I recently ordered and received a refurbished KitchenAid® Professional 600™ 6-qt. “Bowl Lift” style mixer. It’s a manufacturer refurbished machine that could have been used for up to a year before being returned. The company representative told me that it might have a scratch or two on it. However, upon careful inspection, I could not find a single blemish on the machine, and no obvious spots of “touch-up” paint. It’s flawless! It came with a 6 quart stainless steel bowl (with handle), a PowerKnead™ spiral dough hook, a flat beater and a stainless steel wire whip.
I chose this model because I wanted the more powerful 575 watt motor and the larger bowl capacity (as compared to the Classic and Artisan series mixers). Mine is “Gloss Cinnamon” and that color fits beautifully into my kitchen.
I chose the KitchenAid® Professional 600™ for my stand mixer because I like the idea of the drive transmission, all-steel gears and all metal construction. Even refurbished these mixers aren’t inexpensive, but they are constructed to last for years.
It seems to work flawlessly. I have already used the ice cream maker attachment to make homemade ice cream, and the two of the pasta maker attachments to make fettuccine.
I can’t wait to try out my other attachments and accessories!