Effective. Perfect for bakers, but may need some help with large recipes.
Some coaxing required. The tilt-head design makes it simple to remove parts for equally easy cleaning.
Nothing fancy. Classic white finish will fit in nicely with most kitchens.
Decent value. A couple of complaints about bowls rusting early on, but covered under one-year limited warranty.
If you're looking to mash six pounds of potatoes in a single batch, look no further than the KitchenAid Classic Plus stand mixer. It's guaranteed to get the job done. But that's not all: owners love using this appliance to make everything from cookies, bread, and cakes, to dips, frostings, and herb butters. Moreover, the power hub at the front of the machine allows you to connect more than 12 different attachments to make pasta from scratch and grind your own meat.
"If you're looking to mash six pounds of potatoes in a single batch, look no further than the KitchenAid Classic Plus stand mixer."
With larger recipes, owners do suggest giving the mixer a break and helping it along so as not to overwork the motor. However, with proper care and use, this KitchenAid will last for years.
-Malorie Sellers, Home & Garden Editor, January 2014