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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: $90.00
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: $86.00
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: $80.00
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: $55.00

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KitchenAid® NSF Certified® Commercial Series 8-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer is rated 4.7237 out of 5 by 76.
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 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 smooth operator My 8 Qt Commercial Kitchenaid Stand Mixer came today, i was expecting it, so i had the ingredients ready for my chocolate oblivion truffle tort, aka flourless chocolate cake. being a chef for over 30 years, i know what works and what doesn't, this baby "WORKS". after extended use at a high speed, this mixer DID NOT get hot, DID NOT get warm, and if i didn't see it whipping, i wouldn't really have known it was running, it's very quiet. stainless attachments, easy to clean, NSF certified, I'm ready to sell my cakes... they came out delish!
Date published: 2015-01-06
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 Quiet and powerful and fits! I have used my new awesome red mixer for a couple of months now and am very impressed. It is so much quieter than my 6 qt, 11 year old KA. The drawbackI have is that there isn't much clearance between the top of the bowl as well as the top of the beaters and the machine. This affects the amount of dough (I bake cinnamon rolls and sweet bread as a business) I can knead at one time (I take some out and knead in 2 portions) and makes it a bit more troublesome to add flour. But, I understand that if the machine were taller, I would have a bigger problem of space to keep it and use it. At this point I can still fit it under the cupboards. I choose the inconvenience. It seems plenty powerful and is easy to clean up.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true Power House I purchased this item to be able to handle the large amounts of bread and cookie doughs I make. My last KitchenAid, I stripped some of the gears inside the motor (bad girl), and just wanted a mixer that could stand up to my cooking demands. I knew that a commercial unit would be the way to go for me and I was right. I will also say that the beater, dough hook, and whip are heavy duty, it makes the residential versions almost feel cheap in comparison. I'm thrilled with my purchase and with such an excellent price, I couldn't refuse !!
Date published: 2014-05-14
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