Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FoodBuff Best Investment I've Made in Ages
I've had professional culinary training but had held off on buying my own stand mixer for home use for a long time. I've been researching them and finally reached a decision to buy the KitchenAid Pro 600 6-Qt mixer after talking with a woman who owns her own restaurant and said that she has used hers to bake for her restaurant every day for 10 years and that it is still going strong. I looked at it as a long-term investment that I could feel good about.
I like the large capacity, strong motor and Soft Start mixing feature, along with its expandability with options for lots of attachments. I used it to make multiple batches of bread and of cookies for the holidays, and it cranked right through the large batches with ease. My sister borrowed it to do the same and now wants one of her own. It is also quieter than other stand mixers I've encountered.
I opted to spend just a little more to get the 6-qt model and am glad I did. My only regret is in having waited for so long to invest in one of these - I wish I had done so sooner.
January 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dakamseh bad i use it less than 5 time and stop working at all
i use it less than five time and still look like brand new but stop working at all for no reason bad service and bad product
December 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kathie It looks good.
If you are going to use this to bake a lot, DON'T BOTHER!
My customer service person told me that when I mixed a recipe for one loaf of bread that I had to much in my mixer. What do they mean by heavy duty Professional. Not . They do replace your mixer but if it goes to much thats it no more.The week before Easter I had 5 Professional Machines in my house and the only one that worked right was the one that I browed from my Daughter.
December 16, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toni1948 Great Mixer!!
This mixer has been spectacular, and has exceeded all my expectations. I love it for mixing cake and cookie batters!! It's so powerful, that it doesn't take long to mix the ingredients properly. If my recipes don't turn out, I can't blame the equipment!!
December 28, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by IanW Disposable Product. Bad Kitchenaid Customer Service
Bought this product for the KitchenAid name--have since learned my lesson. Product lasted two years being used barely to half capacity, then the gears just stopped working. When I contacted Kitchenaid, they surprised me by really not caring an ounce. They would not help me an iota because it was beyond warranty--unless I'd shell out more money to them to fix it. They even tried to make is sound like it was my fault. They claimed that the 14 cup maximum is INCLUDING all ingredients, when their manual clearly says you can use recipes that call for 14 cups of flour (ASIDE from all the other ingredients). When I told them that, they quickly changed tact. Said I was probably leaving it running too long...I have another mixer in a comparable price-point that I use super-heavily, and have never had a problem with that in years. If you're looking for a product that isn't disposable--and if you'd like the company you're buying from to care about what happens to you even after the 1 year warranty--I'd recommend avoiding this product, and Kitchenaid.
April 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TMJGSJ Excellent product!
This mixer is heavy duty, quite, stable, held its position on the counter during use.
July 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kirasaw Great Mixer
I love this mixer. I bought it in November of 2013 and it arrived right on schedule. I usually make over 150 dozen cookies every year at Christmas as gifts for family and friend. I have burnt up 2 mixers in the past trying to mix double batches but with this mixer it made double batches better than the others made single ones. It came with 3 attachments and a very handy bowl cover that made adding flour much easier. If you really want a big heavy duty mixer this is the one to get.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pat Great for making bread
Since unpacking my new machine, I've made two batches of bread. The first used the standard white bread recipe in the book. It's a decent recipe, using eggs, sugar and fat. But I longed to get back to my chewy oatmeal bread recipe, so my second batch used that, and it came out very well, with excellent texture. I should note that I burned up my previous Kitchen Aid machine because I didn't realize that speed 4 is too hard on it when using the bread hook (my previous machine was another brand, a wimpy 4-cup machine whose bowl was too small, and the directions said to mix on 2 and then 4). This new machine not only warns you not to go above speed 2, but there's even a sticky label on the top of the dough hook that warms about speed 2, so you can't even assemble the machine without being aware of that restriction. So I have high hopes this machine will serve me for many years.
July 21, 2016