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KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS[WW] mixer

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$249.99 - $349.00
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Summary: This KitchenAid stand mixer was Very Good in overall performance, and
  • is a 325 watt.
tilt-head style mixer. This model has
  • 10 claimed speeds,
  • bowl handles,
  • whisk,
  • dough hook,
  • and a 5 qt.
  • Stainless steel bowl.
  • It can run attachments.
  • It is 14 inches in height
  • and weighs 23 lbs.
  • 1 yr. warranty
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About - KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS[WW]

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.

Bowl material:
Either SS (Stainless Steel) , P (Plastic) or G (Glass).

Bowl size (qt.):
Manufacturer's claimed bowl volume, to the next highest half-quart.

Claimed speeds:
Manufacturer's claimed speeds.
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]
info Single beater style Yes
info Bowl handle Yes
info Whisk Yes
info Dough hooks Yes
info Takes power attachments Yes
info Detachable hand mixer No
info Two loaf capable Yes
info Dishwasher-safe Yes-except whip
info Warranty (yrs.) 1
info Additional features Pouring shield
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User Reviews - KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS[WW]
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Not for the serious cooks
Moves While Mixing
Best Uses
Cakes & Cookies
If you are a serious baker/cook, and would like to make bread dough or any other dough that requires 6-8 minutes of mixing, DO NOT TOUCH the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. It does look beautiful on your counter, but it DOES NOT have the motor capacity to handle this kind of job. Don't be fooled by its beautiful design and big promises from KitchenAid, or the 5 years warranty. When your mixer will fail to deliver, they will quickly hide behind small print and blame YOU for the problem. <br />Better get a more solid product that can deliver what it promises (like the Kenwood Chef or alike), it costs more or less the same and now comes with the added modern design. You will not regret it! (As I did when I got my KitchenAid…)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The perfect mixer
Best Uses
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 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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Leaked Oil
Even Mixing
Continued To Leak Oil
Difficult to Store
Best Uses
Cakes &amp; 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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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