KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus Stand Mixer Review
If you want speed and power to tackle the heaviest mixtures and largest batches, the KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is the heavy-duty mixer for your kitchen. A powerful 10-speed with slide controls, combined with a monster 300 W motor gives you complete control over a very fast whip to a very slow stir in a 4.5 qt stainless steel mixing bowl. Designed with a study tilt-up mixer head for easy bowl and attachment installation and removal, the mixer includes a dough hook, wire whip, pouring shield and flat beater with a power hub for additional, optional attachments.
Available in sleek black, white and red, the 26 pounder measures approximately 14 by 9 by 14 inches. Not exactly a lightweight, the solid, all-metal base provides the stability a high-performance mixing tool needs for all your culinary demands, from folding delicate ingredients into fluffy mixtures to completely kneading stiff, heavy dough. Its 67-point planetary mixing action moves beaters clockwise while moving the shaft counterclockwise, to thoroughly mix ingredients with no need for bowl rotation. The large capacity bowl also features an ergonomic handle contoured for comfort while the one-piece pouring shield prevents splatters and makes it really easy to add ingredients while the mixer is on. The controls and features are all so easy to figure out that it opens up a lot of possibilities for the true gourmand.
Keeping clean is not a problem either as all washable parts like the beaters and the bowl are dishwasher-safe. As for the base, simple wipe with a cloth and dry! Minor concerns would be the lack of automatic beater ejector that would make switching attachments a whole lot more convenient. Its heavy weight doesn’t make it easily portable either, but other than that, the mixer is a truly great kitchen aide! Professional cooks, bakers and even amateurs looking to tread into a serious cooking adventure will really appreciate this investment.
If you want culinary versatility and need a reliable right-hand in the kitchen, then the KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus Tilt-Head Stand Mixer may just be the right mixer for you!