Just in time to be your go-to for all of the cookie-baking and bread-making you'll do this fall, the iconic KitchenAid Artisan Series stand mixer is currently 25 percent off at Amazon. Normally priced at $279, this workhorse can be yours for $209.99. Walmart is also selling the same model at a significant savings in classic white. If you haven't been lucky enough to inherit one, now could be your best opportunity to pull the trigger on this timeless and versatile appliance.
What makes this such a major value? You're getting a 5-quart stainless steel bowl with a handle, ideal for mixing (and lifting) big batches of heavy cookie batter. It's perfect, for example, for one of our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. The bowl can hold enough batter to make up to nine-dozen cookies or dough for four loaves of bread. Don't worry — we won't tell if you decide to keep half of what you bake for your office holiday cookie swap. (It will be here before you know it!)
Included are three different mixing accessories — a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip — each specifically designed to incorporate ingredients evenly, knead heavy pizza or bread doughs, or lightly beat eggs and whipping cream. While we love a dependable hand mixer, only a stand mixer can handle jobs like this. The dishwasher-safe pouring shield can do double duty as a collar to help keep your counters flour-free when mixing. And the 10-speed dial gives you a wide range of mixing options ranging from gentle folding to heavy whipping.
If you're looking to spend a little less but still want a deep discount, the 4.5-Quart Classic Plus Series is also being offered at 37 percent off at Amazon for $189.99.
As always, KitchenAid's power hub is compatible with up to 12 different accessories that can be purchased à la carte, such as a spiralizer or a pasta roller. With this much versatility, we think it's more than worthy of some space on your countertop.