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Old 05-26-2010, 10:12 AM   #51
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The stand mixer!

A stand mixer can handle any task a hand mixer can. The opposite is not true.

Also, a stand mixer leaves you with both hands free to add ingredients or do other tasks. It can run unattended while you go to the fridge or the pantry to fetch an ingredient.
I was about to post a question about this, and am so glad I found this thread already...
About to read through all of the comments, but am glad to have seen this one in particular!
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:43 PM   #52
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I use a hand mixer. It's easier than dealing with the big old mixer. Unless you've got room for it on your counters you'll have to take up a lot of space to store it and it's a pain to take out whenever you need it. Also with a hand mixer you can choose the size of the bowl you use. Clean-up is easier too.
I agree. Hand blenders are the way to go. I use a Bamix Immersion Blender Love it!
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:00 PM   #53
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I agree. Hand blenders are the way to go. I use a Bamix Immersion Blender Love it!
But you would need something with a big motor if you want to knead dough.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:29 AM   #54
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I've used quite a few since joining DC:

SunBeam - very old something, 100w i think, burnt out mixing CCC dough
B&D MX250 - 00ber speed demon! even at #1, returned
Cuisinart CHM-3 - Slower than the B&D, but still alil too much, lots of torque! bent a beater in CCC dough!
KitchenAid KHM3 - Older 3 spd AC version, worked pretty good, nice slower speeds, used the same beater as the CHM-3 .. but now its bent, can't use it anymore
KitchenAid KHM7T - digital speed controller, nice slow starts and ramps up to a good speed too, uses standard type beaters (doesn't need the lil nipple/bump thing at the end, just the ears)
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:42 AM   #55
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I have a 19 year old Hamilton Beach hand mixer, high end model. It does great with CCC dough and everything else I have asked it to do.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:06 AM   #56
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Stand mixer! You won't know how you lived without it. Really.
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