Quality of the newer Ankarsrum mixers?
Does anyone have feedback on the current quality of the newer Ankarsrum mixers? They've gone through a few label changes and it seems the Ankarsrum label is the U.S. distribution tag. (Please, please correct me if I have any of this wrong.)
Anyway, my experience with the KA mixers is that new produced models for the U.S. market just don't hold up as well as older models. I'm on my 3rd. (A few years ago, I had a KA mixer literally blow apart while using an attachment. A few days on the phone with KA - they were wonderful - I learned a few things: During the course of one phone call, I learned that the older KA's were sturdier in that their internal parts were metal. The newer mixers' internal parts are more plastic and nylon. Gives a quieter experience and cheapear to build, but those parts in my opinion don't hold up as well under long-term use. )
I'm looking for insight into how the Ankarsrum label compares to earlier Electrolux/DLX/Assistent labels of the same design?
Thanks! (This is going to be xmas gift from DH to me this year. So happy:)