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Kenmore Elite  6 Qt. Bowl Lift Stand Mixer, 600 watts

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Dimensions (HxWxD): 18.62 x 13.7 x 19.17
Cord Length (ft.): 3.28
Product Overview:
Mixer Type: Bowl lift stand mixer
Dishwasher Safe: Yes
Weight (lbs.): 26.65
Number of Speeds: 10
General Warranty: 5 years
Accessories Included: Flat Beater, Wire Whip, Dough Hook
Features: Silica Rubber Feet
Color:
Color Family: Stainless steel
Materials & Finishes:
Pitcher/Work Bowl Material: Stainless steel
Capacity:
Bowl Capacity (qts.): 6
General Features:
Power Cord Included: Yes
Hub Type: Hinged
Beater Type: Single
Performance Features:
Auto Shut Off: No
Power and Performance:
Wattage: 600

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Create Treats, Desserts, Sauces and More with the Kenmore Stainless Steel Stand Mixer

Helping you to get just the perfect blend of ingredients again and again, the 6 qt. Kenmore stainless bowl lift stand mixer simplifies the way you do prep work for fancy creations. The mixer froths, kneads and mixes and whisks simply and quickly for an even, smooth batch every time so your treats and sauces carry a professional look. With a common-sense design, a smooth bowl-lift action and ten variable speeds for precise, mixing options, this unit will keep you churning out creamy, smooth mixtures with just the flick of a button.

The Kenmore stainless steel stand mixer’s detachable pouring shield, 6 quart stainless steel bowl and mixing tools are dishwasher safe so clean up is a cinch. Perfect for a busy household or party, this hard-working mixer with metal accessories and an innovative LED lamp for better viewing is certain to last for years of delicious, creative meals. Bring home this countertop champion to keep your kitchen functioning in top gear.

  • Effortlessly knead, mix, whip and whisk with this Kenmore bowl lift stand mixer
  • Smooth bowl-lift action for more accurate mixing
  • Illumalight™ LED lamp for brighter viewing, better preparation
  • 10 speeds for a wide variety of mixing needs
  • Stainless steel 6 qt bowl cleans easily and holds generous amounts of ingredients
  • 600 watt motor for high powered performance
  • Attachment hub works with additional accessories
  • Care: Dishwasher safe attachments and bowl, wipe body clean
  • Warranty: 5 years

Added on October 13, 2011

 

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10 Reviewers (77.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise10 found this helpful
pj1969
Mar 10 , 2013
VERY POWERFUL
Love the mixer. The light in bowl is wonderful. It is extemely powerful but be warned this is a LARGE mixer. It fits under my counter with barely a 2 in clearance. I have had it a week and used it daily. It is a bit loud but not unexpected. The bowl lift is nice and is obviously necessary due to the weight and size of the mixer would make a top lift an issues. I am very happy about the fact it is make by Kitchenaid and comes with a longer warranty that similiar Kitchenaid products. It handles dough with ease. The motor is VERY powerful. I have even put through double batches and still the mixer didn't have any problem with having enough power to handle it. Negative issues: Although the mixer is large and heavy, on large dough runs the mixer bowl can jump and the mixer can walk on the counter. It doesn't beat eggs to peak well at all. The beater doesn't come close enough to the sides of the bowl with either bowl. I would recommend this product!
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visionviper
Feb 6 , 2012
The Kenmore Elite bowl lift mixer is a no-go.

I bought this Kenmore Elite stand mixer and put it head-to-head with my KitchenAid Professional 600. They are similarly priced, with the KitchenAid being about $60 more expensive. Here's what it came down to:

Looks
The Kenmore wins here. It has a more modern design and look than the Pro 600.

Sound
I prefer the Kenmore on this one. They are similarly loud, but the Pro 600's sound is a much higher pitch and therefore a lot more annoying. Measured with a decibel app on my phone they hovered around the same area. The higher pitch on the Pro 600 does make it seem louder though.

Attachment compatibility
Kenmore makes a point of saying their mixers are compatible with KitchenAid attachments. They are, but it's not quite perfect. Any attachments that get connected up to the drive shaft has a little bit of wobble in them. It's not as if there is any grinding or anything, they just move a small amount when being used. This of course does not happen on the Kitchen Aid mixers. I also tested to see if the freezer bowl for making ice cream would fit. The short answer is "kinda". It fits width wise, but it does not fit into the back where the second part of the locking mechanism is. For those keeping track this also means the Kitchen Aid and Kenmore bowls are not compatible with each other and also same with the mixing attachments.

Features
The Pro 600 has none. The Kenmore has a timer as well as a bowl light. You can set the timer to stop mixing after a predefined time or just use it to keep track of how long you have been mixing. The Kenmore also comes with a second, smaller (5qt) bowl.

