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Old 02-21-2002, 07:25 AM   #1
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Kitchenaid Mixer...highly recommended

I was watching the Martha Stewart show and noticed her mixer what a beaut it was. I decided to go out and buy myself one of these heavy duty mixers and i just want you to all know that it was a really good purchase. Of course she has the top of the line one that the bowl goes up and down as well as the head lifting. I bought the next step down and it works just as well it the head lifts and the bowl stays stationary. It's the KitchenAid Model #4K45SS 41/2 quart mixer. You can also buy attachments for it that will shred,grind,and even make pasta. I would highly recommend this mixer to anyone who loves to cook.:)

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Old 02-21-2002, 12:46 PM   #2
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Barb, You may find this difficult to believe; but I'm still using my mother's Kitchen Aide mixer (the black and white version) and I'm 54 years old! You should immediately take out insurance on it, cause you will want it replaced should burglars ever find their way to your kitchen. It is a marvelous machine and with any luck Santa is going to bring me a RED one next Christmas! (I wouldn't care if it was lime green, I just want a new one) Carol
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Old 02-21-2002, 01:33 PM   #3
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KitchenAid Mixer

I've been noticing these mixers for years but since the cooking shows have been popular on T.V., they are really catching my eye. I can't wait until the day I can afford one. I want to top of the line like Martha Stewart and Emril.
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Old 02-22-2002, 06:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the feed back on the KitchenAid mixer heres another oldie but goodie the Queen Anne cookware my set is about 40 years old now thats a set of pots. My mother used them for 30 and i've had them for ten.
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Old 07-20-2002, 04:37 PM   #5
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Another vote for KitchenAide

I too saw that EVERY show on Food Network had a kitchenAide mixer, so when HSN had a mother's day special (OK, it wasn't for mom, but me!) on a cobalt blue 250 watt model, I jumped on it.
No regrets here. Finally put away the GE hand mixer that my mom gave me 20 something years ago (may the KA last as long!)
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Old 07-20-2002, 05:14 PM   #6
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Thumbs up on the Kitchen Aid!! My countertops look like an appliance store but I am more apt to use them if they are out. I wish my KA tilted back versus just the bowl going up and down - but I'll live!!
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Old 07-21-2002, 06:47 AM   #7
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the reason these are seen on all the food tv shows is duofold, one they are great mixers and secondly there is a placement contract between kitchen aid and food tv. you will never see a bosc, which is a great mixer for most things but the newer ones with the plastic whip bowls are a bad choice and not the best choice for bread makers as they tend to get hot but overal a very good mixer. you will also never see a hobart or electrolux magic mill which save for plastic whipping bowls are superior both in size and most other aspects to the kitchen aid, they also have the cost to match.


As a caterer and personal chef, i own a 4 1/2 kitchen aid (which would be the only one i would own or need if i wasn't doing professional cooking), a 6 qt kitchen aid which was my first mixer purchase but could find no reason to buy now except for the added power which makes the flour mill go at a better pace for longer periods of time and makes my sausage making go faster. however since most people won't buy the grain mill either for making flour or cracking grains for brewing (I do both) or make 150 to 400 pounds of sausage a month like i do the 6 qt really is over kill not to mention is it is too big for most people who only make enough merringue or whipped cream for one or 2 pies t a time. the thrid mixer s an electrolux magic mill which is the primary mixer I use for bread baking and I can make and knead up to 7 loaves at a time with ease, but the $500+ cost is a little prohibitive for most people
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The $500.00 certainly isn't a problem. It's the 7 loaves of bread!!! :D
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Old 10-25-2002, 09:37 AM   #9
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Chrome ring fell off

We have a kitchenaide mixer and the ring approximately 3" diameter has come off. Does anyone know how this ring reattaches. It appears to be a press fit but I can not get it to stay in place.:(
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:47 PM   #10
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I'm not sure exactly what ring you are talking about. Is it the ring that fits above where the attachments go? Mine looks like it would be "glued" on maybe? Let me know and I'll do some investigating for you.
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