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#1 Norm Matthews

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:50 AM

I saw this in a catalog yesterday. It says it all metal gears, 1.3 hp,  is hand assembled, torque shift varies with load, and the beater and dough hook are coated.  It's supposed to be free shipping and a $50.00 off mail-in rebate.  I am sooo tempted to get one for me for Christmas.  Is there anyone who can talk me out of it?  Please?.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:39 AM

What catalog or web site?

 

Id get it.  get the extra paddle that has the silicone scrappers on it if you know what I mean.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:02 AM

It's King Arthur catalog.  The free shipping isn't for a couple more days. Free shipping and rebate isn't offered on the website, at least not yet.  I use my 6 qt for bread , whipped cream, butter, and mayonnaise mostly so I don't use the paddle a lot. My future daughter-in-law makes a lot of cakes for people with it and does not use the scraper paddle very often.  She prefers the plain one.   My only fear is that if I get it, she will want one too and I already got her a 6 qt. one as a wedding present. 


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:05 AM

Get one!!!  Everything I've heard about this mixer is fantastic.   I would buy one in a second if I had a need for one that size.

I haven't heard a single negative comment on this model.

http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B006LLZ83G



#5 rotuts

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

wow  you must have gotten a better K.A.Cat. than the one I just got.  no 7 QT mixer.  just as well.  m7 6 qt is fine

 

you will just have to hide it from time to time.

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

So you show her the advert that you saw, Norm.  She's a married woman now and can buy her own mixer.

 

Splurge and get one for yourself for Christmas.



#7 Norm Matthews

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:28 PM

Annabelle, I was not saying what I meant very well.  They are getting married in July. Her mixer is gift wrapped and hidden in my closet.  At present she is using my mixer.

 

Rotuts  Here it is. It came Tuesday or Wednesday. 

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

thanks NW  yep  correct.

 

:raz:    :raz:    :raz:

 

:angry:

 

BTW I do cookies in the 6 qt and this  ( here is the 7 qt ) is invaluable:

 

http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_sim_k_1


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

No money for the 7 qt right now. But I did add the scraping paddle for my 6 qt to my Christmas wish list. (having a very subdued Christmas this year)


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#10 rotuts

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

the cookies I make are the Test Kitchen oatmeal/cranberry/pecan/chocolate chip /.../...

 

It ends up being a stiff dough.  they are 'lump-like' cookies.  I flatten them a bit before I bake them

 

but they might be seen as ( not flatten ) as 'boulder cookies"    

 

as i like them

 

the paddle with the 'scrape' is invaluable.

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

Ah!  Gotcha Norm.  Can you exchange the gift for the bigger mixer?  Then you can both have one with no mixer envy gumming things up.

 

She'll just have to wait for hers.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:27 PM

oddly enough, Amazon has an 8 qt KA mixer:  

 

it seems to have the same 'works'   :huh:

 

as the 7 qt  but at 100 more:

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/B00CPRYZ4S

 

http://www.amazon.co...=pd_sim_sbs_k_1

 

which might  be just a bigger mixing bowl

 

I await the 18 qt model to replace my 6 at.


Edited by rotuts, 21 November 2013 - 02:29 PM.


#13 Norm Matthews

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:46 PM

Whoa, now 8 qts. is just too big.  Next stop would be a floor model, buying flour in 200 lb bags and moving it around with a high loader.

 

 I can see how the scraper blade would be wonderful for cookie dough and fudge.

 

  Bed Bath and Beyond is where I got the mixer for Cassie and they don't have the 7 qt so no exchange there. Maybe I should just hide the 7qt. until they move out. 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:08 PM

That's probably best. 



#15 Norm Matthews

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

I just got off the phone.  It should be here in 4 to 7 business days.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:06 PM

The beater blade company is not going to make a scraper paddle for the 7 qt KA (I've asked them twice ;) and Rose Levy Beranbaum asked on her blog and they said no) but I've found the beater blade at Home Goods.  They don't have it all the time, but you could ask them to hold one for you the next time they get some in....if you have them in your area.



