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It was May 22nd, 1972, 2:00 A.M. and the hum of the Doris' Sears mixer could be heard emanating from the kitchen of the Donaldson's suburban New Jersey home. The drone of the mixer was beginning to loll Doris to sleep, she slapped herself on the side of the cheek and reached for another cup of coffee. "Just one more batch...just one more batch" was the mantra she kept repeating in her head.

One hour earlier, eight-year-old Douglas Donaldson had appeared next to Doris' pillow and announced to his mom that she was suppose to bake five dozen cupcakes for the big Hackensack-Teaneck Cub Scout jamboree to be held later that morning. The groggy mother of four nudged her sleeping husband Dennis, telling him that she was having a nightmare. He reached over and poked her on the shoulder. Doris rubbed her eyes and the little eight-year-old apparition was still standing there, it was no nightmare (or maybe it was)--she had to drag herself out bed and bake five dozen cupcakes.

For sale is a delightful vintage Sears (model 400.8244) stand mixer in bright avocado green. This 10-speed working mixer comes with its original beaters, one 8.5" stainless steel box and one 6.25" bowl. It stands 12.5" tall and is 6.5" wide and 9" deep. The mixer base is heavy aluminum except for the bowl platform which is plastic. The motor housing is metal on the bottom with plastic top and handle. The top motor portion can be quickly removed for use as a hand mixer.

This vintage mixer is in good vintage condition. We tested it and the motor and control dial works well. The painted metal finish is very good condition with a shiny finish and just a few light scratches. The original pads located on the bottom of the mixer are gone but the mixer set firmly on a counter top. The We found two hairline cracks on the plastic top of the mixer motor but they appear to be stable and do not affect function of the machine. We found another hairline crack in the bowl platform but it too is stable and it works well. The electrical cord is in good shape. The two bowls and beaters as also in good condition.

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1970's Avocado Green Sears Stand Mixer with Beaters & 2 Bowls


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: metal, plastic
  • Only ships within United States.
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