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A hobart a200 mixer followed me home

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A hobart a200 mixer followed me home

I've taken in a stray.  I was more-or-less given a large hobart A200 20 qt mixer this afternoon... I found it for sale online, went to look at it and the guy just wanted it gone.  Apparently, he'd been trying to sell for 8 weeks and it needed to go before they move at the end of the month.  It is way too large for my needs--- I was secretly hoping it was a 5 or 10qt model when I saw it listed as "industrial mixer" and with a blurry thumbnail photo.  I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do with it now that I have it at home.  It is used, dusty from garage storage, the wisk is missing a few wires, and has been re-painted rather poorly. But mechanically, it works perfectly.  My current thoughts are that I could clean it up a bit and resell it or I could donate it to a local soup kitchen.  Any other ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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they go for anyware from 800 to 2000 on ebay most around the 1300.00 to 15oo.oo

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Wow... $800-2000???  I just searched craigslist and found a couple with asking prices of $950-1500.  It might be worth cleaning up a bit then.

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Here's a quick video of it with 1 kg flour of Leader's 70% hydration sourdough... too big for my k45 and really too small for this monster.  Nevertheless, it passed a windowpane test after 8 min so it seems to be kneading well.