KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield

Last updated date: February 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the KitchenAid KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield placed 6th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Small Appliance for a detailed review of all the top small appliances.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.5
12,599 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Features a tit-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.
- BestReviews
Powerful 325-watt motor, comes with pouring shield, dozens of colors to choose from.
- Business Insider
What experts didn't like
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.
- BestReviews
No overload protection. The biggest complaint was that the mixing bowl sometimes leaves a gray residue on the food you are preparing.
- Business Insider

From The Manufacturer

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Choose from over 20 different colors of the KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer for the one that perfectly matches your kitchen design or personality. KitchenAid Artisan Series Easily make your favorite cakes and multiple batches of cookie dough with the 5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl with comfortable handle. With 10 speeds, the standmixer will quickly become your kitchen’s culinary center as you mix, knead and whip ingredients with ease. And for even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more. Features Over 20 Colors Available Choose from all the color options to find the one that best matches your style and personality. Power Hub (Over 12 Attachments Available) The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center. With more than 12 optional attachments use the power of your stand mixer to help you make fusilli pasta from scratch, shred a block of Parmesan cheese in seconds and so much more. 5-quart Stainless Steel Bowl with Comfortable Handle 5-quart stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies, 4 loaves of bread or 7 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch. The bowl is also dishwasher-safe for quick and easy cleanup. 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation. The beater, dough hook or wire whip rotates around the bowl, giving incredible bowl coverage for comprehensive mixing.

Overall Product Rankings

Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
1. Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
George Foreman Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press
2. George Foreman Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler
3. Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill
4. Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
Toshiba Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor
5. Toshiba Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield
6. KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
Panasonic Compact Toaster Oven with Infrared Heating
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Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Oster Double Tiered Food Steamer, 5-Quart
9. Oster Double Tiered Food Steamer, 5-Quart
Overall Score: 8.9
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Overall Score: 8.6
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Magic Bullet Blender, Set of 11
12. Magic Bullet Blender, Set of 11
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Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Small Appliances

Whether you live in an apartment with restrictions or perhaps just can’t afford certain full-sized appliances, you will find great value in adding a small appliance to your kitchen. From hand mixers in place of stand mixers and countertop grills in place of a patio grill, all those small appliances can make life in the kitchen much tastier. The top small appliances will also make healthy eating an easy and achievable task.

There are a wide variety of small appliances to choose from. There are blenders and mixers, toaster ovens and microwaves, and fryers and slow cookers to make your food prep super simple. Indoor electric grills are quite a popular small appliance. They can give you those summertime cookout foods without a full-sized grill. The Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill is perfect for steak night or burgers or even fresh veggies on the grill. If you love paninis and want to make them at home, the George Foreman Removable Plate Grill and Panini Press will do the trick. If you want the versatility to do both, choose the Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler. If you love pizza nights at home, the Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven makes it fun to watch your pizza bake right on the countertop.

Small appliances are typically easy to store, as well. Being made for small spaces, it makes sense that they would be well-organized units or break down into smaller parts. In addition, their parts are usually detachable for easy cleaning. Some even have dishwasher-safe parts that make cleanup even easier. An added bonus to these small appliances is their energy-saving electric usage. Most of them use less electricity than full-size ovens or stoves so you can feel good when plugging these small appliances in at home.

DWYM Fun Fact

The George Foreman Grill was the first popular indoor electric grill. It was invented by Michael W. Boehm of Indiana. He made a prototype at home and when it worked, he began the patent process on it. It is rumored that Boehm asked George Foreman himself to endorse the “Lean Mean Fat Melting Grilling Machine.” The George Foreman Grill was released on the market in 1994; as of 2017, George Foreman had received roughly $200 million for his endorsement.

The Small Appliance Buying Guide

  • If you want to use your small appliance for more than one purpose, find one that has multiple attachments.
  • Make sure the parts are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
  • Look for individual heat settings so you can control the temperature for different foods.