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Kitchenaid Model G Commercial Mixer.

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Camarie

Kitchenaid Model G Commercial Mixer.

 

This is one of many models that were made & sold strictly by the Hobart Corporation. The popularity of this mixer became so overwhelming that Hobart had decided to change the name of the mixer to the N-50 with a few modifications & appearance changes!! Back then, it soon became a household name. Literally!! It got it's name by a consumer saying the phrase; 'I don't care what you call it. Whatever. it is probably the best kitchen aid that I've ever seen!!' 

The Kitchenaid name went on in different household models after the antique ones & in the shape that it is today. Hobart had later sold the division in the mid '80s to the Whirlpool Corporation. & that is when Whilpool decided to cheapen the quality of the mixers, which had lead to so many complaints & bad reviews on the machines.

So when I found out about this model, I thought to myself that; Nothing can beat any new KA mixer better than one of the old ones!! It still works very nicely. even today. It feels almost as heavy as a baby elephant!! But that is the quality and materials used to make it back in the early to mid '30s, '40s  possibly into the '50s, right into the time when the N-50 started being made.

Built to last!! The old saying. we still make them like we used to, doesn't hold true any more! Whilpool just can't lay any claims that it made THIS machine! It didn't. Most anything mechanical or in appearance that you buy for the N-50, it can be used for the Model G. Most consumers today are buying either the used N-50 or the used Model G to save money over a new N-50!! They really stand the test of time, even though they are used & might look shabby in appearance. They clean them up. fix them up if need be & repaint them to make them look brand spanking new!! I'm so glad that I bought one!!

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Camarie

I want to get this vintage Kitchenaid  mixer  repaint it to make it look great again!! again!!

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David R

You have a lot of mixers! Do you end up (a) selling all but one or two, (b) using all of them in succession, or (c) using just one or two and just looking at the rest?

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Camarie

8, to be exact!

I use a different one each time that I bake. The lightest one, the Artiste, is used for kneading. The Globe is used for mixing batter The Cuisinart is used for whipping cream or meringue. The KWS, I may sell. The repainted kitchenaid will mainly be for display. The Electrolux Assistant is stored in the pantry. The Kitchenaid G will be for display also, since it will also get a repaint job in gray, after I clean it.

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Camarie

Bought the spray paint and other stuff from the hardware store down the street, to start working on the KA Model G commercial mixer. It will be repainted in gray.

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Camarie

I have a vintage Kitchenaid decal to put on the Model G when the repainting is dry!! Like the one that you see in the pic above!! I'm gonna repaint it in that exact same color!!

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I've managed to get all of the beaters for the Model G from Ebay. Won the bid for the flat beater yesterday, bought the whip & grinder, which came the other day. Ordered the spiral Dough hook & 5-t bowl. They on they way here as we speak!!

All that's left is to mask it with tape, sand it & paint it grey to make it look showroom new!! Like the mixer pictured above!!

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flormont

What about a pastry knife ?

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Camarie

Don't know if one is made for the machine yet.

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flormont

Yes it exists one, but no more longer manufactured since many years ago. It's a real shame for a such tool which perfectly handles all shortcrust pastries :/

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Camarie
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Just went to Ebay to see if I might find it there, but no such luck. None for that size mixer.