New bowl for a KitchenAid food processor
November 21, 2010 1:59 PM Subscribe
New bowl for a KitchenAid food processor in Toronto?
posted by feelinggood to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We have a 5-year-old 11-cup KitchenAid food processor and the big main work bowl is going. It's starting to crack around the edges and sometimes the lid won't come off.
The last time we needed a new one, we phoned KA -- but they don't sell parts. We had to buy a whole new one. The last one was only 5 years old, too. The motor on this one is built like a tank and will probably last a long time.
I don't want to get angry with them all over again on the phone. The web site has nothing on getting parts. In fact, it looks like they don't even sell an 11-cup model now: they're up to 12 cups ($250). That's too much money to spend every 5 years.
Does anyone know if they've changed their policy -- or, more likely where can we get a brand new bowl (or even a good used one) from a retail supplier? Is there anyone who collects old processors and cannibalizes them? Anywhere in the GTA. Thanks.
P.S. Maybe that's it these days: 5 years is all you can hope for from an appliance like this in the age of obsolescence? Why not just lease them?