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NSF Certified® Commercial Series 8 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer with Stainless Steel Bowl Guard - Empire Red

Model # KSMC895ER

 4.5 out of 5 (34 Reviews)

Available in 4 Color(s)

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The KitchenAid® NSF Certified® Commercial Series 8 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer features a stainless steel bowl guard and a powerful, 1.3 HP Motor 1 . Horsepower for our mixer motors was measured using a dynamometer, a machine laboratories routinely use to measure the mechanical power of motors. Our 1.3 horsepower (HP) motor reference reflects the horsepower rating of the motor itself and not the mixer's horsepower output to the mixer bowl. This robust motor, the backbone of our new mixer, delivers .44 HP to the bowl enabling your mixer to deliver consistent power to small and large loads with less heat build-up; resulting in years of dependable mixing. Whencombined with, and guided by our new advanced motor control board, this is our longest lasting and most efficient motor yet. Simply put, our new, highly efficient, special purpose motor delivers the power you need when you need it.


  • NSF® Certified
  • Stainless Steel Bowl Guard
  • Bowl-Lift Design
  • High Efficiency DC Motor
  • 8 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Model KSMC895 includes
Dimensions & Weight
Weight 30

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out of 5 (34 Reviews)

91% of reviewers recommend this product.

Good product

Submitted by Yogi - 8/8/2017

Product is Good

Yes, I recommend this product

B Lukan

Submitted by B - 8/5/2017

I am replacing a 6qt KitchenAid Mixer, needed a bigger one. Also have a 5qt KitchenAid that I purchased used in 1985(still working). Everyone in family owns a KitchenAid mixer. Wouldn't have any other brand.

Yes, I recommend this product

Power house

Submitted by Spot - 7/9/2017

these are the best mixers, Built like tanks and can do everything its supposed to

Yes, I recommend this product

Not commercial

Submitted by Micheal's review - 6/14/2017

I bought the unit over a month ago and I thought it was going to be able to hand my light commercial baking that I do. Are use it for making Dough for a pizza truck that I have. Now mind you I only make 8 ounce does for a porch so I am normally doing two batches of dough at one time which equates to about 3 pounds of flour and other ingredients to make the pizza dough. Right out of the box it was not able to perform as a commercial sold machine. This machine is good for a home cook or someone that is doing cookies, small batches of dough and not really looking to produce large amounts of product. I am now trying to sell it and I am not getting any bites close to the money that I paid for it. I feel I'm going to be stuck with this machine. Take my advice and do your homework and really research the machine you need.

No, I do not recommend this product

Best investment i ever made

Submitted by Maureen the baker - 6/3/2017

So happy with my commercial stand mixer. It has exceeded my expectations

Yes, I recommend this product

Not commercial, not even close

Submitted by The sconery - 5/21/2017

I purchased this online through one of your distributors. Ive only used it once for a last minute order that came at the end of a very long day. I made it his morning before I was barely awake and I put 100g less liquid then I should have into my scone batter. (Before people start commenting I can't bake, if your successful, this stuff happens because your always working) the machine almost came to a grinding halt. Only reason it didn't is because I shut it off before it did so. The guard is cheap and flimsy. The mixer as a whole is gorgeous, but how you can get away with calling this commercial is beyond me. All it takes is a commercial grade electrical chord I guess these days? And what's with the attachments? I knew straight out of the box they were going to be an issue. There the same size as my 5 quart kitchen aid. How can you almost double the size of the bowl and not increase the size of the attachments. So when I'm making macarons and I'm whipping the meringue, what's going to happen when half of the meringue is above the whisk? The bowl is twice its height. Is it going to magically be able to whip all the meringue above it? I needed a mixer that can help me double the production I'm doing and I figured getting a mixer with almost double the capacity would be the obvious answer but it looks like it's not. These are made for people with too much money and need to have all the latest and coolest things. Not for people actually trying to earn a living by using it. I was so excited about getting this too. Had been on my wish list for close to a couple years now. Guess I'll have to follow up my Facebook post with an update.

No, I do not recommend this product

Love it!!!!

Submitted by Judy - 4/22/2017

Love its power

Yes, I recommend this product

Excellent stand mixer

Submitted by Roxann the baker - 4/15/2017

This is my 3rf kitchenaid mixer. Not because of mixer failures, but every mixer was an upgrade. When I thought my baking goods were sufficient, requests increased and I knew I had to upgrade again. Through much research, I landed on this model. Thank God for kitchenaid and the adaptive sizes of their mixer options! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this model. I can now triple batch my recipes which has cut my time to more than half. Productivity is up and my new mixer is exceeding my expectations (although I've never doubted this brand)! It is a larger mixer than my old one but even more quiet in comparison especially when I'm whipping up a double batch of buttercream icing!! I highly recommend this model for avid home bakers and even in commercial businesses!!

