If bridal showers and cooking shows are any indication, the KitchenAid stand mixer has remained the most popular piece of equipment in the kitchen for decades.

It’s durability and mixing power have helped the top-tier mixer maintain it’s status since the 1930s. But you don’t need to be an aspiring chef to appreciate the company’s bright and bold color palettes. It’s also a well-known fact that these glossy appliances look gorgeous just sitting on a countertop.

From empire red to tangerine to cobalt, there’s a color for any kitchen—85 available colors and finishes, actually.

But just when you thought you had your perfect color picked out for your dream kitchen, the KitchenAid company announced last week it would be released a limited edition all-black style—not the shiny, licorice black already available. This new black mixer makes that black mixer look like rainbows and sunshine.

The Artisian Black Tie 5-Quart Stand Mixer in mostly matte with only hints of shine  thanks to the a combination of cast zinc, satin and chrome. The classic chrome bowl and iconic brand band—and even the bread hook—have been given the black treatment.

KitchenAid is only producing 500 of these beauties. But before you start remodeling your kitchen with this mixer as a muse, know it comes with a price tag of $1,000.

“I feel like this is a great starting point for our limited editions to come,” said John McConnell, Sr. Design Manager, KitchenAid Small Appliances, in a video posted on the KitchenAid company website.

The company plans to release a limited-edition color annually.

That’s definitely a lot of cash, but maybe it will serve as a great incentive to learn to cook so you can convince yourself, “I neeeeeed this.”





Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.