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KitchenAid Mixer Bowls: Mystery Uncovered

KitchenAid Mixer Bowls

KitchenAid mixer bowls are one of the most important features when it comes to purchasing one of those seductive mixers. It’s so easy to be spellbound by these beauties and forget all about your own practical baking needs.

But the bowl capacity dictates the amount of batter you can mix or dough you can knead in one go. Whatever your needs may be, KitchenAid has got you covered. Their stand mixers come in various models, offering a range of bowl sizes starting from a capacity of 4.5 quarts up to 7 quarts.

And that’s not all. You can also choose between a stainless steel and a glass bowl, depending on the mixer series you select. Your bowl got damaged somehow? No problem, just get a new replacement bowl and you’re good to go.

Heavily into baking? An additional bowl will make things easier, and a bowl cover will allow you to store your mixture in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

The Trophy KitchenAid Glass Bowl

KitchenAid Glass BowlIn March of 2009, the KitchenAid glass bowl was introduced to celebrate KitchenAid’s 90th Anniversary. As a result, the 5-quart Artisan mixer is available with either a standard stainless steel bowl (Artisan, Artisan Custom Metallic) or a glass bowl (Artisan Design series).

This 5-qt glass bowl can also be purchased separately and will fit any of their tilt-head mixers except the Accolade. Note that it’s not designed for the lift-bowl mixers.

The KitchenAid mixer glass bowl offers some advantages over the stainless steel one. Being transparent, measuring lines were incorporated into the design which means that most of the time you don’t need measuring cups – less mess to clean up!:)

The glass bowl also features a pouring spout, a tight-sealing lid and a wide handle for comfortable gripping. Microwave- and freezer-safe, it can even be cleaned in your dishwasher.

Quintessential KitchenAid Stand Mixer Bowls

If you’re on the hunt for a new stand mixer, keep in mind the mixing capacity each mixer has to offer. Here are the various KitchenAid stand mixers available, listed in descending bowl size and capacity.

The KitchenAid 7-quart mixer was created with raging bakers in mind. This NSF certified Commercial mixer features a 16-cup flour power rating and allows you to mix a whopping 14 dozen cookies, over 8 pounds of dough!

The KitchenAid 6-quart mixer Professional 600 series (KP26M1X/P) features a 14-cup flour power rating and allows you to bake up to 8¼ loaves of bread, 13 dozen cookies, or mash up to 8 pounds of potatoes at once.

KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart stand mixers (KSM150PS, KSM155GB, KSM152PS) feature a 9-cup flour power rating and let you mix 4 ½ loaves of bread, 9 dozen cookies, or mash up to 7 pounds of potatoes in one go. Based on the little information we were able to find, the 5-quart bowl of the Pro 500 (KSM500) features a 9-cup flour power rating and can mix 4 ½ loaves of bread, 9 dozen cookies, or mash up to 6 ½ pounds of potatoes. The 5-quart bowl of the Professional 5 Plus (KV25G0X) on the other hand features a 12-cup flour power rating and lets you mix 6 ¾ loaves of bread, 10 dozen cookies, or mash up to 7 pounds of potatoes. Go figure…

The KitchenAid 4.5-quart mixer Classic, Classic Plus and Ultra Power series (K45SS, KSM75, KSM95) and the Pro 450 (KSM450) feature an 8-cup flour power rating and can knead enough dough to bake 3¾ loaves of bread, 6¾ dozen cookies, or mash 6½ pounds of potatoes at one stretch.

The New KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowl

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing BowlThis double-wall insulated work bowl can be used as a standalone or as a mixing bowl. Temperature controls allow you to adjust heat from 70°F to 222°F, and a timer will maintain your chosen temperature for up to 10 hours. Perfect for tempering chocolate, the bowl can also be used to proof bread, melt cheese for fondue or make yogurts and soups.

The KSM1CBL Precise Heat mixing bowl for bowl-lift stand mixers fits KitchenAid Professional, Professional Design Series and Pro Line bowl-lift stand mixers.

The KSM1CBT KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowl for tilt-head stand mixers can be used with the KitchenAid Artisan, Metallic Series and Design Series tilt-head stand mixers.

KitchenAid Mixer Replacement Bowls

You can also buy additional or replacement KitchenAid mixer bowls, there are over 10 different models to choose from, depending on their compatibility with your stand mixer model.

6-Quart KitchenAid Mixer Bowl

KN2B6PEH with ergonomic handle: Fits bowl-lift models that start with KD26, KP26 or KT26.

5-Quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer Bowls

K5ASB: Fits models K4, K5, KSM5, KSM50, KSM500PS, and KSM450.
K5ASBP for bowl-lift mixers: Fits models K5, KP50 and KSM5.
KN25PBH with flat handle for bowl-lift mixers: Fits models KV25G0X, KV25G8X.
KN25NSF: This bowl is NSF certified and fits models that start with KM.
K5THSBP with handle: Fits only models that start with KSM.
K5GB: This KitchenAid mixer glass bowl comes equipped for battle with a handle, pouring spout, measuring lines and tight-sealing, dishwasher-safe lid. It also multitasks and can safely go into the microwave or the freezer. Prepping, mixing, heating, storing and even serving can all be accomplished from one single sturdy vessel… and it’s gorgeous too! Fits all tilt-head models with the exception of theAccolade.

4 ½-Quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer Bowl

K45SBWH with handle: Fits models that start with K45, KSM90, KSM103, KSM110, KSM150, KSM151 or KSM152.

3-Quart KitchenAid Mixer Bowls

Expand your mixer’s flexibility with this smaller bowl.
KB3SS: Fits models that start with K45, KSM90, KSM103, KSM110, KSM150, KSM151 or KSM152.
KN13PB: Fits only models that start with KN15E1X.
KitchenAid Bowl Combo WhipKN3CW bowl & Combo whip designed exclusively for the following 5- and 6-quart bowl-lift stand mixers: KB26, KD26, KL26, KP26, KT26, KV25, KG25. Perfect for whipping up small batches of egg whites or cream, or for mixing single batches of batter, filling, or dough. The accompanying combo-whip combines the functions of a wire whip and a flat beater so you can knead dough and whip cream effortlessly using the same attachment.

Mixer Bowl Accessories

Water Jacket (K5AWJ)

KitchenAid Water-Jacket BowlThe KitchenAid Water-Jacket Bowl is designed exclusively for bowl-lift design stand mixers. Built-in hooks hold the bowl securely to the mixing bowl and prevent any accidental movement. All you need to do is place this unit beneath a standard mixing bowl and lock it in using the built-in hooks.

Fill the water jacket around the bowl with ice when mixing whipped cream, making homemade ice cream or other cold confections. Fill with hot water to maintain the ideal temperature when creaming mashed potatoes or making gravies and sauces.

KitchenAid Mixer Bowl Covers

Use these bowl covers to store your mixer accessories out of sight, or to cover leftover cookie batter, mashed potatoes, or cool-rise yeast doughs for chilling in the fridge. They are dishwasher safe, but only on the top rack.

Select a KitchenAid glass bowl for your tilt-head mixer and display the lot on your kitchen counter. Everyone will think you’ve won a trophy! Or simply get a replacement or an additional bowl to add versatility to your mixer. Either way, now that you’ve uncovered all the mystery surrounding KitchenAid stand mixer bowls, have fun with them and cook up a storm!

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