If you operate a small or large restaurant business or bakery, then you more than likely need a powerful stand mixer. It is also likely that you may have been disappointed in the past by buying a stand mixer that could not go the distance when it comes to some really heavy duty dough making amongst other food prep operations.
In this post we highlight the most powerful KitchenAid Stand mixers that take into account a higher production and deliver on a powerful motor with adequate gear speeds for stirring or high speed whipping.
In this selection of heavy duty stand mixers, you can be sure to find one that will suit your domestic needs or commercial ones.
1. KitchenAid KSM8990DP 8-Quart Commercial Countertop Mixer
How robust you need a stand mixer to be, is dependent on the workload you intend on to putting it through. If your baking and food prep needs are high and heavy requiring a heavy duty mixer, then you can’t go wrong with the KitchenAid’s KSM8990DP 8-Quart Commercial Countertop Mixer.
That’s because this stand mixer is able to handle big batches of cookies and dense, sticky bread dough with great ease.
This unit has an all steel build for the needed stability as well as durability required for commercial use.
It is powered by a 1.3 horsepower motor and weighs 25 pounds for both impressive efficiency and high power when your need it.
The 10 speed gears means you can summon a gentle stir or high speed whipping for tough dough with less heat build-up in the motor resulting in years of dependable mixing.
- Bowl lift design
- All metal construction
- Impressive motor power at 1.3 HP
- 10-speed slide control ranges
- Comes inclusive of; Powerknead/ Spiral Dough Hook/ Flat Beater/Stainless Steel Wire Whip, 8 quart bowl with handle
- Available in Nickel pearl
Not only does this unit have remarkable power efficiency in stirring and whipping large quantities, but also has the capacity to produce 8 pounds of dough for the perfect batch of cookies, bread, or pizza crust in a single bowl. Customers loved that they can take advantage of the powerful motor by getting additional attachments that can be used on the unit’s power hub. One can choose across 12 available attachments for food prep such as food grinder, food processor, gourmet pasta maker to name a few.
2. Pro Line® Series 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
Pro Line series 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is a high powered mixer for your home and domestic baking needs without going overboard. The unit comes packed with a high powered motor of 1.3 horsepower. So whether you are doing large loads or smaller ones, you can be sure of consistent power across 10 speed gears.
The construction of this unit is all metal and delivers on high quality performance and durability that the KitchenAid brand has become synonymous with.
The net weight of this unit is 25 pounds, that along with the bowl lift design ensures adequate support with no wobble when mixing heavy ingredients or large batches.
The lever smoothly raises the mixing bowl into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact and great results. This stand mixer does the heavy stuff for you allowing you to accomplish more, with less effort and minimal time.
This is the largest capacity option for residential use and miniscule baking enterprises with the ability to deliver a dough mix of up to 14 dozen cookies in a single batch.
- Bowl lift design
- Entire unit is steel constructed
- Outstanding motor power at 1.3 HP
- 10-speed slide control
- Inclusive of; 1 flat beater/ 1 PowerKnead/ 1 spiral dough hook/ 1 Wire whip/1 Pouring shield, 7 quart bowl with handle
- Available in several color options
Other than the power and mixing prowess, the Pro Line series 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, you will still not have realized the full potential of this mixer. That’s because it also offers the ability to serve as a culinary center for your kitchen. The power hub of this unit can take up 10+ attachments ranging from a blade spiralizer to a pasta sheet roller and much more.
When thinking of an indispensable helper in the kitchen for those who do a lot of mixing and baking, a KitchenAid stand mixer tends to pop up in your mind. That’s rightly so because the brands reputation of high quality precedes it.
A best-seller, The Artisan Series 5 quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is very popular among homeowners. It weighs 23 pound and is powered by a 325 watt motor. The weight is coupled with a compact build ensuring minimal chance of the unit toppling over when in use or stationary.
The motor offers sufficient power for domestic kitchens and comes with a 10 speed gear that allows consistent power all through light stirring and high speed whipping. Included accessories in this unit are 1 piece Pouring Shield, Nylon Coated Dough Hook, Nylon Coated flat Beater a 6 Wire Whip and 5 quart bowl with handle. This unit makes baking for your family a real joy as it takes on the hard work of stirring ingredients and kneading dough.
The entire unit is constructed of metal making this head stand mixer quite resilient even in the face of frequent use.
The capacity is more than enough to handle the culinary needs of big family effortlessly. That’s because at a maximum, you can mix up to 9 dozen cookies, 4 loaves of bread or 7 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch.
