Post # 1
Do you have a Kitchen Aid mixer? What do you use it for most? Is it worth the space it takes up? I think I found a good deal on one and I’m wondering if it really IS a good deal…..I’ve always wanted one but don’t know if I will get a good amount of use out of it to justify the money.
Post # 3
YES!!!! haha. I LOVE my mixer. I actually can’t use it much where I live right now (electricity stuff) and so it just sits pretty on a shelf and I stare longingly at it. It depends on how much you bake but if you like to bake I would say go for it! It makes a lot of things easier and faster. And not to mention all of the attachments… haha
Post # 4
I dream of the day that I will own the Susan G. Komen Raspberry Ice KitchenAid Stand Mixer. *drool*
I do a lot of baking (I’m Italian and French, what can I say!). It’s this time of year that I wish I had this beauty to make the holiday baking go much smoother. It’s great for bread making, or basically anything where you would use a hand mixer. I made tons of cookies the other day to give as gifts, and by the end of the night, my arm was sooo tired from beating everything with my hand mixer.
Not to mention the incredible attachments that are available!! Pasta maker, meat grinder, sausage stuffer, ice cream maker, fruit and vegetable strainer/ grinder, juicer, slicer/shredder.
If cooking/baking isn’t something you’re into, then I wouldn’t suggest spending that kind of money on one appliance. However, if you enjoy that kind of thing and you do it quite often, I’d say go for it!
I know if I had one, I’d have fresh baked bread nearly every day! This makes it’s so much easier. My mom told me not to get the Raspberry Ice one, but instead I should get something that will always match my kitchen like white, black, or silver… But I’m in love with the pink one, and the kitchen is my domain (definitely not FI’s), so why not get the pink?! Every time I used it, I would feel so happy just because it’s pink! lol
Post # 5
I bought mine about 10 years ago and wish I had purchased one long before that.
I love baking and used to make wedding cakes for friends. I burned through the motors on too many handheld mixers before I finally invested in my Kitchen Aid,
Post # 6
Mine is the third most used small appliance in my my kitchen, right behind my coffee pot and microwave. I am not much of a bread maker, but I use it for about everything. Baking is the most obvious, but I mix meatloaf in it all the time, mashed potatoes. I can’t wait to upgrade it to the pro and get all the cool attachment. Mine might have been the best $25 craigslist find for me ever.
Post # 7
This is one of the best purchases for the kitchen ever. No competitor even comes close to the quality of the kitchen aid, plus it has so many attachments and they never change the fit so you could use the attachments on say, your grandmothers old kitchen aid and they would work.
They have at attachment for slicing, meat grinding, pasta making, etc
Post # 8
would it still be as valuable if you already owned a food processor (love that thing!) and didn’t bake much?
Post # 9
I just got my KitchenAid mixer for an early Christmas present and it is seriously my second favorite thing in my kitchen (after my coffeemaker!). I bake a lot so I got it for that. If you don’t bake much, you might start with this! I made 2 dozen peanut butter cookies in 20 minutes a few days ago! And that includes cooking time! It just mixes so fast! And no other mixer really compares. My parents bought it for my Fiance and I for about $200, but it’s the white one (the pretty colors are more expensive). We live in a small apt and it does take up room but it’s worth it! I highly recommend it! Also, it does different things than a food processor, so I wouldn’t let having a food processor stop you!
Post # 10
I love mine. I don’t use it a whole lot, but when I do, I’m so glad I have it. I don’t store it on the counter, I keep it in a cupboard when not in use so it’s out of the way. So yes, it’s worth it in my opinion!
Post # 11
I *just* added one to my registry earlier today, all of these positive reviews have me really hoping someone will decide to get it for us!
Post # 12
@justelope: I does do different things, but they do have a foodprocessor attachment pack that can go on it. That is the great part about it, it is like having all these different kitchen gadgets all in one awesome machine. My aunt has had hers 30+years and still works like a charm.
Post # 13
OMG @Carliej01 I can SOOO Relate!!!! I LOVE PINK! I want that Raspberry colored one, but Since QVC had one on last month at a ridiculousy great price and the new Flex Edge beater, I had my mom get it for us for our wedding and went with the Cinnamon color. Our kitchen is going to be red anyways so it works, and my finace is convienced I’m going to have everything in pink so have to compromise. 🙁 I can’t wait to use my mixer in 5 more months!
Post # 14
ok, heading over to the registry now :0
Fiance has asked in the store if I wanted one, but I didn’t think it was worth the counter space. move over toaster.
Post # 15
@justelope: I would go for the pro over the artisan, IMO, it is more powerful so a better investment, but more expensive also.
Post # 16
We have the pro on our registry. It is the only thing I care about getting LOL
ETA: forgot to answer the rest haha.
I love to bake, but I don’t do it often beause it’s way too much of a hassle with the hand-held mixer (at least that’s what I tell myself LOL)