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KitchenAid Artisan MINI Mixer Review

hi guys I’m Jen Jones and welcome back
to the channel I am super excited to
have this mini mixer in front of me it’s
absolutely adorable I can’t wait to get
it out of the box this is the KitchenAid
mini artisan stand mixer I want to make
it clear right off the bat that this is
not a sponsored video though I wish it
was because I had to use my own
hard-earned money to buy this in fact I
bought two of them one for me and one
for one of you unless I don’t like this
then I’m going to be shipping off to I’m
going to put all the details at the end
of the video so make sure you stay tuned
to that now let’s get into the box okay
so let’s get into the box just need a
knife or a pair of scissors to get into
this tape across the top and across the
two sides here I’m gonna make sure
you’re careful with your knife I do not
have the best knife skills so don’t use
me as your inspiration now just getting
that out of here now let’s see what
we’ve got in here right away so we’ve
got some lovely reading material here
looks like the instruction manual
usually there are recipes in here but a
quick scan no recipes in the KitchenAid
instructional manual for the mini but
good thing you guys have me and we have
the easy get ready guide this is the
QuickStart guide number one is plug it
in awesome very helpful and okay so
we’ve got two different paddles here
pull out this first one we’ve got the
dough hook classic kind of look to it
the see look it’s got that metal plating
that it’s got on there looking normal
and regular and what’s fun is we got
here the little mini adorable little
paddle mixer it’s so cute it’s a little
bit different right off the bat is
usually there’s a couple like little
pegs and little prongs on the other
mixers so I wonder how that’s gonna work
out
and now I don’t think there’s anything
else in there so yeah we’re doing the
get rid of that styrofoam and reaching
in here there’s lots more styrofoam and
I think I’m just gonna go right for it
it’s supposed to be only 18 pounds huh
look it’s so pretty
get out of the way box
the way okay here we go here’s our free
mixer oh it’s so pretty
Empire red is apparently this color and
it says that it can make up to five a
dozen cookies on first glance it’s itty
bitty I’m going to grab the classic so
we can compare the sizes but also here
if we unlock that we’ve got the whisk so
it comes with the three different
attachments and the whisk here and the
bowl is I think 3.5 quarts so it’s a
little bit smaller than all the other
ones but let’s check it out in
comparison with the classic because the
classic is what it’s compared to not the
artisan which is kind of weird artisan
mini but compared to the classic not the
artisan let’s see what that means okay
I’ve got the classic sized up against
the mini and when they are kind of face
to face you can definitely tell the size
difference now the classic I have had
for about six years and I’ve put it
through the wringer it’s made hundreds
and hundreds of cakes and cupcakes it’s
got some bruises it’s got some blemishes
but it’s doing excellently and it’s
stuck with me for all this time now I’m
going to go through some of the specs
the boring stuff but you know some
people want to hear that apparently we
can make five dozen cookies like I said
off the box that said that in the little
mini and it says in my classic I can
make six and three-quarter dozen cookies
I’ve never tried that but now I need to
I has the same power as the classics and
it’s 250 Watts so it’s got that all
squished in here very interesting and
they also say that it’s 20% smaller than
the classic which is a grand total of
1.7 inches can you believe it 1.7 inches
smaller and it’s 25% lighter than the
classic so that equals an 8 pound
difference the little mini here is 18
pounds so when you’re doing your workout
lifting it from the ground to the top
the ground to the countertop you’ve got
18 pounds or you can be lifting the
classic which is 25 pounds a much better
workout now ladies you know what I’m
talking about if you want to accessorize
your kitchen it comes in lovely colors
such as a honeydew guava glaze and
orange sherbert there’s 10 different
ones you can get and the classic comes
in two black and white and over the
years I had to accessorize mine with
some little polka dots
now the power hub at the front is the
exact same as all of the other mixers
and the
twelve different attachments fit into
the power hug which is awesome the one
attachment that doesn’t work though is
the ice-cream maker because it goes in
the bowl and the bowls too big for the
mini mixer unfortunately they both have
ten speeds and the mini has what they’re
calling a soft start so you know when
you accidentally hit your Start button
to be too fast too soon and your icing
sugar flows all over yeah I’m going to
test that see if that actually works a
slow start the bowl capacity is three
and a half quarts on the mini and if
they say it will do about one loaf of
bread and then KitchenAid says that the
