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kitchenaid mixer ~ how long will it last?

post #1 of 9
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Two winter's ago, I received my 5 qt. kitchenaid as a gift from my wonderful Mother in Law... I'm hoping it will last years.

How long can I expect my mixer to last? I use it a couple times a week, but usually only for icing, I like to handmix my cakes.


Thank you. icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 9
Mine's 7 years old and still working great. icon_biggrin.gif
post #3 of 9
I got a K45 as a gift from my just-married to me husband in 1975. The Kitchen aid lasted longer than the marriage. After years of hard use, I replaced it last year with the Artisan 5 qt. The only servicing it required was having the brushes replaced about 15 years ago, and a general lube and cord replacement a few years later. My ex-husband? I never replaced him. I am definitely a fan of Kitchen aid. You have a good mother in law.
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post #4 of 9
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Thank you, that's a relief... I treat it like a baby. Not to sound insane, but I've even named it. icon_rolleyes.gif "Ripley", because it reminds me of the alien from the movie Aliens.


And YES, I adore my mother in law... few people can say that. No one fights or holds grudges in my husband's family... so any disagreements are stress-free. I am very lucky.
post #5 of 9
I got mine in 1988 and it's still going strong. JUST a month ago it started making a noise so I know I'll have to replace it soon but, hey, 20 years worth of constant service...can't beat that!
post #6 of 9
I'm STILL using my Grandmother's KA stand mixer from at least the 1960's!! She bought it used from an appliance store and we've never had to service it...not once!
post #7 of 9
Aparently the OLDER KAs are better quality. I got mine & 3 yrs later it broke. Just fixed it & it sounds like it's about to break again (only used it 3 times since fixed). so needless to say I'm pissed & will be looking for a commercial mixer as soon as finances allow!
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post #8 of 9
Bought mine in 1991 and it's still going strong!
post #9 of 9
My 5-qt KA is 28 years old and is still the one I usually reach for. I did buy a 6-qt Pro two years ago, but I like my dear old friend better. I put hot pink flames on her.....
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