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Favorite Kitchen Mixers?

alittletipsy Nov 21, 2008 10:31 AM

Looking for some advice on kitchen mixers. I still remember the red Kitchen Aid that mom had when I was growing up. I used to think if a tornado blew the house down, it wouldn't budge! There are soooooo many models out there today, not sure that there's much of a difference since you can buy attachments and other stuff later. Does anyone have any experience with this model KSM150PSWW?


Thanks, ALT......

  1. Candy Nov 23, 2008 09:37 AM

    Get a Viking, yes I sell them and no I don't get any kickbacks. The current KA's are not the machines they used to be. I am waiting for my old KA to die so i can but the Viking but since it is one of the old good ones I think hell will freeze over first. We quite carrying the KAs because of quality control issues. We just got really tired of dealing with them.

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      love the cook Nov 23, 2008 09:02 AM

      I just purchased a professional 600 the kp26m1xlc I think... Any how, I did a lot of research on these mixers and from what I found this is one of the best available.

      I kept checking sites for the best price and found that the refurbished model was the best deal. It looked like new when I received it.

      I watched this site till the price went down www.kitchenaid-kp26m1xlc.com

      Hope this helps,


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        ThreeGigs Nov 22, 2008 10:30 PM

        If you get a Kitchen Aid, get the 600. Lower models use plastic/fiber gears.
        Otherwise look at Cuisinart mixers. More power and a greater variety of attachments, at a lower price.

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          adamshoe Nov 22, 2008 03:58 PM

          Kitchen-Aid all the way!!! Been using a 20 yr. old hand me down from my folks. It's the industrial one with the up/down bowl thingy. IT KICKS A*S!! Bought the pasta roller attachment and the meat grinder as well. It's so tall I had to cut a notch under my cabinet molding so I could slide it back when not in use, but it was that or store it in the basement (which I did for several years....stupid!!!) Barely a day goes by that I don't use it for something. Happy Planetary Mixing..... Adam

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            jaykayen Nov 21, 2008 10:52 AM

            the most powerful Kitchenaid you can afford in the size you want.

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              bnemes3343 Nov 21, 2008 10:37 AM

              My original kitchen aid was the 325 watt model. I have since replaced it with a higher watt model (600 I believe). You might want higher watts if you're going to use it to make bread. I also really like the model where you raise and lower the bowl rather than the beater head. Also definitely get a bowl with a handle - really convenient. Mine is black to match the granite countertops. Really slick looking (and I leave it on the counter - too heavy to be constantly trying to retrieve from the cupboard.) I'm sure there are other realy good mixers, but you can't go wrong with a Kitchen Aid.

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