Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review of the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan Review, or Why I Love My Blue KitchenAid Artisan Mixer!

My son gave me my KitchenAid Artisan mixer in Cobalt Blue for Christmas in 2006 and I have loved this stand mixer ever since. Of course the most important reason I love it so much is that my son gave it to me! Second would have to be that it's Cobalt Blue, one of my favorite colors! (My kitchen is Blue and White and Stainless Steel.) But even though that is plenty enough to make it one of my favorite appliances in the kitchen, there is so much more to love about the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer!

Before I got it, I had 2 hand mixers and a food processor and a food grinder, but the KitchenAid stand mixer actually replaces the food processor and the food grinder for me. In fact, with the bread kneading attachment, it takes away the need for a bread maker, really, since the hard part of bread is the kneading. I use my bread kneading attachment all the time in the Winter when I make bread several times weekly. (It came with the mixer.) So that's 4 appliances in one! Cool, right?

And this mixer is strong! They say it has 325 watts of power. (Whatever that means!) What I know is that it whips everything fast with no problem whatsoever! Plus the head tilts back, so easy to get the bowl off the stand.

And about the attachments: Mine came with a wire whisk attachment that will whip cream in a few minutes with ease, the kneading attachment which they call the dough hook, and flat beater attachment that is for things that are truly hard to mix, like stiff cookie dough, or maybe meatloaf. It also came with a shield to keep food from spattering, and a chute for adding in more ingredients. It also comes with a 5-quart polished stainless steel bowl to add to the beauty of this mixer!

In the reviews I read on Amazon, some people noted that this mixer is very heavy so hard to put away and retrieve. Maybe so, but it's beautiful and so useful that it's fine to leave it out on the counter all the time in a place of honor; that's what I do. In fact if you've seen any of my recipes online, you have most probably seen it in some of the pictures, because I don't put it away, ever. It sits on the counter, right next to the wine. Priorities, you know?

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Colors

KitchenAid Stand mixer colors
KtchenAid Stand Mixer Colors

I love Blue, so my son gave me a Blue KitchenAid Mixer, but they are available in an array of colors to go with any kitchen or kitchen theme. You can see in the picture there are different shades of Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Black, Gray, and even White. (Yes, they have more than one shade of White.) And there are Stainless Steel and Copper too. Here are just a few of the ones available! White, Black, Yellow, Tangerine, Espresso, Watermelon, Ice Blue, Almond, Aqua, Pink, Bayleaf Green, Cranberry, Blue Willow, Boysenberry, Silver, Copper, Cornflower, Blue, French Blue, Apple Green, Red, Gray, Stainless Steel.

*Note about the KitchenAid Mixers Sale

If you are searching for the sale on KitchenAid mixers, it usually happens in January and July. But you don't have to wait to get a great price on one. Amazon always has great deals and you can almost always work out a way to get FREE SHIPPING. On any item, click "More Options" to see other ways to buy it, including free shipping options.

Video Review of the Best KitchenAid Mixer

See why someone else agrees with me that the Artisan KitchenAid mixer is the best stand mixer! Of all the KitchenAid food mixers, it's the one with the most rave reviews!

Want to see it again, and check out the accessories that come with it? Just click on the link. Happy Cooking!

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  1. I have been wanting a KitchenAid stand mixer for quite a while! I had better ask my kids to get it for me! Haha. But, seriously - I know how great these are in the kitchen. And the colors will fit any decor. Although I'm partial to blue myself. Great review of a great cooking aid!

    1. I hope you can talk your kids into buying it for you!

  2. I once had a stand mixer and found it SO much handier and easier to use than a hand mixer. I miss it, so this KitchenAid stand mixer looks like the perfect replacement. Thanks for this great review of your 'blue' one.

    1. It is, mine is almost 10 years old and still looks and acts new!

  3. I do have a stand mixer, which was also a gift from one of my children, but it is not a Kitchen Aid brand. When I am ready to replace the one I have, it will definitely be with the KitchenAid stand mixer. I like the fact that it is heavy. That would keep it from jumping around on the counter when in use. Of course, I leave my stand mixer out and on the counter, so putting it away is not an issue for me. Blue would be my color of choice too!

    1. Blue is my favorite color but there are so many to choose from! I hope you get one soon!

  4. What a great review of this great product. I really don't know what I would do without my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I too leave mine on the counter so it's always ready to use whenever I need it.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Now I know what you use to make all those amazing recipes.

  5. I keep saying that I wouldn't put a stand mixer to good use, then I read reviews and articles like this one that give me so many ways that I actually would use it! Maybe this will be my KitchenAid year. Bet I'll wonder why I waited so long!

  6. I'm like you Heather, I leave mine out in it's place of honor on the kitchen counter where I know it will be used almost daily. Mine is in stainless, because it was a gift and my husband wasn't sure what color I wanted. (I told him red at least a dozen times) He said it would go with anything.....So even though it's not red, I still love it!

    1. Husbands are hard of hearing! LOL. But stainless steel looks amazing with everything. It would have been my second choice.

  7. Oh I have wanted a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for longer than I can remember. I think I would want a red one...I think I just may tell the kids and hubby to pool their money and get it for me for Christmas. I know I would use it a lot.

  8. I remember the old mixer (on a stand) my mom had. I've been toying with the idea of getting one. I really like this one. Thank you for the review.


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