I got this to avoid kneading bread by hand mostly. Since I got it, I've made oatmeal cookies, coconut bread, bagels, white bread, whole wheat bread, and (most delicious of them all) a soft whole wheat bread. So clearly it's adequate. However, I have two caveats: - the fact that it's bowl lift instead of head tilt makes it harder to put in or take out one of the mixer attachments without pulling ingredients out of the bowl, and in general makes using the machine messier - you have to watch this while kneading, even if it's only enough flour for one loaf, because the bowl can jump off its restraints (this is ridiculous but true) and you'll have to quickly stop the machine so the hook doesn't scratch the bowl or friction won't damage the motor.
I bought this as a gift for my husband who loves to cook and bake bread. It is a replacement for my 17 year old smaller version Kitchen Aid. Makes the best bakes light and airy and the dough hook is amazing on this mixer. The red is just what he wanted and lookes awesome in its new home. Great price cheaper than any other I found anywhwere. Thanks Overstock.
This is a fabulous machine for those who enjoy cooking and baking. It takes the work out of kneading breads and shortens the time of mixing ingredients for cakes and other baking prep. Get the attachments and enjoy chopping meat for burgers, sausage and other uses along with shredding and grating vegetables. While this was a gift, I have owned this exact machine for several years as well as its Kitchenaid forerunners since 1974.
I bought this Kitchenaid to replace my old 1978 Kitchenaid. I like the red - it is very pretty. The machine is powerful and mixes well. It is rather noisy when running at medium and high speeds. The bowl is big and holds large batches. I gave the mixer 4 stars because I really dislike the material that the beaters are made of. They can't be put in the dishwasher and feel very cheap. I plan to replace them one at a time with the coated beaters.
We had been looking for a new mixer to replace our old old old broken one. This was exactly what we wanted. We weren't looking for red but so glad we got it. It's a deep beautiful read, almost cranberry, no orange tones at all.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect match - -more beautiful in person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. can't buy anything better then Kitchen Aid
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? great, spot on
Pretty machine. Built well but I don't like the bowl lift at all. It is so hard to scrap the inside of the bowl and to take the mixing attachments out. The tilt head is a lot more convenient. The mixer is also loud and sounds like the motor might blow at any time. There needs to be improvements on these issues I feel. If this wasn't a gift I would return it.
Took one star off the rating because of the noise...but the mixer is otherwise superior to mixer that we have used in the kitchen over the past 58 years. (Noise level is not excessive to the point of distraction, but it is louder than other mixers.)