What Is Your Opinion Of The Kitchen-Aid Mixer?

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Bigbearswife Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 6:08pm
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What is your opinion of the Kitchen-Aid Mixer?

I'm gathering some information on the Kitchen-Aid Mixer for a Poll and i'd love your input.

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ailika Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 6:24pm
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I LOVE IT, COULDN'T DO WITHOUT IT! icon_biggrin.gif

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donkeemom Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 6:25pm
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My Kitchen Aid mixer is the most reliable piece of kitchen equipment I have ever owned. I have had it for 28 year and have never had a single problem with it. I love it!

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SweetSweetCreations Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 7:50pm
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It is the mos thoughtful and wonderful gift I have ever recieved. I don't know how I lived without it. icon_biggrin.gif

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cylstrial Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 1:38am
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As everyone else said, I love it! I travel with it sometimes!!

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schnumvf Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 2:30am
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I've had mine for 10 years and it's still going strong! My MIL had a Bosch and she sold it at a yard sale.

If something ever happened to my KA I would run to the store and by another one! icon_smile.gif

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queenie1958 Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 3:13am
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I love my kitchen aid mixer. Makes wonderful buttercream
Well worth the money.

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Jenthecakelady Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:34am
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I love my KA. It was a Christmas gift from my wonderful husband this past year and I couldn't do without it now!

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Crissy_Cakes Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:37am
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My KA was a birthday gift from my hubby two years ago and honestly, I don't know how I got along without it for so many years; it's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. icon_biggrin.gif

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Cakerer Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:39am
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Love my kitchen aid.....but I can honestly say that I have a cooks model I love equally. I use them both but I do baby the KA...

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ILE Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:42am
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i bought a ka about 10yrs ago...i use my ka for almost everything .i wouldn't know how to live with out one.as it is i got my son one for xmas. he is a chef and he love his too.

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newnancy Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:54am
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I don't have one YET. I've been looking into all the different models available from KA's website, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, Macy's, J.C. Penney's, Sam's Club & other websites. Every place seems to have different ones or different prices. Kohl's has a huge sale Friday & Saturday only, also a 20% off coupon off the sale price. The best buy I believe for me is the one at Sam's Club. It's a 5 quart, 475 watts for $269.00. That beats everybody & it's their regular price & also, Sam's takes most everything back if you have the receipt if there is a problem even after a year & gives you a new one. HTH

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SharonK1973 Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:55am
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The Kitchen aid has made my life soooooo much easier. I love them so much, I have bought one in every size! They are truly the best things in my kitchen. And kitchen aid's customer service is the best!

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Cakepro Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 5:57am
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Most. Ridiculous. Poll. Ever.

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tonedna Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 6:13am
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I love mine..I couldn't live without it!...
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becca0926 Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 8:01am
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I thought my Kitchen aid was about to break down... So 2 years ago I bought a new one at Christmas... Here I am 2 years later... The one I thought would be breaking down is still going strong. The new one of 2 years ago... is still in the box WAITING to replace the old one.. Kitchen Aid is the best...

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bakingatthebeach Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 12:36pm
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I got mine 18 years ago and have never had an issue with it. Love it.

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sgauta Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:44pm
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Got my KA six years ago for Christmas and L-O-V-E it!!! Best gift I ever got!

~Sarah

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Kiddiekakes Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 4:51pm
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I've had my 2 for over 8 years and each is still going strong.I have a 4.5 quart and a 6 quart.I usually do 2-3 batches every week so it gets alot of use plus I mix all my cake batters with them as well.

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sweetopia Posted 11 Apr 2009 , 5:00pm
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Such a worthwhile investment! A bit pricey, but worth every penny! It speeds up the baking process and is such great quality... I've had my 4.5 quart for 7 years and it's still going strong. I recently tried the 6 quart; sooo nice... (I know, I'm probably sounding pretty weird- talking about a machine like this ha ha). The larger mixing bowl is great and there's a bit more power. The wattage on the 4.5 is just fine too though. That's my two cents! icon_biggrin.gif

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jensenscakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:44am
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I love having a stand mixer, but I've had issues with my Kitchen-aid. I bought mine refurbished though (it was all I could afford) but in thier behalf thier customer service is excellent. I had issues with mine starting and called them up, e-mailed my puchase receipt to prove the warrenty was still on and poof 2 days later brand new kitchen aid to replace the old one and they paid for the shipping to send the old one back.

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pattycakesnj Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 12:54am
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I got my moms when she died 18 years ago (she had it for at least 15 years before that) and I only replaced it recently when I redid my kitchen and wanted it to match. The old was was still going strong so I gave it to my daughter's nanny.

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:22am
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I got mine for my 16th birthday... im 23 now.

I LOVE IT!!!!!

Only thing I would change is my mom broke the little black nob on it.. to turn up the speed.... and I only have the 4.5.... i am dreaming of a bigger one.. I wish they made a 10qt!

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madgeowens Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:27am
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I love mine. My son got it for me a quite a few years ago....I may need to update my birthday list hehehe...really new cool colors.

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newmansmom2004 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:30am
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The only other purchase more important in my life than my KitchenAid is my birth control pills!!! icon_lol.gif

LOVE it! We bought my mom a Sunbeam stand mixer a couple years ago for Christmas and I used it while we were up visiting and it SUCKED. icon_cry.gif I was so mad we didn't go the extra cost and get her a KA.

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moxey2000 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:36am
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Cooks Illustrated tested mixers and the KA Pro 6qt was the winner. The Artisan didn't do nearly as well. I love my KA 6qt and I'm soooo happy I bought it. It paid for itself really fast and I use it almost every day. My BFF got me an extra bowl and covers for Christmas, which has really made things easier for me.

You can't go wrong with a KA.

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artscallion Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:36am
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It's the most reliable appliance I own. I find the 4.5 qt model too small though. If you want to mix enough batter for anything more than two 8" round pans, you need the 6 qt.

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PatricesPieces Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:40am
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Love mine...don't know how I ever did without one....will never go without one. I have a 6 quart and love, love, love it. Would never make buttercream without one!!

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Win Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:46am
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Probably fall into the category of "one of the best gifts ever!" For an entire year after I got it, I get into bed, wake up my husband, and say: "have I told you how much I love my KA?"

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mcook1670 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:55am
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I love it I've had mine for almost 10 years, and you would think it's brand new. my mom wanted a mixer and she was thinking of getting a Sunbeam, because it was the consumer best buy. I talked her into a KA, I knew she would regret not getting one after a year when that one was burnt up. Can't beat them

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