The KitchenAid Artisan series mixer is good for every day ingredient mixing at home, as well as for grinding, pasta making and more. It comes with 10 speed settings which can tolerate most mixing needs and a transparent glass bowl for those who prefer to see the mixture not only from the top, but also from sides, when in use. It is mid-range, when it comes to the weight of the mixers, therefore easy to handle while still being sturdy enough.
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Pro Compatible with a variety of attachments
The power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more. This will suit anyone who wants a mixer with added benefits.
Pro Thorough bowl coverage for comprehensive mixing
The mixer has 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action which means 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl for ingredient incorporation. The beater, dough hook, and wire whip rotates around the bowl, giving great bowl coverage for comprehensive mixing.
Pro Transparent bowl with a pouring snout for convenience
The glass bowl has a pouring spout and easy-to-read, graduated measurement markings on the side for added simplicity when measuring out ingredients and transferring liquid mixtures.
Pro Suitable for most mixing needs
The mixer comes with burnished metal flat beater, burnished metal dough hook, and wire whip, which make most of the mixing easy.
Pro Can handle tough mixing
The attachments are sturdy for mixing and kneading large quantities of dough without overheating or slowing down.
Pro Style to suit everyone
It comes in more than 5 colors to suit anyone's design preference.
Pro A variety of speed settings for everyday mixing
It comes with 10 speed settings to suit any prepping job - from mixing large quantities of ingredients, to kneading bread, to mixing liquid mixtures.
Con Attachments do not last long
The attachments that come with the mixing stand by default, are fragile and do not last as long as the stainless steel ones in KitchenAid 600 series.
Con It is heavy
Even though it weighs 24 pounds, which is 4 pounds lighter than KitchenAid 600 series mixer, this mixer is best left in a convenient place for easy access when needed, as it is still on the heavy side.
Con Attachments only suitable for hand washing
The attachments are not dishwasher safe, which might be inconvenient for those that use them frequently and do not prefer washing them with hands.
Con It does not have dual voltage
The mixer comes with USA voltage (110 V), therefore cannot be used abroad without an adapter.