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Dec 21, 2006 03:40 AM

KitchenAid Mixer questions.

I'm looking for KitchenAid recs (models) and maybe some ideas on where to get a good deal on a mixer. Any ideas?

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  1. Are you looking for a stand mixer or hand mixer?

    1. has some good deals sometimes. I feel lucky that I bought our Artisan 5qt stand mixer when it first came out. For some reason Amazon had them for way under 200 bucks - now they retail for 230-250 in some places.

      But they might have some good specials, and some departement stores will also have some sales after Christmas.

      1. I'm a firm believer that the ones that flip up are better than the one's with the drop down bowl. The flip up ones allow you to remove the bowl without taking off the attachment you're using. Which is what you have to do with the drop down bowl type.

        I've got good use out of my food strainer and meat grinder/sausage stuffer attachments. Other posters I've seen on CH aren't as happy with attachments.


        1. Buy one of the old Hobart made KAs on ebay. They pop us there with some frequency. The Hobart machines are stronger, better made, and more durable than even the best of the new models made for the home. I've had a K45SS for nearly thirty years of pizza and breadmaking and it's continued to perform flawlessly--including a couple of weeks ago after it "walked" off my counter and fell to the floor with a thunk. Took a lickin' and kept on . . . well, you know.

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          1. re: JoanN

            I agree 100% with JoanN. BUY VINTAGE! I have a K5-A.

          2. can you use the attachments on the hobart models?

            Love my pasta rollers.....

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            1. re: shindiganna

              Yes, you can absolutely use the attachments.