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Old 03-18-2011, 04:11 PM   #151
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Well, you purchased a $400 mixer, used, for only $45... For the price you paid, you might consider taking to an authorized KA service center and have them refurbish it for you. That would still be a lot less than the price of a new one, or even a GOOD used one.
I second this advice.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:20 PM   #152
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For anyone who might be interested Macy's is having a home sale for the next couple of days. They have the KA Artisan Stand Mixer at $299 with the usual $30 rebate but Macy's has a rare extra 10% off on electrics for this particular sale. That would take an additional $30 off the price. Now I am kicking myself I didn't wait to see if they ran a better sale than what I got.
I am bumping my quote to remind people that Macy's still has this sale going on through Sunday. They have an additional 10% off coupon online or in the store on kitchen electrics. Online you type in HOTLIST to get the additional 10%. You still get the $30 rebate if you buy a model that is eligible for the rebate.

I said I was kicking myself that I didn't wait. Well, I called up Macys.com where I purchased it and explained that I recently bought one and now they have an additional 10% off. They are giving me a refund of the 10% which is another $30. I also recently got an email telling me my refund of 3% from fatwallet is available for my purchase from Macys.com. I had forgotten I went through fatwallet so the extra $9. off was a surprise. After that refund plus the refund of 10% and the $30 rebate the purchase price for the Artisan Stand Mixer before tax will be down to $230. Kudos to Macy's for being so customer friendly.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:03 PM   #153
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That is unexpected and a nice surprise.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:14 PM   #154
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Well, you purchased a $400 mixer, used, for only $45... For the price you paid, you might consider taking to an authorized KA service center and have them refurbish it for you. That would still be a lot less than the price of a new one, or even a GOOD used one.
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I second this advice.
Yeah, I know I am goingto keep & refurb this sucker .. but I still want to look for good deals on Craigslist for other KA mixers
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #155
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That is unexpected and a nice surprise.
Yes, it was! I have renewed faith in Macy's as a result. Now I am very happy I made the purchase of a new KA Stand Mixer! I had a Macy's gift card when I originally made the purchase for $50 so my total out of pocket cost was $180 plus tax.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:07 PM   #156
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Keep it up and soon you will have them owing you money to take the mixer.
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Keep it up and soon you will have them owing you money to take the mixer.
I wish.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:40 PM   #158
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My dear friend Mixfinder has been doing side by side comparisons between my 1930's KA model G mixer and his 3 yr old copper KA 620 mixer.

During the comparisons he also gives techniques and recipes. Mixfinder is a wonderful retired chef/baker/teacher who has massive experience with cooking and baking equipment. I thought you would appreciate his observations and techniques.

Here are links to his threads.

http://www.automaticwasher.org/TD/TH...74.htm?57#bott

http://www.automaticwasher.org/TD/TH...17.htm?50#bott

http://www.automaticwasher.org/TD/TH...0/26739.htm?43

And..........the bonus is that you can see for yourself why I say my old Model G is better than the new KA mixers! It is a no holds barred wrestlemania!
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:27 PM   #159
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My dear friend Mixfinder has been doing side by side comparisons between my 1930's KA model G mixer and his 3 yr old copper KA 620 mixer.

During the comparisons he also gives techniques and recipes. Mixfinder is a wonderful retired chef/baker/teacher who has massive experience with cooking and baking equipment. I thought you would appreciate his observations and techniques.

Here are links to his threads.

http://www.automaticwasher.org/TD/TH...74.htm?57#bott

http://www.automaticwasher.org/TD/TH...17.htm?50#bott

http://www.automaticwasher.org/TD/TH...0/26739.htm?43

And..........the bonus is that you can see for yourself why I say my old Model G is better than the new KA mixers! It is a no holds barred wrestlemania!
Those links all lead to an error page.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:56 AM   #160
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I would recommend the Hobart made KA 5SS for most people who want a reliable 5 qt stand mixer.

Now if you are willing to spend a bit more, and want a tank like mixer, then I suggest a KA model G mixer. Yep they are much older but they are almost as powerful as a Hobart N50.

If a 4 qt tilt head mixer floats your boat, then I recommend a KA 4B as the most durable and powerful 4 qt mixer KA ever made.
K5SS I asume or K5A? .. and K4B .. and model G .. thanks
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