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 1678 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1440)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (207)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even mixing (36)
  • Capacity (32)
  • Heavy duty (31)
  • Works quietly (28)

Cons

  • Heavy (24)
  • Difficult to store (14)
  • Moves while mixing (5)

Best Uses

  • Cakes & cookies (41)
  • Bread (29)
  • Meringue (25)
  • Pies (23)
  • Candy (17)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (28), Avid cook (11), Gourmet chef (4)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (45), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (11)

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

AMAZING

By 

from Angier, NC

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

  • Difficult to Store
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Cakes & Cookies

Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

I don't know why I didn't get one sooner! I love it!

 
4.0

Amazing Product

By 

from Hartsville, SC

About Me Avid Cook

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

  • Difficult to Store
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Bread
  • Cakes & Cookies
  • Meringue
  • Pies

Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

Absolutely love this product...its my go-to for all things baking...and I also have attachments for it...best kitchen appliance!

  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
5.0

Best mixer available!

By 

from Michigan

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

  • Difficult to Store
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mixing, whipping

Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

I love that I can walk away from this mixer. I make a lot whipped cream, butter, and hard candy. Making butter is easy in this glorious machine. I set and walk away and come back with fresh butter!

 
5.0

I love the one I have..

By 

from Waco,Tx

About Me Avid Cook

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bread
      • Cakes & Cookies
      • Meringue
      • Pies

      Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

      I use my mixer for everything under the sun, from meringue to bread, cookies and pies. I LOVE it!!

       
      5.0

      The past ever mixer

      By 

      from Germany

      About Me Casual 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:

      Hi
      Oh my god this is the past mixer on the earth I bey it from one year ago and every time I want to use for bread or for cookies and cake helping me to cook a berfact meal for my family. And I think the profisnail chef they will recommend this mixer and the amizing things is it easy to clean and also we can but it anywhere the size is suitable and the mixer work a quietly and modern stylish and the price not very hey it suitable .and tho momes how love to cook withe ther children they will lovet becose it easy to use and children can use it
      If you have any friends loves making bread and cookies this is past gifts for Christmas

      Think you and hope my recmend help the costmer to bey it and everyone read my comment be in health care ❤️

       
      5.0

      nice product

      By 

      from tunisia

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Capacity

      Cons

      • Difficult to Store
      • Moves While Mixing

      Best Uses

      • Cakes & Cookies

      Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

      Ohhhhhhhh i liked this product it is very distinctive waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw nice very nice

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

      Best Mixer Out There By Far!

      By 

      from Grantsville, MD

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      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 have had a Kitchenaid Mixer for a few years now, but I recently just bought another one and I can't get over the great quality of the 4.5 Quart Kitchenaid Mixer. These mixers come in awesome colors to match any cook's liking. I have this mixer in red and pink and I love them both! The Kitchenaid Mixer mixes anything with precise, accuracy, and hardly ever leaves any mixings unmixed. This mixer mixes foods quietly and rarely ever moves while doing so. I especially like how Kitchenaid Mixers have a special locking feature, so the head of the mixer does not bang while using it. The Kitchenaid mixer is rather heavy and expensive, so it is one of the few items I leave on my kitchen counters, but it is also a staple in my kitchen. Many people have came to my house and they always ask my about my mixer. The Kitchenaid Mixer 4.5 quart is just the right size for any avid cook who likes to cook for their own family. Because there is a mixing capacity, I would recommend a bigger mixer if planning on making foods for lots of people.

       
      5.0

      Must have

      By 

      from Topsham, maine

      About Me Avid Cook

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Easy to use
      • Even Mixing

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Bread
      • Cakes & Cookies
      • Marshmallows
      • Meringue
      • Pies

      Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

      I have had this mixer for a very long time it has seen a few apartments and traveled alongside me every step of the way. From everything to a box mix from the store like brownies or cake. Or when we get confident and make some homemade from scratch cookies. Maybe when we get a little cocky we make homemade marshmallows and it has to be the mixer cause we are not that good! It is very heavy but that's what makes it so great at staying put while your mixing! Easy clean up as I toss the licked clean paddle and bowl into the dishwasher and give a quick whipe to the mixer. The cord sucks when storing I wish it was removable the cord keeps it from bring a nice display in your kitchen leaving everyone to asume that you are a baking wonder and idk how she does it person!

       
      5.0

      Definitely recommend buying!

      By 

      from State college, pa

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty
      • Works Quietly

      Cons

      • Difficult to Clean
      • Difficult to Store
      • Heavy
      • Moves While Mixing

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

      My KitchenAid mixer is one of my go to kitchen appliances! I have issues with both of my hands which makes it difficult to prep a lot of the meals I make. I use my mixer for things such as mixing my meatloaf and meatball ingredients, making dough for potpie or fresh pasta amongst many other recipes. I have numerous attachments for it also. The pasta attachments are used a lot! I love making fresh pasta and having the machine roll it out for me and cut it without having to use a rolling pin. I would definitely recommend getting one!!!

       
      5.0

      The ONLY Mixer You Will Ever Need!!!

      By 

      from Preston, CT

      About Me Avid Cook

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty
      • Works Quietly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bread
        • Cakes & Cookies
        • Frosting
        • Meringue

        Comments about KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer:

        I had a blue KitchenAid stand mixer for over 15 years but we built a new home and I wanted a stainless steel mixer to match my new kitchen and appliances. Since the ratings were good and it was the featured stand mixer at King Arthur Flour, I went with a Cuisinart (and gave the 10-year old KA to my daughter-in-law). Very disappointed so after 2 years, I gave the Cuisinart to my granddaughter and purchased a brand new KitchenAid mixer! I am set for life!!!

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