Every new entrant in the home appliance market aspires to be the next KitchenAid. Even with the ever-growing choice of appliance manufacturers, very few can top the American-made brand, especially when it comes to their iconic stand mixers.
It’s no secret that this company makes some of the most popular stand mixers in the world. Robust build, sleek design, color range, and a mountain of multi-purpose accessories. These machines aren’t just made to look good though. KitchenAid stand mixers, all of which are assembled in Greenville, Ohio are built to last.
Their long life expectancy is partly down to the high-quality materials used to make them. Although this makes our stand mixers really durable, it also means they aren’t exactly the lightest appliances you will ever own.
If you are curious about how much a KitchenAid mixer weighs, then this article is for you. I have tracked down the weight of every KitchenAid stand mixer and shared my findings below.
How Much Does A KitchenAid Mixer Weigh?
The weight of KitchenAid mixers varies from model to model. The lightest is the Artisan Mini, tipping the scales at 18lbs and the heaviest is the Professional 6500 Design weighing 37lbs. The rest lie within this range.
When it comes to any tilt-head KitchenAid, their weight is almost 20-40% less than the bowl-lift counterpart. Here’s a quick look at the weight of every stand mixer currently available in the USA.
|Stand Mixer Model||Weight (Lbs)||Weight (Kg)|
|Artisan Series 5||26||11.8|
|Ultra Power Plus||26||11.8|
|Professional 6500 Design||37||16.8|
Want to learn a little more about each model? Here’s a quick summary of the most popular KitchenAid stand mixers mentioned in this table.
PS: If you are interested in KitchenAid mixer dimensions I have a whole other article covering this topic too!
Gross Weight: 18lbs (8.1kg)
The ultimate space-saving stand mixer. The Artisan Mini is KitchenAid’s smallest stand mixer, tipping the scales at only 18lbs. This makes the mini 25% lighter than its bigger brother, the Artisan 5 Series. Don’t be fooled by its small size though. The Mini produces just as much torque as the bigger Artisan 5 Series, thanks to its DC motor.
Artisan Series 5
Gross Weight: 26lbs (11.8kg)
The original Artisan before the Mini came along in 2008. Artisan 5 remains a popular series of stand mixers from KitchenAid. Equipped with a 325-watt motor, it is perfect for the baking needs of most home kitchens. This is one of the mixers that fly off the shelves all year round, and the color range may be one of the reasons. The KitchenAid Artisan weight clocks in at 26lbs, almost 40% heavier than the Mini.
Gross Weight: 29lbs (13.2kg)
The Artisan Design comes with all the features of the Artisan 5 but with a major difference. These come with a 5-quart glass mixing bowl (with measurement markings) instead of the regular stainless steel. The glass bowl adds about 10% to the overall weight of the KitchenAid Artisan Design. It also makes it the priciest of all the KitchenAid tilt-head models.
Gross Weight: 25lbs (11.3kg)
The first compact model to come out of the KitchenAid factory before the Mini claimed the title. Along with the Artisan, this is a mixer model generally preferred by home bakers with smaller families. The smaller motor (275 watts) may not win you contests for large batch mixing but is adequate enough to get the job done.
Gross Weight: 26lbs (11.8kg)
The Deluxe is an upgrade to the Classic stand mixer. There are a few subtle upgrades with the Deluxe model including a more powerful 300-watt motor and silver-coated mixing attachments instead of the standard white-coated ones. One of the best features of the Classic mixers is the soft-start, something not found on the Artisan mixers. This ensures the mixer starts at a slower speed and gradually builds up to the desired speed preventing ingredients from flying around.
Gross Weight: 29lbs (13.2kg)
The Professional 5 is of the smallest stand mixers in the bowl-lift series at 29 pounds. Bakers who are on a budget will also be glad to hear it is also one of the cheapest as well. These are fitted with a 525-watt motor, which is a noticeable upgrade from the 325-watt Artisan, that makes mixing bread and tough dough a breeze. The first among the bowl-lift series to be fitted with the Powerknead or spiral dough hook and comes with the optional flex beater.
