five color options to find the one that best matches your style and personality.
Model KSM155GB Includes
Everything you need for recipes from cookies to ciabatta bread, with a burnished metal flat beater, burnished metal dough hook and 6-wire whip.
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|Color||Plumberry||Boysenberry||Cobalt Blue||Bay Leaf||Cornflower Blue||Candy Apple Red|
|Item Dimensions||8.75 x 14.13 x 13.94 in||9.3 x 14.3 x 14 in||13 x 11 x 14 in||16.1 x 10.94 x 16.38 in||9.3 x 14.3 x 14 in||14.6 x 11.4 x 16.4 in|
|Item Weight||24 lbs||22 lbs||24 lbs||24.25 lbs||26 lbs||28.8 lbs|
|Wattage||325 watts||325 watts||—||325 watts||325 watts||550|
The KitchenAid Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer adds radiance to any kitchen with a premium metallic finish and elegant 5-Quart glass mixing bowl. With 10 speeds, easily make your favorite recipes. Make your culinary efforts even more brilliant with a countertop appliance that mixes, kneads and whips ingredients together with ease. For even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
Seller Warranty Description
1 Year Hassle Free Replacement Warranty
Top customer reviews
1. The first one I received has a motor issue and makes a loud grinding noise and smells like the motor is burning up. It was also missing a little paint but the antique gold color and texture were as pictured. I sent for a replacement.
2. The replacement mixer, for the mixer I just discussed, is a mess! Its pieces are not put together correctly and their are large gaps between the silver metal pieces and the copper parts. It looks like it was taken apart with difficulty putting it back together.
3. The replacement is a completely different color antique gold than the first one I received. The replacement is also lacking the cool texture the first one I received had. These look completely different from each other.
4. The replacement had a wad of dried white goop in the glass bowl. I assume this to be a food remnant.
Amazon is sending a third replacement. At this point I'm not even sure I want this anymore. If these are not used/refurbished then KitchenAid has some terrible quality control issues that they are overlooking. This is such a shame as I have wanted one of these so badly for the past 20 years.
UPDATE: The third KA mixer I received made a horrible clicking noise as if something in the inside of the machine is loose!!! This third machine is also lacking in the texture of the original machine I received! I am sending this back!! I also ordered this exact same model in the antique copper color from Macy's. It is perfect! It sounds normal. No grinding or clicking. It is also the correct shade of antique gold with the proper grained texture. Now I know Amazon is selling refurbished or factory seconds (the machines that didn't make the cut).
Do you need a stand mixer? No, probably not, but it sure takes the grunt work out of stirring and kneading. It also mixes more consistently than I could by hand and classes up the counter.
If you're set on a stand mixer, should you buy this one? Maybe. It's not designed for huge amounts of heavy dough or constant use. It's built well, but it's not an industrial machine. It audibly strains with a double helping of cookie dough (around 25 oz of flour) and kneading wet, thick pizza dough. With that sort of load, there's no speed difference between setting 6 and 10, though of course you'd never knead that fast anyway.
KitchenAid has some mixers that are ostensibly a bit stronger. They're all lift-style: instead of tilting the head back, the head sits higher and you raise and lower the bowl. I prefer the tilt-head style. The paddles never get out of the way with the bowl-lift, getting the bowl to lock in place is a jerky movement, and it takes up a lot of vertical counter space. What you do get for the extra cost of the Pro series is a better dough hook, a metal gearbox, more power, and a slightly larger bowl. Even these higher-power mixers will fall short of alternatives from Bosch and Electrolux for serious breadmaking, however.
If you go the other direction with the cheaper Classic Plus, you lose 1/2 QT of bowl capacity, a handle on the bowl, the splash guard, and color choices besides white. Otherwise, it's functionally identical to this model and about the same power. This mixer also came with a recipe book in addition to the splash guard. I haven't used either. The guard is a fiddly thing, you spill less just tilting the mixer up and dumping your ingredients in. I do think the extra 1/2 quart and the handle are worth something though (especially for double recipes) and could justify opting for the Artisan.
This particular model has a glass bowl relative to the more popular metal style. The glass is a lot heavier and less durable, but it does have measuring units and a pouring spout. The translucency solves a problem that really isn't a problem. Likewise, for measuring, I have my metal bowl on top of a kitchen scale because doughs turn out more consistent if I go by ounces instead of volume. Different recipes may benefit more.
