Talking recently about vintage Sunbeam mixers, reader Gary suggested using caution with well-used estate sale mixers, warning:
Often use and age have diminished or worn away the laminents on the motor’s rotor assembly. Oil also often migrates to contact parts too. The result is a burning or oily smell when the item is powered up.
At the same time Gary offered up a beautiful alternative for a stand mixer made today in a rainbow of retro colors:
Martha Stewart brought back great vintage kitchen colors like turquoise, jade and pink in her Artisan 325-watt KitchenAid mixer line. Everything is new, looks great and runs without issue.
Yup, the Kitchen Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer is one nice looking hunka hunka steel.
It’s available in 24 retro colors — surely one to match your retro kitchen style. The very firs image shown is Cobalt — a doppelganger for my 2012 Color of the Year, Bitossi Rimini Blu. Such a regal color. But oh my, all these colors — and there are more, you can see them all on Amazon — are gorgeous. Valentine’s Day, anyone?