Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kitchenaid mixer or not?

'Tis no secret I am swiftly on my way to becoming the next Julia Child. Or Paula Deen or Martha Stewart, or whomever (professional chef) tickles your fancy. ;o) Ok, maybe not. But. Should I splurge? First let me show you my current beauty, that is approximately 10 years old. ÜAin't she purdy? Might I add she works just fine, is easy to clean, is very reliable & wonderfully hideable. Just like any good woman. Ü

But alas - these are beauties, too. And the color options rock.

So expensive, so bulky & I would think, not near as simple to clean. Also, just another appliance to add to the countertop. I am not a fan of cluttered counters.

Help a girl out, here. Do you have one? Is it worth the money? Could you live without it? Please, do share. I have a decision to make. Thank you. Ü

7 comments:

Mommy Brain said...

I cheap'd out and bought an off brand...I love it...but if you're gonna do it...go all the way! Get the best!

Launa said...

I have one and it is super great however, I also have a regular hand mixer that I use too. I tend to use the big one only when I am baking a couple batches of stuff otherwise I use my hand mixer bc its quicker... oh, and I store my kitchenaid ina cabinet (another reason I don't use it as much.) I do love it though and am glad I have it!

Bobbi Janay said...

Girl they are so worth it.

Family "Q" said...

So WORTH it! I borrow my brothers all the time, if you bake a lot, it's definately worth the $...besides it'll prob. last you the next 10 years also!

Kriss said...

I bought mine at William Sonoma 8 years ago (they were the only one's that carried the Glazier Blue color I wanted) and I don't know how I ever lived without it. It's super easy to clean. The bowl and the mixing tool go in the dishwasher and I just wipe down the base/top real fast. I keep it on my counter and use it to mix up everything from cookies, brownies, pancake/waffle batter, etc. I don't even a hand mixer anymore because this does everything I need it to do and it's so simple to use. My MIL had a kitchenaid that has lasted her 35 years and counting. My friend bought a Sunbeam at JcPenny's and it crapped out on her after two cake bakings. Maybe she got a defective model but sometimes you get what you pay for. I say where the kitchen is concerned, replace your stuff with the good stuff that will last. :) -kriss

Kate said...

I long for one of these! But my hand mixer does the job just fine :-)

German said...

I don't have a mixer I just use a handheld beater and a food processor and that works pretty well. Mostly because I just can't cope with too many appliances I did a post on this just a week or so ago!! Thanks

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