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.