Monday, March 4, 2013

New toy!

I've wanted a Kitchenaid mixer for some time now, probably since I saw Julia Child use one on The French Chef back in the '60s.  Unfortunately, I am unwilling to "pay price."  Three hundred or more bucks for a mixer is just crazy.  And I'm not lucky like a friend of mine, who found one at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift for ten bucks.

Ten.  Bucks.

And really, I don't actually need one.  I don't bake all that much, and at Christmastime I make a triple batch of M&M cookies, which is the biggest baking I do all year.  For the last few years, I've borrowed my friend's Kitchenaid, and it's worked out fine.

So last Christmas Eve I was looking at the mixers at Sears and decided that I liked the Kenmore more than the Kitchenaid:  more powerful motor, light in the bowl, uses all the KA attachments, and best of all, it's a lot cheaper.  Told myself that if I got a decent tax refund, and if it went on sale for my target price ($175.00), I'd get it.

Well, between a sale and a special coupon code, it went down to $178.00 with free shipping so I bought it.

Isn't it pretty?

I was making Red Velvet cake at the time.  I love the way it lights up the bowl so you have a good view of what's going on in there.  Seems nice and sturdy, and not too loud, given that it's a pretty big honkin' machine.

I'm seeing a lot more baking in my future, which is kind of unfortunate since I weigh more today than I have in quite some time.  Oh, well.  Gotta play with the toys, right?


  1. I got an avacado colored Kitchen Aid a couple years ago at a yard sale for $5. With all the attachments. Love it.