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Professional 6500 Design™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Sugar Pearl Silver

Model # KSM6521XSR

 4.3 out of 5 (20 Reviews)

Available in 6 Color(s)

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The KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer features a powerful, 1.0 HP Motor. Horsepower for our mixer motors was measured using a dynamometer, a machine laboratories routinely use to measure the mechanical power of motors. Our 1.0 horsepower (HP) motor reference reflects the horsepower rating of the motor itself and not the mixer's horsepower output to the mixer bowl. This robust motor, the backbone of our new mixer, delivers .4 HP to the bowl enabling your mixer to deliver consistent power to small and large loads with less heat build-up; resulting in years of dependable mixing. When combined with and guided by our new advanced motor control board, this is our longest lasting and most efficient motor yet. Simply put, our new, highly efficient, special purpose motor delivers the power you need when you need it.

Features:

  • Model KSM6521X includes - (1) F series coated flat beater, (1) F series coated PowerKnead spiral dough hook, (1) F series 6 wire whip
Specifications
Configuration and Overview
Mixer Type Bowl Lift
Mixing Speeds 10.0
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
Bowl
Bowl Size - Quarts 6.0
Dimensions
Capacity 6.00
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Status Badge Espot 1Rated
Features
Motor Power 1.0 hp High Efficiency DC Motor

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4.3

out of 5 (20 Reviews)

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

GORGEOUS WORK HORSE!

Submitted by Nana 2 8 - 7/18/2019

When you want a perfect sponge cake you need a great machine. Lemon egg yokes and perfect whites are a snap with this pro.
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Easy to use, great for heavy mixing.

Submitted by Jolene56 - 3/25/2019

I'm very happy that I got the glass bowl. So easy to see if everything has been completely mixed together.
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Solution

Submitted by Carrie J. - 11/16/2018

I've just read all of the one star reviews, and want people to know how I solved the problem of the beaters not beating all of the ingredients, especially on the sides and bottom. I received this mixer as a gift in mid-December, 2017, and experienced the non-mixing problem right from the beginning, even after setting and re-setting the set screw. My solution was easy because all of the beaters, whip and dough hook from my old (1972) K5A mixer worked perfectly with this new mixer. I know that not everyone has these old beaters, but with KitchenAid being so unreliable in their responses, perhaps these old-style beaters can be found online. Or perhaps KitchenAid has them available on their website. Good luck.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Bad bowl beater fit

Submitted by Zippy297 - 10/24/2018

The mixer it's self if fabulous! None of the beater attachments reach the bottom of the bowl. After speaking with the company I was told this is due to having a glass bowl and safety concerns related to the glass. That disclaimer needs to be made before purchasing the mixer and bowl configuration. They did make it right and give me a free stainless steel bowl however I would never have purchased this bowl had I known. To understand just how far the bowl and the beater attachments are apart think about not being able to cream butter and sugar or not being able to whip egg whites! There is so much ingredient left st the bottom of the bowl that constant scraping would be necessasry to incorporate all of the ingredients. I would recommend this but not with the glass bowl
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Amazing Machine

Submitted by jsmith1980 - 10/21/2018

Received this as a wedding present. I've used it a handful of times and it's only been a month. I imagine I'll continue to use it, making bread, muffins, cookies etc. It doesn't hesitate when it is loaded full. It's a strong and useful machine, I would recommend for anyone that bakes regularly.
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Consumer Reports rating is spot on!

Submitted by ecr113 - 9/26/2018

I bought this as a frivolous addition to my kitchen appliances and am so pleased. I am a subscriber to Consumer Reports and this version got the highest rating in the category, which is what drove my decision to buy this version. What put it over the edge was the rating for quietness; I will typically be using it to make the icing for cookies for my son's class after he has gone to sleep. I used it for the first time today and love it. The ratings were right, it is surprisingly quiet. It makes mixing to easy! The only drawback was that the blade doesn't quite get to all the ingredients; there were some dregs that needed to be combined in the overall batter. It is also a little difficult to get ingredients in the bowl. These complaints are minor and the benefits and ease this appliance brings make it well worth the investment. I'm so glad I made the purchase.
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Facile d'utilisation

Submitted by Melanie 19 - 4/14/2018

Tres facile a comprendre pour faire fonctionner magnifique pour faire de la pate a pizza ou du pain maison
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Love it!

