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Old 07-15-2019, 08:06 PM   #1
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Should I buy? KA, opinions needed.

I've been in the market for a long time, not urgent but my old Sunbeam - work horse that it is, is starting to feel her age (just like me!).

So for a while I am be a Prime member at Amazon, I was bit excited to see this mixer on sale with Prime discount at $330. cdn. (reg $620.) The Artisan 5 qt.

Canadian Tire also has it on sale for $330. cdn (reg $550. )

but lo'n behold further down the page Cdn Tire also has the bigger 5 qt. model with the lift bowl at $370. (from $680)

Do yo all like your KA's? do you think $50.00 bucks extra for the larger model is worth it?

Aside from the fact I could go and pick it up tomorrow - the only thing I like about the Amazon choice is the Glass mixing bowl, which for some reason is not offered here, or at least on this special.

and I can get either one in RED!

What say you all??

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Old 07-15-2019, 08:26 PM   #2
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I love my KA, and have several attachments.

When I was married, we had the big one with the lift bowl, and now I have the tilt-head model. My ex did a lot of baking, so for her, It may have been worth it. But, for me, The cheaper model is fine.

I got mine at BB&B. It was a display version, with no box and missing dough hook and whisk. I talked the manager down to 75-bucks. Never been used, and full warranty. The dough hook and whisk were about 30-bucks total from KA.

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Old 07-15-2019, 08:29 PM   #3
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Dragn, depends upon what you'll be using your KA for really.

If this the model you're looking at :
https://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KS...IKX0DER&sr=8-5

this model above I see at $313Canadian

It has 325watts for power. I own the Pro 600 with 575watts and a 6 quart bowl. DH got me this one, oh, probably 25 years ago, I think
And I love it! In fact I made some Banana Nut Bread with it today, and I love it for the heavier doughs too, it's a champ!

like this one
https://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KL...ateway&sr=8-15

for $391 cdn
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:42 PM   #4
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Buy it!! I have a 5-quart bowl lift model. It’s terrific. Go for the max power you can afford. You won’t be sorry. I’d pay the extra $50.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:33 PM   #5
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Kgirl, that price doesn't pop up for me on Amazon, nor is the Pro even on special.

The Pro 5 is 525 Watts, I've never seen a 6 up here but that could be as I don't usually look at those $$.


LOL - just took 3 of you to convince me and of course it's all CG's fault to begin with.

Gonna do it! Buy now, pick up tomorrow.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:50 PM   #6
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Love, love, love my KA mixer. Have it for more than 30 years and couldn't be more pleased.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:59 PM   #7
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Well, I've 'done the deed'. Ordered, paid on-line, available to pick-up after noon tomorrow.

I love my old Sunbeam but some doughs are just too heavy for it. Or they crawled up and into the works. But the beaters have gotten mis-aligned and sometimes clack on each other and I no longer have bowls that really fit to the beaters properly. There were attachments for it back in the day but impossible or unaffordable now.

I had this since I was first married in '64 - certainly earned its' keep over the years.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:00 PM   #8
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Kgirl, that price doesn't pop up for me on Amazon, nor is the Pro even on special.

The Pro 5 is 525 Watts, I've never seen a 6 up here but that could be as I don't usually look at those $$.


LOL - just took 3 of you to convince me and of course it's all CG's fault to begin with.

Gonna do it! Buy now, pick up tomorrow.
I think it's a good decision! Enjoy!
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:05 PM   #9
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Thanks GG, I"m sure I will.
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Well, I've 'done the deed'. Ordered, paid on-line, available to pick-up after noon tomorrow.

I love my old Sunbeam but some doughs are just too heavy for it. Or they crawled up and into the works. But the beaters have gotten mis-aligned and sometimes clack on each other and I no longer have bowls that really fit to the beaters properly. There were attachments for it back in the day but impossible or unaffordable now.

I had this since I was first married in '64 - certainly earned its' keep over the years.
Check eBay to see what your old Sunbeam might fetch. People sometimes pay a lot for "nostalgia."

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