The New Bakers Dozen
New mixer for at-home use, kitcheniad pro-5 or pro-6?

The The Bakers Dozen: New mixer for at-home use, kitcheniad pro-5 or pro-6?
By Jmb3210 (Jmb3210) on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 12:18 pm: Edit

I already have an idea for the mixer that I will be purchasing for use within my bakery, but until then... I need to purchase a new mixer for my personal use at home. Can anyone weigh in on Kitchenaid's Pro-5 vs. the Pro-6 models? I already read through the previous, very heated debate on mixers earlier on this message board. Please advise on mixers for home use.

By Steve9389 (Steve9389) on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 09:45 am: Edit

Check out the Delonghi. They make a 5 quart and a 7 quart model, both with stronger motors and better reliability (IMHO) and for less money than the KitchenAids. Go to Yahoo Shopping or eBay and search for "Delonghi mixer" and you'll find plenty.

By Ladycake (Ladycake) on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit

The local Kitchenaid repair shop referred me to the factory for a repair, saying ... "they wouldn't touch it because of the many problems." I have three 5 quart mixers and the 6 quart. The 6 is a mess, very loose, noisy, and frequently needs repairs. I suggest the 5.

By Jmb3210 (Jmb3210) on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 12:27 pm: Edit

I think that I will go with the Delonghi. I had the Pro 6 on order and canceled it when I read all of the bad reviews on Amazon. Thanks for the advice.

By Lisareid (Lisareid) on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 03:24 pm: Edit

...speaking of mixers for at-home use, does anyone have any knowledge of or opinion on the new Viking stand mixers? I'm in the market for a newer/stronger machine than I have now (an entry-level Kitchenaid, which I'll keep since I have quite a few attachments already). Has anyone worked w/ the DeLonghi 7 quart, or its predecessor, the Kenwood? At 980 watts, it's very close to the Viking's 1000, for $100 less. Also, where do y'all find the best online reviews? I haven't had the time to do alot of research...

Thanks for any input-


By Adelie (Adelie) on Sunday, October 24, 2004 - 09:57 pm: Edit

I have the Kenwood Major Classic and love it a lot. It's the first one I've had that didn't dance on the counter, even with a full bowl and heavy dough. Seven quart capacity, 650 watts of power. I can mix up a double batch of Austrian "lebkuchen," a very stiff honey dough, with no problem

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