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KitchenAid Professional 5qt Mixer Vs Artisan 5qt Mixer

Which KitchenAid mixer is better? The KitchenAid Professional 5qt Mixers or the Artisan 5qt Mixers?

Both mixers are great choices. They both come with a powerful motor and a large bowl capacity. Both models also feature two speeds (high/low) and variable speed control.

So, which model should you choose? Well, it depends on your budget and preferences. If you want a high-quality mixer at a reasonable price, then go for the professional version. On the other hand, if you prefer a cheaper option, then opt for the artisan version.

In the following table, you will get to know all the important specifications of each model:

Model Name:KitchenAid Professional 5qt MixerKitchenAid Artisan 5qt Mixer
Model Number:K5PSL2 / K5PSL2HGKSM150PS (metal), /KSM150PSC (champagne)
Designation:Professional 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand MixerArtisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer  (with Splash Guard)
Model Type:Performance 4-Cycle, Continuous Duty, Commercial GradePerformance 4-Cycle, Continuous Duty, Commercial Grade  Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl Capacity (Flat/Dough):2.25 + 2.25 + 2.25 + 1 = 7.75 quarts2.00 + 2.00 + 1.00 + 1.00 = 6.00 quarts
Included Bowl Lift and Pouring Shield:YesYes  (pouring shield not included)
Motor Type:Commercial-Duty, Heavy-Duty AC Motor with 3 Power Levels
Power Level Settings (Speed):3 Power Level Settings – Slow, Medium, Fast– 
Stand Mixer Color:Silver Metallic (Metal)Silver Metallic (Metal)  / Silver Metallic (metal) / Champagne (metal)
Bowl Color/Finish:White Plastic/Plastic Coated MetalWhite Plastic/Plastic Coated Metal  / White Plastic/Plastic Coated Metal  / Champagne (metalized plastic)
Product Weight:30.2 pounds/31.6 pounds (HG) = 61.8 pounds33.4 pounds  (hg)/34.7 pounds (hg) = 72.3 pounds
Warranty:Full 5 years limited warrantyFull 1 year limited warranty  (Artisan Series models only)

So, as you can see in the table above, both mixers share almost the same specifications. Both models are Commercial-Duty, Heavy-Duty AC Motor with 3 Power Levels. Both mixers also use a metal housing for their stand and both have a 5 years limited warranty. However, there is one major difference between these two models: Capacity . The Professional model has a bigger bowl capacity of 7.75 quarts. But as I mentioned above, larger mixing bowls means a higher cost for the product, so it is not an issue for most people. The other difference is motor power. The Professional model features a Commercial-Duty, Heavy-Duty AC Motor with 3 Power Levels and the Artisan model features 2 Power Levels (3 Speed Settings): Slow, Medium and Fast.

The only other difference is color and weight. The Professional model is a shiny silver while the Artisan model is a sleek silver or champagne colored.

Besides these differences, the two models are almost identical. As I mentioned before, both mixers have 3 Power Settings (2 Speed Settings) and a Commercial-Duty, Heavy-Duty AC Motor with 3 Power Levels. So, you can choose whichever one fits your needs better (more powerful motor vs cheaper bowl). Personally, I would choose the higher powered motor and the larger bowl capacity.

However, if you need a mixer that is more portable, then opt for the Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

The KitchenAid K5PSL2 / K5PSL2HG has a total weight of 60 pounds (with bowl), while the Artisan Series has a total weight of 72 pounds (with bowl). Since it weighs more, the Professional can be a bit difficult to move around.

Is the professional KitchenAid mixer worth it?

This is a very tough question. The Professional mixer is definitely much more expensive than the Artisan Series. So the question here is, “How important is the extra bowl capacity?”

If you are a serious baker or food professional, then you will most likely use this mixer almost every single day (at least once a week). For that reason, I would say it’s worth it to invest in such an expensive appliance.

Is KitchenAid discontinuing the Artisan Series?

No. As of 2017, the Artisan series is still going strong and is certainly not discontinued.

Is the professional KitchenAid mixer worth it?

This is a very tough question. The Professional mixer is definitely much more expensive than the Artisan Series. So the question here is, “How important is the extra bowl capacity?”

If you are a serious baker or food professional, then you will most likely use this mixer almost every single day (at least once a week). For that reason, I would say it’s worth it to invest in such an expensive appliance.

Should I get KitchenAid Professional 5qt Mixer or Artisan 5qt Mixer?

So which mixer should you choose? Well, it depends on your budget and preferences. If you want a high-quality mixer at a reasonable price, then go for the professional version. On the other hand, if you prefer a cheaper option, then opt for the artisan version.

Which KitchenAid model is better? They both have their ups and downs. It all depends on what do you prefer to have in your mixer… 5-quart bowl size or 2-speed settings and if you need a portable mixer too.

Hope you enjoy reading this article. Until next time… Please leave me a comment if you have any other questions about these mixers. Hope this article was helpful to you! 🙂

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