KitchenAid Artisan Mixer Review – Must-Have Kitchen Appliance

Silver KitchenAid Mixer

KitchenAid is a well-known, well-respected kitchen appliance company.  But do their KitchenAid Artisan Mixers really hold up to all the hype?

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer

Last year, to my surprise, I received the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer for my 32nd birthday.  I was sooo excited to finally get my hands on this appliance, especially since I had already broken two other mixers over the past two years.  I knew that KitchenAid was a very durable brand that could probably hold up to my decorating icing that had caused my previous mixers to die at such a young age.  Well, one was kind of old, but it was a commercial grade mixer and I still killed it.


  • Very heavy duty. 
  • This mixer has several speeds, including stir which is great while adding powdered ingredients. 
  • It comes with a paddle blade, a whisk, and dough handle, along with a splash guard for easy pour in and minimal splash out of ingredients of the 5-Quart polished bowl. 
  • Easy to clean. 
  • The head tilts back so you can scrape the bowl and remove it from its locking bottom plate. 
  • The head locks into place so it doesn’t bounce while mixing something thick or heavy.
  • Easy on, easy off of attachments.


  • This mixer is very heavy so it can be difficult to move if you plan to store it somewhere besides your countertop. 
  • Whether the head is tilted up or down, you are apt to get the mix on your hands when scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • The splash guard, which does not lock onto the bowl, moves from mixer’s vibrations and doesn’t always stop food from splashing out.
  • It is a bit pricey.

My Opinion:  I have to say that I LOVE MY MIXER!  I have not, in anyway, been disappointed by this product at all.  Yes, it can be annoying that it is hard to scrape the sides and bottom, but that is a MINOR inconvenience, nothing more.  The only bummer for me is that the mixer I received was a silver matte and I had always wanted a bright colorful one – but I am just grateful that my family bought it for me.  I even plan to purchase a second one of these mixers in the future so I can have one dedicated to cake mixes and one for icings, then I can be twice as productive.


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*If you are wondering why I gave this mixer a five cupcake rating instead of a four, it is because this mixer is that good and minor inconveniences are not worth marking down such a great product.  It is definitely a MUST-HAVE have in your kitchen.

Where Can You Get Your Own KitchenAid Mixer? – $269.99 (3 year warranty for $24.99 extra)

  • The price above is for the silver finish mixer at the top of this post.
  • Mixers come in a variety of other colors, but there may be a price difference for some color options.

Looking for a Good Cause that your purchase could benefit?

Cook For the Cure Edition Artisan Stand Mixer.

Pink KitchenAid Mixer

Purchase your Breast Cancer Pink KitchenAid Mixer and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure will receive a donation.

$349.99 (includes 1 year hassle-free warranty)

  • Includes a Rebate for a FREE grinder attachment ($50 value) and a 5-piece Non-stick Bakeware bundle ($80 value) (Ends 3/31/15)

Please feel free to leave a comment below and tell me what you think of the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer.  I would love to hear any stories about your love or hate relationship with your mixer.  I know there are many. 🙂

God Bless,


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  1. Kristy says:

    Great article. I have this mixer and love it too. It is very durable. My mother has had her Kitchen Aid mixer for more than 25 years and it’s still going strong!

    I agree that it’s hard to scrape. I wish the head would tilt back a little bit more to be able to get in there better but I wouldn’t trade mine in for any other.

    • Amanda says:

      I wouldn’t trade mine either. I love it. I can understand, though, why the head can’t tilt back further, it’s too top heavy. Any further back and it would tip over. You could remove the attachment to scrape, but that seems like too much work for me. I’ll deal with the icing on my hands.

  2. Christa says:

    Hi Amanda,
    I really like your site!
    It is filled with wonderful information!
    I have a friend who is does cake decorating, as a matter of fact they just did a cake and 65 cupcakes for a baby shower. I will have to let her know about your site.
    It is my dream to have a KitchenAid mixer and your review just encourages that dream on.
    I wish you great success with this lovely site.
    Christa 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Christa. I have been really working hard to get this site running. I would love any referrals. KitchenAid really makes an awesome mixer. I hope to get a second one in the near future. I have a wedding in June that I am baking the cake and 140 cupcakes for so I could really use another mixer.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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