4.8
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Models:
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KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer
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KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer
 
4.8

(based on 1657 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1420)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (206)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even mixing (18)
  • Capacity (17)
  • Works quietly (17)
  • Heavy duty (16)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Difficult to store (6)

Best Uses

  • Cakes & cookies (21)
  • Bread (16)
  • Candy (13)
  • Meringue (13)
  • Pies (12)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (14), Avid cook (6), Gourmet chef (3)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (43), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Off the singles list because of this KitchenAid Stand mixer

Fun story here.  I am an ametuer cook at home.  I like to buy quality products for my kitchen and I love spending time there creating foods for my various families and...Read complete review

Fun story here.  I am an ametuer cook at home.  I like to buy quality products for my kitchen and I love spending time there creating foods for my various families and friends.  Well I bought this KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Qt. Stand Mixer awhile back for my cookie making adventures.  It handled all those mixing tasks with ease and was much easier to use than my old hand mixer.   But the great part was, this KitchenAid stand mixer is probably the main reason I am married today.  You see, being an inspring at home chef, I wanted to create beautiful foods for my girlfriend.  Well I decided to make some homemade cheesecake for her.  She absolutely fell in love with me and actually proposed to me.   After our honeymoon, she confided in me that one of the reasons she took to me was that I had a very nice stand mixer in my kitchen and that I seriously knew my way around the kitchen.  See, the stand mixer is an iconic emblem to any kitchen showing the world that you are serious about your mixing needs.  Heck, they absolutely look fantastic sitting there like some 1950's-ish modern art sculpture just aching to start your next project.

For the stand mixer, it mixed the ingredience to my cheesecake very well with the multiple speed settings and easy access tilt head.  I highly recommend this KitchenAid stand mixer if you want to impress your friends with your cullinary genius.  Remember, you don't have to know what you're doing in the kitchen, you just have to look like you know what you're doing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The Kitchenaid Stand Mixer was on my wish list for years.

The kitchenAid Stand mixer was on my Christmas wish list for years but I kept telling everyone, not to spend so much while hoping they would. When I first tried it out I was...Read complete review

The kitchenAid Stand mixer was on my Christmas wish list for years but I kept telling everyone, not to spend so much while hoping they would. When I first tried it out I was so thrilled about all that it would do. I made better cookies than ever and my favorite gingerbread houses were a snap with this sturdy helper. I loved using all the attachments and even bought additional pieces. I used this mixer for five years while I catered all my freinds parties, birthday and wedding cakes were so easy, making perfect bread was so much fun I even tried ingredients I had never used before.

I became so at ease with this mixer I persuaded a local bakery to part with their famous recipe for Hummingbird Cake with all the fruits and nuts that my old hand mixers would not manage. I think the quality of this mixer is so superior to the old ones had made do with for years that I became a better cook and since I have small one woman catering business being a better cook was an asset. I would hihgly recommend getting this mixer even if you are just cooking family dinners. You will have fun with it and probably be willing to try more difficult recipes.

One draw back is that you have to have a cabinet for this mixer with a swing out shelf or enough counter space to leave it out as this is not a mixer to store under an cabinet and try ti lift out.

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5.0

Kitchenaid mixer

By 

from Browder Ky

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty

Cons

  • Difficult to Store
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Bread
  • Cakes & Cookies
  • Candy
  • Meringue
  • Pies

Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

Love my kitchen aid mixer one of the best products I have ever bought.

  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
5.0

best product in my kitchen

By 

from Taylors sc

About Me Avid Cook

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bread
    • Cakes & Cookies
    • Pies

    Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

    I love mine!! its so easy to use comes in handy in my kitchen anytime! save me using a hand mixer which hurts my arthritis. love using it every time i cook just about

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    I LOVE IT

    By 

    from orlando, fl

    About Me Avid Cook

    Pros

    • Capacity
    • Even Mixing
    • Heavy Duty
    • Works Quietly

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Bread
    • Cakes & Cookies
    • Candy
    • Meringue
    • Pies

    Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

    i dont know why i waited so long to get this. i know its a little pricey but it is well worth it. i make anything and everything in it

     
    4.0

    Great Mixer

    By 

    from Provo, UT

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

    • Even Mixing
    • Heavy Duty
    • Works Quietly

    Cons

    • Difficult to Store

    Best Uses

    • Cakes & Cookies

    Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

    I have loved owning this mixer! I wanted one for awhile and finally forked out the money to buy one. I was so happy with my purchase. I do wish I had gone with the 5 quart and that the mouth of the bowl was wider as I find it difficult to pour ingredients into the bowl, even with the plastic cover over it. But putting that aside, the power of this machine is great! It mixes evenly and the attachments are easy to change and clean. I would recommend this mixer, or even suggest the 5qt to other consumers.

