No Love for Kitchenaid mixers?

No Love for Kitchenaid mixers?

I’ve been reading up on opinions of Kitchenaid mixers on this forum and they have a less than stellar reputation.  Many of the larger commercial type mixers were too expensive when I was starting my home bakery last year so I found a great deal on one of the Kitchenaid 7 quart commercial mixers model KSM7990DP.  I was able to get a refurbished model for $399 with free shipping.  I’ve been using it for about 8 months now with constant use (I bake 100 plus loaves a week along with cinnamon rolls and other stuff like that) and it’s been a work horse with no problems.  I make enough dough in each batch for 4 huge 9×5 pan loaves (around 8 pounds of dough) and have yet to tax the unit too much.  I also picked up a grain mill to fit to the accessory hub on the front so I can mill my own flour.

Again, I know Kitchenaid mixers are frowned upon by people on this forum, but has anyone else picked up one of the NSF 1.3hp models?

Source: Fresh Loaf