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KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer
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KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer
 
4.8

(based on 598 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heavy duty (5)
  • Even mixing (4)
  • Works quietly (4)
  • Capacity (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Cakes & cookies (5)
  • Bread (4)
  • Meringue (3)
  • Pies (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

My KitchenAid Professional Mixer Is My 'Muscle' In The Kitchen!

My KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer is not only my muscle when I'm in the kitchen, but she's the boss too!

It took me 5 years of researching and...Read complete review

My KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer is not only my muscle when I'm in the kitchen, but she's the boss too!

It took me 5 years of researching and drooling over the Candy Apple Red version of this awesome KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer before I actually made my purchase. It took so long because let's face it, its not an item most folks can justify as an 'impulse' buy.  Its on the pricey side, so I asked myself that daunting question, "Do I really need this? And you know, it nearly came down to me telling myself, "This time Kim, its not about need - its about want!" Little did I know at the time that I really DID need it.

So I bit the bullet a few years back and it has been the best purchase I've ever made for my kitchen - as well as for ME! The KitchenAid Professional 600 Mixer can really take a beating. I have a passion for baking as well as for experimenting with my own recipes. And when you have the proper tools that can:

- get the job done quickly

- save you clean up time

- save you shoulder/arm pain and fatigue

...then I say that's not only a bargain but a necessity as well.

It is a lifesaver at Thanksgiving and Christmastime for me - I make an awesome sweet potato casserole, but to mash and mix the yams, the heavy sugars and the rest, really was back breaking work - until "Betty Lou" came into my life (yes I named her),

If you're contemplating a purchase of one of these KitchenAid beauties, you can't go wrong with the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer model. In this case you really do get what you pay for and more - its far exceeded my expectations! It is definitely worth every penny and then some with all the attachments.

When you buy your KitchenAid Mixer, write back to me and let me know what color you bought and what you named her. A "good friend" like this needs a great name.

Mixing Performance
The KitchenAid Professional 600 Series actually allows me to experiment more frequently and for longer periods at a time because this mixer has really whipped thru some of the thickest batches of batters and dough that I've made. Because of this, it even allows me to make double batches at a time.

Ease of Cleaning
All of the accessories are dishwasher safe but clean up quick with just soap and water. The machine itself can be clean with a wet rag and it sparkles like new!

Ease of Use
This is the simplest of machines to use, the hardest part is lugging the machine out of my cupboard to use.

Design
This is the most perfect machine; my only complaint is that I can't leave this out on my counter any more - it's pretty big and if you don't have any counter space that doesn't have a cupboard above it that isn't much higher, there'll be no room to leave out. I have to put this away in a cupboard; and because this is so heavy it's a bit of a pain.

Durability
The KitchenAid Professional 600 Series model is one of those kitchen tools that are really built to last and last. My mother still has her mother's very first KitchenAid Mixer from when my grandparents were married - 75 years ago, that's a long time! And guess what? Would you believe, that baby still works! If that doesn't SCREAM quality, I don't know what does.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

KitchenAid 6-quart mixer a bust

We purchased the KitchenAid 600 series 6-quart stand mixer 9 years ago at a store that was going out of business, so the price was excellent.  We thought that we were...Read complete review

We purchased the KitchenAid 600 series 6-quart stand mixer 9 years ago at a store that was going out of business, so the price was excellent.  We thought that we were making a good purchase that would last us years to come.  My husband is a professional pastry chef and he read several reviews in kitchen magazines that talked about how great the KitchenAid mixer was.  Talk about wrong!  In the first year, KitchenAid had to replace our mixer 3 times!  Everytime, they said that it was an anomoly.  Customer service was great, considering we called them every 3-4 months to tell them that their product broke again.  Finally, we were received a mixer that did not break, but it did have a strange grinding sound when we used it.  It lasted until about 6 months ago (long after the warranty) when it finally won't work at all.  For a machine that is supposed to last at least 25 years, this is a big disappointment.  Since I do a lot of baking, and my husband does a lot of baking for holidays, I needed a replacement machine.  I looked on Ebay for my replacement and specifically looked for an older machine that was built by Hobart (Hobart owned the KitchenAid brand until about 10 years ago).  I now have a 20 year old Hobart 5.5 quart stand mixer that works great.  It is quiet and powerful and I know it will last.  My suggestion - look for a Hobart, KitchenAid uses cheaper parts and their mixers don't last.