#17 Norm Matthews

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

KitchenAid makes a 7 qt. beater blade with a scraper on one side as opposed to the Beater Blade co. that has it on both sides.  I was leary of getting one of those for my smaller mixers because I was concerned that using one would strain the motor and possibly shorten the life of the mixer.  I am going to wait a while before deciding whether to get one for this mixer or just use a spatula.   Spatulas are more of a hassle to use but they are a lot cheaper... And I still have the KA scraper blade for the 6 qt. All of a sudden I don't care if it wears out now or not.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:17 AM

beater w scraper a must.  they have it on one side as above.  good enough

 

pic please.  did you get red?



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:12 AM

Kitchenaid stand mixer models KSM6573, KSM7581, KSM7586 and KSM7990 all use the same motor and transmission.

 

Transmission is basically motor driven planetary reduction gearing to a 90 degree Spiral bevel gears, then planetary gear drive for the main shaft. All gears are metal.

 

The motor is a magnetic DC motor. Kitchenaid needs to use a magnetic motor so that the unit’s design will not be bigger. A magnetic DC motor runs at high speed, and more powerful per given size, and can be controlled by PWM speed control to maintain high torque at low speeds. I cannot tell from the pictures if that is a brushed or brushless DC motor. When you buy a new car, they always instruct you to go slow the first 500 miles. Same should be done with a stand mixer, especially if it uses a brushed DC motor. There is a method called seating the brushes for DC motors to make it last much longer. I would run a new stand mixer at low speed with no load for a few hours to allow all moving parts to be smoothed out.

 

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#20 Norm Matthews

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

I did get the red one. It was the only color offered in the KA catalog. They said it was the Official mixer of their Baking Education Center.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:01 AM

dc, a baker we both know,  Jetfan, said he took his 6qt. KA apart when it wore out and found that it had plastic gears.  This one says it has a 5 year warranty. 6qt models have a 1 year warranty.  Technical information says it has a 1.3 hp motor that delivers .44hp with direct drive transmission, all steel gears and all metal construction. It says it is newly designed to deliver optimum torque with less heat build-up.

 

Car instructions also tell you to change oil after driving slow for the first few thousand miles to get rid of the metal shavings.



#22 Norm Matthews

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

When it arrives I'll share pictures.


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#23 rotuts

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

""   Kitchenaid stand mixer models KSM6573, KSM7581, KSM7586 and KSM7990 all use the same motor and transmission. ""

 

so its just bigger and bigger bowls  6 qt to 8 qt.

 

I think perhaps, but do not know if the  KSM6573  is a different 6 qt from the older 6 qt which is the one I have:

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B008D6XVNG



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:46 AM

I don't know the model number of the one I presently have.  It is pretty old though and had been refurbished when I got it. It says Professional 6 and 525 watts.  The coated dough hook and scraper paddle are  more recent purchases. 

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:11 PM

I have that fryer and the little sister of your mixer.  It's about 35 years old now and has metal gears. 

 

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

Thank you annabelle. 


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:01 PM

The new mixer arrived today.  Of course I can't keep it hidden from Cassie, especially not with Thanksgiving so close.  To mess with her a little though I told her a couple days ago that I was going to paint the old mixer red for the holidays.  The old one is out of the kitchen so I have to wait to see how long it takes her to notice it's a different color.  It is quieter than the old one and start up is smoother.  

 

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

Excellent.   very Excellent.  thanks for the pics.

 

dont forget that scraper blade !

 

for some reason I pleased when KA does it right.   I have in addition to my 6 qt pro a very old one with a glass bowl thats at least 50 years old.

 

I do Bulk mashed potatoes in it in the past as the glass bowl can be heated up and retains some of that heat for the M.P.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:29 AM

Love the gorgeous candy apple red.  Makes me wish I needed another mixer.



#30 Norm Matthews

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:36 AM

I didn't need this one until I saw it.  I asked people to talk me out of getting it.  No one did.  I have three KA mixers now.  I suppose one needs to go into a garage sale.