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Black Friday is a great time to score can’t-beat deals on electronics — but it’s also a hidden gem when it comes to must-have kitchen accessories.
My initial check of the item’s sale page on Bed Bath & Beyond’s website showed that 379 other shoppers were viewing it at the same time - a true testament to the stand mixer’s popularity and reliability.
And with the limited freedoms that social distancing has allowed so far, the discount on the 325 watt machine gives home cooks and bakers an even better reason to get busy in the kitchen.
Is it really worth the splurge? Let’s find out.
Everything about the design of the KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer is convenient - the tilt-head mechanism allows easy access to what’s inside the bowl attachment and its unique mixing action reaches every part, leaving nothing behind.
Along with a 10-speed control panel, five rubber feet on the bottom of the mixer help stabilize it while in use and protect whatever surface it sits on top of. Plus, the package includes a dishwasher safe flat beater, dough hook, wire whip, pouring shield, and stainless steel bowl attachment.
What reviewers are saying
There’s no doubt that the stand mixer is built to last. In fact, 99 per cent of the more than 33,500 people who reviewed it recommended the appliance for its durability.
“I bought this for my daughter's 31st birthday. I bought mine 30 years ago and it’s still the best,” said one five-star reviewer.
The KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer also seems to be a sought-after gift item.
“I have had this stand mixer for over 30 years. My son needed a mixer and only wanted the one I had. He loves it and so do I. So I bought it for him,” another reviewer wrote. “Guess he will have it for 30 years too!”
Splurge-worthy, or not?
For $250 off retail price, the KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer’s more than 33,500 ratings in favour of quality, value, and ease of use scream “add to cart.” Combined with any of these accessories (also on sale), we say an avid baker can’t go wrong.