I am getting REALLY tired of the constant problems with our Kitchenaid 6-qt Pro. It's about 8 years old and has started overheating, despite having had thorough mechanical cleanings and new ($$) controller assembly installed. It used to be able to knead for 20 mins with no prob; now the same amount of dough makes it start whirling like a Dervish. No matter the speed, as soon as it's turned on it goes to the top speed and stuff flies out of the bowl. The case gets so hot I think they should have an ice jacket for the motor instead of the bowl! After a few years of service, and replacement of almost all of the innards, it has a persistent problem that's really imparing our productivity.
I am intrigued by the new Cuisinart; they certainly know how to make motors, so maybe it's worth the switch. But I read one review that said that the beater top is so far below the rim of the bowl that you can't use it to capacity. It this true?
Any reviews/comments will be appreciated.