I debated on buying a refurbished kitchenaid for two reasons - quality, and appearance. I was worried there might be knicks or scratches - but it looks brand new. Also, I was shopping at a kitchen supply store and noticed that they sold refurbished kitchenaid mixers as well - the store associate said that he would recommend a refurbished mixer over a new one any day - they are more rigorously tested than a new mixer - and he even said that they NEVER get refurbished mixers returned, but they somewhat regularly get new kitchenaids returned. So far (one month) I've used it a few times and it works great. Really happy with this purchase!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color close to picture - beautiful
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Works great so far
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great - product features as described
Plenty of power for heavy batters and bread dough. Heck, if I could find an extension cord long enough, I could ride the thing to work.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
I had compared models and prices for Kitchenaid stand mixers for quite awhile, and finally decided on a nickel pearl 600 Professional model. The best deal I could find was from a kitchen chain store that gets refurbished ones in from time to time. The main problem there was that they were almost always either red or white. I decided to take a look at Overstock.com (O.co), and I am so glad I did. The price was better than the kitchen chain store, and even better than what I could find used on ***. And O.co's refurbished mixer came in the exact color I wanted and at a better price and with 180 day warrantee and was shipped fast! Thank you, Overstock, for a wonderful product at an amazing price! (The only mistake I made was not signing up for the Club O rewards. I would have gotten back more on this single purchase than I would have paid for the membership.)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Just fine!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description
You don't get everything they show... Mine didn't come with the clear plastic "chute" they picture... Also be aware that this stand mixer is TALL.. it is taller than my old one and doesn't fit under the cabinet. It seems to run okay, but smells of machine oil when I use it. Patrick
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? decent
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? no
We have wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer for a long time and decided it was time to purchase some serious mixer muscle. We never impulse purchase and we seriously research to help with our choice. When Pro 600 arrived we opened and were very satisfied with mixer condition. I knew it was refurbished but unit looked brand spanking new. We have made bread, pound cake, and burger buns all without any trouble from our mixer. Their is no doubt of the power capabilities of Pro 600. I will and already have recommended the KitchenAid Pro 600 to several friends and family. I greatly appreciate Overstock.com for providing an avenue and awesome pricing on quality products
I have had a Kitchen Aid Mixer for years. I have used it so much that I have worn it out. when this product became available and for the wonderful, amazing price I just had to have it. I have used it only once but it was just as I had expected. I hope to use this one for many years to come.
It's a refurb; Less than new, right? WRONG. Kitchenaid defines quality. Their refurbished mixers must be factory certified as-new. Let that sink in. Feel free to pay more for a "new" Pro. It'll be "used" as soon as you plug it in. New 525 watt Pros typically cost $450 or more. One switch for the motor. One lever to raise the bowl. I defy Cuisinart or Viking to claim similar reliability with timers, buttons, and more moving bits. Get this because you need more capacity, want to mix cookie dough without hearing the motor slow down, or want to knead dough with more muscle. BUY IT ONCE. NEVER BUY A MIXER AGAIN. GET A KITCHENAID.
Wow! The literature that comes with this powerhouse of a mixer warns of cosmetic defects since it is refurbished, but there was not the slightest scratch or defect that would suggest this was anything but new. I bought the optional warantee, just in case, but doubt I will ever need to use it. Don't waste your money on a new less powerful mixer when you can get this baby!
Based in Hong Kong and item is delivered within reasonable time. Machine arrived with small cosmetic damage only which is good. However, after operating it for just a few hours the top pedestal start to vibrate when mixer is working with load. This is abnormal and after spending hours looking through websites and youtube I determine to fix it myself. Turn out to be a fairly simple job for tightening the mounting screws of the pedestal. It appears that this machine has been serviced in the factory but someone forgot to re-tighten the screws ...... so what a good job done. I think Kitchenaid need to strengthen its quality control on re-furbished machine or else they would end up with more returns!
Great machine for the price! Every kitchen needs one!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks like brand new
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect