Product: Kitchen Aid Artisan® Series, Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
Description: This 325 watt mixer has a tilt head design which allows clear access to the beater and the 5 quart bowl. The tilt-head has a locking mechanism that will lock it down while the beaters are in motion. The 10 speed slide control ranges from a very slow stir mode to very fast "whoa" mode. There is an attachment port at the front of the unit that can be used for any of the kitchen aid attachments. This unit weighs in at a hefty 22.8 pounds. With 22 different colors available it can easily be purchased to fit the decor of any kitchen.
Included accessories: Wire whip, flat beater, 'C' dough hook, 5 quart stainless steel bowl w/handle, wide chute pouring shield.
Available attachments and accessories: Kitchen Aid offers several unique attachments and accessories for their stand mixers. They offer everything from additional beaters and bowls to pasta rollers, meat grinders, grain mills and ice cream makers. Check their website for the complete line of attachments and accessories that can be purchased.
Warranty: Kitchen Aid offers a hassle-free replacement warranty that guarantee’s that if your counter top appliance fails during the first year, Kitchen Aid will replace it for free of charge. Kitchen Aid will deliver a replacement product to your door, arrange for the return of the failed appliance and guarantee the replacement product for one year.
My two cents: I have owned this mixer for over 3 years now. It is the heart and soul of my kitchen and I would probably be lost without it. The mixer is strong, heavy duty and built to last for decades. I have used my mixer for everything from cookies and cakes to mashed potatoes and bread dough. It is still as beautiful as the day it it became mine and I have had absolutely no problems with it.
I would recommend this product to anyone who is in the market for a stand mixer and wants something that will last a lifetime. Kitchen Aid's customer service is second to none. I am brand loyal to them after the excellent customer service I have received from them in the past.
Price: MSRP $349.99. Watch for sales and rebate offers for the best price.
Where to buy: KitchenAid.com, this product is also sold almost anywhere small kitchen appliances are sold. Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Lowes, etc.