Free Ka!!!!- What Have I Got My Hands On...?

Decorating By sadsmile Updated 13 Jan 2010 , 2:41am by mkolmar

sadsmile Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:33pm
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Long story short my neighbor who is often sent to the hospital and I get roped into caring for her dog while she is gone called me the other day. She asked if one of my kids could come over and move something heavy for her. She sends my daughter home with a huge box with this inside!!!

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It's old I know that much... I am hoping it's one of the good ones. I can't wait to try it out and see if it works. So what have I got my hands on?

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JanH Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:37pm
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Wow, how cool is that. icon_biggrin.gif

party.gifbirthday.gif You go Girl. birthday.gifparty.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:38pm
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party.gif Old, new, used, ugly, pretty, who cares,as long as it works. I'ld being doing back flips! party.gif

TexasSugar Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:39pm
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Since it has the Hobart on it, my guess is it is one of the old ones that last forever. icon_smile.gif Congrats!!

cupcakemkr Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:43pm
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What you've got there is a work horse - Good for you! Hobarts last FOREVER.

sadsmile Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:48pm
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I am still in shock. She has repeatedly asked me how much she owes me for caring for her dog at the drop of hat while she is in the hospital repeatedly. I am very good at not giving her an answer because I just don't want to take money from her. And then she sends this over. I am like, " HOLY COW LOOK AT THIS!!!" when I opened the box. That is something to give away something of such value. I am a VERY HAPPY recipient! And she stuck $25.00 in my daughters pocket to boot. To which I feel funny about and want to give back, but I wouldn't want to hurt her pride either. Her poodle is her baby and she hasn't to worry for her care. Instead we worry about when Mrs. B. will be back if she is OK while walking her Precious.
I'll tell you one thing it's HEAVY! I mean real HEAVY!

LaBellaFlor Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:50pm
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Yup. That's the true work horse right there. So jealous... icon_biggrin.gif

JanH Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:52pm
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I'll tell you one thing it's HEAVY! I mean real HEAVY!




And that's a GOOD thing. It means all the guts are real metal, not plastic. thumbs_up.gif

sadsmile Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:55pm
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You guys have no idea of the dazed happy dance I have been doing all week. it just occurred to me this morning to ask you all in here about it. icon_lol.gif

Kitagrl Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 7:58pm
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Yep those Hobarts are awesome! Congrats!

Mrs-A Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:04pm
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omg my heart just gave a flutter when i saw the word Hobart. 20yrs ago i worked for a commercial kitchen supply company and Hobart was da' bomb and those products are still going strong. congrats

cupcakemkr Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:11pm
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Bake her a small thank you cake - the reasons are two fold, you'll get to test drive that machine and you get to show her how much you appreciate it.

sadsmile Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:20pm
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Definitely! Already planning something sweet. thumbs_up.gif

JustToEatCake Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

I am still in shock. She has repeatedly asked me how much she owes me for caring for her dog at the drop of hat while she is in the hospital repeatedly. I am very good at not giving her an answer because I just don't want to take money from her. And then she sends this over. I am like, " HOLY COW LOOK AT THIS!!!" when I opened the box. That is something to give away something of such value. I am a VERY HAPPY recipient! And she stuck $25.00 in my daughters pocket to boot. To which I feel funny about and want to give back, but I wouldn't want to hurt her pride either. Her poodle is her baby and she hasn't to worry for her care. Instead we worry about when Mrs. B. will be back if she is OK while walking her Precious.
I'll tell you one thing it's HEAVY! I mean real HEAVY!



You have a gem there!!! The most sought after KA! I think that is great and to her I can tell you it makes her recovery so much easier knowing her "baby" is taken care of and she certainly appreciates YOU!!! That is so sweet of both of you!

SugarBakerz Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:21pm
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starting your new years off right! I agree with cupckemkr, pay it forward, bake her cake as a thank you... Congrats on your awesome new addition!

JustToEatCake Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:22pm
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

I am still in shock. She has repeatedly asked me how much she owes me for caring for her dog at the drop of hat while she is in the hospital repeatedly. I am very good at not giving her an answer because I just don't want to take money from her. And then she sends this over. I am like, " HOLY COW LOOK AT THIS!!!" when I opened the box. That is something to give away something of such value. I am a VERY HAPPY recipient! And she stuck $25.00 in my daughters pocket to boot. To which I feel funny about and want to give back, but I wouldn't want to hurt her pride either. Her poodle is her baby and she hasn't to worry for her care. Instead we worry about when Mrs. B. will be back if she is OK while walking her Precious.
I'll tell you one thing it's HEAVY! I mean real HEAVY!



