The Kenmore Elite 89208 is part of the mixer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, stand mixer
models like the Elite 89208 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Either SS (Stainless Steel) or G (Glass).
Bowl size (qt.):
Manufacturer's claimed bowl volume, to the next highest half-quart.
Weight of mixer, bowl, beater/s, and cord, to the nearest one-half pound. Weight may be important if you plan to move the mixer in and out of a cabinet for storage.
Features & Specs - Kenmore Elite 89208
Detachable hand mixer Mixer "head" comes apart from the stand to be used as a hand mixer. Typically found only on light-duty stand mixers.
Detachable hand mixer
Single beater style A single beater, whisk, or dough hook rotates in one direction and moves around the bowl in the other direction. This is in contrast to two-beater style mixers, with beaters similar to those of hand mixers, with a rotating bowl.
Single beater style
Whisk For mixtures that need air incorporated, such as meringues (egg whites), whipped cream, mousse, and some types of cakes and custards.
Bowl-lift style Instead of a head that tilts up and down, the head is fixed and the bowl is held on arms that lift up (for mixing) and down (for stirring, or removing the beater and bowl). An "Open bowl" style has beater(s) that are placed on a spindle inside the bowl. There is no "head" to the mixer.
Takes power attachments Many models offer optional accessories such as food grinders, pasta makers, or vegetable strainers. These attach to a power port on the unit.
Takes power attachments
Two loaf capable Our Kneading score considers performance making one-loaf of bread. We attempted to make two-loaves if appropriate for the mixer, and list those that handled the task with little or no difficulty.