Ka Professional Architect 600?!?! 50% Off!

Decorating By CanadianCakin Updated 10 May 2011 , 2:49pm by luvmysmoother

CanadianCakin Posted 6 May 2011 , 6:44pm
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So I noticed today in the paper that this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The Kitchen Aid Professional Architect 600 series mixer
Is on sale from $699 to $349!!
Now I have been using a bitty little 5 speed hand mixer.
It happens to beothets day and my birthday next week!

So my question is... Is this a good KA or is the classic or artisan
Series a better bet!? I know on paper the 600 is better,
But I want to know from experience!!

Thanks sooo much!
Ashley!

10 replies
FromScratchSF Posted 7 May 2011 , 3:27am
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BUY IT. The 600 is a solid machine, I really love it.

Check for other rebates. I got my 600 at super clearance because they were releasing a newer model, PLUS I got a free chopper attachment.

Jen

luvmysmoother Posted 9 May 2011 , 2:43pm
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Don't buy a classic!!!! I love mine but if I had the choice I would have paid the extra for a ka with a pour shield - I can't even count the number of times icing sugar has poufed into my face making icingicon_smile.gif $349 is an awesome deal - it will last forever, easy maintenance, and will save tons of wear and tear on your arms and backicon_smile.gif

infinitsky Posted 9 May 2011 , 3:30pm
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Which store has it for half off?

annie84 Posted 9 May 2011 , 3:41pm
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It was on sale at Sears in Canada. Not sure if the sale was just for this past weekend though

FromScratchSF Posted 9 May 2011 , 3:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luvmysmoother

Don't buy a classic!!!! I love mine but if I had the choice I would have paid the extra for a ka with a pour shield - I can't even count the number of times icing sugar has poufed into my face making icingicon_smile.gif $349 is an awesome deal - it will last forever, easy maintenance, and will save tons of wear and tear on your arms and backicon_smile.gif




Mine has the pour shield - it works terribly and I don't use it! I just cover with either a towel or a piece of plastic wrap (over the top of the mixer and all) if I have a full bowl. Works MUCH better.

Jen

leah_s Posted 9 May 2011 , 4:09pm
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KAs are NOT what they used to be. The pour shield is stupid and doesnt't work. There are problems with nearly every model. If you can get one on super sale, that's great, but don't expect it to be a lifetime investment.

Cuisinart or Viking are better machines.

jlsheik Posted 9 May 2011 , 4:17pm
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I agree with Leah....I have two 6qt KA's The first one solid as a rock and 15 to 17 years old....the second, I have sent in for repairs twice. The pour shield is crap. With that being said.....I love and use them both everyday. If you can get it on sale then GREAT!! But, If I ever need another one.... I may try a Viking. Happy baking, Laura A Sweet Success

imagenthatnj Posted 9 May 2011 , 4:26pm
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KAs are not good anymore. If you can get a great sale (less than $250) it might be OK, but they don't last like the ones from before the 80s.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/kitchenaid_mixers.html

Cuisinart, Viking or even Breville (a new one) are better.

NJCakery Posted 9 May 2011 , 4:29pm
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The KA PA 600 in lots of different colors seems to be on sale at Sears.ca through May 23 - looks like the specialty attachments are on sale as well. Would make a wonderful gift icon_smile.gif

luvmysmoother Posted 10 May 2011 , 2:49pm
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Thanks for letting me know that the pour shield sucks - makes me feel a lot bettericon_smile.gif I figured I didn't need the top of the line for hobby baking (and the classic is great in every other way so far) so I personally have no complaints at allicon_smile.gif

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