Updated 11 Oct 2017

KitchenAid

Platinum Stand Mixer KSM156

Snapshot: The KitchenAid KSM156 benchtop mixer has a 4.8L bowl and comes with a whisk plus a scraper-beater. How well does it beat, mix and knead?

Platinum Stand Mixer KSM156
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$769

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Test results

Overall score
87
Performance
?/10
Beating egg whites
?/10
Mixing cake batter
?/10
Kneading dough
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our beating (egg whites) test.
  • Excellent results in our mixing (cake batter) test.
  • Excellent results in our kneading (dough) test.
  • Controls are OK to use.
  • Has a good selection of attachments (and their heights can be adjusted).
  • Bowl and attachments are dishwasher safe.

But

  • No eject button for removing beater.
  • Control lever can be stiff to operate.
  • No splashguard.
  • The motor head isn’t spring loaded (so you need to hold the head when lifting and lowering).
  • The glass bowl is heavy and can be difficult to fit in a domestic sink.
  • Comparatively heavy unit.

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
$769
Type
Benchtop

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
36 x 35 x 30
Noise (dBA)
78
Weight (kg)
11.3
Wattage (W)
300
Number of speeds
10
Bowl capacity (L)
4.8
Bowl type
Glass
Mixer construction
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
-
Availability
-

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