This was a replacement for another KitchenAid Mixer which I sold when we moved. I had my old one for over 25 years, and although it was a refurbished one, I never had any problems with it. So I already knew that I was buying a great product. I love these mixers and they are definitely worth every penny.
The mixer worked great on batters and light doughs, but when I tried it on a stiffer dough, the mixing bowl breaks away from the base. The threading on the base plate wasn't adequate and didn't hold the bowl. It was inexpensive to purchase a replacement plate and I could change it with just a screwdriver, so now it works fine. I didn't attempt to go through the manufacturer for a repair as I'd read a number of reviews on the difficulty of working with them. It was simpler and less aggravating just to fix it myself. I'm very happy with the mixer now and love the Bordeaux color. Having the plastic splash guard is a wonderful timesaver. It stops the flour dust from getting all over .
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