I have been wanting this machine for years and discovered it refurbished on Overstock. I'm glad I took the risk of buying refurbished and pleased to see that it appears brand new out of the box with no problems. So far have made two batches of thick biscotti dough. The machine laughed and said, "Is that all you got?" The noise level sounds as loud as my blender and food processor. I actually like the sound because it tells me the motor will last a long time! If there are problems I will change my rating. The only negative that might bother some bakers is that you must stop the mixer to add flour, but I don't mind this because at this price I feel I got a good value.
Even though this wash refurbished, it was in new condition when we received it. Works perfectly and performs better than expected! No problems with it. Have used it several times already to make dough. I ordered it on a Saturday. Expected delivery was a week and half later. It arrived on Thursday well ahead of the anticipated schedule. Extremely pleased all the way through! Would recommend to anyone!
First, Overstock is a great service company. Fantastic service. The Kitchen Aid is known to me and I can recommend it to anyone who likes quality and durability. When something is great one does not need to loose many words about it. sunny greetings Serge
The price for this mixer was amazing, but it doesn't perform like a brand new one (which I compared with my sister-in-law's mixer). Works well but has a grinding noise. Contacted Kitchenaid and said I have 6 months until my warrenty expires. We will see what happens.