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Kitchen Aid vs ?

post #1 of 32
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I was hoping to get a little input. My GE Mixer is on it's last leg icon_cry.gif and I've put a KA on my wish list for Christmas. I've been browsing and I noticed many of the KA (less than $325) are only 250-325 watts icon_surprised.gif . My GE is 350 watts and was less than $150 5 years ago. Is it that the motor is just more durable in the KA's? In a perfect world, I'd like to get a new one before the old one dies so I can use 1 for batter and 1 for frosting icon_biggrin.gif
post #2 of 32
I recently got a refurbished Kitchen Aid Pro 600 directly from Kitchen Aid for $255 including shipping. It's a 575 watt with a 6 qt bowl. It's awesome! icon_biggrin.gif

If you're looking for something with high watts in a lower price range brand new, alot of people on here like the Cooks stand mixers from JC Penney. Never tried one myself, but alot of people rave about them.
post #3 of 32
I got the cooks from JC Penny. 700 watts for $199 (on sale right now) and it is amazing!
post #4 of 32
I got my KA 350 from Mervyn's a year ago for $225 if I remember right. I have had no problems and absolutely love it!
post #5 of 32
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I checked the KA site ealier today for refurbished items. Guess I didn't look hard enuf. I'll also check out the one at JCP.

THANKS!
post #6 of 32
My hubby suprised me with a KA Pro 5 quart. I had wanted one for so long but could never spend the $$$.

He was able to find a KA refurbished with a 6 month Warr. on Amazon for 187, no shipping.

It was a great deal and runs perfect.
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post #7 of 32
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OMG - I just checked JCP.com...the cooks mixer is 5 qt, 500 watts - for 149.99!!!! and in SC, this weekend it tax free - WOW....forget waiting on hubby to buy this, I'll just buy it myself (with his $ of course icon_smile.gif)

CORRECTION! It's 700 watts for $149
post #8 of 32
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Originally Posted by Cakerer

OMG - I just checked JCP.com...the cooks mixer is 5 qt, 500 watts - for 149.99!!!! and in SC, this weekend it tax free - WOW....forget waiting on hubby to buy this, I'll just buy it myself (with his $ of course icon_smile.gif)

CORRECTION! It's 700 watts for $149



That sounds awesome! If I hadn't just gotten my KA, I'd have to go grab one of those!
post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by Cakerer

I checked the KA site ealier today for refurbished items. Guess I didn't look hard enuf. I'll also check out the one at JCP.

THANKS!



You do have to do a little digging. Here's the link, though:

http://www.shopkitchenaid.com/product_list.asp?SKW=KTAFACTSTAND&HDR=outlet

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post #10 of 32
Yeah, the KA refurbished and closeout area is kinda hard to find...but worth it. I bought a professional 600 that way...and a food processor...and a blender. Not a minute's problem with any of them. KA is the only way to go, and for me...it's refurbished from the manufacturer!
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post #11 of 32
I have a 6 qt. kenwood(now Delonghi) stand mixer. It's 1200 watts!!
I didn't realize this until I looked under the mixer the other day. icon_biggrin.gif This has been a great mixer. I've had it for a few years with no problems at all. I'm not sure how much the Delonghi's are going for today but I paid around $400.

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post #12 of 32
The top of the line mixers are Hobart, but you are looking at several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on size.
post #13 of 32
I have the Cook's from Penney's and wouldn't trade it. I have mixed multiple batchs of stiff buttercream at once and it never hesitated. I really wanted a KA but DH bought me this one and now I would not trade it for a KA. It has 700 watts.
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post #14 of 32
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I called JCP earlier tonight and they only have 2 left! I'm really pushing the cheap card....our tax rate is not so bad that I must wait until this weekend - of course, I'll fight the holiday shoppers as well.....
post #15 of 32
Go online now and get it! It is $149 with free shipping. I just checked the JC Penny site.
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