KitchenAid - Classic or Artisan?

(11 Posts)
NorkyButNice Sun 17-Aug-08 14:44:59

I've been thinking about buying a KitchenAid for ages, but am wondering whether to go with the Artisan or if the Classic is just as good - does anyone have the Classic?

Amazon are selling the Classic in White for 150 quid this week which is a lot cheaper than the Artisan at 350!

NorkyButNice Sun 17-Aug-08 16:55:22

Anyone? My fingers are clutching my credit card and itching to buy something!

caykon Sun 17-Aug-08 17:20:28

tbh didnt know they did 2 sorts I have the artisan and love it

pigleto Sun 17-Aug-08 17:49:37

I have a kitchenaid toaster. it's brilliant. So I went and bought the blender, which is also brilliant but I never use it. I really want the mixer, because it is pretty, but I am trying to give up cake and it wouldn't help.

NorkyButNice Mon 18-Aug-08 15:14:07

Thanks for the input - I think I'll save up for the Artisan although am peeved at the fact that it's half the price here in the US (but won't work when we come back to the UK).

caykon Mon 18-Aug-08 20:06:57

I have relatives that use US appliances over here, must admit they do use a bulky transformer but its not to bad. The transformer can be stored away in a drawer and brought out when using. If it saved that much I think I would do it.
I got my mixer as a wedding pressie else would have seriously considered getting one abroad.

thisisyesterday Mon 18-Aug-08 20:13:10

I have the artisan and love it.

don't know what the difference is though

AbbaFan Mon 18-Aug-08 20:27:29

I got the classic recently for £150 on amazon and it's brilliant.

The only difference is that the artisan has a slightly bigger bowl and comes in lots of colours (i think). Maybe a faster motor.

I would get the classic and save your money.

JFly Tue 19-Aug-08 10:21:27

Classic is probably fine for your average baking needs. I've had my kitchenaid for 5 years (it's the old version of the artisan I think) and I love it. But I'm not sure you'd notice the difference between the two styles in terms of performance. I don't think I've ever used the highest speed setting. I believe the artisan has a bigger bowl, comes in more colours and has a faster motor (300 watts instead of 250). At least according to the US website. How much baking do you do?

I used to live with a pastry chef in the States (oh, the cakes) and she baked all the time with a classic. If it was good enough for her, probably good enough for us mere mortals. wink But I do like the pretty colours of the artisan....

oysterpots Tue 19-Aug-08 13:44:56

I have had the classic for about 6 years now and it's amazing. I love it. I love the blender too. Go for it

thisisyesterday Tue 19-Aug-08 20:44:26

yep was the colour that did it for me. I needed a beautiful pink mixer. honestly.

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