For the first 20 years or so of our marriage, I bought a hand mixer every other year. I would just burn through them that fast. Then we never had much money and I wasn’t as smart about checking for motor size on things as I am now so even when I bought the best mixer at Wal-Mart, it still didn’t make it longer than 2 years.
Finally, about eight years ago, I bit the bullet and bought a KitchenAid KHM5DH 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer. I’ve had that same mixer ever since…I love it and will say it again and again and again-it was worth the extra money. At the time I thought the $100 (now $64) was a fortune but in reality I paid much more than that for the previous 10 or so mixers that I bought before.
After all these years I thought I was going to have to break down and purchase a new mixer as the soldering where the two pieces of the beater comes together on the bottom came apart. It’s been that way for a couple months now and I’ve just come to the realization that it was time. Before I gave up and bought a new one I decided that I would talk to Hubby and see if you could solder them back together. Nope. No luck.
Then he said to check Amazon before I gave up on the beater. I told him that I already planned to buy a new mixer from Amazon…he said, “No. Check to see if you can buy replacement beaters”…I did and Amazon had PART # W10490648 OR AP5644233 (2 PACK) GENUINE FACTORY OEM HAND MIXER BEATERS FOR KITCHENAID AND WHIRLPOOL which is exactly what I needed all for $7.64. I was so happy.
This mixer has made so much food in the past years. I hope it goes on make much more!! Buy replacements from Amazon really makes me happy. In the past year we’ve gotten a stove part, a dryer part and now a mixer part. That’s save many dollars vs buying new appliances.