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Wow!!! Once again ... Thanks for all the feedback and advice.
And what about the kenwood chef? The platinum model?
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With 220v electricity, get a Kenwood. The 220v Kitchen Aid is much more $$$ than the 110v... not worth the extra money just for the name. icon_wink.gif Youl'l spend less for better quality in a Kenwood. If we were going to be here in Italy more than a year longer, I'd spring for a Kenwood. But I'm making do with a smaller, less powerful mixer for the time we're here. Wish they made 110v mixers-- I'd be all over it when we go back to the states!
Look at the Premier Major 710 or 760. icon_smile.gif
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KitchenAid KSM500PSWH Pro 500 Series 10-Speed 5-Quart Stand Mixer, is one mixer that still is advertised as having METAL gears.  It is good for home baking, single batches, with a lift up bowl, for those with a modest budget.  Have had mine for a long time (even used it to grind whole grains for breads and rolls).

 

With the new 7 quart KA my old 6 qt bowl/beater work also.

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post #34 of 34

If you are in South Africa, bear in mind what types of cakes your GF makes mostly. Are they your typical American-style butter cakes with butter cream icing? If this is the case, get a larger mixer, as good as you can afford.

 

If she makes mostly mud cakes, with ganache and fondant, she would probably be able to get by with a smaller mixer, like the Artisan (KA). If its anything like Australia, you pay a premium for the 220-240 Volt versions of the KAs. I paid $800+ for my chrome 5 quart one! But - it looks awesome on my kitchen bench, and it is MORE than what I need to make the bulk of my recipes (as I make mud cakes, ganache and use fondant). I occasionally will wish I had a larger one for when I am making lots of BC for a cupcake order, but really, these days I don't do many CC or buttercream-covered cake orders anyway.

 

So , that is another variable for you to consider!

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