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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 10:29 AM
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Is this worth buying?
Edited on Sun Mar-01-09 10:39 AM by auntAgonist
I can't afford an Artisan or the bigger mixers. I'd love to work towards getting one at some point though.
I found this on Craigslist.



thoughts anyone?

KitchenAid 5-qt Ultra Power Stand Mixer/$75.00
It is in excellent condition in an off-white color.
This is Americas best-selling mixer! This mid-range model was rarely used and well cared for and is in pristine shape. This is a great choice for a high quality, everyday all around mixer.
Tilt-up head offers easy access to the bowl and beaters.
Unique extended-reach mixing action adds versatility.
Includes: 5-qt. stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handle, metal wire whip, nylon-coated flat beater, nylon-coated dough hook.
Details:

Accepts additional attachments
Dishwasher safe bowl and beaters
10 speeds
300-watt motor

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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 10:41 AM
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1. That's a good price for a used Kitchenaid.
Edited on Sun Mar-01-09 10:41 AM by Shakespeare
And I believe that's the same size as (and may even be) the Artisan model. I have the slightly smaller 4.5 quart Classic, and it handles everything I throw at it just fine.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 10:59 AM
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2. That is an **excellent** deal.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 11:00 AM
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3. As long as the motor still works these things are tanks.
Seems like a good price to me.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 11:29 AM
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4. That's a Great Price
Go visit the seller, turn it on and let the engine run for a few minutes. If there are no odd smells or smoke, go for it.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 11:51 AM
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5. $75!!!! Go for it! That's a teriffic price
Very good deal!

Have fun with it...
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 11:58 AM
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6. You guys are awesome!!
Thanks for all the speedy replies. I researched this model and yes this is an excellent price.

I'm talking with the seller and I will probably pick it up tomorrow.

I'm so excited :)

thanks again.

kesha.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 12:55 PM
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7. Grab it if it's not already gone
It's a good mixer and a great price.

My own is the bottom of the line tilt head, in heavy use for 14 years without a single complaint.

A KitchenAid is one of those things you never knew you needed until you got it.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 01:00 PM
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8. I feel like a kid at christmastime !
I'm picking it up tomorrow. I am just thrilled. I've used a betty crocker 3 speed hand mixer for about 9 years now and I just know it's going to croak :rofl:

I have been searching craigslist and ebay for a long time.

I can't wait to try it out :)

thanks !

kesha
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 03:21 PM
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11. Congrats on such a good find!
It's a work horse!
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katusha Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 05:27 PM
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14. you will get DECADES of enjoyment
and at such a low price i am a little jealous :-)
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 05:39 PM
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17. I like your avatar!
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 01:24 PM
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9. .....










I'm just sayin' ....... those things are all available .......


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katusha Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 05:25 PM
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13. please understand that i am not doing this to feed your addiction
but i am rather proud of this rare pelican head attachment for my kitchen-aid.





it came with 3 disks, grater, shredder, and adjustable S-blade.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 05:37 PM
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16. Really nice attachment!
And, ahem...I still haven't seen a post for those rolls. Just sayin.
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katusha Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 06:21 PM
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19. mea culpa
i've been making family dinner with my mom. chile rellanos, beans, homemade trotillas. but i will get to the rolls soon, i promise!
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 07:22 PM
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20. Forgiven!
You get a pass since you're a n00b! :hug:
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 09:52 PM
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21. The last image is the most appropriate.
DH got me my KA a few years ago as a surprise and went out to a local store and picked up several attachments. He's an engineer and wanted to see "how they worked." Nice. Now I'm hooked and your post is certainly no help LOL. To put in in perspective, DH and I rarely eat ice cream, but I picked up the ice cream bowl anyway. Mostly because I have always wanted to try low-sugar ice creams (no artificial sweeteners, either). Most ice cream is too sweet for me, so I have a harebrained idea I can make a less sugary one.

Either way, those &^%$#$ attachments are so evil, yet so very enticing. :banghead:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 01:49 PM
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10. Go for it, girl!
I got mine off craigslist for $80 bucks and it's been great to have. I'd been using a hand mixer, too, and didn't think I wanted one but at this price, how can you not?

Great catch, babe! :hi:

(P.S. Just be thankful Stinky didn't post the one with racing stripes or flames or whatever! :rofl: )
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 04:23 PM
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12. Huh?










This is the first Kitchenaid ever made:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 05:35 PM
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15. LOL!
Now that first ever made is a real counter monster. Puts the newer ones into a bit of perspective.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 06:20 PM
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18. my kitchenaid is a 3C model....
....at least 60 years old. I got it at an estate sale. It runs like a top! That should be reassuring to potential owners of kitchenaid.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 03:49 AM
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22. For a KitchenAid? Forget it. No way.

Send me the link and I'll buy it myself to save someone else the loss. Because that's the kind of guy I am.

Seriously, if you can get a KA for $75 bucks, do it. Even if you didn't use it you could probably resell it easily for twice that amount.

I bought mine in - I don't know, 1994? - paid $159 for it. Maybe $179? Now they're probably $250.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 09:38 AM
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23. I arranged to buy it and pick it up on my way to work today but
got an email from the seller last night telling me she'd sold it to someone else.

That'll teach me to get excited about something :(

aA
kesha
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 02:19 PM
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27. that's a shame - keep looking
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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 09:40 AM
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24. Great price!
I use mine a LOT. Go for it.
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 12:11 PM
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25. That's a great price. nt
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-02-09 02:18 PM
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26. I love mine and I didn't pay $75.00 - it pays for itself the first time you use it...
...because it is stand alone - it frees your hands and your time - just put it on the speed you want and set your timer and go on with your life for a couple of minutes.

I couldn't imagine not having it.
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