I have a question, has anyone ever had a Hamilton Beach 6 speed stand mixer, it shows it has 300 watts motor. I saw Amazon has it for 79.00. My Son's girlfriend was wanting one for Christmas and I don't want to spend 300.00 on a KA mixer at this time. Don't get me wrong I love my Son's girlfriend but can't afford the price of a KA. I also have a KA 4 qt. mixer that I got on sale after thanksgiving, would like to invest into another KA and was looking at the lift version of KA, can anyone tell me if they have one and if it is better the the Artisian.
NanaCin, I have a seven quart Pro KA lift model and it has a more powerful motor than my Artisian, but I wouldn't say it is better. I use them about equally, the big one for making fondant, gum paste, yeast breads and large batches of cake batter and frosting. I use the smaller model for everything else and they are a wonderful team. Love them both!