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Why I Love My KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Updated on April 14, 2014

After wishing and hoping for decades, I finally bought myself a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. To make a long story short, I'll summarize by saying, "Best kitchen purchase EVER!"

I love cooking! And for 30 years, I'd been making cakes, cookies, breads, and everything else with a hand mixer and my trusty wooden spoons. They turned out fine, but I had heard about the durability and versatility of the KitchenAid, and loved the way they looked on other people's counters.

I'd heard about KitchenAid's excellent motor quality, and learned that there are many attachments, including a meat grinder, sausage filler, grain mill, pasta roller, and more. I haven't needed any of those attachments yet, but I'm getting plenty of use out of my mixer.

With just the basic bowl and a dough hook, I make delicious homemade bread without a breadmaker. Making bread dough is my favorite thing to do with my mixer. I gave away my bread machine, because my KitchenAid is all I really need.

I use the paddle attachment to mix all kinds of thick and delicious cookie doughs. If you've ever broken a wooden spoon stirring a thick oatmeal cookie mixture, you know how much work it can be!

The whisk attachment makes quick and easy whipped cream and frostings.

I use my mixer so often that it has a permanent spot on my kitchen counter. I never put it inside a cabinet. I just keep it clean and shiny and leave it out to bring color and cheerfulness to my kitchen. My mixer is red, but there are so many colors available, you could just about fill a Crayon box with mixers.

And if the standard lacquer colors aren't unique enough for you, wait until you see how some KitchenAid fans have customized their mixers! I've seen polka dots, flames, and even a Star Wars Boba Fett mixer. Yes, we KitchenAid fans can be a little crazy about our mixers.

I highly recommend the KitchenAid mixer to anyone who enjoys cooking and baking. I love mine!

There are so many colors available, it's really hard to choose a favorite!

Here's a little photo gallery of KitchenAid mixers. Yes, KitchenAid owners sometimes hug, cuddle, dress up and decorate our mixers. (All photos used under Creative Commons licensing.)

Photo Gallery

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Green apple KitchenAid mixer by Rochelle Hartman https://flic.kr/p/94DQe9In love with a new mixer! by Wendy https://flic.kr/p/5MwQ15Beautiful mixers by AngryJulieMonday https://flic.kr/p/7LhsBLParty mixer by jamieanne https://flic.kr/p/8RCZQ5New KitchenAid mixer by Peter Dutton https://flic.kr/p/x51nFCuddling with the mixer by jamieanne https://flic.kr/p/8RzSkt
Green apple KitchenAid mixer by Rochelle Hartman https://flic.kr/p/94DQe9
Green apple KitchenAid mixer by Rochelle Hartman https://flic.kr/p/94DQe9
In love with a new mixer! by Wendy https://flic.kr/p/5MwQ15
In love with a new mixer! by Wendy https://flic.kr/p/5MwQ15
Beautiful mixers by AngryJulieMonday https://flic.kr/p/7LhsBL
Beautiful mixers by AngryJulieMonday https://flic.kr/p/7LhsBL
Party mixer by jamieanne https://flic.kr/p/8RCZQ5
Party mixer by jamieanne https://flic.kr/p/8RCZQ5
New KitchenAid mixer by Peter Dutton https://flic.kr/p/x51nF
New KitchenAid mixer by Peter Dutton https://flic.kr/p/x51nF
Cuddling with the mixer by jamieanne https://flic.kr/p/8RzSkt
Cuddling with the mixer by jamieanne https://flic.kr/p/8RzSkt

What color is your KitchenAid mixer? Did you buy it, or was it a gift? Share your story!

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      Wedge Antilles 3 years ago from Mount Vernon, WA

      I love mine! I got it as a Christmas present one year from my former housemate and now roommate as she knows how much I love to bake and cook. I bake a lot especially around the holiday seasons and my KitchenAid Artisan mixer lets me make double or sometimes triple batches of dough at one time. With iits many attachments that are available for the KitchenAid helps to free up counter space by having one machine take the place of many other appliances such as a Bread Maker - as mentioned by the author of this Lens - a Food Processor, a Pasta Machine. These also allow you to have more control over what goes into many of the meals you make for your family and this can be incredibly important especially if one or more family members suffer from food allergies, gluten and/or wheat intolerances and so forth.

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      Heather Weaver 4 years ago from Colorado

      @liveloudheather: I agree! It is absolutely iconic. Is yours red? I love all of the colors, but I got the red because it's so classic and sexy. :-)

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      liveloudheather 4 years ago

      How on earth did you get this cherry review???John got me my kitchen aid for Christmas and it is AWESOME. It was a huge surprise and I adore it. I wanted one for a long while. I think it is kind of iconic.