I just can't decide. Now that I have burned out 2 mixers I need to buy a good one. Is it safe to buy a refurbished one to save some money? I really don't have the money to spend but the way I am going through mixers it will prob be worth it. I do know I want one with all metal parts! I am looking at these ones:
I would get a 6 quart bowl, that amazon link was a really good deal!!
Hummmm.... That "other" brand mixer comes in a 7qt model also, but the Heavy-Duty 828W-980W Motors are bigger on both the 5qt. and 7qt than the 575W 6qt. kitchenaid.
But that is a very good price on the kitchenaid too. http://www.jr.com/OMBasketDetail.process?RestartFlow=t&OMProductId=2650092&PEEK=BOO&AddToBasket.x=48&AddToBasket.y=8
Is there anybody out there that could comment on the delonghi?
Boy, I don't know...I love my kitchenaid(6qt. Epicurean) but I have to say we sure could've used a 7qt. many a time.
I have the Delongi 7 quart and haven't had any problems with it. I also have a 4-1/2 qt. Kitchenaid. The Delonghi isn't as heavy as the Kitchenaid but it gets the job done. Check out various reviews on the Delonghi before deciding.
I did the same thing you did mjones17 .. I burned up 3 mixers (an old small model; 2 Sunbeam's that was on a stand and came with a glass bowl).. I probably spent more on these 3 mixers than I would have had I just invested in my Kitchenaid .. I love mine and wouldn't take anything for it .. the only thing I wish is that I had a larger bowl .. I know it'll stretch your pocketbook, but it is really worth the investment... I have used mine sooooooooooo much and it hasn't given me one bit of probs at all ... good luck with whatever one you decide to buy
Just so you know, Kitchen Aid has great service. I bought a refurbished red professional and within six months the motor started "clicking"...I called them and there was a new one at my door in two days, and they came back in a week to get my broken one. This problem of the motor making a clicking sound is one of the first signs of a problem, and when you work with icing, for some reason it REALLY is hard on a mixer, even KA. I have two KAs and wouldn't get rid of them for the world in my home, but look forward to the day when a floor model Hobart stands in my shop!
BTW, I also grind wheat with my KA attachment for bread making, and love that feature as well. They are a sound company...
Happy Shopping! Shawn <><