Cuisinart 7-Quart Stand Mixer SM-70 : This heavy-duty Cuisinart 7-Quart Stand Mixer has the power, capacity and precision to conquer any job your recipes require. Super strength 1,000-watt motor and extra-large stainless-steel bowl tackles food preparation with professional ease. With 12 speeds and 3 accessories you can easily mix and whip up dinner for a hungry crowd or even knead up to 15 cups of flour for bread dough. The auto shutoff countdown timer means you'll handle each job with timing perfection. Optional attachments can be purchased separately. Includes how-to DVD and more than 60 recipes. Full five-year motor warranty, limited three-year product warranty. 14 1/2"L x 8 1/4"W x 14 1/2"H. Sturdy die-cast metal unit weighs 20 1/2 lbs. with bowl and attachments. Model: SM-70. Product Features Ultimate power 1,000-watt motor handles the heaviest mixing jobs with ease Extra-large 7-quart stainless-steel bowl holds triple recipes and huge batches 12 speeds ensures the just-right control you prefer Tilt-back head makes it easy to attach accessories 15-minute countdown timer with digital precision and auto shutoff for perfect results 3 power outlets for attachments: High-speed for blender and food processor, Mid-speed for citrus juicer, Slow-speed for large meat grinder and pasta maker Includes tools for all mixing, whipping and kneading tasks Fold function designed for folding in delicate ingredients Professional chef's whisk aerates ingredients for lighter, fluffier meringues and scrumptious desserts Flat mixing paddle mixes the thickest batches of cookie dough with precision and ease Dough hook smoothly kneads homemade breads, pastries and pizzas Wide-pour spout on the splashguard eliminates splatters and keep countertops clean Bowl's two sturdy handles make lifting and balancing a full bowl simple Optional attachments can be purchased separately Includes 7-quart stainless-steel bowl Chef's whisk, Dough hook, Flat mixing paddle, Splashguard How-to DVD with food expert and author Maureen Petrosky (approximately 75 minutes) Instruction book Recipe book with more than 60 recipes
I had noticed this beauty in the store long before my old faithful Kenwood died in a cloud of smoke during holiday baking this year after years of battle duty . As I was in the thick of things, I had limited time to research and was convinced by an article in Cook's illustrated (which preceded the introduction of this machine on the market) to go for the KitchenAid 600 Pro mixer. However, when I loaded the biscotti dough from my dead machine into the new KitchenAid, the load knocked it off its pins and heaved the dough onto the counter. I didn't have much luck with multiple batches of shortbread either. Same problem. Although my five quart Kenwood had been handling exactly the same multiple batches for years, the KitchenAid clearly could not. I took it back and bought the Cuisinart 7 quart. It had no problem muscling through multiple batches of bread and cookie dough. Although I was leery of Cuisinart 's newness to the field, I'm now sold.
KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer KP26M1X : Driven by a potent 575-watt motor, KitchenAid's largest, most powerful mixer can handle even stiff, heavy mixtures, and the 6-quart stainless steel bowl is large enough for double batches of cookie dough. Makes up to 8 loaves of white bread, 13 dozen cookies or 8 lbs. of mashed potatoes. Product Features Bowl-lift mixer style Rugged, die-cast all-metal construction provides sturdiness required to support the raw power of this machine Direct drive transmission for durability Commercial motor protection for many years of reliable service All-metal gears Soft Start helps prevent ingredient splash-out and flour-puff at startup 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir High-performance, 67 point planetary mixing action insures ingredients are thoroughly mixed without frequent scraping or rotating bowl 14-cup flour power 6-quart mixing bowl capacity Electronic speed sensor maintains selected speed regardless of load Multi-purpose attachment hub Locked rotor protection - safeguard for the motor by automatically shutting down if the mixing action becomes obstructed 575 watts Model number: KP26M1X 25 lbs. 11 1/4"W x 14 1/2"D x 16 1/2"H. Assembled in the USA 1yr free of charge warranty Includes Professional wire whip Burnished flat beater and dough hook Clear, two-piece pouring shield with enlarged chute for easy addition of ingredients 6 Quart stainless-steel bowl with contoured handle Burnished PowerKnead spiral hook - handles 20% more dough than previous models
Although this mixer mixed single batches beautifully, it is simply not up to multiple batches (two or more) of stiff dough. Knocks itself right off its pins and heaves dough onto the counter. I went for the new 7 quart Cuisinart after this one failed miserably and put it through its paces (e.g. double batches of bread dough and savory biscotti dough using 8 cups of flour, 5 cups of Parmesan, 2 cups of butter, etc.). It begged for more. My kind of machine.