Artisan Vs Bowl Lift - redux
This thread, and the one about the Accolade being 86'ed, got me to thinking and I went and checked the specs on what KA currently offers in their stand mixer line ... and thought I might clarify what I said earlier about the only difference between the Artisan and the Pro being personal preference.
The Pro 450 is 4.5-qt and 300 Watts.
In the 5-qt arena you have the Artisan with a 325 Watt motor, the Pro (Heavy Duty Plus) is 325 Watt, and the Pro (Commercial) is 450 Watt.
The 6-qt models (Pro Line and Pro 600) are both 575 Watt.
So, if you are comparing the Artisan to a Pro 5-qt then the only difference would be preference. Comparing it to anything else is a matter of differences in size and power.
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain