Post # 1
Is it weird to put more thought into what type of mixer you want to register for than your wedding dress. I mean one day vs. a life time right? I know its practical but as I am reading countless consumer reports and reviews I cannot help but think that I am doing something wrong. I picked my dress in one day with my mother. I did not spend hours searching online, or flipping through magazines. But, my kitchenaid stand mixer, now there is another story.
Post # 3
I think it’s awesome!!! 🙂 You go get that perfect kitchen, girl!
Post # 5
Hahahha, love this! You’re so right – 1 day vs. a lifetime. Get that mixer!!
Post # 6
Can a wedding dress help you make cookies, pasta, and ice cream? I think you spent your time wisely 🙂
Post # 7
FWIW, I had a KitchenAid for 10 years. My mother and I are serious bakers, so she got me mine when I was a sophomore in college. Hers is now 30+ years old and is going fine. Mine started to protest at 10 years old (they just don’t make them like they used to?).
I wound up selling my KitchenAid and buying the Cuisinart. Just after that purchase, the Viking mixer came out. I wish I had known…but I’m really, really happy with the Cuisinart. 🙂
Post # 8
@KitKatNYC: Oh the ice cream. One cannot forget the flavours that are to come out of my future kitchen.
Post # 9
@Jeannine @ Small Chic: Thanks for the reviews! I’m about to replace my first stand mixer (JC Penney brand, sheesh). I love this thread, btw!! LOL
Post # 10
I spent YEARS dreaming of my mixer… and hardly as much time thinking about my dress. hee hee! And guess what I use MORE! 🙂
Post # 11
@Jeannine @ Small Chic: Do you know anyone with the Viking? I’ve got mixed reviews.
Anyone want to let me know what they have and how they work I’d be glad for the help.
Post # 12
I love my kitchenaid, the best purchase I have ever made!
Post # 13
i spent about six months umming and arrhing over my KA mixer, down under they sell for $650+ so i had an issue spending that much on an appliance even though hubby kept telling me to buy it so one day i did and im SO glad! i love it – it actually makes me happy seeing it on my kitchen bench
Post # 14
@kimberleedawn: I don’t know anyone with the Viking. I don’t know anyone else with the Cuisinart…though I did see it on one of the cooking shows (maybe Top Chef Desserts?).
That stuff I like about my Cuisinart: mostly metal parts (KitchenAid apparently has some plastic), the attachments are easy to attatch, the bowl doesn’t have as high a bump at the bottom (this isn’t huge for most, but I like to get every last speck of dough out of the bowl and the KitchenAid’s bump got annoying after 10 years). The bowl is a little more narrow than the KitchenAid, but it is a little deeper. The splash guard is standard.
The best part of all: the digitial timer and speed dial. If you need something to be mixed for two minutes, you can set the timer and walk away to do something else. The speed of the mixer is on a dial, so you can gradually increase it. The KitchenAid has set settings (1-2-3-4 etc), so there is a jump as you increase speed. Also, when you hit the unlock latch, the mixer arm lifts on its own (as long as what you’re working on isn’t too thick). I usually need to nudge the arm with my elbow when I’m making cookies and it lifts…that’s nice when your hands are messy or you have stuff in your hands.
The drawbacks: when you use the Cuisinart food processory attachment, it is LOUD. It doesn’t come in colors…just chrome and metal. All the controls are on the right side of the machine, which isn’t ideal for a lefty, but I deal with it. 🙂
The places where you add attachments
Timer and speed dial:
With the food processor attachment (this was a free add-on when I bought mine):
Post # 15
Your dress only needs to last a day, you want that mixer for a lifetime! You sound like you’re thinking just right!