KitchenAid mixers are one of those rare appliances people first long covet, eventually save up to purchase, then end up owning for years, a relationship often measured in decades. It's not an exaggeration to say people love these appliances like old friends.
But sometimes that old friend needs a little TLC...like a replacement power cord, which can become frayed, burnt, or bent out shape from years of hard mixing use. Here's how to replace the mixer's power cord in lickety-split...
The idea of self repairing an appliance – an appliance as expensive as a KitchenAid mixer – seems daunting at first. But as revealed by the how-to video above, with just a Phillips screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, and the appropriate gauge power cord (various models may require different power cords), it takes only beginner-level repair skills to disassemble and replace the mixer's power cord.
Replacement power cord prices range from $10.00 upwards of $100, depending upon the model. Unfortunately the KitchenAid parts department doesn't seem to list replacement power cords amongst their catalog of parts, but that's where aftermarket retailers like eReplacementParts.com and MendingShed.com come in, listing a variety of genuine and compatible parts specific to each model, in both black and white cover finishes.
After you've repaired your KitchenAid mixer's power cord, you might then be confident enough to brave the task of tuning the mixer's engine or hot-rod customizing your mixer friend with a new finish. Who knew the world of KitchenAid mixers would reveal itself to be as rich in repairs and upgrade resources as custom cars!
(Images: Gregory Han; MendingShed.com)