While these mixers have a larger up-front cost, they are definitely worth it. My mother has had hers for about 20 years and it works just as well as my newer one. I love that the colors can be found to coordinate your kitchen. For us, red was perfect. The attachments are so much fun. My family has been trying to eat food that we actually make. It's SO much fun to be able to make your own pasta or ice cream. Definitely worth the time for us.
Two years ago I purchased Kitchen Aid Heavy Duty Mixer and I was so excited it happend to be on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond and I had an additional twenty percent coupon, so the sale came to about twohundredsixty dollars plus tax. My husband thought this was a good buy. The reason I needed a heavy duty mixer was because I bake a lot of artisan bread (rye bread, primarily) and it takes a strong motor to take care of kneading the bread dough correctly and enough, so I do not have to do a lot of kneading by hand after the machine did it's part. I noticed shortly after using the kitchen aid mixer that the motor started heating up quickly after about only 9 minutes of kneading on the setting of two. Every Kitchen Aid Mixer owner knows that kneading bread dough, is to never go beyond the setting of two. To my dismay my warranty had just expired. So I called a authorized repair man and explained the situation and he told me that from his experience Kitchen Aid is using inferior motors now compared to what quality motors they used in the past. So, last week I picked up my machine and asked what exactly happened and I was told that Kitchen Aid used plastic housing for the gears (I had two broken gears) and the plastic housing was also broken and they replaced it with a metal housing. Also, I was told that they get Kitchen Aid mixers in to fix all the time. Kitchen Aid has let me down at an additional cost of $130.00.
I've always wanted this mixer and my husband surprised me with with for Christmas and I'm elated he did, I love it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Have wanted a KitchenAid Mixer forever, my 2 sons purchased me one for Christmas! It is wonderful, so much you can use it for and makes baking so easy ! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This was a gift. I have only used my mixer once. I have not used the other attachments. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Love this high quality mixer, it gets the job done every time! The best mixer I have ever used! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]