Jannie92869 Posted 2 May 2007 , 7:37am
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I am so excited! I know many of you have had one forever, but I just got mine today. It is the KitchenAid Professional 600 in white. I couldn't wait and have already baked my first cake. I had to try it right away! The only problem was I had to do some adjustments because of the flat paddle position. Did you experience any problems as a newcomer to your KitchenAid? I was just wondering could you give me some tips in case I run into any more problems.

Thanks for listening! icon_biggrin.gif

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idoweddingcookies Posted 2 May 2007 , 8:04am
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Yes, I had a problem, still do actually. Got tired of trying to adjust it so I just scrape the bottom alot.
Hopefully one of the other members will answer, and I can fix mine too.

Ohara Posted 2 May 2007 , 11:40am
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Ok, I have to admit that I had such a problem with the paddle hitting the bottom of the bowl that I returned my first one to the store. Only to realize after I had the second one home and DH came home that evening to snap the back of the bowl down, NO more problems icon_redface.gif I felt like such an idiot. However, I had never used one before, and I hadn't read the directions. Any way....yes I had a problem with mine also. icon_wink.gif
Jennifer

kjgjam22 Posted 2 May 2007 , 2:04pm
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nope no problem here. but in the manual are instructions to fix the problem or you can call kitchen aid directly.

ShirleyW Posted 2 May 2007 , 2:16pm
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My mother bought my first KitcehAid for me in 1964 and I used it for 20 years without it ever being serviced. I gave it to my daughter when I bought a new one and she has been using it ever since and it still runs like a champ! You are so going to love it.

Jannie92869 Posted 2 May 2007 , 10:29pm
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Yes, the bowl definitely has to be snapped in the back. Also I still had to call the company and it wasn't a problem at all! She talked me through the adjustments because it takes a little tweaking. For those that may be using it with it scraping the side of the bowl there is hope! She listened to it and was able to tell by the sound when I had it just right. Its worth it to get it right so you won't scrape the sides of the bowl or cause the paint to eventually scar up and start to peel. So if you make minor turns on that back screw you can get it so is just right!

I used mine already yesterday for the first time with a cake and will be making buttercream this afternoon.

Thanks for listening.

msthang1224 Posted 2 May 2007 , 10:45pm
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I am happy for you Jannie!! I have wanted one like forever and i'm still wanting it, lol. Not to take away from Jannie's Topic or Excitment but have anyone ever heard of a EURO-PRO stand-up mixer?? I'm hoping so because this is my 1st stand-up mixer ever. I tried it out already and it works fine but just wanted to know if anyone ever heard of it. I figured that I would get this one until I could afford my dream machine, KitchenAid!

Jannie92869 Posted 3 May 2007 , 3:02am
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MsThang, thank you for your response. I had no problem at all with you asking your question within this thread....that's what we are all here for to help one another!

And guess what, I am not even a bit selfish..... it is my prayer that all of you who have been praying for/desiring/hinting around about a KitchenAid.......I pray you get one before this year's out. I waited and prayed a long time and now my prayer has been answered.

Thanks for your time,
Jannie

mizshelli Posted 3 May 2007 , 3:08am
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I hope when I get one that I have no problems. I just want stuff to work when I get it.....lol

msthang1224 Posted 3 May 2007 , 5:14am

Thanks Jannie, i need all the prayers I can get!! Hopefully, I'll be getting on for my b-day this year. I have already put in my request that I don't want anything else but that!! Hopefully Santa knows that i'll be good, for real I will!! LOL

Jannie92869 Posted 3 May 2007 , 12:12pm

OK, so I made a double batch of batter in my 6 qt KA with no problem. What about Buttercream? How many of you use your KA for your buttercream? I was just wondering if I made 2 batches at a time would that be a problem. I have been making it by hand mixer but would love to be able to use my KA.

Thanks for responding.

noreen816 Posted 3 May 2007 , 12:18pm

Jannie, I use my KA for buttercream allllll of the time. I love it, it works great and yes you can make 2 batches at one time.

bakersdawn Posted 3 May 2007 , 12:19pm

It only took me one time making buttercream by hand mixer and I insisted on a KA (which my husband had actually been trying to talk me into forever because I bake so much)!! I am absolutely in love with it and won't use anything else!! icon_biggrin.gif

peacockplace Posted 3 May 2007 , 1:43pm

Congrats on your new mixer! I'm sure that you'll get the hang of it soon. thumbs_up.gif

Antylucifer Posted 3 May 2007 , 1:59pm

Congrats on your new KA...I wouldn't buy anything else. Their customer service is the BEST and they have a forum covering everything imaginable. When I first got my KA, I was almost as addicted to their forum as I am to this one.

http://forum.kitchenaid.com/forums/default.asp

Browse through it, it has some good information and good luck.

darandon Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:04pm
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Originally Posted by Jannie92869

OK, so I made a double batch of batter in my 6 qt KA with no problem. What about Buttercream? How many of you use your KA for your buttercream? I was just wondering if I made 2 batches at a time would that be a problem. I have been making it by hand mixer but would love to be able to use my KA.

