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Kenmore Elite 216901-R 5-Quart 400W Stand Mixer - Red

Item# 00889208000P | Model# 216901-R | Added on October 21, 2010 | Seller:
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Get More Cooking & Baking Done without Tedious Stirring
Whether you're whipping up cookies, appetizers or sauce, this Kenmore Elite 5 qt red stand mixer is the secret to leave everyone wondering just how you do it. This mixer combines unique rotating motions, a versatile selection of tools and a unique lighted view, resulting in tasty creations. A 400W electric motor is powerful enough to handle a variety of foods, from thick multigrain dough to decadent frosting.

  • Includes: mixer, dough hook, wire whip, flat beater & mixing bowl
  • SensiClick™ means splatter free starts and stops
  • Knob-style speed adjustment gives you more control
  • Built-in attachment hub let’s you use additional cooking tools from a variety of machines
  • Illumalight™ LED light gives you a clear view of whatever is mixing
  • Tilting head gives you quick, easy access
  • Powerful 400 watt motor
  • Stainless steel, aluminum and plastic construction
  • 3-quart and 5-quart bowls
  • Dishwasher safe attachments and bowl
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By mscartee
December 20th, 2009
Great KitchenAid Alternative, Buy it if you make bread!!!

I have bought both a kitchenaid artisan stand mixer and this mixer and tried them side by side.


The recipe I made was a simple pizza dough with a maximum of 3 cups of flour and yeast and water (won't disclose whole recipe :-))


                                           Kenmore Elite                                                      Kitchenaid

Noise           Louder, but consistent sound (no grinding noise)           Less Loud, but ginding noises can be heard on first use

Speed                                   Same                                                                   Same

Power                                400watts                                                             325 watts

Warranty                         5 year replacement included                          1 year replacement included

Price                                      179                                                                        299

Dough Mixing Hook                 Actually kneads dough                                     Moves it around the bowl

Mixing Light                       YES                                                                            NO

Number of Mixing Bowls                2 (5Qt, and 3Qt)                                            5 Qt

Attachments                       All KitchenAid Attachments                                 All KitchenAid Attachments

Standard Use: If you use this mixer for just cake baking and cupcakes and whipcream creation then you need to probably get the kitchenaid if you want a wide range of colors. But if you want to make pizza dough or wheat breads or other things on a daily or even weekly basis you need to get this mixer because both will probably strip their gears out  over the next five years but only one has a five year warranty and local replacement. So make the smart decision like I did, a mixer is going to be loud no matter what but if you want bread for home then you need to buy this kenmore Elite Stand Mixer


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By BeckiK
November 8th, 2013
Faulty mixer was fire hazard; not backed by Sears

We bought this mixer 3 years ago, when the red became available, after comparing it to the Kitchen Aid--it seemed to be a good value, and used all the Kitchen Aid attachments. We have used it less than 25 times. One night it turned on by itself-all the controls were off! We unplugged it, and a few days later we tried it in another outlet-the machine started turning when the controls were off, and the arm was raised! Then, although the light was on, the controls no longer worked. I emailed Sears, but never got a response, so I took it to the store and was told the warranty was only 1 year, and I should've bought the extended plan for 3 years. Now it's worthless, and I will never throw away my money on a Kenmore product again if this is the way they treat their customers. We currently have a complete Kenmore Elite kitchen, but when the time comes we will replace the appliances elsewhere.

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very good mixer


I have a Kitchenaid so when I saw this on sale in the store I purchased it for my daughter as the accessories were identical and it had a five year warranty. I ended up keeping it and giving the kitchenaid away. I love the tilt head, the two heavy stainless steel bowls, and the dial for very precise control. It never lugs down, never splatters when starting, has a light over the bowl and the bowls stay firmly in place. there are really no cons except it leaves a small amount of batter in the bottom of the bowl but I like the beater not scraping the very bottom and maybe getting metal in the batter as it wears down. Have not missed my more expensive bulky mixer at all!

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Love it!


I have wanted one for a long time. Chose the Kenmore over the kitchenaid because Kenmore had a bigger motor, built in light and came with an additional bow as well as 5 year warranty vs 1 yearl. Have used it once and it was great. Looking forward to using it a lot!

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After 8 beautiful years the old girl has started to turn on by herself! Im heart broken as this just started happening last night. Up to this point I've had no complaints. I just wish the Kenmore mixer would have lasted longer. Now I have to decide try to fix this one or buy a new one.

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