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Old 12-09-2011, 06:09 PM   #11
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I don't have one of those, so this probably performs some of those duties.
Ha! Just looked, and I have a KA, and I didn't even know it!

(Except it's a hand mixer.)
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #12
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SO is KA-phobic. She refuses to use it and bought a hand mixer for her use. She was making some cookie or other last week and used a hand whisk to beat egg whites rather than use a mixer. Actually, her arm got tired and she gave me the bowl and whisk to finish the job. Of course I mentioned the KA would have been done quite some time earlier.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:18 PM   #13
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I love it for creaming butter. And to think I used to do that by hand. Not knocking our grandmothers, but it turns out so much fluffier using the mixer.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #14
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I used mine to mix my meatloaf last night

Please me tell you also used it to grind the meat...
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:44 PM   #15
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So I'm going to buy a K.A mixer, and have read many reviews, both on line and here on D.C , I do make bread and heavier cookie dough more than anything else, my question is "Should I go with the K.A classic, or Artisan series" I know the artisan series starts at 300watts and goes up to something like 450 or 500watts , any input would be great, Canadian Tire has the Artisan 300watt on sale for $249.00 but then I saw a classic K.A mixer at London Drugs 250watts for $198.00 , I just need a bit of direction , I fairly certain I'll go with the K.A artisan series , but would love some feed back.
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The Artisan is 325 watts. It's a great mixer, and has a tilt head, which I prefer. I use it mostly for cookies, cakes, etc. If you're going to do a lot of yeast breads, I would go for something with more power.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:01 PM   #16
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Please me tell you also used it to grind the meat...
Nope. I purchased professionally ground beef at a precise 80/20 ratio and supported my small time grocer in doing so
Besides, I just can't justify the money KA wants for its attachments.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:54 PM   #17
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Just my opion, but I have A pro 600 and have no complaints! I mix my pizza dough for 30 mins and it never heats up. I don't know about the 300 watt and it seems it would work alot harder. But again, I down't know if its true. I also like the lift feature over the tilt. If I was to bye a tilt mixer, I would take a look at the Viking Mixers!
Although any KA stand mixer makes mixing a pleasure!
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:53 AM   #18
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got it

Ok sooooo , I got one I'm so very excited , I decided on the artisan 5qt 350watt k.A tilt head mixer, well honestly I didn't get it my best friend got it for me for Christmas.........a little early but I don't think Santa will mind when he see's the amazing cookies I'm leaving out for him LOL
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PS: Thanks for all the input and advice , and if you'll excuse me now I have some cookies to bake

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #19
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That's the size and power I have in a bowl lift model. I mix a big batch of bagel dough (1100 gr bread flour) and it does the job.
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SO is KA-phobic. She refuses to use it and bought a hand mixer for her use. She was making some cookie or other last week and used a hand whisk to beat egg whites rather than use a mixer. Actually, her arm got tired and she gave me the bowl and whisk to finish the job. Of course I mentioned the KA would have been done quite some time earlier.

I may be a bit KA-phobic. It's big and well, my hand-mixer can generally do what I need it to do in the time I would get the KA assembled. Plus, I can never get that bowl back in position. That being said, I really don't bake and would likely feel different about the KA if I did - of course, Lucille is Frank's fancy lady.

Or I may simply be loyal to my hand-mixer which was purchased for me by my grandmother 30+ years ago. I'm sometimes sentimental in odd ways.
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