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  • 1 1/3 hp high efficiency DC motor
  • All stainless steel accessories
  • 16 cup flour capacity
  • Commercial attachment hub and commercial orange power cord
  • 120V;500W
UPC Code: 883049280790

Add efficiency to your kitchen with this KitchenAid KSM8990OB onyx black NSF 8 qt. bowl lift commercial countertop mixer.

Perfect for small or large mixing tasks, this 8 qt. mixer can handle up to 16 cups of flour at a time! For added versatility, this commercial countertop mixer comes with an 11-wire whip, flat beater, spiral dough hook, and bowl, all constructed of durable dishwasher-safe stainless steel. This mixer requires a 120V electrical connection for operation. Plus, it comes with a 4' long orange commercial power cord that lets your health inspector see right away that this is not a residential unit.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Features a 1 1/3 HP Motor

Its powerful 500W, 1 1/3 hp DC motor is KitchenAid's most powerful, quietest model available, featuring precise all metal gears and advanced electronic controls that communicate with the motor 15,000 times per second for optimum torque with less heat buildup. Delivering plenty of mixing power for everything from a slow stir to a fast whip, this high efficiency motor with 10 speed slide control is perfect for use in your bakery or commercial kitchen!

Onyx Black Finish

The onyx black finish and all metal touch points give a professional look to any mixing station.

8 Qt. Capacity Bowl

The 8 qt. brushed stainless steel bowl with "J" style handle can hold enough dough for 8 loaves of bread or 13 dozen cookies at once!

Bowl Lift

A professional bowl lift design makes it easy to raise and secure the bowl, and its commercial style attachment power hub is compatible with all KitchenAid attachments for added versatility.


An 11-wire whip, flat beater, spiral dough hook are included so you can mix, whip, and stir a variety of ingredients for all of your baking needs.

Speed Control

For additional security, speed control protection reduces the risk of turning on the unit during cleaning.

KitchenAid Brand

From a brand you can trust, KitchenAid offers efficient and durable mixers to keep up with your high volume commercial kitchen. With a variety of attachments and accessories available, KitchenAid provides everything you need to keep your bakery, catering company, or prep kitchen running smoothly day after day!

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

Does the hp (horsepower) rating of this mixer reflect the output to the mixer bowl?
Our motor hp reference is meant to indicate the horsepower rating of the motor itself and not the mixer's horsepower output to the mixer bowl.
What are the differences between commercial and residential KitchenAid mixers?
Compared to residential KitchenAid mixers, commercial KitchenAid units are more powerful, incorporate durable components, offer extra safety features, and have an extended warranty. Commercial mixers also come with an 8 qt. stackable stainless steel bowl rather than a 6 qt. bowl, allowing you to mix larger batches of ingredients. While residential mixers include cast aluminum accessories that must be hand washed, commercial mixers come with heavy-duty stainless steel accessories that are dishwasher safe for fast cleanup. KitchenAid commercial mixers are NSF Listed and include a 73 1/2” orange commercial-grade cord to ensure superior safety and sanitation. Working with a residential mixer in a commercial kitchen will void the warranty on your unit and may result in health inspector violations.

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Commercial Mixers

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Kitchenaid 8 Quart Commercial Mixer

Check out this video to find out why professionals are flocking to this new Kitchen Aid® Commercial Stand Mixer. Designed with chefs in mind, this mixer is just what you need to whip up large and small batches of your most popular recipes.

A commercial mixer is a critical part of many foodservice businesses, especially bakeries. That’s why we’ve laid out our commercial mixers according to the major factors that most impact their performance. The first consideration is the type of mixer that you want. Planetary mixers are the most common and versatile type. They mix ingredients together in batter or dough with whisks, beaters, or hooks, for high volume jobs. Spiral mixers are great for specializing in dough and with other mixtures that have a thick texture, making them great for bread and pretzel bakeries. Last, vertical cutter mixers can be used like a giant blender for everything from salad prep to dough preparation but it gives your baked goods a different consistency than dough prepared in other mixers. Each of these mixer types is also divided into standard, medium, and heavy duty applications. Standard duty mixers give you the power needed to create foods in smaller batches. Medium duty models are good for larger quantities of food and keep up with demand. And heavy duty units are the best in terms of strength, reliability, durability, and power for bakeries and pizzerias. Every commercial mixer also comes with a different transmission. Belt driven units use a simple strap system, similar to an engine belt, to turn the agitator inside the mixing bowl which makes them easier to maintain and repair. Direct drive mixers let you change speeds with the simple push of a button, and gear driven mixers utilize an intricate inner assembly of gears and cogs to prevent slips and stutters. Finally , variable speed mixers are made specifically to deliver torque and power for light duty use. Mixers are also available with different size bowls, from 5 – 220 quarts to accommodate the quantity of ingredients that you want to mix together. Depending on the size, you can use a smaller unit on the countertop or a work table, while a larger product is best used on the floor. You can also find commercial mixers with different speed options to operate quickly or slowly, and each commercial mixer comes with an internal motor that ranges from ½ to 7 hp. Best of all, you can easily find dozens of models that are NSF Certified so you can be sure the unit you buy is easy to clean and sanitize.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 13 5/16 Inches
  • Depth: 14 11/16 Inches
  • Height: 16 1/2 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: KitchenAid KSM8990OB Onyx Black NSF 8 Qt. Bowl Lift Commercial Countertop Mixer - 120V, 1 3/10 hp

