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KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH]
 
Approximate retail price:
$205.27
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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5.0
Don't know how I ever managed without
10/8/2014
Pros
Capacity
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Cakes & Cookies
Candy
Meringue
Pies
Comment:
My recommendation to those folks who are unhappy with the material the whip is made of is to wipe it off with a dishcloth soaked in white vinegar or soak for just a few minutes in white vinegar to see if that gets their current one clean. If not order a new one and make sure you never put it in a dishwasher and never put it in the sink to soak. ONLY rinse with HOT water as soon as you finish with it and set it up to dry. If you have to wash it, do so immediately and rinse well. It's not like it has the germs of someone eating off of it. Mine lasted many years then started turning dark and turning everything black. I ordered a new one and take every precaution suggested in instructions that came with it and it still looks brand new. The new one is three years old and I use it every day for baking. I actually have three Kitchen Aid Mixers ranging from 250 watt to 575 watt. Don't know how I ever lived without them. They make baking and cooking and creating so much FUN!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 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.
(10 of 10 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.
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