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post #16 of 39
I wouldn't know what to do without mine! He has his own special place on the counter! Yes I said "him" and he does have a name - Mr. Wiggles. Good Lord, I need to get a life.
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Mom to Billy 16 and Megan 10
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Mom to Billy 16 and Megan 10
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post #17 of 39
I've had my KA for about 5 years. At first i could see oil coming from where the attachments go, not enough to drip, but i made sure i cleaned that off before i started mixing anything. now that my mixer is "broken in" i have not had that problem in quite a while. it still runs great and i use it at least once a week. you can't beat it, even for the price. i was buying a new handheld mixer 1-2 times a year and they always broke at the worst possible times.
post #18 of 39
i don't have a big one just a 4.5 qt (i'd LOVE to have the 6qt) but i couldn't live without it! i've had it for 10 years and never had a problem with it and i use it A LOT! i think that like with most appliances, someones bound to get a lemon at some point, and your more likely to get upset and write a bad review if you've had a bad experience than if you have a good one. try it out and see how you like it. you've got the 30 days to make up your mind.

__Jamie__ - i'm not sure where you live but i know the kohls where i live sells the attatchements and bowls and things like that. i've never seen them at my local walmart or target though.
post #19 of 39
I have the KA 5qt. I like it, but I have had some problems with it.

I have carpal tunnel really bad, so mixing with a hand mixer was getting painful, so I invested in the KA 5qt a couple of years ago. Shortly after the 6 month warranty was up, I was mixing egg whites on high speed one day and the thing backfired!!

Sparks came out the back end and it stopped working. I unplugged it so it would start anything on fire and let it sit for several minutes. When I plugged it back in and turned it on, it still worked, but it will not go above a 6 speed. You can push it all the way to 10, but it still goes the same speed as it does on 6.

I contacted KA and they told me that since the 6 month warranty was up there wasnt anything they could do for me, but they could send me a coupon for a new KA stand mixer. icon_rolleyes.gif I contacted the store I bought it from but they said to contact KA. So i was essientially stuck with this mixer. I still have it, I still use it all the time, but for all the money that I spent for this thing I wish it would have been made a little better, since I heard nothing but good things about them.

Moral of the story: The old gray mare just aint what she used to be. And that can be said for a lot of products these days.
post #20 of 39
I've never heard a negative comment made about a KA mixer. And that's between reading lots of reviews before buying mine a few years back, and talking with my MIL and Grandma who've both had theirs for more than thirty years. They wouldn't trade them for the world. I've never had any problem with mine. I love to use it and love to display it!
_Jaimie_, in addition to Kohl's I know they sell replacement parts and attachments at Bed Bath & Beyond. You can also order them through their website.
post #21 of 39
The one and only product I have ever bought refurbished is my KitchenAid and I am totally satisfied. It was a great value for the price and I have never had one problem.
post #22 of 39
I have had my KA for 5 yrs. 2yrs of that was it being still packaged in its original box. I use it all the time and have had no troubles. Hope you have the same success with yours as the rest of us have had with ours.
post #23 of 39
Ive had mine for about 3 years and i love it i too was not too sure about keeping but since my hubby bought it for mothers day i felt bad returning it, good thing i didnt.
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post #24 of 39
I bought my kitchenaid Artisan mixer (refurbished) about 2 years ago. (After burning up the motors in 4 hand mixers, I decided it would be cheaper to invest in a good stand mixer...I make a lot of cookies at Christmastime...) Went down to Greenville Ohio during the Annie Oakley Days festival and visited the showroom. (Got lots of freebies, too...It was early July if I'm remembering correctly.) I had a little trouble with the tilt-back head refusing to lock (had to lean on it to keep the beater in the bowl when making a heavy dough), but once I told my hubby about it, he fixed it in about 30 seconds. Just needed a slight adjustment. Other than that, my only regret is not getting the bigger one. icon_cry.gif (Did I mention I make a lot of cookies at Christmastime?)
"The beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair." - relient K
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"The beauty of grace is that it makes life not fair." - relient K
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post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by cambo

I received my first 6 qt "refurbed" KA nearly 13 years ago...



I thought the 6 quart KitchenAids came out like 5 years ago. Image
~ Sherri
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post #26 of 39
Mine is the Pro 6 quart which I've had now for about 6 years without any problems...I love it love it love it and could not live without!

Waiting for the day when my kitchen is big enough for 2 KA's!!!
post #27 of 39
Anytime you read reviews about any product from a mixer to a DVD remember this. People who have had problems are more likely to review it and we tend to read more into the bad reviews than the good ones. Almost every product will have a few bad reviews and a few lemons but I've heard nothing but good things about KA mixers.

They take a lot of wear and tear believe me. I've had mine about 15 years now and it is still running great. My KA has seen hundreds of cake mixes and batches of buttercream, no oil leaks, no service. It did have a burned oil smell the first few months when it would get warm but that must be because they oil the motor well or something.

I do have a small issue with it and wanted to know if anyone else has seen this. My switch that turns the mixer on and off doesn't want to stay in the off or low position. It wants to shoot up to 2 or 3 speed. Sounds strange I know, but it is like a spring is in the wrong place or something. I've been living with the switch like this for years and know it is dangerous because it can slip out of the off position very easily so I unplug it as soon as I raise the beater. Just curious if anyone else had this problem and what you had to do to fix it.
post #28 of 39
Initially, I bought a mixmaster, it does not hold a candle stick to my KA pro 600. Good luck with your decision.
post #29 of 39
I have had two. The first one the gear just popped out. The second one, which I still have, will sometimes just not turn on. It's past the KA warranty, but I got it from Costco. They take everything back.
post #30 of 39
right now i use a 7 qt cuisinart, havent had any problems. I want to buy a kitchenaid though, less expensive and i just want two mixers...my weakness is kitchen gadgets and shoes...oh and purses.

I've heard nothing but great things about KA and will be begging for one for mothers day...that and a printer to make edible sheets on oh and an airbrush machine...ok, I'm done icon_smile.gif
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