When it comes to kitchen equipment, KitchenAid is one of the best known and most reliable brands you can find. KitchenAid produces professional standard equipment that can be used by even the most inexperienced chef.
Although mixers are most commonly used for baking, they are great for so many other dishes. Many, including KitchenAid, come with multiple attachments or have more available to buy that will allow you to make any dish you can dream up.
The shape and style of KitchenAid mixers are almost iconic and there are many dupes and copies on the market, but nothing can beat the real thing. Real KitchenAid mixers can be trusted and you can be sure that any additional attachments you buy will fit and work perfectly.
As can be imagined by the name, the KitchenAid Heavy Duty Mixer is a good quality product and is able to do a lot more than just mix a fluffy cake batter.
Let’s get into the mix
Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of this mixer.
- Bowl Capacity: 5 Quarts
- Height: 16.5 inches
- Width: 11.3 inches
- Depth: 14.6 inches
- Weight: 27.8 pounds
- Attachments: Coated Flat Beater, Coated PowerKnead Spiral Dough Dook, Stainless Steel Wire Whip
- Colors Available: Crimson Red/Onyx Black/Metallic Chrome/Empire Red/Matte Dried Rose/Boysenberry/Aqua Sky
- Number of Speeds: 10
- Watts: 525/120 Volts
This heavy duty mixer has a lot going for it. There are loads of colors available and with heavy duty ability comes heavy duty power. This is a great mixer for working large quantities of heavy, dense batters and doughs.
When it comes to KitchenAid mixers, you can guarantee that you will be getting a good quality product. KitchenAid mixers are beloved by professionals, baking bloggers, influencers, and home cooks alike.
With this Heavy Duty mixer, you don’t have to worry about a batter or dough being too tough or too big for it to handle. This mixer is tough and can take a lot.
Value for Money
As well as quality, KitchenAid is also known for its high prices. KitchenAid mixers are a once in a lifetime investment purchase that you know will work well and last.
A KitchenAid mixer is often something that is bought as a wedding present or perhaps as a house-warming gift. They are a great way of helping out a new couple or someone who is moving house and might not be in a position to afford one themselves.
KitchenAid mixers make great gifts and will be treasured. They not only perform well but also look beautiful and will have their own place on the kitchen counter worktop. KitchenAid mixers are meant to be seen and with multiple colors available, this mixer will fit in anywhere.
The number of speeds also adds value to this mixer as it can be used for a huge number of different dishes. Varied speeds are not unusual on even handheld mixers, but this mixer has ten different speeds which is pretty impressive.
Even a single dish can require multiple speeds and ten different speeds will allow you to make so many different cakes and bakes and meals. Each of the attachments will work differently with each speed and you will be in complete control of what you are making. The wrong speed can completely change the consistency of a batter.
The way a batter is mixed will make or break it and using the wrong speed can completely ruin a dish.
How It Looks
There is a wide range of different colors available which is great for choice but also allows you to buy the perfect mixer for you. As this is a big purchase, you don’t want to buy something that isn’t perfect.
There are a variety of colors such as blue, purple, and red that will match your kitchen color scheme and other kitchen equipment. If you’re giving this mixer as a gift, it’s a nice touch to be able to buy one in a color that you know the receiver will love. They will know you have bought them something they will value and use, and will also look lovely in their home.
As well as interesting colors, there are also classics such as black and silver available. This is a great option if you’re looking for something that will last a lifetime (if not longer). Black and silver go with anything and will allow you to go through as many kitchen renovations as you like, without having to replace a piece of equipment that is still functional.
A neutral color is a good option as a gift for someone who has only recently moved and may be planning on renovating their kitchen soon. Or for a newlywed couple who will soon be moving into their first home and aren’t sure how their kitchen will look yet.
Another great way that this KitchenAid mixer is good value for money is because of how many attachments are available. This Heavy Duty mixer comes with a beater, dough hook, and a whisk which covers almost everything you could want for most baked and cooked dishes.
There is also the ability to buy multiple attachments for numerous other dishes. These include attachments for making pasta, spiralizers, meat grinders, and so much more. KitchenAid mixers have a universal power hub so all KitchenAid attachments will fit all KitchenAid mixers.
This means that, once you’ve invested in the base, you only have to spend a few more dollars to get all the different attachments. Investing in the main base is expensive but it will be worth it in the long run.
You will hardly have to buy any other kitchen gadget again, all you will need to do is buy the KitchenAid attachment. So, depending on how often you buy kitchen gadgets, you might even be saving your future self a lot of money.
Even without the additional attachments, the three included provide a great range. A beater, whisk, and dough hook will cover almost every kind of dough and batter you can make. Combined with the high number of speeds and large capacity bowl, there will be no stopping you.
In comparison to other KitchenAid mixers, the differences are almost entirely given away by the name. This Heavy Duty mixer is great for heavy and dense mixers that are tough to work by hand.
For example, this KitchenAid Heavy Duty mixer can, at one time, mix enough batter for over one hundred cookies, enough dough for four and a half loaves of bread, or 7 lbs of mashed potato.
This is great if you own a bakery business, are a professional chef, or just find yourself making big meals for all your family and friends on a regular basis.
With 525 watts, you can guarantee that this mixer will give you all the power that you need for a heavy duty batch.
Although this is a powerful mixer, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used for delicate mixes. With the whisk provided and the large range of speeds, you will be able to make everything from light meringues to dense and difficult sourdough bread.
The large capacity bowl is another great feature. With a large and powerful mixer, you can still create small and delicate mixes, but you can’t make large difficult mixes with a small and weaker device.
Investing in a heavy duty KitchenAid mixer gives you more freedom and flexibility and will again save you money in the long run.
Rather than deciding, one day in the future, that you want to create bakes and dishes that your smaller, less powerful device isn’t up to, you can be sure that this heavy duty mixer will be able to do anything. It won’t need replacing and you will be completely covered for whatever you wish to make.
Overall, as with pretty much any KitchenAid mixer, this is a great device. You can trust in the quality and know that it will work amazingly for a very long time.
This KitchenAid Heavy Duty mixer is best suited for big batches and difficult to mix doughs and batters.
The main things to consider are if you need such a strong and heavy duty mixer and also if you’re prepared to pay the KitchenAid price. It is possible to find refurbished mixers that are cheaper, but you run the risk of it breaking or not being refurbished to a good standard. When you buy a brand new mixer, you can be sure it will be of good quality.
If you want a good quality mixer than you can trust to do a good job, will last you a very long time, and will be able to mix any kind of dish and bake you can think of, then this is the one for you. The only potential downside is the price. But, if it’s not a problem for you, then we say go ahead.