Walmart has a Kitchen Aid K5SSWH it is 250 watts, 10 speed, & 4.5 quarts for $198. Is it worth it? Or should I hold out for finding a better KA on sale? I can't go over 200.
I'm an amatuer baker - I don't bake cakes every week. However, the stand mixer I have is an OLD Sunbeam (probably 15+ years) & is in the death process
Perhaps someone knows of another brand that would be as good/better than a Kitchen Aid for 200.
Thanks for you input!!
Here's what a quick check on the net yielded for Kitchenaid stand mixers best deal:
From the Amazon site:
Kitchenaid stand mixer rebates:
I love Kitchenaid. I have the Artisan 5-quart and the 6-quart professional from Kitchenaid. I wouldn't recommend going with less power than the Artisan especially if you're going to invest $200 in a mixer. The site posted by JanH shows it for $209 with rebate which is a really good deal.
I know many people are reluctant to do this, but I got my KitchenAid Epicurean (6 qt) for $110.00 off of Craigslist. Maybe I got lucky, but there were quite a few for sale. Mine was in perfect condition and works great. Might be worth a look if you're on a budget. Especially in this economy, there may be a lot of people looking to unload things they never use for quick cash.
I have a hamilton beach stand mixer because I couldn't bring myself to pay $300 for a mixer for hobby baking. It is has all metal construction and 400 horse power. More than the ka. Here's a link to amazon market place they have one right now for $159 . I absolutely love mine. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000308BWQ/192-0008162-5785214
You can buy a factory reconditioned 6 quart KitchenAid from the www.shopkitchenaid.com website using the code "VALUE3" at checkout for under $200 shipped! I bought one this way after dropping my other Pro6 out of the back of my Suburban and killing it. The promo code takes nearly 50 bucks off and gives you free shipping. They say 7 to 10 days shipping but both times I've ordered from them, they send it 3-day UPS.
They currently have white, licorice, and meringue Pro6 mixers in stock.
Qty Item# Description Unit Price Total
1 KTA RKP26M1XMR Refurb 6Qt Professional 600 - Meringue
Discount: - $47.80
Payment Method: VISA
Shipping Method: Standard Shipping 7-14 Business Days
TX Tax: $0.00
If you go through ebates you will get an additional $11 cash back (6% cash back).
YES! You will love it
Thanks everyone for your replies!! I ended up getting the one from Amazon - with a rebate so it was about 200 - I ordered last night, should have waited until this morning to see Cakepro's advice! Oh, well, still got a good deal, I think.
I should say I got the one listed on Kitchendailydeal - - the first website. It sent me to a different one on Amazon that the one listed in the 2nd website. I got an Artisan (sp?) 5 qt 325 watt - - enough for me - I don't use it that often anyway . . . well, that might change now that I have one that isn't 20+ years or so!