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kseiverd Dec 31, 2013 06:04 AM

Know this is gonna sound kinda DUMB, but HOW do you know?? It CAN'T be a matter of seeing how much liquid it holds?? I imagine if I went to KAs web site, with a model number, I could find out there??

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    janniecooks Dec 31, 2013 11:00 AM

    Yes, if you look up the model number on the KA website it should tell you. If you still have the recipe booklet/owner's manual that came with your KA that will also tell you. Generally the Artisan/tilt heads are 5-quart, the next level up (lift bowl) is 6 quart. Then there are 7-quart pro models.

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      Becca Porter Dec 31, 2013 11:16 AM

      I thought the Artisans were 4 1/2?

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        DebinIndiana Dec 31, 2013 05:51 PM

        My artisan is 4.5.

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          janniecooks Jan 1, 2014 01:31 AM

          Oops! Yes, sorry, I overlooked the Ultra power product line with its 4.5 quart bowl! And I omitted mention of the 8-quart pro line. I just assumed the artisan mixer I have was the smallest out there for some reason.

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            DebinIndiana Jan 1, 2014 06:46 AM

            Yep, mine IS the smallest, and I wish I had been able to afford a bigger one when I bought it. Now, of course, it will never die, and always be a little too small!

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              tcamp Jan 1, 2014 09:49 AM

              Same with my 25 yo 4.5 qt Ultra Power. Today we made a cake and bread dough together.

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                janniecooks Jan 8, 2014 01:35 AM

                Well, I am really red-faced now. Used my KA a couple days ago and for the first time in many years paid attention to the label. My mixer is also an Ultra Power! 4.5 quart capacity. The handle isn't stamped, but the base of the bowl has a stamp: "KA45" which leads me to believe it is intended to show the capacity of the bowl.

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            pine time Jan 1, 2014 09:00 AM

            To make it yet more confusing, my Pro is 6 qt, not 7. You might also check the bowl itself: "6 qt" is stamped on the handle of my bowl.

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              DebinIndiana Jan 15, 2014 06:28 PM

              I think the 4.5 qt. bowls are all handle-less.

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                tcamp Jan 16, 2014 07:51 AM

                My 4.5 quart bowl has a handle.

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                  DebinIndiana Jan 16, 2014 07:20 PM

                  You've rained on my feeble rationalization...

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            Liz K Dec 31, 2013 06:09 AM

            Of course you can see how much liguid it holds...I actually just did this to see which size of beater I needed for my older model.

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