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Offline jaxbrah

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I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« on: January 26, 2014, 03:07:04 PM »
Theres so many different models and a vast price range amongst kitche aids and im not sure which one to get. I would like to start amping up my pizza making practicing so id like to be able to make about 4 pies at a time. Something like 300gs per ball. So ill need a mixer that can handle that with ease.

Im willing to spend up to $400. Any advice? Should I go with their artisan line, or their pro series?


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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 03:19:16 PM »
You'll want one with a spiral hook. I recommend the Professional 600. It's currently on sale for $349 at Everything Kitchens:

http://www.everythingkitchens.com/kitchen_aid_pro_600.html

Edit: A couple of colors are even cheaper. Empire Red is $339. Licorice is $329. And you can save another $10 by using discount code WHITESALE10.
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 03:36:25 PM »
Thanks a bunch. That one seems perfect. Amazon even has some for under $299

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 03:45:18 PM »
Hm, I don't see any under $300 on Amazon. Make sure you buy from an authorized dealer and note that if you go refurbished you only get a six month warranty.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 10:17:58 PM »
as an all-round mixer, KitchenAid is pretty good, but if you're going to primarily be doing dough, you might want to look at the Bosch compact.it is about $200,  and it has no trouble kneading dough all day long

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 10:48:10 PM »
as an all-round mixer, KitchenAid is pretty good, but if you're going to primarily be doing dough, you might want to look at the Bosch compact.it is about $200,  and it has no trouble kneading dough all day long
^^^    KitchenAid is a shadow of it's former self....Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay wish they could put their names on it...need I say more?   ;)

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 12:01:57 AM »
buy the bosch universal for the same money IMO

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 05:49:27 AM »
I'd take a Compact over a consumer grade Whirlpool era KitchenAid with a C hook but the Compact doesn't knead as well as a KitchenAid with a spiral hook. Unless you babysit it dough will ride up the Compact's dough hook and stay there indefinitely.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 07:14:08 AM »
I replaced my Kitchenaid with a Bosch Compact after rebuilding my KA twice.  I picked up the Bosch Compact at Amazon ,  139.99 for a refurbished unit.   

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2014, 08:56:18 AM »
Another vote from me for a Bosch.  I rebuilt my Kitchenaid 600 twice and have relegated it to light duty only.  My Bosch Universal never even breaks a sweat while cranking out pizza dough.  I make a 2400 g batch and make 6 balls which go in the fridge to be used over a period of 2-8 days.


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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2014, 09:29:39 AM »
^^^    KitchenAid is a shadow of it's former self....Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay wish they could put their names on it...need I say more?   ;)

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 11:40:51 AM »
For those that own the Bosch..on the 4 speed model, what is the first speed RPM?

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 05:46:13 PM »
I have a Ka k5ss that was wedding gift 19yrs ago and I cant even to imagine how much dough I have run through that bad boy. I did replace the paddle and hook a couple yrs ago since the coating was peeling so other than that Unless the quality has taken a huge dive in that time I wouldn't hesitate to recommended one to somebody.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 06:58:50 PM »
I have a Ka k5ss that was wedding gift 19yrs ago and I cant even to imagine how much dough I have run through that bad boy. I did replace the paddle and hook a couple yrs ago since the coating was peeling so other than that Unless the quality has taken a huge dive in that time I wouldn't hesitate to recommended one to somebody.
Yes, they went down hill in a hand basket. Never sell yours!  8)

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2014, 07:10:37 PM »
That's a shame. >:(
Oh they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands ;D

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2014, 07:14:48 PM »
You can purchase it at Costco or Costco.com

http://www.costco.com/KitchenAid%c2%ae-Professional-6-Qt-Mixer.product.11754601.html


I have the Kitchen Aid and love it. However, I must have the older model because my attachments are metal and not white ceramic coated.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2014, 07:27:35 PM »
Looking at Kitchenaid's website, I might have the commercial series.


KitchenAidŽ NSF CertifiedŽ Commercial Series 8-Qt Bowl Lift Stand Mixer


http://www.kitchenaid.com/shop/countertop-appliances-1/commercial-products-3/102020128/
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2014, 09:24:59 AM »
Another good choice if you will be making a lot of dough is the Electrolux DLX "Assistent".

Awesome mixer for big loads of dough.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2014, 11:40:55 AM »
I check my Kitchen Aid and I have the Professional HD. The attachments are metal and I use it to knead dough every week.  I bought it at Costco about seven or eight years ago (about $249 at the time)  as a gift for my wife, although I am the one who uses it the most. I think, at that time, KA sold the higher end mixer as a standard rather than the many levels of KA's that are available now. In order to get the quality KA that I currently have, you would need to purchase the Professional Level KA that costs around $750 per unit rather than those that sell for $349. I am fortunate that I bought it back in the day.

NOTE: If you look at the dough mixers in any Pizzeria (usually the brand is Hobart), none of them have a hook that is ceramic coated. They are all metal hooks.
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 04:51:54 PM »
jaxbrah,

Today, I was at a Sam's club and noticed that they have the Professional HD Kitchen Aid with the metal attachments. I have been very happy with this model and would recommend it in a heart beat. Perhaps you can find it at a Sam's club in your area. I like this model better than the current model that is at Costco. Hope this helps you.

TomN

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