KitchenAid KL26M1XER Professional

KitchenAid KL26M1XER Professional 6-Qt. Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Empire Red

  • The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center, with more than 15 optional attachments (Not included with the product).
  • 6-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers enough capacity to mix dough for 13 dozen cookies.
  • 67-Point Planetary mixing action means 67 touch points per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient Incorporation.
  • The bowl-lift design provides sturdy bowl support for stability when mixing heavy ingredients or large batches.
  • Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe.
  • Includes powerknead spiral dough hook, flat beater, and stainless steel wire whip.
  • NOTE: Refer User Guide on Technical Specification before use


From the manufacturer


KitchenAid Professional 6-Qt. Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
The Professional 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures.

Burnished metal flat beater, PowerKnead Spiral Dough Hook and 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.

Top Features

Power Hub
The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center. With more than 15 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.

6-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl with Comfortable Handle
6-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle 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.

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.

Bowl-Lift Design
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.

Product description
Color:Empire Red
The professional 6-Quart Bowl-Lift stand mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures. The burnished metal flat beater, PowerKnead spiral dough hook and 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.

Top Customer Reviews

This mixer is turning out to be an amazing value. It keeps outperforming a 15-year old KA ...

This mixer is turning out to be an amazing value. It keeps outperforming a 15-year old KA Heavy Duty which it’s replacing. So far, it has done an outstanding job whipping eggs for genoise and kneading bagel dough. I wasn't sure what to expect since there wasn't much info on this model. Besides actually using the machine, my concerns were put to rest after checking more expensive KA models at Williams Sonoma. The build quality is consistent with the WS display models that cost much more. While the KL26M1 series may not have a few features (like the knob on the bowl lift handle) I am more concerned with performance, size and durability. The beater height needed adjusting - initial test showed the flat paddle barely touched 2 eggs at the bottom of the bowl. A half turn counterclockwise of the adjustment screw easily fixed that problem. I also purchased the 11-wire whip (model KN211WW) with the money I saved buying mine on Cyber Monday. Well worth the extra $21 - perfect fit and takes it to a whole new level compared to the subpar whip it came with (see picture). I am hoping this machine will last for years. It is a surprisingly useful upgrade to an older version. This is keeper!

Professional Mixer makes me feel like a Professional Chef

This is my 3rd Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I have previously owned 2 5 quart Artisian models and needed an upgrade to handle my needs. My Kitchen Aid stand mixers get heavy usage. I had been researching professional grade mixers and was looking at purchasing the 7 quart, but with the price of this one on Cyber Monday, I just could not justify the difference in cost and decided to try the 6 quart to see if it would handle my needs. So far I have made a double batch of egg noddles, a double batch of crescent rolls, and a batch of cookies that makes 5 1/2 dozen at once. I was only able to do single batches in my previous mixer and the cookie dough always rode up the paddle attachment making a huge mess and a hard clean up, not to mention the motor itself never sounded quite right when mixing the large batches.

I told my husband that I would try out this model first and if it didn't suit my needs that I would want to go ahead with the 7 quart, but so far, this mixer is meeting my needs quite nicely. If you are a heavy duty baker and tackle yeast breads, large batches of cookies and other doughs, I would highly recommend this mixer! I am extremely pleased with it and hope that it will handle my yeast roll dough that requires 10 cups of flour just as it has handled everything else so far! My only con is that I am finding it difficult to get the bowl on the prongs, but will readily admit that it is user error because I keep trying to put it on the wrong way. I'm sure that once I have used it a few more times that I will learn how to get it right the first time.