    4.7 stars from 34 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This baby is a serious work horse! Don't hesitate if making a decision to buy this. We have a high volume cafe and bake our own cakes and pies as well as make all the frostings for the cakes and this sweet baby gets the job done effortlessly! I can't live without it!
    What can you say that hasn't been said? The only mechanical issue I've ever had with KitchenAid mixers was solved by this newer bowl lift design. And having home and commercial units in use (I decorated my home unit like a fighter plane because I'm a big child) I can really feel the difference in commercial. This thing is a beast.
    only 4 stars here, as we had some trouble with shipping. the product itself is incredible. kitchen aid is in a class of its own. this thing is an absolute beast, we produce so much using this product and have had only 1 issue with that kitchen aid immediately covered and replaced free of charge.
    Came as expected. It's large enough for my small bakery but also small enough to put on my prep table. Great purchase, would highly recommend.
    I bought the mixer 2 months ago. I used it couple time only. Yesterday it started to make loud noise, after that I felt some smell like something was burning inside the mixer. can you help me with the problem?
    Thank you for your review, Yuliya! We are sorry this KitchenAid KSM8990OB Onyx Black NSF 8 Qt. Bowl Lift Commercial Countertop Mixer - 120V, 1 3/10 hp has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    This machine is fantastic. I have the 5qt kitchenaid as well but this is great for making triple batches in a short period of time l have a small cake business on the side and this really helps to cut down the time.
    This is my first commercial mixer, and I'm very pleased. Whatever you're mixing, this unit will do the job, and for me that a lot of bread and pizza dough. Its easy to clean, sturdy, stays put, and I love the ability to add attachments.
    Purchased this item in July 2015 and it has worked properly ever since. Good, quality product that has done the job it was designed for without fail.
    I absolutely love this Kitchenaid mixer. I’ve always had the smaller artisan Kitchenaid mixer, and this upgrade is completely worth the cost. It makes making royal icing or meringues so much more worth it, since you are able to fit nearly double to amount into this one than the other smaller mixers. Definitely reccomend for anyone who bakes regularly.
    I am so happy with this purchase. I have owned the Professional series for over 35 years but this commercial one is a game changer for me. It holds so much more in capacity, which ultimately makes much less work for me mixing up several batches of cookie dough. It fits under my cabinets on my standard kitchen counter top, so I am pleased about that. I do wish it had a tilt head for ease of removing the paddle but I have figured out how to best remove it and its not that troublesome. This price point is fantastic on this really made Kitchen Aid.
    This mixer is the workhorse of our kitchen. Every pastry chef relies on this product working no matter what and this has not let us down in over the year we have owned it.
    I have used many kitchen aid mixers m, and this is by far the best one yet. I finally found a mixer that can stand up to the amount of buttercream and cakes that I make. Great quality and super durable.
    LOVE this mixer! This is our second mixer bought from here. Great quality, very sturdy and works like a beast in our bakery. Very good price that can't be beat. Would recommend!
    If you don't have one of these in your kitchen you should change that. They do everything and the attachments are really easy to use and switch out.
    Compared to most other brands, this Kitchenaid commercial mixer can not be beat when it comes to power and efficiency. If you're in the market, you will not regret getting one of these.
    The mixer is attractive, solidly made, and has a 1.3hp DC motor. Best of all, it not only can use KA attachments, but the beater, bowl, whip, beater, and bread hook, are NSF, dishwasher safe, and stainless steel! For small batches, the optional 5 quart bowl is a good addition.
    Love the sleek onyx black color of this Kitchenaid Mixer! It works great and is huge so you can make many loaves of bread, batches of cookies, etc with ease.
