Looking For A New Mixer?, I'm Putting Ka Pro Thru The Ringer

Decorating By HowCoolGomo1 Updated 20 Nov 2010 , 3:36am by MarianInFL

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 16 Nov 2010 , 7:17am
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My rebate check from Costco was fairly decent so I bit the bullet and bought the KA professional that is $250 with the coupon.

So far it's a love fest.

The noise factor is acceptable.

The paddle, whisk and the spiral dough hook are burnished metal. No dishwasher allowed ever. The dishwasher could discolor them.

My new recipe (dr'd box) for a turtle cake mixed up perfectly on speed 6 for the required 2 minutes. It's also baking with a lighter texture. This is with mini cupcakes at 10 minutes. I'm using an extra small scoop, not quite a teaspoon.

The next few days/weeks I'm going to do a very heavy nut bread, my brothers favorite cookies (double batches), my favorite cookies (both require a minimum of 5 cups of flour and very little liquid.

If anyone wants updates, let me know.

I bought it from Costco, because they have an amazing return policy. Keep the box and paperwork, you have up to 2 years to return almost anything. Sorry doesn't work for electronics (computers, tvs, etc).

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3GCakes Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 1:29pm
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I have one too, bought last year. Love it so far! (Sure do wish I could throw the whisk and beater into the dishwasher, though!! )

I plan on making fondant this Christmas so I will see how that works too.

cakesmart Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 5:27pm
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I've been using the KA Pro for about three years and LOVE IT! It handles the MMF like...well...a Pro icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 8:20pm
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Check the KA website. I ordered a plastic coated beater for my 6Q, because I have a bad habit of leaving it soaking in water and got tired of the gray markes in icing.

3GCakes Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Check the KA website. I ordered a plastic coated beater for my 6Q, because I have a bad habit of leaving it soaking in water and got tired of the gray markes in icing.




I will! Thanks for the tip!

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 2:38am
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Check the KA website. I ordered a plastic coated beater for my 6Q, because I have a bad habit of leaving it soaking in water and got tired of the gray markes in icing.




Thanks for that info! Right now, I'm obeying the rules, but in a month I'll do the the same thing. Then I will be peeved with my stupidity!

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:02am
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Anywhoo, this gem is a totally new experience for me.

One of my favorite cookie recipes, the classic handled it. Made noises and maybe a little motor smell.

The new one, was a dream as long as I followed it's rules. Heavy cookie batters, those requiring 5 cups or more of AP and only 2 or 3 eggs; don't go higher than number 2.

When I popped the speed. It heated up and gave a little smelly. It also whined higher than my dogs when they aren't allowed to go on a car ride.

mommynana Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:24am
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i just returned a KA that i bought at costco last march and the dough hook and wisk were turning gray i never put them in the dish washer i called KA and they told me to return it, no prob with them they just gave me another one even thou i did`t have a recipe could`t find it, but they were very nice about it.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:45am
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Originally Posted by mommynana

i just returned a KA that i bought at costco last march and the dough hook and wisk were turning gray i never put them in the dish washer i called KA and they told me to return it, no prob with them they just gave me another one even thou i did`t have a recipe could`t find it, but they were very nice about it.




This is why I love Costco! It's a little creepy, but they know every purchase you make for at least 2 years, even when you don't have the box or receipt! It is this policy, that I decided to get the KA Pro. My favorite is they refund to what you used to pay for it. No gift cards; involved. Rocks my world!

TexasSugar Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:59pm
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Originally Posted by mommynana

i just returned a KA that i bought at costco last march and the dough hook and wisk were turning gray i never put them in the dish washer....




Did you leave them soaking in water for any lenght of time?

mommynana Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 2:58am
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no, texassugar, i wash them by hand then i dry them with a paper towel and put them away, the first time i called KA they told me that it sounded like someone bought the KA used it and put them in the dish washer and bought it back to the store, but costco can tell what u bought by ur card cuz at first they could`t find it on my card something went wrong with the computer they went as far back as two years, after 10 mim. it came up and they saw that i bought it in march of this year,they looked inside and saw that the KA came with a set of bouls and a timer (which i put back in )but i forgot to put the timer so i asked them if they wanted me to bring it back and they said no, so i got the 5 1/2 quart cuz they did`t have the 6

MarianInFL Posted 20 Nov 2010 , 3:36am
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I got mine at Brandsmart. If you ask the a salesperson for a discount, they will usually give you one. But, if you go to the manager, you'll get a bigger discount! And don't forget to check the KA website. I got a $50 rebate.

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