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Nov 21, 2006 09:26 PM

Kitchen Aid/Black Friday

Hi guys,

I don't know if anyone is looking for a Kitchen Aid for themselves or for a gift, but I was browsing Black Friday ads and thought this might be of interest:

1. Amazon is selling a 5 Qt. Artisan Series Kitchen Aid for 155 bucks (which is pretty good, I think). This one is available before Black Friday - and add the coupon NOSAVER.

2. Target, for Black Friday, is selling the Classic Plus Stand Mixer for 159 (I don't know how the two compare).

Thought it might be of interest to someone :


Happy Holidays!


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  1. Consumer Reports rated this model as #2 overall in the stand mixer ratings. Also, they had an estimate price of $270, so yeah, I'd say this is a pretty nice price. The Classic, rated #1 - not sure if this is the same model as the "Plus" or not.

    So far it looks like it's only the white colored mixer that's on sale? ...Can't say I'm too fond of the color, but it is cheaper if you're not too picky!

    3 Replies
    1. re: HaagenDazs

      Those are good prices.

      Normally, with KA mixers, the times when there are sales they are only on the less-desired colors.

      For example, the big box stores often only don't carry the most desired mixer colors (the cobalt blue for the classic KA, the fire-engine red for the Professional, et cet.)

      I hate the use of the phrase Black Friday, as it is a manipulative media technique designed create news where there is no news in order to make consumers think it's our duty to go out an shop. Not.

      1. re: Karl S

        Black Friday is an economic term, not a media creation. It's the point at which stores go from negative (red) into positive (black).

        1. re: HaagenDazs

          but why is it just appearing now? never heard of it before this year....thought the term black_____ applied to the stock market....

    2. had an amazing offer they were showing on a commercial. you may want to check it out.

      I've heard the term in the past. It's meant to be about the profits going from red to black, although I've heard it may be a bit of a play on the stock market Black Friday crash too.