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BEST STAND MIXER FOR YOU IN 2021

A KitchenAid® stand mixer is the ultimate tool to help you easily elevate your everyday making this year—and for many years to come. This guide will help you decide which KitchenAid® mixer is the best for your home and everything you’ll make. Choose from tilt-head or bowl-lift mixers with a range of sizes, colors and bowl options. Then pair your perfect stand mixer with over 10 different attachments to open up a whole new world of flavors, textures and culinary possibilities.

FIND THE BEST KitchenAid® STAND MIXER FOR Your Needs

BEST KITCHENAID® MIXER FOR HOME BAKERS

Whether you’re just beginning to explore baking or your countertops are already overflowing with your latest bakes, we’ll help you answer the question: what is the best KitchenAid® mixer for me?

Beginners might want to test the waters with a smaller stand mixer. Larger capacity stand mixers are best for bakers who want to share their creations or make multiple batches at once. And finally, KitchenAid® bowl-lift stand mixers can fuel even the most ambitious baking goals.

BEST KitchenAid® STAND MIXER FOR BAKERS JUST GETTING STARTED

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Deluxe 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Featuring a lower price point, this model comes with everything you need to get started baking breads, cookies, meringues and more. 

  • Lower entry price point

  • Silver coated beaters

  • Stainless steel bowl with handle

  • Just under 14" tall, tucks below most over-counter cabinets

  • 3 color options

  • Make up to 8 dozen cookies per batch1

BEST STAND MIXER FOR EVERYDAY BAKERS from KitchenAid Brand

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Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

This may be the best KitchenAid® mixer for home bakers who have great taste in baked goods and style—choose from well over 20 colors and enjoy a few upgrades like a comfort handle and more capacity.

  • Coated beaters

  • Just under 14" tall, tucks below most over-counter cabinets

  • Stainless steel bowl with comfort handle

  • Over 40 color options

  • Make up to 9 dozen cookies per batch1

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Professional 5 Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Bowl-lifts are the best stand mixer type for heavy-duty mixing due to a more powerful motor than tilt-head models. This one comes in eight colors for good looks paired with heavy-duty performance.

  • Lower entry price point for bowl-lifts

  • Coated beaters 

  • 16½" tall

  • Stainless steel bowl with handle

  • 8 color options

  • Make up to 9 dozen cookies per batch1

BEST KitchenAid® STAND MIXER FOR EXPERIENCED OR EXPERT HOME BAKERS

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Professional 6500 Design Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

A glass bowl lets you keep an eye on mixtures while the flex-edge beater helps reduce mixing time. A robust motor enables the mixer to deliver consistent power to loads with less heat build-up, resulting in years of dependable mixing. 

  • Coated beaters + Flex Edge Beater

  • 16½" tall

  • Glass bowl with handle

  • 6 color options

  • Make up to 13 dozen cookies per batch1

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Pro Line® Series 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Featuring our largest capacity bowl and our most powerful motor for residential KitchenAid® mixers, this model also includes a pouring shield that helps keep lightweight ingredients like flour from flying out of the bowl when you’re mixing.

  • Coated beaters + Pouring Shield

  • Just under 16½" tall 

  • Stainless steel bowl with comfort handle

  • 6 color options

  • Makes up to 14 dozen cookies per batch1

BEST KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER FOR BREAD DOUGH

The best KitchenAid® mixer for bread depends on what kind of carbs you’re mixing up and how many loaves you want to make at once. Any KitchenAid® stand mixer can easily and efficiently knead basic bread doughs. 5 quart models can handle around 4½ lbs of basic bread dough while larger bowl-lift models can handle over 8 lbs. If you plan to work with dense mixtures, any bowl-lift is the best KitchenAid® mixer for kneading dough that’s tough like multi-grain bread. Choose a stand mixer based on how much and what kind you want to make.

BEST SIZE KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER FOR YOUR NEEDS

The best appliances are the ones that seamlessly fit into your lifestyle and your home, helping to elevate your everyday. Here are some options to help determine which KitchenAid® mixer is the best for you, your lifestyle and your space.

BEST STAND MIXER FOR SMALL SPACES from KitchenAid

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Artisan® Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

This small but mighty mixer is still compatible with all power hub attachments so you won’t miss out on the best KitchenAid® mixers have to offer.

  • Coated beaters + Flex Edge Beater 

  • Smaller footprint than full-size mixer

  • Stainless steel bowl

  • 11 color options

  • Makes up to 5 dozen cookies per batch1

THE BEST STAND MIXER SIZE FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD

Small families and households
Just like small spaces, the mini tilt-head may be the best stand mixer for small families or a household with 1–2 people. The 3.5 quart capacity bowl is perfect for weeknight dinners or enough appetizers and desserts to share.

Average-sized families
Most averaged-sized families or households will benefit from the extra capacity available with all full-sized stand mixers. Choose from tilt-head models with 4.5 quart bowls such as the KitchenAid® Ultra Power® Plus Series, or opt for a 5 quart model bundled with an extra bowl for more flexibility like the KitchenAid.com exclusive value bundle Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with additional 3 quart bowl.

