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've seen reviews that have stated this unit leaks oil, it can't handle pizza dough or the unit rocked so violently while making pizza dough the user thought the unit was going to break. I made a double batch of pizza dough today, I used low speed per the instruction manual, it made it up my dough lickety split, no leaks....no rocking....no problems. I love this mixer!!! I had another mixer made by a manufacture that has been around for several decades and it couldn't hold a candle to this mixer. If you need a sturdy mixer that requires little to no attention from you while you are mixing this is the perfect unit.<br /><br />The only complaint that I have is I ordered this model off of Amazon's website and their colors of blue willow and cobalt blue were different than they were on Kitchenaid's website. I assumed Kitchenaid's website would have the true color on their color pallet, not true, at least regarding the two colors mentioned here. Amazon's pallet are more accurate, Kitchenaid has the colors reversed.<br /><br />The height and weight make it difficult to store. I did notice these stats prior to buying the unit but I felt it was worth mentioning. I guess you need the height and weight to keep the unit balanced and stable.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Phoenix AZ
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Continued To Leak Oil
Difficult to Store
Cakes & Cookies
Within a year or two of purchasing the mixer, it began to leak small amounts of oil into the mixing bowl between uses. I used my mixer 5-7 times a year. KitchenAid told me the machine could lose up to a quarter of a cup of oil. The oil leakage continued, so I gave the machine away and bought a hand mixer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Fort Lauderdale, FL
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Right Size For Handling
Cakes & Cookies
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.