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How Many Watts Does a KitchenAid Mixer Use? (KitchenAid Mixer Wattage Test)

By:Michael Johns

Pink KitchenAid mixer

On this page, you will find out how many watts a KitchenAid mixer draws.

I love cooking up homemade pizza. This includes making and proofing my own dough. There are two appliances that I rely on to get epic Italian puffy crusts – the first is a stone oven and the second is a mixer. And nothing beats a KitchenAid mixer. These things are awesome. It never struggles no matter how hard it is pushed, plus it looks absolutely fabulous on the kitchen counter. Pizza dough is tough to mix too with strong gluten being formed. This got me wondering about the power consumption of this appliance.

Below we will discuss and test KitchenAid mixer wattage, explain how to work it out for yourself, and calculate the total electricity required.

How Many Watts is a KitchenAid Mixer?

A KitchenAid mixer uses 300 watts.

Virtually all domestic KitchenAid mixers have the same power rating. You might find the exact number varies by 15W between older and new machines. Plus, larger professional mixers can exceed 300W.

Truth is: There is very little difference in the internal motor of these appliances. No matter if it is a limited edition or classic, it will work the same. I was actually surprised at the relatively low wattage of the KitchenAid. I expected it to use a lot more power when faced with tough to mix dough. But its motor doesn’t need to spin very fast, rather it tends to move at a slow and steady pace.

One thing you might notice is that it won’t always run at 300W. This is the maximum power rating, so some settings will use even less.

How to Find Out Your KitchenAid Mixer Wattage

There’s 3 ways you can work out the wattage of a KitchenAid mixer.

  1. Check Product Specification

The quickest way is to look at the KitchenAid mixer’s specification. The watts (W) is usually written on a sticker on the base of the appliance. If not, you can check the user manual or the manufacturer’s website for technical details. The power rating is clearly listed in the product specification on the brand’s website.

KitchenAid mixers power specs
  1. Use a Wattmeter

A wattmeter is brilliant for getting a live wattage reading and tracking total energy usage of any appliance. You can simply plug it into your KitchenAid mixer to get instant information. 

I used one to test a KitchenAid mixer which gave a live reading of 277W.

kitchen aid mixer watt test showing 277W
  1. Wattage Formula or Calculator

If you know the amperage and voltage of your KitchenAid mixer you can use this to find the maximum watts. Simply use the formula Amps x Volts = Watts. Or you can head over to the ‘Watt Calculator’ to work this out.

KitchenAid Mixer Wattage Examples

Let’s take a look at specific examples of how many watts a KitchenAid mixer draws. Below is a collection of modern KitchenAid mixers with their listed power ratings.

KitchenAid mixer ModelPower Rating (Watts)
Mixer Tilt-head 4.8L – ARTISAN PREMIUM300
Mixer Tilt-head 4.3L – CLASSIC275
Mixer Tilt-head 4.8L BEETROOT 300
Mixer limited edition 4.8L – ARTISAN300

As you can see, the power ratings might vary slightly between different KitchenAid mixers. So you should take the time to check your own appliance.

How Much Electricity Does a KitchenAid Mixer Use?

You can use KitchenAid mixer wattage to work out how much electricity it uses. Plus this can be useful in understanding how much it costs to run your KitchenAid mixer.

Yellow KitchenAid Mixer

A watt (W) is a measurement of power at a single point in time. A watt-hour is the total amount of electricity used in an hour. For example, a KitchenAid mixer drawing 300W would use 300Wh when running for an hour.

Happily, electricity bills are recorded in kilowatt-hours (kWh). A kilowatt is simply 1000 watts. So a 300W KitchenAid mixer running for 1 hour uses 0.3kWh.

In reality, you might use a KitchenAid mixer for 30 minutes a week. This means a KitchenAid mixer uses about 150Wh or 0.15kWh electricity a week That’s 0.645kWh a month and 7.74kWh a year. 

That’s a rough electricity cost of $1.16 a year to use your mixer for 30 minutes a week.

Using a KitchenAid Mixer Off-Grid

If you’re planning to use your KitchenAid mixer in an off-grid situation like a power outage, RV, or boat, the information above is useful. Knowing the wattage allows you to choose the correct power equipment and work out how long it will run.

You can either use a power inverter, portable power station, or generator to produce AC electricity. 

To make sure everything runs smoothly you should check two things on this equipment – wattage capacity and total energy capacity. 

Your power source, like an inverter, should have a wattage capacity of at least 20% more than your KitchenAid mixer. This ensures it will be able to deliver enough power as they are never 100% efficient. To mix dough, you will need at least 500W of power capacity. This will give you plenty of capacity to run your mixer without overworking your equipment.

Secondly, you need to ensure your energy source, like a battery, has enough energy to run the KitchenAid mixer for the required amount of time. As we already know, it will use about 150Wh electricity for 30 minutes. This is the equivalent to 12.5Ah on a 12V battery.

How Many Watts Does a KitchenAid Mixer Use Summary

You should now know how many watts a KitchenAid mixer uses.

These appliances all come in a standard size which run at 300W (or close). It’s always worth double checking your devices, but you can be confident it won’t use a huge amount of power. If you’re like me you’ll mix ingredients a couple of times a week so the overall electricity usage isn’t much either. Plus, as a relatively low watt kitchen appliance you could use one to bake when living off-grid.