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.
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
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.)
I have been happy with all my purchases from Overstock including the Kitchen Aid mixer and food processor. My one complaint is that the 6qt. size did not come with the lift feature. I compromised size for convenience. At ninety one years of age the machine it difficult for me to lift, especially when full of food!
I PREVIOUSLY OWNED A 4.5 QT FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER HAD ANY TROUBBLE WITH IT. I EXPECT THE SAME. THE SOFT SIDED PADDLE SHOULD BD INCLUDED AND BESRNT TO ALL CUSTOMERS, REMEMBER BUYING MADE IN AMERICA SHOUD ALSO INCLUDE BEING VALUED AS A CUSTOMER, WE AR TALKING ABOUT WHAT MITE COST $5.00 TO MAKE.BEING A UNION WORKER I AM COMPELLED TO BUY AMERICAN.
I'm really enjoying my new KitchenAid mixer. I love the color, red, & it does everything I've tried with it. The only problem I've encountered is the fastener in the back is so tight that you have to turn the mixer sideways to get everything matched up & apply force to get it fastened. I'm hoping it loosens up some as time goes by. It'll hold 10 cups of flour to make pie crust, 16 egg whites for meringue, & a large batch of noodles. I highly recommend this mixer to anyone making larger quantities.
This is an excellent product which will ease the work of baking and make it more pleasurable. It arrived well packaged and in perfect condition considering it came from USA. The price was acceptable and with the use of a small transformer can be used on this side of the Atlantic.
Omg I Love This Mixer! It Is Beautiful! I Got Such An Awesome Price For It! It's Exactly What I Wanted! I Don't Have To Worry About Burning Anymore Mixers Up With This Mixer! Overstock Is The Place To Shop! The Customer Service Was Great Too! No Problems! They Don't Mess Around Getting Your Items Shipped Either! Thank You Overstock!
This product was bought as a gift....My daughter absolutely loves it!! It does the double batches of cookies with ease...which was one of the reasons for purchasing this product.... The splatter guard with the opening to add ingredients was a real plus....It also has metal parts instead of plastic!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I bought this product as a gift and my daughter loves it...especially the splatter guard and metal gears...
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate...it does mix double batches of cookies very well....that was one of the reasons for buying this product after reading the reviews.