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The KitchenAid (KSM8990DP) 8-Quart Stand Mixer is a large capacity baker’s essential equipped to handle more than 8 pounds of dough for the perfect batch of cookies, bread, or crust in a single bowl.
The bowl-lift design provides sturdy bowl support for stability for heavy ingredients or large batches. The lever smoothly raises the mixing bowl into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact.
The 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir and versatile power hub works with more than 12 available attachments to help you make anything and everything imaginable.
Get professional results with the 1.3HP motor enabling your mixer to deliver consistent power to small and large loads with less heat build-up resulting in years of dependable mixing.
The commercial mixer is NSF certified and includes Powerknead Spiral Dough Hook, Flat Beater, and Stainless Steel Wire Whip.
Style Name:No Bowl Guard
Designed by professionals for professionals, the KitchenAid commercial Stand Mixer delivers extraordinary power, strength and capacity to take on the biggest batches, thickest batters and most challenging recipes. The KitchenAid (KSM8990DP) 8-Quart Stand Mixer is a large capacity baker’s essential equipped to handle more than 8 pounds of dough for the perfect batch of cookies, bread, or crust in a single bowl. The bowl-lift design provides sturdy bowl support for stability for heavy ingredients or large batches. The lever smoothly raises the mixing bowl into position for efficient beater-to-bowl contact. The 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir and versatile power hub works with more than 12 available attachments to help you make anything and everything imaginable. Get professional results with the 1.3HP motor enabling your mixer to deliver consistent power to small and large loads with less heat build-up resulting in years of dependable mixing. The commercial mixer is NSF certified and includes Powerknead Spiral Dough Hook, Flat Beater, and Stainless Steel Wire Whip.
Style Name:No Bowl Guard
|Product Dimensions||17.2 x 13.6 x 19.8 inches|
|Item Weight||33 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||33.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||KSM8990DP|
331 customer reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#94,545 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
|Date first listed on Amazon||May 9, 2013|
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One thing to note: In the box is this weird shaped rectangle thing. Its not mentioned in the manual, so I called and found out that its a chute to add ingredients through the protective cage.
June 7, 2015
While I understand the reason for the orange power cord it’s not exactly a color that fits in well with most kitchens. It’s very long, which is nice, but it does stand out against our gray granite countertops.
This machine is big. It does not slide under our upper cabinets but will fit under them if I tilt it then bring it upright once it’s under. Since it’s a lift bowl style rather than a tilt head it can be used like this without a problem.
One of the best things about this mixer is the soft start. My artisan mixer would get flour all over but this mixer starts slowly enough to prevent messes. Even with black painted cabinets I seldom have to clean up flour dust. It also changes speeds softly. If you accidentally bump the slider you have a moment or two or put it back, it won’t suddenly be going at full speed.
The paddle and dough hook work as they should. The spiral hook is a vast improvement on the small hook that comes with the artisan mixer (the mixer I upgraded from). The whisk is great. It makes fantastic merengue in just a couple minutes. Attachments work well. I make quick work of 50lbs of roasted apples with the applesauce/tomato strainer attachment.
Overall I’m happy with this purchase. When I first got it I thought I had made a mistake and should have gone with the six quart instead. Now that I’m used to it I’m glad I have the extra size, power, and features of the 8 quart commercial version. The fact that it’s made in the USA just makes it that much better
March 13, 2015
I purchased it when I got fed up by the Hamilton Beach 63227 that Iâve had for about 1 year. I was always eyeballing a KitchenAid, but when I found the Hamilton for just 60 bucks new I pulled the trigger. It was not a bad mixer, but it was never powerful enough, and regretted my decision every time I was using it. Well, time came to get a meat grinder attachment (the stainless SmokehouseChef one) and what a better opportunity to change my mixer? So I searched and researched and stumbled upon this commercial KitchenAid. What a great find!
This mixer is similar in size to the Professional 600 that we also considered. It is almost 17â tall, so it fits perfectly under the cabinet (and it looks fantastic too, orange cord included – tucked away in the back). And because it doesnât tilt, I can keep it in one position and never move it (the Hamilton – a tilt head model – we needed to take out every time as we couldnât tilt it under the cabinet). Also, the 8qt bowl is big (or at least that’s my impression after switching from a 4.5qt one), but it is mostly tall. It is so tall in fact that there are issues adding ingredients – when we use this bowl we always have to lower it to add ingredients. It seems (from what I read) that the pouring shield from the Professional 600 6qt bowl fits this unit. But we never bought the shield – instead, to mitigate this issue we purchased the KitchenAid KSMC5QBOWL 5qt bowl for about 40 bucks) and that one is perfect for our everyday mixing needs.
We love the fact that all attachments are stainless steel. Very good quality too and NSF rated for restaurant use. They are BIG, and solid! We switched most of our small appliances and cookware to stainless, and this is one very important reason we chose this KitchenAid unit (the Hamilton aluminum-coated attachments started to chip after just a few uses). We have tried all attachments and all performed very well. But we needed to adjust the bowl height to get them to properly scrape the edges. There is one attachment that we considered (the KitchenAid KAFE7L) but didnât yet really feel the need for it.
Using it is a pleasure! This thing is a beast. Nothing can stop it! It has so much torque! And it is do quiet too. It features a slow start – when it gets to the speed selected all you hear is a very quiet motor driving the gear drive (I cannot really explain it; it just sounds like a well-built, solid machinery). It mixes anything we through at it – pizza dough, play dough, paleo (sticky) dough, panettone dough, eggs, etc. – with so much ease. It also drives that meat grinder without any strain – almost as if nothing is there.
The lift-bowl is a bit more inconvenient than the tilt-head model (as my Hamilton was) but the torque on this puppy would have probably torn that hinge apart. To see the true difference in the motor design please refer to the pictures I uploaded – the KSM8990 has direct drive, and the entire motor unit is actually cheaper to replace (about 50 bucks) than replacing all parts that could go wrong in the other 2 models.
It is one of my best appliances (I try to purchase commercial quality as often as I can – I also have the Waring WFP14SC, the Waring MX1200XTX, the Weston 08-0801-W, among others) and I reach for it every time I have the chance.
All in all, highly recommended!