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KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH]
 
Approximate retail price:
$190.00
Summary: This KitchenAid stand mixer

  • is a tilt-head style. This model has
  • whisk,
  • and a Stainless steel bowl.
  • It can run attachments.
  • Whipping time is Excellent.
  • It is 14 inches in height
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About - KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH]

The KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] is part of the mixer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, stand mixer models like the Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] 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.

Weight (lbs.):
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 Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH]
info Detachable hand mixer No
info Single beater style Yes
info Whisk Yes
info Takes power attachments Yes
info Two loaf capable Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH]
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Mixer
12/7/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Cakes & Cookies
Pies
Comment:
I bought this machine 27 years ago. It is still working. I was thinking about buying another one because of the colors they now offer but my heart won't let me get rid of this one. This unit is by far the best purchase I have made. My wife and I use it a lot.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
apples and oranges
8/8/2013
Pros
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Works Quietly
Cons
Difficult to Store
Heavy
Best Uses
Bread
Cakes & Cookies
Meringue
Comment:
Problem with some of these reviews -<br /> We have model that is over 10 years old. It is wonderful and works great.<br />When I read reviews of models purchased more recently - Kitchen Aid mixers are no longer the workhorses they used to be. They are not well made, can't handle the work, and breakdown after a short time. <br />These reviews can not be used when someone is thinking about purchasing a new Kitchen Aid mixer. They are not accurate.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
do not buy until they improve wire whip
12/19/2012
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had one of these for at least 15 years and I love it. However, I bought one for my daughter and one for my daughter-in-law last year for Christmas and I have been VERY DISAPPOINTED. The mixers work well EXCEPT FOR THE WIRE WHIP WHICH I USE VERY OFTEN. IT IS NOW MADE OF SOME INFERIOR MATERIAL THAT TURNS BLACK WHEN YOU WASH IT, EVEN IF YOU WASH IT BY HAND AS DIRECTED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS. THEY NOT ONLY TURN BLACK BUT THE MATERIAL RUBS OFF ON YOUR HANDS. DISH TOWEL, OR ANYTHING THAT TOUCHES THE WHIP. YOU CANNOT EVEN BUY A REPLACEMENT THAT IS NOT MADE OF THIS STUFF. DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE MIXERS UNTIL THE COMPANY REPLACES THE WIRE WHIP WITH ONE MADE OF BETTER MATERIALS.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
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