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Are KitchenAid mixers reliable?

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KitchenAid Mixers are extremely reliable, according to Good Housekeeping and Top Ten Reviews. Both sites award top honors to KitchenAid’s Artisan and Ultra Power models.

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KitchenAid’s iconic Artisan mixer wins high praise for its sleek design, durable construction and range of features. Top Ten Reviews lauds the model’s “tried and true reliability,” also noting that the Artisan features no plastic pieces in its construction, making the machine unlikely to break. Good Housekeeping also praises the machine’s powerful performance, range of features and eye-catching design. Both publications do note that KitchenAid offers a one-year limited warranty on the device and its motor, but the Artisan’s solid construction still makes it a highly reliable mixer. Good Housekeeping also notes that the mixer does spatter frequently at higher speeds and that some parts of the mixer may be difficult to clean.

Kitchen Aid’s Ultra Power series offers much of the functionality of the Artisan with a smaller design and lower price. Although the mixer’s 300-watt motor isn’t as powerful as the Artisan, the Ultra Power is still capable of mixing smaller portions. The device also features an auto-shutoff switch, which turns the machine off if a difficult mixture causes the motor to overheat. Like the Artisan, the device is constructed entirely from metal, making it highly durable and reliable.

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