KitchenAid KSM8990 8 Quart Commercial Bowl Lift Stand Mixer Review

August 9, 2016
Kitchenaid 8990 Stand Mixer

If you are looking for a mixer that is capable of mixing commercial quantities, yet do not wish to incur the expense and inconvenience of a commercial floor mixer, the KitchenAid KSM8990 is an excellent choice. It is perfect for restaurants, bakeries and caterers and those tasks that require larger than usual capacity.

This is a heavy duty mixer, as well as being for large capacity mixing jobs, featuring a die-cast zinc and stainless steel build, together with a 1.3 HP motor. It is the type of mixer you will want to leave on your benchtop though because it weighs 30 pounds. Leaving it out does have the advantage of being available for constant use and the lift bowl design means extra height above the unit is not required for changing the beaters.

If you already have KitchenAid mixers, you can still use the five, six and seven quart bowls as well as the beaters from the seven quart mixer.

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Features of the KitchenAid KSM8990

Design – a heavy duty, lift bowl, eight quart stand mixer

Footprint - 13 ¼ W x 14 ½ D x 16 ½ H inches

Motor - 1.3 HP with DC motor

Wattage - 500 watts

Voltage - 120 volts so is suitable for use in the US only

Capacity – eight quart large capacity for extra-large mixing jobs

Gear Casing – is metal for top performance and durability

Certification - NSF certified

Materials - die-cast zinc and stainless-steel provide a solid quality build that is designed for longevity and durability

Cord - 74 inches

Colors – four available being red, black, dark pewter and white for easy integration with kitchen decor

Lift Bowl – for changing beaters saves the requirement for additional height that comes with the tilt head design. It means you can leave this heavy mixer permanently in situ for constant use

Versatile - will also fit a seven quart bowl as well as the smaller five quart bowl so that you can still use the accessories from other KitchenAid mixers you may have bought previously

Country of Origin - made in the USA

Note – pour shield and cover are not included

Included Acce​​​​ssories

1 x KitchenAid NSF commercial bowl-lift stand mixer

1 x 8-qt. stainless-steel mixing bowl

1 x stainless-steel 11- wire elliptical whip

1 x stainless-steel wide flat beater

Attachments Available for Separate Purchase

1 x stainless-steel spiral dough hook
  • Slicer shredder
  • Ice cream maker
  • Sausage stuffer
  • Grain mill
  • Meat grinder
  • Citrus juicer
  • Food processor
  • Mixer cover
  • Bowl covers
  • Pouring shield

Specifications

  • Measures: 13.3 x 14.6 x 16.5 inches
  • Weighs: 30 pounds
  • Item No: KSM8990OB
  • Warranty: 2 Year Commercial Warranty

What’s Great About the KitchenAid Stand Mixer?

  • Comes with "soft start" feature
  • Compact design
  • Quiet motor with the quiet, even-tone of a well-built gear reduction drive
  • ​Included attachments are solid heavy metal as well as large
  • ​Kneading hook screws in
  • ​Six quart bowl can be used on the eight quart mixer​
  • Excellent for large capacity mixing of cakes, cookie dough, creaming butter and sugar, as well as other mixing chores such as kneading bread
  • ​Heavy and powerful
  • ​Has the lift bowl design so can be left permanently on a countertop that has cabinets above​
  • Comes with thermal overload safety feature
  • ​Soft speed changes
  • Motor runs cool
  • Attachments work well
  • All KitchenAid attachments fit on this mixer including the six quart bowl

What's Not so Great?

  • Orange power cord is unsightly if used in a home kitchen

Ratings

Performance 5/5
Features 5/5
Design 4.5/5

Customer Feedback and Reviews

We give the KitchenAid KSM8990 8 Quart Commercial Bowl Lift Stand Mixer an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Things we like about it include its solid build, quiet operation, soft speed changes, ability to purchase and use a variety of attachments, lift bowl design and ability to handle large quantities without the need for a commercial floor model mixer. Other customers were also impressed by the compact design. To read more about customer feedback, you can read all their reviews here.

Recommendation

The KitchenAid KSM8990 8 Quart Stand Mixer is available online and you can check for prices here. Customers that purchased the KitchenAid were impressed with the power, performance and functionality of this mixer and felt the price justified the benefits provided by the larger model. Based on our review and customer feedback, we are happy to recommend it as an ideal option for customers who require a mixer that can easily handle large capacity mixing.

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