KitchenAid Professional 600 Design Series with 6-Qt. Glass Bowl
The Professional 600 Design Series
Our Professional 600 Design Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer represents power and beauty on your counter. The F Series coated Flat Beater, coated Dough Hook, the 6-wire whisk will help you mix, knead and whip ingredients into culinary masterpieces quickly and easily.
And for even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
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Features of the Professional 600 Design Series
- Multipurpose Attachment Hub
- 67-Point Planetary Mixing Action
- 10 Speeds- Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe.
- Includes 6-Qt glass bowl,
- F series: one coated flat beater, the PowerKnead spiral dough hook, and the 6 wire whip.
- Weight 34lbs
- Candy Apple Red
Price: $379.95 & FREE Shipping
(as of 11-23-2018. 7:47P.M.)
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Professional 600 Design Series
The F Series coated Flat Beater, coated Dough Hook, the 6-wire whisk will help you mix, knead and whip ingredients into culinary masterpieces quickly and easily. And for even more versatility, the power hub fits optional attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
Features of the KitchenAid Professional 600 Design
6-Quart Glass Bowl
6-Quart Glass Bowl offers enough capacity to mix dough for 13 dozen cookies, 8 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch. The bowl is also dishwasher-safe for quick and easy cleanup.
Power Hub (Over 12 Attachments Available)
The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center. With more than 12 optional attachments use the power of your stand mixer to help you make fusilli pasta from scratch, shred a block of parmesan cheese in seconds and so much more.
67-Point Planetary Mixing Action
67-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 67 touch points per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation. The beater, dough hook or wire whip rotates around the bowl, giving incredible bowl coverage for comprehensive mixing.
The 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.
KitchenAid Professional 600 Design & Alternative Models
|Professional 600 Design||Professional 600||Custom Metallic||Artisan Design||Artisan||Classic Plus|
|Bowl Material||Glass with Handle||Polished Stainless Steel with Comfortable Handle||Polished Stainless Steel with Comfortable Handle||Glass with Handle||Polished Stainless Steel with Comfortable Handle||Brushed Stainless Steel (No Handle)|
|Flat Beater||F Series Coated||Burnished Aluminium||Coated||Burnished Aluminium||Coated||Coated|
|Dough Hook||F Series Spiral-Shaped Coated||Spiral-Shaped Burnished Aluminium||C-Shaped Coated||C-Shaped Burnished Aluminium||C-Shaped Coated||C-Shaped Coated|
|Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty||1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty|
|Color||3 Colors Available||Over 10 Colors Available||3 Colors Available||Over 5 Colors Available||Over 20 Colors Available||1 Colors Available|
|Usage||Cookie Yield – 13 Dozen||Cookie Yield – 13 Dozen||Cookie Yield – 9 Dozen||Cookie Yield – 9 Dozen||Cookie Yield – 9 Dozen||Cookie Yield – 6.75 Dozen|
Additional KitchenAid Professional 600 Design Features
10 Speed Settings
Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.
3 Colors Available
Choose from the color options to find the one that best matches your style and personality.
1 Year Hassle-Free Warranty
PRO 600 – vs. – NEWER PRO 6500 – A SIDE BY SIDE TEST AND IMPRESSIONS
June 7, 2015
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE UPGRADE TO GLASS BOWL, I RECOMMEND THE PRO 65OO (that’s not on this page) THOUGH IT IS A BIT MORE EXPENSIVE. IT HAS UPGRADED MOTOR WITH MORE POWER AND QUIETER OPERATION.
***NOTE: The Pro 600 KF26M22CA on this page is slightly different than the regular Pro 600. The motor differences are important.
Those looking for a compromise in price and inclusion of the glass bowl are likely landing on this page.
This Pro 600 KF26M22 is a slightly different model and motor than the standard Pro 600 that I did a recent comparison side by side, but the differences I noticed are actually even more applicable in some cases with this model.
I would recommend getting the regular Pro 600 model with the metal bowl and adding the expensive glass pack – instead of buying this version.
At least you get both bowls for a price coming close to (but still more) than what you find here. However, I also recommend getting the Pro 6500 standard with glass bowl before either of the previous options I mentioned because I feel it is a higher quality and quieter motor. Below you can read the rest of my comparison with the standard Pro 600. Again, the comparisons are still applicable to this machine.
The KitchenAid Professional 600 Design Series has been around for over a decade and has been a standard in kitchens everywhere.
Readers will notice the reviews have been around a long time, but have been conscientiously updated by reviewers. There were some problems with earlier models though many of those problems were fixed by the company (like the change to metal gears).
