AI can't seem to find the most fitting forum to ask this question so I picked here. Am in the market for a new stand mixer for my home baking business. I have a KA and while I've had it for years I think I want to go a different route. Does anyone out there have an Ankarsrum stand mixer? If not, suggestions on a good performing stand mixer that's not KA and has a larger bowl? Thanks so much for any advice!
AI don't have one (never heard of it actually). I do have a Kitchenaid and love it, mind me asking why you want to change?
AWell my KA has never worked really well. It might have been defective from the beginning, the motor just sounds weak. After doing a little research on this site it seems like there are definitely views on KA not being as good as they once were, so it made me start to wonder if I should just switch. :)
AI bought my first KA from QVC UK, it didn't scrape the sides of the bowl and was leaking black grease from where the attachments fit. I had to get my hand mixer out to finish mixing a sponge and finish kneading bread dough by hand. I sent it back, bitterly disappointed and left a bad review. I continued checking the reviews to see if other people were having the same problems but no, the 5 star reviews kept coming. One lady responded to my review and urged me to give KA another chance. I'm so grateful to her because I did and I've never looked back! The new one I bought came with a flex edge beater and it's fab, I stop to scrape the bowl now more out of habit than because I need to. Before you give up on yours try contacting Kitchenaid, they have excellent customer service and you have nothing to lose. You might've just been unlucky and have a faulty one, I'm sure my first one was.
You could be right! Thanks so much for taking time to share your thoughts. I really appreciate it!
AMost welcome, good luck. :-)
If you bake bread...you will find that most bread bakers would be on the side of the ankarsrum mixer
(just google "the fresh loaf" and pop on over to find a ton of reviews)
For cake making I couldn't tell you if it's better or worse as I have never tried one.
It does appear to be a well-made machine and please post your thoughts if you decide to get one :)
AI don't bake bread but did read also that the Ankarsrum mixer was great for that. It seems like its good all around and has been used by bakers for a long time...particularly bread makers. I will do more research today and see what I come up with. I will most definitely try to remember to post an update if I do get one!
ADo you have an update to this post? Also looking for a good stand mixer.
I mulled it over soooo much and I ended up getting the commercial 8 quart Kitchenaid, mainly because of the price and because that model is made of good quality parts. Ironically, I actually had to return it twice to Kitchenaid, so I am on my third. Kitchenaid was super nice about it and it's most likely a fluke thing that the first two were making a crazy clicking noise (which I had the Kitchenaid person listen to while I was on the phone). So far I am pretty pleased! Love the capacity. Hope that helps!
AThanks for responding. I am thinking I might go with the Commercial Kitchen Aid as well, though the Ankarsrum looks interesting.
Ankarsrum does look interesting, I would still love to have one someday. After doing a lot of research though and having the extra quart for a lesser price on the Kitchenaid, I decided on that. Bakerella used the Ankarsrum and blogged about it in 2012, but she used it for cookies. I contacted her before making my decision and asked if she used it for cakes what she thought of it but she said she hadn't used it for cakes. So I decided to stick with what I felt was reputable and had the most consumer reviews on what I'd be using it for.