My KA caught fire
I am flipping out! I knew I shouldn't have purchased another Kitchenaid the newer models have such lousy motors! But because I can not pay over a grand for the Hobart I wanted ...I settled for a KA and lit caught fire on Sunday after just a year of use! I use it daily but to be honest it is not " heavy" use, because I am a sourdough baker nothing I do requires a lot of mixing...and all I use it for is bread!
Doing the warrantee dance now and of course can not find the receipt.
hoping to get some resolve, repair is out of the question I imagine.
All I can say is the KA mixer of today sure isn't your grandma's version!
Disappointed and frustrated because when I bought it I knew better.
I am posting for two reasons...sympathy/empathy from kindreds who know how I feel
And to warn you! While I know folks still seem to love a KA, be aware the motors truly suck
You have this great big impressive looking mixer with a lame motor!
need to sell off some crap bite the bullet and buy my very LAST mixer
I am so upset, filled out the online form and am waiting to hear back. But the fire is scary! I had it set up right near a curtain and can only imagine if it caught fire!
It is my 3 rd KA mixer the first one the kid took when he moved out, that had the original motor and STILL works well ( he will not give it back!) number two walked off the counter one too many times and still works but we have had it repaired too many times and the noise and wobble were so bad I gave it to the other kid who only makes mashed potatoes in it.
So currently I have no mixer and can certainly manage but am feeling very grumpy about this so thanks for letting me vent