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We are reviewing the Cuisinart Precision Master SM-50 Stand Mixer – after 12 hours of testing by kneading bread dough, whipping egg whites, and making fresh pasta with the attachment, here our both PROs and CONs of the mixer.
Cuisinart Precision Master SM-50 Stand Mixer Review
The Cuisinart Stand Mixer is a 5.5 quart, 500-watt machine with 12 speed setting. It comes in 3 colors: brushed chrome, red and white.
This model of stand mixer resembles the KitchenAid so much that I had to look twice!
A few years ago, we owned the Cuisinart SM-55 stand mixer, which looked more squat, square and modern. But it looked out of place in more traditional-designed kitchens.
But design was the least of its problems – the older SM-55 model just never performed well, with a funky designed paddle, hard to grip handle on bowl, a bowl that looked more like an ice bucket than mixing bowl, and a heavy tilt head that always threatened to tip the machine over.
Fortunately, Cuisinart’s SM-50 Precision Master seemed to have solved most of those problems.
PRO: As I mentioned, it resembles the KitchenAid’s timeless design. It’s a handsome machine, with just enough curves.
CON: Only comes in 3 colors (vs. KitchenAid’s endless palette of colors – I think there are 33 different colors).
PRO: The re-designed bowl of is wide, giving you plenty of room to peek in and add ingredients. Its big, fat handle allows you to hold on securely to scoop ingredients out.
CON: The bowl secures to the machine at the very bottom, with a twisty motion. That means you have to keep that bottom area very clean.
PRO: 500 watts (vs. KitchenAid’s 5 quart 325 watt). It’s powerful – kneading a batch of bread dough was a breeze, no effort at all. W...