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KitchenAid stand mixers

Postby Shopper X » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:16 am

A topic to discuss KitchenAid stand mixers and related deals.

The subject has been mentioned in passing in a few previous topics:
Kohl's: http://forums.bfads.net/viewtopic.php?t=14345
Lowe's: http://forums.bfads.net/viewtopic.php?t=14253
looking for accessories: http://forums.bfads.net/viewtopic.php?t=13784

Here's a list of models and specs for comparison that I got from the KitchenAid web site:

Name: size, wattage, MSRP/price, notes
Classic: 4.5 qt., 250w, $270/$200, tilt-head
Classic Plus: 4.5 qt., 275w, $???, tilt-head, (not listed on web site)
Ultra Power: 4.5 qt., 300w, $270, tilt-head
Pro 450: 4.5 qt., 300w, $290
Artisan Design: 5 qt., 325w, $400/$350, tilt-head, glass bowl
Artisan: 5 qt., 325w, $350/$300, tilt-head, lots of colors
Pro 500: 5 qt., 325w, $350/$300
Professional 5 Plus: 5 qt., 450w, $420/$320, motor protection
Commercial: 5qt., 450w, $575/$430, motor protection, NSF certified
Professional 600: 6qt, 575w, $500/$400, motor protection
Pro Line: 6 qt., 575w, $500/$400, motor protection

Regarding Black Friday deals, only ones at Kohl's have been published. The final early bird prices (including the "take an additional 10% off") are listed below. Also listed is info on additional savings available you could get if you use a mail-in rebate.
Classic Plus $180, plus a $20 mail-in rebate
Artisan $270, plus a $30 mail-in rebate
Professional 600 $360, plus a $50 mail-in rebate

Personally, I'm holding out for a 575 watt model. If watching Tool Time has taught me anything, it's that everything is better with "More power!" However, I'm not sure if I can stomach the Black Friday checkout lines at Kohl's.

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Postby kenziekinz09 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:24 am

In regards to the pro model, check QVC. We ordered one from them last year and only paid $299. PLUS it was on easy pay.
QVC also has colors you can't get in store, like buttercup!
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Re: KitchenAid stand mixers

Postby bfaddict » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:31 am

Shopper X wrote:
Personally, I'm holding out for a 575 watt model. If watching Tool Time has taught me anything, it's that everything is better with "More power!" However, I'm not sure if I can stomach the Black Friday checkout lines at Kohl's.


the trick to kohls is that you get there right when it opens.. go and grab you items and get right out. works like a charm. :D
i would say the first 30 min you're probably fine but after that... you'll be waiting in the checkout lane for awhile.
(but 30 min might be pushing it - maybe more like 15-20 min)

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Postby carolinagal » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:47 am

kenziekinz09 wrote:In regards to the pro model, check QVC. We ordered one from them last year and only paid $299. PLUS it was on easy pay.
QVC also has colors you can't get in store, like buttercup!


I ordered this same thing from QVC last year and it is my most prized kitchen accessory. Mine is Cobalt Blue. :D

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Postby love2shop » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:59 am

Be careful before you get too excited about a KitcheAid mixer. They were bought out by Whirlpool and aren't what they used to be. I am on my 4th one in a year. They say all metal gears but, at least the Artisan model still has a plastic gear. It works fine unless you make breads, pastas or cookies. The nice thing about Kohl's return policty is that it is unlimited with receipt and packagaing.

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Postby Shopper X » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:56 am

love2shop wrote:Be careful before you get too excited about a KitcheAid mixer. They were bought out by Whirlpool and aren't what they used to be. I am on my 4th one in a year. They say all metal gears but, at least the Artisan model still has a plastic gear. It works fine unless you make breads, pastas or cookies.

Thank you very much for this information-- it was news to me and pretty disappointing. Though, from what I've been reading it appears that the higher-end models might have switched back to metal.

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Postby mechimpaired » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:10 am

Mine is pink and was 189. I do not recall where my mother in law got it for me though. I love my Kitchenaid stand mixer but I also equally love my Kitchenaid hand mixer. Both match my dessert themed kitchen.

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Postby caroleena » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:31 am

[quote="kenziekinz09"]In regards to the pro model, check QVC. We ordered one from them last year and only paid $299. PLUS it was on easy pay.
QVC also has colors you can't get in store, like buttercup![/quo

i got my RED Kitchen aid from QVC. its got the 500+ motor. got it for 299.00 on easy pay.
all KA mixers aren't created equal for make sure you look @ the motor size.

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Postby Chipper112 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:16 pm

I bought Artisan a few years ago and love it. I chose the Glossy Cinnamon, it's beautiful. The only issue I have is the pin keeps wanting to come out whenever I make cookies.

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Postby kenziekinz09 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:50 pm

Be careful with any that have the tilt back head. We had one years ago and it actually snapped off. Which is why we got the pro with the bowl lift.
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Postby Shopper X » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:46 pm

Another Black Friday deal was just posted:

Sears: 4.5 qt, (looks like the Pro 450 model from the photo, with bowl-lift), sale price $200, plus there's an additional $50 mail in rebate available, regular price $250.

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Postby kenziekinz09 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:54 pm

Shopper X wrote:
love2shop wrote:Be careful before you get too excited about a KitcheAid mixer. They were bought out by Whirlpool and aren't what they used to be. I am on my 4th one in a year. They say all metal gears but, at least the Artisan model still has a plastic gear. It works fine unless you make breads, pastas or cookies.

Thank you very much for this information-- it was news to me and pretty disappointing. Though, from what I've been reading it appears that the higher-end models might have switched back to metal.


I just checked and they were bought in 1986. So any from the last 20 years would show the difference (if any). We haven't had any problems. But we've never used one of the Artisan mixers.
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Postby allysonc » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:10 pm

So are the Artisan ones not good to get or?

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Postby kenziekinz09 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:16 pm

I honestly think it depends on what you will use it for. If you're a relatively "light" cook (cookies, cake mixes, mashed potatoes, etc.) then I think you'll be fine. If you're more of a "hard-core" cook (breads, heavy cake mixes, large batches) then you MAY want to get a higher-end model. I wouldn't go out and buy something your budget can't handle. Also, the pro mixers are HUGE and heavy, so if you have limited counter space you'll be better off with a smaller one.

Like I said before, I doubt you'd have any serious problems with any kitchenaid. They're practically indestructible.
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Postby Shopper X » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:08 pm

Macy's will have the Classic on sale for $200 early bird price, $250 non-early bird. Plus, there's an additional $20 mail in rebate available.

http://bfads.net/Macys-Black-Friday-45qt-Kitchenaid
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