This Pro model is an upgraded version of our all-time favorite. (Photo: KitchenAid)
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Editor’s Note: The Pro Plus 5 has sold out since publication, but you can get the 5-Quart Artisan on sale for $299.98 right now at QVC.
If you plan to do a lot of cooking in 2021, there’s no product that will be of more use in your kitchen than a stand mixer. More specifically? A KitchenAid stand mixer. If you’ve yet to bite the bullet on one, you’re in , an upgraded Pro version of the KitchenAid 5-quart model—a.k.a. the best model we’ve ever tried—just dropped below $300 at Best Buy.
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Shoppers can nab the KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus today for $279.99, which is a whopping $220 off its its usual $499.99. While it’s not the lowest price we’ve ever seen on it (it briefly dropped to $179.58 last December), it’s still a great discount on this top-rated pick.
We’ve tried out both the KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan model (on sale for $299.99) and the upgraded KitchenAid Professional 600 Series mixer ($499.99), with the former earning the title as our all-time favorite stand mixer—even after multiple rounds of testing—for its durable, reliable build and quiet motor. The main differences between the Pro on sale here and our favorite model? A higher wattage (450 for the Pro versus 325) and a bowl-lift design instead of the typical tilt-and-lock base.
This Pro model features a lifting bowl design. (Photo: KitchenAid)
You’ll get three attachments with your purchase: a metal wire whip and a nylon-coated flat beater and dough hook, all of which we found easy to put on, remove and clean. The bowl itself is dishwasher-safe, and the metal construction is designed to last for the long-haul. In fact, it has a near-perfect rating from more than 10,000 Best Buy shoppers, who were absolutely tickled with their purchase.
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Note that this one may arrive after the holidays, but with such a coveted gift, we’d be willing to bet your recipient won’t mind—especially if it’s you!
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