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Professional 6500 Design™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Medallion Silver

Model # KSM6521XMS

 3.9 out of 5 (15 Reviews)

Available in 5 Color(s)

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Whether you need 13 dozen cookies for the school bake sale or shredded chicken for Taco Tuesday with friends and family, the KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer has the capacity for every occasion. This durable bowl-lift stand mixer was built to last, and features 10 speeds to gently knead, thoroughly mix and briskly whip ingredients for a wide variety of recipes and comes in a variety of colors to perfectly match your kitchen design or personality. Expand your mealtime creativity with over 10 optional hub-powered attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more. Using the flat beater; 28g dough each sold separately.

Features:

  • Model KSM6521X includes - (1) 6 Quart Glass Bowl, (1) F Series Coated Flat Beater, (1) F Series Flex Edge Beater, (1) F Series Coated Powerknead Spiral Dough Hook, (1) F Series 6-Wire Whip, (1) Lid

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Specifications
Bowl
Bowl Size - Quarts 6.0
Certifications
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
Refinement
Exclusive Yes
Configuration and Overview
Mixer Type Bowl Lift
Dimensions
Capacity 6.00
EndecaProps
Status Badge Espot 1Rated
Features
Mixer Type Bowl Lift
Motor Power 1.0 hp High Efficiency DC Motor

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3.9

out of 5 (15 Reviews)

66% of reviewers recommend this product.

Love the power!

Submitted by Chach - 12/2/2019

I replaced a 5 qt Tilt Head machine and love the soft start feature and the power this has compared to the old one. I picked this one for the DC motor and it's really smooth compared to the other one.
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Awesome Mixer!!!

Submitted by Bowlergirl - 10/21/2019

I am so happy with my purchase. Use it almost everyday!!!
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Power and control

Submitted by Baduchi - 10/21/2019

After one month I can not imagine working without it. Enough power and control for any project. The attachments make it a versatile tool.
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Like my 30 year old one better

Submitted by Nieci - 8/25/2019

The mixer does not mix to the bottom, bowl is heavy and very hard to put in place!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Not a fan

Submitted by LCH1 - 7/4/2019

I bought this mixer a little over a year ago via QVC and I wish I had returned it. The glass bowl design does not allow for proper mixing. I have to manaullay stir the bottom because the wisk and other attachments cannot reach the bottom of the bowl. (And yes I've tried adjusting it several times) .... I've never had the metal bowl but would be curious to know if it comes with the same issue.
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Greatttttte

Submitted by Katleen - 6/20/2019

I love my new machine I wish it had more clearance for release blending out of bowl. I have to drop blender in the mixture. That the only dislike.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this mixer!

Submitted by Paula S. - 6/19/2019

I purchased this a few months ago and love it. It has been easy to use, the attachments are also amazing. I can't say enough positive things about this mixer! I will say the bowl the first time I was trying to set it on the arms was a bit scary since the bowl is glass. Now that I have the hang of it, it's a snap!
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It's like having someone help you bake cookies!

Submitted by Crispin M. - 5/8/2019

I had been debating this purchase for about 4 months. After being inspired some time ago by the Great British Baking Show, I started baking cookies and using a hand held mixer. I finally got the top of the line stand mixer and now I'm unstoppable! I'm having great fun and my friends and family are delighted!
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Can only use 5 minutes at a time!

Submitted by Kitchenaidhasfallen - 3/13/2019

Per Kitchenaid after I called. I had my bread dough kneading on the lowest setting for 10 minutes and I smelled baby powder and my mixer was smoking. I called Kitchenaid and they said that you can only use any of their mixers for 5 minutes at a time. It is not written anywhere in the manual or on the box. But it's a sneaky way to get out of their warranty. I asked that my concerns about them hiding this be forwarded to a supervisor and haven't heard back.
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It's a Wonder!!

Submitted by xladyheart - 1/31/2019

My heart has always been with Kitchen Aide and this mixer truly will be my last one. I have the 4 1/2 qt. and the 5 1/2 qt. from when they came out in the 90's. The power is almost like a mixer I would use at work. I am a pastry chef....I also cook. I truly love the glass bowl!
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Disappointment

Submitted by luie - 8/21/2018

KitchenAid has been a household name associated with durability and great workmanship. When I replaced my 21 year old mixer (only to upgrade for more horsepower and a bigger bowl, I was elated). I am a sporadic cook and do not routinely use the mixer, but when I do several times a year it had been proudly used. I have never had an ounce of trouble with my original mixer I got as a 1st anniversary present 32 years ago which I must say still is performing like a champion. My upgraded new "professional series mixer" I purchased after reading false selling points looks beautiful, but one day I began noticing a high pitched whining sound and then an oily residue began to drip into the mixing bowl ruining my food! When I called customer service to inquire thinking they would stand behind their product for lubricant leakage, I was informed this happens because the bearings/gears of the machine if not run on a routine basis THE LUBRICANT looses its viscosity and breaks down causing metal on metal to occur - hence the high pitch and thus leakage. I never heard of this as my 30 yr old KitchenAid stand tilt head mixer has had similar usage and has never had bearings/ lubricant leakage. It was estimated that it would cost approx. $250.00 to ship and repair what was potentially deemed wrong from this phone diagnostic, or I could replace the mixer for a new one paying $359.00 for a valued $750.00. How about the $400.00 I spent on the practically new one purchased 11 yrs ago that failed miserably, really? An inferior product is an inferior product. I never heard of bearings deteriorating from not using it enough to impact lubricants viscosity. If that is the case, why is this critical information not published in the owners manual???????? Important point don't you think? If hassle free replacement for unknown unavoidable lubricant leakage can only be replaced under the warrantee, then don't ever buy an expensive mixer to use unless your a gourmet cook and use it until it dies from usage. Very disappointed. I have always intentionally purchased KitchenAid products dishwashers, mixers, food processors because I truly believed they were built to last and was never disappointed until now. Guess like everything else "for the way made its made" is just a mere selling slogan that truly now means nothing.
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Worked fine but didn't lasted long

Submitted by Finitah - 6/12/2018

I have the artisan stand mixer for over 7 years now and still going strong. I got this model last year because I needed a bigger bowl and the first 2 came defective and customer service was able to assist and fix the issue but now is just simply not working and is a very spensive product to last just a year
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Very NICE :)

Submitted by hoopd261 - 4/11/2018

I bought the Pro 6500 about a month ago and just to say I am a beginner baking cookies and muffins. I find it very easy to use. I JUST LOVE IT :)
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Yes, I recommend this product

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great features

Submitted by elgeredia - 4/2/2018

i bought this three week ago and i am so happy that i did
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Sturdy with great features

Submitted by Lisa B - 12/30/2017

I received this as a Gift from my husband. Great surprise!
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