Warranty
The Kenmore comes with a 5 year warranty (expandable to 8 if you pay $40). The Pro 600 comes with a lonely 1 year. Now it remains to be seen how easy any sort of warranty returns or work would be, but Kenmore giving their product a 5 year warranty does add some comfort.

Misc comments
The bowl lift mechanism has a much more satisfying lock. It feels a lot clunkier and heavier and I like that. I can also feel a lot more air coming out from the back of the Kenmore than the Pro 600. Some people complain about the Pro 600 getting really hot and I can see why. I think my Artisan pushes more air to cool itself than the Pro 600 does. When I used my Pro 600 to knead some wheat bread dough (3 loaves worth) it did get quite warm around the motor. 

At this point I feel the Kenmore is ahead of the Pro 600. I prefer the Kenmore to the Pro 600 in all of the above areas. We are, however, talking about stand mixers and it doesn't matter how pretty, quiet or feature rich a stand mixer is if it can't mix and mix well.

The section you really wanted to read that I put down at the bottom because I'm disagreeable
So how does the Kenmore compare to the KitchenAid? Well I compared in different workloads/types. I began with pasta (hey, it was dinner time).

Pasta: I'm just going to be upfront about it. The Kenmore simply did not knead the pasta as well as the KitchenAid. Both stand mixers have a spiral dough hooks, but the KitchenAid has a slightly different shape and it's much chunkier. Something unsettling did happen while the Kenmore was kneading the pasta: the bowl jumped off. Now at first I was thinking I had been careless and had just managed to miss the hole they have for securing the bowl. I put it back on and started watching it more closely. The bowl moves around a lot. Not long after starting again the bowl almost jump off a second time. I heard it jump up and get slammed back into position by the mixer. Point Pro 600. This is starting to not look good for the Kenmore.

Cookies (basic sugar): The bowl continued jumping around and moving. At least it didn't jump completely off this time. It certainly got the dough mixed, but it took few minutes and a bout of side scraping to do it. I put the same recipe in the Pro 600 and it came together a whole lot faster and with no scraping of the sides needed. KitchenAid scores another with the Pro 600.

Bread (whole wheat 8c flour): Oh dear. I'll just put it this way: I transferred the bread dough to the KitchenAid so that it would actually get kneaded properly. It was having troubles in the 6qt bowl so I switch to the 5qt. It didn't help at all. All it did was create a hole in the middle and rotate the whole mass around. After I added an additional cup of flour the Kenmore did a terrible job of getting the newly added cup mixed in. I got impatient and ended up transferring everything into the KitchenAid mixer and it promptly got the rest of the flour mixed in and did a great job kneading in general.

Whipping egg whites: Another poor showing by the Kenmore here as well. The Pro 600 was able to get the egg whites beaten to perfection in 2 minutes. After 7 minutes, the Kenmore was barely there. Another point to the Pro 600.

Conclusion aka the part people skipped to when the saw the wall of text above
The Kenmore Elite came with some nice features. The timer and the bowl light make great additions to a stand mixer. If that stand mixer can't do it's main function properly though, then what use is it? That's what I found myself wondering with the Kenmore Elite. What use is it to me? The KitchenAid Professional 600 does better at any task I compare the two at.

Overall rating for the Kenmore? Avoid at all costs.

 
Jan 3 , 2014
Overall
Heavy duty, looks to be well made but lack of accessories

Purchased this for a Christmas gift which she loved. Read through the manual, it mentions quite a few accessories that can be utilized via the power shaft, after a difficult search using the Model # on the bottom which by the way is listed as Model #10089308 by Sears Parts, I determined that the mentioned can opener, slicer etc is not available from Sears. After some research, it appears this is made by KitchenAid and will use their attachments, again, no can opener, or slicer. This should be omitted from the user manual and the matching model# should be corrected to reflect the exact one via Sears Parts. I'll post another review regarding performance once we use it. I'd like to see Sears gain their market share back, and this will only be done by being thorough in product listings and addressing product issues head on. Come on Sears, we believe in you!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 10 , 2013
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VERY POWERFUL

Love the mixer. The light in bowl is wonderful. It is extemely powerful but be warned this is a LARGE mixer. It fits under my counter with barely a 2 in clearance. I have had it a week and used it daily. It is a bit loud but not unexpected. The bowl lift is nice and is obviously necessary due to the weight and size of the mixer would make a top lift an issues. I am very happy about the fact it is make by Kitchenaid and comes with a longer warranty that similiar Kitchenaid products. It handles dough with ease. The motor is VERY powerful. I have even put through double batches and still the mixer didn't have any problem with having enough power to handle it. Negative issues: Although the mixer is large and heavy, on large dough runs the mixer bowl can jump and the mixer can walk on the counter. It doesn't beat eggs to peak well at all. The beater doesn't come close enough to the sides of the bowl with either bowl. I would recommend this product!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ccsmo

