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Wed Dec 19 00:00:00 MST 2012eric74 Rating:5.0
I recently purchased this KitchenAid Professional 6-quart Mixer for my wife, (who owns her own Bakery) and she has been looking for a new addition to her mixers for making double batch cakes and cupcakes. She currently has two other KitchenAid mixers and through they work just fine, she has been looking for a more powerful mixer without having to purchase the very large and not easily to move professional mixer. Since I help her from time to time on large projects I knew that this KitchenAid 6 quart Stand Mixer was just what she was looking for to add to her growing small business. So far after a week she has already put it through two big projects, one a 4 tier wedding cake and a birthday order of 76 cupcakes. It works great!!!
Wed Dec 08 00:00:00 MST 2010rockn2thenight Rating:5.0
simply put, this is the best mixer i have ever used. i have only had it now for about a week and i have made 4 loaves of bread, 2 batches of cookies, homemade whipped cream and homemade butter. I knew this was a good mixer, but i really had no idea on just how good of a mixer it actually was. It makes the toughest doughs with ease. I was used to making my breads all by hand...and i mean all by hand. it has completely cut the time down by more than half. my old mixer just could not handle bread doughs. I bought my refurbished and honestly i can not tell the difference. the only thing that i noticed was that there were a few scratches on it when i took if out of the box but they were so minor located where i put the mixing bowl anyways so it made absolutely no difference. I cannot recomend this mixer enough.
Fri Jul 13 00:00:00 MDT 2012annierw Rating:4.0
I couldn't find decent sugar-free ice cream anywhere so I knew that if I wanted to indulge in my love for ice cream I'd have to make it myself. I already owned the KitchenAid mixer and have limited counterspace so I decided that buying an ice cream maker would only clutter my kitchen even more than it already is and this KitchenAid ice cream bowl attachment would be the perfect choice for me. The bowl sits in the freezer all the time (except when in use) because you never know when you get the craving for ice cream. This bowl is a breeze to use, it attaches in seconds, and all you have to do is put in the ingredients and start the mixer. The ice cream (or frozen yogurt if you prefer) comes out really good....and that's even with using sugar and fat substitutes! I definitely recommend this, it only has 3 or 4 parts (an extra part depending on the type of mixer you have) and it's easy to clean, takes up virtually no room, and best of all does a really really good job making ice cream. I don't know why I didn't buy this bowl years ago.
Sun Nov 24 00:00:00 MST 2013canicuss Rating:4.0
First of all I'm thrilled most of this mixer was made in America and it was one of the reasons I chose Kitchenaid. I got the Majestic Yellow and it's adorable. Overall I love my mixer, there are a couple of things I would improve on, but as a whole it's great. I've made bread (both yeast and quick), pasta dough and cookies with my mixer and have had mostly great results. I can't believe how easy it is to make bread dough, I almost feel like I'm cheating. I made a double batch (4 large loaves, 12 cups of flour) and it mixed up with a minimal amount of bowl scraping and then the mixer kneaded it for me. Voila, it really was that easy. I used the bread hook for this and the mixer didn't struggle or lag or heat up. I was rather disappointed though when I realized this model didn't come with a recipe book or detailed directions on how to mix and knead bread. That was one thing I was looking forward to because comparable models I had looked at at physical stores included one. I ended up looking it up online but it's not the same as having it in the kitchen while I'm using my mixer. I'm not counting off on my rating because if this because it wasn't listed in the things you got but I wanted to point this out for those that care. On the other hand I did get the pouring shield which isn't listed in the included items. The pasta dough was easy too, I used the recipe from my Kitchenaid pasta press (single batch). And it was pretty simple also with a minimal amount of bowl scraping. I used the flat beater and the dough hook as suggested in the recipe. The pasta dough turned out very nice. The mixer didn't really struggle but it started jiggling a bit, that was slightly disconcerting but it didn't seem to tax the motor because the mixer never got warm. The quick bread also was easy and turned out well. The batter was pretty moist so no strain on the motor and minimal scraping. I used the flat beater. The cookie dough was not so fun to make though. I spent a great deal of time scraping the bowl, a tedious amount of time, in fact. I used the whip for this and that was a mistake. I made a single batch and I'm guessing smaller batches don't mix up as well. I made a double batch the second time and used the flat beater and had much better results and a lot less scraping. I don't know if my first batch was troublesome because I used the whip or because there wasn't enough dough, I've got too many cookies right now so I probably won't find out for a while if a single batch mixes well with the flat beater. One of the things I'm concerned about with my new mixer is how badly it vibrates when the bowl is full or the dough is very stiff such as pasta dough. It's not the whole mixer but the part attached to the base that holds the bowl, the lifter mechanism. It shakes rather badly, I'm not sure it's fitted tightly enough but I guess time will will tell. I've had the mixer less than a month and it may never get worse but I'm concerned since things tend to loosen up with use. In summary, I thinks it's a great mixer. I got the 6 quart mixer because I like to make large batches and freeze part of it. I'm not completely happy with the lift mechanism, for the reason I mentioned before but also because when the bowl is full it's difficult to take the beater out and or get the bowl off the support stand because there's not much clearance once the bowl is lowered. I would have preferred the tilt head but the larger bowl is only available with the lift model so that's what I got. I purchased it because I love to bake but my hands and arms aren't as strong as they used to be and my new mixer is a lot stronger than I am and can mix, beat and knead until the job is done. None of the minor complaints I have are enough for me not to recommend this mixer, the only one I'm really concerned about is the jiggling and I plan on using my mixer enough that if it's defective it will become apparent before the warranty runs out.
