KitchenAid make the best stand mixers in the world. For years we've tried to find something that can supplant them, but they simply make the best. These American-made stand mixers last for generations and make perfect bakes every time.
But appearing in our ranking of the best stand mixers three different times means serious quality, which in turn means a very expensive price tag. That's why Cyber Monday is the best time of year to shop KitchenAid.
However, four KitchenAid models – the Artisan, Classic, Deluxe and Mini – all look pretty much identical. Here's everything you need to know on these mixers and the only deals worth considering.
Which KitchenAid is best?
A lot of these mixers look identical and have vague, similar names. A brief explainer:
- KitchenAid Artisan: the best stand mixer on the market.
- KitchenAid Pro Line Series: the best large stand mixer.
- KitchenAid Artisan Mini: the best mini stand mixer.
- KitchenAid Classic: older, worse, but cheaper Artisan
Quick links to deals
If you want to do the shopping for yourself, Here's the best places to buy a KitchenAid stand mixer.
- KitchenAid: 40% off, best color range, & free engraving
- Bloomingdale's: 20% off KitchenAid products
- Amazon: 22% off Artisans
- Best Buy: $200 off KitchenAid Professional
- eBay: huge discounts on refurbished mixers
- The Home Depot: savings on KitchenAid mixers
- Macy’s: KitchenAid products on markdown
- Target: Hearth & Hand colorway
- Sur La Table: stand mixers and attachments
- Walmart: KitchenAid mixers starting at $239
- Wayfair: mixers and accessories on markdown
The best deals
These are the only deals to consider. They're almost all at KitchenAid, because the deals on most KitchenAid stand mixers are identical everywhere. KitchenAid, however, have the widest range of colors and a free engraving service. The exception is the KitchenAid Classic: you're best off trying Walmart for one of those.
KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart |
Was $449.99, now $349.99 at KitchenAid
Always trending on sales days, the Artisan Series 5-quart is our favorite ever stand mixer. It's well suited for everyone from the occasional holiday bakers to dedicated amateur pastry chefs. The deals on this are identical everywhere, so I think you're best off going direct to KitchenAid. That's because KitchenAid have the biggest color selection, as well as a free laser engraving which makes it perfect for a gift.
There's more detail in our KitchenAid Artisan review.
KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer |
Was $329.99, now $239.99 at KitchenAid
If you're keen to get a KitchenAid this Black Friday, but you don't want to stretch to the more expensive Artisan, one of my favorite insider tips is to grab a KitchenAid Classic. It looks identical to an Artisan but it's less powerful and slightly smaller. It also only comes in black and white. However, with this $100 discount, it's $110 cheaper than the Artisan. If you're buying one of these for a gift, this is as cheap as it gets.
There's more detail in our KitchenAid Classic review.
KitchenAid 3.5 Quart Artisan Mini Plus Stand Mixer |
Was $379.99, now $239.99 at KitchenAid
If you're tight on space, the Artisan mini is our favorite miniature stand mixer. It has all the features of the full-size Artisan, but a smaller capacity and lower price. Of course, you sacrifice batch sizes, but the 3.5 quarts of the mini will still make 8 dozen cookies.
All the detail is in our KitchenAid Artisan Mini review.
KitchenAid Professional 7 Quart Stand Mixer |
Was $649.99, now $419.99 at KitchenAid
If you're a serious baker, this is the stand mixer for you. It can make 144 cookies in a single session and enough dough for two loaves. It's large and stable and more powerful than the Artisan. The only reason it doesn't take the #1 spot is because it's simply overkill for most bakers. If you're a keen amateur, this a great way to step up your baking. If you make the occasional pie, this massive machine is too large for your kitchen.
There's more info in our full KitchenAid Professional review.
KitchenAid vs Cuisinart
But KitchenAid isn't the only game in town. There's lots of other quality stand mixers. If you still don't like the cost of the KitchenAid Artisan, the next best thing is the Cuisinart Precision. It's always cheaper, and while it feels and looks a little flimsy, it actually makes slightly better bread than the Artisan - don't tell anyone.
Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer, 500W, Black, SM50BU |
Was $210.58, now $166.00 at Amazon
The Cuisinart Precision is almost always hundreds of dollars less than the Artisan, and this Black Friday deal makes it an unbelievable bargain. This study machine kneads bread with ease, and the controls are easy to use. If care more about the quality of your bakes than KitchenAid caché, I'd consider this.
Are KitchenAid made in America?
Yes - sort of. The Artisan is still built in Greenville, Ohio and is made from almost 100% American parts, with the exception of the mixing bowl, which is made abroad.
How long will KitchenAid deals last?
Last year, KitchenAid deals ran right up to Christmas, and for a couple days after. However, we found that stock on the most popular colors, like Empire Red, quickly ran down.
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As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. After graduating from Cambridge University, Alex got his start in reviewing at the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, testing a wide range of household products and appliances. He then moved to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, assessing gardening tools, machinery, and wildlife products. Helping people find true quality and genuine value is a real passion.
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