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Old 12-09-2011, 01:41 AM   #21
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Love my Pro 600. Almost all I do with it is bread, but that it does very well. I can get hypnotized watching the spiral dough hook work.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:35 PM   #22
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Oh sure.. rub it in.

Though, to be honest I really have no issues with the KA (600 Pro) but the Hobart would be nice escalation.
Ask Gadzooks. Once you have a Hobart, you will never go back to a KA.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:55 PM   #23
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I have used Hobarts (the big ones on the floor). I looked at them to start with but they really are way more spendy (new) than what I ended with, by a factor of 7. My KA has done everything I have asked of it without complaint.

The only time it is a problem is when I don't have enough in the bowl. I found with a large scale Hobart that issue happens as well, just a different scale.

And besides, the red is dead sexy on the counter.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:04 PM   #24
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I have used Hobarts (the big ones on the floor). I looked at them to start with but they really are way more spendy (new) than what I ended with, by a factor of 7. My KA has done everything I have asked of it without complaint.

The only time it is a problem is when I don't have enough in the bowl. I found with a large scale Hobart that issue happens as well, just a different scale.

And besides, the red is dead sexy on the counter.
I find the scraping beater a really valuable accessory, specially with smaller batches.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #25
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I find the scraping beater a really valuable accessory, specially with smaller batches.

I thought about one of those, or one can just make bigger batches.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:32 PM   #26
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I thought about one of those, or one can just make bigger batches.
Oh, I make big batches, but this even helps with them. I never thought I'd like it but there is no turning back now - one of my better buys! Um batter buys?
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #27
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Couldn't bake without it: pizza, bread, etc. 10 years and still going strong. This is the only appliance in our kitchen that plugs in that we use often.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:39 PM   #28
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I find the scraping beater a really valuable accessory, specially with smaller batches.
I have the same beater, and I wouldn't be without one now. Not only is it good for smaller batches, and scraping the bowl, it is much more efficient at creaming, stuff beats up fluffier and quicker.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #29
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Ask Gadzooks. Once you have a Hobart, you will never go back to a KA.
Amen...fortunately, I am not likely to wear my N50 out in my lifetime. I have caught wind of another Hobart 5qt. countertop mixer, very sleek and modern-looking, that was only made briefly as a possible replacement for the N50. Even saw one (very pretty) for sale on Ebay. Came with wire whisk, non-flat flat beater, dough hook, pastry knife and bowl. Don't know anything else about them, and couldn't save the picture from Ebay, or I'd post it. I should add that I only have an N50 because I got an incredible deal...I would not have gone out looking for one on my budget, my KA was just fine.
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I've had my ka artisan 5 qt mixer for 2 years now and love it. I use it to make pizza dough, cakes, cookies.....
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