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Old 11-27-2007, 05:25 PM   #21
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I have one, but currently its not in my possession. But I would definitely recommend it, especially if you love to bake. It is the best kind of mixer, easy to add ingredients while mixing, mixes evenly. A good buy for sure.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:10 PM   #22
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You might want to check out ebay (That's where I bought mine several years ago for about $125 plus shipping) I just saw an old K45 - the good Hobart kind - go for $25. Dang! I was too slow. Would have made a good Christmas present. (Even though it was '50's pale green)
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:15 PM   #23
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You might want to check out ebay (That's where I bought mine several years ago for about $125 plus shipping) I just saw an old K45 - the good Hobart kind - go for $25. Dang! I was too slow. Would have made a good Christmas present. (Even though it was '50's pale green)
Hey, the food in the mixer doesn't give a whit what color the mixer is. Can't go wrong with a good old Hobart/KitchenAid.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:35 PM   #24
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Hello,
I wasn't able to sit and read everyone's comments so I don't know if there were a lot of good or bad ones but here is mine...

I own one of the...regular to more powerful...mixers that kitchen aid makes and I used mine probably 40 times and it broke. I have heard that their gears on some of their models are not the best and that is what went out on mine. I did hear that the best model they make(which is 400 dollars I think) is one of the best on the market though. I might buy their best one soon or I will switch to Viking just becuase of my mixer breaking at such a young age...

Have a good one...
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:44 PM   #25
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I wasn't able to sit and read everyone's comments so I don't know if there were a lot of good or bad ones but here is mine...

I own one of the...regular to more powerful...mixers that kitchen aid makes and I used mine probably 40 times and it broke. I have heard that their gears on some of their models are not the best and that is what went out on mine. I did hear that the best model they make(which is 400 dollars I think) is one of the best on the market though. I might buy their best one soon or I will switch to Viking just becuase of my mixer breaking at such a young age...

Have a good one...
I definitely heard about the plastic gears that were on most of the models - even the top of the line ones. If you go to the forum at KitchenAid.com, you'll read a lot about it. That would really upset me if I had made a high dollar purchase and then the appliance broke. I made sure the new one I just bought had the metal gears/transmission. I wonder if you could e-mail KA and explain it just as you did here and perhaps they would do something for you. I've had a lot of luck writing polite complaint letters.

BTW, Amazon.com still had the 6qt 600Pro (top of the line) as of today for $249 shipped after a $50 mail-in rebate.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:21 PM   #26
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Just an FYI - Amazon now has the 6qt 600Pro (the one I just bought for $270) for $215 shipped after a $50 mail in rebate. They are new, not refurbs, but you can only choose black or white to get this price. I thought since this is Christmas and a cooking forum, there may be someone who's looking at one of these.
Amazon.com: KitchenAid KP26M1XMR Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Meringue: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:11 PM   #27
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I definitely heard about the plastic gears that were on most of the models - even the top of the line ones. If you go to the forum at KitchenAid.com, you'll read a lot about it. That would really upset me if I had made a high dollar purchase and then the appliance broke. I made sure the new one I just bought had the metal gears/transmission. I wonder if you could e-mail KA and explain it just as you did here and perhaps they would do something for you. I've had a lot of luck writing polite complaint letters.

BTW, Amazon.com still had the 6qt 600Pro (top of the line) as of today for $249 shipped after a $50 mail-in rebate.
If KA was worth their salt they would have recalled their plastic junk. They're quite aware of the shortcomings of their products e.g. dull rotary graters that even they admit will not slice the cucumbers illustrated in their promos and the aluminum mixing attachments that discolor in some dough mixes.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:38 PM   #28
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I got a like-new Hobart-made K-5 for $100 back in August. Absolutely magnificent piece of machinery. I'd heartily recommend those older models over the new ones.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:30 AM   #29
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:52 PM   #30
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I've been using the K-5SS as of late to make pound cakes since the holiday season began. However, when a recipe requires the use of two bowls or more, then the smaller K-45SS joins the party.

You can't go wrong whicheaver one that you choose to get!
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