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7 Quart KitchenAid Mixer
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Post# 1054609   12/17/2019 at 20:02 (282 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I figured I would share a pic of the mixer I was gifted this past weekend. A friend of mine bought it last year and used it only once. He was diagnosed with cancer and passed away this past August. His partner asked me if I wanted the mixer since he doesnít bake and he knew that I would take care of it. I am honored to get this machine. Itís a ProLine 7 qt beast. I am looking forward to using it. I still have my 4.5 qt KA mixer that is still going strong after close to 30 years of use. That mixer is a Hobart built one.

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Post# 1054614 , Reply# 1   12/17/2019 at 22:08 (282 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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That's a nice mixer.  I'm still using my old Hobart model too.  I'd love to have the commercial model KSM8990 with the larger motor for my cookie dough.

Post# 1054633 , Reply# 2   12/18/2019 at 01:58 (282 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Beautiful mixer!  I'd love one, I have the 4.5qt and it's just a bit too small for kneading my rye bread, works fine for my sourdough white though.

Post# 1054634 , Reply# 3   12/18/2019 at 02:27 (282 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
That's a beauty!

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Sorry to hear about the circumstances around you acquiring this mixer.  That's a great gift.  


I just bought the 6 Quart model and I love it (actually a Christmas present from hubby but I couldn't wait to use it).  What I love about mine and yours is that they have DC motors.  They seem to run much more smoothly than the older ones.  I also love the smooth start.  I have the 5 Quart Pro Line that I bought in 1989.  It's still going strong but I really wanted a shiny new one with the glass bowl.


So far, I have made pizza dough a couple of times, pasta dough and used my pasta rollers, ground chicken for sausage, banana bread and cheesecake.  When I was grinding the chicken it didn't even flinch.  The older one would some times groan a little but kept going.  I think your's has a bigger motor than this one so I can't imagine what you could do with it.


These are amazing machines that I suspect you will love.  You may want to consider the smaller bowl with the combi-whip because these bowls are so huge.  I used it to make the banana bread and cheesecake.  It is the perfect size for smaller batches like that.  I was afraid I wouldn't use it as much if I had to use that huge bowl for smaller amounts.  I don't know if they make a smaller bowl for the 7 Quart but you may want to check into it.


I think you're gonna love it.

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Post# 1054648 , Reply# 4   12/18/2019 at 07:39 (282 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I'm still watching and waiting patiently for a Hobart N50 to show up on CL from someone who doesn't know what it is or just thinks it isn't flashy enough and wants a shiny new one.

Post# 1054659 , Reply# 5   12/18/2019 at 09:58 (282 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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Well this mixer has a 1.3 hp motor and itís the closest thing I will ever get to a commercial mixer. I agree that the bowl is massive so for smaller tasks I will continue to use the KA 4.5 qt mixer. One thing I did notice when I plugged it in is how quiet the mixer is compared to the older KA mixer that I have. I plan on putting it thru a workout on Monday and Tuesday when I make cookies. I did go online to look for a scraper paddle since I have one for the older KA mixer. A KA branded one comes in at a hefty $52 on Amazon. I need to take a jaunt over to Kolhls and see if they have that paddle since I have $40 in Kohlís Kash that needs to be used next week.

Post# 1054665 , Reply# 6   12/18/2019 at 10:56 (282 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Post# 1054668 , Reply# 7   12/18/2019 at 13:20 (282 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
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Mark, mine came with that beater even though on line it did not state it was included.  Is it an option to ask your friend if maybe it is tucked in a drawer somewhere?  I was surprised when I opened the box.



Post# 1054671 , Reply# 8   12/18/2019 at 14:36 (281 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
While we're on the topic of mixers......

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The other day I was on eBay and I discovered these.  I thought to myself what self-respecting (insert whichever noun or adjective you prefer to refer to a gay man) doesn’t want a rainbow inspired mixer cover?  



Full disclosure: I have never been an appliance cover fan.  Not at all but I couldn’t resist this one.  I’m not sure I’ll keep it on long term but it’s a fun conversation piece.

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Post# 1054675 , Reply# 9   12/18/2019 at 14:55 (281 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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That's a really nice thought of your friend's partner to pass this along to you.  I believe it was the 7 quart that Kelly told me he was finally able to make peace with a KitchenAid mixer.  He usually made very large batches and found the size and performance of the machine nearly equal to his all-time favorite Mix Master.   Be sure to update us with your impressions after you run it for a few things.  The DC motor does sound appealing, especially the slower start.


I have always had white KA mixers and have recently been plagued with longing for more color.  I need another mixer like a hole-in-the-head, but when has that ever mattered?  :-)

Post# 1054922 , Reply# 10   12/20/2019 at 12:50 (280 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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So far I have made a recipe of California Pizza Kitchen pizza dough and mixed up a recipe of meatballs in this mixer. i am liking the wider bowl and the pouring shield. This thing doesn't miss a beat and its much quieter than the other KA mixer that I have. The dough hook that I used to make the pizza dough is very interesting to watch and it kneads the dough better than the hook I have for the 5 qt KA mixer the dough does not ride up the hook like in the smaller mixer.
I used the paddle this afternoon to make the meatball mixture and I am thinking I may not need the scraper paddle after all since it clears the bowl....but thats with a meat mix, lets see how cookie dough does....

Post# 1054923 , Reply# 11   12/20/2019 at 12:52 (280 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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Oh before I that Pride cover for your mixer, Ralph!...The cover that I have is a red one. This mixer is going to look nice on the counter in the new house we are buying in Florida...

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