Wed Jan 30 00:00:00 MST 2013islandjeweler Rating:5.0
I LOVE THIS MIXER! I have been without a stand mixer for 4 years since my 30 year old plastic stand mixer broke. I have been wanting a KitchenAid and while baking last Christmas using a cheap handheld mixer I decided I would shop in earnest for a new KitchenAid. Why did I wait so long??!! I LOVE THIS MIXER! The first thing I made was pizza crust. I usually use my Cuisinart, but the KitchenAid is so much easier to clean! Love it!
Mon Mar 04 00:00:00 MST 2013themortreport Rating:4.0
So in all honesty I wanted one of those real nice, expensive mixers with the bowl attached, but since I just moved I decided to put money into other kitchen pieces first. I will say for what I paid, it turned out ok. I gave it 4 stars based on the price, but if it was much more I would go with 3. It doesnt feel very sturdy, the mixers dont seem to fit in perfectly snug, are light and tend to slightly wobble. That being said, I like to cook and bake and all that, but this will probably be used once every couple weeks. I think. If I am only using it every so often, it seems like it will do the trick. Being refurbished it could die the next time I use it, but if Im not wanting to spend the money, I cant complain. Just a heads up, the picture is not accurate. I did not read the description, but the only attachments that come with it are the mixers, the other 3 pieces are not included, which I now see in the description.
Wed Jun 26 00:00:00 MDT 2013shopin4sales Rating:5.0
After having my 4-1/2 quart Kitchen-Aid for over 20 years, I decided I wanted an upgrade.I shopped around for a great deal and Overstock did not let me down. A great price!! The bowl is hard to get attached to the lift but I'm hoping with a lot of use it'll get easier. My favorite setting is "stir", when you first turn it on. It does not throw flour all over the place, (like my old mixer) starting very slow. I haven't used the shield at all! This model fits perfectly under my cabinets so I can keep it handy on the counter. LOVE my Kitchen-Aid!!
Thu Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2012happyus922 Rating:5.0
I bought this machine from Overstock because it was cheaper here and had free shipping. It arrived within 3 business days, packaged neatly, and it works wonderfully so far. I needed a new mixer after my first attempt making bread with my 5 year-old KitchenAid resulted in burning out the motor. After reading a LOT of reviews, I decided to throw out the KA instead of fixing it. Although nervous about spending so much money on the Bosch, it was clear the first time I turned it on what a superior machine it is. This thing is strong! So far, I have used it for 3 batches of bread (making 4 loaves per batch) and making butter from heavy cream. Every loaf of bread has turned out perfectly, really without my lifting a finger. I did need to scrape down the sides fairly frequently (a bit more than I thought I would have to) throughout the butter-making process, but some level of scraping is to be expected anyway. In any case, I am really glad I bought the Bosch, and (especially with the warranty) I do not expect to ever replace it.
Wed May 30 00:00:00 MDT 2012chridpcc Rating:2.0
This ice-cream maker is to small for a family of 6. It would work well for a family of 3 or 4. I had to send it back because it would take 3 to 4 days to make enough for the whole family.
Wed May 30 00:00:00 MDT 2012ngirllie Rating:4.0
This product is great! I really love it for my fruit smoothies and protein shakes. I have not tried the juicer its small but it will do the trick for one or two servings. I always use the larger attachment and I have microwaved in the cups provided...they are good quality...I also love the little cook book that comes with it...so many good ideas I want to try. I love that it is tiny...fits my appt counter tops. Easy to clean...takes about 60 sec to fully blend and crush 4 ice cubes. The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars was because I wish the blade was sharper.
Sat Feb 16 00:00:00 MST 2013loa337 Rating:5.0
Bought this last week and have used it 4 times. I cannot tell in any way that this was refurbished other than the box labeled as "refurbished". I looks and works like it is brand new. I love that the bowl raises up instead of the tilting head. The bowl takes a good push to lock into place but it is nothing of consequence. It is an excellent machine and an astounding price.
Fri Oct 26 00:00:00 MDT 2012rfk15n Rating:5.0
The Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker is fantastic. Great price, great product. Once you make home made ice cream, you'll never buy ice cream again. This is the third week, and I have already made 4 recipe's, one was better than the other. If you like ice cream, this is a must!
Tue Feb 05 00:00:00 MST 2013pinky347 Rating:5.0
I've used the pasta roller for sheet pasta several times now for homemade ravioli and it works great. If you follow the dough recipe exactly as in the book that comes with it, it works perfectly. Beware because too much oil or not enough oil in your recipe and the dough will not go through the roller. I run the dough through on the number one setting the first time, fold it in half and run it through again on the number one setting. After that I do it once on 2, then 3 and then end with 4.