Thanks for responding.




I make double batches all the time of buttercream with no problem

Cookie4 Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:05pm

To Jannie92869: Don't worry about making a double batch of icing in your KA. Several weeks ago at a Day-of-Sharing in Texas one of the demonstrators made icing (as she always does) in her KA and when done the entire bowl was filled with buttercream 'up and over' the paddle. I've never filled mine that high before but this person was a professional and stated that the machine can easily handle it. icon_biggrin.gif

kellylowe Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:06pm

Do not make MMF in your Kitchen Aid mixer! I killed two of them, and one is the professional series with the more powerful motor!!!!! Knead in your sugar by hand! Trust me!

Cookie4 Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:07pm

Oh yes, forgot to mention that my Mothers machine is over 60 years old and still working and mine is over 35 years old and still working.

The only problem I have had with mine is that I broke my whip and ordered another from Kitchen Aid. The new size doesn't reach all the way to the bottom of the bowl and when I called Kitchen Aid about it they said they were aware of the problem but couldn't do anything about it. I just love the wip so I use it with the largest circle missing - boo, hoo! icon_cry.gif

ladyonzlake Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:13pm

I have the 4.5 quart Artisian KA which I loved but my BC recipe is for 12 cups so it was always overflowing. I went on Ebay and recently bought a brand new 6 qt Pro 600 Platinum Silver....LOVE it!! I got it for a steal $280! They go for about $100 or more than that in the retail stores. The only thing is that it makes this high pitch noise when being operated...it's a very loud mixer compared to my Artisian. Does yours make this noise? For IMBC I have to run it for about 30 minutes for my BC to cool so it'll be a bit irritating.
Jacqui

Ali24 Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:23pm

I was about to say what Kellylowe just said. If you do use your KA for MMF, BE SO CAREFUL. I just do it by hand, my KA is much too special to me to take chances. Enjoy your new KA!

luvscakes Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:26pm

I make only one batch at a time, however, i also make IMBC only and one recipe almosrt overflows my 6QT bowl!
And YES!! Mine makes that awful high pitched squeel too! And YES!! It is really irritating when I have to make my icing and it takes between 30-45 min!!
We are in an apt right now and it is almost unbearable at time!
I am glad to know I'm not the only one with this issue.

dolfin Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:28pm

http://www.everythingkitchens.com/kitchenaid-pro-600demo.html

click on this link for a demo on how to use PRO 6 and how to adjust.

I have made 4 batches of bc at once with no problem! Love it, saves so much time.

editedto say: I make 4 batches of Wilton class recipie which comes to 12 cups of icing.

msmith Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:34pm

SO JEALOUS!!! I was just telling a friend how badly I wanted one...she told me that she has one that she has only used once. It's sitting in her cupboard in a box. I told her that I would buy it from her...she told me her mother bought it for her as a wedding gift. Her mom passes away several years ago. So I don't think she's going to part with it.

I think there should be a rescue group for kitchen aids that are sitting UNUSED in cupboards of non-bakers! The poor things! icon_smile.gif

dabear Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:35pm

I make double batches of bc in my Kitchenaide. No problems!

Cookie4- I'm in Spring also!

cakecre8tor Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:53pm

I use both my Pro 600 and Artisian for MMF and it you add the powdered sugar a bit at a time it is not a problem. I make sure that after I add the marshmellows that I mix it very well. Then start adding the rest of the PS slowly and mix very well after each addition. It will start to slow down but then you know it is time to change over to your dough hook!! I noticed if I tried to mix in too much PS at a time the bowl would unsnap from the back and well - not good, but if you are patient it will all work out! I dont think I would ever make MMF if I could not use my mixer!!! I always use the pro now for Buttercream and can make a double batch (which I think is 4 batches of the wilton) no problem. I usually can get the equivalent of 3 cake mixes in it as well.

Congrats on your new KA!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

SSCakeman Posted 3 May 2007 , 2:57pm

I have the Professional 600 6 quart Kitchen Aid mixer. It does make that high sound but I wouldn't trade this thing for the world. I got an insane deal on mine and I make about 12-14 cups of buttercream at one time. The sound is loud but no big deal.

ladyonzlake Posted 3 May 2007 , 4:17pm

Oh thank goodness that that sound is normal. You never know when you buy something on Ebay but it does come with a manufacturers warranty.
Jacqui

Jannie92869 Posted 4 May 2007 , 9:04pm

dolfin, thanks for the video from everythings kitchen. I found it to be a very good video and informative for those who would like to see the use of their new KitchenAid and maybe haven't been using it to its full potential.

For those who talk about the sound it makes..............it can be stopped by the right "tweaking" of the screw. Mine made a sound as well, but once it was tweaked right (only a little at a time) there will be no high pitched noise. And as in the video on everythings kitchen the dime test will prove profitable. I had actually called the customer service and she listened to me tweaking and was able to tell over the phone when it was just right and that the dime should be moving. icon_redface.gif It may sound silly to have called but it worked.

Thank you for listening and responding.

bakemommy Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 9:00am

Thanks for the link. It's really useful for me.

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