If you didn’t snag a KitchenAid stand mixer on sale during Prime Day, you aren’t alone. Although there was a wide range of marked-down appliances and gadgets in last week’s parade of deals, KitchenAid’s iconic appliances weren’t in the mix. In fact, we’ve noticed the brand’s stand mixers have been challenging to find at all these past few months due to pandemic-related production delays and perhaps a flood of newly minted quarantine bakers.
The heavy-duty machines boast a 575-watt motor that’ll thoroughly mix, knead, and whip ingredients without any straining. Plus, its 6-quart bowl is big enough to handle even your most substantial projects; the appliance easily holds dough for 10 dozen cookies or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch.
Another notable feature of the Professional Stand Mixer is its bowl-lift design, which provides extra stability when mixing heavy ingredients like stiff bread doughs. It also includes the brand’s famous hub that transforms the stand mixer into a variety of tools, including an ice cream maker, pasta maker, and spiralizer.
Professionals and home bakers both swear by their KitchenAid mixers. The machine has an incredible 4.8-star rating, with users calling it “an amazing investment.”
“Powerful and easy to use,” one wrote. “I love to cook at home, and started to have problems with my wrists recently. But when I purchased this awesome tool, making different kinds of dough became soooo easy and effortless!”
Another added, “This is the best size for your money. Very powerful and will not bog down on you while making dough or cookies.”
To buy: $400 (originally $500); amazon.com
To buy: $400 (originally $480); amazon.com
To buy: $400 (originally $430); amazon.com
This article originally appeared on Food & Wine