I've wanted a Kitchenaid stand mixer for a while now. I have looked into all the different models and attachments etc. I've really done my research. I decided to check kijiji this week. There were several people in my area who were selling kitchenaid mixers. Some were brand new!
I'm torn between two models. One is a better mixer but is a new refurbished model. It would be better for mixing dough which I really want to do. The other is $20 more and new. I've e-mailed both and so will just wait to hear back from them before making a decision.
I used to think that refurbished meant it was broken, sent back to the company and then fixed to be resold. However I learned with some research that that is not necessary true. Sometimes things that are sent back to the warehouse and then classified as refurbished could be because there was overstock at a retail store, the item was discontinued, or returned by a customer. They will have been reconditioned and re-tested before being sold as "refurbished."
My question to you is have you ever bought a refurbished model? Did you ever have any difficulties with it?