Kitchenaid Stand Mixers, Quite possibly the best stand mixer brand on the market, Kitchenaid’s line of bowl lift and tilt head stand mixers are now available in dozens of colors.
Well, most people of us have seen these mixers everywhere for what seems to be decades but what you may probably haven’t realized is that Kitchenaid Stand Mixers aren’t created equal.
According to the company’s website, the Majestic Yellow and Buttercup are some of the most popular stand mixers around. They may look alike, but as we all know, different models come with different capacities, speeds, and effectiveness in various applications.
So in this article, we’ll be discussing the various features and shortcomings of these two stand mixers to help make a more informed purchase.
Kitchenaid Majestic Yellow Vs Buttercup: Overview
Kitchenaid Majestic Yellow
A lot has been said about the Artisan 5q, so we are going to keep this comparison short and comprehensive.
What’s in the Box
The mixer comes with five different attachments, the dough hook, the wire whip, flat beater, stainless bowl, and spray guard.
Fundamentally speaking, we think the quality of this product is absolutely fantastic. The machine itself is amazingly powerful and accomplishes everything you could expect and more. You really feel like you are getting a solid product with this mixer.
The capacity is perfect for plenty of things a baker would be doing in their own home; whether that means small batches of muffin or cookies, cakes, icing, bread, or mashed potatoes. In addition, you can purchase some more attachments such as a pasta maker.
Next is function. It’s hard to describe how good it feels to be able to toss something into this mixer and walk away, probably to get some ingredients without having to babysit a bowl. But this mixer is great.
It is one of those mixers for baking enthusiasts where if you don’t have one, it doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but when you get one, you can’t imagine life without it. It is has been made for any task that involves any kind of mixing significantly easier. And it mixes the content to perfection.
The machine itself is deceptively heavy and sturdy. That means it can whip or beat ingredients for long periods of time without getting overheated. The attachments are all meant to be easy to put on/take off and are sized well enough to store away easily.
Overall, you’re bound to be impressed by this piece of equipment and think that it is a great investment for anyone who loves to cook and bake. The model’s size is great for families and even sturdier enough too.
What’s in the Box
The package includes a flat beater, dough hook, wire whip, and 1-piece pouring shield for a unique mixing action. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.
The Artisan 5qbuttercup looks and feels small right out of the box. In fact, you’re likely to be very anxious about the bowl being quite not enough but once you have a batch of cookie dough made, for instance, it will become apparent that it is an optical illusion.
You can easily double the recipe and be just fine. And reading on previous buyers’ feedback, we’re positive that this will handle every holiday treat and bread regime you throw at it.
Outside of the size, two things that stand are power and tilt head. The 325W power seems just fine and the tilt-head makes it so much easier to scrap downsizes, remove the bowl and toss ingredients. You don’t have to go back to the lever operated.
Overall, you will be thrilled with this. It is a beautiful mixer. The size, power, and ease of use make it a great option for any home kitchen. It makes cooking and baking fans, cute and easy.
First of all, the tilt-head feature and generous 5-quat capacity make the KitchenAid KSM150PSBF Stand Mixer the ultimate user-friendly design. It comes with 10-speed slide control and the brand’s unique planetary mixing action that ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir.
The stated mixing action is driven by a powerful 325-watt motor alongside rugged all-metal construction that guarantees long life and quiet operation. The rubber feet come in handy to anchor the whole thing securely while in use.
While the Artisan has a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, with clear plastic and ergonomic handle, it can also accommodate the 3 and 4.5-quart bowls. The tilt-head design gives clear access to the bowl and attaches a beater or accessory so the user can easily add ingredients incorporation.
Kitchenaid Majestic vs Buttercup: Side to Side Comparison
Both models are powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe. However, perhaps where people will notice the biggest differences in their cooking is when it comes to making doughs or bread. With a motor power of 350w, the Kitchenaid Majestic is said to be more solid compared to the buttercup, which has a motor power of 325w.
However, some users stated that the stand mixer majestic was rather quick to overheat and tend to make some loud squeaking noises during mixes. Another notable difference between the Kitchenaid Majestic and Buttercup is the price. While both models are not heavily priced, the Artisan Series 5-Qt Stand Mixer Majestic Yellow appears to be more affordable- coming in at around $499 compared to the Artisan 5q Buttercup, which comes in at about $699.
As for the attachments, only time can tell how they hold up on either model, but so far, we haven’t come across any complaints about chipping on the flat beater or smudging on the wire whip, which is usually the case with some other options out there.
Other than that, we absolutely recommend these items, especially coupled with the fantastic service you can expect from Kitchenaid in case of any issue. Both machines have proven to be very versatile and very well made ass the quality comes through in the finished products.