Product Comparison: Breville BEM600XL vs KitchenAid KSM150PS


General Specifications
Brand
Breville
KitchenAid
Model
BEM600XL
KSM150PS
About the Product
The Breville BEM600XL Handy Stand Mixer is how you ensure exceptional results using one mixer. A Better Hand Mixer: spring loaded, soft tipped beaters create deeper hand mixing for incresed volume. A Smarter Stand Mixer: Two independent motors spin the bowl against the beating action to combine even the thickest mix.
Make up to 9 dozen cookies in a single batch with the KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. This mixer also features 10 speeds to thoroughly mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily and is available in a variety of colors to perfectly match your kitchen design or personality. For even more versatility, use the power hub to turn your stand mixer into a culinary center with over 10 optional hub powered attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more.
Key Specs
Number of Speed Settings
10
10
Number of Beaters Included
2
3
Wattage
380 Watts
325 Watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Breville BEM600XL Handy Stand Mixer
  • Mixer has excellent power and good mixing capability.
  • Offset of blades in mixer bowl makes for less having to scrape sides
  • It has many speeds which are electronic and high and low.
  • Had plenty of power for mixing cookie dough, blades easily unsnapped for cleaning (licking), and smaller mixer size was a plus in my tiny kitchen.
  • Too many tiny parts on the beaters. They are very difficult to get clean
  • Two motors. What happens if the bowl turner dies? Sure, it can be used as a $25 hand mixer, but it's heavy in that capacity.
KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Stand Mixer
  • Works as it should, and is pretty powerful to work through that thicker dough type recipes
  • It has the power to mix heavy dough like bread with ease.
  • The stand mixer is so much more powerful, and you can multitask, plus I can buy more attachments for the motor. I just wish I hadn't waited all of these years to enjoy the experience!
  • I especially love the flat paddle beater because it scrapes off so much easier than old regular dual beaters where the dough gets all in-between
  • I also noticed that when it was on the highest speed, it would "jump" and the bowl seemed not to want to stay in its place.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
14 in.
Width
7.5 in.
9.3 in.
Color
White
Empire Red (also available in 11 colors)
Material
Stainless steel/Plastic
Die-cast metal
Depth
12.5 in.
14.3 in.
Weight
7.6 lbs.
26 lbs.

Breville BEM600XL

KitchenAid KSM150PS

Breville BEM600XL

KitchenAid KSM150PS

Breville BEM600XL

KitchenAid KSM150PS

Breville BEM600XL

KitchenAid KSM150PS

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Breville BEM600XL Handy Stand Mixer
  • I was searching for a mixer that is lighter and took up less room than a KitchenAid. This is a great appliance!
  • It is especially good for apartment dwellers with smaller kitchens.
  • I needed the small size and weight, so it's uniquely useful to me
  • This mixer is light weight and easy to use.
KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Stand Mixer
  • It is heavy but for me this is a plus, I never worry about what it can handle and it does not walk on the counter.
  • It is extremely durable and the easiest kitchen appliance to clean!
  • It is non stick which makes it amazing and easy when it comes to cleaning!
  • Only con is the weight as it's hard to lift for someone who cannot lift heavy of awkward objects. It weighs about 17 pounds, which could present a problem for some people.
  • The flimsy pouring shield does not fit well, must be held in place & allows both dry & wet ingredients to fly out every where.
Control
Control Type
Buttons
Slider
Timer
Yes minutes
No minutes
Whisk Function
No
Yes
"Pulse" Option
Yes
No
What customers say about "Control"
Breville BEM600XL Handy Stand Mixer
  • It has 12 speeds and the 1st speed is very low, which is nice when beating in dry ingredients so they don't get blown out of the bowl. It's also nice how the speed increases slowly and speed 12 is very powerful.
  • The added timer on the digital speed display is a bonus. I will note that the digital speed display is difficult to see when one is short.
  • The choice of various speeds with the boost is a good feature as well. I definitely recommend this appliance.
  • Top buttons that run the beaters are not easy to operate. Takes two pushes to start the beaters. One is the on-off slider, and then you have to keep hitting the + or - button to increase or decrease speed
  • Doesn't clean the bottom of the bowl under the beaters, so you have to stop the motor and raise the beaters to scrape underneath.
KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Stand Mixer
  • The controls are fool-proof and clean up is a breeze!
  • The black numbers on the speed control are easy to read.
  • Love the speed control as I'm adding my ingredients.
  • Only issue is l'm left handed, so the controls are awkward.
  • The controls are hard to see on the side making it difficult to change settings.
Details
Bowl Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Bowl Handle
No
Yes
Tilting Head
Yes
Yes
Type
Hand and stand mixer
Stand mixer
Bowl-Lift Design
No
No
Bowl Capacity
3.5 quarts
5 quarts
Flat Beaters
Yes
Yes
Dough Hooks
Yes
Yes
Accessories
Spatula, Dough Hook, Beating Whisk
Flat beater, Wire Whipcoated Dough Hook, Pouring shield
Features
Easy to use, Electronic load sensing for heavy mixes, Display
59-Point planetary mixing action, direct drive transmission
BPA-Free
Yes
No
Detachable Mixer
Yes
No
What customers say about "Details"
Breville BEM600XL Handy Stand Mixer
  • The mixer part separates from the stand so it can be used as a hand mixer. This makes it very easy to store.
  • The blades are powered by a motor and the stand is powered by a separate motor which makes the bowl go around.
  • Supplied spatula fits well with bowl and is sturdy.
  • Love the offset bowl which is super for adding ingredients without stopping the mixer or making a mess.
  • Nice mixer but the beaters started rusting after 4 uses...maybe it was a lemon.
KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan Stand Mixer
  • The plastic bowl rim allows the addition of dry powers without dust flying everywhere.
  • With attachments you can make various pastas, sausages, chop, grind... It is a multi-functional kitchen tool I would not like to be without.
  • As for covering the bowl - this mixer only has one beater, one whisk and one dough hook but it covers the bowl better than a regular two beater, whisk, dough hook mixer can!
  • Love the attachements and especially the dough hook, since I love making bread.
  • The problem was with the bowl. The bowl shed metal into the food while mixing.
  • Love the mixer, but hate the new cheapie wire whip.tThis new one has a cheaper, lightweight one that can't be washed in dishwasher, and made my mashed potatoes turn black.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE

Breville BEM600XL

KitchenAid KSM150PS


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