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View Poll Results: What Brand of Stand Mixer Do You Own?
Hobart Kitchenaid 5 4.20%
Kitchenaid 92 77.31%
Viking 1 0.84%
Kenwood 4 3.36%
Hobart 2 1.68%
Sunbeam 6 5.04%
Other 9 7.56%
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Old 10-16-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
 
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What Kind of Stand Mixer is in Your Kitchen?

I am just being nosy, since I am a mixer freak! :D

Why do you like your model? If you don't like it, which one will you choose to buy later?

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Old 10-16-2004, 03:37 PM   #2
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My KA came free from a friend -- mixer still in unopened box -- who got it as a wedding gift years ago and never used it because she "doesn't bake". Talk about getting away with something.....
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Old 10-16-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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After undoubtedly tiring of my complaining about my ancient Sunbeam Mixmaster and whining about my sister's KA, dear husband bought me a KA Pro 6. What I love about it is its huge capacity (6 quarts) and 525w. motor, moreover the improvements that have been made in the paddle and hook attachments and a much improved shield over my sister's artisan. And thanks to a few pals here who explained that I needn't fear burning up my motor making bread all the time, I have since nixed the bread machine and have it waiting in the garage for the next garage sale.

Nothing can possibly replace this jewel...and nothing will likely ever need to.

Choclatechef, as the resident Hobart expert, do I recall correctly from another thread that Hobart was the original manufacturer of KAs? Who makes them now? And what's your opinion of KAs as the result?
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Choclatechef, as the resident Hobart expert, do I recall correctly from another thread that Hobart was the original manufacturer of KAs? Who makes them now? And what's your opinion of KAs as the result?
Whirlpool makes Kitchenaid now. I think that the quality of the mixers has decreased significantly as a result of Whirlpool's ownership. Whirlpool has been trading on the reliability of the Kitchenaid name that Hobart established imho, and has made profit their emphasis rather than quality.

The accessories are made of inferior materials, and I think the mixers are also in order to increase their profit margin.
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I forgot to vote myself! I mainly use a Hobart N-50.
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My KA came free from a friend -- mixer still in unopened box -- who got it as a wedding gift years ago and never used it because she "doesn't bake". Talk about getting away with something.....

You don't use your mixer mudbug?
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Old 10-16-2004, 08:09 PM   #7
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Re: Stand Mixer

I also have a KA which I have never used.
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What does everyone think of the Viking mixers? I am sort of shopping for a mixer and I am the type of guy who would rather buy something really high quality once, than something of lesser quality multiple times. The Viking ones look pretty nice from the specs.
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What does everyone think of the Viking mixers? I am sort of shopping for a mixer and I am the type of guy who would rather buy something really high quality once, than something of lesser quality multiple times. The Viking ones look pretty nice from the specs.

One of the other forums I visit said that they have not been around long enough to evaluate as far as for reliability.
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What does everyone think of the Viking mixers? I am sort of shopping for a mixer and I am the type of guy who would rather buy something really high quality once, than something of lesser quality multiple times. The Viking ones look pretty nice from the specs.

One of the other forums I visit said that they have not been around long enough to evaluate as far as for reliability.
Interesting. So what is considered to be the best mixers out there right now?
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