I have wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer for as many years as I can remember them being around. I had done quite a bit of research into which model I would prefer and put my request in to my husband. These stand mixers are pricey and I heard about Overstock.com having refurbished models at a nice discounted rate. When comparing prices, we found that Overstock.com had the BEST price available. The item arrived in less than the expected time and had a single smudge near the base, otherwise it was in perfect condition! It has become a fixture on my kitchen counter. It allowed me to bake DOZENS of cookies for my family for Christmas gifts with no effort at all! I ADORE this small appliance. Thank you Overstock.com for helping my husband make my KitchenAid dream come true!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The pictures of this item online matched the product color exactly.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. KitchenAid has made me a lifetime fan. This 5 quart stand mixer is of the highest quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description of this product on site was completely accurate.
My daughter was thrilled with this mixer for Christmas! It was delivered in a timely manner, securely packaged. The color was true to the photo and the price was competitive. I shop Overstock.com all the time and will continue to do so!
I had been looking at Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers for a couple of years now. I was hesitant at first to buy one from Overstock because many were refurbished. After I received it and have used it I am so happy that I did buy a refurbished mixer because it's looks just like new and performs like a brand new one. Love the cobalt blue.
After many years of wishing for this mixer, I finally purchased it. Because it was "refurbished," the price was great and I am very happy with how it looks and how it functions. I had previously used a 6-qt stand mixer and had two issues with it: 1) the paddle did not reach the bottom of the bowl so that the bottom of the bowl needed to be scraped a few times during the mixing process, and 2) in order to do that, not only did the bowl need to be lowered, but the paddle needed to be removed. In this 5-qt artisan mixer, the paddle reaches the bottom, so that issue is resolved. And when ingredients are added, the head tips back, so that the paddle need not be removed. So the cake-baking process is vastly improved. I have found only two minor negatives of this 5-qt mixer compared to the 6-qt stand mixer: 1) the smaller size of the bowl makes it a little more difficult to add ingredients and to scrape the sides of the bowl (but more compact size is better for a home kitchen counter); and 2) you can't get the excess batter off the paddle without scraping the paddle; with the 6-qt stand mixer you can lower the bowl so that the paddle comes out of the batter and then run the mixer so that the excess batter spins off the paddle.
This Mixer made my life so easy!!! I make tons of Italian cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have been dealing with Arthritis in my wrist which makes hand mixing and kneading a painful challenge. This mixer made it possible to make all the cookies my family enjoys! I do have a tip. Make sure you keep the release button for the attachments well oiled. I had a heck of a time getting mine off and my husband had to come to my rescue! Once he oiled the attachment button and spring area I no longer had the problem. I now re-oil it before and after use. Enjoy!