The Hobart N50 is the 5 qt model and are way expensive brand new ($2,000+). You can find them used on ebay for under $1,000 but I think this is still pretty expensive.What are the model numbers that one would look at for home use?
:thumbsup:The Hobart N50 is the 5 qt model and are way expensive brand new ($2,000+). You can find them used on ebay for under $1,000 but I think this is still pretty expensive.
I am looking for the older kitchen aid ones made by Hobart. I think Hobart sold the Kitchen Aid line in the late '80s. You can find these on eBay for around $100. Nicer refurbished ones can fetch a bit more. These are the K5-A, K5SS and K45 models. There is a bit of a following for the old Kitchen Aids as later models reportedly had gear problems/stripping related to some parts being plastic. I'm not sure, but that's the word among bakers. It could be that people are just using them improperly too.
On eBay, if you want an old KA for the buy-it-now price they usually go for around $300, but that is a rip off. You can pick up a good one for $100-150 if you wait and are a reasonably good bidder. Without accessories they are a lot cheaper because what wenus2 said: individual accessories are spendy. If you are lucky you can get a good one from $75-100. Before bidding search completed listings in the advanced settings and see what the going price is.How much would be to much to pay for one of these, there are a few on ebay but they are kinda steep. The old KA's that is.