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HOT DEAL: Cheap KitchenAid Stand Mixer

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Floydm

HOT DEAL: Cheap KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Check this out: A KitchenAid stand mixer that usually retails for $249 is on clearance at Amazon for $99.99. And, if I am reading this right, there is a 20 dollar rebate on purchases in the kitchen department over $99 there, so that makes this $79.99. Free shipping.

This isn't a huge standmixer, and I'm certain it isn't as nice as the that Electrolux DLX 2000 that qahtan has, but that price is hard to beat. All of the reviews on Amazon, save the one person who gave it one star because it was scratched already when they took it out of the box, are extremely positive. It sounds like this mixer is solid.

Combine that with the $75 of Amazon gift certificates I had sitting around, guess who just bought their first stand mixer for $4.99?
:-D

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scarlett75

Mike and I just bought one!! :)

Thanks for the tip.

LOL!! I don't think we got the $20 rebate, though. Ours went through at $99.

Still, a good deal. I've been hedging on paying $250 for one, because I just couldn't justify it. But, $99- heck...I can justify that in a heart-beat. :)

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Floydm

You probably did get the rebate. The site says:


Special Offer: Qualify for a $20 promotional certificate good toward a future Amazon.com purchase when you spend $99 or more in our Kitchen & Housewares or Bed & Bath Stores by July 31, 2005. (Applies only to products sold by Amazon.com. Does not apply to products sold on our site by third-party merchants or through third-party areas such as Amazon.com Marketplace, Auctions, or zShops.) We'll e-mail you the promotional certificate 6 to 8 weeks after July 31. See restrictions.

So it should come in the mail in September.
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qahtan

More than likely it's too late now, but I have just seen the posting of this.
Myself I wouldn't waste even $79, on the KA. I have one that my daughter gave me some years ago, she said the price was too good to refuse, to me it's weak.
My old Kenwood is far better but again I don't feel strong enough for some doughs. Good for cakes, great for sponge, not good for much pressure on the beater, like bread dough.
Now the DLX is a diferent story, it's strong it's powerful, it's beautiful, expencive yes, but it's the old story , you get what you pay for. I M H O. :-) qahtan

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Floydm

Shrug. Well, so far it has worked fine for me. I haven't tried putting more than 6 cups of flour in it (it claims to be able to handle up to 8) and I've only made moist doughs, but I have no complaints: it allowed me to bake two batches of bread this weekend when I otherwise would not have had time to hand knead it, so it seems worthwhile to me.

Floydm's picture
Floydm

I see the price is up to $125.99 now. The rebate has also risen, to $25, making it $95.99 total. Not as good a deal, but still decent.

scarlett75's picture
scarlett75

I've used mine twice now. :) It's worked superbly. I never realized how much time the mixer would save me (with mixing and kneeding). I love mine!

qahtan's picture
qahtan

That's good that you all like this machine, I found it doesn't have enough stamina for me, thats why I like the power and the looks of the DLX.

I made breads for the longest time in Cuisinart 7 pro, also does a good job.

qahtan

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christilyn

I've had a Kitchen Aid mixer for 3 years now--my mom bought it for me--but she bought me a mixer from the 475 watt professional series. It has a 5 quart capacity and great power--and I prefer the way the bowl loads and unloads from the artisan series that was on sale recently. However, it's pretty pricy--I believe it's around $300 now. For a $200 savings, I'd have bought the artisan that Floyd and Scarlett75 bought--can't beat that price. But if power is what you are after, check out the Kitchen Aid professional series--I did a comparison and it looks like it has a good bit more power than the DLX. Although I know little else about the DLX. :)

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qahtan

The DLX Assistant will mix 15 pound dough at one time, Ok so you don't want to mix 15 pound dough, but that is what it is capable of doing. It means for me that I can mix several loaves at one time instead of just a couple at a time.
It's worth checking out this machine.

Durability - Because of its superior motor design, the Electrolux Assistent

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christilyn

Interesting. Well, I can safely say that I've made 4 loaves at a time in my mixer and it's never walked across the counter. I can't imagine that I'd need anything more than that. But...well...to each his own, I guess.

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qahtan

That's exactly it, to each his own, it wouldn't do for us all to like the same thing.

;-)) qahtan

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christilyn

Does the DLX only work as a bread dough mixer? Or does it also whip and mix like the Kitchen Aid.

I inherited a Sunbeam mixer from my mom when she got her professional mixer 10 years ago. That thing was great--not sturdy enough for bread dough, but I sure whipped up a lot of frosting and cookie dough in that bad boy! It was 30 years old when I got it and it only died when I knocked it off of the counter a couple of years ago. If only everything were built to last like that thing was.

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qahtan

The DLX does more or less the same as a regular mixer.
it has a stainless steel bowl, with a a roller and scraper or you can use a dough hook.
The roller does a fabulous job of creaming things like butter and sugar.
It also comes with a plastic bowl that has a double whisk that will whip one to eighteen egg whites should the need arise, It also has all the other attachments that other mixers have, mill, etc.
Plus it is a machine built to last like they used to be, they are made in Sweden and have been available 50 years.
But I wouldn't make my sponge cakes in it, that I do in my Kenwood. wilson

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AnnB

Hi. I've had a 6 qt. pro Kitchen Aid for several years now. Most of the time it does what I need it to, although I often wish it could handle larger batches of dough. Up until now, it's been a minor inconvenience and I figured I'd just use this machine until it dies.

A couple of months ago, a friend tasted a loaf of bread that my ten year old daughter made. She liked it so much, she's been purchasing her bread from my daughter. Word has spread and the bread is very popular. My daughter baked 14 loaves yesterday. She can't keep her orders filled. So, we're looking for a new mixer. It sounds like the Electrolux is superior for bread.

But, I'm curious Wilson why you wouldn't make a sponge cake in it? I've narrowed our search to the Electrolux or the Delonghi/Kenwood 7qt. If you had to choose between one or the other, which would you pick?

Thank you,

Ann

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qahtan

If I had to choose between Kenwood and DLX Assistant, I don't really know which I would choose.
I like the Kenwood for things like Genoese sponge cake etc, but to tell the truth I have never even tried to make one in the DLX, as for bread dough, the Kenwwod is fine for small batches but the DLX can do large amounts and no problem, maybe I should try a Genoese in the DLX. Before I had the DLX I made bread/pastry etc with my Cuisinart, which I still use for pastry. I also have a KA, not keen on that one bit,,,,,,, I didn't buy it, it was a gift.
qahtan

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Thordawggy

I sure wish I had a Kitchen Aid. I wanted one with the higher watts for heavier mixing but couldn't afford it. I found a Wolfgang Puck mixer and bid on it at the Sam's Club auction site and got it for $150. It has 750 watts for heavy stuff, the standard 3 paddles, two metal bowls (one BIG one) and a blender that attaches to the top of the mixer. So far, so good. Will still look for a KA, especially and older one without plastic parts.
By the way, I am new here and love this site. I just started making real bread a few weeks ago.