KitchenAid is to stand mixers as Kleenex is to a tissue or ChapStick is to lip balm. It’s the standard, the one brand that professional chefs and home bakers agree is the best — and this KitchenAid stand mixer is particularly nice. It’s a bowl-lift mixer, which are sturdier, and usually more expensive, than tilt-head ones, because there are fewer moving parts. And that heavy-duty construction comes in handy when you’re trying to knead dough or whip up large batches of batter. (In fact, the manufacturer claims this stand mixer is big and powerful enough to make 10 dozen cookies at once.) And right now, this professional-grade stand mixer is the cheapest we’ve ever seen: just $260, or 38 percent off the list price of $416. We like the classic fire-engine red, but if that’s little too flashy for your taste or kitchen, it’s also available in silver and black, for the same low price.
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