When you think of a stand mixer, you probably envision a KitchenAid Artisan, good-looking and durable. This mixer has roots all the way back to 1908, with the invention of the first electric standing mixer. It's a popular choice for home chefs thanks to its 325-watt motor, 5-qt. bowl, 10 speeds and planetary mixing action that thoroughly and evenly mixes, kneads and whisks ingredients. The KitchenAid Artisan 5-qt. mixer has the capacity and power to handle nine dozen cookies or four loaves of bread in a single batch. You can add ingredients easily using the tilt-head bowl design, which is different from the KitchenAid Pro 500, which features a lift-bowl design that raises the bowl to meet the mixing attachment. Taller and heavier mixers that require more cabinet space often feature a lift-bowl design. The Artisan mixer can be found in a smaller version, the lighter KitchenAid Artisan mini, featuring a 3.5-qt. bowl and 250-watt motor ─ an ideal choice when kitchen space is at a premium.
Concerned about KitchenAid mixer colors matching your kitchen decor? Don't be. The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer comes in a huge variety of colors, including a wide palette of shades to complement your appliances and cabinetry. Choose a copper KitchenAid mixer, a pink KitchenAid mixer, or a blue KitchenAid mixer, or opt for one of the many other hues like boysenberry, pistachio, candy apple red, green apple, or onyx black.
Getting the Most from Your KitchenAid Artisan 5-qt. Mixer
One reason the KitchenAid Artisan 5-qt. stand mixer is such a favorite is the wide range of available KitchenAid attachments for even more versatility in the kitchen. For instance, you might want to give the KitchenAid ravioli maker a try if your family likes fresh pasta with a homemade filling. The KitchenAid meat grinder helps create sausages or burgers, or grinds foods like hard cheeses, bread and more. Health-conscious chefs may want to invest in using the KitchenAid spiralizer attachment with their KitchenAid Artisan mixer to create family-friendly recipes using the ribbons or spirals of apples, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, beets, potatoes and other fruits and vegetables. The KitchenAid Artisan comes with three essential attachments including a flat beater, a dough hook, and a six-wire whip.