Ways to reuse an electric mixer?

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Old 05-08-13, 01:47 PM
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Ways to reuse an electric mixer?

I have an electric mixer (for baking) and one of the ports broke, so I'm going to buy another one (it's over 20 years old...) but since one of the ports still works, I thought it'd be cool to recycle the electrics into something cool. Any ideas?
 
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Count your blessings that it lasted for more than twenty years. While you might be able to use it to stir paint (I wouldn't) it really deserves a decent burial.
 
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I doubt it would be stout enough to mix/stir paint.
Back when I was a kid my mother's mixer died and she threw it in the trash, I dug it out, took it apart and put it back together with a few pieces left over. Plugged it in and watched it walk across the floor. When she found out it worked, she put it back in service. It died again a few yrs later but I couldn't resurrect it.
 
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When I was a kid my mother's mixer crapped out on one side, stripped gears I think. She got a Sunbeam stand mixer and my daddy drove a cedar plug in the unworkable side of the old mixer and gave it to me to have fun. I was mixing up some water in the bathroom sink when the metal tip at the end of the beater touched the pop-up stopper. It flashed and there was a pit in that stopper til that sink was removed, maybe when they tore down the house.

I don't remember what ever became of the mixer, probably it is under the athletic fields north of the U of W football stadium as that was the landfill dump way back then.
 
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Furd....... that story is priceless. No GFI there
 
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Old 05-09-13, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by chinajewelry
Any ideas?
BBQ rotisserie?

Shoe polisher, chamois car buffer.

Rotisserie will need a speed reducer.
Hmm, - the broken port - what is broken, the bearings or the gears?

If the bearings are still good and the tines don't wobble,
Perhaps you can use the shaft on the good port to drive a speed reduction wheel on the tines on the broken port?

Simple speed reduction drive. Or, reverse it and speed multiplication drive.
 
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Better yet

Got it.

Working miniature model of a manual transmission



 
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Perfect Hal..........works just great with the mixer

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And so compact as well as practical

NEVER throw away the mixing beaters. Super to mix quarts of paint with a drill (I never open more paint than that)
 
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Nah

Would be a perfect fit for the worlds smallest V12 engine.





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