KitchenAid KITCH K45SS 4.5-Quart 250-Watt Classic Series Stand Mixer Review


KitchenAid K45SS Classic Series is a stand mixer with 250 watt motor and 4.5-quart mixing bowl.


Performance

Despite KitchenAid K45SS having 250 watt motor which might seem a bit weak compared to some of the other stand mixers the power is adequate for its bowl size for the most part. Most of the time it does not show any signs of struggle however it might slow down a bit when mixing thicker doughs but it still gets the job done.

The most important quality of a stand mixer is how well it mixes doughs and batters. Cheaper models typically fail to mix bottom and sides of the bowl well requiring a lot of manual input (scraping) from the user. This is not the case with KitchenAid K45SS as it mixes everything thoroughly making it totally worth the premium.


Noise

Noise is something that’s often overlooked by consumers when they are looking for a stand mixer. It might not be the most important thing when it comes do making a decision which model to buy however it’s something that you still have to take into consideration as some of the stand mixers are terribly loud when operating.

KitchenAid K45SS is one of the quietest stand mixers on the market. Unlike with cheaper models you can mix without waking up everyone in the house or irritating your ears. You can barely hear it running. If noise aspect is important to you then this is another reason why KitchenAid K45SS might be the stand mixer for you.


Quality

KitchenAid stand mixers are extremely well built and K45SS Classic Series is no exception. It has robust metal housing and feels like it’s made to last. Same can be said about attachments which are far sturdier than the ones you get with cheaper stand mixers.


Attachments

KitchenAid K45SS Classic Series stand mixer comes with coated flat beater, coated dough hook and 6-wire whip. With the tilt-head design they are easy to insert or take out. Flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher safe however the wire ship is not.


Mixing bowl

The mixing bowl is made of stainless steel and is sturdy however it doesn’t have a handle which you get on more expensive KitchenAid models making it less convenient to hold or carry. It also doesn’t come with a pouring shield which again is included with more expensive models.

Mixing bowl might have some residue on it from manufacturing process so we would recommend you clean it before use.


Colors

KitchenAid Classic™ Series 4.5 quart tilt-head stand mixer is available in 2 colors:

  • Onyx Black (KitchenAid K45SSOB)
  • White (KitchenAid K45SSWH)


Other

If the mixing attachments are too high or touch the bowl you can adjust the height of the bowl with a screw.

KitchenAid K45SS Classic Series stand mixer is compatible with food grinder, pasta roller and other KitchenAid attachments making it a very versatile appliance. These attachments have to be bought separately though.


Verdict

KitchenAid K45SS Classic Series is an outstanding stand mixer that’s nearly perfect. In some situations it could make use of slightly more power and for some the 4.5-quart bowl might be too small but it’s significantly better at everything than cheaper models making it well worth the money.




KitchenAid KITCH K45SS 4.5-Quart 250-Watt Classic Series Stand Mixer Specifications:

  • Power: 250W
  • Bowl capacity: 4.5 quarts
  • Bowl material: Stainless steel
  • Attachments/Accessories:
    • 1x 4.5 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl
    • 1x Coated Flat Beater
    • 1x Coated Dough Hook
    • 1x 6-Wire Whip
  • Colors options:
    • Onyx Black (Model: KitchenAid K45SSOB)
    • White (Model: KitchenAid K45SSWH)
  • Dimensions(W x D x H): 8.7’’ x 14.1’’ x 13.9’’ (inches)
  • Weight: 22 lb / 9.8 kg

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