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Kitchenaid Professional Stand Mixers

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Kitchenaid Professional Stand Mixers

So I've been looking to buy a stand mixer that isn't loud and isn't going to break down when I want to make bread.
I've done some research online and have narrowed down my choices to the Kitchenaid Professional 6500 and the Pro Line.
It looks like amazon third party sellers and cookstore.ca are my only Canadian options.
This website said that the Pro Line is cheaper than the 6500 but I've found the pro line at least $100 more. https://mixitbakeit.com/kitchenaid-6500-vs-600/
Is there anywhere else I can get one for cheaper?
Is there any chance that one of these stand mixers might go on sale for less than $600 before the rebate off ends?
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GeeCee wrote:
Dec 10th, 2017 2:55 am
There was this sale last year, so I wouldn't pay those kinds of prices: https://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazon- ... r-2060152/

Decent discussion and comparison in there as well.
It seems that model has been discontinued so I think that was the clearance price.
I did a little more digging and found that cookstore.ca has sketchy business practices so I am now left with amazon.ca third party sellers and kitchenaid.ca
I found this thread too: https://forums.redflagdeals.com/kitchen ... s-2122695/
3 months too late though. I don't have high hopes that the stand mixers I want are going on sale anytime soon. They don't seem very popular.
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Not all KitchenAid stand mixers are alike ... as you’ve no doubt discovered.

If you want to make big batches or dough, then the important things to look for are
Size of the Bowl
Wattage of the Motor
And what is called the FLOUR POWER

Can that motor handle that much flour mixing

The KitchenAid Website is a great place to start your research
But there are also Review Sites & Baking Blogs on the web that talk about their Mixers
(Google the model name... and also... the model name and the word Blog)

Like this
https://mixitbakeit.com/kitchenaid-6500-vs-600/
https://mixitbakeit.com/compare-kitchen ... nd-mixers/
Or this
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/36121/ ... xer-anyone (Good post / comment here by Gondo)


In Canada the most common retailers to carry a good lot of the line is Cdn Tire & The Bay

But Kitchen Stores... and Kitchen Supply Stores that the Pros Use, also great sources be they in your area or elsewhere in Canada

Like
Williams Sonoma (Vancouver - Edmonton - Calgary - Toronto)
http://www.williams-sonoma.ca/mixers-attachments-ws-ca
Or, CA Paradis / Chefs Paradise (Ottawa)
https://www.chefsparadise.ca/search/KitchenAid/0/10/1

Cost wise, timimg can be everything... KitchenAid runs a Rebate at least once a year (sometimes 2x Spring & Fall)
Cause of the Rebate, a lot of Retailers also feature their stock at that time with sales... while pricing is very competive

Personally, we have a Pro 600... we love it.
It does everything we wanted (dreamed of) and more
But then we are far from huge bakers or Pros
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FWIW, the 590 watt non-pro mixer at Costco is $80 off this week(?) at $299.
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rtmrrtmr wrote:
Dec 10th, 2017 2:46 am
So I've been looking to buy a stand mixer that isn't loud and isn't going to break down when I want to make bread.
I've done some research online and have narrowed down my choices to the Kitchenaid Professional 6500 and the Pro Line.
It looks like amazon third party sellers and cookstore.ca are my only Canadian options.
This website said that the Pro Line is cheaper than the 6500 but I've found the pro line at least $100 more. https://mixitbakeit.com/kitchenaid-6500-vs-600/
Is there anywhere else I can get one for cheaper?
Is there any chance that one of these stand mixers might go on sale for less than $600 before the rebate off ends?
Also amazon has the KL26M1XER for $299 right now.
https://www.amazon.ca/KitchenAid-KL26M1 ... 01LYV1U30/

And according to this reddit post the KL26M1XER (amazon exclusive version) is part for part the same as the KP26M1XER (Professional 600), except the lift handle which doesn't have plastic on the end.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Cooking/commen ... fessional/
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And the Costco Pro 610 is the same except for the larger wisk? (and cheaper replacement bowl, perhaps shaped the same as the glass bowl?) And the handle does have the plastic cap on
And a hall effect sensor which isn't listed on Amazon's KL26?!

Amazon's also doesn't have the pouring shield!?

Costco model # KP26M9XCCU (silver one)

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