Couldn't be happier. It's basically brand new. I scoured craigslist and eBay for used versions of this product and considered a few of them for the same or more money. To get a virtually new machine with a 6 month factory warranty for about half the price of new...well you can't beat it. Its a great mixer for what I'm doing (mostly focaccia Genovese and pizza dough). Shipping was speedy too. Unbelievably satisfied.
Even though this was purchased as a refurbished item, it looks and performs flawlessly. I used this mixer for both my Christmas baking, which is quite extensive, & also I utilized the mixer with the meat grinder & sausage stuffer attachment. I could not be happier with my purchase.
I already had a kitchen aid stand mixer. Fortunately cake sales were at a high and I needed another to be able to do my batters and frosting a in a timely fashion. This larger mixer has truly served its purpose. I was a bit concerned about purchasing it since it was refurbished. Fortunately, it has don't what it is designed to do.
I used the whip and the paddle so far and both are great with fast mixing and relatively quiet motor. Fits under my counter. Can't wait to try bread dough, which is why I wanted the Pro 600 rather than the very pretty colors for the Artisan. One caution: the spring/button to secure the bowl is a bit tight so I needed to be careful securing the bowl.
The mixer is huge! I did read that before hand, but seeing is believing:) Works excellent, love the color, super fast shipping. More mixer than I need, but for the money, you can't go wrong. Refurbished or not, it is hands down a winner, comes with warranty. ❤️it!