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post #16 of 64
We started with just a hand mixer, but quickly knew we really wanted the KA. Of course we couldn't afford it either, so we got a new Sunbeam Heritage Series on ebay because we got it at a GREAT price. A year later friends gave us a KA as a gift because we did their wedding cake for them for nothing. It was our gift to them, but they still wanted to give us the KA. My husband likes the KA, but I love the Sunbeam more. Maybe after we get the bowl scraper blade I'll like the KA better, but for now, I'm thrilled with my Sunbeam.
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post #17 of 64
I would die without my KA mixer!! In fact, I have 2, 5 qt mixers. A few yrs ago Lowe's had them on sale for $150. I bought 3! I kept one as an extra and sold the other 2 on ebay for a profit. I also have an extra bowl, which helps if you want to make bc ahead of time and still have another bowl for mixing.
When I make bc, I let it mix for a good 5mins, and I can walk away from the mixer.
BTW, I only make about 1 cake per wk, but still couldn't imagine using a hand mixer.
post #18 of 64
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I wished I would have caught that sale at Lowes. lol PM if you see that sale again. I was bidding on one on Ebay, but it went up to 190 so I rather get it from the store. The start out cheap on ebay, but go up to almost regular price. I guess I can get a cheap on for now and then upgrade later when I can afford it. I just don't want to pay 50 for a crappy one when I can go ahead and get a good one for 200. I told my husband that I wanted one, but he didn't get the hint and our anniversary just passed.
post #19 of 64
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Originally Posted by cadgurl07

I have a Sunbeam Mixmaster and it works perfectly fine for me and I do the equivelent to about 1 a week. Whether it's for a friend, family gathering, or trying something new. I really don't know how old it is though. Someone gave it to my mom and she gave it to me. Maybe about 15-20 years old. It did come with two beaters. One squared and one rounded. Instead of using one at a time I put them both in and it works 100times better than if I were to use just the one kind. My friend who also has an old one showed me that. I can't afford a KA either and if I had to I'd get another Sunbeam.



I got a KA Artisan stand mixer this past Christmas but if I hadn't I would have been perfectly happy to continue to use my old Sunbeam Mixmaster. I do still use it as an extra when I need it. BTW cadgurl07, I didn't know you were supposed to use just one of the beaters, I have always used both icon_smile.gif
post #20 of 64
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Originally Posted by sberryp

I wished I would have caught that sale at Lowes. lol PM if you see that sale again. I was bidding on one on Ebay, but it went up to 190 so I rather get it from the store. The start out cheap on ebay, but go up to almost regular price. I guess I can get a cheap on for now and then upgrade later when I can afford it. I just don't want to pay 50 for a crappy one when I can go ahead and get a good one for 200. I told my husband that I wanted one, but he didn't get the hint and our anniversary just passed.



I don't know if it was a mistake in their sales paper or if they were just over-stocked. I've never seen them that cheap other than ebay or re-furbished.
Look for them to go on sale @ Kohl's around Christmas. I think Bed, Bath & Beyond has a 20% off coupon periodically. Look to see if there's a KA exclusion.
post #21 of 64
We find that when we want something like this on ebay, and we have time to be patient, we just keep going on, daily sometimes, but at least every couple of days. Find the ones we would like and just keep sniping them until we finally get one. We've gotten all kinds of things that way. When the new Tickle me Elmo came out a couple years ago we got 2 that way. We got a router that way and even the router bit set. The sets were going all day long for $50 and $60, but we just kept at it until one slipped through and we got it for $12. We got our Sunbeam that way ($39), a Kodak camera, printers. All kinds of stuff. The more time you have that you can wait to get it at just your price, the better your chances. And if you snipe it, you don't have to worry about bidding emotionally, and if you win one, you cancel the rest of your snipes.
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post #22 of 64
I couldn't make a good cake without my KA..LOL! I have 3 in 3 different sizes, from a pro 6 down. I bought all of them used and they work great. I actually got one its a tilt head at a garage sale for 35.00. It works perfect. I use it mostly to make royal. I did buy my mom a new one day after thanksgiving at Sears for 150.00. It was regular 379.00. Sales are out there just got to watch for them. Look on Craigslist.
post #23 of 64
I called last week @ one of the outlet malls in La. We have a store Kitchen Collections in the outlet mall. You can get a nice refurbished KA Artisian for $200.00. They also have a on line store but I have not checked it out yet. Last year a friend bought a refurbished KA and the sales person told me she been working there 1 year since it opened, after Hurricane
Rita and the only KA Mixer returned was a brand new one. Good luck with your shopping.
post #24 of 64
Thread Starter 
Thanks, but I know I can get a new one from Target for $200 so I would not buy it refurbished. I noticed that jcpenny had one that looks like KA and has the paddle, hook, and whisk, but I didn't like the reviews. May have to break down and get a KA. I know that I am going to keep looking for one until I find it.
post #25 of 64
You can also try HSN.com or QVC.com. They sometimes have monthly payments. That's how my sister and I got ours.
post #26 of 64
My mom bought my refurbished KitchenAid Artisan from an outlet in Myrtle Beach for $150 two Christmases ago. I have never had a single issue with it and there aren't even any scratches or dings in it. If she didn't tell me it was refurbished I never would have known.
post #27 of 64
Grit your teeth and spend the money. I guarantee you won't regret it.

I just bought a third one at a yard sale for $65! Yippee!!
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post #28 of 64
Yes.
post #29 of 64
Thread Starter 
So, I need to check out yard sales.
post #30 of 64
I just don't think that I would buy a refurbished for $200. $65 @ a yard sale, yes. If you're going to spend that much, buy a new one with a warranty for a little more.
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