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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2014, 12:12:10 PM »
I have the smaller KitchenAid and I don't really like it very much. It is very loud. The dough often creeps up the hook and gets all over the motor. If I were going to buy another mixer I would get the Electrolux Assistent mixer. But they are very expensive and my KitchenAid works well enough for most things I do. But that doesn't mean I like it!

It might be your dough recipe? I never have the problem of dough creeping up the hook. Overall, I love my kitchen aid, but it is loud.


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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2014, 11:10:58 PM »
I can not believe how this thread just goes on and on.....and o....zzzzzzz.  :'(

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2014, 09:26:49 AM »
Got a Kitchen Aid Heavy Duty 375 watt mixer today...was a donation from my grandma...was to heavy for her to move around and doesn't fit well in her kitchen...have to pick some yeast up and mix up some dough later tonight...can't beat free... ;D

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2014, 11:23:20 PM »
Got some yeast and attempted a thin dough recipe...the heavy duty kitchen aid is no hobart...still beats kneading by hand...will try a high hydration dough tomorrow...

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2014, 12:32:59 AM »
Got some yeast and attempted a thin dough recipe...the heavy duty kitchen aid is no hobart...still beats kneading by hand...will try a high hydration dough tomorrow...
post pics dude.  :chef:
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2014, 12:53:37 AM »
Will post pics when I make next batch...was to exited to try the new toy out to even think about pics...lol...

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2014, 08:31:43 AM »
I have the smaller KitchenAid and I don't really like it very much. It is very loud. The dough often creeps up the hook and gets all over the motor. If I were going to buy another mixer I would get the Electrolux Assistent mixer. But they are very expensive and my KitchenAid works well enough for most things I do. But that doesn't mean I like it!

Have you tried spraying your hook with some cooking spray? It usually does the trick.
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2014, 10:00:02 AM »
Kitchen Aids are great until they break.

One thought is to do what my neighbor does. She buys appliances (such as her Kitchen Aid 600) from Williams & Sonoma because, apparently, if it breaks at any time, they will replace or fix it for free. It's more expensive to buy from them, obviously, but if they'll replace the mixer or fix it every time the KA worm gear or motor breaks (mine has broken twice in ten years), it's not a bad deal. I've never tried this, though, so I can't vouch for it.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2014, 10:36:25 AM »
Costco sells the kitchen Aid at a great price and they stand behind what they sell.

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2014, 12:59:10 PM »
I bought one of these a year or so ago. The motor is completely different than a standard KA mixer. It is whisper quiet.

http://www.kitchenaid.com/shop/countertop-appliances-1/countertop-appliances-2/commercial-products-3/102020128/


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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2014, 01:14:26 PM »
750 for a kitchenaid?!!   :o
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2014, 01:14:46 PM »
I bought one of these a year or so ago. The motor is completely different than a standard KA mixer. It is whisper quiet.

http://www.kitchenaid.com/shop/countertop-appliances-1/countertop-appliances-2/commercial-products-3/102020128/

That's pretty cool - a 969W motor delivering 328W to the bowl. I bet it runs cool too.
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2014, 02:41:34 PM »
That's pretty cool - a 969W motor delivering 328W to the bowl. I bet it runs cool too.

What is better is they develop 969 watts of work while using only 500 watts, I think this mixer has discovered perpetual motion, does the government know about this machine yet???  ::)


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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2014, 04:49:15 PM »
How does that commercial kitchenaid line hold up to something like a Hobart N50? Inferior? superior?

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2014, 04:57:44 PM »
What is better is they develop 969 watts of work while using only 500 watts, I think this mixer has discovered perpetual motion, does the government know about this machine yet???  ::)


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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2014, 05:33:30 PM »
How does that commercial kitchenaid line hold up to something like a Hobart N50? Inferior? superior?

No Kitchenaid has a transmission,,, the N50 has a 3 speed transmission,

The N50 speed 3 is like a Kitchenaid on it's highest speed setting, speed 2 reduces the speed of the machine by 1/2, speed 1 by another half,,,

each speed change doubles the power, speed 1 being 4 times the power of speed 3.

The N50 in speed 1 has (in my intrepretation) as much torque as a Kitchenaid with (325X4) a 1300 watt motor.

Kitchenaid does not make one that large, the 8 quart machine is listed at 500 watts.

I believe there is a 600 watt machine, but, that is a long way from 1300 watts...


Actually, the torque of the N50 may even be more than 2.5 times I have never seen anything slow down the N50,,,  ???

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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2014, 06:03:16 PM »
Plus, it comes with a really cool paint job.   8)
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2014, 06:28:26 PM »
Kitchen Aids are great until they break.

One thought is to do what my neighbor does. She buys appliances (such as her Kitchen Aid 600) from Williams & Sonoma because, apparently, if it breaks at any time, they will replace or fix it for free. It's more expensive to buy from them, obviously, but if they'll replace the mixer or fix it every time the KA worm gear or motor breaks (mine has broken twice in ten years), it's not a bad deal. I've never tried this, though, so I can't vouch for it.


 ^^^  Great point!  I had to replace the planetary gear and the food safe lubricant in our KA Artisan.  $60. parts - labor $priceless (my time)  With the great tutorials available on the internet it was easy to do. Hindsight being clear - If/When I were buying a kitchen appliance of this size and expected duty-cycle again, knowing the workout it would be getting that kind of warranty/support would be of real value to me to perhaps pay more upfront if it were "that kind" of warranty. It's why I now always look to see what typically breaks on something before I buy it - and base decisions taking possible repair cost into consideration.
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Re: I need a little advice on which Kitchenaid to get
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2014, 06:35:33 PM »
SweerMK,
I was thinking that your paint job probably would cost most - more than the cost of their mixer!  You have a great machine there! (especially the tomato peeler! ;) )


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