KitchenAid Artisan Series Vs. Professional 5 Plus, Which Is Better?

For most people, the difference between KitchenAid’s best models is comparable to the purchase of a used car. The Pro 5 Plus is a much nicer and more expensive machine, while the Artisan Series also builds beautiful and delicious pastries but is a bit more affordable.

With that said, it really comes down to what you need from your purchase and how much you are willing to spend on one machine. If you are looking for a great machine at an affordable price, the Artisan Model will work just fine. However, if you have the budget and looking for a machine that is designed for commercial use, the Pro 5 Plus is an excellent choice.

If you plan to do a lot of baking with your new machine, you should also consider purchasing extra tools and accessories. A set of extra accessories will allow you get even more functionality from your purchase and really enhance its performance. For example, KitchenAid’s official food processor attachments are guaranteed to work well with these products. These attachments can be used for multiple purposes including: mincing, grinding and pureeing foods.

One of the biggest differences between the Artisan Series and the Pro 5 Plus is their varying motor speeds. The Artisan Series (KFP750) has a 350-watt motor, while the Pro 5 Plus (KFP600PS) has a motor that is almost twice as powerful at 700 watts. Both models are powerful enough to blend ingredients quickly and easily, but if you plan to chop or process raw foods regularly, you would benefit from more power.

The Pro 5 Plus runs at an extra 4800 RPM compared to its counterpart’s 3600 RPM. This extra speed can help your food processor complete some tasks in half the usual time. So if you are looking for a machine that is able to churn out large batches in a short amount of time, the Pro 5 Plus will work great.

Although the Pro 5 Plus and Artisan Series both have stainless steel blades, their blades are constructed differently. The blades on the KFP600PS are completely made from stainless steel, while the KFP750 has a plastic hub and stainless steel blades. The extra plastic may seem like a drawback at first, but it actually helps to increase stability of your machine. All KitchenAid food processor blades have three layers of stainless steel that keeps them from warping or bending when running at full speed. In addition, every blade also comes with KitchenAid’s five-year limited warranty.

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While the Pro 5 is a fantastic machine, it is only able to make dough in an open mixing bowl. The Artisan Series is capable of mixing dough and kneading in a closed bowl, which keeps ingredients from flying out of the unit while in use. Some people may think that not being capable of making dough without an open bowl is not that big of a deal, but it can be pretty inconvenient if you do not have time to clean up afterwards.

In addition, the Pro 5 Plus does not have any pre-programmed settings or automatic timers. This means that you will need to do all of your work manually, which can be time-consuming and tedious. This may not be a deal-breaker for most people out there, but if you find yourself baking often, investing in a machine with pre-programmed settings and an automatic timer is well worth the money. Not having these extra features could also cause problems down the road if you decide to use your food processor to make dough or things that need to be timed perfectly.

Of course, both of these models come with easy-to-use knobs that are made from aluminum. The Artisan Series’ knobs are also slightly smaller and easier to grip than the Pro 5 Plus’s heavier and larger knobs.

The Pro 5 Plus also features a safety interlock that keeps it from starting unless everything is properly assembled. This is perfect for those who are not very familiar with using kitchen appliances and do not want to accidentally slice their fingers while working. The Artisan Series does not start until the lid and feed tube are properly assembled, but this feature is slightly less convenient than the one found on the Pro 5 Plus.

The most significant difference between these models comes in their overall speed. The Artisan Series’ large feed tube can accommodate large chunks of fruits and vegetables, which makes it great for chopping up ingredients quickly and easily.

The Pro 5 Plus may look a bit better on the exterior, but the Artisan Series is actually the more powerful machine. Those who are on the lookout for a commercial grade food processor should consider purchasing this model.

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Both of these models are great choices, but they both specialize in different tasks. The Artisan Series is great for everyday cooking, while the Pro 5 Plus is more suited for those who will be doing heavy-duty tasks regularly. KitchenAid has been making high-quality kitchen appliances for decades and these two models are some of their best products to date.

The Pro 5 Plus is a great food processor that comes with many unique features. The fact that it has a stainless steel blade is probably its biggest selling point since they do not warp or bend when running at full speed. This makes it perfect for heavy-duty tasks such as kneading dough in a closed bowl. Another thing that we really liked about this model was the extra power and speed that it provides compared to similar models on the market. If you plan to do lots of baking and other heavy-duty tasks, the Pro 5 Plus will definitely come in handy.

Is the KitchenAid Stand Mixer covered under warranty?

If you are having problems with your KitchenAid stand mixer, you should contact your nearest authorised service agent and they will be able to repair or replace it for free. Click on the link for an agent near you.

Does KitchenAid sell spare parts for their products?

You can buy spares from your local dealer or contact our customer services centre on 1800 666 076 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm AEST). You may also be able to find parts from third parties but ensure that they are genuine spare parts by checking their origin.

Is the Artisan series really that expensive?

Some people say yes, but I think that it is up to the buyer and their needs. You can get a top-of-the-line model for only $100 more than a standard one, so if you need it and want it you should go for it. But if you don’t need all the extra features, there are pretty good mid-range options available too. So far I am really happy with mine (I got the Professional Series).

What’s the best KitchenAid to get?

That’s a tough one, and I don’t think there is a single best one. I’ve tried the new Artisan series and the Classic Plus, and loved both of them. However, depending on the size of your kitchen and the types of cooking you do, one might be better than the other. For example, if you have a smaller kitchen (and counter space), you might want to look at something more compact; while if you cook large meals frequently with several different types of food at once (like when feeding kids), then something like the Professional line or Artisan wouldn’t be a bad choice.

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What is the most popular KitchenAid?

The 3 quart Mini is the most popular model with the Artisan series based on customer purchase and rating. This one is perfect for smaller kitchens and has enough power for all your cooking needs.

Can you use a KitchenAid food processor on dough?

You can’t use the mixer bowl attachment to knead bread dough, but you can use it to mix up the dough ingredients in your standing mixer, then get it out of bowl and finish kneading by hand. The instructions actually recommend this method.

Where can I buy a KitchenAid?

Most dealers will stock a wide selection of KitchenAid products including General Merchandise, Building and Warehouse, Tools (which sells accessories for all kinds of power tools), Housewares (kitchen and decorative items) and Department stores. Check out the official KitchenAid web site for an alphabetical list of dealers. If this does not help you locate one in your local area or you would like to place an order online, you can also contact our customer service team on 1800 666 076 (Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm AEST).


The KitchenAid Food Processor Attachment Kit is a great accessory to have if you already own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It’s a well-made product, made in the United States, and will last you years of faithful service if taken care of properly. It’s not the quietest food processor in its class, but it still is quieter than most other products on the market today. If you have others in your household that like to do their fair share of cooking or baking, then we highly recommend this product!

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