The venerable KitchenAid KSM7586 Pro Line 7
quart mixer with 1.3 hp DC high torque motor is on CLOSEOUT
on the kitchenaid.com website
with FREE SHIPPING until midnight March 29th
in all three colors (Red,
and Silver). There is also a 10% coupon available
from KitchenAid when you sign up for a Kitchenaid.com account (and your return period is extended to 60 days from the standard 30 days as well!) This brings your total price to about $450 before tax
for what has been KitchenAid's most powerful residential service mixer.
According to what I have been told by a KitchenAid representative, the Pro Line 7 quart mixer is being discontinued and will be replaced by the new KSM70 mixer, which is also a 7 quart mixer but comes with a new designed AC (NOT DC) motor. The new AC motor in the KSM70 is a much better design than any of the earlier AC powered KitchenAid mixers to date, but it simply cannot compete with the proven DC motors in the Pro Line 7 quart and the Commercial 8 quart mixer when it comes to raw torque. This can be important if you are planning to use your mixer often to make large amounts of bread doughs, for example. Bottom line is that in my opinion, while the KSM70 is a step up from the older AC powered mixers such as the Professional 600, it is a step down from the Pro Line and the Commercial KSM8990 when it comes to the torque delivered by the motor.
The ProLine 7 quart mixer includes:
(1) 7 Quart Stainless Steel Bowl
(1) Coated Flat Beater
(1) Coated Metal PowerKnead™ Dough Hook
(1) Stainless Steel 11-Wire Whip
(1) Pouring shield
5 year Kitchenaid warranty
While the KSM70SN and the Commercial KitchenAid mixers include ALL stainless steel accessories, the Pro Line includes only a stainless steel wire whip. However, don't let this distract your focus from this deal! If you prefer the stainless accessories, you can buy the stainless steel dough hook and the stainless steel flat beater separately with the money you save and STILL be ahead of the game with cash to spare, AND have a much more powerful mixer to boot!
From what I was told by KitchenAid, once the existing stock of Pro Line mixers is gone, they're gone. The only large capacity KitchenAid mixer with the high torque DC motor going forward will then be the Commercial KSM8990 8 quart mixer, which sells for $800. If you have been contemplating upgrading to a more powerful, large capacity KitchenAid mixer, and value a high power torque motor, this might be good time to snag one of KitchenAid's most powerful mixers for $450 (plus tax) with FREE SHIPPING with a 60 day return period (and free return shipping).
This deal can be found here. [kitchenaid.com]