This massive, highly effective mixer excels at mixing heavy dough and batters, however, it isn’t nice at smaller jobs.
The KitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is a good selection for individuals who make a variety of bread or dense cookie dough or who prefer to bake in massive batches. Compared with the Artisan, it has an even bigger bowl, stronger motor, and added heft. It additionally takes up more room and runs a lot louder than our high choice, and it prices extra, nevertheless it’s a workhorse that’s so reliable it’s usually present in skilled kitchens.
The KitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is formidable equipment when you bake steadily or in massive portions, whether or not that’s hearty batches of bread, dozens of cookies, or massive layer desserts. A giant mixer with a giant footprint, the Pro has an extra highly effective motor than the Artisan and may breeze by means of powerful duties. But it’s additionally considerably louder than our high choice and heavy sufficient that it’s greatest left completely on the countertop.
The Pro 600 mixer is a taskmaster designed to sort out huge jobs, which, together with the truth that it’s much more sturdy than the Artisan, is why it’s typically present in eating places and check kitchens. The spacious 6-quart bowl is greatest for duties like making a number of loaves of bread—helped by the spiral-shaped PowerKnead dough hook, which was higher at retaining dough within the bowl fairly than pushing it up across the gear and spring. The heavy-duty motor powered by means of nearly all our check batches. However, as a result of the Pro’s bowl is bigger than the Artisan’s and has a lot wider backside, the whisk couldn’t make full contact with a single egg white or whip a ½ cup of cream.
While there’s additionally a 5-quart bowl-lift mixer in KitchenAid’s Pro-Line, we don’t suppose it’s value getting over the Pro 600 for the smaller dimension, as a result of the Proline isn’t meant for whipping one egg white. If you’re keen to pay extra for the additional mixing energy, we expect it’s greatest to go for the larger bowl, since bigger tasks are the place that highly effective motor will actually come into play. If you don’t bake dense doughs and massive batches, you’ll discover the Artisan continues to be sturdy sufficient to do something you want, whereas additionally being extra compact and cheaper than both the 5- or 6-quart Pros.
Like the KitchenAid Artisan, the Pro 600 has a hub for further attachments like a pasta maker or a meat grinder, that are bought individually. The similar attachments will work on each the Artisan and Pro strains interchangeably. The Pro additionally comes with a pouring protect that slides on conveniently to forestall components from forking out of the bowl.
Unfortunately, the Pro 600 Series was by far the loudest, highest-pitched mixer in our testing lineup. That stated, this machine is a beast, in a great way. Like the Artisan, it comes with only a one-year guarantee, however, in our expertise working with it in business kitchens, it should final for a few years.