KitchenAid KP26M1XER

Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

  • Model: KP26M1XER
  • Sku: KP26M1XER
  • In Stock
  • 6-Quart Capacity
  • 575 Motor Wattage
  • Polished Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Electronic Speed Sensor
  • 10-Speed Slide Control Ranges
  • Bowl-Lift Design
  • PowerKnead Spiral Dough Hook
  • Multi-Purpose Attachment Hub
  • Commercial Motor Protection
  • 14 Cups Flour Power Rating
SRP $569.99
Off SRP $120.11
Your Price $449.88
  • Manufacturer's Warranty 12 Months Parts
    12 Months Labor
    Carry In Service
 

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KitchenAid
The Professional 600 Series is our most powerful Stand Mixer, able to churn through double batches of bread dough.
 

Documents

  'Owner's Manual'  

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Technical Specs ↑ Back to Top

Appliance Type Stand Mixer
Capacity (qts.) 6
Functions Beating
Blends
Mixes
Purées
Spacemaker Yes
Touchpad Controls Yes
Speeds (#) 10

Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 16.5 in
Width 11.3 in
Weight 28 lbs 6.4 oz
Depth 14.6 in
Boxed
Height 19.4 in
Width 17.3 in
Weight 29 lbs 8.0 oz
Depth 13.3 in

Package Contents

  • Owner's Manual
  • Professional Wire Whip
  • Burnished Flat Beater
  • Wide Chute Pouring Shield
  • 6 Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl w/Handle
  • Burnished PowerKnead Spiral Hook

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KitchenAidBowl-Lift Stand Mixer
 
4.7

(based on 169 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (136)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (141)
  • Performance (138)
  • Design (102)
  • Convenient features (96)
  • Innovative (62)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

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    Reviewed by 169 customers

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    3.0

    Design could be better

    By Janealane

    from Texas

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Looks good

    Cons

    • Design
    • Performance

    Best Uses

      Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

      My husband purchased this mixer for me. I was very excited. It has power, great attachments, and a beautiful look. I use it often. I have two problems with this mixer. #1 When you are finished mixing, in order to take the attachment off you have to twist and pull the attachment down (which is easy to do) but you get it into your mix and so it isn't a clean finish. The lift mixer would be better for this. #2 When mixing it does not get whatever you're mixing evenly. There is always mixture on the bottom that does not mix in. It is not easy to get in there yourself to scoop that up so that the mixture will catch it. At the price you pay for this mixer, the two problems should not be an issue. Other than that it is a good idea that needs some fine tuning.

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      5.0

      Perfect for Small Time Bakers

      By nab1984

      from Spiro, OK 74959, USA

      Pros

      • Convenient Features
      • Design
      • Easy to use
      • Innovative
      • Performance

