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Just Said Yes July 2018

Which kitchenaid?

Rachel Elizabeth, on December 10, 2017 at 9:04 PM Posted in Registry 0 16
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I'm working on my registry and I know I want a kitchen aid stand mixer cause I love my mom's but I have no idea what model or color to get. Any input?

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  • J
    Beginner June 2018
    Jenn ·
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    Get one that matches your kitchen decor. As for model, I would look at what you'll be using it for most and check out product reviews

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  • 033118
    Super March 2018
    033118 ·
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    FH and I like to buy ourselves presents on Black Friday.... we got the 5 qt artisan in ink blue. We love it! It's not too big, but fits all the attachments. We laminated on the color a lot. We don't own a home- so we don't know what color our forever kitchen will be. I'm really happy with our color choice. I also really like the Persimmon and Bayleaf colors too.

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  • Vanessa
    VIP November 2017
    Vanessa ·
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    I have a charcoal gray one and a sweet mint green one. Im not sure on the models. I also don't think the color should match anything. Just get a color you love.

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  • BoudreauToBe
    Master July 2018
    BoudreauToBe ·
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    I have the KitchenAid Pro 610 which is a 6-qt bowl lift model. My mom has the 5-qt version and it is never big enough for what I make, so I opted for the 6-qt. At the time, I just couldn't justify the price difference to the 7-qt.

    I have it in "copper pearl" which is a non-metallic copper color - cheaper than the real copper!

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  • Jaxz
    Devoted September 2018
    Jaxz ·
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    I would strongly suggest a bowl lift model. They have a stronger motor and a longer life than the ones that the top lifts up on.

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  • JMF
    Devoted August 2018
    JMF ·
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    We registered for an artisan. We liked the cobalt blue color, so that's the one we registered for. But we currently have a bowl lift model and the motor is burning out. It smells like brunt rubber every time I use it. I try not use unless necessary.

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  • Beachy
    VIP November 2017
    Beachy ·
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    I got a pro last year for Christmas. I would suggest thinking about the sales this winter. For some reason it goes on sale this time of year drastically. Might want to investigate it.

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  • Nikki
    Super May 2018
    Nikki ·
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    The artisan is the most popular of their lines. The Pro series is wonderful if you do a lot of baking or are thinking about attachments. Keep in mind that all of the models will accommodate all of the attachments (except the mini which will do everything but the food processor). And all attachments fit all generations so you don't have to worry about them becoming antiquated if you upgrade down the line

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  • stephanie
    Super October 2017
    stephanie ·
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    I think ours is an artisan, it's 5qt and a bowl lift. I really like matchy stuff so I got silver so that it'll match whatever our kitchen is someday. We love it and just used it again tonight!

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  • R
    Just Said Yes July 2018
    Rachel Elizabeth ·
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    Thanks guys! I'm also trying to decide if I should just register for the food processor attachment or a separate kitchen aid food processor. Thoughts?

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  • Grace
    Dedicated January 2018
    Grace ·
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    I have the Pro 5 Qt and not all the attachments will fit as Nikki said, but they have comparable attachments that do fit. Just check the style number/series! If you foresee yourself using the food processor a lot, I would go ahead and have that as well because it can be clunky to reattach and unattach the accessories. I received the KitchenAid immersion blender 3 speed that comes with a food processor attachment which is super useful if you don't need the specialty blades to grate things. Otherwise, yes, I'd go for both the blender and a separate food processor. Or both the separate and the attachment - you never know which you actually prefer! You can always return things based on the policies of the store.

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  • H
    November 2018
    happeningmom ·
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    If you will use this often I would recommend getting the professional model. Yes it is much more money, but if you use a 20% off coupon at Bed, Bath and Beyond it brings the price down and couple that with a purchase this get something for free it expands your budget. Think of this as an investment that can be passed down to future generations. Also, when you pick color try to get something that will be timeless. Honestly my mom had one when I was growing up that was almost the color or the robin egg blue and I still wish I had that.

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  • Amy
    Dedicated December 2017
    Amy ·
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    I got the 5qt pro Artisan with a glass bowl in copper.

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  • Spaghetti
    VIP November 2018
    Spaghetti ·
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    I just ordered the 5qt Artisan. I did a lot of research about which size first and found that unless you're doing a ton of baking regularly - the 5 qt is fine. I was worried about space too. Plus I read a lot of articles that said if you are doing normal batches then the 6qt doesn't mix as well since it's too big of a bowl.

    Then I looked at pricing and basically picked the nicer of the two I was debating between because it's an appliance that lasts a long time. I wanted champagne which wasn't available for every model, the tilt back vs bowl lift and soft start. Mine has a glass bowl but I am going to buy a stainless steel bowl as well.

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  • Aly
    Expert June 2018
    Aly ·
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    I have the professional grade Kitchenaid and it rocks.

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  • Sasha
    Dedicated April 2018
    Sasha ·
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    A couple years ago FH and I bought the Kitchen Aid Artisan EVERYTHING. It was during a Christmas sale. We got all pieces in a gray "stainless" color so that it would all match with out kitchen for years to come. I love all the appliances especially the mixer and the toaster!

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