KitchenAid KSM150PSER Review

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Review 

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Summary

4.9 out of 5

The KitchenAid KSM150PSER is the Zozanga Stand Mixer of 2015. It currently sits firmly as our #1 Rated mixer, and rightfully so. Over 100-years of technology and innovation have come from KitchenAid to manufacture an outstanding Stand Mixer. This model also rates highly with consumers from dozens of e-Retailers.


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KitchenAid KSM150PSER Introduction

Many years ago, most homes opted to bake cakes and cookies at home and only occasionally bought from the store. Many of these homes had an electric mixer of one type or another. Either a hand mixer or a pedestal mounted mixer. As time progressed home baking withered and the coin was flipped when most cakes and cookies were store bought and a small quantity was made at home. The trend has been gradually reversing and now many homes bake to one degree or other and one kitchen tool that has made a comeback is the pedestal mounted mixer – the KitchenAid KSM150PSER being a very good example of what is available today.

The styling of the KitchenAid KSM150PSER is very retro looking and would not look out of place in a 1960s home. Some of the colors in the range would also look quite at home in the 60s or 70s as well. That being said whilst the design may be retro the technology is right up to date.

The mixing attachments are updated from the very early designs to ensure that the all ingredients are thoroughly and completely mixed. While at the same time the beating attachment and the dough hook have a nonstick coating. At the front of the mixer is a power hub on which several optional attachments such as various style pasta makers and a food grinder.

A very large 5 quart capacity stainless steel bowl provide enough volume for cake making or batch mixing of cookie dough in one go. Adding ingredients as the mixer is operating is easy and mess free due to the included pouring shield. The 325 watt motor has 10 speed options ranging from a slow speed which is the equivalent of hand beating a mix right up to high speed whisking.

Our KitchenAid KSM150PSER Review

Before the KitchenAid KSM150PSER is even ordered, one faces the rather bewildering choice of which color to choose. There are over 20 to choose from. Before making the choice of some exotic color, just consider some of the colors that were very fashionable in the past and just look dated now. However, after much discussion in choosing a color and ordering the mixer, one point that is a plus from the outset is the hassle free packaging.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Controls

Nothing gives one a negative start to anything new like having trouble extricating it from the package. Although cosmetically the style is very retro, due to the technological advances in motors and control systems the whole packages is smaller than early designs with dimensions of only 16.4 x 16.3 x 11.2 inches and it weighs in at 22 lbs. which although is not too heavy it is heavy enough to ensure that it is stable when mixing at higher speeds. A slightly annoying trend is to produce multiple language instruction books of which only 25% is relevant to a user. This means that there is another load of waste paper to store to make sure that the relevant parts are available. However, that is a minor issue when the KitchenAid KSM150PSER is looked at as a whole.

The important question though is how well does it work? The problem being with a mixer is that the mixing can be excellent but the end result such as a cake, can be disastrous and it has nothing to do with the mixing ability of the machine. There are so many other variables to be taken into account such as the ingredients, the oven temperature, the time etc., etc. suffice it to say that this machine was subjectively tested in blending, whipping, mixing, besting and kneading and it passed them all with flying colors. The machine performed well when a double mix was tried. The motor was not under any strain at all and at high speed the KitchenAid KSM150PSER was perfectly stable thanks in part to both the balance of the machine and the non-slip base.

Adding ingredients while the mixer is turning, even at higher speeds, is easy and clean thanks to the included pouring guard. After use the KitchenAid KSM150PSER is easy to clean thanks to the removable parts being dishwasher safe. There are a number of accessories that can be bought that will fit on the KitchenAid KSM150PSER such as an ice cream or sorbet maker, a meat grinder a grain mill, for grinding your own flour, and a pasta roller and cutter to make various shaped pasta including spaghetti and fettuccini. There is also a ravioli maker that both seals and pinches your selected filling into neat individual packages in one simple operation.

The true test of any tool is what users think of it after they have been using it for some time. The KitchenAid KSM150PSER consistently rates very highly among several thousands of users scoring over 4.7 out of 5. KitchenAid have been making mixers for nearly 100 years and this machine is a culmination of all that experience.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Specifications & Pros/Cons

Pros

Cons

Key Features

  • The KitchenAid KSM150PSER is our favorite Stand Mixer – boasting a powerful motor and a wide range of accessories.
  • The price band is affordable – meaning every household can get access to this revolutionary and rather innovative Stand Mixer.
  • Consistently received positive consumer reviews from numerous different e-Retailers; making the KitchenAid KSM150PSER the number one consumer choice for Stand Mixers.
  • We aren’t fond of the instruction manual. The multi-language booklet wastes paper and damages the environment.
  • Powerful 325 watt motor – with 10 variable speeds from the equivalent of slowly beating by hand right up to high speed whipping
  • 1 year warranty – the KitchenAid KSM150PSER comes with a 1 year no quibble warranty replacement warranty – some geographical restrictions do apply so check before purchase
  • Dishwasher safe – removable parts can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. The actual mixer can be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth
  • A wide choice of color finishes – there are a range of over 20 color finishes to choose from
  • Selection of mixing implements – the KitchenAid KSM150PSER comes complete with a nylon coated flat beater, a nylon coated dough hook and a wire whip
  • 1 piece pouring shield – this is a really useful included accessory as it allows for the clean adding of ingredients while the mixer is rotating, without any spills or mess
  • Integral power hub – to allow the attachment of up to 15 different food processing tools including an ice cream maker, a ravioli press which will fill, pinch and seal individual pockets, a pasta roller and cutter and a mill for grinding grain allowing users to make their own flour
  • 5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl – large enough to take a double portion mix in one go

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Our Final Conclusion For The KitchenAid KSM150PSER

KitchenAid have been producing mixers since 1919 and all that experience has gone into making the KitchenAid KSM150PSER 5-Qt. Artisan Series. It is well made and well thought out. The pouring shield is just one example of something that is so simple and relatively inexpensive that makes using the machine so much easier and helps avoid unnecessary mess. On the mixing bowl is an easy grip handle which makes pouring out of the bowl so much easier than with most standard handles that are found on large mixing bowls.

The powerful 325 watt motor delivers a powerful mixing motion while the control system gives it a wide variety of speeds to meet all baking needs. It is useful that the tools are all dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and the nylon coating on the beater and dough hook help prevent sticking when mixing. The stainless steel 5 quart bowl is tough and durable and will take plenty of work and still keep looking good.

A wide selection of optional tools give this, what is on its own a very good quality mixer, an added versatility. The retro design of the KitchenAid KSM150PSER 5-Qt. Artisan will look good in any kitchen for many years to come (as long as the color chosen does not make it look too dated).