4.5 quart size on the classic is going
to do three and three-quarter loaves of
bread how do we get a 3/4 of a loaf not
quite sure they both have tilt heads so
a tilt head is just simply it comes up
like that instead of lifting the bowl so
they’re both tilt head that’s the boring
stuff now let’s see what it looks like
compared to all four of the mixers so
I’ve got all four of my mixers here up
on the counter so we can do a bit of a
size comparison because like I said
before when the minis sitting by itself
you can’t actually tell how many it
really is so here I’ve got my pro 5 Plus
this is my biggest mixer that I have the
main difference with it is that it’s a
bowl lift instead of a tilt head and its
height is sixteen point five inches and
it’s definitely my tallest now the
classic and the artisan are the exact
same height apparently and they are 14
inches in height and then the mini comes
in and obviously the smallest at twelve
point three inches now I really want to
see what this mini can do so I’m going
to start using it now so now I’m going
to put the mixer through the testing
portion I want to test three things they
say that it has a slow start so I’m
going to test that I also want to test
its ability to make a bread so I’m going
to be testing the power and I also want
to test its capacity so I want to see if
it actually can make all the five dozen
cookies that the box says it can so
first up I’m going to do the slow start
so in here I’ve got some of my vanilla
buttercream recipe I’ve got some extra
icing sugar and some milk here on the
side so I’m going to turn it down into
here I’ve let the butter and I
sugar already inside have locked the
back here I’m going to add some milk in
just because I want to be nice to the
mixer I’m a little bit worried and I’m
kind of regretting my decision already
I’m going to add a little bit more of my
icing sugar in here and make sure we’ve
got enough and we can always add more
afterwards so the slow starts supposed
to start slow hopefully it presents that
big puff or prevents the big puff from
coming out of it let’s see what it does
here we go oops okay that did not
exactly go to plan pro tip don’t turn
the mixer on to full blast if you’re
trying to test the soft start so I’m
going to try it again obviously and I
think the big trick is to just start it
on the low button so I’ve got it locked
and I’m also prepared this time just in
case add some milk into our mixture here
and our icing buttercream and turn it on
to the slow one and let’s see how it
does oh look that’s how it’s supposed to
work now we’re going to test capacity so
I have half of my batch of my cookie
recipe in here it’s supposed to make
five dozen so we’re going to see how it
handles it I’m going to add in the rest
of my flour at this point I’ve got most
of my wet ingredients mixed in so I’m
going to add in the rest of my flour and
then after I mix this all in I’m going
to add the chocolate chips and that’s
probably going to be a challenge so what
I’m going to be looking for is whether
or not it hops around on the counter and
kind of it starts to strain and you can
tend to hear that when a Kitchen Aid
starts to strain so let’s see how it
does
so I’ve got my biggest batch of a cookie
dough in here it’s supposed to make five
dozen cookies like it says the
KitchenAid is going to be able to hold
and if you can hear it it is starting to
strain a little bit which makes me a
little bit concerned but what I am
noticing is not hopping on the counter
sometimes when you have too big of a
batch in your bowl you’ll notice that
the KitchenAid starts to jump but I
haven’t added the chocolate chips yet so
I’m going to add the chocolate chips and
turn it on and do that gradually and see
how it does once the chocolate chips are
in
mark char likes the chocolate chips too
much
overall it did a decent job I think that
it’s it didn’t tend to mix everything
you can see that it’s still got this big
chunk here without the mixed in but
overall it’s pull this up see if you can
have a big disaster here overall it
mixed it up pretty well and it didn’t
strain very much now let’s make sure
that we’ve got five dozen cookies in
here so I’ve got the bowl removed here
and you can see that it’s quite full I’m
going to try to count out to make sure I
made enough I’m not sure that I would
want to put any more than this into the
bowl I think we’re kind of maxing it out
with this so I’ve got two in there and
I’m just going to count it out to make
sure I get to a five dozen so at the
bottom here I’m almost up to my five
dozen at the bottom it’s a little bit
dry so I’m having to mix them a tiny bit
so that just means that the beater
didn’t get all the way down to the
bottom to incorporate everything and
that’s probably what that peg is for
when we’re using the regular mixers and
that helps to mix the ingredients a
little bit better than it was here but
what you could also always do is just
mix it by hand afterwards after you’ve
got that because not all the mixers do
completely mix everything anyways also
if you can find a flex edge beater those
