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Bought a Hobart Kitchen Aid 4C Stand Mixer on eBay - was it a mistake?

greygarious | Nov 21, 201011:39 AM     16

My fault if it was, since I did not do any research before bidding on eBay. It came to just over $100 including shipping, and should arrive this week. It is a tilt-head model (harvest gold, which is ironic since that was the color of the appliances when I bought my house 35 yrs ago and I gradually replaced everything with almond) with a bowl and wire whip. Once I won the auction, I went online to look for a paddle and dough hook, and read that the 4C came only with a whip because it is not powerful enough to handle dough. The eBay photo of the bottom appears to read 240 watts but I'm not certain of that - and wish I had looked more closely before bidding. I have been looking for a Hobart KA because of posts on this board about how the new models are not as well-made as the Hobart era machines.

I suppose I will spring for the online warranty ($12). Can anyone reassure me about this model's ability to handle heavier doughs, or am I doomed to using it only for batters? Should I even bother looking for the paddle, dough hook, or other attachments? If so, do the newly-made attachments fit old models? TIA

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