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Perfect for the price!
on June 20, 2012
I just bought this model for $59.00 at Ocean State Job Lot. I wanted to try it out a couple times before I wrote a review. I already own a Breadman Bread Maker (which I love for over 6 months now and it was the least expensive bread maker) so I really just needed a stand alone mixer vs. the hand mixer I have had for years. However, I first mixed a batch of bread dough, 4 cups of flour in size, and yes I had to help it with the spatula, no big deal, and it did wobble a bit on the stand. I noticed a little smoke, hardly noticeable, and if you read the instruction manual it says that this can occur when it is new and is perfectly normal. It sure beat mixing bread dough by hand! Today I made a large batch of oatmeal chocolate chip peanut butter cookies and it worked perfectly. Yes, I did have to scrape the sides along the way, but so what. No wobble. For $59.00 it is way better than holding a hand held mixer and trying to do it. Some people who had trouble with the bowl not turning I believe was because they had the lever in the wrong setting. There is a big and small bowl setting, and it makes a difference. The smaller bowl is a special order, which I think I will get for smaller needs, i.e. whipped cream. For the price it is perfect. If I was going to make large batches of bread dough this would not be enough of a machine, not because of power but because of the way it mixes compared to KitchenAid. But for a one loaf size or pizza dough it works fine. I will update more later with more use. If you read the reviews on the KitchenAid mixers you will find people who have defective machines and are unhappy, and at a price of over $300.00!