I have my own artisan stand mixer and LOVE it! I received mine as a wedding gift over a year ago and it works great. My mom is a baker for a local restaurant and often does her baking at home, then delivers to the restaurant. She had an old Sunbeam mixer that was given to her in the 80's and was still running, but she wanted a kitchenaid. My family and I decided to buy her this refurbished mixer for Christmas, because it is significantly cheaper than the same mixer, brand new. We purchased the mixer from the Overstock website because I LOVE Overstock and shop here regularly. The mixer made it through the first few cakes, but would not start after my mom had only used it 3 or 4 times. I just called the Kitchenaid customer service line and they are replacing the mixer and sending a shipping label so that I can send back the one that we have that is not working. They were very helpful and the replacement process was unusually simple. I would recommend this product, even though ours must have had a defect. When these mixers are not defective they are the best mixers around and I am very pleased with how easy to work with Kitchenaid customer service was.
I have always loved how the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers look, and I have heard rave reviews from everyone I know who has one, but I just couldn't afford to shell out $299 for a kitchen appliance that I wasn't sure if I'd use. I decided to go with the factory refurbished one because it has a 6 month Kitchen Aid warranty, plus we purchased the Overstock 2-year replacement plan. And even with shipping, I still saved over $100! It came 5 days later, and it was in perfect condition. I used it for the first time to make mashed potatoes, and it is the easiest machine to use!!! It makes cooking so enjoyable. And cleanup is a breeze!! I thought it would be a pain, but no! It's so simple. Totally would recommend this product to ANYONE who wants to enjoy cooking just a little more.
I was nervous about buying a refurbished product but the price couldn't be beat at about half of what you would pay in retail. When the mixer arrived, my only concern was that the paddle attachment was a little scuffed but honestly it's not enough to send it back for and with use it'll probably look the same too. I've used the mixer once so far to make oatmeal raisin cookies (this is the recipe that killed my previous, cheapo mixer). Cookies came out great and the mixer powered through the heavy oatmeal/raisin dough with no problem. I look forward to using this mixer and trying out the recipes included in the instruction booklet. The mixer looks very elegant on my counter and adds a touch of class to my kitchen!
Even though the white on white kitchenaid mixers get the least love from consumers (hence the reduced prices), I think white is just classic and easy to both brighten up any kitchen while matching most other appliances. The refurbished mixer arrived without a single scratch and has served me very well.
Great product. Love this site! A must have for your kitchen.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Perfect
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Dead ON
This is the second refurbished kitchenaid artisan stand mixer that I have purchased from Overstock. I had the last one for several years and loved it. The only reason I got a new one was because of a kitchen remodel, and need for different color. Something about the motor on this one just does not sound right. It seems to work OK, but I am a bit concerned. I did purchase the platinum protection, so we'll see.
I have now bought three of these for my daughters as they were each about to graduate from college. This is tool they can use their whole lives because to the quality and functionality. The refurbished Artisan mixers are impossible to tell from new so I see no reason to pay the premium for a new unit. Highly recommended.