I’m a KitchenAid stand mixer repair enthusiast. That means that I think KitchenAid stand mixers are pretty awesome. I’ve been doing maintenance and repairs for friends and family for a while now, and I’ve bought a few mixers from Goodwill and eBay to help develop my skills and build a collection. (I might have a problem.)
Anything that goes wrong with a KitchenAid stand mixer, short of outright destruction, is fixable. Vintage KitchenAids (with some exceptions, there’s always an exception, don’t @ me) are built on the same architecture as modern ones — and in many cases you can use modern parts to return a failed vintage mixer to working order.
It adds up to a very satisfying hobby.
My goal with this here Internet web site is to show off some of the more interesting and/or satisfying work that I’ve done, and share some of the knowledge I’ve accumulated along the way.
This isn’t a business for me; I already have a day job. I’m going to keep doing routine maintenance and repair work for family and friends, and I may start up a low-volume service in which you can send me a mixer that you found on eBay, at a charity shop, yard sale, estate sale, or lying by the side of the road with a “Free” sign on it, and I’ll make it run like new.
I’ll even clean and polish and try to make the repaired mixer look as close to new as I can. I don’t do painting or powder coating, but that’s OK — the scuffs and scratches tell a story of their own. (It’s part of the Kevinizing process that all objects go through as part of their natural lives.)
I won’t try to do more than cover my costs, so all you’ll have to pay for is the mixer, shipping, and parts. If that interests you, let me know. (And if you’re reading this, you probably already know how to get hold of me.)
Anyway, that’s all in the future, maybe. For now, keep an eye on things and I’ll be adding pictures and paragraphs. Enjoy!
(Photo: a cobalt-blue KSM90, the mixer I always wanted when I couldn’t afford one. I bought this one from the Goodwill auction web site, and was astonished when it came in at how little it needed — just a routine grease service, and a new rear cover to replace the one broken in transit.)