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Used Magic Mill mixer - is this a good price?

Kgrrl's picture
Kgrrl

Used Magic Mill mixer - is this a good price?

Hi, I’m a newbie baker who wants to buy a stand mixer. I can buy a used Magic Mill mixer (I think now called Ankarsrum) that’s 6 years old for $375 so there’s no warranty. Does this seem like a reasonable price for a used Magic Mill mixer?  Thanks in advance for your help - I really appreciate all the great advice on this site. 

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DanAyo

That’s hard to say. Sight unseen. Too many variables. If it’s in mint shape, maybe. If not, ???

But that’s my personal opinion. Others may think differently. I can say that Ankarsrum is a beast. I used to use KitchenAid, but now Ank exclusively.

Dan

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barryvabeach

Kgrrl,  that is a little on the high end.  On ebay, you can normally find one around $250, plus or minus, complete.  Complete means the stainless steel main bowl, the roller, the scraper, a plastic bowl , an extension shaft, and whip beaters ( the last three are for whipping eggs or cream) .  There seems to be a price preference for the ones with the rounded front - the earlier models have a square front and they usually go for a lot less, in fact a number have sold around $100  https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magic-Mill-Kitchen-Machine-Mixer-DLX-9000-Sweden-Excellent-Working-Machine/183059805846?hash=item2a9f36f696:g:~bUAAOSwcN1aekea

.  There were some models sold without the plastic bowl, extension shaft and beaters,  they go for less than the models with the extra bowl and whips. You can buy the bowl package, with cookie whips and egg white whips from Pleasant Grain or other suppliers.

  In terms of a warranty, as Dan says, it is a beast, and while they can be broken, the prior owner would have to really work hard to damage it.  If you turn it on and it doesn't sound very loud, and the bowl spins, you probably would never need to contact customer service. 

Kgrrl's picture
Kgrrl

Thank you everyone. I didn’t realize older models are sometimes available on eBay for far less. I’ll keep looking or just splurge for a new one. 

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DanAyo

I called Ashley McCord @ Bread Beckers. They are the US distributors for Ankarsrum. I purchased my Ank as a demo from her. I called to make sure she wanted to have this info posted to the public. She gave me permission.

Here is the deal you are looking for. Most of theses units are new with no sign of use. Check out this link.

https://www.ankarsrumoriginalusa.com/blog/refurbished-returned-ankarsrum-mixer-order-form/

I plan to post a new topic on the forum later today. I wanted to wait in order to give you the first pick and the initial opportunity. You’ll be hard pressed to beat theses deals anywhere. I’d go with the 6220. The only difference between the 6620 and the 6630 (latest model) is the metal knobs and the warranty is 7 years instead of 5 years. They both have the same motors, just one has a longer warranty. If you want, give Ashley a call @ BreadBeckers.com .   She is a doll.

Danny

Kgrrl's picture
Kgrrl

I submitted a request for one of the 6220 machines. My significant other said I better make a lot of bread!

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DanAyo

The 6220 was my choice also. I thought the extra 2 yr of warranty meant little for a machine that has a reputation of not breaking.

I’m glad you got a great deal. I share in your excitement. If you are used to another type of mixer, get with us on the site. It works very different than most other mixers. It is extremely efficient and the same basic unit has been around since 1940. It is a proven work horse.

Danny