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Old 04-29-2010, 03:42 AM   #41
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KA stand mixers...what do you prefer: Tilt Head or Lift?
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:38 AM   #42
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I bought the lift model. The lift ones are bigger and have a stronger motor. I was also concerned that the tilt head wouldn't flip up completely in my space.
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They really have different purposes. I have both, but I use my hand mixer exclusively when I don't want to expend the energy to whip my egg whites by hand. Egg whites really benefit from being whipped by lifting the beater. This is best accomplished with a gigantic balloon whisk, but you can get almost the same results by using a hand mixer in the round bottom, unlined copper bowl. Just takes a tad of practice. It's good for whipping cream, too. Oftentimes I want a smaller amount than would whip well in the 5-quart bowl.

I also use the hand mixer when I need to carry one somewhere. Not going to cart the big KitchenAid around!
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #44
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...Not going to cart the big KitchenAid around!

Just add some wheels and an attachment on front and drive it.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:34 PM   #45
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lol Frank, I've been thinking of getting a Stand .. and I think I found a pretty good deal on Craigslist. It's a 5 qt Almond Lift type, 325watt, about 10 years old .. for $75!
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:48 PM   #46
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drat it was sold already. Whats the diff from Pro 500 Series & Professional 5 Series?
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The Pro 500 [KSM500] and the Professional 5 [KP50] are essentially the same narrow bowl lift mixer that are based on the classic k5 design. 325-350 watts.

The Professional 5 Plus [KV25] is a completely different mixer. It is a wide bowl, 450 watt mixer based on the Professional 600.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #48
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I wanted a kitchenaid forever and I got it and I never use it at all. I LOVE my hand mixer bc its small, fast and not a big clean up. I just dread cleaning the mixer all the time, so I dont use it although it is very good for making bread.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #49
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I have the 500 pro
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:34 PM   #50
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Kitchenaid <3 Stand, lift. :) I loveeee it!
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