Hello World

Hello World


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. (And there are only so many hours in the day.) I’m going to keep doing routine maintenance and repair work for family and friends, but if you find a mixer on eBay, at a charity shop, yard sale, estate sale, or lying by the side of the road with a “Free” sign on it, hit me up and I’ll make it run like new.

If you want someone who will spend the time to do a thorough cleanup and tuneup of a treasured mixer, I’m game. Use the contact form to get in touch.

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.)

This site is a living organism, so keep an eye on it. 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.)