WHICH MIXER IS BEST FOR YOU?
KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER COMPARISON GUIDE
Our iconic Stand Mixers offer a world of possibilities to make every day extraordinary. Learn the differences between KitchenAid® mixer models with our mixer comparison guide. Explore the complete lineup—compare stand mixer types, sizes, styles and attachments to discover the one that’s perfectly you.
KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER COMPARISONS
From the small but mighty mini to professional series bowl-lifts, explore and compare KitchenAid® mixers of all kinds. See how some of our most-loved mixer models stack up and narrow in on the right one for you.
KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER BOWL SIZE & CAPACITY COMPARISON
Make a little or a lot with stand mixers featuring a wide range of power and capacity. Compare 4.5 qts to larger 6 qt models that take you from everyday recipes to cooking for a crowd. Or, compare our largest stand mixers and find one that can handle your most ambitious creations.
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The one-piece, dishwasher-safe pouring shield helps you add ingredients without making a mess and helps keep lightweight ingredients from flying out of the bowl when you’re mixing.
Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher and Oven Safe (up to 475°F). Resists chipping, cracking, crazing and staining, and is guaranteed with a 5-year no-chip limited warranty.
Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.
Helps to avoid ingredient splash and flour puff by starting at a lower speed.
With over 10 different hub-compatible attachments, you can prepare pasta, burgers, veggie noodles, ice cream and more.
See individual product warranties for details.
KITCHENAID® ARTISAN® MINI MIXER VS FULL SIZE
KitchenAid® Artisan® Series stand mixers offer two different sizes and the widest variety of colors. The KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini stand mixer is the most compact option with a 3.5 qt bowl—perfect for making up to 5 dozen cookies in a single batch.1 The mini stand mixer is just as powerful as the KitchenAid® Classic™ Series stand mixer. The full-sized Artisan® Series 5 qt stand mixer comes in over 20 color options—the most of any KitchenAid® stand mixer. Or choose the Artisan® Design Series 5 quart mixer for a range of premium metallic finishes and an elegant glass mixing bowl.
KITCHENAID® CLASSIC™ VS. ARTISAN® STAND MIXER
The KitchenAid® Classic™ and Classic Plus™ stand mixers offer exceptional performance and durability for everyday recipes. You’ll find up to three colors, a streamlined 4.5 qt stainless steel bowl, and all the essentials you need to get started. The KitchenAid® Artisan Series stand mixers offer over 20 color options and includes a 5 qt stainless steel bowl with a comfortable handle, along with a pouring shield. You can learn more about classic vs artisan stand mixers differences to find the perfect fit for your cooking needs.
KITCHENAID® CLASSIC™ VS THE CLASSIC PLUS™ MIXER
Both stand mixers offer the same power and capacity. The KitchenAid® Classic™ stand mixer is available in timeless black or white.The Classic Plus™ stand mixer offers an additional silver option.
KITCHENAID® ARTISAN® VS. PROFESSIONAL Series MIXER
The KitchenAid® 5 Qt Artisan® Series stand mixer is powerful enough for everyday recipes without taking up too much countertop space. However, if you plan to work with large and heavy mixtures, you may want to consider a Professional Series or Pro Line® stand mixer. These heavy-duty bowl-lift stand mixers feature more powerful motors and up to 7 qts of capacity to handle your largest and toughest batches.
KITCHENAID CLASSIC™ VS ARTISAN® VS PROFESSIONAL STAND MIXER
Choose the 4.5 qt KitchenAid® Classic™ stand mixer for the most streamlined set of options at an entry price-point. Upgrade to a 5 Qt Artisan® Series stand mixer for more features like a bowl with a comfortable handle and a pouring shield along with extra capacity and a variety of color choices. Choose a Professional Series or Pro Line® stand mixer for the most capacity and power to handle dense mixtures and multiple batches at once.
PRO LINE® AND PROFESSIONAL SERIES MODELS
If you’re looking for a bowl-lift stand mixer, choose from the lineup of Professional Series or Pro Line® stand mixers. You’ll find capacities ranging from 5 qts, all the way up to 7 qts along with some variations in features and color options. Bowl-lift stand mixers are heavier with wider bases and a bowl that connects at 3 lock-points to provide the extra stability you need when mixing large and heavy recipes.
KITCHENAID® PROFESSIONAL 5™ PLUS VS Professional 600™ MIXER
5 qt bowl-lift stand mixers are great for smaller or larger batches of dense ingredients. The KitchenAid® Professional 5™ Plus Series stand mixer can help you mix up to 9 dozen cookies1 in one batch. Or upgrade to the Professional 600™ Series 6 qt model for extra capacity and up to 15 color options.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL MODELS:
PROFESSIONAL 600™, PROFESSIONAL 6500 DESIGN™ AND PRO LINE® MIXERS
The Professional 600™ Series 6 qt stand mixer helps you make up to 13 dozen cookies.1 Upgrade to the Professional 6500 Design™ Series model for the same capacity with a glass bowl and lid. You’ll also have more power for bigger, tougher mixtures. Or choose our largest, most powerful home stand mixer—the Pro Line® Series 7 qt bowl-lift stand mixer. This mixer boasts a yield of up to 14 dozen cookies in one batch.
KITCHENAID® MIXER: 4.5 QUART VS 6 QUART
Full size tilt-head stand mixers start with a 4.5 quart bowl capacity. This more modest size still helps you make up to 8 dozen cookies1 in one batch and is enough for most everyday recipes including full meals. Six quarts is standard on most bowl-lift models and can mix up to 13 dozen cookies1 at once. Bowl-lift models offer extra stability to help you tackle your toughest mixtures such as multi-grain bread.
KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER: 5 QUART VS 6 QUART
5 qt bowls come with the full-sized Artisan® and Artisan® Design Series tilt-head mixers and the Professional 5™ Plus Series bowl-lift stand mixer. Five quart bowls can also be purchased separately and are available in the largest variety of styles, designs and materials. With the ability to mix up to 9 dozen cookies1 in one batch, 5 qt bowls are the most popular size and offer versatility for small and large batches. If you want an extra quart of capacity, you’ll need to choose a bowl-lift stand mixer. This means in addition to more capacity, you’ll also get some extra mixing power for dense and heavy recipes.
KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER: 7 QUART VS 6 QUART
7 qt stand mixers are the largest residential option from KitchenAid brand. This extra-large capacity bowl is only available on Pro Line® stand mixers. You’ll get enough room for up to 14 dozen cookies1 in one batch. If you are looking for a more standard bowl-lift capacity, opt for a 6 qt stand mixer. You can choose from a few different models that come with a 6 qt bowl to find just the right one for you.
KITCHENAID® MIXER BUYING GUIDE
Need more help finding your perfect stand mixer match? Browse our Stand Mixer Buying Guide for an overview of all kinds of stand mixers. We’ll help you decide which factors are most important to you whether it’s size, power or even color.
1. Using the flat beater; 28g dough each.