awestervelt Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:04am
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Has anyone had problems with their kitched aid mixers leaking small amounts of oil. I have had my mixer for about 10 years and up untill just recently only used it about once a week or so. I looked up info on the internet and found that this seems to be a common problem and kitchen aid doesn't back their product. Whenever it's time to buy a new mixer I'm not sure if I want to buy a Kitchen Aid. What kind of mixers do you guys use and would recommend?? Thanks

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2SimplySweet Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:10am
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I use a Kitchen Aid Artisan and I love it!!

daisyjenn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:11am
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I had a KitchenAid Artisan mixer for about 10 yrs also. About 3 yrs ago it started leaking oil also. I called KitchenAid and they said it was because I wasn't using it enough. My husband bought me the Professional one about a year ago. So far so good on this one. I do use it more then my Artisan since it is more powerful. I haven't heard of leaking oil in the Pro series.

awestervelt Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:17am
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I also got that response which I find kind of strange. I would think that using it once or twice a week would be enough.

umgrzfn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:29am
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Rylan Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:35pm
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Yes, leaking is a common problem. KA said the oil is foodsafe, although I don't want it in my batter.

jardot22 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:49pm
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Are you referring to the blackish reside that ends up at the bottom of the bowl after mixing batter or icing? If so - YES i always have this problem and I use my mixer all the time!

all4cake Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 2:58pm
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Mine began leaking (the oldest one which is about 20 years old), but it's only when the mixer has been running for an extended amount of time. It is a food safe grease (like RylanTy stated...I don't want it in my icing or batter). I feel it's passed due for a tune up and relubing. I'm sure it's just the original lubing breaking down from so much abuse. It's been a fine mixer!

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