- Tilt Head design
- This mixer is steel constructed in its entirety
- Powerful motor power at 325 watts
- Comes with a 10 speed slide control
- Included accessories are; 1 piece Pouring Shield, Nylon Coated Dough Hook, Nylon Coated flat Beater a 6 Wire Whip and 5 quart bowl with handle
- Available in a plethora of colors that exceeds 20 options
Customers who bought this unit mentioned it is an excellent helper in the home kitchen especially if you bake frequently for you family or as small side business. The Artisan Series 5 quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer also has the added benefit of being useable with 10+ other attachments for food prep such as a food processor and ice cream maker to mention a few.
4. Pro 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
The build of the entire unit is metallic and the tilt head design sees to it that you can reach the contents in the bowl safely should you need to and that you can also scrap the mixing contents by hand as you add ingredients before letting the powerful motor take over the stirring or whipping.
This unit was made by professionals for professionals to increase efficiency in the kitchen.
The motor provides an astounding amount of power at 575 watts giving you sufficient power for varied tasks and a 10 speed gear that allows the user to regulate appropriate speed for different tasks. With such power, this mixer offers far greater potential for a kitchen’s culinary needs by providing a power hub with which, more than 10 attachments can be utilized. This further increases your efficiency and creative culinary production.
Such attachments and accessories can be easily acquired online. They range from food grinder, food processor that slices and shreds as well as a sifter and scale attachment for sieving floor onto the bowl.
Such are some of the few add-ons that help you customize your kitchen into a culinary station that works for you.
However, this mixer does come inclusive of the some attachments and a 6 quart bowl
- Tilt Head design
- Steel construction all though
- Powerful motor power at 575 watts
- Equipped with a 10 speed slide control
- Accessories included are; 1 Coated Flat Beater/ 1 Coated Powerknead/ Spiral Dough Hook/ 1 Wire Whip/ 1 Pouring Shield
- Comes with a decent range of color options
The unit is dish washer friendly except for the whip. For a professional option, it has great capacity as the 6 quart bowl is capable of mixing up dough for 13 dozen cookies, 8 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch.
5. Professional 5™ Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
High quality stand mixers don’t come cheap. As such, it is imperative that one does their due diligence before making a purchase. This is to ensure that you get a good unit that will last you for years to come and deliver stellar performance.
Good news is, you can’t go wrong with a KitchenAid stand mixer. The Professional 5 Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer is an option that chefs and passionate cooks will appreciate.
The heart of the stand mixer is the motor. The compact design of this unit plays a role in ensuring good stability. With an all metallic frame work and driven by the power of a 525 watt motor, this unit works like a dream and makes the perfect heavy duty assistant in the kitchen.
Saves time and energy by letting this stand mixer do all the heavy lifting for your heavy and dense mixtures. The 5 quart stainless steel bowl comes with a handle for convenience and has the capacity to mix up 9 dozen cookies in a single batch.
If you preference is a bowl that lifts as opposed to a tilt head, then you will like the fact that this unit comes with a bowl lift design which provides you with a sturdy bowl support when mixing heavy ingredients or large batches.
A bowl lift option such as this is just as easy to operate. All it means is that the head is fixed. The bowl can be raised and lowered accordingly by turning a crank or lever on the side of the unit.
The lever is smooth and intuitively lifts the bowl bringing it into contact with the beater. Lowering it will avail space to attach and remove accessories as needed. It also allows you access to the contents of the bowl when you need to check consistency of a mixture.
- Bowl lift design
- All round steel construction
- Powerful motor power at 525 watts
- 10 speed gear option ensures desired speed control
- Included attachments are; Powerknead/ Spiral Dough Hook/ Nylon Coated Dough Hook/ 6 Wire Whip, Flat Beater/ 5 quart bowl with handle
- Comes with a good range of color options including matte black
The labor intensive part of baking and food prep has been made so much easier with this capable kitchen assistant. This unit’s power hub is also capable of turning your kitchen into a culinary station affording you the choice of adding on desired attachments such as ice cream maker, food processor, food grinder and gourmet pasta maker among other available options that will transform your approach to food prep for delicious meals as well as presentation.
A tilt head design stand mixer simply means that the head is adjustable when adding on ingredients or when you need to change an accessory. It makes access into the bowl quite easy. It can be locked in place into the desired position. The bowl lift head remains in place and is not adjustable.
However, the bowl can be lowered through a lever for change of accessories and adding ingredients. It can also be raised by the same lever into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact. Both mechanisms offer great stability and it all boils down to personal preference on which option to go for. Taking the motor power of a stand mixer into consideration is vital. This ensures that you go for the appropriate motor power that’s commensurate to your kitchens culinary needs.