      Cons

      • heavy!!!!
      • need a big color selection like the tilt heads

      Best Uses

        Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

        Firstly, my mother has had her Classic Kitchen Aid Since about 1972, over 40 years. It still works like new and is showing no signs of quitting.I will probably inherit it. lol I got my first Kitchen Aid, a 5 qt Artisan, about 5 years ago and it is probably going to last almost as long as my mother's. The only reason mine might have a shorter life is because I bake twice as much as she ever did (her words). I make everything from cakes, brownines, cookies, frostings, and light/soft yheast doughs in that mixer. My only complaint for it is the fact that if I am making a heavier yheast dough, or even some cookie doughs, with it, I have to finish the dough by hand simply because the motor isn't strong enough to handle that weight and do the job correctly. So I have to take the dough out when it has come together but is still really sticky. I almost burnt the motor up a few times and actually got it smoking and smelling once. But, once it cooled down a few hours later, it was just fine and I now know another dough it really isn't equipped to handle. I find nothing wrong with that in reality, it's considered a residential stand mixer and isn't meant for either heavy duty or extended use. Now I have the Professional 600, just got it a few days ago, and I am thrilled. The reason I went with this mixer is because my family and friends have finally convinced me to sell my bakery at the local farmer's market. As far as yheast and heavier doughs go, I only have a few selected to go out at first but I want to make sure everything is mixed right and that breads are kneaded properly. I refuse to put my name to something and ask money for it if it isn't done 100% correct. I also don't want to do my wrists in doing numerous batches a week by hand. So I needed something with more power. I decided on this mixer mainly because it is a KitchenAid. I would have gone with the full commercial 8qt but didn't have the money and read that you have to watch where you plug it in because it can trip circuit breakers in a residential house (it is meant for a commercial kitchen so that makes since). Maybe one day.... :) Back to the Professional 600, I only got it a few days ago and have already put it though it's paces making sure it will do before the farmer's market season really gets going. I started with a simple egg white whipping to hear out the motor to make sure shipping didn't cause any unseen damage. I didn't hear anything out of the ordinary. I worked my way through cake batter, soft cookies, butter cream, very firm cookie dough for molding, plain white bread, egg bread, and finally a whole wheat. This is a work horse To address the noise other's complain about - it's a bigger mixer than the typical version most people get, what did you expect? Silence? Go work in a commercial bakery. I did in college and those big floor mixers and very nice but are VERY LOUD!!!! The bigger the motor the more noise it will make. No manufacture can get around that. To the fact that the bowl can wobble while mixing. It's not screwed into the heavy base of the mixer but is suspended by three points, it's going to move. It's not going anywhere so long as you pay attention and don't through rocks in there. Back to those big commercial floor mixers. Some of them attach in a way that makes you wonder if they will hop off and some of them move too when loaded down. To the fact that it can't knead bread dough correctly. I haven't seen any issues and the spiral dough hook is far superior than the c-shaped one that is basically a carnival ride for dough once it's gets stuck on the hook. Add your flour little by little and be patient. When they say knead for no more than 4 minutes they mean the time when it is really stressing the motor. When the dough looks like batter and still needs a lot of flour, that doesn't count as kneading time because it isn't dough yet. Also, I've made 3 or 4 yheast doughs and one very heavy cookie dough and I did notice that at the end of kneading I would hear the motor struggling a little, it wasn't warm but it was starting to reach the point where it would have to really work to move that dough. So far, when I hear that, I check my dough and it is ready to come out and be shaped by hand or be put in the cookie molds. Trust me, the machine has done all the hard work for you. The little bit of kneading to shape the bread into one nice rough piece isn't hard. And if you see a smaller ball chasing the larger on around the bowl. That's ok. Just knead it into the main one when you shape the dough. You have to listen to the machine just like you listen to your body when you exercise. It helps prevent problems. You also have to realize that nothing lasts forever and lemons do exists. These things happen and cannot be controlled. Do you go yelling at the fridge or car manufacture when it dies the second the warranty is up? No. We actually joke that the thing knows and wants to be sadistic and was waiting for the perfect time to annoy you. These mixers are like everything else. You have to take care of it and, outside of a true lemon issue, that's about all you can do. Assuming I get at least 3 to 5 years out of this mixer, I'm happy. The reason the years are so low is everyone is telling me I won't be able to bake enough for the farmer's market once people starting eating. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they are right. If they are, I figure that I could cram decades of use into far less time. Not to mention I would have an excuse to upgrade my large kitchen appliances. haha. If only I am so lucky. To conclude, KitchenAid is a great brand and, so long as you don't abuse the machine, have it registered from the day you bring it home and be civil when there is a issue, they have some of the best customer service out there. Sorry for the long post, but I get really annoyed when I read reviews that are obviously from people who are not thinking, being impatient, abusing the machine, didn't follow the instruction manual or just have unbelievable standards that nothing can live up to. Yes, some of the reviews sound like genuine problems not caused by the owner and, for those who were civil with the manufacture, it sounds like they got good service. One last thing, when your warranty is up, pretty much every company is going to charge just to tell you what is wrong. When you take you car to the shop to find out what that noise is and they hook it up to the machine and have an answer in 30 minutes, that costs $100 on average. A mixer is smaller so $50ish sounds reasonable for shipping and an answer to find out what is wrong. And the reason these mixers have a one year warranty, KitchenAid knows the use some of these mixers get and that a lot of people don't pay attention to what they are doing. So I can't blame Kitchen Aid for limit their window of being on the hook. So, enjoy your new mixer is you go with a KitchenAid, no matter the model. Just take a deep breathe and learn how to use it. It's worth it. Wish me luck with my farmer's market venture and that my new mixer pays for it self fast. I already love it. Now just to make it work!

