Always knew when I got a chance I would have a KitchenAid mixer like my mother. After my purchase, I realized this was a great choice. I like the tilt head that allows me to easily remove the bowl. I love making homemade ice cream and the metal bowl is great for freezing before I mix my ingredients. The only reason it has 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the metal attachments, missing bowl guard, and weight of mixer. I don't have much counter space and it is too heavy to put on the shelf in my pantry with other appliances; therefore, it sits on the floor. I ended up buying an additional mixing paddle (white coated) since the metal one turned dark gray and chalky after putting it in the dishwasher. As a refurbished item, I did not receive the bowl guard attachment, which would be useful when adding wet ingredients; however, the price was well worth it! Not to mention, I could always buy it separately. The mixer came in its original box and was still in the plastic. Great buy!!
This mixer made my cookies in a snap. I also made whipped fresh mash potatoes into VERy VERY creamy whipped potatoes! This mixer has a very powerful motor and can take on the challenge! When i did wash the attachment in the dishwasher it changed to a strange dark gray color?
Got this refurbished and it has only been a week, but I am loving it. I have wanted a stand mixer for a long time and now that I am baking more than ever, I decided to purchase one. I am very happy with the things I have made so far, though I haven't strained the motor yet. I wanted a Kitchenaid Pro line with its 1.3 horsepower motor, but this should work fine for just about everything short of the heaviest bread doughs. There's an adjustment screw just above the bowl for moving where the beater lands in the bowl. This does need to be adjusted when moving from one kind of beater to the next. This is an important thing to note. I will keep a small screwdriver in the kitchen because tweaking the beater position makes a lot of difference in how well the dough mixes. I purchased an additional bowl (handy for complicated recipes, a flex edge beater, and a whisk with 20+ wires that makes short work of meringues. Not sure how well it works with one or two egg whites or small amounts (I rarely bake small amounts of anything), but they sell a separate bowl and whisk for making a little meringue. Personally, I would probably just use a hand mixer for a couple of egg whites. Although it defies belief that they still make such things, the burnished metal beaters are NOT DISHWASHER SAFE. I have seen many reviews from people screaming about the beaters after they put them in the dishwasher. Read the booklet that comes with the machine - it has a lot of information, some of it important and very useful. So far I am very satisfied.
This was the perfect price for the designer series mixer. Shipping was fast, the package arrived safely and everything was as described. I am very happy with not only my purchase through Overstock but with the product.
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