Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart Stand Mixer Review

cuisinart-sm-70Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart Stand Mixers are super-powerful, offering up a 1,000-watt motor that stands up to even the toughest mixing jobs. The mixer includes a 7-quart stainless-steel bowl so mixing double and even triple recipes is no problem. Owners can use 12 different mixing speeds that handle a variety of mixing tasks, from bread dough to cakes to whipping eggs. The 15-minute countdown timer allows users to walk away and know that the mixer will do its job, cutting off automatically when the task is complete. This Cuisinart Stand Mixer comes with a whisk, flat mixing paddle, dough hook, and a splashguard to prevent messes. In addition to that, owners can purchase additional attachments like meat grinders, citrus juicers, blenders, pasta makers and more.

Specifications and Features

  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 11 x 14.5 inches
  • Weight: 25 Pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 26 Pounds
  • 1,000-watt motor
  • 12 different speeds
  • 15-minute countdown timer, automatic shut off.
  • Includes whisk, flat mixing paddle, dough hook, and splashguard.
  • 3-year warranty, 5-year motor warranty
  • 3 outlets for attachments.

Cuisinart SM-70 Stand Mixer Reviews

The reviews of the Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart Stand Mixers are great for the most part. Most users say they researched or used other popular brands of mixers before purchasing this particular mixer. Many went for this one because of the powerful motor, and commented that it’s great at mixing stiff bread doughs – something other mixers seem to have a problem with. Users say the mixer is nice looking, so leaving it out on the counter is no problem. It is heavy, so leaving it on the counter is probably beneficial.

One user said that the Cuisinart leaves less unmixed ingredients at the bottom of the bowl than the KitchenAid he previously used. Users say it works well for meringues, meatloaves, double and triple cake mixes, and even marshmallow. However, a few users said that it seems to struggle a little when it comes to stiff bread dough. One user said she mixes the bread dough until it’s a little sticky and then continues by hand. Another user said the machine shut off after mixing two batches of stiff bread dough. This is a motor function that prevents the mixer motor from burning up.

Most users who rated the Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart Stand Mixer with a very low rating complained of it’s performance when mixing bread dough. Some users said the motor consistently overheated and was unable to do more than a few minutes of bread dough mixing at a time. Other users said the motor completely burned up when mixing bread dough. It seems that this mixer is best suited for lighter mixing jobs, such as cake mixes, whipping eggs, and dough that is not stiff like bread dough is. Users who purchased the mixer for lighter jobs seemed pleased with its performance and would have recommended it to their friends and family members.