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Old 06-14-2007, 06:46 PM   #11
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You might want to try shopping craigslist if they have that in your area. Often prices can be pretty good and, if it's local, you don't have to pay shipping like you do on eBay. Sometimes you can get stuff that's new and in the original box.

Big fan of craigslist here... big fan.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:50 PM   #12
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Love my older KitchenAid. I've had it for well over 25 years and it performs like new. I'm with Brad, go with at least a 6-quart size. You won't be sorry.
Katie, I can't seem to find Hobart-era Kitchenaid models bigger than the K5. Am I missing something?
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:30 PM   #13
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Try Ebay.com. Or some of the websites that sell restaurant equipment and used commercial mixers.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:12 AM   #14
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Katie, I can't seem to find Hobart-era Kitchenaid models bigger than the K5. Am I missing something?
I don't think the Hobart-era KA mixers came any bigger than 5 qt. I had one, about 30 years old, until it died on me 18 months ago.

I want another one. Not sure when/if I'll get it, either.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:35 AM   #15
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That's true.

There's only ONE household mixer that has a larger capacity than all K'Aid Stand Mixers. It's the Electrolux (Magic Mill) Assistant, which I own, and uses a thick heavy 8-qt. SS bowl.

To find out more, go here; Electrolux Mixer Magic Mill DLX Mixers Kitchen Assistent Assistant Stand Mixer Electroluxe Mixers Best Kitchen Mixer.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:44 PM   #16
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If you're lucky enough to find a Hobart commercial 10-qt mixer, and the attactments for a KA 5 qt. will fit the 10 qt. mixer. It will also have the power to grind meats without stripping the gears.
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:08 AM   #17
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Check out KitchenAid Online Store | Factory Refurbished .They sell reconditioned units at darn good prices. I think my daughters 6 qt recon'd cost about $230. last fall. You have to be pacient and wait for the color and type you wish to show up in inventory but it will.

BTW, my K5s has been on our counter for 31 years. One repair about 2 yrs ago for ~$60. I won't be returning it.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:40 PM   #18
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Just remember that a new Kitchenaid mixer has a warranty. A 20 year old one doesn't.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:15 PM   #19
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But it's certainly nice for me to have enjoyed mine for 20 years, and I hope that it will last for 20 more!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:57 AM   #20
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I have one of the newer models, okay so its 2 years old, got it as a wedding gift. I love that thing, though my wife never uses it, correction, never gets to use it. The attachments are fantastic too, I have the meat grinder which I have used quite a lot so far this summer, I like grinding my own meat for hamburgers, and I have the pasta accessory, I love that thing and its a lot easier to use than my hand cracked one.

And I do use my Kitchenaid for bread dough too :)
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