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Kenmore Elite 216901-R 5-Quart 400W Stand Mixer - Red

Item# 00889208000P | Model# 216901-R | Added on October 21, 2010 | Seller: Sears.com
Kenmore Elite 216901-R 5-Quart 400W Stand Mixer - Red
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Get More Cooking & Baking Done without Tedious Stirring Whether you're whipping up cookies, appetizers or sauce, this Kenmore Elite 5 qt red stand mixer is the secret to leave everyone wondering just how you do it. This mixer combines unique rotating motions, a versatile selection of tools and a unique lighted view, resulting in tasty creations. A 400W electric motor is powerful enough to handle a variety of foods, from thick multigrain dough to decadent frosting.
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By mscartee
December 20th, 2009
Great KitchenAid Alternative, Buy it if you make bread!!!

I have bought both a kitchenaid artisan stand mixer and this mixer and tried them side by side.

 

The recipe I made was a simple pizza dough with a maximum of 3 cups of flour and yeast and water (won't disclose whole recipe :-))

 

                                           Kenmore Elite                                                      Kitchenaid

Noise           Louder, but consistent sound (no grinding noise)           Less Loud, but ginding noises can be heard on first use

Speed                                   Same                                                                   Same

Power                                400watts                                                             325 watts

Warranty                         5 year replacement included                          1 year replacement included

Price                                      179                                                                        299

Dough Mixing Hook                 Actually kneads dough                                     Moves it around the bowl

Mixing Light                       YES                                                                            NO

Number of Mixing Bowls                2 (5Qt, and 3Qt)                                            5 Qt

Attachments                       All KitchenAid Attachments                                 All KitchenAid Attachments

Standard Use: If you use this mixer for just cake baking and cupcakes and whipcream creation then you need to probably get the kitchenaid if you want a wide range of colors. But if you want to make pizza dough or wheat breads or other things on a daily or even weekly basis you need to get this mixer because both will probably strip their gears out  over the next five years but only one has a five year warranty and local replacement. So make the smart decision like I did, a mixer is going to be loud no matter what but if you want bread for home then you need to buy this kenmore Elite Stand Mixer

 

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By BeckiK
November 8th, 2013
Faulty mixer was fire hazard; not backed by Sears

We bought this mixer 3 years ago, when the red became available, after comparing it to the Kitchen Aid--it seemed to be a good value, and used all the Kitchen Aid attachments. We have used it less than 25 times. One night it turned on by itself-all the controls were off! We unplugged it, and a few days later we tried it in another outlet-the machine started turning when the controls were off, and the arm was raised! Then, although the light was on, the controls no longer worked. I emailed Sears, but never got a response, so I took it to the store and was told the warranty was only 1 year, and I should've bought the extended plan for 3 years. Now it's worthless, and I will never throw away my money on a Kenmore product again if this is the way they treat their customers. We currently have a complete Kenmore Elite kitchen, but when the time comes we will replace the appliances elsewhere.

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CHRISTINE MILLER
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cashforflo
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I"ve always bought Kenmores and have been happy with them and their service but no so with this one.

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I received this as a Christmas present and after 6 months I went to use it and the whole head assembly broke off. I took it in to my local sears store and they told me that it was definitely a manufacture defect but they couldn't replace it because they were in liquidation. They gave me the number to customer support and kenmore but I have had no luck with kenmore service in getting it replaced. The person that gave this to me has since passed away so I have no receipt to show it when it was purchased.

29 days ago
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Deonn DeFord
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June 23rd
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very good mixer

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I have a Kitchenaid so when I saw this on sale in the store I purchased it for my daughter as the accessories were identical and it had a five year warranty. I ended up keeping it and giving the kitchenaid away. I love the tilt head, the two heavy stainless steel bowls, and the dial for very precise control. It never lugs down, never splatters when starting, has a light over the bowl and the bowls stay firmly in place. there are really no cons except it leaves a small amount of batter in the bottom of the bowl but I like the beater not scraping the very bottom and maybe getting metal in the batter as it wears down. Have not missed my more expensive bulky mixer at all!

April 11th via sears.com
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