(Closed) Do you love your Kitchenaid stand mixer?

posted 4 years ago in Cooking
Post # 31
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Bumble bee

I’ve been married 3 years and I have never used my Kitchenaid mixer, a gift for my bridal shower. I usually mix by hand or use a hand mixer. I really should learn how to use it (Youtube, etc). Lots of people love theirs. 

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I go up and down with it – somestimes (thanksgiving to christmas) I will use it almost every day (it feels like at least!) but then I will go months without touching it

I think that if I had a bigger kitchen or a spot to keep it out I might use it more but to be honest for most baking projects (ie one thing of cookies/brownies etc) its a lot easier to just use my hand mixer

I got mine for free (long story but when I was single I made a joke about how I would get married just for a mixer and a very un-happily divorced man that I was friends with told me he would get me a free one from his work if I promised not to get married – since it was before I ever even met my Darling Husband I said sure thinking it was a joke…till he called me one day and asked if I was going to be home so he could drop it by!)  but if I was going to buy one I would be really honest with myself about what I make and how I would be using it since honestly I think that my cusinart food processor is the star of my kitchen a lot more often

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I love my pink Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer but don’t use it as much as I should ๐Ÿ™

Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t use it often, but it’s super handy when I do need it. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t use it often, but I do love it. I mostly just use it for mashed potatoes and baking. So tis the season for it to be the shining star of my kitchen again. ๐Ÿ™‚ But in the summer it mostly just sits there.

I have some wrist issues and it’s a real life saver. I don’t think I’d enjoy the holidays as much without it. I wouldn’t be able to make everybody so many treats!

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a 6 qt one in black and I’m obsessed with mine!! Right now it’s packed away until our house is finished being built and we can move out of our tiny apartment and there isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t miss it! ๐Ÿ™

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Shredding chicken! I tend to cook whole chickens and shred the meat for tacos, wraps, sandwiches, or whatever and you just toss in chunks and turn it on…30 seconds later SHREDDED! lol It’s great. It use to take a while doing it by hand until I learned that little tip, and I dont have to wait till it cools down.

Post # 38
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Worker bee

I loveeee mine! I use it for everything I can, definitely worth the money!

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Go for it – you won’t regret it. I’d think through attachments carefully before investing though … I thought a pasta roller would be worthless, but after painstakingly rolling fresh pasta by hand a couple times since our wedding, it’s on my Christmas list! I heard the meat grinder (which I thought I would use more) is not really powerful enough to be warranted over a separate hand-crank one. I’ve also been told by friends who make a lot of bread that a larger model with more power is better for that (but measure if you want to put it away in a cabinet bc those are taller). Mine is pistachio ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it!

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We were SO EXCITED about ours, and ended up returning it. After making pancakes batter and cake batter in it and it leaving about a third of the powder not mixed in I wasn’t pleased with it. After my husband tried to makr bread dough and it undid the loc mechanism and flipped dough all over the room we decided it had to go!

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t use mine very frequently, but when I do, I love it.

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

soontobemrs1011:  My hobby is baking and I bought a kitchen aid mixer about a year ago and truth be told, I barely use it. Unless you buy the paddle attachment that scrapes the sides of the bowl, youre going to be stopping the mixer to do it yourself every 5 seconds. I believe the attachement is somewhere around $50CAD? or something like that. If you do buy that attachment I say go for it but if you don’t, you’re better off using an electric mixer or spoon.

 

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