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Old 02-23-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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I am completely in love...
with my new Kitchen-Aid stand mixer!!!

Yes, of course I love DH who bought it for me too, no worries there.

But seriously, this thing is amazing. I LOVE to cook and bake as well but I dread worrying about whether I've mixed something well enough with my regular mixer or by hand...and I just used the mixer for the first time and what a breeze!

I absolutely adore it and just had to share that...
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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You knit and cook and bake? Awsome. I do too, I think I should have been born in the 20's sometimes so I could have been 30 in the 50's.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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Yep, I've loved cooking for a long time and just started knitting recently. Haven't figured out how to combine the two although when I cook stuff that has to be in the overn for a while, I can sit down and get a few rows knit up!

I agree about being a throwback to another generation...I enjoy the simple basic stuff...but I guess that would mean I wouldn't have this mixer if I was from back then...so I'll stick with the modern me!
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Oh so true, and a laptop to talk to other knitters too!

LOL baking and knitting, if I time something for 20 min, I know I can do a couple of rows before it's done!
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OOO OOO OOO knit, which one did ya get???? Girlfriend them KA's are wonderful for makin BC n MMF Not to mention the cake mixes and using the attachments (the pasta roller for gumpaste is great) and grinder for carrots for carrot cake. I could go on n on n on. OMG
They are the best for making IMBC. One thing though, I would highly recommend getting a second bowl. Some times you want to do your meringue in one bowl and your butter n sugar in another one.
I am SOOOO happy fer ya!!!!!!
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with my new Kitchen-Aid stand mixer!!!

Yes, of course I love DH who bought it for me too, no worries there.

But seriously, this thing is amazing. I LOVE to cook and bake as well but I dread worrying about whether I've mixed something well enough with my regular mixer or by hand...and I just used the mixer for the first time and what a breeze!

I absolutely adore it and just had to share that...

I won't lie. I am SOOOO Jealous. I just imagine the time saving I could have, setting something to mix while I set up the other part. My 5 dollar hand mixer I have had since 2002 does a great job tho. Totally lived past what I expected.


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You knit and cook and bake? Awsome. I do too, I think I should have been born in the 20's sometimes so I could have been 30 in the 50's.
Me too! I've always had a very old fashioned mentality. I just love those "domestic" hobbies.
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congrats on the Kitchen Aide. I asked for (and got) a yellow one (favorite color) for my 22nd birthday. I too recommend the multiple bowls and a couple of covers to throw dough in the fridge to chill. The pasta attachment ... meat grinder....
If I didn't have a cold and a puppy sleeping in my lap I'd go bake...Have fun !!!
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I love mine too! I got mine for Christmas year before last and it is my favorite smaller appliance. Mine is the cobalt blue color as my kitchen is blue. This baby does everything. I would like to get the ice cream, pasta and grinding accessories, but until then I happily mix, stir and knead with it. It makes the yummiest mashed potatoes!

Congrats and you are going to love this long term. It will last a long long time.
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I love mine, too. Try the "English Muffin Bread" recipe in the booklet. It is wonderful.

Have fun baking
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My mom gave me one about 6 months ago. It's still in the box. I really have no idea what to do with it.
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