Highest speed is equal to the lowest speed on my old mixer- just doesn't cut it.
5 November 2014
Summary: I bought this few months ago, after my original Kitchenaid hand mixer I received for a bridal shower gift 11 years ago finally stopped working. Boy, am I disappointed. It can barely get through mashed potatoes or a simple cake mix, even on the highest setting. The highest setting is actually about as fast, loud, and powerful as my original mixer's low speed. Extremely disappointed and will be getting a better mixer since this just doesn't cut it.
Summary: After the warranty expired the beaters started to fall out. Kitchen Aid said sorry out of warranty. Prior to the blades falling out this was a wonderful mixer. It really should last longer than a couple years. I bought a replacement at an estate sale. I would guess it was 30 years old. It works perfect. Perhaps Kitchen Aid need to redesign their mixer as after reading other reviews the blades falling out is a common problem.
Summary: My daughter received this from us this year. She loves it her new mixer, and I love the Wish List so we don't have to go through returns after Christmas. She loves to bake so this mixer is already well broken in and my daughter is satisfied with everything about this mixer.
Summary: I do not have one of these, nor would I ever pay even $5 for it, unles for purpose of showing people how bad chinese quality is. Kitchen aid is one of those companies who have both domestic and overseas(Chinese) manufacturing. Their large appliances are Assembled in USA luckily using some major american parts, not just screwing together chinese parts.
Summary: It held up okay for a while. Then it developed a problem with the plug. Then it developed a problem with the gears inside. Now one of the beaters came apart. I'm persistent but not that persistent. I thought maybe, just maybe, I was getting a hand mixer for the long term. I'm getting the Cuisinart to replace it.
Not as good as my stand mixer, and not great for the price.
S. Sernaker "sds", Amazon
13 November 2012
Summary: I love my 25 year old 300 watt Kitchen-aid stand mixer. I'm also pretty happy with my Kitchen-aid blender, even though it's the model that got worse reviews. That being said, I'm very unimpressed with this mixer for the price I paid. I've had ten dollar or so mixers that had at least as much power. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with it, but it is just not as good as it should be being that it was more than double the price of the cheap ones at the supermarket.
Summary: Paid the extra money for a quality blender that would last for years. Lasted one year. little use. The switch just went out. So much for high quality. Back to the cheap $20 blender that last 4-5 years.