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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]
User Reviews
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Good mixer but Flour dusting every time!!
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Best Uses
Cakes & Cookies
I resent the fact that any of the KitchenAid machines require many different attachments - bought separately. I cannot, it seems, use this machine at the lowest or highest speed without a flour dusting. Oh yes, let me buy a ridiculous plastic shield rather than clean up the mess on the counter/floor. Where was Consumer Reports when doing trials on this machine design. Yes, it is an efficient stand mixer, but so was my mother's Sunbeam which lasted the family for over 30 years, and flour did not shoot out at every use.<br /><br />Most annoying. As is the fact that one must purchase an extra beater that actually reaches the bowl sides. Consumers were let down by such positive reviews of the KitchenAid - these issues would have been dealt with before the machine left the factory.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No manuals/repair literature on older un
Outlives Support Info
Head-height Won't Adjust
Support Life Too Short
Best Uses
Cakes &amp; 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.
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