Crystal City, MO

Dec 30 , 2012
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Great Christmas Gift

For christmas I purchased this 89308 mixer for my wife. After reading all customers reveiews and comparing it to the Kitchen Aid models I found for the price, 5 year warranty, 2 mixing bowls (5 qt. and 6 qt.), 3 mixers, and feature this to be a GREAT buy. Tested it out and my wife loves it. I would recommend this to anyone out there. Look for future updates on this.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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likestrucks

Cottage Grove, WI

Nov 7 , 2012
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Nice mixer but timer fails

Three stars because the timer is faulty and likely faulty on all mixers, not just the ones we bought. The mixer was purchased over others specifically because it has a timer incorporated into it. The first machine we brought home had a faulty timer, did not work as described in the manual so we exchanged it. The second mixer's timer worked (barely), you have to mash the button about 30 times before the LEDs flash so that you can set the time. You would think since we had two bad ones that someone on the manufacturing and testing side would see this problem and fix it. A note to SEARS, nice mixer but fix the timer please!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ckramer85

Staten Island, NY

Oct 24 , 2012
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Great Machine

This machine came packaged really well. I loved the fact that it came with two bowls one five and one six quart and all three mixing attachments. I tried it out the first time yesterday when I got it and it worked wonders. No more arm pain when trying to mix batters, especially brownies! The one thing I would change is that in the book it mentions attachments. I would expect the company to at least label and show us what each attachment is because that would ensure someone to buy them more. Other than that, this machine is fantastic. I love the counter that stops the machine when it is done. The only thing left to do is find it it's right place in the kitchen!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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missemo1947

Horseheads, NY

Oct 17 , 2012
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Love it!

I read the review after purchasing this mixer on 10/13/12. One reviewer compared his Kitchenaid Pro 600 with this Kenmore. He stated that the bowl rattled and jumped off the pin. The first time I used this mixer, the bowl did rattle, but it was due to my error when positioning the bowl. I failed to read that a "bump" on the bowl fits into a spot on the mixer, which prevents it from rattling.. I have not used it for making bread dough because i use my Bread Machine for that. Unless you are baking professionally, why would you need to mix triple batches of cookie recipes? This is a product for home use and so far it has met my expectations. I will be starting my yearly holiday baking and will put this mixer through its paces. I will again report on how the Kenmore performs with my home use. The 5 year warranty is great. I have never used a Kitchenaid mixer, but I did have a Sunbeam Heritage Mixmaster with 450 watts of power, which bogged when I made my buttercream icing.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Christiann.T.

Mobile, AL

Oct 17 , 2012
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Cannot Order Parts!

We received this product as a wedding present two days ago. I pulled everything that was in the box out and saw that the splash guard is missing. I called Sears to have the part ordered since the mixer has a 5 year warranty. First gentleman I spoke with could not find the stand mixer or any parts for it in their system. I gave him the model number and any other numbers that I could find on the mixer and the box, but no luck on finding anything. He told me to take it back to Sears where it was purchased. I decided to go online and see if there was a different model number. Found the number that is provided on the description page of the mixer for this website and called Sears back. Spoke with a lady and ended up giving her all of the numbers including the model number from this page and had no luck finding anything either. She ended up telling me that the product was probably too new and to take it back to the store to see if they have another one. Very disappointed!


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CindyHawkins

Goshen, IN

Oct 15 , 2012
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Can't get replacement beaters

Would love to use this mixer, but the coating on the original beaters began to come off by the third time of using them. In trying to get new ones, I've been told my model number isn't available. Tried going to KitchenAid - they wont help me because there numbers don't match up. Tried Sears Parts again - was assured that they had found the correct ones. What a joke! They are these itty bitty beaters for a little hand mixer. This mixer has a 5 yr warranty. It looks like I may have to return the whole thing, just because I can't get anyone to sell me the correct beaters. I've spent almost $60 trying. Sears is great for buying products - but if you have a problem - sorry. No help!


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docnkate

Milford, PA

Apr 5 , 2012
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You get what you pay for!

VERY strong mixer!! Well worth the money plus it has two bowls :) It mixed three pounds of meat with a box of stuffing in 15 seconds on dial #2! This machine has saved me hours of mixing!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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visionviper

Pullman, WA

Feb 6 , 2012
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The Kenmore Elite bowl lift mixer is a no-go.

