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3.6 | 11 Reviews

Professional 6500 Design™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Slate

KitchenAid KSM6521XSZ

Available in 6 Color(s)

Features

  • Model KSM6521X includes - (1) F series coated flat beater, (1) F series coated PowerKnead spiral dough hook, (1) F series 6 wire whip

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  • Type: Mixers, Blenders, Etc.
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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For Everything You Want To Make

Turn your stand mixer into the culinary center of your kitchen. With over 10 different attachments, you can make everything from fresh pasta to burgers, veggie noodles, ice cream and more.

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6 Quart Glass Bowl

Offers enough capacity to mix 13 dozen cookies, 8 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch.

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Bowl-lift design

Provides sturdy bowl support for stability when mixing heavy ingredients or large batches. The lever smoothly raises the mixing bowl into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact.

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10 Speeds

Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you're stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.

For Everything You Want To Make Turn your stand mixer into the culinary center of your kitchen. With over 10 different attachments, you can make everything from fresh pasta to burgers, veggie noodles, ice cream and more.

6 Quart Glass Bowl Offers enough capacity to mix 13 dozen cookies, 8 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch.

Bowl-lift design Provides sturdy bowl support for stability when mixing heavy ingredients or large batches. The lever smoothly raises the mixing bowl into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact.

10 Speeds Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you're stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.

Features

  • Model KSM6521X includes - (1) F series coated flat beater, (1) F series coated PowerKnead spiral dough hook, (1) F series 6 wire whip
Specifications
Bowl
Bowl Size - Quarts 6.0
Configuration and Overview
Mixer Type Bowl Lift
Mixing Speeds 10.0
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
Dimensions
Capacity 6.00
EndecaProps
Status Badge Espot 1Rated
Features
Motor Power 1.0 hp High Efficiency DC Motor

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Mixers, Blenders, Etc.

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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3.6 out of 5

54% of reviewers recommend this product.

2 Stars

Great mixer until you break the bowl

Marla Marla 7/8/2019

The mixer is great but if you ever need to replace the glass bowl you are out of luck. There are no replacements. Do not buy
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great features, great power!

Hasjohns 4/16/2019

I bought this model in (2016?) after my first KitchenAid died. I really like it and it does everything I need. I have to pay attention not to overmix because of the power, my old 5 qt tilt head did not have that problem. Two issues, only about 3 uses after getting it, the seal around the bowl began to break off, I finally had to cut part of it. The second issue, the glass bowl is very heavy, not a problem before brain surgery but now it is almost too much! KitchenAid, please make a SS bowl for this model!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Long time Kitchen Aid fan

Very old Grandma 2/17/2019

I have had a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for most of my adult life. Have owned three. Two years ago my husband bought this mixer for me for Christmas because we make so many cookies and he knew I wanted something that could handle bigger batches. It does! However, the bowl is really heavy and I understand that a metal bowl is not available for this series? Also, it is noisier than my other two were and I worry that something is wrong with it. The dough on the bottom of the bowl never gets mixed in so I have to keep stopping, lower the bowl, remove the beater and scrape it up. It seems to work better with a really full bowl but everything I make is not that big. I gave my other, standard mixer to my grandkids...and I miss it! Is there some way to solve the dough on the bottom problem? And can I get a metal bowl for this mixer? I see that one person complained that she couldn't find a beater with the rubber on it but one came with my mixer???? Was that an error? Thanks!
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5 Stars

Love this!

MickieD97 1/29/2019

Received this a couple of weeks ago. Very powerful yet pretty quiet. Already have made dozens of cookies, muffins and bread!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Credit card theft.

Mbg Rich 12/19/2018

I did not buy this product. Someone stole my identity and charged my credit card. Please go to the 'ship to' address and exterminate them. And remove from your 'reviewer' d-list.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Disappointing

tlda 12/18/2018

I waited years to buy a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. When I e laid down the hundreds needed and excitedly put it to the test, the mixer wouldn't adjust to work properly. We tried everything. Eventually we finally got through to Cust. Serv. and were sent a replacement bowl that was supposed to solve the problem. It didn't. So it sits in the garage - a reminder of too much money poorly spent. I don't have the luxury of waiting on the phone indefinitely for someone to take the call.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Wonderful appliance-very strong.

Jude53 3/14/2018

My old one is 45 years old and I just had to get another Kitchen Aid model because of the reliability and longevity of the products. I love my new mixer!
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4 Stars

Great Power!

happy in Waxhaw 3/13/2018

Purchased is at Sur la table. Great price! While I love the power I am not keen on the glass bowl! It is very heavy empty. I am a bread baker and I needed the power as my other KA while great, was taking a toll as it is 23 years old. (Still works Perfect!!) This 6500 series has great power, the size is perfect for bread. However I find that the flour creeps up the glass bowl while mixing, and I found myself trying to keep it in. I have yet to do other things in it to see if other recipes have this same trouble? I found it to be annoying...I am definitely going to purchase the SS for this model. This is why only 4 stars.
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4 Stars

Does the job

RickH 2/5/2018

I bought this mixer to knead whole grain breads and it works well. I had to figure out how to get flour incorporated (start with liquids and add flour gradually) as dough hook does not get to edges of bowl like the paddle does. With that figure out however, this works well and can handle the heavy dough with no issues.
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3 Stars

Too heavy

Sueee 2/1/2018

I ordered two of these . The first beater would not (after adjustment)reach the bottom of the bowl. I sent it back and ordered another one. The same thing happened. I was disappointed and put off my Christmas baking until I received the mixer. Needless my baking never got done. The other concern was the weight. I am 71 years old and it was a struggle. I would have kept it though if the adjustment had been successful.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Home baker

Chiatl 1/29/2018

I simply love it especially the glass bowl, it can only be described as a great mixer.
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