KitchenAid K45SS Stand Mixer Complete Review

The KitchenAid K45SS Classic stand mixer with the tilt-back motor head Is perfect for any sized kitchen and the traditional white color will easily fit in with anyone’s décor. This compact 4 ½ quart mixer is both sturdy and dependable.

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KitchenAid K45SS Stand Mixer

It is wonderful for everyday light weight jobs such as creaming butter, whipping eggs and making cakes. This classic stand mixer is a great choice for both the beginner and more experienced home cooks.

What Can The KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer Do?

The K45SS Classic mixer was designed to make quick work of every day tasks from creaming butter to kneading dough. The 4 ½ quart bowl can hold up to 8 cups of flour, the equivalent of 2 loafs of bread. The multipurpose attachment hub is located on the front of the stand mixer. This feature greatly increases the usefulness of the K45ss stand mixer. KitchenAid has 15 different attachments available for purchase that range from a ravioli maker to a sausage stuffer.

What Comes With My New KitchenAid Mixer?

Along with your new KitchenAid K45SS Classic stand mixer you will receive three attachments, a 4 ½ quart bowl, a spiral-bound instruction guide full of mixing tips and 67 delicious recipes.

The 4 ½ quart stainless steel bowl can hold up to 8 cups of all purpose flour and enough dough to make 2 loaves of bread and is dishwasher safe.

The three attachments can easily be secured to the beater shaft with a simple twist. Unfortunately due to the short stems removing the attachments can be a little tricky especially when the stems become a little greasy.

The “c” shaped dough hook quickly and efficiently kneads dough, the flat beater is great for mixing meats and cake batters, the wire whip easily whips egg whites and mayonnaise along with creating light air-infused creations.

Size And Speed Control

The KitchenAid Classic measures 14” x 13.9” x 8.7’ and weighs a hefty 25 pounds. This sturdy and solidly constructed mixer has what it takes to handle everyday mixing and keep on going. The durable 250 watt motor has 10 adjustable speed settings allowing you to select the perfect speed for you mixing needs.

The KitchenAid Warranty

KitchenAid has always stood by their products. They offer their customers a hassle-free one year replacement warranty. Should anything go wrong with your mixer simply call the company and they will replace it at no cost to you.

What Other’s Are Saying About The KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer

I do my best to provide you with honest reviews of every product. However, I sometimes find that having another opinion can be helpful. With any product available on the market you will find both positive and negative experiences with it. When looking at the number of positive and negative reviews you can see that individuals with positive experiences greatly out number those who experienced problems. In many instances there were simple explanations for the issues people were experiencing with their mixers.

The concerns for this mixer are relatively minor and can usually be easily fixed. One common complaint is the is that the bowl will lock itself into the mixer base and can be difficult to remove especially when the unit was doing a heavy duty job such as kneading bread dough. The solution that was offered up was to not lock the bowl in too tight prior to using the machine in that way. Some felt that the stand mixer was too cumbersome. Finding a permanent home for this mixer preferably near an outlet so that you do not have to move the mixer when you want to use it is a quick and simple solution.

The more than 320 positive reviews on alone offer some proof of the mixers reliability. While there are way to many positive experience for me to list, here are some that I found to be very helpful.

Totally Mixed Review

This product reduced my holiday baking work to about 1/4 the effort. I was able to mix enough cookie dough (and I mean totally mixed in a good way) to 3 full batches of our family’s tradition Christmas cookie recipe. In the past I was struggling to mix and bake one batch. Next year I may bake 4 batches. This made me think how did I ever live, bake and cook without a KitchenAid Stand Mixer in the past. Since then I have found many other uses for this appliance. It is well worth the investment for its quality and versatility. Short of building a shrine in our kitchen in honor of its value and usefulness the stand mixer will take a well earned spot among our kitchen equipment. – January 18, 2011 By Punmeister

The best mixer available!

I can’t say enough about how much I love my KitchenAid mixer. After purchasing several of the other brands of stand mixers thinking I could save money and have the same thing……….I finally opened my eyes to realize that they were JUNK! – April 26, 2008 By Penn State “Girl”

Own Personal Assistant (In the Kitchen)

For years I balked at the cost however, after replacing two underpowered poor-performing hand mixers over the years, I took the plunge and purchased the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. My only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner! This mixer has provided me with four years of hands-free use, with predictable power and consistency. It makes wonderful lump-free batters, stiff meringue, smooth frosting, perfect whipped potatoes, and even kneads bread dough. The included recipe book is a perfect introduction to it’s array of capabilities but don’t hesitate to let it take over other chores in the kitchen. There are a multitude of tasks the mixer can perform with optional accessories that are available for purchase. Turn last night’s roast into today’s sandwich using the meat grinding attachment, churn out authentic fettuccine with the Pasta Attachment, prepare fresh juice using the Juicing Attachment, it can even open cans and mill grains. So many possibilities…and all with the quality and classic styling you would expect from KitchenAid. – December 13, 2005 By Mrs.C (Columbus, OH)

Additional Attachments:

Some of the more popular additional attachments you can find for the K45SS Classic Stand Mixer include:

  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Mixer Attachment Pack With Citrus Juicer

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The Final Word

KitchenAid brand is difficult to beat when it comes to a quality built stand mixer and the K45SS is no exception to the rule. The Classic mixer is a great choice for the beginner and casual home cook. It is important to remember however to choose the right mixer for the right job, so make sure you know what you intend to do before you make your purchase.

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