You have a gem there!!! The most sought after KA! I think that is great and to her I can tell you it makes her recovery so much easier knowing her "baby" is taken care of and she certainly appreciates YOU!!! That is so sweet of both of you!

costumeczar Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:28pm
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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

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Originally Posted by sadsmile

That is something to give away something of such value. !


You have a gem there!!! The most sought after KA! I think that is great and to her I can tell you it makes her recovery so much easier knowing her "baby" is taken care of and she certainly appreciates YOU!!! That is so sweet of both of you!




I agree...Don't feel bad about it, it's probably not of as much value to her as it will be to you, and it's probably much less important to her than knowing that someone will take good care of her dog.

I have a friend whose MIL gave her a kitchenaid for Christmas even though she knows my friend hates cooking. I bought it from her for $20 and she was happy to do it even though she knew how much it cost. She was going to give it to me for free but I insisted on giving her something. It was of no value to her, but foiling her MIL was worth something, apparently! You got one for a much better reason than that!

2SchnauzerLady Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:35pm
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Bless her heart! If she's in the hospital frequently, she probably can't manage something that heavy anymore! And those of us with fur kids definitely feel peace of mind when we know someone will take good care of them when we can't.

Mike1394 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:42pm
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Very cool You got one of the good ones.

Mike

sadsmile Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:48pm
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So how do I open the panel and check inside? I want to make sure it is oiled or greased properly before using it. It may have sat for some time. I also want to use the correct oil or grease for it.

KHalstead Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:56pm
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talk about good things happening to good people!! That's so awesome!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Deb_ Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

talk about good things happening to good people!! That's so awesome!!!!! Congratulations!!!!




Totally agree....you deserve it Sadsmile!!

Maybe you could call KA and ask if there are any old owner's manuals or sites on line that could help you with the oiling of it.

_Jamie_ Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:13pm
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Oh dayumn! Nice!!!

newmansmom2004 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:13pm
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You sound like a couple of very nice ladies! And bless her heart for rewarding your generosity with such a nice gift.

I understand the importance of having someone look after the pets. If I were alone I'd sure want someone like you next door to help out if needed. thumbs_up.gif

You'll have some very good Karma coming your way!

_Jamie_ Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:16pm
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rainbow_kisses Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:28pm
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My granny had one of those when I was a kid icon_biggrin.gif If I remember rightly she used to get granda to oil and take care of it by turning a large screw on the side of the top arm and it opened on a hinge.

You have got a gem of a mixer icon_smile.gif

cakesondemand Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:31pm
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I have that same one my uncle gave it to me when we moved him into assisted living I have 3 now kept that one for home the other 2 are at the shop and the old one works better then the new ones not as noisy

sadsmile Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:35pm
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Thanks Guys. Mrs. B. is such a sweet lady and since we moved in her she is kind of like a gramdma next door. Even though we don't think she actually could she is forever asking us if we need someone to watch the kids while we got out. LOL We don't go out but once or twice a year for a movie when my mom is here. We think our 4 especially the littlest one at 2 would be too much of a challenge as she is in a power chair and can't get around easily.

It's pretty comical her poodle is forever getting lose and runs around and all you can see is a fluff of white at 90 miles an hour in every direction at once. You CAN NOT catch her. So I always open my door and let her in and my 3 cats scatter which is pretty funny while she runs her battery down enough and I can get my hands on her. I got her this morning and went to take her in and then ended up looking for teeth which I couldn't find for the life of me. But the kids got to school on time. thumbs_up.gif

This last time she was watching a friends dog whom I didn't know till I unlocked her door and went in. icon_surprised.gif Luckily we hit it off and she warmed up to jumping in my lap in no time. Though my cats hate it when I come home smelling like dog. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I get the evil eye whenever I come back from a walking.



Funny Jamie, thats pretty much how it looks in my eyes. I totaly get the whole they don't make them like they used to saying and I figred this is the real deal. It looks golden!
I am going to have to look on-line for a manual. thumbs_up.gif

greengyrl26 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:44pm
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Fantastic, congratulations!!!

mkolmar Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:41am
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Hey, this looks just like my old KA. Mine is a cream 4 qt. made by Hobart and I got mine in 1997. (She's named Bessie) I actually prefer it to my 2 year old Artisan 5 qt.

Congrats!!!

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