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Old 11-06-2007, 07:18 AM   #11
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I've had one for about 5 years, and use it often. I have the grinder and sausage attachment, and find them great.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:42 PM   #12
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I own a KA Pro5Plus Stand mixer (KV25GOX), it handles everything and it is red LOL. Got it at Kohl's on clearance (no box or manual, got the manual on line from KA) for $150.
This is a bowl-lift mixer type, different from a tilt-head (KA Artesian model) and IMO a better design. You can store/use it under cabinets since it doesn't require additional space above.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:30 AM   #13
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I understand that most KA's can't handle stiff doughs with more than two pounds of flour?
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:58 AM   #14
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I love my KA mixer, it has pride of place in my kitchen and I use it often... However over time I have found that lots of what I was doing in the mixer I actually enjoyed more doing it 'by hand', and slowing down to enjoy the process without the noise.

Still if it broke down I would replace it that afternoon.

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Old 11-09-2007, 10:37 AM   #15
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justplainbill,
I wasn't aware of this -also, someone in DC said that his KA mixer broke down when grinding meat-, so far I never encounter any issue with any of these tasks... I remember making a ton of dough at least 4/5 times.
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I agree with you 100%. I like the mixer, but I prefer to do things by hand whenever I can.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:42 PM   #16
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justplainbill,
I wasn't aware of this -also, someone in DC said that his KA mixer broke down when grinding meat-, so far I never encounter any issue with any of these tasks... I remember making a ton of dough at least 4/5 times.
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I agree with you 100%. I like the mixer, but I prefer to do things by hand whenever I can.
The $400 six quart Professional 600 Series is more robust; It's rated a 14 cups (3.5 lbs?) of flour. To insure proper consistency, some people prefer to complete initial kneading by hand; which means they wind up with a soiled counter as well as a machine to clean.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:30 PM   #17
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I have had mine for three years and I really love it. I never had any confidence to do scratch baking until I got my KA. Every cake is a huge success, and nothing builds your confidence like success. It is certainly worth the expense.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:05 PM   #18
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I just got the KA 6qt. Pro600 a couple of weeks ago (brand new from Amazon for $270 with free ship but only a choice of 2 colors). I made quite a bit of bread last week and it handled the dough very well. However, I didn't make whole wheat and the manual said to make smaller batches with "heavier" doughs. Also, made some angel food cakes that were light and fluffy as air! This is my first stand mixer but after this last week, I'm a believer.
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Check out Kitchen Aid's website. They are offering a $50 rebate on mixers until the end of the year, perhaps you qualify.
I was also looking at Consumers Report and KA mixers had high ratings, I guess they are good products.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:10 AM   #20
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Fisher's Mom,
Check out Kitchen Aid's website. They are offering a $50 rebate on mixers until the end of the year, perhaps you qualify.
I was also looking at Consumers Report and KA mixers had high ratings, I guess they are good products.
Thanks for the head's up, wysiwyg! Wouldn't that be excellent?
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