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Re: Stand mixer
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2020, 01:57:22 PM »
(sad trombone noises):

I might have been wrong. Just stay away from the ole' KA.

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/15101/kitchenaid-pro-all-steel-gears

http://www.chadwrites.com/kitchenaid-just-doesnt-give-a-damn/  (pre-metal gears upgrade as noted here: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2FDDNXEN48LF1)

More if you google.

I'd look into other brands, and moreover mixers which are made with your intended usage in mind and have solid reviews that aren't based on nostalgia for a brand.

So, so logical!  :D

I thought the video had wonderful points though about the handles and the chute/cover and the shape of the bowl.

yes, the test kitchen video was very helpful for pointing out the various design flaws and other little things to look out for.  And, it definitely ruled out that Cuisineart I was looking at! 
 
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Re: Stand mixer
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2020, 02:09:37 PM »
(sad trombone noises):

I might have been wrong. Just stay away from the ole' KA.

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/15101/kitchenaid-pro-all-steel-gears

http://www.chadwrites.com/kitchenaid-just-doesnt-give-a-damn/  (pre-metal gears upgrade as noted here: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2FDDNXEN48LF1)

More if you google.

I'd look into other brands, and moreover mixers which are made with your intended usage in mind and have solid reviews that aren't based on nostalgia for a brand.

Thank you.  I'll take a look at these links sometime this week.  I am definitely going to look for an industrial one.  Brand name is not the main driving factor, but I'm not opposed to getting KA if that one really is worth it.  My husband suggested the industrial route, too; as well as metal gears and low RPM, in addition to a high wattage motor.  If money grew on trees, I'd drop the cash on a Hobart, like Frank talked about.  Those are nice!  But, it's beyond my budget.  By the way....Frank, are you part of the Greg/Clau Clau cohort, as well?

I did do a quick search on craigslist for used ones, like coffeeandcig recommended further up thread, but it looks like most of the ones people are getting rid of, because they don't use them, are the "show piece" ones; not the "work horse" ones.  I did see a really nice 20 qt. one, but that's a bit overkill for what I want  ;D.
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Re: Stand mixer
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2020, 03:16:05 PM »
I did see a really nice 20 qt. one, but that's a bit overkill for what I want  ;D.

Sounds good for the church hall. :)
 
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