KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design Series Stand Mixer

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Summary

Meet the first KitchenAid mixer to combine a dramatic glass bowl with the convenient bowl-lift mechanism preferred by most professional bakers. Our Professional 6500 Design Series stand mixer also boasts the company’s quietest motor for preparing commercial-size batches of batter and dough. Finished in your choice of high-gloss metallic colors, the mixer makes a stylish addition to your kitchen. Expertly hand assembled in Greenville, Ohio, home of KitchenAid since 1919.

  • 1.0-horsepower high-efficiency DC motor delivers consistent power for mixing tasks from small to large.
  • Heavy-duty 6-qt.-cap. glass bowl with measurement markings accommodates dough for up to 13 dozen cookies and over 8 loaves of bread.
  • Lift mechanism raises and lowers the bowl.
  • Planetary action allows attachments to spin independently while making continual rotations around the bowl for thorough mixing.
  • Ten speed settings range from very slow stirring to very high beating.
  • Heavyweight die-cast zinc construction ensures a lifetime of dependable mixing.
  • Power hub on head accommodates more than 12 optional attachments for everything from rolling out fresh pasta to juicing citrus.

Stand Mixer includes:

  • 6-qt.-cap. glass work bowl.
  • Flat beater.
  • Dough hook.
  • Wire whip.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Die-cast zinc and aluminum housing.
  • 14 1/2" x 13 1/4" x 16 1/2" high.
  • 29 lb.
  • This product is intended for use in the United States and Canada and is built to United States electrical standards.
  • Designed, engineered and assembled in the USA.
Use & Care

Care

  • Work bowl is dishwasher safe.
  • Beater and dough hook are dishwasher safe.
  • Clean base with damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
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Shipping Information

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  • Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad bowl beater fit 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 [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Machine 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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but.. Great mixer, quiet dc motor, tons of power. Wish Kitchenaid made a pouring shield for the 6qt glass bowl. Mixer came with the flex edge beater but even by adjusting the bowl height it doesn't reach the bottom of the bowl. All in all I would recommend it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consumer Reports rating is spot on! 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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-09-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's like my child. I love it despite its flaws I've been in the food service industry for 15 years and my wife used to own restaurants, so we've been planning out our dream kitchen for a long time, and this was the stand mixer I settled on. I'm also a tinkerer, so I've had the unit apart a few times to diagnose and remedy some problems that I had encountered. After a year of rigorous use and troubleshooting, here's my verdict: THE BAD: The way to test the height calibration of your KitchenAid mixing bowl is with what they call the "dime test" (the standard paddle should be close enough to the bottom of the bowl that when a dime is placed inside, it is pushed a quarter of the way around the bowl every time the blade passes.) To avoid people adjusting the glass bowl too high and cracking it with the mixer blade, they have made it impossible for the glass bowls to adjust high enough to pass the dime test, forcing me to choose between using the glass bowl and scraping down the sides far too frequently or purchasing the metal version of the 6 quart bowl which can hug the beater blades appropriately. If you're going to market this product towards professionals, at least treat us like professionals. Also, my unit made a persistent, rhythmic clicking sound. It sounded just like one of the front perpendicular spiral bevel gears had a burr that was clicking every time it meshed. After taking it apart, I discovered that it was nothing more than the unsecured metal collar around where you connect attachments pushing the bevel gear too far back. Sliding it forward before tightening the bolts almost entirely eliminated the noise. The slight imperfections that are expected when dealing with heavy cast metal parts bring me perfectly to... THE GOOD: Whether you're baking a couple loaves of bread or making a whole gaggle of cookies for Christmas or a bake sale, this thing delivers firm, consistent, reliable power. The included bowl was trash for smaller recipes, but that's not what this was made for. Besides, after spending a little extra to get a metal bowl, it is now precise enough to give me an even mix no matter if I'm doing 20 creme brulees or 2. Further, not only is the DC motor quieter on speed 10 then the lower tier AC motors are on speed 1, but this monster has power and it shows. It scoffs at even the most demanding doughs and batters. Pretzel batter is tough and thick enough to pave sidewalks with. The last time I made a batch of a couple dozen or so, the Pro 6500 didn't even break a sweat. I had mentioned the concerning noise it made before. Any fears I had about shoddy craftsmanship were immediately abolished when I cracked this thing open. A Phillips screwdriver took off the top and an H15 star took apart the rest, and let me tell you, this thing is built to last. The beefy, all-metal, 90°, spiral bevel gears that drive the paddle are fed through beefy, all-metal, planetary reduction gears. The motor itself, a robust, brushed, permanent magnet motor bucks the current trend of using overengineered lightweight components in favor of a combination of machined and cast metal parts that are designed with reliability and longevity in mind. I feel confident that I can continue to put it through it's paces for the next 60 years and still be able to pass it down to my kids or grandkids. I waited a long time for my very own stand mixer, and I could not be happier with my decision.
    Date published: 2018-08-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought this to replace my 30-year old KitchenAid mixer which ran flawlessly for years. I am less than pleased with this model. This mixer came with the trim around the motor (with the setting numbers) unglued and loose. The whisk attachment does not reach the ingredients at the bottom of the bowl despite my adjusting the bowl height as described in the manual. This makes the whisk attachment unusable. Not the quality I expect from KitchenAid. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-08-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from KitchenAid can do better I bought this mixer in 2013 and was using it to mix rye bread dough today (8/19/18) and the housing covering the gear assembly sheared off while the mixer was mixing the dough. The part that holds the mixing attachment on was part of the assembly that was sheared-off rendering the mixer unusable. Poor design and unacceptable manufacturing quality. In addition, when the mixer was working, the glass bowl had a tendency to come off of the mounting bracket while mixing dough. I would expect that the mixer would last more than 5-years given the price.
    Date published: 2018-08-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kitchenaid can do better Bought this stand mixer in November 2013 - was mixing rye bread dough today (8/19/18) and the metal housing covering the gear assembly sheared off rendering the machine useless. I would think that given the price of this mixer, it should last for more than 5-years. In addition, the glass mixing bowl has a tendancy to come off of its mounting when mixing bread dough.
    Date published: 2018-08-19
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