A Free Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

kitchenaid mixer 

Yeap, you heard it right! And if you bake, you’ll know that I’m the luckiest person on Earth to have my hands on this baby for nothing at all. Many thanks to my co-worker Steph who dug this out of her garage in the middle of the winter just for me. Apparently her father-in-law had acquired the mixer at a estate sale for only $3!! This piece of machine is at least a few hundred bucks and built like a tank! And it came with the wire whisk, dough hook and beaters, all in perfect condition.

I was told that not only that this is a nicely made solid piece of machinery that is probably a few decades old, but this specific model is one of the higher end ones in the market for household use. This is a bowl-lift model, versus the tilt-head model. It was a little dusty, but nothing a little elbow grease and baking soda couldn’t handle and VOILA! It’s shining like new again.

One more thing that I love about this mixer is that you can tell that it’s retro, and that’s so cool! One tell-tale sign is the “Hobart” logo on the side, and the types of screws used (I was told). Hobart no longer makes this mixer for Kitchenaid today. A research online about Hobart Kitchenaid vintage mixers derived this information:

“The Hobart is designed for use in restaurant and other commercial kitchen heavy duty applications. It is also frequently used in laboratories to mix things such as cement samples and other tough mixing jobs. Such a mixer in a household setting should last several generations of use. It will not stall or stop on heavy bread or pizza doughs…The vintage Hobart Kitchenaid home mixers were engineered and produced to similiar standards as their Commercial line of mixers. That is why they are so sought after and praised on the internet. “

Source: http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=239696 (post by Hobartgirl)

I’ve already used this baby to whip up my first batch of Royal Icing for my Wilton Cake Deco Class Course 2, and it was such a relieve that I didn’t have to use my hand mixer for that job. Royal icing is a lot stiffer and takes about 7-10 minutes to make. I can’t wait to make many more things in the kitchen. Also, all the modern attachements for the mixer will still fit on this retro piece of machinery, e.g. pasta maker, meat grinder, etc. I think my kitchen is pretty equipped now, with the 12-cup Kitchenaid food processor and this stand mixer, I’m set for life (I hope!)


16 responses to “A Free Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

  1. Great luck getting the free mixer. If you get a chance you should pick up the pasta attachments. In about 5 minutes you can go from a bag of pasta flour to the freshest softest and delicate tasting pasta. It truly is an amazing machine too.

  2. ooooooo! i’m so jealous! i was just at my mom’s house last night using hers and thinking how i would love one 🙂

  3. Hee hee… Thanks, kitchenaidmixer and Pina. I will pick up the pasta attachment when I find one on eBay for cheap, and I also saw an ice-cream maker attachment that will be great got the summer!
    Pina, you can find one of these retro baby on eBay (US) for less than $100.. really. Check it out!

    I am super jealous now!

  5. Ling’s got it right; when you speak of your newfound love you must use capitalization. It is a KITCHENAID STAND MIXER. Please remember to pay it the proper respect it deserves. 😉

    Awesome, and your graduation cake was lovely!

  6. LOL! Thanks, Lisa and Ling. I will refer to this baby with capitalization the next time I speak about it!

  7. Very good and helpful post.
    Thx, your blog in my RSS reader now 😉

  8. KitchenAid is a home appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation. The company was started in 1919 by The Hobart Corporation to give restaurants

  9. Wow, I’ve never heard a group of people talk so lovingly about their stand mixers…I thought I was the only one. 🙂 Great find, great deal, and good luck with all of the KITCHENAID possibilities!

  10. As years go by, so does the quality of KitchenAid mixers. Now the Kitchen Aid “home” models have plastic gears, break easily and customer service is unfriendly. Hamilton Beach gets better ratings, and there are a few other lesser known bronds that are found in Europe making their way into the US. Buyer beware and be careful never to overtax your mixer with more than what it can handle.

    My 20 year old Sunbeam was a delight but it never could mix bread or a large batch of cookie dough well. Finding a replacement at a reasonable price has ben agony.

  11. Kitchenaid small appliances are the best. I have a food processor by them. It’s a rock.

  12. I pray someone out there reads this. i too am in desparate need of a stand mixer. I am teaching a group of women in a church cake decorating. this ministry will aid other mininteries of the church. i am currently unemployed and can’t afford one right now. But I trust God will touch someones heart so that may take this ministry outside the four walls. thank You in advance
    God Bless!!!!!

  13. I LOVE TO BAKE AND MY MIXER GAVE OUT i DON’t have the funs to get a new mixer does anyone have one at this time. If you have one just sitting around and not using it I would love one. It would be used a lot Thank You

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