KitchenAid started as a single product idea. Ohio based engineer, Herbert Johnston, designed and developed a kitchen mixer that would automate the process of mixing bread dough. The introduction of new products, innovative new designs, and a full gamut of colours to what was once the white goods industry, saw the US company cement themselves as one of the most iconic home goods design.
Today, the brand holds true to its original aim of producing high quality and genuinely useful kitchenware products, and buyers are still able to access products in a spectrum of colours. Although they are most commonly found in the US, the UK, and Australia, their products, especially the KitchenAid mixer, are found in kitchens around the world.
Now owned by Whirlpool, KitchenAid is one of the few companies that produce products solely for the kitchen. This specialisation means that every product they design, and every item they sell, is designed solely to make the lives of families and home cooks easier and more enjoyable.
ECookShop, the official kitchenware website of Dawson's Department Store, stocks a large selection of KitchenAid appliances and KitchenAid accessories. From mixers and processors to pasta makers and kettles, we can help you find the product you want, and in the colour you want it. Place an order of more than £50 today, and we will deliver your order free of charge to any mainland UK address, and our customer service team are always on hand to answer any questions or queries that you might have, so you can be sure that you buy exactly what you need.
The KitchenAid mixer that most of us recognise today is based on the K series of mixers that were designed by Egmont Arens in the 1930s. He was tasked with producing an affordable, streamlined version of the original KitchenAid, and the stand design was born. The silhouette of this design has an official patent, which means that if you want to enjoy the look and innovative design of this mixer, then you can only enjoy its true design with a KitchenAid.
Such was the ingenuity of the original K design, that it offers true cross-generational compatibility. KitchenAid accessories like the pasta roller or food grinder, are compatible with KitchenAid stand mixers of any generation. Accessories bought for the original 1930s version will still work in the latest model, and vice versa. This not only means great compatibility, but it also represents true value for money. The mixers are designed to last, and manufactured to provide quality for their entire lives, but they will eventually give up. If this happens to you, you can remove and reuse all of the attachments that work through the mixer hub, and use them on any new model of KitchenAid stand mixer that you buy.
KitchenAid is literally an icon of American design, having been selected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to join their hall of iconic design fame.
It isn't just mixers that the company is renowned for, either. Josephine Cochrane patented the dishwasher design in 1886 and it was first produced in 1897. It would eventually be sold to hotels around Chicago before selling to the rest of the US.
After her death, Cochrane's company was bought out by KitchenAid and, in 1950, when residential properties had adequate plumbing to be able to handle the new appliance, they became a fixture in modern homes. Like the stand mixer, the dishwasher has retained the same basic design, and is among the larger appliances that KitchenAid now manufactures and sells.
The KitchenAid Name
Following the launch of the prototype of the ten-quart C-10 mixer in 1918, the company gave a number of models to company executives. On trying one of the mixers, the wife of a company director said that it was the best "kitchen aid" she had used, and so the name of the company and its products was born.
The stand mixer is the most recognisable of all the company's brands and remains its most popular line. Attachments that connect directly to the central hub are interchangeable, which means that you can transfer a single whisker or other attachment to a new mixer if you need to.
Choose from Artisan mixers and Classic models. There are also Mini models, which are the most competitively priced and are ideal for kitchens with limited unit and worktop space. While red is the most recognisable colour of mixer, you can choose from a selection of other colours including a striking twilight blue or a subtle honeydew green. Whether you are looking to match your mixer to your décor or to your existing appliances and accessories, there are colours to match, and we have a large selection to choose from here at ECookShop.
The mixer is arguably the most versatile and useful kitchen aid you will ever own.
The mixer may be the most iconic of KitchenAid products, but it is far from the only product available. Blenders and food processors offer a lot of the same functionality as mixers, while coffee makers, kettles, and toasters provide an ideal way to create great tasting breakfasts, every morning.
All products, including hand mixers and juicers, are made from high quality materials. Durable gears and working mechanisms, as well as long-lasting and easy to clean stainless steel function knobs will not only last for years but they will continue to look top quality throughout this time.
KitchenAid turned the white goods market on its head in the 1950s. They launched bold colours like Sunny Yellow and Island Green, Satin Chrome and Petal Pink. These colourful new additions not only helped to further cement the popularity of the brand, but they also enabled homeowners and families to enjoy a brighter and better-looking kitchen design.
The colour line has expanded further and further in the past 70 years. Candy Apple Red is synonymous with KitchenAid appliances, but you can instead opt for colours like Onyx Black, Medallion Silver, and Pistachio.
Accessories And KitchenAid Spares
KitchenAid attachments enhance the usability and functionality of your mixer and there is a huge selection to choose from. A dough hook slowly, evenly, and carefully kneads the dough that is needed for making fresh bread, while the sausage stuffer kit means that you can create your own unique take on classic sausage recipes.
The food tray is perfect for collecting food from the grinder, mincer, or the vegetable strainer. There are also citrus juicers, pasta sheet rollers, spiralizers and more. Whatever you want to try your hand at preparing in the kitchen, you can find a KitchenAid attachment that will make the job quicker and easier when you tackle it.
Quality And Innovation For Your Kitchen
A good design isn't enough to create a successful company, and innovation will only take you so far. KitchenAid has maintained its reputation for decades thanks to its dedication to providing durable and high-quality items.
Items are made from food grade stainless steel, which is easy to clean and offers longevity. It is also resistant to rust, and a lot of the attachments and bowls can even be placed in the dishwasher, making them a convenient kitchen tool, too.
ECookShop - KitchenAid UK Suppliers
At ECookShop we stock mixers, coffee makers, and many other KitchenAid appliances. We also have KitchenAid spares and other accessories, and you can even buy the official recipe book that enables you to make the absolute most of your latest kitchen purchase. With so many items to choose from, we are confident that you will be able to find the products you want, in the colours you want, and at a price that suits your budget as part of our KitchenAid UK sale.
As part of our KitchenAid sale, you will find most of the items made by this iconic manufacturer at heavily discounted prices. In fact, you can enjoy as much as 50% off the recommended price. Browse the website to see what we have on offer, give us a call if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, or call in to Dawson's Department Store in Clitheroe, where you can see the full catalogue of products that we have on offer, as well as a host of other homeware departments and items.
Don't forget we also offer free delivery on orders over £50 so you can buy using our secure online shopping portal, and have the items delivered to your home completely free of charge.