Kitchenaid restore questions
I recently got a Kitchenaid K5-A from my mom as a wedding/Christmas gift and I love it. I'm not sure what year it is, the speed knob moves smoothly, it hums along quietly, I've made two cookie doughs with it (I than ran out of flour) and it did a great job on both. The plug is kind of old, two prong round plug it looks like it might have been changed at some point or spliced but I can't really tell. It works fine but I worry about the lack or ground. So one of my questions is, for anyone who has done this sort of thing before, does the ground really help since it never had a ground to begin with? Also is it relatively easy to do? I have found a few videos but nothing that shows me right up close where all the wires go which for me is something I really need. Also I've been looking for a flour shield, I've read the new ones just sort of sit on the bowl and are no real help. My mom has an artisan from 2003 that has a two piece shield that snaps together and onto her bowl. I've seen some older ones that are metal I believe and others that are white plastic but I'm not sure which one of those would go with my bowl type. Is there any place that you can find these pretty steadily? Out of curiosity how many people have repainted theirs? I've got an idea I love for the paint and I've done a mock up on photoshop for how I want it to look. Thank you for any information anyone can give me.