Reddit reviews Hobart N50-60 5-Quart Commercial Countertop Mixer, Gear-Driven, 3-Speed, Gray
We found 6 Reddit comments about Hobart N50-60 5-Quart Commercial Countertop Mixer, Gear-Driven, 3-Speed, Gray. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.
3-SPEED, GEAR-DRIVEN TRANSMISSION: Three speeds let you mix anything from whipped cream to cupcake batter. A gear-driven transmission design provides greater stability over belt-driven mixers.PUSH BUTTON CONTROLS: Starting and stopping the mixer is easy with simple on/off operation, making it easy to learn how to operate.MANUAL BOWL LIFT: A simple lever-style lift makes it easy to raise and lower the bowl as needed.#10 ATTACHMENT HUB: The hub accepts most standard #10 attachments like juicers and meat grinders, allowing you to increase the adaptability of your mixer. Three attachments included: dough hook, flat beater and wire whip.NSF LISTED: This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.
> mechanicals use cheap stuff like hot glue and cheap plastic gears.
(Because that's what people want to pay for). BIFL appliances exist and are used every single day in the restaurant industry. People just don't want to pay what they will cost.
Edit: Dishwashers, washing machine, blender, 5 qt Mixer.
Each of those will do their intended function for years. In an average home they should out last homeowner and possibly even the home.
Hobart is the king of countertop mixers, but as you can see, not exactly frugal. Kitchenaid was purchased by Whirlpool and the quality took a steep decline. That being said, you could buy 10 Kitchenaids for that price, so up to you. I have one of the pro series with the bowl-lift things which I like. I just checked; Kitchenaid only has a 1 year warranty. Nice.
Take a look at this earlier BIFL discussion.
Want the quality of the original KitchenAid back when Hobart made them? Get a 5qt Hobart mixer. You have to pay $$$ for the quality however
You can buy a new one if you have $2,250 to spend on a mixer:
(OT) As a person who loves kitchen gear and appliances I like the way you think... but FYI, you may want to also take a glance at a Hobart($thousand(s)+) stand mixer in lieu of the (albeit gorgeous) Kitchenaid (can't handle indefinite high load back to back batches) in your example. The (entry) Hobart could be more likely to be in that well reviewed high end French restaurant above =) --or they could use Kitchenaids(or equivalent) for light loads and Hobart for heavier duties.
They used to be good when the gears were made of metal parts, but now the motors are cheaply made and have a much shorter lifespan. As I understand it, Hobart used to make the motors ages ago but not anymore. If only I could afford one of these... https://www.amazon.com/Hobart-Commercial-Mixer-Gear-Driven-3-Speed/dp/B000VVOC34