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Stand Mixer - Which One?

goodeets | Nov 30, 2008 10:16 AM

I’m looking at the Kitchen Aid 5 Qt Artisan Stand Mixer and the Kitchen Aid Professional 5™ Plus Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer. I can buy the Artisan for $160 and the Professional for $200, both are refurbed/reconditioned with a 6 month warranty.

I’m a stand mixer newbie, have never used one so I’m having trouble deciding what the most important factors to consider are. It will be used for home use only. Any opinions/experience on these models? How about going with a refurb unit? Anyone have good/bad experiences with that? The price has certainly got my attention. Thanks for the advice and help.

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