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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.

COMPARE ALL KITCHENAID®STAND MIXER MODELS

Series
Model
Design
Bowl Action
Capacity/Bowl Size
Bowl Type
Multi-purpose Hub Attachment
Designed, Engineered, and Assembled in the U.S.A.
Color Options
Performance
10 Mixing Speeds
Soft Start®
Accessories
Compatible with All Attachments
Ceramic Bowl Compatible
Pouring Shield
Flat Beater
Wire Whip
Dough Hook
Limited Parts Warranty
KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer KSM3316XCA
KitchenAid® Classic™ Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer K45SSOB
KitchenAid® Classic Plus™ Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer KSM75WH
KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer KSM150PSFW
KitchenAid® Artisan® Design Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Glass Bowl KSM155GBCA
KitchenAid® Pro 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KP26M1XSL
KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KSM6521XFP
KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KSM7586PCA
Artisan® Mini
Classic
Classic Plus
Artisan®
Artisan®
Pro 600
Professional 6500 Design
Pro Line®
Tilt-Head
Tilt-Head
Tilt-Head
Tilt-Head
Tilt-Head
Bowl-Lift
Bowl-Lift
Bowl-Lift
3.5 qt
4.5 qt
4.5 qt
5 qt
5 qt
6 qt
6 qt
7 qt
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Brushed Stainless Steel (no Handle)
Brushed Stainless Steel (no Handle)
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Glass (with Handle)
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Glass (with Handle)
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Available in 11 Colors
Available in 2 Colors
Available in 1 Color
Available in 39 Colors
Available in 6 Colors
Available in 13 Colors
Available in 5 Colors
Available in 6 Colors
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flex Edge
(Dishwasher Safe)
Standard White
(Dishwasher Safe)
Standard White
(Dishwasher Safe)
Standard White
(Dishwasher Safe)
Silver-Plated
Silver-Plated
F-Series
(Dishwasher Safe)
Nickel-Coated
(Dishwasher Safe)
6-Wire
6-Wire
6-Wire
6-Wire
6-Wire
6-Wire
F-Series 6-Wire
11-Wire
(Dishwasher Safe)
Standard White
(Dishwasher Safe)
Standard White
(Dishwasher Safe)
Standard White
(Dishwasher Safe)
Standard White
(Dishwasher Safe)
Silver-Plated
Silver-Plated Powerknead™ Spiral
F-Series Spiral
Nickel-Coated Powerknead™ Spiral
(Dishwasher Safe)
1-Year
1-Year
1-Year
1-Year
1-Year
1-Year
1-Year
5-Year

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.

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® Classic™ Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer K45SSOB
KitchenAid® Classic Plus™ Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer KSM75WH
KitchenAid® Pro 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KP26M1XSL
KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KSM6521XFP
Classic
Classic Plus
Pro 600
Professional 6500 Design
Tilt-Head
Tilt-Head
Bowl-Lift
Bowl-Lift
4.5 qt
4.5 qt
6 qt
6 qt
Brushed Stainless Steel (no Handle)
Brushed Stainless Steel (no Handle)
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Glass (with Handle)

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® Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer KSM150PSFW
KitchenAid® Artisan® Design Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Glass Bowl KSM155GBCA
KitchenAid® Pro 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KP26M1XSL
KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KSM6521XFP
Artisan®
Artisan®
Pro 600
Professional 6500 Design
Tilt-Head
Tilt-Head
Bowl-Lift
Bowl-Lift
5 qt
5 qt
6 qt
6 qt
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Glass (with Handle)
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Glass (with Handle)

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® Pro Line® Series 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KSM7586PCA
KitchenAid® Pro 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KP26M1XSL
KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KSM6521XFP
Pro Line®
Pro 600
Professional 6500 Design
Bowl-Lift
Bowl-Lift
Bowl-Lift
7 qt
6 qt
6 qt
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Polished Stainless Steel (with Handle)
Glass (with Handle)

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.

SHOP THE FULL KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER LINEUP

Explore and compare all KitchenAid® stand mixers, or choose from some of our most-loved mixer models.

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.