There's a lot of talk about Hobart units. Prior to about 1985, these mixers were made by Hobart, a supplier of industrial kitchen equipment. Later models are made by Whirlpool. There's some debate whether the new models are as good as the old ones, particularly in regard to the gearbox. My take is that if you can find an old Hobart (e.g., K4SS, K5-A, K5SS with a metal 'Hobart' placard) and it runs well, it's likely to keep running well no matter what you throw at it. But it won't be as clean and may not fit certain new bowls, paddles, or attachments.
New or old, these KitchenAid mixers are dead-simple to repair. The motor brushes are replaceable without dismantling the unit ($10 or so and hidden beneath the black circular covers), the speed governor is mechanically adjustable, and the gearbox is straightforward and easily accessible. This means that they're intriguing on the used market. People receive them as gifts and put them in the local classifieds with minimal use or minor flaws you can fix. Typical transaction prices are $125-$175, and I've seen this mixer as low as $75. For new units, Kohls has them on sale quite often.
Here's the full list of KA mixers (updated December 2016):
KSM3311X - Artisan Mini
* Tilt-head, 250W, 3.5QT metal, soft-start
K45SS - Classic
* Tilt-head, 250W, 4.5QT metal
KSM75 - Classic Plus
* Tilt-head, 275W, 4.5QT metal
KSM95 - Ultra Power
* Tilt-head, 300W, 4.5QT metal
KSM96 - Ultra Power Plus
* Tilt-head, 300W, 4.5QT metal handle, pouring shield
KSM150 - Artisan / Architect
* Tilt-head, 325W, 5QT metal handle, pouring shield
KSM153 - Artistan Flex
* Tilt-head, 325W, 5QT metal handle, pouring shield, flex beater
KSM155 - Artisan Design
* Tilt-head, 325W, 5QT glass handle
KSM160PS - Ultra Power
* Tilt-head, 325W, 5QT glass handle, 3QT metal, pouring shield
KSM160APS - Architect
* Tilt-head, 325W, 5QT metal handle, 3QT metal, pouring shield
KSM500 - Pro 500
* Bowl-lift, 325W, 5QT metal handle, pouring shield, metal gears, soft-start/auto shutoff
RKG25H0X - Heavy Duty
* Bowl-lift, 450W, 5QT metal handle, pouring shield, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto shutoff
KV25G0X - Pro 5
* Bowl-life, 450W, 5QT metal handle, pouring shield, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto shutoff
KP26M1X - Pro 600
* Bowl-lift, 575W, 6QT metal handle, pouring shield, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto shutoff
KF2622 - Pro 600 Design
* Bowl-lift, 575W, 6QT glass handle, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto shutoff
KSM6521X - Pro 6500
* Bowl-lift, 750W, 6QT glass handle, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto-shutoff
KSM7586P - Pro Line
* Bowl-lift, 975W, 7QT metal handle, pouring shield, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto-shutoff
KSM8990 - NSF Certified
* Bowl-lift, 975W, 8QT metal handle, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto-shutoff
KSMC895 - NSF Certified
* Bowl-lift, 975W, 8QT metal handle, bowl guard, spiral hook, metal gears, soft-start/auto-shutoff
If you'd rather have a more powerful bowl lift mixer, KitchenAid's refurbished store often has the Heavy Duty Series for as little as $175 (if you Google a coupon code). It's a doppelganger for the Pro 5 and includes the superior spiral dough hook. Whatever you buy, try to have it on (even with an empty bowl) for a few minutes at least once a week or two. The oil-leak problem occurs when the oil breaks down from disuse. If the mixer runs with any frequency, you'll never encounter it.
Love the color and that it has a glass bowl
It is not very loud
Did I mention the glass bowl?
The reason for my 4* instead of 5*s - The utensils feel cheap. They are not the white coated utensils but rather a cheap looking, lighter weight version. Don't find that very cool - particularly with regards to the dough hook, (which, admittedly, I haven't used yet). It is a very expensive purchase so I would have hoped for something a bit more 'high end'
I'll make sure to update this review in a few weeks, but so far:
One pumpkin pie - Awesome
One Lemon Cake - Awesome
One Rum Cake - Awesome
One crushed potatoes and garlic - Awesome