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.
Mixer is perfect and price was excellent with an Overstock coupon. However, the accessories are the old aluminum beaters which have to be hand washed - once thru the dishwasher and they are ruined. Bowl is the basic 4.5 metal one. You really want the white coated beaters that can go in the dishwasher and the glass bowl with lid is awesome. Bottom line, if this is a first time purchase of the Artisan, I'd find the best price on a new one with the upgraded beaters and more accessories. As a replacement you can't do better price wise.
This was like new! Couldn't tell the difference between used and new. Works like new easy large bowl. Dishwasher safe. What's not to love. A+ product. Worth every penny. Glad I bought it.
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