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Hobart N50 Plus a Bunch of Attachments -What's it Worth?

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Hobart N50 Plus a Bunch of Attachments -What's it Worth?

Hi y'all, 

New baker here. Looking for a mixer and don't mind restoring an older one, as I've done all sorts of other restorations. Read about the Hobart N50 here. Recently came across one. Hoping to use it occasionally for dough (I know the limitations on these mixers), but more for general baking and such.


Wondering the following:

1. What would you all pay for it?  I know these mixers are expensive online, however I think locally they can be bought for less, especially older models, and those needing restorations. I'm factoring in restoration, etc. I think they're asking something like 400, which isn't too unreasonable for these and with the attachments, though I would like to get it for quite a bit less.

2. Any insight on the attachments and if they're worth keeping? (I have limited space in the current kitchen, and tend to move often and could get by without "extras," though I would totally keep the ice cream maker if all the parts are there.)

3. Would it be wise to upgrade to a stainless steel bowl? (I know there are several 5 quart used bowls on ebay, so it's the same price or less than having the bowls retinned)

4. For those of you that have powder coated these mixer, or had auto shops paint them, how much did it cost?

5. What should I check on the mixer when looking at it in person? 

6. Anyone know what the attachment with the two white knobs is?


I included pictures below. The first 4 pictures are what's included in the sale. The others are just to show comparison of parts and attachments. Looks like it comes with:

-2 Tin Lined Bowls (They both looks like they need re-tinning. Last time I checked that costs $50 a bowl)

-Pouring Spout

-Whip, Beater, Pastry Cutter

-An older style Pelican Head Chopper (This would be nice, though it doesn't have the double ports like the newer ones have (included picture below for reference), and it only has the grater attachment) (This could be potentially resold. It is tempting to keep as I have used them in restaurants, but would take up quite a bit of storage space, and likely not too useful cooking for 1-2 people.)

-A sieve or colander bowl (I've seen the sieve attachment (included picture below for reference), but maybe it's missing?) (Not sure what else this is good for)

-An attachment with two white knubs. (Not sure what this is for maybe it goes with the sieve? (Any insight here would be great)

-Apparently it comes with an ice cream maker. Looks like the vintage ones made by White Mountain. However sadly, it looks like all the pieces are not there, and that it is not the one for the actual Hobart/KitchenAid Mixer, instead it looks like it's just pieces from a White Mountain hand crank model. I included pictures of the KitchenAid ice cream maker, and the white mountain hand crank one for reference.

Thank you all!

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The pictures below are for reference. These items are not included. Looks like there isn't an ice cream maker attachment included. Just looks like parts of an old hand crank model thrown in, and missing parts. The colander and sieve is for reference to the ones I've seen. Maybe what is included is used for something else?


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look to me like they are used with the sieve bowl, but the sieve is cracked in the middle and should either fit over one of the bowls or have a shallower bowl of it's own which might be missing.  On second thought, It does look as if the sieve is a separate plate at least half way inside its pot and possibly upside down. The complete sieve box set may be a repacement ordered for the older cracked sieve. ??? Check on it to see if it actually fits the machine.   I wonder if the cracked sieve was damaged when a mixing attachment was used instead of the roller attatchment.  

Does the ice cream device have a wooden bucket or fit snugly into one of the mixer bowls? Obviously designed for use with the mixer with detachable cap and crank included for hand cranking.  If there was a wood bucket, most likely worn out or used elseware. There would be a hole corresponding to the overflow pipe in the inner bucket. Would there be a attatchment to keep the scraping blade centered or is there plenty of room for the blade to girate inside the icecream canister? Or is it attatched to the front head of the mixer?