KitchenAid Planetary Mixing Action Stand Mixer

Last updated: June 1, 2023

With this stand mixer, you'll be able to make two loaves of bread at once. It has a powerful 275-watt motor and an astounding 10 speed settings. The mixer itself comes in a choice of a sleek black or bright white finish, both of which are sure to match your current kitchen appliances.

KitchenAid Planetary Mixing Action Stand Mixer

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: As an added bonus, this stand mixer comes with a complete set of instructions, mixing tips and new recipes for you to try.

In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the KitchenAid Planetary Mixing Action Stand Mixer placed 12th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Classic Series Stand Mixer. Perfect for kitchens of all sizes, the classic series stand mixer delivers the power and durability to mix large batches. 8 cup flour power. Powerful 275W motor. Versatile 10-speed control. Durable, direct drive transmission. Multipurpose attachment hub with removable metal cover. Sturdy, all-metal construction. Easy-access, tilt-head design. Accommodating 4-1/2 quart, brushed stainless steel bowl. C dough hook. Dishwasher safe, nylon-coated flat beater, and dough hook. Stainless steel wire whip. Industry´s best beater-to-bowl coverage with 67-point planetary mixing action. Standard 115V AC, 60 Hz, 3-wire cord, 3-prong plug. Dimensions: 14-3/32″ D. x 13-29/32″ H. x 8-21/32″ W. White with silver trim band.

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 demonstrated excellent performance during our testing.
Offers KitchenAid's iconic stand mixer for an unbeatable price compared to other models. Runs with 250 watts of power, has a tilt head, and comes with the same attachments as the Pro Line – flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook.

What reviewers didn't like

You get fewer features and extras with this basic machine than with the Artisan model.
The warranty is only 1 year, and the bowl has only a 4.5-quart capacity – but these are small concerns if you want a top-quality mixer at a value price.
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