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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I want to buy a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. There are couple of them and would like to know what is the difference between them:
  • Architect Series
  • Artisan
  • Artisan Plus
  • Professional 500
  • Professional 600

Which one you guys would recommend?

Thanks
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Mar 17, 2005
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For max bang for the buck, I would recommend 5.5Q Kitchenaid stand mixer at Costco when it is on sale ($279 + tax). It is basically a Professional 600 with a bit smaller (0.5Q less) mixing bowl.
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shimh wrote: For max bang for the buck, I would recommend 5.5Q Kitchenaid stand mixer at Costco when it is on sale ($279 + tax). It is basically a Professional 600 with a bit smaller (0.5Q less) mixing bowl.
Thanks. Are you talking about this: http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Productgrou ... 13&topnav= But this is 399.99$.

While this one Artisan is 349.99$:
http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Productgrou ... 13&topnav=

The first one is under deal category but I dont see any deal. :confused:
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I am referring the first one. 399 is the online price. The regular price of that mixer in Costco stores is 379. When it is on sale (if memory serves, costco does it several times in a year. Grab a coupon book, you will know it up to four months ahead), the discount is $100. It looks like Costco stores carry this professional model only.
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Yes it goes on sale quite a few times through the year for $100 off at Costco... it was just on sale last week!!!
That's my 2cents worth
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srhcan wrote: Thanks. Are you talking about this: http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Productgrou ... 13&topnav= But this is 399.99$.

While this one Artisan is 349.99$:
http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Productgrou ... 13&topnav=

The first one is under deal category but I dont see any deal. :confused:
The first one is 575watts, and has metal gears. As mentioned, it goes on sale every two or three months.
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Keelie wrote: The Costco one has a 575-watt motor, but you can go to the Costco.ca site and check it out, its the same as the one in store.

Heres the link:
http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Productgrou ... 90&topnav=
yeah comparing them I find 2 differences: the Costco one is 5.5 quart and 575 watt motor while Cayne's one is 5 quart and 475 watt motor.
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srhcan wrote: yeah comparing them I find 2 differences: the Costco one is 5.5 quart and 575 watt motor while Cayne's one is 5 quart and 475 watt motor.
Both sale prices are the same... I would go for the Costco one. Like I said it was just on sale last week, check online each week until it goes on again... if its on sale on the website its on in store too. Unless you need it right away.
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If you plan to make bread and pasta frequently, get the professional. Metal internals and sturdier built. I have an artisan at home and when that dough hook is on and there's bread dough being mixed, I need to keep a firm push on the unit to keep it from oscillating (up/down) too much.
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I bought my Pro 600 as the Shopping Channel's Showstopper. I paid $400 when its regularly $700, great deal. It came with extras = cookbook and splash guard. I love it, has a bigger motor and larger mixing bowl.
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trini wrote: which ever you choose just make sure you get a pouring shield, i'm on the lookout for one for cheap as we speak.

Get it from the US.

I think I bought mine for like 12-15 bucks. Everything is so much cheaper over there especially the accessories.
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Jeff146 wrote: Get it from the US.

I think I bought mine for like 12-15 bucks. Everything is so much cheaper over there especially the accessories.
Do you have to pay canadian taxes at border for things you buy in US?
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Jeff146 wrote: Get it from the US.

I think I bought mine for like 12-15 bucks. Everything is so much cheaper over there especially the accessories.
Talking about accessories, I noticed a combo pack of 3 at Superstore on Blowout for $49.94, regular around $100. That was last week, though so hard to say if still available anywhere.
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Costco is running the KitchenAid promo again right now (until May 8). Like PrettyJade, I got my Pro 600 during the Shopping Channel sale, I love it. Just made low-fat, whole wheat banana muffins with it today (taste better than they sound)!
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