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KitchenAid® NSF Certified® Commercial Series 8-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer

KitchenAid® NSF Certified® Commercial Series 8-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer with 1.3 HP Motor1* *Motor horsepower for our mixer motors was measured using a dynamometer, a machine laboratories routinely use to measure the mechanical power of motors. Our 1.3 horsepower (HP) motor reference reflects the horsepower rating of the motor itself and not the mixer’s horsepower output to the mixer bowl. This robust motor, the backbone of our new mixer, delivers .44 HP to the bowl enabling your mixer to deliver consistent power to small and large loads with less heat build-up; resulting in years of dependable mixing. When combined with and guided by our new advanced motor control board, this is our longest lasting and most efficient motor yet. Simply put, our new, highly efficient, special purpose motor delivers the power you need when you need it.


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NSF® certified

NSF® certified

Includes Powerknead™ Spiral Dough Hook, Flat Beater, and Stainless Steel Wire Whip

Includes Powerknead™ Spiral Dough Hook, Flat Beater, and Stainless Steel Wire Whip

Premium 11-wire whip

Quickly incorporates the needed air into mixtures for smooth, fluffy results

Additional Features

8-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl

Professional bowl-lift design

Raises bowl into mixing position

10-speed slide control

Ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir

Assembled with Pride in Greenville, Ohio

Assembled with Pride in Greenville, Ohio

Bowl-Lift Design

The bowl-lift design provides sturdy bowl support for stability when mixing heavy ingredients or large batches. The lever smoothly raises the mixing bowl into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact.

2-Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty

2-Year Hassle-Free Replacement Warranty

High efficiency DC Motor

Configuration and Overview

Bowl Size - Quarts
Mixing Speeds


Bowl Finish
Brushed Stainless Steel
Hub Cover

Cooking Surface Features

Hub Cover
Mixing Speeds


Dough Hook
Sprial - Stainless Steel
Flat Beater
Stainless Steel
Wire Whip
SS 11 Wire Elliptical

Dimensions & Weight

14 5/8
16 7/16
13 5/16

Product Dimensions

  • 14 5/8
  • 16 7/16
  • 13 5/16

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.


Warranty Information

A complete description of your warranty coverage, and contact information for service and support.


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Accessories you'll need

Part # KN256PS
The one-piece pouring shield fits onto your mixing bowl to help you add ingredients without making a mess. It also helps keep lightweight ingredients like flour from flying out of the bowl when you’re mixing. The pouring shield is dishwasher safe. Fits models KV25G &KP26M1X
MSRP: $29.99
Part # KAFE7L
KitchenAid® 7 Quart Flex Edge Beater (Fits models KSM7990 and KSM7581)
MSRP: $59.99
KitchenAid® 8 Quart NSF Certified Polished Stainless Steel Bowl with J Hook Handle designed for stacking and hanging. Fits 7 Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer models.
MSRP: $89.99
KitchenAid® 7 Quart NSF Certified Polished Stainless Steel Bowl with J Hook Handle designed for stacking and hanging. Fits 7 Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer models KSM7990 and KSM7581P.
MSRP: $84.99
KitchenAid® 5 Quart NSF Certified Polished Stainless Steel Bowl with J Hook Handle designed for stacking and hanging. Fits Bowl Lift Stand Mixer models.
MSRP: $79.99
KitchenAid® Stainless Steel Elliptical Whip for 7 Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer (Fits models KSM7581, KSM7586)
MSRP: $59.99
KitchenAid® 7 Quart NSF Certified Dough Hook (Fits & Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer models KSM7990 and KSM7581)
MSRP: $49.99

