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KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer 5KSM177ANK review

Priced at $1099.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (60%) and ease of use (40%).

Performance View more details.

We whisk egg whites using the whisk attachment; mix a cake using the K-beater, heavy-duty beater or scraper beater; and make pizza dough using the dough hook attachment. All tests are weighted equally.

Ease of use View more details.

We assess how easy it is to use the controls and read the labelling, lift and lower the head, remove and replace the bowl and mixing tools, add ingredients while the machine is operating and clean removable parts and the main unit.

Whisk score View more details.

We assess the whisk tool by whisking egg white.

Beater score View more details.

We assess the beater by mixing cake.

Dough hook score View more details.

We assess the dough hook by mixing pizza dough.

Noise (dB) View more details.

Noise is measured at arm's length from the mixer when it's operating at its highest speed.

Availability View more details.

Tested model' means you ought to be able to find this in retailers. We check availability every time we test. Discontinued models are still listed for information.

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Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks-and-mortar shops for options.

Number of speeds
Bowl type
Stainless steel
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD) View more details.

Dimensions are taken with the mixer positioned with the controls at the front, and include the bowl.

36 x 36 x 22
Weight (kg) View more details.

Weight is measured including the cord, bowl and beaters.

Bowl capacity (L)
4.8 / 2.8
Wattage (W)
Dough hook
Splash guard View more details.

A cover that helps prevent splattering the contents of the mixing bowl.

Bowl lock
Spring-loaded motor head View more details.

This feature allows for an easy lift, as the spring takes the weight for you.

Dishwasher safe View more details.

Whether the main parts, such as the bowl and accessories, are dishwasher safe. It's best to refer to the manufacturer's instructions as not all accessories are dishwasher safe.

Extra outlet for optional attachments View more details.

Some models come with slots for extra attachments such as a mincer, juicer or food processor. These sometimes come with the product, or can be bought as optional extras.


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