KitchenAid has debuted its Artisan Black Tie limited edition 5-quart stand mixer, the first monochromatic version, as a limited edition offering.
The unit is made from cast iron-like textured finishes and premium materials, including die cast zinc, satin and black chrome. According to the company, the new mixer marks both a celebration and evolution of this iconic kitchen essential’s 85 available colors and finishes.
Available exclusively on kitchenaid.com and priced at $999.99, only 500 Artisan Black Tie stand mixers will be sold in the U.S., each individually numbered on the custom trim band. A commemorative card authenticated by John McConnell, senior design manager for KitchenAid small appliances and Ken Hossler, senior director of manufacturing for KitchenAid, will accompany all limited-edition models.
“The Artisan Black Tie’s classic design and bold, all-black finish represents a modern and sophisticated take on the classic stand mixer,” said McConnell. “Like the little black dress, or classic tuxedo, the new mixer is a timeless collector’s item that will never go out of style.”
The limited edition model includes a 5-quart black stainless steel bowl, black coated beater and dough hook. All are dishwasher safe and boast the same robustness as standard models.
“KitchenAid has always been known as a pioneer in bringing bright pops of color into the kitchen,” added McConnell. “During the past two years, we’ve successfully expanded both our small and major appliance offerings to include a variety of new satin and matte finishes that add elegant, understated accents to existing decor.”