Yes, I recommend this product

NSF Certified Commercial Series 8 Quart Stand Mixer

Submitted by suflex - 4/9/2017

Works great, just what I was looking for.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love it

Submitted by Bert - 4/7/2017

I received a week ago this mixer is big enough to handle very large batches with ease. This is replacing a over 30 year old smaller KitchenAid that is being passed onto my daughter. most of the attachments I have will fit this one The only one that will not work on this one is the ice cream maker which uses the beater hub too mix and the hub is larger on this one the bowl will fit and KitchenAid could design an adapter that would work as an add on. I will have too buy a new ice cream maker made by another brand.

Yes, I recommend this product

worth the price

Submitted by maria - 2/28/2017

very good product. I have made several loaves of bread using this machine and have had no problems.My sister also purchased this machine and it is now her go to machine for making breads and cakes. she stopped using her magic mill assistant

Yes, I recommend this product

It is everything I had hoped it would be

Submitted by Bev - 1/19/2017

I have really enjoyed using this machine.

Yes, I recommend this product

Cook's Dream Machine

Submitted by MsJanJ - 1/11/2017

I received this for Christmas and was swept away with excitement and genuine happiness. I have the newest of the Flour Power 6 mixers in addition to this. My luck in the past has been met with horror as my KitchenAid Mixers break down and constantly need to be sent to the mixer repair center, which is very costly for me. The new addition to the appliance family in my kitchen has out performed to my highest expectation. The only problem I have is that the lift bowl rim has several rough raised burrs that need sanding down and touch up paint applied. For the price of the unit which was over $1,000, it should be in pristine condition, not only with operation but cosmetic appearance as well.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great machine, but not for commercial use.

Submitted by FrankR - 12/11/2016

It is a great machine, but don't be fooled it is not for commercial use. What it is good for, is if you like to make extra big mixes. I would not recommend this to a person that does very little baking and does small mixes. The six cup machine will be much better for you.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Roni - 12/9/2016

Ok Folks...you cannot go wrong with this one, hands down it has longevity, great service, and just always works. I received mine Christmas of 1978 with the dough hook, the whip, and flat beater. For 38 years that beauty has decorated my kitchen counter and still looks like the day my then fiance bought it for me. Hubby and I had our 35th Anniversary this year. And my Mixer is running great. I don't abuse her, but I do use her.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love our new KitchenAid!

Submitted by Greenside - 12/5/2016

Bought this one to replace an older model, love the pour spout and sturdiness of the attachments. Has made such a difference in our kitchen.

Yes, I recommend this product

Bread dough champ

Submitted by Asmodeus - 12/3/2016

If you need a serious stand mixer and need the footprint for a home kitchen, this is the one. Serious motor, stainless steel blades,. Nice aesthetics. If you find the security screen annoying, it unscrews in less than a minute.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by DLH - 11/28/2016

Very sturdy and will handle a very large quantity. I like the stream line design, makes it easier to clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love this mixer

Submitted by Irene - 10/24/2016

I bought this a month ago and I love it! I also currently have another kitchen aid artisan mixer and I use my commercial mixer for large cake size batters and even can double the recipe which saves me time. When I make swiss meringue buttercream, it requires constant mixing and this one can handle it without worrying that the machine will overheat or breakdown.

Yes, I recommend this product

Works Well

Submitted by Kuppers - 10/14/2016

Great for Small Batches!!

Yes, I recommend this product

Awesome Stand Mixer

Submitted by LP - 10/14/2016

Absolutely the best mixer ever!!

Yes, I recommend this product

Very Happy

Submitted by Baker - 10/8/2016

Bought this mixer a month ago - and to -date have no complaints :) - it is very quiet and efficient! Cleans up well and works well for large batches - up to 6 X recipe - save a lot on time! The cage on the top is a bt of pain - having to unscrew to clean - otherwise its amazing!!

Yes, I recommend this product

4.5 stars over all for now - owned the machine only 2.5 week

Submitted by CT - 9/24/2016

I made dinner rolls. The texture is very smooth.

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice qualities

Submitted by Melissa - 7/30/2016

Happy with this but it's a little large for what I use regularly

Yes, I recommend this product

Love it!

