The KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS[WW] is part of the mixer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, stand mixer
models like the Artisan KSM150PS[WW] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Either SS (Stainless Steel) , P (Plastic) 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.
About This Brand
This high-end brand is the major brand in the mixers market. KitchenAid sells about seven models across the tilt-head bowl-lift lines. These models have capacities that range from 7 to 14 cups, and come in more than 20 colors. KitchenAid mixers are widely available at retailers nationwide.
Features & Specs - KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS[WW]
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.
Takes power attachments Many models offer optional accessories such as food grinders, or pasta makers. 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.
I bought the newest stand mixer 6 quart glass bowl about 6 months ago but it was hard for me to handle (a bit of arthritis) so the retailer graciously swapped it out for the 5 quart Artisan which is perfect for me. The first thing I made was Easter Bread. I used the dough hook and it came out great. With the tilt head I like the easy removal of hooks and how easy it is to clean underneath the head. I also like the way the bowl locks in the bottom with a slight turn of hand. The bowl is not heavy so its easy to move off the mixer and handle even if batter is in it. I like this mixer better then the newest 6 quart glass bowl I sent back to the retailer. The head did not tilt back which made cleaning harder underneath after you removed the hook. Also on the newer model you have to hold the (very heavy) glass bowl press to back and lock and then anchor it over a bolt on each side. I had a hard time lining it up. I was so happy to send it back and get this Artisan 5 quart bowl. I also called Kitchenaide and they said this model sells the most even over the 5 qt glass bowl. I was skeptical when I bought this Artisian 5 quart. I thought it would be hard to handle as the new model but I was so surprised and I can't say enough of how well it operates,handles and cleanup is a breeze. I highly recommend this particular stand mixxer for older and younger folks.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Avon Lake OH
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not happy with this one
Difficult For Left Handed
Expensive To Repair
Frequent baker - yearly win prizes for baking for our county fair. I am not a fan of this mixer - a part broke off the on/off lever and I was told by customer service that I must purchase a repair evaluation kit and have the entire arm replaced to fix this, and pay for shipping the mixer to and from the repair center. Also, I am left handed, and it is awkward to add ingredients, turn the mixer on and off, the bowl is always positioned awkwardly, and I always seem to get dough on my hands when adding ingredients or when removing the beaters! When you add ingredients, they often rest on top of the beaters and you need to make a special effort to make sure they are incorporated. Again, maybe this is because I am left handed.... Never had a problem with my old Sunbeam Mixmaster!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Difficult to Clean
Cakes & Cookies
All our attachments lost their metallic finish in the dishwasher. When we complained we were pointed to fine print stating not to wash in dishwasher...who makes heavy duty equipment for cooking that cannot survive dishwasher? Now we have nothing but heavily oxidized aluminum attachments that cannot be used due to metal oxide loss from surface whenever touched. Now we have to pay $100 to replace attachments...dont get attachments with metal plate finish...get the white ones. Better yet...just buy a different brand that makes attachments of more durable finish that cannot come off.