Unfortunately I came home mostly empty-handed. I've gone to a few restaurant auctions lately and the prices on some of the stuff here were high. At least the things I wanted...
I *really* fell in love with the 12-quart Hobart mixer. And I mean *REALLY*. And I mean *LOVE*.
If not the 12-qt I wanted one of the three 20-quart mixers. They all were 110 volt, normal electric and all had new SS bowls and dough hooks. The 12-quart had a 1/2 hp motor, you could mix concrete in that thing! Normally a 12-qt has a 1/6 or 1/4 hp motor and Hobart doesn't recommend you mix pizza dough in it. The 20-quart mixers all had 1/3 hp motors.
The 12-qt was auctioned first and there was a brief period where it looked like I might get it for $450, but then the bidding started again. I dropped out when it hit $600. It ended up going for about $800.
Then the 20-qt mixers went for $1300 - $1800 each. The last auction I was at a 20-qt Hobart went for $650 so these prices seemed high. And the funny thing is they auctioned 2 monster mixers at the beginning of the day, a 60 quart went for only $750 (!) and a 140 quart Hobart went for $2200.
There were about a half-dozen pizza ovens, the Bakers Pride was a real nice double oven (two single ovens stacked together I think) with brand new tiles, really clean and nice-looking. I think it went for $1600 or $1800. I left before they got to the other ovens, it was turning into a looooong auction and I didn't feel like staying after the mixers were gone.
I did pick up a little Cecilware countertop deep fryer. I don't even know if it works, it's pretty dirty and beat up. But no one was interested in it and it looked so cute sitting there, so I had to buy it for the $25 opening bid.
I'm starting to get a feel for the pricing at these things, maybe one day I'll end up with something I want. But y'all should have seen that 12-quart mixer. Dam*n.