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Stand Mixer Sounds

Stand mixer sounds can vary depending on several factors.

What's normal?

  • Larger mixers  can be louder than smaller capacity mixers, due to the need for a larger motor and all metal gears.
    •  They may sound shrill or "airplane like"
  • DC motor mixers are quieter than AC model mixers. 

Are you comparing an older, smaller mixer to a new, larger one?

  • If you are used to a smaller mixer, and then purchase a larger one, it may seem loud, initially.


There are individual sound variations even among the same model mixer.


  • Clicking during heavy mixing is not unusual.
  • Clicking may be more pronounced in larger 7 and 8 quart mixers because they have DC motors which are quieter.

Not normal:  

  • screeching
  • squealing
  • grinding
  • knocking

If your mixer is making these noises, please contact us for further assistance.

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