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#46 splinky

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:30 AM

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I'll say what I always say: Buy a vintage machine, not a new one.


QUOTE(SethG @ Jan 4 2010, 12:46 PM) View Post
My anecdotal evidence with regards to KitchenAid mixers is:

1) They ain't what they used to be


What is considered vintage and how are vintage machines different than new ones? I've had mine for 25 years and never had any problem - that I know of. Maybe I'm unaware of what's out there - or is mine considered vintage? Now there's an idea I'd rather not accept! laugh.gif


Whirlpool bought Kitchenaid from Hobart in '86. From what I understand, the Hobart motor is far superior.

maybe they didn't run out of the hobart motors for a while. i do love the weight of the much older models

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#47 Lauren

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:35 AM

QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 5 2010, 04:30 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 5 2010, 07:17 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 3 2010, 05:16 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 4 2010, 11:34 AM) View Post
I'll say what I always say: Buy a vintage machine, not a new one.


QUOTE(SethG @ Jan 4 2010, 12:46 PM) View Post
My anecdotal evidence with regards to KitchenAid mixers is:

1) They ain't what they used to be


What is considered vintage and how are vintage machines different than new ones? I've had mine for 25 years and never had any problem - that I know of. Maybe I'm unaware of what's out there - or is mine considered vintage? Now there's an idea I'd rather not accept! laugh.gif


Whirlpool bought Kitchenaid from Hobart in '86. From what I understand, the Hobart motor is far superior.

maybe they didn't run out of the hobart motors for a while. i do love the weight of the much older models


Is there a way to tell? I can't remember exactly when I got mine but it must be right around then. I'll look to see if there is a serial number or something. I guess it really shouldn't matter if I haven't had any issues but, for bragging rights, I'd like to be able to say if mine is vintage or not. smile.gif
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#48 splinky

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:40 AM

QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 5 2010, 07:35 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 5 2010, 04:30 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 5 2010, 07:17 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 3 2010, 05:16 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 4 2010, 11:34 AM) View Post
I'll say what I always say: Buy a vintage machine, not a new one.


QUOTE(SethG @ Jan 4 2010, 12:46 PM) View Post
My anecdotal evidence with regards to KitchenAid mixers is:

1) They ain't what they used to be


What is considered vintage and how are vintage machines different than new ones? I've had mine for 25 years and never had any problem - that I know of. Maybe I'm unaware of what's out there - or is mine considered vintage? Now there's an idea I'd rather not accept! laugh.gif


Whirlpool bought Kitchenaid from Hobart in '86. From what I understand, the Hobart motor is far superior.

maybe they didn't run out of the hobart motors for a while. i do love the weight of the much older models


Is there a way to tell? I can't remember exactly when I got mine but it must be right around then. I'll look to see if there is a serial number or something. I guess it really shouldn't matter if I haven't had any issues but, for bragging rights, I'd like to be able to say if mine is vintage or not. smile.gif

here's a pretty decent history of the brand

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#49 splinky

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:23 AM

here's some mixer porn
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“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#50 splinky

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:31 AM

also here's a new site selling vintage KA mixers and accessories. maybe that colander and sieve will show up. i think the site belongs to a popular ebay seller. the site is still under construction

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#51 Lippy

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:43 AM

I found that yesterday and checked for the colander and sieve. sad.gif

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:50 AM

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I found that yesterday and checked for the colander and sieve. sad.gif

try dropping tinyorchid on ebay a note

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

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I hand-mix my bread doughs starting a King Arthur dough whisk and then my hands if I am kneading. For wet doughs, the whisk is all I need.

I think you just saved me a few hundred dollars.
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

#54 splinky

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:58 PM

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QUOTE(SLBunge @ Jan 5 2010, 11:38 AM) View Post
I hand-mix my bread doughs starting a King Arthur dough whisk and then my hands if I am kneading. For wet doughs, the whisk is all I need.

I think you just saved me a few hundred dollars.

that's a great whisk!

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#55 Lauren

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 5 2010, 04:40 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 5 2010, 07:35 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 5 2010, 04:30 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 5 2010, 07:17 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 3 2010, 05:16 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 4 2010, 11:34 AM) View Post
I'll say what I always say: Buy a vintage machine, not a new one.


QUOTE(SethG @ Jan 4 2010, 12:46 PM) View Post
My anecdotal evidence with regards to KitchenAid mixers is:

1) They ain't what they used to be


What is considered vintage and how are vintage machines different than new ones? I've had mine for 25 years and never had any problem - that I know of. Maybe I'm unaware of what's out there - or is mine considered vintage? Now there's an idea I'd rather not accept! laugh.gif


Whirlpool bought Kitchenaid from Hobart in '86. From what I understand, the Hobart motor is far superior.

maybe they didn't run out of the hobart motors for a while. i do love the weight of the much older models


Is there a way to tell? I can't remember exactly when I got mine but it must be right around then. I'll look to see if there is a serial number or something. I guess it really shouldn't matter if I haven't had any issues but, for bragging rights, I'd like to be able to say if mine is vintage or not. smile.gif

here's a pretty decent history of the brand


This was awesome. Thanks!
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 6 2010, 01:00 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 5 2010, 04:40 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 5 2010, 07:35 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Jan 5 2010, 04:30 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 5 2010, 07:17 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Lauren @ Jan 3 2010, 05:16 PM) View Post
QUOTE(KRamsey @ Jan 4 2010, 11:34 AM) View Post
I'll say what I always say: Buy a vintage machine, not a new one.


QUOTE(SethG @ Jan 4 2010, 12:46 PM) View Post
My anecdotal evidence with regards to KitchenAid mixers is:

1) They ain't what they used to be


What is considered vintage and how are vintage machines different than new ones? I've had mine for 25 years and never had any problem - that I know of. Maybe I'm unaware of what's out there - or is mine considered vintage? Now there's an idea I'd rather not accept! laugh.gif


Whirlpool bought Kitchenaid from Hobart in '86. From what I understand, the Hobart motor is far superior.

maybe they didn't run out of the hobart motors for a while. i do love the weight of the much older models


Is there a way to tell? I can't remember exactly when I got mine but it must be right around then. I'll look to see if there is a serial number or something. I guess it really shouldn't matter if I haven't had any issues but, for bragging rights, I'd like to be able to say if mine is vintage or not. smile.gif

here's a pretty decent history of the brand


This was awesome. Thanks!

i live to serve

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#57 Abbylovi

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

Is this KitchenAid Professional 6quart a good deal @ $210? I'm trying to resist...
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.