Meet the KitchenAid KV25GOXER Stand Mixer – It is not just efficient but technologically superior too. Plenty of unique features and practically zero ownership caveats make this stand mixer an absolute must have. Find out what makes the GOXER so special…
Many years ago most kitchens had a stand mixer in them. Most cakes and cookies were home baked. Perhaps because our lives became busier home-made gave way to store-bought. Now there seems to be a new enthusiasm for home baking. With that new found enthusiasm kitchen appliance manufacturers are competing against each other for a share of this growing market. One company that is competing highly effectively is KitchenAid. That are using well designed, technologically advanced appliances in that battle. A very good example of what they can offer is the KitchenAid KV25GOXER stand mixer. Not only is the KitchenAid KV25GOXER a serious and very efficient stand mixer the styling makes it look like one as well.
The contra-rotating mixing action is just one example of what KitchenAid can offer. In basic terms the shaft rotates on way and the mixing head the other. What this means for the mixing action is that each revolution the mixing head touches 67 different points around the bowl. This ensures that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed – no need to keep stopping the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure that everything is incorporated in the mix. Added to that the powerful 450 watt motor has 10 different electronically controlled speeds to ensure that the mixing speed can be set to the best speed for what is being mixed, including a slow fold speed that reproduces hand folding ingredients. In addition to being a very good stand mixer the KitchenAid KV25GOXER has a power take off on the front. This allows a variety of different tools to be added to the mixer to benefit from the power that the very efficient 450 watt motor can deliver and increase the versatility of the mixer. When looking for a good quality stand mixer, the KitchenAid KV25GOXER should definitely be one of the first on your list.
KitchenAid are very popular stand mixers, 18 out of the top 20 selling stand mixers on Amazon are made by KitchenAid. The KitchenAid KV25GOXER measures 19.5 inches x 17 inches x just over 13 inches and weighs 30 lbs. the KitchenAid KV25GOXER comes complete with a stainless steel whisk and a coated flat beater and coated dough hook. The coatings on the tools help to stop the ingredients being mixed to stick less and make for easier cleaning.
One of the main differences between the KitchenAid KV25GOXER and tilt head stand mixers is that the head on the KitchenAid KV25GOXER does not tilt, it is in a fixed position. Instead what happens is that the 5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl fits on 2 pins and is lifted up to the mixer with a handle. There are 2 advantages for this system being used, firstly the 450 watt motor is quite heavy and lifting the bowl up to the mixing head requires much less effort. Secondly the fact that the head id fixed rather than being able to pivot give the mixer greater stability when mixing thick, heavy mixes such as dough. In addition to having 10 speeds, the mixer also has a separate stirring position that is a slow speed to enable additional ingredients to be added to aerated mixes without losing all the lightness.
A very useful aspect of the speed control system is the ‘soft start’ feature. This allows the mixer to be set at the top speed that you want to use. What happens is that the speed starts slow and the gradually steps up to the set speed. Saving you having to stand there and gradually keep increasing the speed. The mixing action of the KitchenAid KV25GOXER is exceptional. Due to the fact that the shaft rotates in the opposite direction to the mixing attachment. When beating the beater has 67 points of contact every revolution. This means that during the mixing you do not have to keep stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure that everything is incorporated properly. At the front of the head of the mixer is a hinged cover that allows access to the power take off. This is for attaching a variety of different attachments that make the KitchenAid KV25GOXER in to a food processor, utilizing the power of the 450 watt motor.
Available attachments include a heavy duty food grinder which will grind meat, hard fruits and vegetables, a fruit and vegetable strainer, a sausage stuffer, a rotary slicer and shredder, a grain mill, a citrus juicer and a pasta roller with 3 attachments to make 3 different types of pasta. The KitchenAid KV25GOXER comes with KitchenAid’s ‘no hassle’ warranty. If at any time in the first year you have a problem with your KitchenAid KV25GOXER it will be replaced with a new mixer free of charge and KitchenAid will collect the faulty one from you. The mixing bowl, and the coated beater and dough hook are able to be cleaned in a dish washer. The whisk should be washed by hand.
Speed sensor that maintains a constant mixing speed no matter how thick the mixture
Soft start feature gradually builds up the mixing speed
Stir setting for slow speed incorporating of ingredients
Overload protection to protect the KitchenAid KV25GOXER should it become too hot
The KitchenAid KV25GOXER does not come with a splash guard as standard – it is an optional extra.
The mixing action – the contra rotating mixing action means that for every revolution of the mixing head, the flat beater has 67 points of contact. This ensures that all the ingredients are fully incorporated in to the mix without have to keep stopping to scrape the side of the bowl
450 watt motor – ensures that there is plenty of power to mix even the stiffest mixture
Soft start – allow you to set the maximum speed that you want to mix at, the mixer will then start off slowly and gradually build up the speed to the setting. This avoids splashes or puffs of flour getting splashed out on to the kitchen counter
Stir setting – this is a slow speed similar to hand stirring speed to allow for adding ingredients in to a aerated mix without losing the lightness of the final mixture
1 year ‘hassle free’ warranty – if during the first 12 months your KitchenAid KV25GOXER develops a fault KitchenAid will send you a new KitchenAid KV25GOXER and collect the faulty one
Power take off point – the KitchenAid KV25GOXER can be easily converted in to a food processor by fitting a variety of optional attachments to the front power drive
Dish washer safe – the stainless steel mixing bowl, the coated beater and coated dough hook can all be washed in a dish washer
The KitchenAid KV25GOXER is a powerful and flexible mixer that is both well designed and well built. For a refreshing change the KitchenAid KV25GOXER is assembled in Ohio. The highly effective mixing action ensures that ensures that every part of the bowl is covered. This means that there is no need to keep stopping as you are mixing to make sure that there are not ingredients left on the side of the bowl which need to be scraped off by hand. The electronic speed control system for the 450 watt motor incorporates a ‘soft start’ feature that gradually builds up the speed of the mixer to the speed that you have set. This avoids having flour puff out or wet ingredients to splash out. The stainless steel mixing bowl has a carrying handle that allows you to pour out your mixture with one hand. And when you are finished with your work the stainless steel mixing bowl and the coated beater and dough hook can be cleaned up in the dish washer. Users of the KitchenAid KV25GOXER are very happy with it. On Amazon it scores 43.5 out of 5 from nearly 600 reviews with nearly 90% of users rating it either very good or good.