(Closed) stand mixer – how often and for what do you use it?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh I use mine ALL the time. I bake alot, make bread, icings, so that machine is always working, I absolutely love it! That was the best Christmas present I ever received from Fiance hehe

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use mine a lot – probably averages once a week. But sometimes there are a couple weeks where I don’t use it, and then weeks where I use it all the time. 

I mostly bake cakes (batter, filling, and frosting) and cookies, but I also make dips a lot with it. I’ve started making bread lately, and I love it. I’m sure I’ll be making a lot more. 

I love mine. We got it two years ago on sale at Kohl’s the day after thanksgiving with lots of coupons. I think it ended up being around $100.  

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I have one from a professional line (my uncle is a chef).  I’d say we use it at least once every 2-3 months.  It’s handy when I’m multi-tasking in the kitchen… which is always lol.  I like how I am not stuck standing there holding the hand mixer so I can work on something else.  Don’t get me wrong though, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if I only had a hand-mixer.  It’s just nice to have the stand mixer.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

All the time! Making dough, frosting, icing, cookies, batter, meringues. It takes a LOT of time out of baking, with really great results. I say if you really enjoy baking, and do it often (or making things from scratch like pizza, pretzels, bread etc) then spring for one.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I will say be wary of the lower price mixers – they just aren’t as powerful. I got a Sunbeam and it wouldn’t mix anything, so I returned it. You are safe with a KitchenAid, Cuisinart or comparable brand. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My mother has one and a regular cuisinart food processor and we use the food processor and all of the attachments no less than once or twice a week, sometimes even for baking, it’s just easier to pull down/put together/clean

 

I suggest going that route if you don’t think you’re going to use the other too much. We only use it when we’re like mass producing i.e. holidays birthdays etc

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We use it alot!

Baking, making dough, cooking (ie mashed potatoes) and attachments for pasta!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

All the time. I make pizza dough weekly, bread, ice cream, baking, potato stuff etc. I use mine at least 5-6 times a week.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Can I also say the internet is creeping me out right now, the add to the right is for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer….big brother is watching

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love using mine. I love to bake so I use it at least once every other month? It’ll probably be more after the wedding diet ends Wink

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

EVERYTHING!!! I have that baby running 3x a week. I make bread dough, pizza dough, pies, cakes, cookies, icing…. I so love it!!!

I recently got the pro kitchenaid and it’s made my life so much better… just seeing it on the counter makes me smile!!!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had a kitchenaid for about 6 months, and never used it. We paid half price for it, and sold it on for full price, so all good for something we never used 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Omg I love my KitchenAid! Besides the fact that it’s hot pink :),

We use it for mashed potatoes, bread/pizza dough, cookies, cakes, ice cream. I’m dying to get the pasta attachment to make homemade pasta.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We got the Kitchenaid Pro for our shower and I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve only used it a handful of times. I don’t do a ton of baking but I still wanted one just because I thought it would be nice to have… and it is! My hand mixer broke a few years ago and I never got around to getting a new one so I would always mix everything by hand. Having the stand mixer is fabulous considering I have carpel tunnel and rigorously mixing batter does nothing for my hands. The Kitchenaid is one of those things that should last for years so even if I don’t do a lot of baking now, I’m sure it’ll still be worth it down the road.  

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