not sure why you are angry with KitchenAid. The metal is not cheap. The metal is aluminum and subject to oxidation, and when placed in a dishware with an alkaline detergent, turns a crappy grey color. I doubt you'd stop buying a wooden salad bowel that was not dishwasher safe.... and then...
I'm a semi retired physician with a background in chemistry.
I enjoy cooking. My Kitchenaid mixer is the one item I wouldn't trade!
Looking forward to sharing in the collective knowledge of this group.... maybe even meet a few Canadians, along the say!