What Kind Of Stand Mixer Do You Have?

Decorating By misschristinec Updated 24 Jan 2013 , 7:58pm by Annabakescakes

misschristinec Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 12:01am
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I'm a bit bummed, my KitchenAid Prof. 6 QT mixer was just sent out for repairs.  It was making an absolutely ridiculous (and kinda frightening) noise. It's not under warranty so I've sent it back to diagnose and then they'll let me know what it is going to cost to fix.


I'm a hobby 3F's (Free, Friends, Family) baker so I only own one mixer.  I'm now trying to convince my husband that I need a backup, perhaps the Artisan by KitchenAid because I love the pivoting head instead of the lift of the bigger Professional model.


I'm considering spending a few extra bucks and getting a used countertop model from Hobart, I would love a 10Qt or 12Qt option (even though i'm not running a business here).


Could you please respond to my survey? Thanks!

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 12:29am
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i think getting a 10 quart is a great idea


there are lots of great mixers that are not hobarts


the difference in price is staggering


even used hobarts to brand new other brands


if you were battling it out with bread dough--yeah maybe go straight to the top


but wow hobarts truly rock too!!!


for about 2k you could buy


  • three avantco 10 quart mixers


  • two vollrath 10 quart mixers


  • one 5 quart hobart




-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 12:33am
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misschristinec Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 12:42am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

ooooh this one is pretty!!!




the by it now price is nice nice


still too expensive :(

Have you ever used an Avantco?

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 1:06am
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AKitchen collection will often have really good deals on refurbished. I bought myself 2 a couple years ago, and still had some money left over ;-) so I bought my grandma one too! Artisan for under $250, not sure of the exact price.

I also got a bowl lift kitchen aide for $40, off Craigslist, and a 10qt Hobart off Craigslist for $250.

I have never had any but refurbished, my first from 12 years ago is still going.

If anyone is counting, that is 4 kitchen aid and 1 Hobart, ;-)

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 1:51am
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Originally Posted by misschristinec 


still too expensive :(

Have you ever used an Avantco


no i mean it honestly seems pretty inexpensive for a brand new commercial mixer


you generally don't see them that reasonable


typically the 10 quarts start around $900- 1k new


$1100 for that hobart 10 on ebay is a fantastic price--if it was an auction it would go way over


i don't know why they are selling so cheap--shipping will add a few hunderd dollars

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 2:04am
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anna, get outa here


you did not get a hobart 10 for $250 omg what a sweet deal!!!


ok if we are counting


  • i've purchased 5 ka's two are mine three were gifts


  • 1 hobart 5 qt


  • 1 univex 12 qt


  • 1 berkel 20 qt



is that 8?

Annabakescakes Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 11:31pm
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AOh wow! 8 mixers? That is awesome! Do to use them all yourself? I would forget what was in each one!

-K8memphis Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 12:41am
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i turn 'em all on, take three steps back and start tossing eggs and bags of flour and sugar and whichever one fills up first wins




no but, three of them do not operate, one needs the cord and the re-wired electric outlet, the other two are lingering in i.c.u.


three i gave away


two work -- i love my univex 12 quart


shoot i love them all!! 


Annabakescakes Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 7:58pm
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AKate, lol!

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