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KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series Mixer
Professional 6500 Design Series

This KitchenAid bowl-lift style stand mixer was Excellent in overall performance, and

  • Runs on 400 watts.
  • Has 10 claimed speeds.
  • Has bowl handle(s).
  • Has a whisk.
  • Has a dough hook.
  • Has a 6 qt. glass bowl.
  • It can run attachments.
  • It is 16.25 inches in height.
  • Weighs 31 lbs.
  • Has a 1 yr. warranty.
Description

This KitchenAid bowl-lift style stand mixer was Excellent in overall performance, and

  • Runs on 400 watts.
  • Has 10 claimed speeds.
  • Has bowl handle(s).
  • Has a whisk.
  • Has a dough hook.
  • Has a 6 qt. glass bowl.
  • It can run attachments.
  • It is 16.25 inches in height.
  • Weighs 31 lbs.
  • Has a 1 yr. warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Bowl size

Bowl size

Manufacturer's claimed bowl volume, to the next highest half-quart.

 /  5
Claimed speeds

Claimed speeds

Manufacturer's claimed speeds.

 /  5
Wattage

Wattage

Manufacturer's claimed wattage

 /  5
Weight

Weight

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.

 /  5
Height

Height

The height of the mixer in closed position.

 /  5
Whipping time

Whipping time

Based on the measured time it took each model to make whipped cream. This test made use of the wire whisk (if provided) and high speeds. The score also considers if all the ingredients were properly whipped.

 /  5
Mixing

Mixing

We mixed large batches of chocolate-chip cookie dough (each batch enough for about five dozen cookies). Scores consider how much the units labored and vibrated, and how much assistance was needed during creaming (moderate speed), flour blending (low and moderate speeds), and folding in the chips and nuts.

 /  5
Kneading

Kneading

Scores consider how much the units labored, vibrated, time for incorporation of flour and water, and how much assistance was needed during the mixing and kneading process using the dough hook, if provided.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

Includes replacing and removing the beaters and bowl, adjusting speeds, setting speeds in a repeatable way, and clarity of labels.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

We judged noise with the mixer set to its highest speed. All had motor noise. On quieter models the noise was muffled and unobtrusive; the noisest models sounded loud and shrill.

 /  5

About

The KitchenAid Professional 6500 Design Series is part of the Mixers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Stand mixers models like the Professional 6500 Design Series are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Bowl size Manufacturer's claimed bowl volume, to the next highest half-quart.

Claimed speeds Manufacturer's claimed speeds.

Wattage Manufacturer's claimed wattage

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