Updated 11 Oct 2017

KitchenAid

Mini Stand Mixer 5KSM3311XAFW

Snapshot: The KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer 5KSM3311XAFW has a 3.3L bowl and comes with dough hooks. How well does it beat, mix and knead?

Mini Stand Mixer 5KSM3311XAFW
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$799

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Test results

Overall score
81
Performance
?/10
Beating egg whites
?/10
Mixing cake batter
?/10
Kneading dough
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent performance score.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Beater height is adjustable using flat screwdriver.
  • Comprehensive instructions with diagrams and speed guides.
  • Components are dishwasher safe
  • Unit is fairly easy to wipe over, smooth surfaces with few cracks and crevices where dirt can accumulate.

But

  • Only OK for ease of use.
  • No scraper beater.
  • A lot less powerful than the larger model so mixing can take longer.
  • Heavy motor head is not spring loaded.
  • Bowl may jam onto unit after mixing.
  • Mixing bowl has a small base area and can be unstable when placed on bench.
  • No eject button to remove beater, hand can get covered in mixture.

How we test

Overall score includes:

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

Key data

Model

Avg price
$799
Type
Benchtop

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
31 x 34 x 20
Noise (dBA)
62
Weight (kg)
7.5
Wattage (W)
250
Number of speeds
10
Bowl capacity (L)
3.3
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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