(Closed) Question about Kitchen-Aid mixer….

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have it in cobolt blue like all my other kitchen aid stuff πŸ™‚

I use mine all the time to make cakes, cookies, muffins etc!

Anything that needs to be mixed it is amazing! I would not want to live without one (and never have!)

Edit- I’m sure I could use it for more but I LOVE kitchen stuff so I have TONS of stuff.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a silver one, I would have loved a color but I got it on a really good sale and only that color was included. Now looking back though I’m glad I have silver because all my appliances are stainless and it matches.

I use mine the most to make cakes, because I’m a hobby baker and it’s the easiest way to make fondant and mix the batter, and homemade buttercreams. BUT I use it anytime I can because it’s fun and the clean up is easy (so.. mixing any batter, pancakes etc…)

I hope you get it, you’ll love it!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We chose red and just got it delivered to us–it’s so cute! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of their colors, because they’re all classic. We figured most of the kitchen is white, black, or steel-colored, so a little pop of red would be fun.

We’ll use it for baking, mostly (bread, cookies, cakes)… I’m curious to see what others use it for, too.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Hi! My mom has one and uses it for everything. Pancakes and waffles every weekend. All baked goods at holidays. There are also attachments for different stuff you could get later like ice cream maker and pasta maker and even meat grinder. I don’t know that it is something I’ll use every day, but every time I bake I wish I had one! 

As for color… I was torn too! I knew I didn’t want black, white, or stainless steal… if I wanted to spend that much (or let someone spend that much) I want to LOVE it and I couldn’t see loving something that wasn’t a fun color. As for which color… it was so hard! I love the classic red but nothing in my house is red. I narrowed it down to blue but I couldn’t decide between the darker and lighter colored blue. The darker seemed more classic. The lighter a little retro/trendy. I actually went back and forth on the registry several times (and might still change!). As of right now though I went with the light robin’s egg blue. Will it be the most in-fashion thing in 10-20 years? Nope, and I think I kind of love that! I think it will be an awesome reminder of the time in which I got married. It will be like my mom’s avocado colored mixing bowls. And who knows.. maybe in 30 years it will be back in style! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did not go with a black one simply because I knew that it would be a lifelong kitchen appliance–it would get way too messy with flour and other stuff and I felt like black would need constant attention. I was lucky enough to get a brushed chrome/silver colored one. I love it. It doesn’t show any fingerprints.

As for what I use it for the most? Baking. I love baking and it is amazing how much faster cake batters or egg whites get whipped with that over a hand mixer. My next test of it will be bread; I am bit hesitant though as I love to knead my bread by hand, but I do want to try out the dough hook!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I registered for the stainless steel colored one. Those mixers last forever, choose a color that will go with any decor and you won’t be tired of in 20 years.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a red one. I hope you get it. Even though I go through phases when I use it a lot and not so much, I couldn’t imagine not having one. (Just also register for a hand mixer as that is also very useful) I use it most for cookies, and I only use the stand mixer for cookies (I don’t ever use the hand mixer) and I use it for quick breads (pumpkin, banana) and cakes. I got red because it was one of two colors available at sam’s club when my Fiance, brother and dad got it for me. But I love it a lot. If I had to choose I would get a matte color though.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Penguingal06: I use the dough hook for my fondant which is very similar to a heavy bread dough and it works awesome!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@nurselindsey: Good idea. I would hope for both. My hand mixer is kitchenaid too, but I registered for an upgrade with a little more power.

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