As far as kitchen essentials go, KitchenAid is on par with Le Creuset in terms of their veritable cult followings among home cooks. So when one of its most popular appliances, the KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer, goes on sale, it’s kind of a big deal.
And this isn’t just any old discount — it’s more than 50 percent off its original price thanks to a Walmart closeout discount. The retailer appears to be getting rid of its last few cranberry-colored mixers, which explains the major price cut. Usually listed for $429.99, the mixer is currently just $219.99. That’s a savings of over $200!
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For the uninitiated, this mixer is top-notch when it comes to preparing everything from cookie dough to meringue. With 10 optimized speeds for mixing, kneading, and whipping, the mixer is incredibly powerful and versatile.
Plus, its five-quart stainless steel mixing bowl makes it easy to whip up large batches. For example, it has the capacity to mix enough dough for nine dozen cookies in a single batch. It also features a smart tilt-head design that lets you easily access the bowl to add ingredients or manually mix the batter. When you’re ready to blend again, the head locks right back into place.
Finally, once you own a product from the KitchenAid Artisan Series, you can utilize other attachments that work with the device, including food grinders and pasta makers. With these, you’ll basically have 10 appliances in one.
It’s no surprise that the mixer has amassed so many perfect reviews on Walmart’s website. It has an overall 4.9-star rating and more than 26,000 five-star reviews. Shoppers say it’s worth every penny and actually improves their baking skills.
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to invest in your own KitchenAid stand mixer, now is a great opportunity to buy the high-caliber device at a more reasonable price (so long as you like its berry-inspired color). But you’ll have to hurry to get in on the deal. There’s no telling how much longer the mixer will be in stock.
Buy It! KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer, Cranberry, $219.99 (orig. $429.99); walmart.com
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