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Old 11-16-2004, 03:06 PM   #11
 
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Hey Sizzlinin. Ok. I saw the mixer. It is in beautiful condition.

Edited to say: I meant to say congratulations.....I was thinking it, but what is in my mind doesn't always show up on the screen!


Yes, I bet they still have bowls to match this mixer.

I would go to: KAC-Conversations@Whirlpool.com and ask them where to purchase them. Make sure you have the model # ready for them.
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:49 PM   #12
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Oh, Sizzlin, you lucky, lucky girl!!!!!
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Old 11-16-2004, 04:24 PM   #13
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Thanks Choclate as soon as I get it I will contact them. But the 4.5 bowls that Kitchenaid makes today won't fit right? Or the 4.5 attachments made by Kitchenaid today won't fit either?

PAbaker........i couldn't begin to hide this beauty I love my vintage appliance out in fullview so I can admire them even when they aren't in use.

Audeo........thanks!
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If they are 4 1/2 qt bowls, and attachments for 4 1/2 qt bowls, I don't think you will have any problems.

I just said to contact the company with the model number just to make sure. I want you happy!
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Old 11-16-2004, 04:30 PM   #15
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Gotchya.....thanks! :D
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Old 11-16-2004, 07:29 PM   #16
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I love my KA - but I sure wasted money on some of the attachments. I've had mine for about 2 years now and this is what I've learned (aka: my opinion).

Trick one is to shop around for what you want/need .... www.kitchenaid.com is the most expensive place to buy anything (except they may be the only source for some things and sometimes will match the prices or other on-line sources on the mixers). www.chefscatalog.com has some good deals, but I have found www.cooking.com to generally be the best place for the lowest prices.

I got the accessory pack that has the food grinder, slicer/shredder, and fruit/vegetable strainer. True, the food grinder is plastic and may/probably will eventually crack, and with a good food processor with 4 slicer/shredder disks you can do the same thing, and as for the fruit/vege strainer either a hand crank food mill or a strainer and a wooden spoon will do the same job - but, hey - that's no fun!

I do about 5-lbs of meat in the grinder each week - no cracks yet. But, I don't put the Godzilla twist on the retaining ring when I assemble it ... and have never had to use the wrench to take it apart. I also got the sausage stuffer attachment to go with it and make about 5-lbs of sausage each month. I usually save about $1/lb making my own sausage ... but if I only break even at least it is seasoned the way I want it, and I can make some off the wall combos.

The slicer/shredder I love for large batch jobs. I like it better than a food processer because I don't have to keep stopping and taking the FP apart to dump the bowl when it gets full ... my only limit is how big a bowl I put under the spout.

I must admit that I have never used the strainer ... I generally reach for a strainer and a wooden spoon. But, this year I'm going to try using it when I make peach and apricot preserves for Christmas.

As far as the pasta maker (extrusion die) set that works with the food grinder - it's a waste of money as far as I am concerned - the only dough it will handle is a soft egg pasta dough. And, it's kinda funky to work with because the dough is so soft.

I also got the pasta roller/cutter set - not bad, I like it, but I would go a different way if I had it to do over again. You get 3 attachments - the roller and 2 cutters (Fettuccine and Linguine). KA has now come out with a ravioli attachment (another $125). But, that's it. If I had it to do over again - I would buy an Imperia 150 with the electric motor (gives you the roller and 2 cutters with an electric motor for the same price as the KA attachments) plus you can by additional cutters for $15 for single (1 size) cutters, $25 for double (2 size) cutters. In other words, for about the price of the KA pasta roller, 2 cutters, and a ravioli stuffer - you can get a roller, electric motor, 10 cutters, and a ravioli stuffer. Best prices I have found for this are at www.pastamakers.us

Humm ... guess I have everything but the gain mill (can't justify the cost), the citrus juicer (don't use one that much and already have a good hand model), can opener (can't see having to drage the machine out to open a can when I have two good ones already), the water jacket is WAY over priced (got a plastic tub at the dollar store that works just great and was $65 cheaper) ... and heven't seen a need for the food tray (you can only feed just so much down the feed shute at one time anyway).

I think the extra bowl is an excellent idea.

I, too, have VERY limited space ... I have virtually no counter space and had to get a 3-shelf rolling cart to hold my KA - which gives me storage space for the attachments and 6 6-qt square containers.
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Wow! Michael, I'd like to order some sausage and some peach preserves, please.
(PS - Happy early Birthday)

Thanks so much for the info!
I'll be printing out my lists of needs/wants/etc soon.

One really nice thing about a couple of the attachments:
For any of you that have a KOHL'S store nearby, they sell
some kitchenaid stuff. They have an appliance/accessory sale
about once a month, and they send coupons in the mail,
anywhere from 10% to 30% off.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:32 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone for your input and advice............it will sure help when it comes to future buying.
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