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?