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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 610 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (521)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heavy duty (17)
  • Even mixing (15)
  • Capacity (13)
  • Works quietly (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Difficult to store (4)

Best Uses

  • Cakes & cookies (16)
  • Bread (12)
  • Meringue (8)
  • Pies (7)
  • Candy (4)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (10), Avid cook (5)
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    • I received a sample (16)

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 it

By 

from Dubuque IA

About Me Avid Cook

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Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Cakes & Cookies

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

After wanting this mixer for years I got one as a gift! Best mixer I have ever had! I'm absolutely in love with it makes my baking much easier!

 
5.0

Love my mixer

By 

from Hobart,IN

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Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

  • Difficult to Store
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Bread
  • Cakes & Cookies

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

Love my mixer it is large enough to make big enough batches of anything you have no need for multiple mixing bowls you can pour all things into
The mixer as you go and easy clean up plus it comes in RED!

 
5.0

Best Mother's Day present ever!!!

By 

from Mayville MI

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Capacity
  • Even Mixing
  • Heavy Duty
  • Works Quietly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cakes & Cookies

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

    Great product easy to use!

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    Best stand mixer ever

    By 

    from Lakeland, FL

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

    • Capacity
    • Even Mixing
    • Heavy Duty
    • Works Quietly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bread
      • Cakes & Cookies
      • Meringue

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

      I have wanted this mixer for years and finally received one as a gift and I love it. It's very quiet. It's easy to change the utensils
      Knead dough with no effort. I love love love this mixer. Would recommend it to NY one who cooks and especially to those who bake.

       
      5.0

      Best Product in my Kitchen

      By 

      from Belle Fourche, South Dakota

      About Me Avid Cook

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty
      • Lasts Forever
      • 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:

      I have owned my Kitchen Aid mixer for 14 years. I am lost without it. It was perfect for making cakes and pies and fancy desserts as a younger person. Amazing for making large quantities as my family grew. Helped me bake my way into extra income when I became a single mom and then kept my family fed on massive amounts of mashed potatoes when I remarried and our family grew again! I have never had one issue with my mixer and consider it my most prized procession. I have debated replacing it throughout the years when the new colors came out, but it is still in mint condition and has become my best friend at this point.

       
      5.0

      i love this mixer

      By 

      from Springfield,Mo

      About Me Avid Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Heavy Duty

      Cons

      • Difficult to Store

      Best Uses

      • Bread
      • Cakes & Cookies
      • Meringue
      • Pies

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

      I wanted a great mixer and that is exactly what this mixer is.Extremely slow or extremely fast mixing.Great for breads.Cakes are easy.Even making homeade pie crust with ease.I will get the attachments soon and grind or make pasta.Can't wait.No disappointments here.

       
      5.0

      I wonder how I ever lived without one!

      By 

      from El Monte, CA

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty
      • Works Quietly

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Cakes & Cookies

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

      This is my first KitchenAid mixer. I have never used standing mixers with the bowl attached, because I've only had the basic hand mixers or I mixed manually by hand, which was hard. Because I have always used a hand mixer, this KitchenAid Pro 600 has made baking enjoyable. I have stepped out of my comfort zone and I am creating and using more challenging receipes. I have not had a stand mixer where the bowl turns instead of the beater, so this is an adjustment for me, but I love it! I wanted a large bowl, so I got the pro model that lifts the bowl as opposed to tilting the head back. It seems a bit difficult to me when trying to remove the beater so that I can remove the bowl. I think having a tilt head would have been better. I've always avoided the KitchenAid before because you would always have to stop the mixer in order to scrap the bowl. However, I have purchased your new blade that reaches & scraps the sides & it works wonderfully. I'm still getting used to the differences between my old mixer & this one, but all the differences are positive ones and I just wish I would have splurged and bought myself one a long time ago. I never knew that using a better mixer could actually effect the taste and outcome of cakes, etc., but it absolutely makes a difference. Everything is fluffier and creamier and I love the looks of my cakes more now. This product makes life in the kitchen easier. Stainless mixing bowl is great for chilling down a mix quick and the attachments are simple to change up in a moment. This stand mixer does everthing I want and More. and looks amazing on my counter top! I couldn't be more happy with this mixer from Kitchen Aid. I would recommend this to anyone looking to add a quality piece of equipment to their kitchen.

       
      5.0

      Would buy again in another life

      By 

      from Seattle wa

      About Me Gourmet Chef

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      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty
      • Works Quietly

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

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

      This mixer will stand the test of time, and then some..I can mix a quad batch of cakes, frostings or meringue in this puppy! Cried years of joy when I finally got my own. Has been a decade now and still works like a gem.

       
      5.0

      Awesome mixer

      By 

      from Navarre, oh

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Bread
      • Cakes & Cookies
      • Pies

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

      This mixer is the bomb. I use it for making cookies. The other hand mixers hurt my elbow but not with this beast. Won't live without one.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By 

      from Ny

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Even Mixing
      • Heavy Duty

      Cons

      • Difficult to Clean

      Best Uses

      • Cakes & Cookies

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

      I love using this whole baking around the holidays.When I bake,Inknow that this is a easier method to mixing up brownies and cake mixes.

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