A quality stand mixer is often a big purchase commonly selling for over two hundred dollars. It stands to reason that if you’re willing to spend that kind of money you will want to buy a model that is going to last for quite a while. The KitchenAid Artisan mixer is one of the best-selling models around for a reason. The KitchenAid brand was started in 1919 and their 1st item was a mixer. Since then they continue to create wonderful mixers in addition to a large selection of kitchen appliances.