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Food made with KitchenAid Stand mixer tastes like grease

I just used my kitchen aid stand mixer for the first time, and the cookie dough tasted like grease. Is this normal for the first time, or do I need to return it?

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My kitchen aid stand mixer is 15 years old and is beginning to give off a slight mechanical burning (??) smell when I use it. At one point during a move oil seeped out from where the rotating part connects to the upper part of the mixer. Could it be that it requires more oil..how does one do that?

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The k-aid stand mixers do have a tendency to seep oil.
That oil started out as grease but has separated and is probably coming out from around the beater shaft.

Usually just wiping shaft off with a paper towel right before using is sufficient.

Also -the more frequently the mixer is used, the less likely the tendency of the grease to separate.

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The likelyhood of grease coming from the mixer is extremely small. As long as the beater & bowl were washed first and the shortening you used was fresh, there shouldn't be a grease taste.

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