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5.0

Love love

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from Raleigh nc

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Bread
  • Cakes & Cookies
  • Pies

Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

I absolutely love mine. It was a Christmas gift. I love to cook so my family felt it was a great gift for me. I use it for holidays, birthdays, make yeast rolls, or casserole to mix everything together. I love how I can walk away to do something else while what ever is mixing unlike with a hand mixer and it doesn't make a lot of noise.

 
5.0

Heavy Duty, Lifelong Performer

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from St. Louis, MO

About Me Gourmet Chef

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Bread
  • Cakes & Cookies
  • Meringue

Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

The KitchenAid professional 600 series mixer is an excellent choice for a small industrial kitchen, or a home kitchen. At my job I use this mixer to make a large variety of things, from large batches of heavy cookie dough and homemade bread, to light, airy meringues and whipped cream. It performs all functions with relative ease. There are three stand-out features of this mixer: it's durability, the lifting bowl mechanism, and the ease of cleaning.

This mixer is an incredible performer over time. It is a heavy duty machine that can stand the difficulties of mixing sticky, heavy doughs of various types, something which often breaks lesser machines. The motor keeps an even pace, even with tougher materials. It also proves to continue to be a high performer over time, as these machines work flawlessly for years. The particular one in the kitchen I work in has been there for a long time and is still an excellent performer.

One thing I particularly love about this machine over its 5qt counterparts, is the fact that the bowl lifts up to the beaters rather than the beaters coming down into the bowl. This allows for greater contact between the beaters and the bowl and consequently easier incorporation of ingredients. You rarely have to scrape dry ingredients off the bottom because the beater always maintains good contact.

Lastly this mixer is very easy to clean. The smooth paint and detachable parts make this piece of equipment a breeze to keep in top performing shape.

I highly recommend this mixer for either your home or a small industrial kitchen.

 
4.0

Solid Mixer

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from Boston MA

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

  • Difficult to Store
  • Heavy

Best Uses

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

Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

In my opinion, the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer is a quality mixer and overall kitchen appliance. I have owned several mixers in the past and this one definitely takes the cake (no pun intended). Anyway, I have always enjoyed cooking and using this mixer has made my experiences a little more easier and simple. Using this mixer is a different experience from past mixers as it is quite quiet in comparison. Similarly it is always reliable to provide me with a very even mix of my cooking materials. In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this mixer to any cook in the mixer market. It has served me well and I plan to have it continue serving in the future,

 
5.0

I love it

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from Ann Arbor , MI

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bread
    • Cakes & Cookies
    • Pies

    Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

    I love this machine. It really deserves every penny that I paid to buy it. It is very easy to use. I also like its design and its color. It helps me to get dough exactly as I need it to be. It saves my time and my energy as well to bake. It is now a crucial machine in my kitchen.

     
    5.0

    I am in love

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    from Mount vernon,Indiana

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

    • Capacity
    • Even Mixing
    • Heavy Duty
    • Works Quietly

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Cakes & Cookies
    • Candy
    • Meringue

    Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

    I am an at home cake baker. I could not live without this product. It is the best mixer i have owned!

     
    5.0

    I Wouldn't Trade It For the World

    By 

    from De Forest, WI

    Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

    I absolutely love my KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer. I use it all the time to mix up cookies. bread and many other recipes. It is so easy to use, mixes completely, cleans up well and is so versatile. Although I do not have any, you can get accessories for many other applications such as grinding and making pasta.