Submitted by Jenn - 7/21/2016

I purchased the 8 qrt Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer. I love it! It is so simple to use. I have other items made by Kitchen Aide and love each one of them.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Mixer Queen - 7/5/2016

The heavy duty style of this machine lives up to it's appearance. It can handle the thickest of batters and doughs without struggling. I love this machine!

Yes, I recommend this product

Absolutely wonderful! Perfect!!

Submitted by GK - 6/8/2016

It's built last. I mean, 'pass down to your grandchildren' built to last. (I speak from experience because my grandmother left it to me.) It stays right in place while it's in use...so you don't have to worry about it walking off the counter. It's powerful and makes the best dough, even the tough ingredients like sprouted wheat flour. I absolutely love it and I show it to every guest that visits my home. I recommend the Commercial Series to every home chef I know, and several have bought it and thanked me with the pasta, bread, cakes, sauces, meatballs, and doughs they've made. Recommending this model has been great for my diet! Haha. I've been eying the grain mill attachment since I got the mixer because I want to make my own flour, and I'd finally decided to buy it...then two days later my mixer was stolen. It's the only thing they took, so I must have told the wrong person about it and they just came to get it. I came here to check the current model number and to see how much money I'm going to have to save to buy a replacement. No longer having it is a major bummer and saving the money is going to take forever (single dad). It's worth it, though. I'm super looking forward to having one again!! The closest thing I have to a complaint is that it isn't available in KitchenAid's 'Espresso' (or some other dark brown) color. I think that would look even cooler than the red. (The red is pretty awesome and you know it's a KitchenAid from a mile away.) If you're here looking at it, then I assume you're considering purchasing one...and I totally recommend you do it. I can't imagine you being unhappy with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

An outstanding mixer

Submitted by Roadglide220 - 4/10/2016

Best addition to my kitchen so far. It can handle anything smoothly and efficiently. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys baking. The only complaint I might have is the chute is somewhat awkward to use. But the mixer more than makes up for that.

Yes, I recommend this product

Broke within the first two months

Submitted by Amy - 3/5/2016

faulty speed switch. If I try to boost my speed it turns off. I have tried to reach out to the company 3 times and phones calls are never returned.

No, I do not recommend this product

My New Mixer

Submitted by Penguin78 - 2/5/2016

Got for Christmas! Love it good for making big batches of cookies and big cakes!!

Yes, I recommend this product

looking for heavy duty-commercial sedrvice

Submitted by Harlem Cake Boss - 12/17/2015

I own 3 KA mixers one std and two pro 600's, while have provided grreat service I need something heavier up too 10 -12 qts. I am a cake designer mixing b/utter cream icing 4x the std recipe mix. Got something bigger?

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by JTheBaker - 9/25/2015

I bought this stand mixer about 5 months ago. The Kitchenaid mixer that it replaced is still in service, but my needs had changed since I purchased that one 15 years ago. I moved on from backing cookies and cakes to baking bread. The old flip top one was taking too many trips to the repair shop, so I bought the biggest one I could get my hands on. When they tell you that the machine is rated to deal with 18 cups of flour, they aren't kidding around. I can now make multiple recipes of bread and the its amazing to finally have a mixer that doesn't care if you use 5 cups of flour or almost 20.. it works the dough just the same. I have one gripe... The finger guard looks great and is a nice feature to keep little hands away from dangerous situations.. It makes using the accessory port on the top (for the pasta roller, juicer etc..) impossible. I wish this was considered during the design.

Yes, I recommend this product

Vanity purchase

Submitted by adamhemming - 2/13/2015

While this product is probably unnecessary in my residential kitchen, it is such a breeze for doubling or tripling baking recipes as well as what in the heck out of some merengue.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by DanielB - 2/7/2015

I have only used it a couple of times, so far. I have it for a week now. One dough and used the grinding attachment. I have a ~40 year old 4qt and this is replacing the 9-year old 6qt I killed making dough. This one, on speed 2 recommended for the dough hook, labored through the dough that killed the 6qt. The motor seems to sense the toughness of the dough. It slows, even stops, but then pucks back up and continues working. It doesn't seem to labor, just gets stronger. It completed the kneading that the 6qt couldn't. I suspect this mixer will last for many years at hard labor! Using the grinding attachment from the old mixer it double ground some port with no problems. Not much physically bigger than the 6qt and about the same weight. Even when laboring over the dough, the motor barely got warm. So far, I am very satisfied.

Yes, I recommend this product