20Qt Mixer Opinions/advice, Please!

Business By 4Gifts4Lisa Updated 20 Apr 2009 , 8:53pm by snarkybaker

4Gifts4Lisa Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 10:46pm
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I need a 20 qt mixer for cookies/cupcakes/cakes. Don't mind refurbished. Have been looking on craigslist for a few weeks but nothing in my area. Can I do under $1000 comfortably? Any brands I should stay away from? I know this has probably been talked to death, so even one-word answers or weblinks are appreciated!


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indydebi Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 11:29pm
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I have a used Hobart. LUV it! I don't know anything about any other brands so I can't compare them, but I know that I like mine.

crazycaker Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 12:02am
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I ended up going with a 7qt Viking (love it) -- but I did look at these: http://www.precisionmixers.com/aboutprecision.html

Quilte a bit less $ than Hobart, and I have heard they are similar.

littlecake Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 4:10am
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i have an offbrand, i think as long as it's gear driven, you'll be ok.

they had a 20 qt on craigslist here for 800.00 a while back.

snarkybaker Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:53pm
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I totally lucked out and got a 30 yr old hobart on ebay for $680. The older ones are made in the US from 100% US parts. Hobarts ( and kithenaids for that matter) made in the last 10 or so years are trouble. There is a Globe mixer which is about 30% less than a Hobart and a decent machine. The only one I know to avoid is an Anvil.

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