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DLX/Electrolux Assistent cost and manufacturer website questions

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quantumburnz

DLX/Electrolux Assistent cost and manufacturer website questions

Hi everyone,


This forum has been very helpful seeing all the posts about the DLX vs Bosch.  I'm pretty made up on getting the DLX; however, I have a couple questions:


1. I can't find the manufacturer website for the DLX Assistent.  I can find the Electrolux site which has their stoves, vacuum cleaners, etc. on it, but I can't find a site with their mixers anywhere.  Does anyone know the what the manufacturer website is?


2. The cost of the DLX seems to be $599 for the matte white everywhere I look.  Is the price set?  Is there so little profit margin no one sells it for cheaper?  Has anyone ever seen these go on sale?  I see KA's on sale all the time but the DLX and Bosch obviously aren't as prevalent.  Is there any sense in waiting for a sale or will the price always be the same?


Thanks for the help/input!


Chris

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qahtan

 I bought my DLX here as they delivered free to Canada,,,, qahtan


 http://kodiakhealth.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/2009

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Russ

Not sure about sales or the manufacturer's site, but when I got mine I bought one that was returned to Pleasant Hill Grain. I think it was a little over $100 off the list price at the time. I suspect this is fairly common with the DLX because of the learning curve of using it vs a plantary mixer.


I do recommend Pleasnt Hill Grain as their customer service was great, but if you're looking for a discount it might be wortwhile to call around to the different distributors and see if any of them have any recent returns that they'd sell for a discount.


Russ


 

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quantumburnz

Thanks!


Too bad it shows the only reseller in the US is http://www.magicmillusa.com. :(


The more I think about it, the more I think the price is set, which means there's no point in trying to shop for a better price...

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belfiore

I have been researching this mixer as well and don't find much variation in price but I have consistently seen excellent reviews for Pleasant Hill Grain. The other thing I've noticed is that the DLX holds it's value. Even if you can find a used one the price is not so significantly lower that it's worth not getting the full waranty.


I've been reading up on the differences between Bosch & the DLX for months. I ruled out the KA almost immediately because there has been so much dissatisfaction expressed by bakers here and at other sites. The more I learn as I bake, the more I'm experimenting with stiffer doughs. This seems to be the major difference that separates the Bosch & DLX with the DLX having fewer problems with the heavy doughs that need longer mixing.


Ultimately you have to decide which features are most important to you and which mixer has them. I'm giving myself a DLX for Christmas!


Toni

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Eljay

I have also tried finding the Assistent (aka DLX) in Canada. The DLX is called by different names which makes it hard to find. Its no longer sold through Electrolux as the DLX,  but will soon be sold throughout Canada as the "Assistent".  It will be available at more locations in Canada by February 2011.

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smfan

Hi Eljay,


I am too looking for the Assistent in Toronto. Where did you get this info? Which store will carrry it? Thanks.

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Eljay

Hi,


The Assistent will be available at Kitchenzetc. in Saskatoon Sk. or also on a website that will be up by mid to late January.  It will be available at other locations across Canada over next few months. 

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Grampa Knuckles

Eljay I found the Assistent website. They now have a Distributor not just a store. You can by then there.  Its at www.jalyns.ca Time to shop for new attachments for mine.