Not sure if this is the right place to post this. What kind of stand mixer does everyone use to make their buttercream icing, ect ? My Kitchen Aid stand mixer just broke! It's a red, 5 quart mixer. I paid over $300 for it on amazon. It's not even 3 years old & it's already broke. I wasn't paying attention (in a rush trying to make some buttercream) & forgot to lock the bowl in... the bowl started spinning around & then before I knew it, the paddle wouldn't spin anymore. It's like jammed or something. The motor sounds like it's running, but it won't spin. Anyone ever have this problem? Can I hire someone to fix it (if it can be fixed)? I hate to just throw it away. I'm going to have to buy a new one in the mean time because I have cakes to make this week. I saw a Hamilton Beach one at WalMart for only $129, I may get that one since it is cheaper & rated good.
Personally, I like my 7 qt Cuisinart. Â I got it about 2 years ago and love it! Â I'd always had KitchenAid before that and like both machines, but the Cuisinart had a 5 yr warranty on it and was less expensive than getting the 7 qt KitchenAid. Â I'd also heard to many horror stories about the newer KitchenAids that I picked the Cuisinart. Â Wouldn't trad it for anything. Â My older KitchenAid (about 15 years old or so) still works but is only a 4-5 qt; it is used as a backup. Â I do believe, however, that KitchenAid can repair your mixer, just don't know what it would cost in money and time. Â Check their website and you should find something there about it. Â Best of luck!
I'm going for a Viking when my KA craps out.Â They are $$$ but worth it.