If you love pink, then try one of the two popular pink KitchenAid mixers!
You can buy one of the most often purchased Kitchenaid mixers, the Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer as shown above, or if you would like an even heavier-duty mixer, go for the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer as show below.
Both Kitchenaid stand mixers have ten speeds, so you can slowly mix flours at a slow speed, or use the higher speed to whip cream or make bread dough. With such a range of speeds, you can be sure to find the right one for the task at hand.
Also, both mixers have a hub that will allow the use of 15 optional Kitchen aid mixer attachments, which greatly increases the versatility of the mixer. It allows you to add such things as a slicer/shredder, meat grinder, pasta attachments and much more.
To help choose between the kitchenaid pink mixer models, here is a spreadsheet with a side by side comparison of what is the same on the two models, and some of the most notable differences as well.
Besides the size of the mixing bowl, one of the other differences to note is the proprietary planetary mixing action. With the Artisan mixers, there is a 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action, which means there are 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl. With the Pro Kitchenaid stand mixers, there is a 67-Point Planetary Mixing Action. So it has 67 touch points per rotation around the bowl, or 8 more than the Artisan mixer series.
Another big difference between these two pink Kitchenaid mixers is the way the mixer and beater accesses the mixer bowl. The Artisan mixers use a tilt-head design as shown in the picture below.
This allows you to move the mixer head and beater up and out of the way, giving easy access to add ingredients to the bowl. You can Lock the head into place while using it for mixing so it has a closer beater-to-bowl contact making it more efficient.
The pro mixer works differently. Instead of the head of the mixer tilting back, there is a handle on one side that lifts the bowl up and down.
So if you want to add more ingredients, you stop the mixer, lower the bowl and add stuff, then use the lever to move the mixer bowl back up into place for mixing.
As you might have already figured out, this pink version of the Kitchenaid Stand mixer is in honor of the fight against breast cancer. According to the KitchenAid website, they plan on donating $450,000 or more to Susan G. Komen® organization. The amount of the donation is not affected by product sales, but it’s still a nice touch to have one of these mixers.
And if you want pink recipes to go along with your pink mixer, you can through the Pink Recipes for Cook for the Cure page for all kinds of pink tinted goodies.