Question about KitchenAid K5SS Heavy Duty Commercial Stand Mixer

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Age of Kitchenaid K5A mixer

When the mixer was manufactured?
Serial No: 5B31480. Thanks.

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  • lyrita Jul 15, 2009

    KitchenAid stopped producing K5A models around 1977, succeeded by K5SS.

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I have two kitchen aid mixers. One is a K5SS model and the other is a KSM90PS. Which of these mixers is the newer or better one to keep? LBLyon@gmail.com

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