I previously owned a KA Pro 550 HD that was available from a wholesale store and the price was fantastic since the only real difference between the Pro 600 and the Pro 550 was a 5.5 qt bowl instead of a 6 qt bowl. Unfortunately, my mixer started making strange noises about 7 months after purchasing it. I returned it to the store thanks to their fantastic return policy and got my money back. I didnt want to chance it with another Pro 550. I still wanted a KA mixer since I make bread and pizza dough weekly and downgrading to the Artisan was just not an option for me. I shopped around and was able to get a great price for the Pro 600 on Overstock. It would have been even better had I not had to pay to ship it to Hawaii. Please just give HI and AK free shipping already. It's not like we live in another country. We really don't mind waiting several weeks for a freight boat so we can save some money. Anyway, I've had the mixer for several weeks and it performs well. It looks just like my previous mixer; however, I do prefer the 5.5qt bowl over the 6qt. The 5.5qt was the perfect size. I also obsessed with the pearl metallic color. Its the nicest color, in my opinion. Im crossing my fingers that this mixer lasts considerably longer than my previous mixer because its such a wonderful piece of kitchen equipment when it runs properly. For the price of the machine, KitchenAid should at least back their product with a 5 year warranty. If youre wishing and hoping for a smaller bowl to use with your Pro 600, check out the 3-Qt. Stainless-Steel Bowl & Combi-Whip Set, KN3CW. Its not cheap, but it makes it so much easier to work with small batches. Overall, a great purchase and good experience shopping with Overstock.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Picture matches up to what arrived
I am a Kitchen Aid user and had to replace my older Kitchen Aid. I order this one and it came very promptly. I followed the instructions about cleaning it and setting it up, this was easy since it was as my former mixer. When I turned the motor on, it acted strangely and did not work. It was obvious there was a problem with it so I did my baking using my hand mixer. I called Kitchen Aid Customer Service and after explaining the problem, to one of the Service representatives, there were no further questions to me with the young woman stating immediately, without my asking, that they would replace it. I had the opportunity to choose a different color which works just as well in my kitchen if not better. The replacement came within about three days with a return label and directions for returning. I have been using my new mixer and it works perfectly as I have come to expect from Kitchen Aid products. The fact that the first one had a problem with the motor is something that can be expected in these times of mass production so that did not bother me. I was most impressed by Kitchen Aid standing by their one year replacement warranty.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. See Review
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
This is a 'serious' mixer for 'serious' baking and products. Great for bread, and even making my homemade dog biscuits, because it can handle the THICK ingredients involved. The noise throws you off at first, but you should read directions carefully and bump up the power gradually for best results. I liked my smaller KitchenAid stand mixer I had, but this can make a HUGE batch of cookies at once and not balk at all.
Price was fair. Package was damaged on arrival, but contents were OK. Durability expected to be good, since these mixers tend to last for several generations (I have great confidence in brand). First use was a quadruple batch of Italian bread, mixed up and kneaded almost before we knew it -- VERY FAST! We chose this specific model for the high power (575 Watt) motor, obviously why it works so fast. Our old mixer has 275 Watts, took 2-3 times as long to mix. Dough hook is very effective at mixing and kneading. Wire whip gives fabulous results, very quick! We cook for large crowds of 30 - 75 at a time, so it is just about right for us. Would not recommend this to others, as it is just too much mixer for the average homemaker.
I have wanted a KitchenAid for a long time, and had my eye on this one when I found it on Overstock. I am a club O member and have been saving my club dollars for this mixer. When it went on sale I jumped on it, I got a great deal on it, and I couldn't be happier. I bake a lot and this mixer is great for me. I have been making cakes and cupcakes and breads ever since I got. I am very Happy. Love the Pearl Metallic color. Would recommend to all who do a lot of baking. Join Club O and start earning reward dollars. It Paid for my mixer. :)
I ordered this for my annual Christmas cookie baking, don't know why I didn't buy one of these years ago since I've been stirring by hand for over two decades! Had a time crunch last year and borrowed a KitchenAid from a friend for my annual bake, and I was sold instantly. This year I made over 13 different kinds of cookies, coffee cakes, biscotti, muffins and breads - all the while thinking I should have invested in this sooner! NO complaints from this happy baker! Price was excellent with promo code, no shipping and a $$ rebate - the 6 quart ended up costing me less than the 4.5 quart I purchased earlier in the year (yes I now have TWO). Sturdy and fairly quite for size of the motor on it but definitely built to last and handle the 'heavy stuff'. Very pleased!
I bought the KitchenAid so I could make better dough and stop juggling with a hand mixer, wearing myself out in the process. This has been a lifesaver!! It's beautiful, very efficient, and I got it at a great price! I also love that you can buy attachments for it and do more than just mixing! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE multi-functional appliances...they make my life so much easier and save space!!!!
I order the first one with the words "with rebate", but got a the one that I thought a refurbished. Thus, I returned and desired to buy a new one, again, from Overstock. And, surprisingly, I got the brand new machine with the spill cover that I didn't see at the first buy. Moreover, with the full refund. Great service, but, I'd be better if Overstock do it right at the first place.
Love, love, LOVE IT!!! I've made bread and baked good everyday for my family. It made my holiday baking a breeze and allowed me to spend more time enjoying the festivities instead of being stuck in the kitchen. This mixer is a work horse!
I love my mixer and have had no problems with it in the two years I've had it. I am a casual baker though, and getting one a bit smaller than 6 quart would have worked better for me. I could only find the color I wanted in the 6 qt though. If making a single batch of something (rather than larger portion) I do have to hand-stir in things a bit more than I would with a smaller mixer. And the first time I tried to use it I made a half batch which didn't work well -- the blade barely reached the ingredients to mix them. So just keep the size in mind for your baking needs but the mixer itself is great.
I had great service from overstock. I got it promptly and it good condition. I can't wait to give it to my daughter.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is great.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. don't know yet
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
Thank you for your great service! Especially for an international shopper from France, it is so cool to see how it went smoothly. I will recommend your services and follow your web site to order KA parts in a near future... David
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good, but I knew the product in all its details ;-)
Very powerful but easy to use. I wish it came with more recipes.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
Overstock was simply fantastic. I received the item much earlier than expected. Precise and punctual customer service. Price very competitive. Kitchen Aid is a good machine but is weak for making bread. It is not strong enough. For the rest a real piece of art. My only disappointment is that I found a similar Kitchen aid 600, much cheaper than the price I paid, on Overstock.com, just after I received mine ...
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I have only used the mixer once since buying it, but I was very satisfied with it. We had to adjust the height of the beater again once we realized it still was too far above the bottom of the bowl, but that is an easy adjustment. Everything else performed as described.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very well.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is very good, except that the splatter cover seems a bit delicate. It has been ok so far.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.