Gross Weight: 29lbs (13.2kg)
Sturdy mixer for the consummate baker. Weighs around 30% less than the Professional 6500 Series. The powerful 575-watt motor makes light work of big batches of dough or batter. The Professional 600 with its 6-quart bowl weighs the same as the 5-quart Professional 5. These machines are 30% lighter than the other bowl lift stand mixers.
Professional 6500 Design
Gross Weight: 37lbs (16.8kg)
Professional 6500 Design is unique in many ways. With this model, we move into the horsepower territory with a 1hp DC motor. The heaviest of KitchenAid stand mixers, it clocks a whopping 37lbs (6 lbs more than the Commercial mixer). The reason for being this is one of the few mixers to come with a glass mixing bowl instead of the standard stainless steel alternative.
Gross Weight: 32lbs (14.5kg)
For home bakers turning professional. This mixer packs a punch with 1.3 hp of power. The Pro Line series are fitted with standard 7-quart mixing bowls. You can use 3-quart and 5-quart commercial bowls along with 6-quart bowls for smaller baking batches. This is the second heaviest stand mixer from KitchenAid.
Gross Weight: 31lbs (14.1kg)
The stand mixer for professional bakers and cloud kitchens as they happen to be NSF® Certified For Commercial Use. Weighing 31 pounds, this bowl-lift model is definitely on the heavier side. Like the Pro-Line, the heavy-duty DC motor packs 1.3 hp, enough to tackle any mixing and whipping tasks you can throw at it.
What Are The Biggest Contributors To Weight?
Curious about what contributes to the weight of a KitchenAid stand mixer? Here are the three biggest contributors to the weight of KitchenAid stand mixers.
By far the biggest contributor to the weight of a stand mixer are the materials used in its construction.
The physical components of KitchenAid stand mixers are made from a tremendously robust (and high-quality) zinc alloy. These are modeled through a die casting process. In the case of KitchenAid, the work is done by PHB, an American casting manufacturer.
As the company is known for making durable and long-lasting products, it stands to reason that the components will be intentionally heavy.
These heavy metal shells offer us a number of advantages.
For one, it makes the mixer extremely durable and capable of withstanding all the wear and tear from active use. The additional weight prevents vibration caused by the machine in action. When you work a stand mixer at high speeds, or whilst mixing thick dough, it tends to cause some level of vibration on the countertop. The weight of the metal exterior acts as a counterweight to prevent mixer walk when the appliance is in use.
Motor & Transmission
The large motor and transmission also contribute to making your KitchenAid heavier than our average budget mixers. In fact, a motor and transmission suitable for the 7-quart Pro-Line, like the one pictured above, weighs 8lbs on its own. That means this beefy motor accounts for 25% of the total weight of the stand mixer!
Of course, much of this weight will be down to the copper and steel alloy of the motor. While they don’t weigh a lot individually, the all-metal gear system will undoubtedly contribute to the weight of the mixer.
KitchenAid doesn’t compromise on the quality of its mixing bowls. Made from thick stainless steel, frosted glass, or high-quality ceramics, these mixing bowls are not only robust but thick and heavy.
They lend their weight to your favorite stand mixer from KitchenAid causing it to weigh more than other brands.
How Much Does A KitchenAid Mixer Bowl Weigh?
The type of mixing bowl you choose will add to the weight of your KitchenAid mixer.
Compared to stainless steel, ceramic and glass bowls will weigh significantly more and increase the overall weight of your stand mixer. These mixing bowls can weigh 2 to 3 times the weight of stainless steel bowls. The Artisan Design series weighs over 10% more than the standard Artisan because of its glass mixing bowl.
|Mixing Bowl Size (Quarts)||Mixer type||Material||Weight (Lbs)||Weight (Gm)|
When it comes to KitchenAid mixer weight, a bowl-lift will weigh more than a tilt head. Even within these mixer types, there is great variance in weight depending on whether it’s a Classic, Artisan, Commercial, or Professional model.
Mixing bowls add to the gross weight of your stand mixers and you’ll find that ceramic and glass bowls are much heavier than stainless steel bowls.