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post #16 of 46

On a side note, someone should start a thread about what cake supplies come from China for people who want to try to avoid that. All kinds of things come from there that people wouldn't even think about. I would bet that all of our tylose (CMC) comes from China.  If you google any ingredient that you want to buy in bulk for manufacturing, suddenly you see nothing but Chinese suppliers.

post #17 of 46
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Yes, all the cupcake wrappers, cutters, etc. all seem to come from China.  Lots of Wilton accessories like spatulas and tips are made in Japan though, which is a step up from China in my mind..  I also love all the Magic Line and Nordic Ware pans made here in the US.

 

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post #18 of 46

When I looked at the descriptions of the two mixers on the Kitchen Aid website, the 8 quart mixer one went into great detail about the motor horsepower and the "new" motor control board that helped it work more efficiently. I wonder if that is the difference? I don't know if phone reps are always that knowledgeable, so I take it with a grain of salt that the bowl size would be the only difference. 

post #19 of 46
Going to be putting that 8qt kitchenaid on my christmas list, I love my kitchenaid but I only have 5 1/2 quart.
post #20 of 46
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Liz-I haven't used the 8 qt but I LOVE my 7 qt commercial kitchenaid. It's super quiet. I have it on high and I can still answer the phone and have conversations. Compared to my 6 qt 'professional' mixer that I have to turn off to hear people.

agree with TheSugarLab on the 7 qt.  Quiet, nice slow start,  it came with the 11 wire whip which beats eggs like crazy, and my old 6 qt. bowl/paddle fits so I have an extra bowl if needed.

(Kinda glad that my old 6 qt gave up the ghost.)

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post #21 of 46
I just ordered the 8 qt today from web resteraunt supply on sale for 545 plus free shipping. I will let you all know how it works out!
post #22 of 46
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I ended up ordering the refurbished 7 qt. Professional direct from Kitchenaid.  The only issue I've got with it is that the front attachment cover fell off.  It attaches differently than the Artisan model, which is just held in by the side bolt.  This looks like it supposed to hammered/wedged in, and then has a flip up cover.  I am going to see if they can send a replacement next week.  I can't get this one to stay in place.

 

I love it though - I can mix between 7 and 8 lbs of cookie dough at once.

 

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post #23 of 46
How do you get refurbished from KA? I need (want!) a new bigger one, but maybe I can save a fee bucks going rebuilt. Do they advertise rebuilts?
post #24 of 46
Ahhhhhhh! 550 is cheapest I've seen!! I was waiting To see sales at Black Friday but I don't know it it'll get any cheaper! Anyone know kitchenaid BF sales history?? Do they typically have crazy sales?
post #25 of 46
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How do you get refurbished from KA? I need (want!) a new bigger one, but maybe I can save a fee bucks going rebuilt. Do they advertise rebuilts?

They are on their website. Just search refurbished. Very cheap - I think it was around $350 shipped! Paint is great, so is motor/mechanics. 6 mo. warranty.

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post #26 of 46
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Yes, all the cupcake wrappers, cutters, etc. all seem to come from China.  Lots of Wilton accessories like spatulas and tips are made in Japan though, which is a step up from China in my mind..  I also love all the Magic Line and Nordic Ware pans made here in the US.

Liz

 
I am just a hobby baker but I wanted decent pans, I had bought wilton, then did my research and purchased a set (two 4, 6, and 8") magic line. Best purchase ever! I returned the couple wilton pans and donated my old ones. I love the magic line set and seeing as I only spent about $50 for 6 pans plus shipping, I'm elated!

I was recently searching for a stand mixer but couldn't afford to buy a KA, I got very lucky when my fiance`s mom offered me her 6 month old ka artisan bc she was upgrading!
post #27 of 46
I purchased the commercial 8 qt. Kitchenaid a few months ago when I was in the market for a larger mixer but just couldn't swallow the price of a Hobart, Eve used. I have been very pleased with this mixer-it is sturdy, solid and has minimal vibration even at the highest speeds. eBay had the best price on a new one, and with a little watching and waiting I was able to snag mine for $650.00. I haven't regretted it once. The investment in this reliable, professional mixer was a great choice. Feel free to ask me any questions you'd like if you want to know more
post #28 of 46
I bought this 8qt on webstrauntsupply yesterday for 545 including shipping. It says 698.01 til you put itin your cart. Then it displays the discount!
post #29 of 46
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/. Sorry I had the name wrong above!
post #30 of 46

Anyone know if Kitchenaid Mixers go on insane sales on Black Friday?  I've been holding out til then, but I don't see the 8 quart going much cheaper than 550, even on Black Friday.  Kohls always has killer Black Friday sales but they don't carry the 8 quart.  It's still 699 on Amazon...

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