The KitchenAid 5K45SS Classic stand mixer is an excellent mid-sized appliance that is perfectly suited to performing a range of mixing tasks from beating eggs to kneading doughs. Its optimised tilt-head design is incredibly user friendly and its included and optional attachments allow it to produce a huge range of products.
Above all else, KitchenAid has built the 5K45SS to offer top-notch performance that can be used for many different mixing tasks. To do so, they have employed a direct drive connection to the motor, that allows for all of its power to pass directly into the mixing tool in use.
Combined with its 10 speed settings, this allows for fine-tuned control over the Classic stand mixer and it can output speeds ranging from 58 RPM at the lowest speed setting up to 220 RPM at its top speed.
The lower speeds are ideal for processes that involve slow mixing and stirring, making them perfect for combining wet and dry ingredients while the top speeds are ideal for whipping and beating air into mixtures, allowing them to be light and fluffy.
To ensure it can meet the demands of a variety of different users, the 5K45SS is equipped with a few useful and versatile accessories, including a:
These accessories allow the 5K45SS to produce a wide range of products from pasta and bread doughs to fluffy meringues and silky smooth cake batters. As a result, it’s an appliance that can be used very broadly for much more than just baking, while still nailing the basics.
Additionally, if you want to get even more from the Classic stand mixer, KitchenAid produces a fantastic selection of optional attachments, These can be purchased alongside the mixer and can expand its functions even further to produce ice creams, ground meats and spiralized vegetables to name just a few uses.
Ensuring that the Classic stand mixer can handle plenty of use on a frequent basis, KitchenAid has designed it with durability in mind.
For starters, the body of the mixer itself is made of metal with a smooth satin painted finish. As a result, it’s easy to clean and wipe down, while remaining resistant to scratches and dents.
Additionally, the parts are also manufactured to a high standard from a combination of stainless steel and BPA free plastics. The mixing bowl, in particular, is well-produced and benefits from being made fully from stainless steel, ensuring it won’t wear heavily over time.
Besides being well built, the 5K45SS is designed for user convenience and features a surprisingly useful tilt-head mechanism. This allows for the top of the unit to tip backwards and away from the mixing bowl, making it much easier to see how a mixture is progressing.
This design feature also makes removing the bowl much easier than a fixed head, which typically requires the mixing tool to be removed along with the bowl.