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Kitchen Aid Mixer or Cuisinart SM-70 7-Quart Stand Mixers

I’m looking to get a bigger mixer. I have the Kitchen aid 5 qt and it’s the go to for mixers but checked out the cuisinart. The cuisinart is half the price. Does it matter? Could use your experience/opinions. Thank you.

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I have a 6 qt Kitchen Aid but have been eyeing that 7 qt Cuisinart. But the reviews aren’t that good so I am a little hesitant.

Doesn’t KA have a 7 qt out now… about 550.00 at Wms Sonoma? I need one, too.

Janiepie from GA - Find me on Facebook Cake Studio J

well I saw them using the cusinart 7 qt on cupcake wars and the price for the 7 qut KA is 800.00 compared to the cusinart $350-450 price.

Karen or follow us on Facebook

WHOA…I don’t think I can do 800 for a mixer right now….but definitely that 3-400 dollar range is doable. Thanks for that info.

and I found out that bed bath & beyond carry it and you can use the 20% coupon on top of that. It sounds like a great deal to me.

Karen or follow us on Facebook

I didn’t even know about the 7 quart. I have a 6 quart Kitchen Aid, same one for almost 12 years. It’s been dragged to and from places I needed to bake and moved across country 3 times now. It still works great I love it. My want to get a 5 quart Kitchen Aid cause sometimes the bigger ones don’t mix smaller batches as well. Wish I could give you a opinion on Cuisinart but only had the KA. I loved the KA customer service too, I called them when I got my KA (almost 12 yrs ago) and told them it was really loud so it must be broken, I was use to the 5 quart. They shipped me a new one right away…and mine wasn’t broken the 6 quart is lound, has a much bigger motor.

Jessica, Kodiak Alaska

I have the Cuisinart 7 quart. Have had it about 2 years. It took me a while to get used to it after using a KA 5 qt for 9 years. Now I love it but still pull out the 5 qt occasionally for small batches and to use my pasta roller. I get the 7 lb. bag of powdered sugar at Costco and use the whole bag for a bag of icing. The timer feature rocks. No more overbeating. The splash guard is far superior to the KA as well.


I have my small KA for smaller batches but I LOVE my Cuisinart 7qt for my double batches.
I also got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon…AAAAAAND i got a FREE food processor attachment (mail in rebate).

I JUST ordered the 7 qt Cuisinart Mixer from Everything Kitchen for $329.00 – free shipping! Can’t wait to get it and try it out!

Janiepie from GA - Find me on Facebook Cake Studio J

I had been saving my money for this viking mixer:
But then Hurricane Irene came along and I had to use the money saved for evacuation expenses.
The price on the Cuisinart looks very appealing. I had a 5 qt KA but I gave it to a friend when I moved up to a 6 qt refurbished KA. I was very disappointed with it. The 5 qt KA last over 20 years. (I was working smaller volume) but the 6qt is less then 6 years old and I feel like I have beat it to death. The lift broke and I repaired it with a bungee cord. It really struggles to knead MMF. I have been babying it because it is all I have until I can save up the $500 for the Viking. My husband did a lot of research on the mixers for me, and he feels the Viking has the power we are looking for. After the 7 qt, I’m going full bore commercial. I’m tired if mixing batch after batch of bc.

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