     
    5.0

    Best and good Mixer out now

    By 

    from RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA

    About Me Avid Cook

    Pros

    • Even Mixing
    • Works Quietly

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Bread
    • Cakes & Cookies
    • Candy
    • Meringue
    • Pies

    Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

    IF I WERE YOUR PLACE I WILL not think twice because this mixer is for everyone. believe me when I tell you that . but the only problem that The mixer is heavy, so i keep it on top of the counter all of the time but I don't think that is problem because heavy that makes it sturdy, quiet, and performing well even with the thickest batters I haven't had mine much longer than a year, but so far have had no issues with it.
    so far so good I really recommend this
    I hope you like my review

    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    3.0

    KitchenAid is a LifeSaver in the Kitchen

    By 

    from Louisiana

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

      Cons

      • Small

      Best Uses

      • Bread
      • Cakes & Cookies

      Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

      I purchased this KitchenAid after using my mom's for years. I bake often, so a KitchenAid mixer was always a must for me. This mixer is a bit small for what I was looking for. Next time I would buy the larger size. For the average baker I would think this size is fine. The mixer mixes batter and dough evenly. I love the attachments that come with the mixer. The scraper makes sure you get all the batter off the sides of the mixing bowl....very handy! The mixer is heavy duty and has great power. I normally use the low to medium settings, but I have had to use on high. High power works great! I have not had any problems with my mixer, and I have had it for a couple years now. This mixer is definitely built to last for years. It is worth the investment if you love to bake. Cleaning the mixer is not that difficult if you clean up as you go.

       
      5.0

      Best Mixer out there

      By 

      from Kernersville NC

      About Me Avid Cook

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty

      Cons

      • Difficult to Store
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Bread
      • Cakes & Cookies
      • Meringue
      • Pies

      Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

      I had a hand mixer for YEARS and had begged my husband for a while for one of these bad boys. He bought me mine one Christmas a while back and I LOVE it. I threw my hand mixer out. I use my KitchenAid to make everything from bread dough to mashed potatoes. It works great for everything. I leave mi e out on the counter because it's fairly stylish. That being said, it weighs probably 10 or 15 pounds, making it EXTREMELY heavy duty feeling and extremely difficult to store because it's big and bulky. But I don't mind because I like it out on display and within arms reach when I need it.

       
      4.0

      it's a good mixer ..

      By 

      from Algeria

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty
      • Works Quietly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bread
        • Cakes & Cookies
        • Candy
        • Meringue

        Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

        i like this mixer, but I would have preferred the larger 5 quart version with the bigger bowl. I also often use this mixer for kneading dough, and it has never smoked, but the lowest settings are all that are needed for decent kneading. However, I have had the trouble with the bowl tightening into the base grooves, and I've even had to call on the aid of a strong man to help get it unstuck. I just recently got the shredder attachment to this mixer, which I also love. I buy the huge blocks of cheese and shred them myself with this, and I like to use it for carrots and potatoes, as well. Kitchenaid makes great attachments for their mixers. I've had this mixer for 8 years, and everything is still in excellent working order - a real quality, sturdy piece of equipment.

        • Affiliation:
        • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
         
        5.0

        Works Wonderfully

        By 

        from Hillman, MI

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Even Mixing
        • Heavy Duty
        • Reliable
        • Works Quietly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Cakes & Cookies
        • Meringue
        • Pies

        Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

        We use our KitchenAid Mixer religiously. I love this thing, it mixes thoroughly, takes the pain out of mixing, and will mix at several different speeds. I love that it is so versatile. I can use it for more than mixing, like making ice cream, grinding burger, food processing, and even making pasta. Many uses and so very handy. Yes, it is a little heavy and bulky, so hard to store, but I just keep mine on the counter top so I don't have to worry about lifting and storing.

         
        5.0

        I LOVE this Mixer

        By 

        from Libya

        About Me Avid Cook

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Even Mixing
        • Works Quietly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Bread
        • Cakes & Cookies

        Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

        I can't use a regular mixer, and so I am stuck grunting and groaning tying to get it to mix evenly. Not anymore. Literally 15 seconds in my kitchen aid mixer and it is done! No mess, mixed evenly, and ready to spread. I also bought the attachable food processor, and it attaches easily and shreds cheese quickly and with no mess. I cannot say enough this stand mixer. i don't know why I waited so long to make the investment!!!!

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample

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