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Hey y'all! So I'm just looking for some opinions...

I currently have a pro line 5 qt KA mixer which I love. I have two bowls for this mixer, which makes things very convenient. Business is doing well, and I'm wondering about getting another mixer. However I'm having trouble imagining in my mind how that would work? If that makes sense...

I'm wondering if maybe it's better to just buy more bowls? What do you guys think? If you have to mixers, I wonder if you wouldn't kind explain your production schedule with it? How you manage it...just trying to see how beneficial it would be.
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marganchampagne;  Just a hobby baker here, but it's a hobby that I enjoy. There are 2 mixers on my counter, a KA-7 qt. & a KA-5 qt. like yours, and a hand KA mixer in the drawer.

Everything small, light weight, & half batches in the 5.

Big batches, breads, & heavy batters in the 7.  (Also the 7 will also work with my old 6 qt. bowl/beaters.)

 

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post #3 of 24
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Yeah..I've got a little stash lol. Trying to upgrade my equipment, invest in some other things you know? I'm strongly considering it.
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Ok, I have the exact same set as MBAlaska. I really like having the different sizes.

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post #5 of 24

I, too, have both a 5 qt and 7 qt plus a hand mixer. The larger size bowl in invaluable. 

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post #6 of 24

I just have 1 5.3 qt mixer. I wish I had the money and storage space for a second one as I have had 2 different recipes going at once. I couldn't afford the KA when I first started so I bought this one brand new off of Ebay for $70...What a deal! It has been great. It has a very powerful 650W motor. If they had a bigger one I would have gotten that. http://www.food.com/recipe/no-cook-7-minute-frosting-107841

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I have 3 KAs- 4.5, 6, and 7 quart.  I use  the 7 quart far more often than the others.  If you are hoping/planning to do some serious baking, at some point you will want to start doubling your recipes to fill the larger pans, or to fill and bake more pans at a time. (I am an avid non pro and can't comment on the bigger indistrial sizes, because I am now at the limit of oven/refrig/freezer capacity).   My doubles barely fit in the 6 quart, but are perfect in the 7.  I also like to make double or triple batches of SMBC (10 or 15 whites)  and that will not fit in anything but the 7.   My DH gave me the 7 as a gift, and I wasn't sure I would even use it. But, I love it, and if it broke today, I would go out and buy another.  HTH

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post #8 of 24
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Thanks everybody!! I'm going to start looking into the KA 7 qt mixer. When I first got one years ago I came thisclose to getting the 7 qt, but I really couldn't see my way to using it. Business being what it is now, it's looking as though I can finally start with the larger orders...which I've been holding off on until I felt ready
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I just have 1 5.3 qt mixer. I wish I had the money and storage space for a second one as I have had 2 different recipes going at once. I couldn't afford the KA when I first started so I bought this one brand new off of Ebay for $70...What a deal! It has been great. It has a very powerful 650W motor. If they had a bigger one I would have gotten that. http://www.food.com/recipe/no-cook-7-minute-frosting-107841


What is the brand of mixer that you bought off eBay? (that link just goes to instructions for frosting)

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post #11 of 24

oops...got my links mixed up. It was a Dr Tech 7 in 1. They have it on Amazon for $240 normally $399...but this guy on Ebay sells them real cheap....must have "fell off a truck" lol. No really, I don't know what his deal is but he has tons of feedback and mine came without the ice cream bowl and he actually sent it to me. I was surprised. It is no KA...but it is worth way more than what I paid. And hopefully it will last me for a long time while I save up for a 7 qt KA. This is the guy...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dr-Tech-6-in-1-Multi-Functional-Stand-Mixer-Blender-Grinder-Citrus-Juicer-More-/400556068735?pt=Small_Kitchen_Appliances_US&hash=item5d43008f7f But I think it is worth the price on AMazon too

post #12 of 24
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Lmao at "fell off of a truck" you'd be surprised at the major amounts of kitchen aids that fall off all these trucks. I will not get my name or brand tied up with that foolishness lol!! Thank you for the link..so question.


Having a kitchen aid and that mixer as a SECOND mixer, what would you personally take? I don't make breads or anything that's terribly tough on a mixer.
post #13 of 24

I just got a refurbished 7 quart Kitchenaid Pro (same motor as commercial model) and I really like it so far.  I can make about 8 lbs of cookie dough in it at a time.  I think it was $359 or $379 with a coupon code on Kitchenaid.com.

 

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post #14 of 24
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Liz, is that the only mixer you have or do you have an assembly line of sorts?
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Sorry, I have KA Artisan 5 quarts also - it is nice to have a smaller capacity for small batches of various items.

 

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