Anyone ever moved with a KitchenAid Mixer?

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: Random poll: How do you feel about moving?
    I love it! Love packing, love moving to a new space, love it! : (5 votes)
    13 %
    I HATE IT! I would be thrilled if I never have to pack another box or purchase packing tape. : (28 votes)
    74 %
    I move so often, I'm on a first-name basis with the U-Haul guys. : (3 votes)
    8 %
    I've never had to pack up an entire house for a move, so I'm not sure how I feel about it! : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee

    I just moved with one – I bought a couple of plastic tubs from Lowes and I taped it so it wouldn’t tip or shift a lot.  I had no issues with the move (4 hours away), and I think it worked pretty well.  Good luck!!

    Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Stick it in a big rubber maid bin with all your kitchen linens. Done.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    I always keep the boxes for things so I had the box it came in :/

    Are you moving yourself? If you’re using movers I suggest not marking what box its in (say books or something that would be heavy but not super valuable) and number your boxes.

    I have had two different friends in two different parts of the country have their Kitchenaid mixers stolen by movers, and often they don’t realize until they start unpacking and by then it’s too late 

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think I kept the box and put it back in to move.  But I moved a lot of heavier items in clothes hampers or plastic bins.  Just make sure it is properly labeled.  

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    I put mine on the floor of my passenger seat. Haha precious cargo travelled in my car 🙂 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I just put mine of the floor of my car – that and my Le Creuset dutch ovens, which are also super heavy, just seemed pointless to put in a box, so they went in the car with me.  If you have the option to do that, it seems like the easiest solution.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    I double tape wrapped the bottom of a box and put in on its side in the box with all the accessories. 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee

    MrsEdamame:  I just moved last week with my kitchen aid stand mixer. I just packed it its original box (which is basically a regular cardboard box) and packed a bunch of newspaper around it. I didn’t have any problems with it. 

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I take my Kitchen Aid with me to school all of the time when my students and I are cooking.  It travels well and isn’t really fragile.  I don’t think you can hurt it too much!

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

    I kept the boxes for the small appliances we have (toaster, keurig, etc). It’s the easiest way to move them. We moved a lot in our first two years of being together, so I kept all of the boxes. I’ll do the same in the future.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have the box mine came in, but yeah…I’d probably throw it into a box along with the towels.  Just make sure you label it since you’re moving yourselves.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    MrsEdamame:  I didn’t pack mine for the movers, I moved it myself in the car.  Our old apartment was only 20-30 mins from our new house, so it wasn’t a big deal.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Not only did I move my KitchenAid cross-country, I shipped it ground in a cardboard box, with soft clotching packed all around it. It was fine…but my best friend did the same thing later and hers broke and had to be replaced. If I were you I’d just move it in your car in a laundry basket/towel setup, as your friend suggested, so it’ll undergo as little wear and tear as possible.

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