KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] mixer

 
Approximate retail price:
$177.00
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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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User Reviews
User Reviews

 
3.0
Good mixer but Flour dusting every time!!
11/16/2015
Pros
Capacity
Even Mixing
Heavy Duty
Cons
Best Uses
Cakes & Cookies
Candy
Meringue
Comment:
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

 
3.0
No manuals/repair literature on older un
1/20/2015
Pros
Outlives Support Info
Cons
Head-height Won't Adjust
Support Life Too Short
Best Uses
Cakes &amp; Cookies
Comment:
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

 
5.0
fantastic purchase
1/2/2015
Pros
Heavy Duty
Works Quietly
Cons
Hard To Lick The Wisk
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
The KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] is part of the Mixers test program at Consumer Reports. The KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] Mixers features and specs include Single beater style, Takes power attachments, Additional features, Two loaf capable, Detachable hand mixer, Whisk, Dishwasher-safe, Warranty (yrs.), Dough hooks, Bowl handle. In our lab tests, Mixers models like the KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] are reviewed on Mixing, Noise, Overall score, Bowl material, Convenience, Kneading, Whipping time, Height (in.), Claimed speeds, Weight (lbs.), Wattage, Bowl size (qt.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] based on personal experience. The user reviews of the KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH] include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the KitchenAid Classic (250 watt) K45SS[WH].
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