I found a great deal on craigslist. 90 bucks for a 4 1/2 qt kitchen aid stand mixer. owner says it's been used about 20 times in about 4 years and is in "excellent condition." Have any of you cc'ers bought a used stand mixer. Good stories? bad stories? There is no way i can afford a new stand mixer, even a refurbished one, this is my only chance at a stand mixer. So I'm debating buying this one or spending about 15 less and buying the kitchen aid hand mixer. Any advice? thanks in advance
I bought a KA stand mixer off a classifieds site here for $40 and I haven't had any problems with it. I didn't even try it out before I bought it since we had met somewhere to buy it. It was the best deal everrrrrrrrr.
I bought one a few months ago from someone on Craigslist. I paid $80 and it was the Artisan model with the pour shield and the handle on the bowl (so useful, btw). It had a small oil leak, which I fixed by leaving it setting upside down overnight. It needed the height adjusted too, which takes about two seconds and a butter knife (if you're too lazy to go get a screwdriver from the garage).
Honestly, it works as well as the one I bought at Kohl's for $350 three years ago. The only reason I bought the 2nd one is that my first is cobalt blue and doesn't match the kitchen in my new house. I kept the cobalt one too though
I got a Kitchen-Aide Professional 600, 6 qt for $160. These normally retail between $400-$500. I absolutly love it! I have had no problems with it all!
You know it didnt even hit me to look on their for a stand mixer. I dont have one and would love to get one, but not at the price they sell for currently. :/
Think I will go check it out.
I purchased my second kitchen aid from someone on craigs list. 4.5 quart for $80. She said it was only used once. I've had it now about a year and it works perfect.
I tested it out in her kitchen first before I paid for it.. The lady didn't even know how to work it LOL.
I think lots of people get them for wedding gifts and then end up not using them.
I've heard that bread makers are harder on their Kitchen Aids than cake makers...so if they've used it a lot you might ask what it was used for.
Cragslist = the modern rummage/yard/garage/tag sale for those who'd prefer not to do the real thing (such a mess!)
great bargains to be had.
common sense and a chance to try the product (if applicable) is all that is needed (oh and a fast response to the poster!)
Got mine from Good Will for $35. I'm just a hobby baker, no heavy use, but so far have been very pleased.
go for it!!! I had a friend whose husband bought her one (she does not cook or bake). She had a rummage sale and was so excited to get 25.00 for it. The box had never been opened. I could have killed her with a good heart.