China Mixers, Atosa, Kitma, Vevor, Avantco, Galaxy, etc.
I'm looking for a 10qt mixer and beating my head over trying to make an informed decision. I've scoured the web seeking more information on who makes what, where, and how, there's little information to help with this process. For example, HappyBuy and Vevor appear to be the same, Atosa and Kitma appear to be the same, Uniworld, General, and Primo all appear to have come off the same line. There are many others but you get my point so I'm hoping anybody with any information or first hand experience can post here to hopefully make life easier for others in the future.
To tell you my journey as somebody who only makes about 100 pounds of brownie batter a year (meal prep) I got a Kitchen Aid 600 Pro for $200, too small. After a year of hunting found a Hobart A200 20qt for $500 thinking it could replace my meat grinder and mixer, too big/horrible meat grinder. I then got a Hobart C100 ($400 with new bowl and paddle) which was a nice balance but it's older and I don't want to deal with servicing it. I settled on a new Atosa PPM-10 (got a Weston #32 for my grinder) for $825 because it was on a site that allows me to return it in person if I have an issue.
Not intending for that to distract from the thread and don't need advice as I'll update when it comes to let you know my thoughts. My goal was to give some back story with my journey and context for future comments.
I would really love to hear if any of you have an real like experience beyond the standard dislike of China mixers. Like actual facts as to value points, point of diminishing returns and so on as well as any details you know about specific makers, resellers, and rebranding.