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KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series Stand Mixers - Onyx Black
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- 450-watt motor with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl
- Unique mixing action: beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise
- Ergonomic handle makes lifting the bowl more comfortable
- Hinged hub cover flips up, allowing easy installation of attachments
- Measures 16-1/2 by 12 by 14 inches; includes flat beater, spiral dough hook, and wire whip
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|Color||ONYX BLACK||Onyx Black||Onyx Black||White||Onyx Black||Onyx Black|
|Item Dimensions||17.3 x 19.4 x 13.3 in||9.3 x 14.3 x 14 in||7.25 x 9 x 17 in||8.7 x 14.1 x 13.9 in||8.8 x 14 x 14 in||17.5 x 19.6 x 13.6 in|
|Item Weight||25 lbs||26 lbs||29 lbs||14.99 lbs||22 lbs||28.6 lbs|
|Material Type||Zinc||Steel, Iron||Steel, Iron||—||Zinc||—|
|Wattage||350||325 watts||575 watts||275 watts||250 watts||475|
The Professional 5 Plus has a powerful 450-watt motor that delivers enough power to handle the heaviest mixtures, and mixes large batches easily. This special bowl lift model has brackets on the bowl that fit over support pins on the stand mixer, which is than lifted up by a handle on the right side of the mixer to lock the bowl in place while mixing (this design is made to handle heavy mixtures and large recipes). The 5-quart polished stainless steel bowl is dishwasher safe. Its ergonomically designed handle is contoured to fit the hand and makes lifting the bowl more comfortable. This mixer also features a unique mixing action: the beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise, moving the beater to 67 different points around the bowl. This distinctive mixing action creates a thorough blend of ingredients and eliminates the need to rotate the bowl. 10 speeds allow the user to select the right speed for the mixing job, from very high to a very slow stir. The flat beater, dough hook, and professional wire whip add to the versatility of the mixer. In addition, the Soft Start mixing feature helps prevent ingredient splash-out and "flour puff" at startup, while "Overload Reset" helps eliminate overheating of the motor. A hinged hub cover flips up, allowing easy installation of attachments and never leaves the mixer. Optional attachments (sold separately) complete the package to make cooking a pleasure. From citrus juicer to sausage stuffer, KitchenAid stand mixers can handle just about any job in the kitchen.
Thirty percent more powerful than KitchenAids previous 5-quart stand mixers, this professional model efficiently tackles heavy loads with its 450-watt motor, direct-drive all-steel gear transmission, and bowl-lift lever that effortlessly raises heavy ingredients up to the beater. KitchenAid stand mixers, constructed of durable die-cast metal, come in a variety of colors and styles that have become American classics.
With a choice of ten speeds and three attachments--flat beater, spiral dough hook, and stainless-steel wire whip--the mixer handles everything from egg whites to meat loaf to pizza dough. Rather than rotating the bowl, KitchenAid stand mixers feature a fixed bowl with a unique mixing action: the beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter-clockwise, thus projecting the beater to 67 different points inside the 5-quart stainless-steel bowl. In deference to its power, the Soft-Start feature prevents splashing and flour clouds by gearing up to each speed gradually; then the electronic speed sensor kicks in to maintain a constant speed even when mixing the thickest batter. The bowl features a handle as well as two pins that hook into the lifting mechanism, which consists of a solid metal arm the same color as the mixer and a stainless-steel lever. A hinged attachment hub makes changing attachments easy. For safety, the mixer shuts down if an object obstructs the mixing process or if overloading occurs. The bowl, beater, and dough hook are dishwasher-safe. Assembled in Ohio, the mixer measures 16-1/2 by 12 by 14 inches and is backed by a hassle-free, one-year warranty. --Ann Bieri
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Stand mixer; 5-quart stainless-steel bowl; flat beater; spiral dough hook; wire whip.
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I originally had a KitchenAid pro 500 series with a 325 watt "heavy duty" motor with metal gears and a solid transmission design which I purchased over 20 years ago from Williams-Sonoma in "Williams-Sonoma Green." I moved, changed to an all black and white kitchen and with hardly any counter space, it was relegated to a hall closet. At 30lbs it was unwieldy at best, so the little baking I did became even littler. I finally sold it.
