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post #16 of 31
The costco ones have a flex edge beater included too.
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The costco ones have a flex edge beater included too.

I've seen those!  I watched a video on QVC's website this morning.  Looked like it worked pretty well except the back of the bowl wasn't really getting scraped too well.  She turned it into the video so you couldn't see it any more hahaha.  Do you have one?  I'd still get it, I think.  Looked like for the most part, it worked well.

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Yes I do have one, I don't use it for everything but it is handy. It does get the edges pretty well, better than the regular beater anyway!
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It certainly looked like it was worth having, haha.  

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I'll speak up for refurbished - I bought a 7 quart refurb direct from Kitchenaid.  My port cover fell off last week (where you hook in the meat grinder, etc.) - it is different than the Artisan model where the hub cover screws in - this one flips up.  Anyway, I called to get a new hub cover, and they sent me out a new refurbished mixer.  My 6 month warranty started all over too!

 

Great customer service from Kitchenaid!

 

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post #21 of 31
I have a refurbished pro line mixer. I've had it for about two years and its never had one single problem. I think it only cost me 190
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I bought a refurbished 4.5 quart 15 years ago and never had a problem. The bowl is too small for most everything I do except fillings. I bought a replacement 5 qt bowl for it. The bottom plate thingy is a little stripped so the bowl wobbles, but I will replace it when it goes out totally. I used it for 3+ batches of cake and 1-2 batches of icing every week since I got it. I have a kitchenaid addiction and own 5 now, and a 12 qrt. Hobart. All were used or reburished and I give them a weekly workout.
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post #23 of 31

As a child, I loved to help my great Aunt make cakes & goodies with her 4.5 KA, and now, 40 some years later, I use it for my baking! It's not great for double batches, and sometimes I have to stir out bubbles in BC but since I just hobby bake, its been a treasured blessing! 

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As a child, I loved to help my great Aunt make cakes & goodies with her 4.5 KA, and now, 40 some years later, I use it for my baking! It's not great for double batches, and sometimes I have to stir out bubbles in BC but since I just hobby bake, its been a treasured blessing! 

I love stories like this.  It makes me happy to know that you have such fond memories of your great aunt.  :D

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I'll speak up for refurbished - I bought a 7 quart refurb direct from Kitchenaid.  My port cover fell off last week (where you hook in the meat grinder, etc.) - it is different than the Artisan model where the hub cover screws in - this one flips up.  Anyway, I called to get a new hub cover, and they sent me out a new refurbished mixer.  My 6 month warranty started all over too!

 

Great customer service from Kitchenaid!

 

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Wow, that's awesome.  I am seriously looking at getting a refurb direct from KA.  Thank you!

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post #26 of 31

I bought a refurbished KA Professional 600 (6 qt) direct from kitchenaid about 8 years ago now and love it and have not had a single problem. I wanted a 6 qt mainly because of the size of the motor. It is a big mixer and has the lift bowl. Many times items are labeled "refurbished" when they really aren't. Some times the manufacturer made too many, or they are returned from a store that couldn't sell them all or they ordered too many, or various other reasons. In order for the manufacturer to be able to sell them at a cheaper price, they have to label them as refurbished. I'm NOT saying that is always the case. But when I got mine delivered, I opened it up and there was not a scratch, dent, nothing. It works beautifully. I'm sure there are people that have horror stories, but that's true for anything you buy. I would not hesitate to buy refurbished, just make sure you register it and use it a lot during the 6 month warranty period. Good luck.

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I got the 5 qt Artisan for Christmas!  Woot Woot!!  haha

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I got the 5 qt Artisan for Christmas!  Woot Woot!!  haha

 

 

woot woot-- i think culinary angels gets their wings when a mixer finds a new home--

 

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I got the 5 qt Artisan for Christmas!  Woot Woot!!  haha

Many Happy Baking days ahead.  Somebody loves you!!

I got a snow shovel......Just kidding.

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HAHA to you both!  I'm SO happy!! :)

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