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KitchenAid Professional 600 Series KP26M1XER Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, 6 Quart, Empire Red
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- Over 10 colors available
- Multipurpose attachment hub, over 15 optional attachments
- 6-quart stainless steel bowl, comfortable handle
- Bowl lift design, 10 speeds
- Includes burnished Powerknead spiral dough hook, burnished flat beater, wire whip, and 1 piece pouring shield, 1-year warranty
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KitchenAid 6-Qt. Professional 600 Series
The Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures.
Professional 600 Series
Burnished metal flat beater, PowerKnead Spiral Dough Hook and 6-wire whisk will help you mix, knead and whip ingredients into culinary masterpieces quickly and easily. And for even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
Over 10 Colors Available
Choose from all the color options to find the one that best matches your style and personality.
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.
6-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl with Comfortable Handle
6-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers enough capacity to mix dough for 13 dozen cookies, 8 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch. The bowl is also dishwasher-safe for quick and easy cleanup.
67-Point Planetary Mixing Action
67-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 67 touch points 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.
|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 Colors 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 bowl-lift design provides sturdy bowl support for stability when mixing heavy ingredients or large batches. The lever smoothly raises the mixing bowl into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact.
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 Series Includes
Includes Powerknead Spiral Dough Hook, Flat Beater, and Stainless Steel Wire Whip.
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|Color||Empire Red||Empire Red||Empire Red||Candy Apple Red|
|Item Dimensions||7.25 x 9 x 17 in||17 x 19.5 x 13.1 in||9.3 x 14.3 x 14 in||14.6 x 11.4 x 16.4 in|
|Item Weight||29 lbs||25 lbs||26 lbs||28.8 lbs|
|Material Type||Steel, Iron||Zinc||Stainless Steel||Zinc|
|Wattage||575 watts||450 watts||325 watts||550|
The Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures. Burnished metal flat beater, PowerKnead Spiral dough hook and 6-wire whisk will help you mix, knead and whip ingredients into culinary masterpieces quickly and easily. And for even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
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MODEL NUMBERS: Also notice the specific model number for each review. Since KitchenAid doesn't change the exterior appearance, you will see that many people are reviewing outdated products. The current production of this mixer (as of January 2014) is the KP26M1X the letters after that are color indicators. Most people are NOT reviewing this current model mixer. You would not know that unless you checked the KitchenAid web site. So if you're thinking of purchasing now, look for the KP26M1X, or if you're purchasing later check the web site for the most current model number.
DURABILITY: The mixer now has all metal gears and metal gear box. This unit has not had plastic gears for 5 years. The other common thread I saw in the negative reviews is the owners apparently either did not read the instructions, or thought that as bakers, they knew "better" than the instructions. (1) Never knead dough on a higher speed than "2". With other mixers which have less powerful motors and that old HOOK dough hook, the mixer had to use a higher power to produce the same torque. This mixer utilizes a new style of dough hook and the power of the mixer do a great job on the number 2 speed setting. And (2) do not knead the dough longer than 2 or 3 minutes. I have been making bread and pizza dough for years, and at first I was skeptical about the knead time as well. But after reading some of these reviews about motor overheating, once the dough was thoroughly mixed, I only let it knead for two minutes. It turned out perfect every time. I use mine several times a week and it works perfectly every time.
NOISE: I agree that it makes more noise than my Artsian model which I used for 20 years. The metal gears probably do create more contact noise and the mixer could possibly be sound insulated, but I suspect that would trap heat inside the motor--which you would not want to do. It is not so loud as to be objectionable (not to me at least), but it makes more noise than the Artsian does.
PERFORMANCE: Someone complained that the beater leaves unmixed residue in the bottom of the bowl. Again, read the manual. There is an adjustment point where you can raise or lower the bowl slightly when it is in the "up" position. Mine was fine right from the factory, but some adjustment may be necessary. I make crepe batter frequently, and used to prepare it with a simple whisk. Since this mixer is so heavy, and since I have space to leave it on an island counter now, I started using the mixer to prepare crepe batter. I simply put all the ingredients in the bowl at one time, click on the whisk, and walk away. In a minute or two the batter is perfect - nothing left un-mixed in the bottom of the bowl. Much easier than doing it by hand and the clean up is the same as if I used a metal bowl and a hand whisk. Perfect!
