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berryblondeboys

Wanted a Hobart N-50 mixer

I have a DLX mixer, but while I love it in so many ways, I hate it in others just as much. I think I want to try a Hobart n-50. I think I would like a planetary mixer better. Anyone have one for sale or know where I can get one used?

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Eidetix

I just did some rooting around on craigslist and found an N-50 in Aurora, Colorado.


The ad was posted Wednesday. The mixer is listed for $475, including bowl, hook, whisk and beater. These things are around $2K new, so that's a score.


The trick will be arranging shipping. This bad boy weighs 45 lbs., and the seller may not want to be bothered.


Anyway, here's the craigslist link:


http://denver.craigslist.org/app/1992996173.html


And here's a link for the N-50 spec sheet from Hobart:


http://www.hobartcorp.com/products/food-prep/mixers/n50-5-quart-mixer/


 

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berryblondeboys

That is so sweet of you to find that. HOWEVER, i don't know anyone there and I doubt they would want to pack and ship.... I can ask, but... I'm in Maryland, between Baltimore and DC.

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berryblondeboys

I just emailed... wondering if anyone here snapped it up first! LOL

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berryblondeboys

ACK!!!!!!! I have a friend in Colorado and looked - they live in the same vicinity (burbs of Denver). And that friend of mine is a baker (cakes/cookies). Maybe she'll be willing to ship for me?


 


If this works out - I might have to give you a big cyber kiss and hug!

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rayel

Just wondered is the N50 a 110V or 220V motor. I might have been looking at a larger unit, but that one had a 220V cord and plug.


Ray

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Eidetix

Specs as follows, from PDF at Hobart Web site:


ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 100-120/60/1 U L Listed for residential and commercial use. Also available in 100/50/1, 230/50/1, 220/60/1 and 230/60/1 - not submitted for U L Listing.


WEIGHT: 44 1⁄  lbs. net; 55 lbs. domestic shipping.


WARRANTY: Unit has full one-year warranty on parts and labor against manufacturer’s defects. Carry-in warranty to local authorized Hobart service office.


 

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berryblondeboys

Seller still has the mixer, but wants to sell it locally so the buyer can check it out. Now I'm waiting to hear if my friend in the area can do it for me. Problem is, she's more like an aquaintance and she has three young kids - kind of asking a lot, but well, if I don't ask, I can't know, right?


 

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Eidetix

Please post the results of your efforts. I'm curious to hear how this turns out.


Good luck!

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Eidetix

I've been doing more digging on craigslist (I seem to enjoy legwork related to breadmaking more than breadmaking itself).


There is an item that seems to fit the bill in Covington, Va., about 200 miles from the Baltimore-DC area.


The craigslist ad is a bit vague, but the price is right: $400, and I'd guess they'd take less.


The ad was posted Thursday night (Oct. 7).


Here's the link:


http://roanoke.craigslist.org/app/1994807129.html


Good luck!

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berryblondeboys

You are very good! I'll ask for photos. I wonder if this is the same one that was listed in a listing in Pennsylvania recently - it was a school mixer N-50.


 


BTW, my friend is will to send me the mixer, but can't get to it until next week. However, the seller is VERY slow to respond and hasn't responded to me yet today to see if she's willing to do that.

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dscheidt

If I were selling something on craigslist, and got a message that a long distance buyer wanted to send someone local to look at something, I'd not even bother to respond.  You'll find that's very common.  There are enough local flakes, why deal with one far away, who's probably a scammer anyway is the attitude of most people.  It's entirely warranted, even if it's annoying for a legitimate buyer.  Get your friend to deal with the seller, and not mention your existence.

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drmike

I have a Hobart N-50 for sale on EBay.  It's in really excellent condition and runs quietly on all 3 speeds.  Check out the listings on EBay.  This is a commercial machine that can mix any dough with ease.  It's a 5 quart mixer, weighs about 45lbs. and sells for over $2000 new.

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berryblondeboys

Well, the one in colorado sold. Drats. The other one looks to be in a pretty sorry state and is still a 6 hour drive for me to get to it!

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berryblondeboys

And the other three places seem a dead end - no responses. Grrrr. I see several on ebay (one being the one just returned by someone on TFL), but I'm wondering if maybe I should go with a brand other than hobart - like Globe or Thunderbird, or ?


And if I'm used to the 8 quart DLX, will I find the 5 quart so small? But then, do I ever want to move a 8-10 quart commercial mixer that weigh 5 bazillion pounds?


And can #10 attachment hubs be interchangeable for different brands? Too many questions!


 


 

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bakerjane

Have you found a Hobart n50 mixer? If not, I have a suggestion for you:


Before Christmas 2010, Rose's Restaurant Equipment (503-233-7450) had 10 refurbished ones for sale at $1095.--I think that is the amount. I was told that all of the attachements were available. They were not sure how to proceed with shipping charges. Don't have a clue if they are still available. (My eyes almost fell out of my head when I saw so many of them....would love to have one but I have a DLX that does pretty well, tho last week I made some very salty bread as salt was not well mixed after autolyse.)  Don't know if they are still there. I did suggest they contact FloydM to investigate the possibilty of selling them on this site...as Rose's and FredM are all Oregonians.


Rose's also has a website which you can google. Good luck....maybe this will help your search.


bakerjane  (Jan)


 

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mkrzyski

I don't know if you're still looking, but I have a Hobart N-50 mixer for sale for $900. It's been refurbished by my husband, who is a Hobart Service Tech. It's in great working order and we've only used it once or twice. It has whisk and dough hook attachments. I am in Texas but willing to work out shipping with you if you cover shipping costs. If you give me your e-mail or something, I can send you pics.

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franco

HI,


If you still have that N50 for sale, I might be interested.  My email address is: p38@fcs.net

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ggage

I also am looking for a good n-50 and the other fellow doesn't want it so let me know if it is still for sale Gord

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mkrzyski

At the present time, it's still available. If you want more info, e-mail me at mkrzyski@yahoo.com or you can reach us at 903-602-9213

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drmike

I have a Hobart N-50 listed on EBay.  The BuyItNow price is $975 but I will accept $900.  It works perfectly on all 3 speeds and runs quietly.  Some of these machines are very noisy.  Included is S.S. bowl, dough hook and whisk.

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hoopje777

 I just want to know about the pro vs cons of DXL mixer??


thank guys

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gary.turner

You're changing the subject. It would be better for you to start your own thread. Have you searched the site to see if your question had already been discussed? I did, and the search (terms=dlx pros and cons; corrected for typo, dlx vs dxl, otherwise exactly your words) returned several relavent topics.


cheers,


gary

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hoopje777

I am new at this blogging  do better next time, no more piggy back


Thank for the info

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berryblondeboys

Thanks everyone for more info. I've decided to stick with the DLX2000. It does everything I need, weighs a ton less and has a larger capacity. I 'think' the hobart would probably need less babysitting, but that's a pretty high price difference to justify a bit of babysitting.


 


Plus, now that I've learned I have some blood sugar issues, I've dropped all simple carbs (including all bread). I still make it for my family, but I'm making much less of it now that I'm not eating it.

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franco

Rose's Equipment does indeed have Hobart N50's.  If you call, ask for Burt.  503-233-7450