The Best Time to Buy Kitchenaid

When Is The Best Time to Buy Kitchenaid Mixers?

KitchenAid stand mixers are amazing, although there is no denying the fact that these are not exactly the cheapest appliances you will ever buy. Yes, they are pricey purchases, although plenty of KitchenAid owners will with me that these machines are a long-term investment that will be whipping up your tasty treats for decades – perhaps even a lifetime – if you play your card right.

If you have done a quick bit of research and have come to the conclusion that the KitchenAid mixer you have dreaming about might be a bit out of your price range, I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t give up hope just yet.

Okay so, a KitchenAid will never be the cheapest stand mixer on the market, but there are certain places, and times, throughout the year you can buy these dreamy mixers for a lot less than their usual retail price. You simply have to know where, and when, to buy a KitchenAid mixer.

When is the best time to buy KitchenAid mixers?

I have been lurking around various stores and websites for some time now in an attempt to answer these very questions. After keeping a close eye on prices for the best part of a year, I have found the best time to buy a KitchenAid stand mixer. 

Here are my suggestions.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Perhaps the most obvious time to grab a bargain, regardless of what you are hunting for, is Black Friday. 

Black Friday was essentially a brick-and-mortar stores ritual where they sold their older inventory at normal to massively discounted prices. Nowadays, Black Friday is synonymous with online sales of the best appliances and devices you can buy. Closely related to this is Cyber Monday, which became an official E-commerce Sales Day when online retail companies noticed a recurring revenue spike post-Thanksgiving, as people ordered gifts at their workplace. It has expanded to everything from books to watering cans, and of course our sturdy stand mixers.

As American as it sounds, the best time of year to buy a KitchenAid mixer is typical during the holidays. More so, if you happen to be in the US during Thanksgiving.

While you cannot expect the deep discounts offered on many other products, you can save up to $100 dollars on a stand mixer. Typical savings around Black Friday are about 15-25% mark on KitchenAid products. 

Most discounts offered are on the KitchenAid Artisan Series (which makes perfect given the sheer number of models available). You may find the odd Professional or Pro-line stand mixer on sale and offered at a discount of $100-200 or even at half-price, although these will be harder to find.

It’s also a great time to stock on up some extra KitchenAid attachments as you can get your hands on a beautiful ceramic bowl or and food attachments like the meat grinder or the vegetable slicer with a similar 25-30% discount.

If you really want to be a savvy shopper, I suggest that you keep tabs for a couple of weeks and bookmark online sites that track such deals before the actual sale begins. If you wait until the last minute, you’ll be sorely disappointed as other bakers would probably have grabbed all the deals by then!

Pre & Post Christmas

Although the popularity of Black Friday and Thanksgiving sales is starting to catch on globally, sales around the Christmas period still remain hugely popular, regardless of which country you live in. 

The holidays will be one of the best times to buy a stand mixer. KitchenAid knows that there are millions of home bakers and chefs looking to upgrade their Expect to be able to pick up a mixer for a similar discount to Black Friday during the Boxing Day sales period. The discounts can even go up to 50% on some items.

If you’re in the US, places like Kohl, Macy and Best Buy are where you can find a truly sweet deal, and sometimes with free shipping too. I also want to give a special shout to Target, they seem to have discounted KitchenAids throughout the year, although more so around the holiday period. I even spotted a Professional 5 Bowl-Lift with a massive 40% discount.

For those of you in the UK, Harrods, Currys or House of Fraser places you can get yourself a deeply discounted stand mixer, including the Professional series. Argos also has the occasional discount on stand mixers around this time, which you can get at an even lower price if you have been saving up Nectar points.

Regardless of where you live, this concept holds true for other countries. Big retailers and hypermarkets will have pre and post-holiday sale deals that allow you to grab a pricey KitchenAid mixer at a much lower price.

How to never miss the big sales at these retailers? 

Sign up for their rewards program if you’re a regular shopper or subscribe to their newsletters to get the scoop on various sale offers throughout the year.

Although the best time to buy a KitchenAid mixer is typical during the holidays, you can find these items on sale throughout the year at big box stores like Target.

Amazon Prime Day

Besides the KitchenAid website, Amazon is one of the best places online to pick up a KitchenAid mixer.

While Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend may be the best time to buy a KitchenAid stand mixer on Amazon, don’t forget the Prime Day deals.

Prime Day falls at the end of June or the beginning of July and is Amazon’s summer version of Black Friday. Like Black Friday, Prime Day is both popular and eagerly awaited in all those countries where Amazon has a regional site.

If you’re a Prime member, Lighting Deals offer some of the lowest rates on products that you’ll ever find on the site all year. 

But you have to be on alert as there will be thousands of KitchenAid lovers like you who are waiting for the sales to begin, even before the summer starts. 

If you’ve exhausted all these options, and still haven’t found a deal you like, here are a couple of more opportunities you can look into.

Other tips for getting a cheap KitchenAid stand mixer

Ship a mixer over from US

I have heard a few people suggest this, so I wanted to quickly address this. Buying your KitchenAid stand mixer online from a US retailer or Amazon, and getting it shipped over to your home country is certainly one way to get a lower price mixer.  While this may get you a good deal, there are other things to consider.

For starters, you may end up with high import duties depending on where you live and the shipping cost won’t exactly be cheap for a weighty machine like these.

The major issue with this however is the voltage. US machines are configured to work on a different voltage compared to other countries. This requires the use of transformers to run your new KitchenAid stand mixer.

KitchenAid doesn’t offer a warranty on mixers used outside the country of purchase. This obviously applies to models that are not designed for use in your country. 

Nevertheless, people do shop abroad or on American sites and have used these and other alliances without major hiccups. This strategy is worth a shot if the deal is still too good to resist, even after accounting for all those additional expenses.

Buy refurbished KitchenAid mixers

Is your heart set on the high-end models like the Professional series or Pro-line, but your budget doesn’t allow this indulgence?

Refurbished stand mixers are the way to go if you don’t mind some minor scuffs or marks. You’ll be potentially saving hundreds of dollars and even get a minimally used and decent piece at half or even a quarter the price. Of course, buying at an eBay auction comes with its own set of risks. You can get scammed and end up with a less than the stellar piece.

Amazon renewed and refurbished departments offer quality mixers that aren’t as cheap as the ones you’ll find on Ebay. But these are still a pretty good deal, and come with the Amazon Renewed Guarantee.

Did you know that KitchenAid has an online refurbished outlet? You can find a used stand mixer or special attachment that has been checked, cleaned, and restored by the company to work (and look) just a good as a new machine would! 

Final Thoughts

To sum up, KitchenAid stand mixers are state-of-the-art appliances but as expensive as they come. 

Picking up your favorite stand mixer model at a discount and in the perfect color is very much possible with a holiday sale. If you can’t snag one during this Black Friday or Boxing Day, there is always the reseller’s annual (and sometimes monthly) discount scheme. 

I how my guide on the best time to buy KitchenAid stand mixers will help you bag a bargain.

Happy hunting!