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#1 Sat 09 Nov 13 10:53am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
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any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

I planning to replace my rubbish Kenwood chef junior with something decent. Any thoughts?

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#2 Sat 09 Nov 13 11:29am

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

I replaced my brilliant but 30+ year old Kenwood with a KitchenAid this year, TWR. What do you need / want to know?


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#3 Sat 09 Nov 13 12:28pm

The White Rabbit

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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

Should I go with the regular artisan? Or look at the 'heavy duty' one that they are selling at Costco? Is the mincing attachment worthwhile (that may be rhetorical)? is the attachment with the scraper standard? If not is it worth getting?

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#4 Sat 09 Nov 13 2:15pm

Maree

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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

I'm presuming the heavy duty one is the commercial one. It's the one I bought. I use it for work as well as home. From memory, Ashen has this also. Was only available in white when/ where i bought. That wasn't an issue for me.

The scraper is not standard with the straight artisan but is with the platinum artisan (metallic paint) model. All up, the cost is about the same (straight artisan plus scraper v platinum that comes with the scraper).

I have the mincer but don't use it as much as I thought I would. For most of my needs the food processor on pulse works fine. Personal choice, I'd say.

Hope this was of some help smile.


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#5 Sun 10 Nov 13 1:28am

The White Rabbit

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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

A great help thank you.

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#6 Sun 10 Nov 13 1:37am

The White Rabbit

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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

Where did you get yours?

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#7 Sun 10 Nov 13 1:47am

The White Rabbit

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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

What model number is yours maree? I'm trying to work out if the KPM5 available at Peters is the same as the commercial KPM50. I didn't note the model number of the Costco one.

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#8 Sun 10 Nov 13 2:00am

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

I'm not at home ATM, TWR and I can't tell you the model number off the top  When I was researching, the Peter's model was the straight Artisan (without scraper included).

I bought mine from a catering supply outlet. The Essential Ingredient, DJs and Myer also stock the straight Artisan model. The EI were going to order the commercial model in for me but the catering supply place had one in stock (bird, hand, bush wink ).

Peters (as usual) was cheapest at the time.

I'm presuming you've been to the official KitchenAid Aus/NZ site ...

http://www.kitchenaid.com.au/

Hope this makes sense (I still prefer my old Kenwood but wouldn't touch today's models) smile.


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#9 Sun 10 Nov 13 9:33am

The White Rabbit

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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

It does. Which supplier? We've used a few over the years, it's amazing how they'll give you the wholesale discount if you are polite.

We got the Kenwood because they were so good historically. But it's been the worst appliance we've had.


Peters has the artisan and the kpm5.
if the Peters and Costco models are the same then Costco is $86 cheaper. That's assuming they are there next time I go. Not planning to buy for a few months, gotta clear out the kitchen a bit first.

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#10 Sun 10 Nov 13 9:40am

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
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Re: any advice on buying a kitchenaid?

A local (Newcastle) firm. Sells only to trade.

Hope it works out smile.


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