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KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

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      KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

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      KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
       
      4.7

      (based on 4295 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (3448)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (563)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (128)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (64)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (92)

      95%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Performance (685)
      • Easy to use (674)
      • Convenient features (492)
      • Design (443)
      • Innovative (313)

      Cons

      • Heavy (26)
      • Noisy (9)
      • Loud (8)
      • Design (6)
      • Performance (3)

      Best Uses

      • Cakes & cookies (22)
      • Bread (16)
      • Meringue (9)
      • Pies (7)
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        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid cook (12), Casual cook (10), Gourmet chef (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      i just love it

      Due to the very high number of complaints about the problems people were having with heavy duty tasks (which is what the mixer should have been made for!) due to cheap plastic housing...Read complete review

      Due to the very high number of complaints about the problems people were having with heavy duty tasks (which is what the mixer should have been made for!) due to cheap plastic housing holding the heavy duty metal gears, I contact KitchenAid to find out if this design flaw has been fixed. It has been and here is their response (note that they are saying that if you receive one of the models with the plastic housing they will replace it under warranty with the new metal housing. It is also important to note that the people who've had the problem have almost all stated that KitchenAid had great customer service and replaced their mixers with no ones with no problems

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Meat Grinder Cracked Housing

      My husband bought our KitchenAid stand mixer during the spring of 1989 along with the accessory bundle. It is a fantastic appliance and I couldn't cook as easily without it. I have sung its...Read complete review

      My husband bought our KitchenAid stand mixer during the spring of 1989 along with the accessory bundle. It is a fantastic appliance and I couldn't cook as easily without it. I have sung its praises ever since I started using it. As a matter of fact three of my friends/family have bought one based on my insistence that it is a quality product and our daughter and son in law were very happy to receive theirs as a wedding gift from us.

      That having been said, the housing on the meat grinder is cracked. I can't say when it did cracked as it has languished in the drawer for many years. Also, we have put it in the top tray of the dishwasher to clean and sanitize it and I don't know if we weren't supposed to do that. The plastic could have become brittle and just cracked. After reading the other reviews complaining about the same issue I am thinking my justifications as to why it cracked are less likely. The only reason I am writing this review now after all these years is because I am surprised and upset that it did crack as it really hasn't been used that often. Also when we were making sausage the meat would squish out around the plate area but I attributed that to it being plastic and not able to seal well. I see other people have had the same issue though.

      I'm sorry for the length of this review. I wanted to be clear on the reason for the complaint as I do like the mixer.

      So in summary, I fully recommend the stand mixer as it seems to be of good quality and still works great even though it is 25+ years old. I have also bought other KitchenAid appliances, including our refrigerator, based on the normal quality of the company.
      I cannot recommend buying the grinder accessory though. It seems to have a design or material flaw and just seems cheap in comparison to the rest of the appliance.

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      4.0

      Good Mixer

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      from Grand Bay, AL

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

      Purchased it in January. I finally got around to using it in May. The beater contacts the left side of the bowl in a slightly awkward way. Called the service department and was sent another bowl. Same problem. I was told that this may be normal. I am not so sure.

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      5.0

      Love my new mixer

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      from San Antonio TX

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

      On my wish list for a while and my husband told me to go and get it...so happy he did ! Had a 4 qt version for more than 20 years that was still working.

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      5.0

      Wonderful!!

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      from Eagle river AK

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      I got this as a wedding gift. Seriously my favorite appliance. so so nice!

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      1.0

      Zero Stars - I returned the product.

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      from Evanston IL

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

      I have a Kitchen Aid mixer that is 38 years old - made by Hobart. It works fine. The new mixer I ordered made a disturbing grinding noise when I turned it on. I conferred with a pastry chef friend. She listened to it and said "probably the ball bearings." Sorry to learn that the Kitchen Aid mixers are no longer made by Hobart. I returned the 600 series mixer and am sticking with my tried and true one. This site apparently requires at least a rating of one star. I'd give zero if possible.

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      5.0

      This mixer is a real workhorse similar to commercial grade

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      from Copperopolis, CA

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

      This is an upgrade from my KitchenAid Artisan that I have had for years. KitchenAid rules the kitchen in both home and commerical (Hobart) mixers that do the job everyday. For me as I have been going into more bread making love the spiral dough hook for mixing and kneading doughs.

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      5.0

      Baking is easy with this mixer!

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      from Ohio

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

      This is my 2nd one of these. I killed the motor on the first one after 7 years of hard use. Loved it so much bought it again. I use my almost daily.

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      5.0

      So glad for the upgrade!

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      from South Dakota

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

      I had been contemplating upgrading my standard Kitchenaid mixer to a pro series. When my mixer got knocked off the counter, I had the perfect excuse. The Kitchenaid Pro 600 means business. It is quieter than my previous model, it can handle large batches, and doesn't "complain" when mixing dough! I love it.

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      5.0

      Love at first use

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      from Louisville, Ky

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

      After shopping for used ones, I found that the resale was not much less than a new one on sale with a rebate. So I bought this mixer about 2 months ago. I have bought a few pasta attachments as well. I use it 2 or 3 times a week and have had not 1 problem. This has been my best kitchen assistant ever. This mixer can do all the work without any complaining. The only thing it doesn't do is self clean but I can live with that. Well worth the money especially if you can buy on sale and/or can find a rebate deal. I love it.

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      3.0

      Why is my batter black from bowl and paddles

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      from Michigan

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

      Recieved this as a gift from husband. Needed larger bowl for baking and this looked amazing. I have only used it once and need to get help. It has the burnished paddles and I am not sure if that is the issue. I made a white cake batter and there is greyish black mixed into batter. when I removed paddle it looks like it has rubbed material off the rotator where paddle hooks. I had to throw it away. What is the fix??

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      5.0

      Best mixer on the market..built to last.

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      from Warren, MI

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

      This is my second Kitchen-Aid mixer. I just love it...made yeast dough last week with it and it turned out beautiful. I love the larger bowl which doesn't throw the flour all over the floor. I would recommend this product with 5 stars.

      By the way, my first Kitchen-Aid was over 45 years old.

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