KitchenAid is an American brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation. They are known for their kitchen utensils and tools, but most notably their stand mixers. And their stand mixers are very well made, in my personal opinion. KitchenAid was started by the Hobart Corporation in 1919.

Herbert Johnston, an engineer working at the Hobart Corporation came up with the idea of making a stand mixer after watching a baker struggle to mix dough. In 1914, they began development on the project, and shortly thereafter, the model “H” mixer had been completed and was launched for industrial work.

Egmont Arens was hired in the 1930s to design a series of mixers that were meant to be low-cost models. The result of this was the production of the Model “K”. This model showed streamlined lines for the first time, and this standard design from KitchenAid hasn’t changed much since. In fact, in 1997 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art chose the KitchenAid stand mixer to be an icon of American design.

Now if you think that the KitchenAid is simply just a mixer, you’re definitely not taking advantage of its true potential. You can find all sorts of attachments for your stand mixer. Whether it be a food processor, pasta roller, food grinder, sausage stuffer, or juicer, you can create virtually anything you can think of with just one machine. You can even purchase a heat-precision bowl for tempering chocolate!

I’ve had my KitchenAid for years and it’s never missed a beat. It’s been one of the few things I can actually say have been a great asset in the kitchen for Vanessa and I. For the most part, there are two main styles of stand mixers that KitchenAid offers. The first is the tilt-head model, which is the type we own. This one allows you to unlock and tilt the top of the mixer back so you can add your ingredients directly to the bowl.

The other style of stand mixer is a bowl-lift design. It basically picks the bowl up and brings everything directly to the beaters. It’s better for those larger more heavy-duty baking sessions, due to the fact that it can utilize a larger bowl.

A typical KitchenAid mixer is going to cost you between $300 – $500 for most models. Of course those figures could increase substantially depending on your needs. However, when their stand mixers were first introduced, they had a price tag of $200! That’s like paying over $2,500 for a mixer now days!

Lastly, KitchenAid has a large assortment of colors you can choose from if you’re in the market for a stand mixer but just have to have something in a shade of purple, or blue, or green. Well, you’re in luck.

Need your mixer to match your favorite dogs eye color, or perhaps you just really want your refrigerator and your mixer to look like different size twins? Not a problem!

Currently, you can find the most common variety that KitchenAid sells in 36 different colors. This doesn’t even count things such as store exclusives, limited-edition colors, or partnerships. One that I would like to bring up is the petal-pink machine, which helps support Susan G. Komen’s fight to cure breast cancer. It’s so awesome to see the foundations that are doing this research get the funding necessary to find a cure for diseases such as this. Our family knows first hand the benefits these foundations provide.