Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere, but my mixer just quit on me two days ago! AHH! It's always this time of year isn't it?
I opted, two years ago, for the BHG 5 qt stand mixer over the KitchenAid solely based on price. I have not had any issues with it despite a few bad reviews. I knew it wasn't the quality/durability of a KA, but really expected it to last more than two years. The motor still runs but the part where you attach your beater won't turn. Hubby tried to look at it and said his best guess was that the gears are stripped. :(
The 4.5 qt is the obviously better priced than the 5 qt, but I'm just wondering if anyone has the 4.5 and if that is a large enough bowl for your needs. It's kind of hard to image the size difference in my head and since the nearest Walmart to me is 40 miles away, I haven't been out yet to try and see if they have both sizes and what the difference is visually.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!