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#21 Dielle

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:58 PM


I have a Bosch and I love it. It's an older one... my MIL found it at Goodwill minus the bread hook and mixing beaters which I ordered online. I would guess it's at least 20 years old, maybe more. It looks just like the one my mom had when I was a kid 30 years ago. I use it all the time (mostly for bread) and have had it for over 10 years. It's a total workhorse, and can do bigger batches of bread than the standard size Kitchen Aid my friends have. The thing I love about it vs. most stand mixers is that it's short and will fit in a drawer or cabinet much more easily and doesn't have to take up permanent residence on my counter. It's not nearly as cute as a bright red Kitchen Aid, but then that's not the reason I have it. The only attachment I have for it is a blender.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

my mother has a KitchenAid professional also - I will inherit that sucker!!!

anyway we make homemade pierogies several times a year and the pasta roller is indispensable - we can do 12 dozen in a matter of an hour or so with the roller!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:39 PM

Kitchen Aid pro here, too. LOVE it. I never thought I wanted or needed one, but my inlaws bought it for me for Christmas one year & I use it several times a week. You can mix anything in that thing with no worries about overworking the motor. One thing, make sure you have space to leave it on your counter. They are really heavy & if I had to lug it out of a cabinet every time I wanted to use it, I probably wouldn't use it very often. Costco often has them for a good price.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

So on a whim, I just checked the air miles website. They have the KitchenAid® Professional 600TM Series 6-Quart Lift Bowl Stand Mixer (love copy & paste) for 4500 air miles. Guess who's getting a new stand mixer! :smilie_xmas_116:
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

:clapping: you won't regret it! I do really wish I had the Pro one, but it was out of our budget, and I'm quite happy with my regular one (although i wish the bowl was bigger!) ;)
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:55 AM

I still can't believe what I'm reading....I guess I'm the only one that ever has anything break. First it was my double ovens and now the Kitchen Aid. My broke within a year. I had the professional 6 qt. I used it all the time for making bread, now it's a huge lump off metal and plastic in the corner of my counter. It's probably going to cost as much to fix it as it would to replace it. I loved it while it lasted. Oh and by the way make sure where you purchase yours offers a warranty.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

Kitchen Aid pro here, too. LOVE it. I never thought I wanted or needed one, but my inlaws bought it for me for Christmas one year & I use it several times a week. You can mix anything in that thing with no worries about overworking the motor. One thing, make sure you have space to leave it on your counter. They are really heavy & if I had to lug it out of a cabinet every time I wanted to use it, I probably wouldn't use it very often. Costco often has them for a good price.

Yes to the bolded. I can barely move it just on the counter. But it is a true workhorse!
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:19 PM

You'll love it! The one thing about the PRO...check the type of whisk and hook that you will be getting. I have the burnished metal ones, and you can not put those in the dishwasher (the bowl you can since it is stainless steel). It's not that big of a deal for me, and I have no clue why you can't put them in the washer because I never had, but just thought I would throw that in there. The white ones you can, the burnished metal ones you can't.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:22 PM

I threw my metal mixer into the dishwasher and it looks almost tarnished now, it's not bright anymore. I also had to scrub some blackened stuff off of it. I've never throw it in the dishwasher again! ;)
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