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KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed KHM512 mixer

This KitchenAid hand mixer was Very Good in overall performance, and has

  • 1-year warranty


The KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed KHM512 is part of the Mixer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Mixer models like the Ultra Power 5-Speed KHM512 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Whipping time: All mixers made whipped cream; whipping time reflects how fast they did so.

Mixing: Proficiency at mixing cookie dough.

Convenience: Convenience considers factors such as ease of using controls and inserting and removing beaters.


Dough hooks Dough hooks Use for kneading yeast bread doughs.
Whisk Whisk Best for whipping cream or egg whites.
Interchangeable beaters Interchangeable beaters Noted when beaters can be put into either socket.
Wire beaters Wire beaters These are easier to clean than conventional center-post beaters.
Slow-start Slow-start This feature prevents ingredients from spattering when starting the mixer.