Kitchenaid Stand Mixer- yay or nay?

I may be the only bride who didn't register for this.  So to all the ladies who own one, do you actually use it often?  Is it a serious must-have for a future wifey in the kitchen??? I'm not much of a baker, except for chocolate chip cookies.  How else can I use this?


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Posted on August 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm
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I use mine ALL the time!! Its definetely a must have! you can use it for other things, like mashing potatoes...you might get a wild hair bup your butt one day and want to make a cake from scratch =)

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 5:27 pm
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I used mine for everything!  it lives on my  kitchen counter (its white, like all my appliances) and i adore it.  i talk to it, i pet it, its amazing.


I actually have the bigger one - i think its a 6 quart?  its the one with the lever to raise the bowl.  i make 136-140 dozen cookies every year for christmas and my mom and i use both of our and two hand mixers as well.  I dont know what i would do without it!

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm
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beltran-WOAH that's some serious cookie baking!


I don't have one either. Unfortunately my kitchen doesn't have too much storage space so I'm trying to stick to the basics as far as appliances go. I just have a little hand held mixer that I can store in small spaces easier. Maybe one day I'll get a huge kitchen and have lots of room for all these cool gadgets = )

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 2:58 am
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I Loooooove mine.  LOVE IT.  Like Beltran I also have the 6qt beast.


And not just because of it's trendy kitchen goodness sitting on the counter looking cool.  Nope.  It's nothing short of awesome.


Just think:  mashed potatos.  Homemade bread.  NAAN!  Cookie dough.  Whipped egg whites for pies and baking (I have a great lemon pie recipie, not merangue, but egg whites and lemon together. . .it's like lemon cheesecake.).  Whipped cream (that itself I hate, but you whip heavy cream and then mix it in with melted chocolate, coffee liquor and some high-quality vanilla. . .chill that and you have a rich, delicious chocolate dessert that is awesome for guests) Crab wontons (that mixer will beat crab and cream cheese together in 2 seconds).  Cheesecake.  Batters of all kind.  Homemade granola and granola bars.  Pizza crust. 


I can go on :)  Ours sees plenty of use.  My MOH, however, got one for her wedding 5 years ago and has used it once or twice.


SO, the question is, how much do you like to cook?

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 5:34 am
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I use mine every single day! It's definitely worth it.

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 6:07 am
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i love to cook!  not a baker but definite dinner meals ans such.  i guessi never thought of the possibilities of a stand mixer.


I'm convinced!

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 6:28 am
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Yeah, it's amazing. I am such a baker though. I love making cakes, for my bday, FI's bday, anniversary, etc. It's also amazing for cooking, esp if you have to mix lots of eggs. You can go around and do other things. :)

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 6:35 am
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I have two and love 'em both.  There's Bruno, my Pro 600 6-qt.  He's a nice medium gray color.  And there's Lola, my Artisan 5-qt.  She's a nice light shiny silver color.  Yes, I know that naming my mixers is odd, but I don't care.  :)

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:32 am
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I totally want one!!!

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 5:12 am
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Hahah Laura I love the names! 


I'm also excited to see other girls obsessed with their Pro 600's :)  Mine is that pearl gray color too, and it's seriously the Holy Grail of my kitchen.

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 5:55 am
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Ah! This is one high end item I put on our registry. I hope I hope I get it!!! I registered for the metallic chrome one so it would match with everything, but I am in LOVE with that adorable green! I want my kitchen walls that color :)

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 9:32 am
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I don't have a stand mixer and it's not on our registry....I just use a hand mixer or my immersion blender for stuff and haven't found the need for a ginormous stand mixer like this...of those who have one, is it worth it over a hand mixer?

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm
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For me it absolutely is worth it.  I guess it just depends on what and how much you cook.

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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I never actually registered for it and in the past year, I haven't missed it.  I'm just not a baker I suppose.  Plus it jsut takes up too much counter space in my condo. 

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm
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I use mine all the time! I bake a lot, but I also use it for mashed potatoes, whip cream, I also just got the ice cream maker attachment and  thats awesome!

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm
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I am still trying to broden my horizons in the cooking department but I use my mixer a few times a week.  I am a mashed potato queen ;)

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 8:00 am
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i think i just might put this on my wish list for christmas this year. i made cake last night for my sister's b-day using this: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/beattys-chocolate-cake-recipe/index.html


and all i could think about was "i wish i had a mixer"...the recipe is excellent by the way...

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm

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