    I am surprised by the abundance of five-star reviews for this product. My first one burned out after a month or so of what I would consider pretty light use in a professional setting. Which is to say, large batches of cookie dough twice a week, along with some small batches of brioche, challah, and croissant dough. Kitchenaid quickly replaced it but now I am quite shy about pressing its capabilities. Unless I am mixing something really light, I reduce the quantity dramatically. It is not hard to stress the motor at all, and when you do it makes some frightening noises that sound like plastic crumbling and snapping. It seems to me that since this item is advertised as capable of mixing bread dough, it should be able to do that without worry. The bread and brioche dough I mix in it is not particularly dense -- the bread dough especially is always pretty high hydration -- but every time I use it for this application I fear it will be its last. It works fine for cookie dough. I won't buy another one.
    Thank you for your feedback, Erik! We are sorry this item is defective, this item does have a two year full warranty from date of purchase.
    This product is excellent and works very well on multiple heavy batters like fruit cakes and hot cross buns. The only thing I would change is that the grid be able to detach to allow for a better cleaning
    If I could give this mixer 10 stars I would, I love working with it on all my bakes. The motor is not loud and it mixes all the way to the bottom of the bowl.
    Absolutely terrific mixer here. From the best name in mixers comes an awesome commercial quality blender with a solid construction and beautiful design for any countertop.
    This is the 3rd Kitchenaid stand mixer I have owned. I swear by these mixers. This one takes the cake-no pun intended! I can easily make a triple batch of my famous chocolate chunk cookies or double a cake batter. I make pasta yesterday and the motor had no problems with the long process!
    This 8 quart professional mixer is the best home or small business investment. Double, triple batches and more and all standard Kitchen Aid attachments fit beautifully!
    Best price, greatest commercial 8 quart mixer. Love the black its so sharp. Sturdy durable and easy to use and store- the bowls also stack awesome into each other!
    I loooovvveeee this mixer. As someone who bakes for a living, only having the Artisan was a struggle. Not only is it big, but powerful. It's not as loud as the Artisan too. So far, I have been able to bake 2- 3 layer 9" cakes comfortably, with extra room to spare for more batter. Buy this now!
    I love to use this kitchen aid mixer to make large batch of butter cream or cookies. I personally do not like to knead my bread dough in it. I feel like I can burn its engine mixing 1 lb of bread dough
    Just got this KitchenAid mixer today, my first project was making buttermilk biscuits. I've used a smaller KitchenAid mixer for years, and it limited me to making one batch at a time, which makes 12 biscuits. I was able to quadruple the recipe with the 8 quart bowl on this mixer, which is enough dough for 48+ biscuits. A major time saver, the mixer worked perfectly. I'm very pleased, Thank You Webstaurantstore for shipping quick.
    One of the best purchases I've ever made. This mixer is very powerful, yet surprisingly quiet - perfect even for home use. I had a 5 qt. mixer before this one and I always felt the need for more capacity. 8 qt. is just what i needed. Stainless bowl, hook, and other parts are durable and easy to clean. Very happy with the purchase.
    I love this mixer. It's amazing. It's so quiet and I love that it's not loud. I really have nothing negative to say about this machine. It's amazing and worth every penny!!!
    This is one of the best purchases I have ever made. The mixer is powerful, quiet and runs like a dream. I have owned other KitchenAid mixers in the past but nothing compares to this mixer, nothing! I have no problems making triple batches of American style buttercream icing, Royal icing, cakes and other pastry items. My old 6 QT Professional KitchenAid would be so loud that I could not hear the door bell ring and it shook the mixing stand, the 8 QT Commercial is silent and vibrates very little. I am so pleased with this upgrade and I can use all my bowls and accessories from by old 6 QT!
    Amazing deal on a workhorse of a mixer! KitchenAid is the number one go-to in table top mixers for home and commercial use. Bread dough, icings, cookies, and cakes - this one tool does it all with muscle and style!
    This KitchenAid 8 Qt. Mixer is the best it truly live up to it name. I wish I brought this along time ago. I recommend it and this is a great price for an awesome product.
    This mixer is great! The eight quart bowl allows you to make large batches of tiramasu and cheesecake without having to make fifty pounds worth! Works great!

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