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Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

Matthew
Updated 17 January 2021
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should you buy a KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid is one of the most popular mixer brands as well as being well known for its blenders, toasters and coffee grinders.

We've collated all the key information on KitchenAid mixers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 7,000 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites on 530+ mixers to impartially compare each mixer brand.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular mixers. Their mixers start at £25 for the KHM512 which has 5 speed level, a bowl capacity of §L and a power of 170W and go up to £744 for the 5KSM7580 which has 10 speed level, a bowl capacity of 6.9L and a power of 500W. The average price of a new KitchenAid mixer is £386.

KitchenAid are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular mixers.

Is KitchenAid the Best Mixer Brand?

So are KitchenAid mixers any good? We give every mixer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all mixers we are able to impartially rank all the mixer brands.

KitchenAid is ranked the No. 2 best mixer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that KitchenAid is the 2nd best mixer brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,099 reviews
#2
89%
89%
574 reviews
#3
Germany
88%
88%
488 reviews
#4
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
84%
84%
412 reviews
#5
Smeg
Italy
80%
80%
67 reviews
#6
Philips
Netherlands
78%
78%
3 reviews
#7
Tower
77%
77%
40 reviews
#8
Breville
Australia
76%
76%
445 reviews
#9
AEG
Germany
73%
73%
21 reviews
#10
Braun
72%
72%
86 reviews
#11
Swan
70%
70%
277 reviews
#12
WMF
69%
69%
0 reviews
#13
Black & Decker
67%
67%
58 reviews
#14
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
66%
66%
0 reviews
#15
Haden
65%
65%
0 reviews
#16
Sage
65%
65%
7 reviews
#17
Cuisinart
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Essentials
United Kingdom
61%
61%
13 reviews
#19
Sabichi
60%
60%
0 reviews
#20
Krups
Germany
60%
60%
3 reviews
#21
Dualit
60%
60%
0 reviews
#22
John Lewis
59%
59%
0 reviews
#23
Clatronic
57%
57%
3 reviews
#24
Hamilton Beach
56%
56%
0 reviews
#25
Beko
Turkey
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood
56%
56%
2 reviews
#27
Brentwood Appliances
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
Gastroback
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
Moulinex
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
TriStar
55%
55%
0 reviews
#31
SEB
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
Girmi
55%
55%
0 reviews
#33
Concept
55%
55%
0 reviews
#34
Grundig
Germany
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
Severin
55%
55%
0 reviews
#36
Nesco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Domo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
Bomann
54%
54%
2 reviews
#39
Oster
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how KitchenAid mixers compare to the other mixer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All mixer Brands
KitchenAid Mixers

There's a wide selection of KitchenAid mixers available compared to other mixer brands, with 10 KitchenAid mixers currently on the market in the UK. KitchenAid also have better reviews than the typical mixer brand, with the average rating of a KitchenAid mixer being 87%.

The average review score for a KitchenAid mixer is 87%.

KitchenAid have a number of great features including splash guard, Direct Drive Technology and One Touch Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

However KitchenAid mixers tend to be more expensive than most other mixer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of KitchenAid mixer is £20 (based on a person typically using a mixer for 1 hour per week), which makes them less efficient than most other mixer brands.

No. Of Mixers
Average Price
£247
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £849
Price Distribution of All Mixers
No. Of Mixers
Average Price
£386
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £849
Price Distribution of KitchenAid Mixers

What Do the KitchenAid Mixer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every KitchenAid mixer to work out the average distribution of reviews for KitchenAid and then compared this to the other mixer brands.

KitchenAid logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
KitchenAid logo

User Reviews

5 stars
423
4 stars
64
3 stars
23
2 stars
14
1 star
46
KitchenAid has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its mixers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for KitchenAid mixers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 96% and 90% respectively across all Mixer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to KitchenAid mixers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other mixer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Kenwood Bosch Smeg KitchenAid Swan
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
1 review
89%
4 reviews
77%
1 review
dinside.no/data logo
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
80%
1 review
pricerunner.dk logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
68%
1 review
tek.no logo
75%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
DigitalReviews.net logo
plusxaward.de logo
Average
69%
8 reviews
94%
5 reviews
84%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Mixers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a KitchenAid mixer. The table below compares the number of awards received by KitchenAid to other popular mixer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

KitchenAid has won 1 award for its mixers.