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        3.0

        Buy a KitchenAid, just not this one

        By jrm150

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Performance

        Cons

        • Hard to add ingredients
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

          KitchenAid over all is a great brand for mixers, but if you're looking to buy one, get one of the tilt-head mixers. Adding to the mixer bowl is so much harder than it needs to be. There isn't enough clearance to put anything larger than a spoon's worth when the bowl is dropped. You have to completely take the bowl out (and usually take the whisk/hook/whatever off too) to add a cup of flour, etc. The design just makes life harder than it needs to be when you've spent this much on a mixer.

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          1.0

          Breaks under normal use

          By VeryVeryUnhappy

          from Madrid, Spain

          Pros

            Cons

            • astronomically expensive
            • does not deliver value for money
            • Not durable
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

              The kitchenaid mixer is very expensive but not durable and not well designed. My ten month old mixer broke when a plastic gear stripped under normal use mixing bread dough. I do not recommend buying a kitchen aid mixer.

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              5.0

              Love all the attachments.

              By Super223

              from Ohio

              Pros

              • Convenient Features
              • Design
              • Easy to use
              • Innovative
              • love it great power
              • love the 6 quart size
              • Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

                  This mixer is the best. I love the color, I chose espresso, and it is gorgeous. I have owned a kitchen-aid mixer for over 30 years and would not own any other brand.

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                  5.0

                  Great, versatile machine for food lovers and cooks

                  By DBLJ24

                  from NC

                  Pros

                  • Convenient Features
                  • Design
                  • Easy to use
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                  • alignment on 1st use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

                    Great solid product with versatility for baking, cooking, and with the attachments to make pasta, grind, etc. Love that it all comes in one machine!!! Well worth the investment

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                    5.0

                    Love this product!!!

                    By Mommyof4boys

                    from Texas, USA

                    Pros

                    • Convenient Features
                    • Design
                    • Easy to use
                    • Innovative
                    • Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

                        As a mother of 4 young boys, 3 of whom have food allergies, this stand mixer has been a lifesaver when preparing breads, cookies, etc from scratch. It has opened up a whole new world to us and allowed me to explore my abilities and create items for them that they otherwise couldn't have. It is very easy to use, stylish, and just awesome!!

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                        5.0

                        Life Is Good .. My Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Pro Makes It Great!

                        By TheBaldGastronomer

                        from Powell, OH, USA

                        Pros

                        • Convenient Features
                        • Design
                        • Easy to use
                        • Innovative
                        • Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

                            I had a Kitchenaid stand mixer since the 1980's, alas it was stolen. All was not lost, I recently received a Kitchenaid Pro 600 for Christmas and have fallen in love all over again! From homemade bread, pasta and butter. (You read right, my Pro 600 turns out the best homemade butter you've ever tasted.) To homemade sausage, pierogi and tasty desserts, the Pro 600 is the best investment of 2013/14 and beyond! Thank you Kitchenaid .. for continuing to make the best stand mixers ever!

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                            5.0

                            I got a new friend in my kitchen *.*

                            By Orkied9

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

                                I liked it saves work and time. And it is really nice for every day cooking.

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                                5.0

                                great features

                                By Nonnie13

                                from Mid West

                                Pros

                                • Convenient Features
                                • Design
                                • Easy to use
                                • Innovative
                                • Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about KitchenAid Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer:

                                    The Pro 600 series is large enough for 2 batches of bread. We make bread twice a week and are using the mixer at least once a day for other items. I love my Kitchen Aid!!!!

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