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Old April 26th, 2012, 07:56 PM
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My wife and I have been making cream with a kitchenaid mixer in quart size batches with great results. After the last batch there was a distinct burning smell coming from the mixer saying the end is near. I took a quick look at something like the globe 8 quart mixer. do you think this would make decent cream and sugar without getting burned up? I'm not looking for mass production, maybe 1/2 or 1 gallon batches.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Which kitchaid did you have.
I purchased one of the professional series with metal gears. It is a very heavy mixer. I figured for the small volume I wanted to make it may work. It seems very heavy duty.

It is a much different machine compared to the ones Kohls and Target sell. And much more expensive , the I picked up at a kitchen store is a remanufuacutured machine. Works great for bread dough.

Now the catch is I have yet to use it, if the sap ever flows again I will try it out.

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I have the Kitchenaid Professional 600, (I think it's the same one Woodsman is talking about) and have had good luck with it so far. It will be three years old this Christmas. For granulated sugar it handles a 2 or 2 1/2 quart batch fine anything larger and some sugar will come out of the bowl while mixing, a 3 quart batch works it pretty hard and the machine will be warm to the touch. For cream a 2 quart batch is all it will handle, anything larger works it too hard and it will overheat. I have also found that if the batch is cooled much below room temperature the strain on the machine is almost too much. I have overheated it once and had it shut off but after it cooled down it was ok. I don't make cream very often, if I did I don't know if the mixer would have lasted this long. Most places I've seen this machine it retails for right around $500. My wife bought ours from Amazon. It was under $300 delivered. The weird thing was different colors were different prices. Check all the options for the best price.

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