I bought this Kenmore Elite stand mixer and put it head-to-head with my KitchenAid Professional 600. They are similarly priced, with the KitchenAid being about $60 more expensive. Here's what it came down to:

Looks
The Kenmore wins here. It has a more modern design and look than the Pro 600.

Sound
I prefer the Kenmore on this one. They are similarly loud, but the Pro 600's sound is a much higher pitch and therefore a lot more annoying. Measured with a decibel app on my phone they hovered around the same area. The higher pitch on the Pro 600 does make it seem louder though.

Attachment compatibility
Kenmore makes a point of saying their mixers are compatible with KitchenAid attachments. They are, but it's not quite perfect. Any attachments that get connected up to the drive shaft has a little bit of wobble in them. It's not as if there is any grinding or anything, they just move a small amount when being used. This of course does not happen on the Kitchen Aid mixers. I also tested to see if the freezer bowl for making ice cream would fit. The short answer is "kinda". It fits width wise, but it does not fit into the back where the second part of the locking mechanism is. For those keeping track this also means the Kitchen Aid and Kenmore bowls are not compatible with each other and also same with the mixing attachments.

Features
The Pro 600 has none. The Kenmore has a timer as well as a bowl light. You can set the timer to stop mixing after a predefined time or just use it to keep track of how long you have been mixing. The Kenmore also comes with a second, smaller (5qt) bowl.

Warranty
The Kenmore comes with a 5 year warranty (expandable to 8 if you pay $40). The Pro 600 comes with a lonely 1 year. Now it remains to be seen how easy any sort of warranty returns or work would be, but Kenmore giving their product a 5 year warranty does add some comfort.

Misc comments
The bowl lift mechanism has a much more satisfying lock. It feels a lot clunkier and heavier and I like that. I can also feel a lot more air coming out from the back of the Kenmore than the Pro 600. Some people complain about the Pro 600 getting really hot and I can see why. I think my Artisan pushes more air to cool itself than the Pro 600 does. When I used my Pro 600 to knead some wheat bread dough (3 loaves worth) it did get quite warm around the motor. 

At this point I feel the Kenmore is ahead of the Pro 600. I prefer the Kenmore to the Pro 600 in all of the above areas. We are, however, talking about stand mixers and it doesn't matter how pretty, quiet or feature rich a stand mixer is if it can't mix and mix well.

The section you really wanted to read that I put down at the bottom because I'm disagreeable
So how does the Kenmore compare to the KitchenAid? Well I compared in different workloads/types. I began with pasta (hey, it was dinner time).

Pasta: I'm just going to be upfront about it. The Kenmore simply did not knead the pasta as well as the KitchenAid. Both stand mixers have a spiral dough hooks, but the KitchenAid has a slightly different shape and it's much chunkier. Something unsettling did happen while the Kenmore was kneading the pasta: the bowl jumped off. Now at first I was thinking I had been careless and had just managed to miss the hole they have for securing the bowl. I put it back on and started watching it more closely. The bowl moves around a lot. Not long after starting again the bowl almost jump off a second time. I heard it jump up and get slammed back into position by the mixer. Point Pro 600. This is starting to not look good for the Kenmore.

Cookies (basic sugar): The bowl continued jumping around and moving. At least it didn't jump completely off this time. It certainly got the dough mixed, but it took few minutes and a bout of side scraping to do it. I put the same recipe in the Pro 600 and it came together a whole lot faster and with no scraping of the sides needed. KitchenAid scores another with the Pro 600.

Bread (whole wheat 8c flour): Oh dear. I'll just put it this way: I transferred the bread dough to the KitchenAid so that it would actually get kneaded properly. It was having troubles in the 6qt bowl so I switch to the 5qt. It didn't help at all. All it did was create a hole in the middle and rotate the whole mass around. After I added an additional cup of flour the Kenmore did a terrible job of getting the newly added cup mixed in. I got impatient and ended up transferring everything into the KitchenAid mixer and it promptly got the rest of the flour mixed in and did a great job kneading in general.

Whipping egg whites: Another poor showing by the Kenmore here as well. The Pro 600 was able to get the egg whites beaten to perfection in 2 minutes. After 7 minutes, the Kenmore was barely there. Another point to the Pro 600.

Conclusion aka the part people skipped to when the saw the wall of text above
The Kenmore Elite came with some nice features. The timer and the bowl light make great additions to a stand mixer. If that stand mixer can't do it's main function properly though, then what use is it? That's what I found myself wondering with the Kenmore Elite. What use is it to me? The KitchenAid Professional 600 does better at any task I compare the two at.

Overall rating for the Kenmore? Avoid at all costs.


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