This KitchenAid's Pro Line of stand mixers, specifically their 7qt version. Model is KSM7581. Condition is factory reconditioned and fulfilled by Amazon.
For those who are not familiar with KitchenAid stand mixers, this is pretty much KitchenAId's top of the line for stand mixers (besides their commercial line), with a few downsides.
- 7qt capacity is huge, handles 8.5 loaves of bread, 14 dozen cookies, etc
- DC motor with 1.3 HP = quiet performance with lots of torque (great for kneading and does not get as hot) and is better than most of the KitchenAids you will find, which typically come with an AC motor. The DC motor will out perform all KitchenAid AC motors and is the most powerful KitchenAid stand mixer motor they sell.
- Comes with spiral dough kneader (better than dough hook)
- Comes with 11 wire whisk, which has more wires = better whisking
- Per the woot description - all metal gears
- Good price. A new Pro Line Series 7 ranges from $450-700
Cons (full informed consent!)
- 7 qt is too big if you are going to be baking infrequently or with small batches
- Refurbished = 6 month KitchenAid manufacturer's warranty instead of 5 years for their current Pro Line Series 7
- I've heard varying reports of the quality of refurb, but I generally would not hesitate, especially given this price point
- Varying reports scattered across the internet about KitchenAid stand mixers in general, with some people complaining of metal finish coming off the dough hook or flat beater, or rarely, oil from the motor leaking out.
- Pro tip: even if it says dishwasher safe, hand wash it only!
I wasn't able to find much information about the difference between this precise model (KSM7581) and the one on the KitchenAid US website [kitchenaid.com]
(KSM7586), but I did find the KSM7581 on the KitchenAid Australian website [com.au]
. They seem to be the same.
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Happy to answer any questions as well.