KitchenAid Mixer – How Much & Where??

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Nic01:  Depending on which one you want, and if there’s  sale, you can get the basic one for 200-250 where I live! I even found a GREAT sale at Macy’s once, where they were 150, and I had a $50 gift card, so I could have had it for $100! We had an  unexpected bill that weekend, though, and I was sooooo mad!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Wowwww… $690 for the tilt-head version? Yeah, $350 is about right, and maybe $400 for the larger professional one with the bowl lift.

Okay, I just looked on amazon, they are $313 for the tilt-head 5 quart and $420 for the 6 quart bowl lift.

I have no idea if prices tend to be the same in Puerto Rico or not.

Oh no! It’s like amazon was reading my mind, I just saw this on the webpage for the first style of mixer: Cannot be used in Australia, not Suitable for Australian Voltage System

Sooooo… maybe they’re more expensive because they have to make special ones for Australia? It’s odd that they only mention Australia, not every other country in the world where the voltage system might be different. Is yours somehow unique? I don’t remember it being crazy different when I was there…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have the bowl lift version and if you bake bread at all, it is 100% worth it.  The motor holds out a lot longer without overheating and can handle a much larger and much heavier dough than the tilt head.  I also make double batches of cookies, several varieties in short succession around Christmas time and am very glad for the heavier motor.  Also great for the pasta attachment which can be time consuming.

If you mostly bake cookies, muffins, cakes (in single batches), save your money–tilt head all the way!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would bet they are not quite as cheap in PR as it isn’t technically a US state, and things tend to be costlier on islands due to the import logistics. If you’re ok paying the baggage weight overages and declaring it with customs it may be worth it. But, you might not save that much if you’ve got to do all that!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Nic01:  Yeah, I want to say it was right after Christmas…but it was the Classic series, which are already cheaper. I definitely want the Artisan, too, but I wanted that one as a ‘starter’.

I didn’t realize it was the Classic one until you posted that link!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can surely use a voltage/plug converter. They aren’t kidding about the voltage – you guys have different voltage/plugs than the US (most of the world does, actually). When we travel, we just have a voltage and plug converter. That may or may not be a safety hazard with an appliance though, so google around.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Mine was in the 600 range (CAD).  Things are more expensive here than in the US, and the model I picked was one of the more expensive ones (a pro series I think).

Post # 12
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We registered for (and GOT!) a Kitchen Aid from Macy’s. About 2-3 months ago, they had all mixers 40 percent off. My grandmother got it at a steal. I really can’t believe it went that low…

It was normally about $350, I think? Our is in the color Ice.

If you go into the store you can see the colors on the handbook they have. For us, a pretty basic one was all we needed.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

My Mom got me this 5 qt Kichenaid Mixer two Christmases ago from Macy’s for around $300. It was funny because for years she always told me this would be my wedding gift from her. While I loved getting it at the time part of me thought this was her/the universe telling me I would never get married. Seems funny now. I love to bake and use it all the time! 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nic01:  You can try a department store like Belk, if you can find one. I found one on sale for $250 once.

 

However, I think there is a KitchenAid fairy. I came home to find one on my doorstep, no shipping info. I still don’t know who sent it to me. Maybe you’ll get a visit!

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