KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] mixer

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Summary: This KitchenAid stand mixer was Very Good in overall performance, and
  • is a 250 watt.
tilt-head style mixer. This model has
  • 10 claimed speeds,
  • whisk,
  • dough hook,
  • and a 4.5 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 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.

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 Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH]
info Single beater style Yes
info Bowl handle No
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 None
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User Reviews - KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH]
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Outlives Support Info
Head-height Won't Adjust
Support Life Too Short
Best Uses
Cakes & Cookies
Zero online support for model KA555. Telephone support, Check YouTube.<br /><br />YouTube has a video on head height adjustment, but that solution is not effective.<br /><br />Will have to buy a new mixer, or eat enamel and stainless-steel particles in our baked goods.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
fantastic purchase
Heavy Duty
Works Quietly
Hard To Lick The Wisk
Best Uses
i have used mine over 20 years some attachments i never use but i have all of them and would not give any up
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Kitchenaid Classic is Amazing - Please use as Rated
Bench Workhorse
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Quick Batch Work
Works Quietly
Best Uses
Cakes &amp; Cookies
This particular mixer is used for the lighter, average and quick work in the kitchen. It is accompanied with at 325 watt Artisan as well as a 1.3HP Commercial model. The things that I believe people miss when they buy and rate this product/model is that you need to purchase appropriately for the level in which you intend to use on a regular and skill use basis. For heavy, large batches of work on any regular basis you will push this guy to its workload capacity, that it really was not intended to do. This Classic model is the first go to choice in our home gourmet kitchen. For more thick jobs at a smaller capacity, the Artisan comes out. For breads, bagels, and triple batch work the commercial model makes an appearance. Our Black Classic stays out on the bench all the time and is used on a regular basis. This model was an early 2014 purchase and does an exceptional job - replacing a hand mixer. Remember to work within the capacity and load limit that it was designed to be used. You can't go wrong with a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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