KitchenAid Stand Mixer Dilemma

Which Would You Recommend

  • Kitchen Aid Artisan Series

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  • Kitchen Aid Classic

    Votes: 2 50.0%

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But not everyone can afford a spiral mixer. They are ridiculously expensive anyway! Don't they run on 220 voltage? If you live in an apt, that would probably be hard to do. Commercial mixers also, don't allow you to make too much dough! The lower-priced ones. Only 4 to 5lbs at a time. I have 2 Globe mixers & they both allow me to make 4 to 5lbs of dough. I don't care because that is all that I would need anyway. I bought them mainly because I wanted powerful & robust mixers:)
 
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But not everyone can afford a spiral mixer. They are ridiculously expensive anyway! Don't they run on 220 voltage? If you live in an apt, that would probably be hard to do. Commercial mixers also, don't allow you to make too much dough! The lower-priced ones. Only 4 to 5lbs at a time. I have 2 Globe mixers & they both allow me to make 4 to 5lbs of dough. I don't care because that is all that I would need anyway. I bought them mainly because I wanted powerful & robust mixers:)

The European market has both planetary and spiral mixers for home bakers. It’s just the crappy American market that only makes them for commercial use.

Fortunately there’s a couple of retailers that sells European home spiral mixers here.

Brands listed by most affordable to most expensive:



NutriMill Artiste (parent company owns Bosch mixer, so Bosch attachments fit this mixer as well)

WonderMix

Bosch Universal

Ankarsrum

Häussler Alpha

Famag Grilletta


https://pleasanthillgrain.com/resources/dough-mixer-comparison-buying-guide
 
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Nutrimill Artiste, I have Electrolux DLX2000 An older version of the Ank, I have. Wondermix uses a cheap plastic post to drive the beaters. Keeps on breaking. I don't want that!
 
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Nutrimill Artiste, I have Electrolux DLX2000 An older version of the Ank, I have. Wondermix uses a cheap plastic post to drive the beaters. Keeps on breaking. I don't want that!
Now see that’s a totally legit complaint about the Nutrimill!!!

And that was my point about KA. People complain about KA for stripped gears. But if you look at the actual use behind the complaints, you see they’ve used the wrong mixer for the job. It’s like a mallet and a claw are both hammers. And yes you can drive a nail with a mallet. But then complain the mallet is worthless because the head of the rubber mallet shreds apart from the beating it takes from pounding nails.
 
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The Nutrimill Artiste uses A Stainless steel drive post that fits through the bowl that you fasten under the bowl. It is removed before cleaning the bowl so that it doesn't get wet from the water.

It can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, but for the most part, it can't be submerged in the water. The Bosch Universal has one also.
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View attachment 2877View attachment 2878Do you know the name of that tool to remove the gear ?

A friend of mine is an extraordinary mechanic that Can fix and fabricate any kind of equipment I have no idea what the heck that tool is but I sent the photo to him and he answered immediately. He said

“it's an external snap ring plier. 90 degree type.“

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I asked how to pick the right size plier. He said you look at the specification and it will tell you the size range.



He said a plie with this range of specifications should work (click on “Product Overview” to see the specifications)



https://www.homedepot.com/p/KNIPEX-...External-Snap-Ring-Pliers-46-21-A21/205944349
 
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there’s a lot of third-party retailers that are selling stuff on Amazon. And a lot of brand name stuff you buy on Amazon is mostly counterfeit. Their counterfeit problem is so bad that Amazon finally had to inform their investors that they could not control the counterfeit problem. And in fact their counterfeit problem is so bad that Amazon now is getting out of the business of being a retailer because they’re being stuck with the cost of replacing the counterfeit items. Amazon used to buy directly from manufacturers and then resell. Last year they just abruptly stopped buying from thousands of companies. And told them that if they wanted to continue to do business on Amazon that they would have to sell directly to the customers.

if you look at the price of goods on Amazon and then you go to the retailer’s site you’ll see the goods on Amazon are always cheaper. And the reason being is the goods on Amazon or counterfeit. it’s gotten so bad that a lot of manufacturers like ThermoWorks The manufactures of high in thermometers will not honor a warranty on any thermometer that is purchased on Amazon.

KitchenAid does not re-package and sell returned mixers is new. KitchenAid has refurbished mixers on their own website. if a retailer has their own site there is no reason to go to Amazon and get ripped off with a counterfeit. If the retailer has an Amazon store, then they will link it on their site so Amazon prime members can take advantage of prime benefits.

I own two KitchenAid mixers. One is 20 yrs old. I haven’t had a problem with either mixer. And I guarantee I bake way more than the average person. The issue people have with mixers is they buy the wrong mixer for the job. Planetary countertop mixers are not designed for mixing heavy doughs. The dough is not even kneaded. The dough ends up wrapped around the dough hook because the bowl is stationary. It just gets dragged against the bowl. It never gets kneaded at all. That dragging just creates heat in the dough, which takes the dough beyond DDT. All the ruining the gear as it requires a lot of torque in the to drag that the dough hook and ball of dough around the bowl.

If people want to mix a lot of bread and pizza dough they should buy a spiral mixer. Spiral mixers actually move the dough ball as the bowl and the mixer both rotate. This action produces less friction, which creates less heat. And the mixer doesn’t take a beating. It’s not that kitchenaid is a junky mixer, it people are buying the wrong mixer for the wrong job.
I couldn't agree more, I used a k5a kitchenaid for decades without a problem, we hammered on it commercially, not doughs mind you.
 
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I received today my KitchenAid Artisan mixer. I wanted to ask: Is it normal when you lift the upper part body that in the Joint is some kind of grease/oitnment? I am rather suspicious as this product claims to be bran new.
 
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Are you speaking of the motor head? I have to see a pic to know what part you are talking about.:confused:
 
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I received today my KitchenAid Artisan mixer. I wanted to ask: Is it normal when you lift the upper part body that in the Joint is some kind of grease/oitnment? I am rather suspicious as this product claims to be bran new.
This is why I stopped buying KA mixers. The broken ones are sent back to the factory, & are rebuilt or remanufactured, then they are resold as so-called new again!! You don't really know what you're getting!! Some have complained that there is dried batter on them, a few scrapes & leaking oil or grease!!:eek:
 
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I received today my KitchenAid Artisan mixer. I wanted to ask: Is it normal when you lift the upper part body that in the Joint is some kind of grease/oitnment? I am rather suspicious as this product claims to be bran new.
on the pivot ? yes thats edible lubrication. Its new, don't worry.
Get baking. ! Time is money !
 

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