ACCESSORIES: There is a beater that KitchenAid sells separately that I feel should be standard on all their mixers. It includes a silicone "scrapper" attached to one side of the beater blade. It scrapes the bowl as it mixes. This would obviously not work well with heavy batters (like bread), but for mixing thin batters it is ideal. I have ordered this, which you can get from Amazon. Be careful to order the correct size, the KP26M1X series has a 6 Qt. bowl. I know there are other brands that make this beater, but they are within a couple of dollars of the KitchenAid and I know the KitchenAid brand will fit the bowl correctly so why take a chance. Also, aftermarket beaters with the scraper on both sides may create too much drag on the motor.
CONVENIENCE: This mixer uses the lift mechanism rather than the "tilt head" to remove the beaters from the bowl. I do find this to be less convenient than the Artisan and I wondered what the advantage could possibly be. Then I realized that with a 6 quart bowl, the beaters are much larger than the Artisan and would not clear the bowl when attempting to tilt the mixer back. That's the only reason I can see that there is the lever to raise and lower the bowl. It is slightly more inconvenient to change beaters, but once you get used to it, it's hardly noticeable. The pouring shield was a nice addition, as I did not have that with my Artisan and you know what a mess that can be if you're not careful sometimes.
As you can tell, the mixer is very heavy and large. That makes it hard to store, so it's best if you have space to leave it on the counter. I have discovered that since it is on the counter all the time now, I use it for everything. I also have a KitchenAid hand mixer that was once the "go to" mixer, but I haven't even reached for it since this one is always available now. So leaving it on the counter is an unexpected convenience. As I said, I have plenty of counter space; that has not always been the case so it's something you would want to consider.
Another good point is that all the power hub attachments that fit the Artisan will also fit this model. I have the grinder attachment that I have used for years to grind my own beef, so it was good to know I would not have to purchase another.
I feel prospective consumers need to read reviews written on the CURRENT model numbers during the CURRENT production cycle. Why would a review for a model made 14 years ago apply to the model being produced today? Just because the shell looks the same? It doesn't make any sense to me. I do believe that KitchenAid listened to the remarks about earlier models and used those to improve on the current model.
If the mixer does fail to be as durable as my old one, you can bet I'll come back here and let you know and change the review accordingly. But for now, it's everything I hoped it would be.
This mixer is very heavy and very large. I leave it out tucked in the corner on my counter but if you have limited counter space please know that it'll be heavy to move around to use. The rubber on the bottom of the mixer helps it stay in one place even when kneading bread using the bread hook. You can hear the motor working hard but the machine stays put.
So it turns out the reason I wasn't baking was because using a hand mixer was time consuming. Since I've gotten this kitchenaid I've made dozens of cookies for the cookie monsters in my household, cupcakes, and several loaves of bread. I actually found a bread recipe that's so fast and easy that we no longer use store bought bread. Why bother with all the additives and preservatives when you can mix up dough in 10 minutes costing pennies, let it rise for a hour or so and bake it.
I had seen problems with the smaller version where the mixing bowl gets stuck to the base of the machine but since this one don't actually leave the bowl on the base while mixing it isn't a problem. You just add what you are mixing, turn the handle to raise the bowl up to the correct position, drop it down after you are done, and put pressure on the front to release the clip in the back. Couldn't be easier.
Yes its expensive, Yes its heavy and big, Yes its probably more than I needed to get for my home kitchen but no I don't think it was a bad idea to get it. I love baking now. My family is eating better with healthy choices in baked goods and I'm the star of the household because I make all yummy things.
Buy with confidence and I assure you that you will be baking along in no time at all and your friends and family will be in awe of your baking skills.
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