KitchenAid® Professional 6500 Design Series Stand Mixer

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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


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

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's like having someone help you bake cookies! I had been debating this purchase for about 4 months. After being inspired some time ago by the Great British Baking Show, I started baking cookies and using a hand held mixer. I finally got the top of the line stand mixer and now I'm unstoppable! I'm having great fun and my friends and family are delighted! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-05-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from The newer stand mixers are inferior quality This is my 3rd Kitchenaid stand mixer. The first one was over 20 yrs old but I wanted to upgrade to a bigger unit. My 2nd mixer is a 6qt with the stainless steel bowl and after only a few years the motor gears were worn smooth so it’s useless. Is Kitchenaid using foreign metals to make their machines because I’m not the only one this has happened too. The same thing happened to my sister in laws 6qt. My 3rd and final Kitchenaid is the 6qt with the glass bowl. I was smart and purchased the extended warranty, however this darn bowl is so heavy but worse yet it doesn’t mix well at all. The bottom of the bowl doesn’t even get touched. I’ve been constantly lowering the bowl to scrape it down. Furthermore, the rubber gasket ripped off by the third using. WhT the heck is going on Kitchenaid????!
    Date published: 2019-05-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features, great power! I bought this model in (2016?) after my first KitchenAid died. I really like it and it does everything I need. I have to pay attention not to overmix because of the power, my old 5 qt tilt head did not have that problem. Two issues, only about 3 uses after getting it, the seal around the bowl began to break off, I finally had to cut part of it. The second issue, the glass bowl is very heavy, not a problem before brain surgery but now it is almost too much! KitchenAid, please make a SS bowl for this model!
    Date published: 2019-04-16
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just so disappointed I replaced my still-working 5qt with this work horse of a 6qt (I passed my beloved 14 year old 5qt on to my daughter) and after well over a year of owning this monster, I'm still so very disappointed in how this one does not hold a candle to the smaller ones. I'm considering trying to sell it and repurchase a 5qt that I know will mix ALL the ingredients of whatever is being mixed.
    Date published: 2019-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, great for heavy mixing. I'm very happy that I got the glass bowl. So easy to see if everything has been completely mixed together. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't do it! Bad designs & no help from KitchenAid If you want a mixer to sit on the counter and look pretty, go ahead and buy this mixer. If you actually use this for the workhorse that a 6qt mixer can be, keep shopping. The inside of the mixing bowl has chipped repeatedly with normal use! have we eaten this glass? Who knows? I wasn't baking with car parts! KitchenAid knows this glass is an issue: none of the beaters get anywhere close to the bottom of the bowl so you will constantly be incorporating the last of the ingredients by hand from bread dough to egg whites. And the rubber ring around the outside edge is impossible to keep clean. It's not removable and food and water get stuck underneath. If you wash too aggressively, it peels and fails. There is a 6 qt model with a metal bowl and it actually costs less. If you like the look of glass, get the lift head model. This mixer was a disappointment and not nearly as useful as my last model that worked for 15+ years. And if you want to bite the bullet and replace the bowl just to get you through the baking season? Nope this glass bowl is out of stock and the only metal bowl available for this model is 3 qt. What? Customer service could offer no solutions and wouldn't even trade down for the less expensive metal 6 qt model. High and dry - no fresh bread for Easter!
    Date published: 2019-03-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Glass Bowl I agree with the reviewer from 2 years ago. You really need to have a stainless steel bowl option instead of the glass bowl. I knew the first time I used it that this was going to be a serious problem for me. It is far too heavy, difficult to attach and it is very difficult to clean the little pieces of smear that accumulate on the bowl during the proofing of bread sponge, even if I try to clean it immediately. I bake a lot of bread. I believe most of my older friends will have the same complaint about the heavy bowl and my younger friends won't like the hefty price tag. The primary reason I purchased is that I have hundreds of dollars in attachments.
    Date published: 2019-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I’ve had it for a couple of months and would highly recommend the the larger mixer. The power is so useful. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-10
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  • Are stainless steel bowls also available for this product?

    Asked by: weo2
    Hi weo2, If you want a 6 quart stand mixer with a stainless-steel bowl, you should consider the Professional 600 Series instead:
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-04-05
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