However, Kitchenaid has introduced a new model with the same body and different motor. Which one works for you may depend on the money you are willing to spend and your comfort level with the sound levels. I brought in both models and did some side by side testing and comparison.
The newer version of the 6 qt Professional line changes the motor from the previous AC 575 watt (in the older 600 KP26M1X) to the newer version with DC motor 1HP (6500 KSM6521).
I will give a little more detail below, but you will notice the power is not a direct comparison to the older Pro 600 on this page is in wattage and the newer 6500 is in horsepower.
However, the company claims the newer is more powerful and I can confirm it at least feels more efficient and substantial while also being quieter.
The body is essentially the same as most 26 series so some aspects are interchangeable. More on that below. Here are some key differences and impressions as I tested them side by side:
The motor on the newer 6500 is much quieter yet substantial feeling.
The 6500 is almost more quiet on speed 10 than the 600 is on setting 1.
I did at least get the feeling the 6500 was either more powerful in general or better at delivering torque.
It sounded smoother and less whiny or rickety than the 600.
That is not to say there is a problem with the KitchenAid Professional 600 Design SERIES.
I understand some old issues have been fixed many years back.
I felt the 6500 was more capable of handling heavier dough than the other machine. However, this has only been on the market since around the start of 2014 so the longevity of the machine is still being proven. I suspect it will go well.
The bowls are interchangeable between the glass and the standard metal.
I tried it myself. However, it is important to remember that the bowls are different shapes through the width is the same where they mount and you MUST USE the mixing attachments for that specific bowl, metal or glass.
You have to use the F series beaters that come with the glass bowl when you are using the glass.
They are actually smaller than the ones you use in the metal bowl. Also, the glass bowl and beaters do not touch at bottom the way the metal bowl does.
You will have to do a tiny bit more spatula work on wet batters when using the 6500 and glass bowl. It was necessary on the sides when using the metal bowl (and Pro 600) so getting down to the bottom a little didn’t bother me on the glass bowl and 6500.
It rests maybe an 8th inch off the bottom where the beaters on the metal bowl will scrape the bottom lightly.
The glass bowl with its accompanying beaters is well over $100 as an accessory, so if you are considering buying just the 600 machine and the glass bowls, you are getting close to the same cost.
At the time of writing, the 6500 still costs more than buying the 600 and adding the bowl later.
NOTE ON COLORS:
The KitchenAid Professional 600 Design Series has been the high volume seller in the 6 qt size for over a decade now. So there are myriads of colors and you will get crazy good deals on it during the holidays. The 6500 at time of writing this review only comes in a handful of colors if you search around and the deals are not as great.
This is a small thing but it’s nice. The attachment cap on the front of the machine is chrome on the 6500 where the one on the 600 is matt. It is a matter of personal choice which you prefer. I thought the chrome looked classy.
FINAL THOUGHTS: If cost is an issue, the KitchenAid Professional 600 Design Series is still a great machine at sometimes half the cost or less. I worry that it would have to be replaced before a 6500, but that is such a subjective and conditional thing.
If money is no object, then I definitely recommend the 6500. Color is also an issue since many people wish to go with a theme in their kitchen. For the moment that is a real problem with the 6500 at maybe 6 colors until they expand the line.
I was told that the DC motor is the direction Kitchenaid is beginning to lean. I can’t verify that is correct but I suspect the 6500 was released as an answer to some concerns expressed in the past.
For me, it answered the bill.
December 6, 2017
Color: Gloss Cinnamon Dark RedVerified Purchase
January 19, 2017
Color: Candy Apple RedVerified Purchase
You can’t whip egg whites or creme. Buy the model with the metal bowl.
February 2, 2016
Color: Sugar Pearl SilverVerified Purchase
February 9, 2018
This mixer is horrible. I love KitchenAid, but this KitchenAid Professional 600 Design is the worst. I’ve had it for 1 1/2 years and I hate that I spend so much money for such a crappy design.
July 11, 2017
Color: Candy Apple RedVerified Purchase
I mean really…it’s called quality control. Someone had to test this design before it was approved. I think there should be a recall of the bowl. It is a HUGE issue.
April 10, 2016
Color: Onyx BlackVerified Purchase
My girlfriend loves to make food from scratch, and after trying things like making pasta and bread from scratch, I wanted to get in on it.
I value my free time, so I considered getting a stand mixer which could mix things in parallel with me preparing something else.
I did some research and decided to get one of the KitchenAids. The video from America’s Test Kitchen on stand mixers was very helpful.
I got the onyx black model with the glass bowl and coated attachments. Note that the wire whisk is NOT coated.
I settled on the KitchenAid Professional 600 Design Series model over the Artisan Model for a few reasons:
- The lift mechanism, which allows me to lower the bowl, add ingredients, then re-raise it without having to tilt the head back. This is helpful if you, like myself, put your mixer on the counter with cabinets directly above it.