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KitchenAid® NSF Certified® Commercial Series 8-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer is rated 4.6829 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from We purchased 2 of these. One is woring still, the other is broken. We purchased 2 of these stand mixers. After much research on stand mixers, we decided to go with this brand and model vs Hobart. One of the mixers is currently running great. The other arrived in what seemed to be ok condition, however made a clanking noise which we thought was the beater hitting the bowl. Did the adjustment, but still heard the noise. Soon after the mixer started to get louder, and so we tested it without the attachments and found that there was definitely something wrong. We are in the process of sending it back. We are really hard on our equipment and this is a real acid test. All in all we are satisfied with the product. At least for now.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Large batches of dough are no problem! I am a professional baker and I am using this mixer to make batches of croissant and brioche doughs. I am tough on mixers and so far this machine has held it's own. I am achieving proper dough development without overworking the dough as I have in the past with smaller machines. I am very pleased.
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Kitchen Aid Mixers I have used Kitchen Aid mixers all of my life. They are an awesome product. I really like this mixer for it's bowl size and it seems to be much quieter than the mixer that I had previously (also Kitchen Aid). However, the only draw back of the nice large bowl, it is sometimes awkward to put the whisk or paddle in. You have to put the bowl on first and lock it in, and then attach your paddle. Not as easy as the earlier versions of this mixer. Other than that, I love this mixer and all the work that it does!
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love to bake..... Then you will LOVE this machine! It's so much more then I ever thought it would be...power, features, quality. I love that it is simple but in a good way. I love the handle on the bowl which my 15 year old 4.5qt Kitchenaid didn't have but it still works awesome and I couldn't bring myself to sell or give away upon getting the 8qt one. You don't need a culinary degree to use it. I am a stay at home mom with 4 boys and I just love to cook and bake. I can't tell you how much I love and use this!
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy duty mixer I bought this because I wanted a larger mixer to make a specific chocolate chip cookie recipe and the mixer does so quite well. I have also made several loaves of bread and a cake. The mixer has done everything I have wanted to do and it is a solid, well designed machine.
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but....... I have a 6 qt KA and just got the 8 qt. The only difference is the bowl is deeper, same circumference (but unfortunately my 6 qt lid won't fit as the 8 qt has a rolled edge). I didn't notice anything better when making 2 loaves of whole wheat bread. Same mixing ability. A BIG problem is that there is no splash guard available for this and flour splashes all over. The 6 qt splash guard fits the bowl but because the bowl is so deep, there isn't enough clearance to raise the bowl with the splash guard attached. AND the bowl is so deep and goes up so high next to the mixer that you can't add ingredients without stopping and lowering the bowl. KA you need to make a splash guard/way to add ingredients while mixing!!!! It's a real defect! One other minor problem and I don't know if my mixer is defective or it's by design, but the bowl is VERY hard to click into place. I need to practically jump up and down to get it into place. Also, I understand the 7 qt is identical in every way, $100 cheaper. You can get the 7 qt, buy an extra 8 qt bowl, and have two bowls for the same price as buying the 8 qt. Stupid of my not to know this before i bought my 8 qt
Date published: 2013-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power and capacity to spare. So far I have used this machine to make several cakes (three at a time!), mix many pounds of meat mixtures (for sausage) and to prepare large quantities of tuna salad for a pot luck dinner. The eight qt. bowl eliminates the necessity of using my hands to prevent the contents from overtopping. The machine is cool running, quiet and gives the impression that it is unstoppable. I love it. This replaces my beloved five quart machine that I wore out after twenty years of heavy use. I have purchased two six quart bowls (KN2B6PEH) for smaller quantities, easier scrape downs and the convenience of bowl swapping. They fit well and work beautifully as does the eight quart bowl. The slow start feature is something that I had not considered when I purchased the mixer but it has proven to be one of the most useful features. I have not accidentally sprayed myself with dry flour since I started baking with it. Good job, KitchenAid!
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my KitchenAid! My KitchenAid 8 quart mixer is always there for me, always ready to adapt to what I need, and to perform with power and grace. I love my KitchenAid mixer, it is the most used appliance in my kitchen, and therefore the most important.
Date published: 2013-06-29