Note: We chose to compare the Cuisinart SM-70 to the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series as both are at the same price range (as of the time of writing this article)
In This Post:
- Cuisinart SM-70 Features.
- Difference Between Cuisinart SM-70 vs. SM-55
- Features of KitchenAid Professional 600 Series.
- Difference Between Cuisinart SM-70 vs. KitchenAid.
- Which One To Buy.
- Video Reviews
Features of the Cuisinart SM-70 Stand Mixer:
- 1000-watts stand mixer with 7-quart stainless steel bowl.
- Durable and easy to clean die-cast metal housing.
- 12-speeds, with slow-start and gentle-fold function.
- Display screen with a 15-minute countdown timer.
- Tilt-back head.
- Auto-shut off.
- Included: chef’s whisk, flat mixing paddle, dough hook and splash guard.
- Available in black, white or brushed chrome.
- Available attachments: meat grinder, pasta maker, food processor, blender, citrus juicer.
Cuisinart SM-70 vs. SM-55, What’s The Difference?
The Cuisinart SM-55 is a slightly smaller capacity and less powerful than the SM-70. It has the following features:
- 800-watts power and 5 1/2-quart stainless steel bowl.
- Die-cast metal housing.
- 12 speed settings with slow start and gentle-fold functions.
- Dial knob control.
- 15-minute countdown timer.
- Includes chef’s whisk, flat mixing paddle, dough hook and splash guard.
- Tilt-back head.
- Auto shutoff.
- Optional attachments: meat grinder, pasta maker, food processor, blender, citrus juicer.
So, as you can see, the only difference is in the power wattage and bowl capacity. Everything else is the same as the SM-70.
Features of the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Mixer:
- 575 watts stand mixer with 6 quart stainless steel bowl with handle.
- Bowl lift design.
- 10 speed settings with slide switch control
- 67-Point Planetary Mixing Action (which means there are 67 points where the whisk rotates when spinning, giving you the best coverage and mixing results).
- Power hub allows you to attach up to 12 different attachments like meat grinder or pasta maker and more.
- Includes dough hook, flat beater, wire whip, and pouring shield.
- Available in over 10 colors.
What Is The Difference Between The Cuisinart SM-70 and KitchenAid Professional 600 Series?
- Wattage: The Cuisinart SM-70 has more power with 1000 watts while the KitchenAid has 575 watts.
- Speed Settings: The Cuisinart has more speed settings, 12 to be exact, and has a slow-start and fold function. While the KitchenAid has 10 settings.
- Bowl capacity: The Cuisinart bowl has 7 quart capacity and NO handle. The KitchenAid has a 6 quart bowl with a handle. Both bowls are made of stainless steel.
- Planetary Action: The KitchenAid has a 67-points planetary action which ensures the best mixing results.
- Included Attachments: Both mixers come with the same attachments: a flat mixer, a whisk and a dough hook, as well as a splash guard.
- Optional Attachments: When you want to expand the function of your mixer, you can purchase attachments separately. The KitchenAid offers over 12 attachments for its power hub, the Cuisinart has 5 attachments.
- Controls: The Cuisinart has a dial knob with 2 buttons for on/off and fold button as well as a display screen for the timer. The KitchenAid has a classic slider switch.
- Colors: The Cuisinart is available in brushed chrome, black or white. The KitchenAid is available is over 10 colors.
Which One Should You Choose? The Cuisinart SM-70 or KitchenAid Professional 600 Series?
- The Cuisinart SM-70 has a lot of great features for its price. You get higher wattage, more speed settings and great slow-start and fold functions. You also get a countdown timer that the KitchenAid lacks. Another thing we like on the Cuisinart is the dial knob, which is less likely to break than a slider switch. However, the planetary action on the Cuisinart isn’t as good as the KitchenAid.
- The KitchenAid has always been preferred by bakers for its iconic design and color variety, and power hub with over 12 optional attachments. In comparison to the Cuisinart, you are getting 10 speed settings instead of 12,, smaller bowl, 575 watts instead of 1000 watts, no timer, and an annoying slider switch that is prone to breaking. On the other hand, the KitchenAid has bowl lift design which provides better bowl stability, it has 67 planetary mixing action which gives more thorough mixing and better results.
- It’s worth noting though, that the optional attachments for the KitchenAid can be expensive, so if you’re choosing the KitchenAid for its expandable functions, you should see how much those optional attachments could cost you before buying the mixer. Many times, you’d find that buying a standalone appliance for that one task could be cheaper than an attachment.
Cuisinart SM-70 Demo:
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Demo: