I have had a very good hot pot for many years. This new one - not even a replacement - is and improvement. The LED readout of temperature has brought me, as a reluctant American who was never MADE to understand Celsius temperatures, to truly knowing the C temps as well as the F temps. For that alone I would rate this product top stars.
KitchenAid has a long history of good American quality. The mixer continues the tradition. I will note, it used to be made with a spring loaded fitting on the shaft. To me, it is a good feature for the beater. Although, KitchenAid advised it was superfluous and discontinued. I returned 2 mixers with Overstock without the spring, 1 with a competitor--with the spring--but *** more before finding a unit at the same price as Overstock with the spring. NOTE: The spring isn't required, but was a preference for me. I'd recommend the unit from Overstock for the price and quality.
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