The KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is the most iconic kitchen appliance around and by far KitchenAid’s most popular stand mixer. The 325 watts of power are perfect for making recipes calling for up to 9 cups of flour. The mixer does have a failsafe in the form of a single nylon gear that will strip itself before burning out the motor in the event of the mixer being overloaded. Replacing this gear is more cost-effective than replacing the entire motor.
The tilt-head design gives the KitchenAid Artisan mixer the ability to fit and operate underneath standard-sized cabinets, being only 18″ tall with the head tilted up and 14.5″ tall with the head down and locked. However many people, including myself, prefer to pull the mixer out from under the cabinet and close to the countertop edge to operate it. (Being under 5’4″ is great) This is not so bad as the mixer has rubber pads on the bottom which makes it easy to pull and push it a few inches.
The KitchenAid Artisan Mixer differences are primarily in the color options, finishes and bowls, and accessories that are included with them. The KSM150 KitchenAid Artisan comes in a wide range of colors – over 32 actually which makes it the mixer with the most color options of any model of KitchenAid’s mixers. The KitchenAid Artisan Mixer comes standard with a 5 qt stainless steel bowl, a coated flat beater, wire whip, dough hook, and pouring shield.
The Custom Metallic Series Mixers are definitely the higher end of the Artisan models line in regards to the price tag. These mixers come with all the same accessories as the standard Artisan KSM150 Mixer with the 5 qt stainless steel bowl, coated beater, wire whip, coated dough hook, and pouring shield. The higher price is due to their high-end metal finishes that are absolutely stunning available in brushed nickel, chrome, and satin copper. These mixers can make a bold statement in any kitchen.
KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Attachments
KitchenAid comes with a standard Mixing Bowl, Coated Flat Beater, Wire Whip, Dough Hook, and Plastic Pouring Shield. However, you can purchase extra attachments that will transform your KitchenAid Mixer into a Food Prep Center. They have everything from Meat Grinders, Sausage Makers, Vegetable Slicers, Vegetable Shredders, Fruit Juicers, Pasta Makers, and more.
They even have a Food Processor Attachment that turns your mixer into a fully functional food processor. If you have a yearning for fresh, delicious homemade ice cream they make an Ice Cream Maker Attachment. Ice cream is ready in 20–30 minutes without any manual churning or cranking.
A huge variety of attachments and accessories transform the stand mixer into a powerful and versatile small appliance. Beyond baking, you can process fruits and vegetables, grind meats, whip up desserts, and make fresh, homemade pasta.
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