Large families
Large families or those who frequently host will appreciate even more capacity and power with sturdy bowl-lift mixers featuring 5–7 quart bowls. These mixers are made to take on heavy and mixtures in larger quantities. Your family’s sweet spot might just be the Pro 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift from KitchenAid.

BEST KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER FOR STYLE OPTIONS 

KitchenAid® stand mixers of all types have been an iconic countertop addition for many years. With so many colors and options now available, you can find one that reflects your own personal style.

BEST STAND MIXER FOR COLOR AND BOWL OPTIONS:

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Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer 

This model makes a second appearance on our list since it’s available in over 20 colors and compatible with many different bowls in various colors, patterns and finishes—making it our most customizable option.

  • Coated beaters

  • Just under 14" tall, tucks below most over-counter cabinets

  • Stainless steel bowl with comfort handle

  • 47 color options

  • Makes up to 9 dozen cookies per batch1

The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer Customization Tool even lets you add a free, personalized engraving to make this model truly your own. Or bring a little sweetness to your countertops with this stand mixer in the KitchenAid 2021 Color of the Year: Honey.

BEST KitchenAid® STAND MIXER FOR A PROFESSIONAL LOOK:

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Pro 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Get commercial-style touchpoints with a taller profile, wider base and study arms. This model comes in 15 colors so you're sure to find one that matches your style.

  • Beaters + pouring shield

  • 17" tall

  • Stainless steel bowl with comfort handle

  • 15 color options

  • Make up to 13 dozen cookies per batch1

HIGH-END FINISH STAND MIXER:

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KitchenAid® Custom Metallic® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Clad in real metal, this tilt-head model represents power and beauty on the counter. Choose from 3 ultra sleek metal finishes for a unique and premium look. 

  • Coated beaters + pouring shield

  • Just under 14" tall, tucks below most over-counter cabinets

  • Stainless steel bowl with comfort handle

  • 3 metallic finishes

  • Make up to 9 dozen cookies per batch1

BEST PRICE KITCHENAID® MIXER FOR YOUR NEEDS 

The best affordable stand mixer is the one that enables you to achieve your culinary goals. KitchenAid offers options for those just starting out, along with models featuring more powerful motors and heavy-duty construction to take on the most ambitious culinary endeavors. You can also shop KitchenAid® certified refurbished stand mixers that are thoroughly tested to perform like new at a discounted price.

BEST PRICE ON KITCHENAID® STAND MIXER: ENTRY-LEVEL

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Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Provides all the power you need for everyday meals. It also features the same durable and built-to-last metal construction you’ll find on all KitchenAid® stand mixers.

  • Lower entry price point

  • Coated beaters

  • Stainless steel bowl

  • Just under 14" tall, tucks below most over-counter cabinets

  • 2 color options

  • Make up to 6 dozen cookies per batch1

EASY STAND MIXER UPGRADE

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Artisan® Design Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Get a mixer paired with a glass or ceramic bowl for a simple way to instantly up your style. Choose the Artisan® Design Series mixer to instantly upgrade to a glass bowl.

  • Coated beaters

  • Glass bowl with comfort handle

  • Just under 14" tall, tucks below most over-counter cabinets

  • 6 color options

  • Make up to 9 dozen cookies per batch1

GET STARTED WITH A BOWL-LIFT

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Professional HD Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Bowl-lifts are the best larger KitchenAid® stand mixers for handling dense recipes. Start with a 5 qt model like this for a lower price point if you’re just starting out with heavy mixtures.

  • Coated beaters

  • Stainless steel bowl with handle

  • 16½" tall

  • 10 color options

  • Make up to 9 dozen cookies per batch1

MAKE MORE WITH ANY STAND MIXER

Are you a bread enthusiast, a healthy cook or a pasta connoisseur? Any KitchenAid® stand mixer you choose will help with all of these recipes and so much more. Here are some ways you can use your stand mixer to start experimenting with new techniques or add your own signature twist to old favorites:

EVERYDAY MAKING—MADE EXTRAORDINARY

More than Mixing
By now, we’ve explored the best mixer for cookies, bread dough and other baked recipes. But stand mixers can help with every kind of making from easily shredding chicken to effortlessly mashing potatoes to churning out fresh guacamole for a range of recipes. Try Chicken Enchilada Rollups, Sweet Potato Gnocchi or Deep Dish Ham Quiche to get started.

Attachments
All KitchenAid® stand mixers are compatible with all power hub attachments. Discover the authentic flavor of homemade pasta, freshly ground meats, spiralized vegetables and much more. If ice cream is on the menu, skip the mini as it is not compatible with the ice cream maker bowl attachment. Learn more about what you can make with our guide to stand mixer attachments.

MORE HELP CHOOSING THE BEST STAND MIXER FOR YOU

Browse all KitchenAid® stand mixers to see the full line up. If you’re not sure how to choose a stand mixer, the Stand Mixer Buying Guide can help. Or if you want to compare the details of each model, check out our Stand Mixer Comparison page.

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