KitchenAid Artisan 15-Attachment Whipping Stand Mixer

Last updated: August 5, 2023

When you think of a stand mixer, this stand mixer is likely the first name to pop into your mind, and for good reason. It has a stellar reputation, thanks to its durability and consistent performance. This model aces professional and home baker tests. It also offers a wide range of attachments, making it a multi-tasking master in the kitchen.

We looked at the top Stand Mixers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stand Mixer you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This stand mixer is not only durable, but also has a powerful motor that will mix even the thickest dough.

In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the KitchenAid Artisan 15-Attachment Whipping Stand Mixer placed 9th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Your mixing tasks have never been easier when you opt for the KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan Stand Mixer Ruby Red. Obviously not just a pretty face, this high-efficiency kitchen tool uses the top-notch KitchenAid mixing action to completely blend all of your important ingredients with its assortment of components that are also included. These components include: 5 quart stainless steel bowl with handle, dough hook, flat beater, wire whip, and a pouring shield. The mixer head tilts back smoothly to quickly retrieve the mixing bowl and whatever attachment is affixed. A lock lever keeps the entire assembly locked and in place, ready for your next baking or prepping session! Rubber feet keep the stout design of this product in place while it always operates smoothly and will not overheat. The manufacturer includes a 1 year warranty.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This mixer aced every test we put it through due to its powerful motor and excellent design.
The Artisan is a sturdy machine that can power through thick doughs and aerate light batters without straining. It’s easy to use and clean, and it’s built to last. KitchenAid also makes attachments like a meat grinder or pasta maker that you can use with this machine, and as an added bonus, the Artisan comes in a huge variety of fun colors.
The machined aced our whipping, mixing, and kneading tests, plus it can take on an assortment of power attachments, including a pasta maker and food grinder. It comes with a whisk, flat beater, and dough hook.
Features a tilt-head design for easy mixing and attachment changing. Delivers 59 touchpoints for powerful mixing, and comes in 20 colors to fit any decor or personality. Falls at the middle of the price range.
It is quicker to remove and put back when you have to scrape batter off the bowl. Bowl with comfort handle for easy control and reduced hand and arm fatigue

What reviewers didn't like

There is no overload protection on this machine.
This model has less clearance for adding ingredients.
Some of our testers commented that it seems a bit less powerful than others on our list. The bowl is only 5 quarts, and the warranty only 1 year.
The pin that locks the head to the base easily loosens. It cannot scrape or mix content while mixer is running. Not for frequent use on stiff dough
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