KitchenAid has created and sold thousands and thousands of appliances – all of which have proven perfectly useful for everyday homeowners.
Two of the their most favored accessories include the Classic Plus and the Artisan. Today, I’m here to give you a closer look at both of them – their similarities and their differences.
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What makes the KitchenAid Classic Plus and the KitchenAid Artisan the same?
Every stand mixer needs to capable of completing most of the primary functions. To do so, the mixers need to come with features such as a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, and a 6-wire whip. Luckily, both the Classic Plus and the Artisan contain these mechanisms.
What else categorizes these two mixers as ALMOST the same?
Both appliances come with over ten different attachments readily available for purchase. Some attachments allow for pasta cutting, others allow for meat grinding, and still others allow for ice cream creation. The sky is the limit.
Both appliances come with a clear bowl that attaches to the bottom of the mixer. The tilt-head design mechanism allows for easy access to add ingredients into the bowl at any time during the mixing shenanigans.
Both appliances allow the mixer to start up softly, avoiding splashes from the mixed ingredients at all times. In addition to this, both appliances can speed up to whip around the ingredients almost as fast as you desire.
What makes the KitchenAid Classic Plus and the KitchenAid Artisan different?
There aren’t a TON of differences to the two appliances, but there are definitely enough to sway you in your decision-making process.
As far as the KitchenAid Classic Plus goes, this mixer houses a 4.5 quart-sized bowl. That means that a little over five dozen batches of cookies can be made in one swift mixing session. About three loaves of bread can be made, and a little over five pounds of mashed potatoes can be made, too.
On the other hand, the KitchenAid Artisan can make over eight dozen batches of cookies, about four loaves of bread, and over six pounds of mashed potatoes in one sitting.
Back to the KitchenAid Classic Plus. This appliance does have a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, and a 6-wire whip. However, the KitchenAid Artisan has an additional feature: The pouring shield. If you don’t want things bouncing back at you, you might want to highly consider this option.
Unfortunately, the Classic Plus does not have a handle on the side for easy access – but the Artisan does.
Another unfortunate aspect of the Classic Plus is that homeowners are limited to neutral colors, such as silver and white. On the other hand, the Artisan mixer has a wide variety of color options, making it convenient for your kitchen décor needs and your overall personality as a homeowner.
The Artisan also has extremely powerful speed settings wired into it, ensuring that every operator can even stir the driest and the wettest ingredients together without a single mess.
The beater and dough hook that come with the Artisan are also dishwasher safe and friendly.
Lastly, the Artisan allows for the ultimate mixing experiencing, assuring users that every ingredient will be incorporated into the mixture with the full rotation setting.
On the downside, the Artisan is a little bit on the pricey side. Coming in at $379.99, many first-time homeowners are unable to afford such an expensive mixer to start. If you’re looking for something a little bit more affordable, lean towards the Classic Plus side and purchase the mixer at $199.99.
To sum up, if you’re looking to purchase a grade-A stand mixer, either of these options will fit the bill for your appliance.
It all depends now on your budget and the features you want your kitchen aid to have.
Remember, most of the features in both appliances are generally the same – it’s just evident that the features and the design choices you are faced with are more intricate in the Artisan versus the Classic Plus. But, rest assured, both appliances will make you super happy in the end.
Have fun choosing the right stand mixer for your home; and once more, remember that if the Classic Plus is perfect, but you want a little extra OOMPH, just save up for a little bit and you’ll get it! In the meantime, indulge in your Classic Plus, because it, too, is magnificent.