ones kind of help to they’ve got that
little silicone bit on the end that
wipes the edge here of the bowl so I’m
coming up on I think I’m going on about
58 now 59 and I think I’m going to end
up at exactly 60 we might be able to get
61 out of here but it did an excellent
job other than that little bit at the
bottom that didn’t quite mix in properly
I think the capacity of it is pretty
bang on so what we’re going to do next
is do the little bit we’re going to make
the actual loaf of bread we’re going to
try the dough and the dough hook so now
we’re going to make the dough for a
single loaf of bread we’re going to be
using the dough hook this is a hook for
the dough of the KitchenAid attachment
not Captain Hook’s hand but I guess you
could use it for that so we’re just
going to slide it in here into the lock
system lock give it a little bit of a
twist and in my bowl I’ve already got
flour sugar yeast and salt happening
turning that on low and while that’s
mixing I’m going to add my warmed
ingredients here milk is some air sorry
bread is something that I’ve been
experimenting with a little bit more
lately I’m having a lot of fun with it
so I’m excited to see what this mixer
can do with the loaf of bread they do
definitely give the mixers a little bit
of a challenge when it comes to adding
more flour in so I’m going to let this
mix for about two minutes so I’ve been
mixing it on a medium speed for a couple
of minutes you are going to have to
scrape the sides of the bowl a couple of
times but that’s pretty normal for par
for the course now I’m going to add in
my additional flour here couple more
cups here I leave a little bit still
want my bread to be to dry now I’m going
to turn the mixer up to a high speed and
mix it until the dough starts to form a
nice ball
so the ball of dough is just starting to
form around the hook it still looks a
little bit sticky so I’m going to add a
little bit more flour a couple more
tablespoons and then I’m going to let it
continue on a low for about eight to ten
minutes until it’s completely kneaded
and a nice soft dough ball and then
we’ll check back in after we’re done
kneading we’ve got a nice little bit of
dough here stuck around the dough hook
so you just pull it off use some extra
flour nice and fluffy there didn’t seem
to be any problem to the mixer handling
the dough so let’s I’m going to actually
bake this up for myself and then I’ll be
back to show you some of the thoughts
that I had on the mixer overall so as
you can tell I was pretty impressed with
what this little machine can do but
let’s talk money because that’s what it
comes down to now the pro at the back
here it retails for about five hundred
dollars u.s. the artisan retails for
four hundred and thirty dollars and
we’ve got the classic coming in at the
cheapest and it’s three hundred and
fifty dollars now the mini comes in at
four hundred dollars so it’s got the
same power and the same capabilities as
they are as the classic does mostly but
is about fifty dollars more so if the
size of it is necessary for you then
definitely this is an awesome investment
it’s made for people who like have small
kitchens and people who are off to
university in college if you want to
continue your baking when you head out
there it’s definitely the perfect gift
the perfect present the perfect
investment for somebody like that I
loved that it was lighter it was easier
to move around but what I was a little
bit disappointed in was the size of the
bowl and that’s simply because yes it
can do the five dozen cookies in it but
I know for sure that I wouldn’t be able
to double a cake recipe and obviously
that’s pretty vital for what I do so
great great thing for young people and
people starting out and want something
that’s cool for their kitchen now I’m
going to try to help add something to
your kitchen I’ve got the giveaway for
one of you I’m going to grab it here
here we go
we’ve got the matte black KitchenAid now
for
give away what you have to do is you
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KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer Buyers’ Guide

How many watts is the KitchenAid mini stand mixer?

There are 250 watts in the KitchenAid mini stand mixer.

How to adjust the KitchenAid stand mixer?

Your KitchenAid stand mixer must be properly adjusted to avoid wearing off the coating on the beater or wearing out the wires on the whip. If your mixer is well adjusted, then the flat beater will not touch the bottom or the sides of the mixing bowl. To adjust the motorhead, start by sliding the locking lever to the unlock position. Use your hand to guide the motorhead down. Once it is completely down, slides the locking lever to the lock position. Before you start to use the mixer, try to raise the motorhead to ensure that the lock is fully secure. To adjust the beater to the bowl clearance, turn the motorhead back and flip the screw counterclockwise to raise the beater, or clockwise to lower it. Properly adjust the beater so that it doesn’t touch the bowl.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.