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After breaking two 6qt Kitchenaid mixers, I moved on to a professional mixer about 8 months ago.
I searched for what seemed like an eternity for a quality-quantity mixer (good workmanship + good price). Hobart had the quality down pat, but their prices were beyond ridiculous (easily 4 to 5 times other manufactures).