Updated 22 Mar 2019

KitchenAid

Classic Mixer KSM45

Snapshot: The KitchenAid Classic Mixer KSM45 has a 4.3L stainless-steel bowl. How well does it beat, mix and knead?

Classic Mixer KSM45
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$899

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
80
Performance
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Beating egg whites
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Mixing cake batter
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Kneading dough
?%
Ease of use
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Good points

  • Excellent results in our beating (egg whites) test.
  • Very good results in our mixing (cake batter) test.
  • Excellent results in our kneading (dough) test.
  • Controls are OK to use.
  • Bowl height is adjustable.
  • Bowl and some attachments are dishwasher safe.
  • Comes with ice-cream maker attachment.

But

  • No scraper-beater attachment.
  • Comparatively heavy.
  • No splashguard supplied.
  • The motor head isn’t spring-loaded (so you need to hold the head when lifting and lowering).
  • No eject button for removing beater.
  • The mixer head “jolts” during kneading (which can make the mixer move).
  • Mixing bowl does not have a handle.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Beating egg whites (20%)
  • Mixing cake batter (20%)
  • Kneading dough (20%)
  • Ease of use (40%)

Price is from a January 2019 survey.

Dimensions are measured with the mixer standing on its base.

Weight excludes beaters.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$899
Type
Benchtop

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
36 x 34 x 22
Noise (dBA)
73
Weight (kg)
10.3
Wattage (W)
275
Number of speeds
10
Bowl capacity (L)
4.3
Bowl type
Stainless steel
Mixer construction
Die cast metal

Features

Whisk
Yes
Dough hooks
Yes
Beater
Yes
Splashguard
No
Pulse option
No
Bowl lock
Yes
Dishwasher-safe bowl
Yes
Boost/turbo option
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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