The kitchen should be a place of opportunity – a space that inspires passion and creativity – but not everyone has an endless budget for the tools they need. Fortunately, there are some brilliant ways to save on high-end appliances, and KitchenAid has one of the lesser-known but best options: a certified countertop refurbishment program so your appliances work like new but cost a lot less.
While “refurbished” has different meanings for different companies, KitchenAid’s process is actually very thorough: first, the brand starts with slightly used or completely unused countertop products. You will then be assigned to a technician who will manually inspect, test, and repair these devices. All surface damage is repaired or minimized so that you can safely display your new device on your countertop, and then it is carefully packed with all the parts, accessories and manuals you will need for it.
Finally, every KitchenAid Certified Refurbished item comes with a six-month limited warranty, free 30-day return policy, and ongoing customer support. In other words, you have nothing to lose, except maybe the higher price.
So what kind of KitchenAid favorites can you find cheaper? The better question is, what can’t you find? The refurbished range includes kitchen machines, high-performance mixers, kettles, coffee machines, toasters, grinders, slow cookers, pasta rollers, ice machines and hand mixers – and yes, the cult stand mixers are also available in refurbished form.
Refurbished Professional 600 ™ Series 6 Quart Bowl Lift Blender ($ 349.99 Refurbished, $ 529.99 New; kitchenaid.com)
Typically this versatile 6-quart blender costs $ 530 new, but opting for the refurbished version will save you about $ 180. Despite the savings, it can mix, knead and whip with incredibly impressive performance and works with any additional attachments you need to mince meat, pasta and more. It’s also offered in 10 gorgeous colors, and according to its 4.6-star rating from over 1,200 reviewers, it’s easy to forget it’s not brand new:
“I work for an electronics repair / renovation company, so I KNOW the repairs are being made, and let me just say the complete KitchenAid experience, from purchase to product setup, was perfect!” Wrote one reviewer.
“Game Changer,” enthuses another. “It looks and acts like it’s brand new. I even got the color I wanted. I can’t stop doing things. ”
So, if you want to outfit your kitchen with high-end tools but want to avoid the high-end price point, the choice is yours. Check out KitchenAid’s Certified Refurbished Program to save hundreds of the KitchenAid kitchen gadgets you’ve always wanted.