Compare all award winning mixers

Number of Awards Kenwood Bosch Smeg KitchenAid Swan
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
DigitalReviews.net logo
1
dinside.no/data logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
pricerunner.dk logo
1
Which? logo
1
Total
5
1
2
1

How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?

We checked over 7,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of KitchenAid mixers. over 120 of these reviews mention reliability of which 73% were positive. Therefore the majority of KitchenAid mixer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

73% of reviewers think KitchenAid mixers are reliable.

So, most people think that KitchenAid mixers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for KitchenAid mixers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

This is a very well made product
Bestbuy.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Heavy duty
ao.com
I'm sure that they will pawn this broken piece of junk off on some unsuspecting customer after they "refurbish it
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

It's not very sturdy for heavy mixing
Bestbuy.com
destroyed a cake mix with some grayish
Amazon
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On KitchenAid Mixers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of KitchenAid mixers that set them apart from the competition. These include splash guard, Direct Drive Technology and One Touch Technology.

KitchenAid Splash Guard

KitchenAid mixers that feature splash guard include the KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L (£499), the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 (£214) and the KitchenAid 5KSM7580 (£744).

KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology

KitchenAid mixers that feature Direct Drive Technology include the KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L (£499), the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 (£214) and the KitchenAid 5KSM125BQG (£499).

KitchenAid One Touch Technology

KitchenAid mixers that feature One Touch Technology include the KitchenAid 5KHM7210BCU (£99).

KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater

KitchenAid mixers that feature Flex Edge Beater include the KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L (£499).

What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L

£499.00
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KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L
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KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L
300W
4.8L
CAPACITY
10
SPEED LEVELS

A great mid range choice, priced at £499 is the KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (4.8L)
10 speed levels
Whisk
Beaters
Dough hooks

A new and fully featured 300W, 4.8L capacity mixer.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
66
Value for Money
Good
92
Age
10 Months Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Artisan 4.8L in the UK is £499.00 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid 5KSM7580

£744.00
Donaghy Bros
KitchenAid 5KSM7580
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KitchenAid 5KSM7580
500W
6.9L
CAPACITY
10
SPEED LEVELS

If you're looking for a high end KitchenAid mixer then the KitchenAid 5KSM7580 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at £744.

Features We Love:
Huge bowl capacity (6.9L)
10 speed levels
Beaters
Whisk
Dough hooks

A classic and fully loaded 500W stand mixer mixer. Customers report that it has superb features, it's really well-built but expensive.

97
Reviews
9 Reviews
93
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
61
Value for Money
Good
68
Age
7 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that KitchenAid 5KSM7580 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 5KSM7580 in the UK is £744.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid Artisan KSM150

£214.42
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KitchenAid Artisan KSM150
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KitchenAid Artisan KSM150
325W
5.68L
CAPACITY
10
SPEED LEVELS

At only £214.42 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the KitchenAid Artisan KSM150 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (5.68L)
10 speed levels
Whisk
Meat mincer
Beaters

A fully featured and bowl capacity 325W stand mixer mixer.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
69
Value for Money
Good
75
Age
3 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a KitchenAid Mixer?
Is KitchenAid the Best Mixer Brand?
What Do the KitchenAid Mixer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have KitchenAid Mixers Received?
How Reliable Are KitchenAid Mixers?
Features to Look Out For On KitchenAid Mixers
KitchenAid Splash Guard
KitchenAid Direct Drive Technology
KitchenAid One Touch Technology
KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater
What is the Best Mid-Range KitchenAid Mixer?
What is the Best High End KitchenAid Mixer?
What is the Best Budget Choice KitchenAid Mixer?

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