- More powerful motor, which allows you to do more with the mixer. Not just make larger batches, but also that the motor is put under less stress when making smaller batches of things.
Metal gearbox I’ve worked with gears and have played Airsoft in the past. In all these circumstances, metal gearboxes are preferable to nonmetal ones. Plastic/nylon gears work well, but they wear out faster in general. If they encounter a sudden increase in stress — like when mixing a particularly lumpy piece of batter — they can lose teeth and stop your mixer from working. The Artisan model has nonmetal gears, the Pro series (6+ quart) uses metal gears.
- Future-proofing. If you ask around, these are supposed to last for many years, usually 10 or more. I didn’t want to be in the position where I loved my mixer but would want a bigger one in a few years because it could do more.
- There was NO want or need any features on the 7-8 quart models, and the 6-quart model was on sale for $350, only $100 more than the artisan one’s pricing at the time.
However, I would recommend not using these reasons as rationale for getting the mixer
- 67 point mixing. Yes, the different planetary gearing mixes in a more complete circle compared to the Artisan model, but 59 points are already enough to get very thorough mixing.
- Glass bowl. The glass bowl is nice because you can see everything, but you can’t put it in the dishwasher due to the band around the center. Also, it’d be hard to get a 6-quart bowl in the dishwasher. This is fine because glass cleans up very nicely. If you’re looking for something that can be thrown in the wash, you can buy a 6-quart bowl stainless bowl from KitchenAid.
Problems I’ve had:
- The beater attachment is very rigid. This is good when beating things, but it also means it’s brittle and will crack under too much stress. I managed to crack the attachment when making a big batch of scones. It happens. Replacements are inexpensive if you do mess up.
- Cleaning the wire whisk. This isn’t a unique problem for this whisk, but the one that comes with this model is not coated, but made of aluminum that will corrode if put in the dishwasher. Washing by hand is doable, but I’d advise soaking for a while to make it easier. If you’re like me and are lazy, KitchenAid sells a stainless steel whip for this model I might pick up one or two.
There are reviews about a black substance that people have found in the things they’ve made. This is grease, and it is found on the part of the mixer where the attachments hook onto, and I believe inside the attachments.
Give this part and the area around it a wipe-down with a damp cloth, and handwash the attachments before using the machine.
This is a good idea regardless of whether there is grease there or not, as they’ve come from a factory, and then a warehouse.
Thus far I’ve made scones, biscuits, marshmallows, mashed potatoes (use the beater, then the whisk for fluffy potatoes), and cookies with it. I need to find the time to make bread. No complaints thus far about the mixer itself. I haven’t tried any of the attachments yet.
For a relative newbie to making things from scratch, I’m a big fan. It feels and runs like a piece of industrial equipment, but looks gorgeous on the counter.
I’ve used it about twice per week since I got it a month ago, and am very happy with it. These are supposed to last for a decade or longer, so I expect I’ll be making things with it for some time to come.
November 13, 2016
Color: Onyx BlackVerified Purchase
I had to reorder the glass bowl ,as the holder for the bracket was upside down on one side. You could not mount the bowl on the mixer because of it.
I find it interesting that they are not inspected before being packed and sent out.
Most recent customer reviews for the KitchenAid Professional 600 Design Series:
I have another kitchenaid stand mixer. I ordered this one for more power. It does not mix well getting all the ingredients from the bottom of the bowl….
Published 1 month ago
Recently got a new one of these and was really excited. Function wise it works great. However, the KitchenAid Professional 600 Design wirewhisk attachment has a base that can not be put in the dishwasher…
Beautiful works great.
I bought the KitchenAid Professional 600 Design for my girlfriend and it was the best present ever, well that’s what she said! It works wonders! Making 4 different types of cupcakes in less than an hour!
Published 2 months ago
Love this product
I love this KitchenAid Professional 600 Design as I purchased it to replace the existing 6 qt mixer I’ve been using for 20 years, however, I decided to buy an 8 qt mixer before this one arrived and I returned.
Yes of course a very good machine.
The KitchenAid Professional 600 DesignIt is the most beautiful thing in my kitchen! I cook and bake a LOT. I should have treated myself to this great mixer a long time ago. Christmas baking was great fun this year.
Published 3 months ago
Much bigger than what I expected, but the wife loves it anyway. BTW, the covers made for the swivel head models does not fit this one.
KitchenAid Professional 600 Design works awesome my Husband purchased this as a surprise gift!
Price: $379.95 & FREE Shipping
(as of 11-23-2018. 7:47P.M.)