Post # 1
I actually registered for 2 KichenAid mixers, and didn’t received either. I wanted the Professional 5 Series Plus. The standard registry stores here do not carry that one (nor will the order it in) and my mom told me to register for one at the Bay because of who would be most likely to get it.
I’m a little concerned about finding the accessories for the bowl-lift model, since the architect and artisan mixers are so popular (and now there’s also the ultra power ones).
I don’t know if I should get one now or if I should wait. I don’t do a ton of baking, but I think it would help when I do! We don’t have a ton of space but will probably move 6 months-1 year from now. What should I do?
Post # 3
The accessories for the Kitchen-Aid mixers fit ALL the mixers, so don’t worry about that. If you’re a heavy duty baker (double batches, etc), get the Pro or Architect series. If you’re a light baker, you can go with the Artisan Series and it’ll last you through the years easily, plus it’s more compact on your counter. Buy from Sears, they go on sale fairly often and you can get the 10% registry discount on top of that.
Post # 4
I say, it depends. I do a ton of cooking and minor baking. A hand electric mixer does all the work I need. Its a waste of space except for the few times I have used the kneading hook.
I would get a cuisinart first if you dont already have it. If you do, then I say wait.
I bought it at a going out of business sale a few years ago. I have barely touched it and it takes up a ton of space. Unless you do a lot of baking, it really isnt necessary
Post # 5
@bakerella: Thanks! I thought some of the attachments were different, but I guess it’s just bowls & lids.
I do have a handheld mixer, a large food processor and a small processor (both cuisinart) so I’ll wait until at the very least I see an awesome sale!