kellertur Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 2:49am
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Two winter's ago, I received my 5 qt. kitchenaid as a gift from my wonderful Mother in Law... I'm hoping it will last years.

How long can I expect my mixer to last? I use it a couple times a week, but usually only for icing, I like to handmix my cakes.


Thank you. icon_smile.gif

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prterrell Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 2:51am
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Mine's 7 years old and still working great. icon_biggrin.gif

milkmaid42 Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 3:19am
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I got a K45 as a gift from my just-married to me husband in 1975. The Kitchen aid lasted longer than the marriage. After years of hard use, I replaced it last year with the Artisan 5 qt. The only servicing it required was having the brushes replaced about 15 years ago, and a general lube and cord replacement a few years later. My ex-husband? I never replaced him. I am definitely a fan of Kitchen aid. You have a good mother in law.

kellertur Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 4:03am
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Thank you, that's a relief... I treat it like a baby. Not to sound insane, but I've even named it. icon_rolleyes.gif "Ripley", because it reminds me of the alien from the movie Aliens.


And YES, I adore my mother in law... few people can say that. No one fights or holds grudges in my husband's family... so any disagreements are stress-free. I am very lucky.

catlharper Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 6:41am
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I got mine in 1988 and it's still going strong. JUST a month ago it started making a noise so I know I'll have to replace it soon but, hey, 20 years worth of constant service...can't beat that!

RobzC8kz Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 3:10am
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I'm STILL using my Grandmother's KA stand mixer from at least the 1960's!! She bought it used from an appliance store and we've never had to service it...not once!

dandelion56602 Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 3:39am
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Aparently the OLDER KAs are better quality. I got mine & 3 yrs later it broke. Just fixed it & it sounds like it's about to break again (only used it 3 times since fixed). so needless to say I'm pissed & will be looking for a commercial mixer as soon as finances allow!

Beckup Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 3:45am
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Bought mine in 1991 and it's still going strong!

ibmoser Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 4:04pm
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My 5-qt KA is 28 years old and is still the one I usually reach for. I did buy a 6-qt Pro two years ago, but I like my dear old friend better. I put hot pink flames on her.....

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