However, I do like to cook and I felt vulnerable w/o a mixer. I figured my Cuisinart food processor would fill the gap, but it didn't quite hit that same sweet spot, and a hand mixer, well, it was just so -- hand mixer.
When KitchenAid announced it was coming out with the Artisan-mini it sounded like the perfect solution--a stand mixer that was conservative on counter-space. I figured I would wait until some reviews were in and now that they are, I'm glad I didn't buy it. It sounds like it's a dog of a machine and at $335 (now a bit lower), it seemed relatively expensive. Also, it's only 250 watts, which is just 25 watts above KitchenAid's hand mixer. It all came down to a big "why bother?"
I turned elsewhere. The tilt head machines (Artisan, Classic Plus, Artisan Design) seemed to be plagued by mechanical issues arising from the combined use of plastic and metal parts rather than all metal. Buyers complained about a clanking noise, a grinding sound and metal shavings flaking into food. There were problems with the hinge mechanism-- over time the head would loosen, rock from side to side or break altogether. Models with coated attachments had problems with surface peeling with the result that plastic coating, sometimes in combination with metal shavings and grease, went into the food.
I wanted this as a mainstay in my kitchen, something that would provide years of use, not built-in obsolescence. My philosophy is to buy the right thing once, even if I have to pay more. I was becoming sorry I sold my old model, despite the fact it was green.
I then discovered this model which has been discontinued by KitchenAid. It doesn't say it's "solid state" but comments indicate it's all metal parts--the company confirms it has the "Direct-Drive Transmission and All-Metal Construction." It doesn't have the tilt-head mechanism, but instead the more reliable bowl lift design which is a characteristic of the larger models, which is what my old one had. Yes, it's big and heavy, but 5 quarts is still smaller than 6 or 7 and it's powerful, not the puny 250 watts of the Artisan-mini or KitchenAid Classic. According to reviewers this was made in 425 and 525 watt versions. I'm pleased that Amazon intuited my preference and sent me the more powerful 525 watt version.
As far as differences are concerned, the paddle, dough hook and bowl seem lighter and thinner than than the ones that came with my old KitchenAid. Items such as the bowl cover, pouring guard and quilted cover that were standard with my KitchenAid are now sold as "extras." Another diminution, but still--at least they're available.
As far as power is concerned, it comfortably handled cookie dough, but that's not much of a test so we'll see. Are the attachments tough enough? we'll see. on that too. I'll update this as necessary.
I did not put the bowl or paddle in the dishwasher. I noticed that a greasy residue remained on the bowl and paddle even after cleaning. I washed it again and again (altogether 5 times) then tried 409 but they still don't feel clean. The bowl also seems to have become stained -- by cookie dough? For an all stainless bowl, I think this is weird.
Yes, it's big and heavy but I've made room for this so it can remain on the counter. In terms of price, I got a lot more for less. This was at least $100 less than the Artisan-mini, it's compatible with all KitchenAid's many accessories whereas the Artisan-mini isn't, and I won't need to think twice about what I use it for--it's large enough to handle all my needs and at 525 watts it's a much more powerful and hopefully better made machine than the tilt-head versions.
All in all, this seems to be one of the most reliable models available--now if I could only clean that bowl to my satisfaction . . . !!!
Very impressed from a construction and quality point of view. I had read a review on the larger bowl liftup model about having difficulty in getting the bowl snapped in place. There is a very strong tab at the back that keeps the bowl secure. I found the easiest way to snap it all in place was to put the bowl over one pin, tilt the bowl down to the front and push down next to the second pin and then push straight down on the back of the bowl to click it into the tab. This way you are not trying to push into the tab which will just push the whole unit around.
From her point of view it is a great machine. Only problem so far is having to change how ingredients are added. She loves to bake bread and this unit makes that much easier.
People who cook love these things..
Kitchen aide is the main mixer I have
I have purchased this for three households.. All LOVE the product
Your only question when shopping for it.....
Which attachments do you get