Submitted by Givi - 4/4/2018

Never knew baking could be so fun and easy! Looks beautiful on my counters!
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Amazing

Submitted by Dsweitzer - 2/28/2018

I received this as a gift. I love my mixer. It makes the best cookies and cakes. I will never use anything else
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I like everything about this machine except

Submitted by Samsy - 2/22/2018

They only thing I don't like is the lock in bowl system for two reasons. First the bowl undoes easily when you try to carrie the unit together and the second one is you can't make the arm raise to have easy access to the bowl.
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Amazing results!!

Submitted by Nanasharona - 2/22/2018

This is a dream mixer! Best Valentines gift ever! I have the 6500 professional and love it. The 6 quart bowl hold so much dough and mixing is a breeze! I bought the sheet maker and make zucchini lasagna in minutes. Peels and spirals like butter. Eating healthy is now a pleasure!! Thanks so much Kitchenaid! And my 15yo mixer went to my daughter. She loves it and it's so beautiful to this day! So glad I was taught about quality being investment. Thanks
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Large!!

Submitted by Mommk - 1/29/2018

Needed a new kitchenaid since my other smaller one had gear issues and couldn't be fixed easily. This one is much larger and good. A little louder than I expected, given the reviews from others.
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Disappointed

Submitted by Camillesg - 1/28/2018

I was so excited to get this big professional machine for Christmas. I am a bread and cake baker and was looking forward to being able to tackle larger batches. Even after adjustment, I still have to encourage the dough to get it kneaded properly around the kneading attachment. Forget trying to make a normal size recipe. I'm glad I kept my 5-qt for those. I'd have to constantly stop the machine to scrape the bottom or it would not get incorporated. I do like the beater with the scraper on it. But I'm generally disappointed in the machine.
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Quiet & Powerful

Submitted by Neeta - 1/19/2018

The reviews were right! This machine runs very quietly while executing a lot of power to mix cookie batters and large yeast bread batches. I'm so happy that I opted for this model.
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Excellent time saving appliance.

Submitted by globug - 12/30/2017

I was given my Professional 6500 Design Mixer a couple of weeks before Christmas and I love it. I have made 6 batches of cinnamon rolls, cookies, and dinner rolls and they all turned out wonderful. The mixing was easy and the clean up was wonderful.
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THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY!

Submitted by Dina22 - 12/26/2017

I purchased this as a gift for my baker hubby and he was thrilled! If you can dream it, you can bake it! Everyone who considers themselves bake worthy needs this mixer. #Kitchenaidmixer #cantlivewithout #kitchenmusthaves
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Solid performance!

Submitted by Monique56 - 12/10/2017

The ease of working with this machine is impressive. The motor runs very quietly and the power is very sustained. The included spatula paddle has proven to hold a lot of benefits when mixing creamy batters, and the clean up of the glass bowl appears to be much easier than a stainless steel unit. Another very heavy duty model from Kitchen Aid.
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Great Mixer

Submitted by Lori Covert - 12/8/2017

My second KitchenAid mixer. Love it more than the first. Best one ever.
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Lots of power

Submitted by Megwen - 12/3/2017

Received this as a gift a few weeks ago since my 1st one died after 15 years of great times. The bowl is much bigger which is great for my large batches but it is heavy and I only have the option of one size rather than the two bowls of my previous Kitchen Aid tilt head. The extra power is great; it mixes with much ease. So far, very happy with my new mixer. Only time will tell.
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Good Machine

Submitted by MicheleR - 11/27/2017

I purchased this a month ago. Good machine. Does everything I need it to do. Glass bowl is a little heavy. I wish they made a stainless bowl to fit this machine. The beater clicks when using, otherwise pretty quiet.
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