The kitchenAid Ksm3311XAQ Artisan miniseries stand mixer is definitely the perfect gift, the perfect present and the perfect investment for you and for your loved ones. It’s a great stand mixer for people who are young or people starting out and want something that’s cool for their kitchen. You can still have it as a powerhouse in the kitchen, just with a smaller footprint.
Available in 8 colors- Aqua sky blue, Bird Of Paradise, Guava Glaze, Honeydew, Hot Sauce, Ice Blue, Liquid Graphite and Matte Gray.
All are very beautiful colors but you can choose that suits your personality and kitchen the best.
25% lighter, 20% smaller footprint compared with KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer. It measures 12.3 inches tall, 7.8 inch wide and 12.3 inches deep (16 x 15.8 x 10.6 inches).
1.7 inch smaller and 8 pound difference then classic stand mixer. You will love how it will fit under your cabinets and you can even tilt the head back fully without having to get it out from its spot under the cabinets.
Weighs 19.76 pounds that is also comparably very less so it is easy to hold, carry and move from one place to another.
The KitchenAid Ksm3311XAQ Artisan mini series stand mixer is definitely low in size but it still beats the stand mixers in its power. With 250 watts power there will be no problem in whisking, mixing and kneading. Everything will come out to be great and perfectly mixed. The best feature we have been loving in the kitchenAid mixers is their low noise feature and they have maintained it in the mini as well.
It comes with 10 speed controls. All speed has the soft start feature which automatically starts the mixer at a lower speed to help avoid the ingredients from coming out of the bowl. You will however feel the need to push the knob a bit harder to change from speed to speed but we believe that is because of a strong grip the customers can have on the knob. Although the bowl looks slow, it will easily mix up a regular batch of cookie dough.
Turn it on at a slow speed for soft mix.
Just like all stand mixers you will get a 3.5 quart stainless steel bowl but no handle so you will have to use your hand to turn, hold and pick it up. To lock the bowl in the stand mixer, twist it to the right and it will lock nicely. . You can easily make 5 dozen cookies in this 3.5 quart bowl. (6 wired) whisks is to whip cream and egg whites, a paddle attachment is for cookie dough and cake batters. The dough hook is for bread and pizza dough. The one thing we find disturbing was you will have to stop and scrape the bowl every few seconds it seems or things won't get fully mixed, unless it's a very liquid batter. They are all dishwasher safe but you will want to wash the wired whisk by hand. The stand mixer can be hand washed by a scrub or a cloth.
It also has a lever in the front on the head of the stand mixer for extra attachemnts. Remove the screw, then the plate and you can attach any one of today’s kitchenAid extra separate attachments like a spiralizer, meat grinder or pasta maker. It cannot be attached to an ice cream maker.
The kitchenAid Ksm3311XAQ Artisan miniseries stand mixer is the best heavy duty stand mixer and is extremely useful for the home bakers. You can mix a lb of flour and make giant loaves with this mixer - attachments are great for cake batters and whisked mixtures. Chances are, you don't need one of the bigger machines unless you're baking for more than six people. It will be a perfect gift for a couple, or a couple pairs of roommates who like to bake.
While we were testing the mixer we heard the wire whisk hitting the bowl, if yours does the same then it means it is a little too low. You can make height adjustments by tilting the head back and you will see the screw right there and you can turn the screw with your screwdriver just a little bit. Put the head back down and see how high and low the attachment is. It will be good to go with small changes.
You will get a Quick Start guide to help you deal with the stand mixer if this is your first time handling any, otherwise it is a very convenient machine and you won’t need it.
The tilt-head as came into market everyone wants just the tilt-head stand mixers because it makes the life so much easy and there will be no extra work to do after, with extra work we mean the cleaning due to all the mess and dirty hands we have been touching on stand mixer to fit in bowls and attachments. Now the tilt-head has also made it very easy to assemble in and out the bowls without removing the attachments.Use the knob on the side to unlock and just lift up the head. Put it down and turn the knob to lock it back before the use. The knob in previous models used to be made of plastic but this mixer knob is made of stainless steel and now it looks fancier just the right look from the right amount you will be paying for it. To summarize we will only say this mini mixer is absolutely adorable. It’s got the same power and the same capabilities as the classic stand mixers do mostly. If the size of the stand mixer is necessary for you then definitely this is an awesome investment. It’s made for people who have small kitchens and for people who are off to universities or college and want to continue baking when they head out there. You are buying this mixer for the compact size not the power, if you don’t have much counter space and you want to leave this and venture out then this is a decent option. If you have an average family or want it for business we will not recommend this, you should go with other larger models. Quick tip: wash the bowl 2 to 3 times with soap for good hygiene before the use.