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    5.0

    Unstoppable Kitchen Wizard

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    from USA

    Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

    I love all KitchenAid products and my black KitchenAid Professional 600 mixer stands proud. This mixer is my last mixer I have the 4.5 KitchenAid (in white) also and won't give either of them up. Very durable machine made of steel and put together well. The larger mixers take a bit to get used if you had/have the smaller machines due to the lifting mechanism. The three paddles give you a wide variety of things to make. Larger recipes work best in this mixer due to the size of the 6qt.stainless steel bowl smaller ones seem to get lost in there,maybe if there was a clip on scraper to loosen up the bottom material. The plastic guard is a nice addition as well as the "teaser" booklet to show you all the add-ons there are and man are there a lot of them. I have the grinder attachment, I really like it, that's 1! Waiting for more.

    Mixing Performance
    It wouldscore a 10 if it would work better on small batches or have a scraper.

    Ease of Use
    Love it! I make large batches of cookies and this mixer can handlr it easily.

    Durability
    The best

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    5.0

    LOVE my mixer!

    By 

    from Valley Stream, NY

    Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

    Best purchase I have ever made! It's easy to use, comes with attachments for making many different types of things: cheesecakes, cakes, buttercream, cookies, meringue, frosting, fillings, bread, quiche... You name it this thing can mix it!

    Mixing Performance
    I have made cakes from scratch,
    Cookies, frostings and bread doughs in my mixer and every one of them has turned out perfectly. Meringues come out perfect without getting a very tired arm in the making!

    I have made many different bread and roll recipes that are quite heavy and dense and this machine can take it!

    Ease of Cleaning
    The mixer itself is very heavy and there are some crevices that are a little difficult to get to but cleaning the bowl and attachments are very easy to do.

    Ease of Use
    It's pretty self explanatory, very easy to use for most moderate, intermediate and advanced cooks. If it was explained to a beginner then there is no reason they wouldn't be able to use it. Might make them more fearless in the long run in the kitchen!

    Design
    I have this in black and it goes with anything. Love it

    Durability
    This particular mixer is built like a tank. Very sturdy and very durable!!

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    5.0

    A must have for baking!

    By 

    from Palm Springs, CA

    Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

    I love this mixer. This is my second one. Gave my old mixer to friend when I spotted this red one. Love it! Last years and years.

    Mixing Performance
    Makes all your baking so easy...and fast!! This is the best purchase I made for my kitchen baking. I spend a lot less time preparing all my baked goods. It blends in all my ingredients so well, and so easy! At Christmas I would spend hours, no exaggerating, blending my breads and cookies. With this great machine, it's done in minutes! It comes with the whip which whips your cream and egg whites so easily!

    Ease of Cleaning
    This mixer is so very easy to clean! The stainless steel bowl and attachments cleans easily in soap and water, or they can be placed in the dishwasher. I clean the outside of the mixer with soap and water on a damp cloth.

    Ease of Use
    This Mixer is so very easy to use. Attachments go on easily. Mixes/Blends so well. Comes apart easily for cleaning.

    Design
    Love the looks of my mixer. It is so pretty sitting on my counter. I love the different options you have for attachments. I like how you can put on lock when your mixing and the stand is so durable it doesn't move around on counter.

    Durability
    It is so well made, strong and durable. My last kitchen aid mixer lasted 12 years. The only reason I replaced was for a different color. Love the red. This mixer is built to last and last!

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    5.0

    Absolutely worth the money!!

    By 

    from USA

    Comments about KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer:

    My kitchenaid stand mixer is my baby!! We have been through so much together and she can perform like no other. I laugh in the face of other mixers. None will ever come between me and my kitchenaid.

    Mixing Performance
    I have made just about every type of bread, cookie, cake, you fill in the blank, that you can imagine in this! Anyone who bakes their own bread can tell you the work that goes into kneeding and it knocks that out like its nothing!

    Ease of Cleaning
    Sometimes things will get flung up into the metal rotary piece which can be a pain to clean but, otherwise good.

    Ease of Use
    I mean, a flying monkey could work this device. It's exetremely self explanatory.

    Design
    I love the look of this. It's so pretty and makes me smile every time I see it and I have had mine for years now! Only think I would change on this one, is to have it tilt. I think it would be way easier to get the bowl out if it tilted open like the others.

    Durability
    This mamma jamma will probably outlive me, and I am barely 30, ok by barely I clearly mean 2 years past.

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