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Kitchenaid Stand Mixers - A Great Gift!

Updated on July 4, 2015

If You Are a Serious Cook or Know One

I'll say it again, if you are a serious baker or cook, you need a heavy duty stand mixer. Baking one loaf of bread in a bread maker is not a serious cook, although it is fun for children. I am not throwing stones at anyone. Everyone starts somewhere and appliances that are designed to do one job often do that job well, as do bread makers!)

But if you are really serious about working your kitchen, turning out marvelous meals that have people taking about them years later, you need some serious tools. And the Kitchenaid Professional Stand Mixers are on that list. If you do not have one, consider giving yourself one or to a loved one who is a serious cook.

Thoughtful Gift Giving

Just one add-on
Just one add-on

Giving a chief a gift that belongs in the kitchen is difficult at best. But, I promise you that if your chief does not have a great stand mixer, you will reap a ton a good will with a Kitchen Aid Stand mixer.

If the chief has one, then consider giving them the accessories pack or a soft edge beater. There are a multitude of things the mixer can do with add-ons. You can grind meat or cranberries, make ice cream or grate carrots for a carrot cake. There are a ton of things that you can do with one of these great mixers.

What Color Works for You?

What Color Do You Want?
What Color Do You Want?

There are so many different colors, you can co-ordinate with nearly any color scheme. Below, I tell you of my journey with these marvelous machines.

What a Selection!

KitchenAid KP26M1PSL Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Silver
KitchenAid KP26M1PSL Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Silver

I love the Silver. And I definitely love the Pro-600! Heavey duty from top to bottom!

 
KitchenAid RVSA Slicer & Shredder Attachment
KitchenAid RVSA Slicer & Shredder Attachment

This makes carrot cake soooo easy and quick!

 

My First Was the Classic White Mixer - White Is Not Boring!

Classic White
Classic White

Like many cooks, I really needed a heavy duty mixer. One that would stand up to the way I cook, bake - whatever I do in the kitchen.

I really did not even think about color. It was a long time ago when I got my first Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.How long ago, you ask? It was so long ago, they did not even call them Stand Mixers. It was simply a Kitchenaid mixer and they came in - yes, - white. only! (Please don't try to guess my age. It would embarrassing for me and you would be wrong.)

The color certainly did not matter. I have recipes that call for creaming butter and sugar for forty-five (45) minutes. And you can taste the difference if you beat the batter for less time. My mixer is used every day so it must able to work hard, all the time. I had gone through a number of mixers before deciding to spend the money on a Kitchenaid.

Now days, there are much more expensive brands on the market, but I am so happy with mine that I would not change brands for any reason.

This first mixer went out the door with a daughter who did not want a new one, but the one that 'Mom" had been using. She is still using it after ten plus years in her kitchen and the ten in mine..

So on to the next one!

Next Was the Black Beauty

Black Beauty
Black Beauty

And a Beauty it was! This one too, left as a gift to the next child. I am just glad that we did not have ten kids. I never would have been able to keep a mixer in the kitchen.

This one was bought to replace the white one and the color went with a new kitchen that was black and white. You can read about that kitchen at http://kitcheninteriordesign.net. We had much fun remodeling the kitchen but cooking while remaking the kitchen was impossible. In fact, I ending up cooking else where during the reconstruction that took months. We actually took a bathroom and made shelves so I would have some flat space.

This beauty fit into a new drawer designed just for it in the new kitchen, although it did not spend much time there. It was nice to have a place to store it away from all the fuss that sometimes goes on in the kitchen. It came out of the drawer with no problems as was ready to go to work anytime it was needed.

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What Color For You?

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Next One Was Red

One More Makes Red
One More Makes Red

None of the children have red kitchens, so I felt safe in choosing this color. I was delighted to find that the accent color was a joy to see in the mornings, placed on a butcher block table in the window.

I have talked about color, but the real strength of the mixer is its motor and mixing ability. I love meringue on lemon or lime pies. I have always used home-made whipped cream on any dessert - whether it is fresh fruit like strawberries or raspberries or a pie,right out of the oven. Besides, who needs the carbon dioxides that are used to expel canned whipped cream?

Don't misunderstand me, there are many food stuffs that I use in my kitchen that are commercially produced, but there are somethings that I think are just better. (Do not make my own butter, for example but do bake breads.)

In the end, if you bake a little or a lot and you like really good kitchen equipment, get yourself a Kitchenaid mixer, you will not be sorry.

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      tricomanagement 4 years ago

      @LeeStewart: ok then - agreed!

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      LeeStewart 4 years ago

      love this mixer - everyone should have one if they have roomsniffloop

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      tricomanagement 4 years ago

      @tlc1210 lm: how cool! - Yes, I use my for mainly baking but who know what is in the future! thanks fo rthe comment and your time

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      tlc1210 lm 4 years ago

      I got one from my family for my 40th birthday, and I LOVE IT! While I am no chef, I AM a great baker and do so much throughout the holidays that this was a blessing!

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      tricomanagement 4 years ago

      @olmpal: On a daily basis - LOL

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      I think with all those new stand mixers coming in all colors you feel more motivated to use the kitchen!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @maryseena: yes - your arm will no longer get tried!! Merry Christmas

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      maryseena 5 years ago

      I need one to free up my hands.Tired of holding the mixer! Thanks for showing the color choices.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @laurenrich: Thanks laurenrich - there are the best values on the web!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @dawnsnewbeginning: Best type of fun from the kitchen - cookies, candy or the basics of the foods we eat!

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      dawnsnewbeginning 5 years ago

      These look like a lot of fun!

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      laurenrich 5 years ago

      This is a great lens. I have been thinking about purchasing a new mixer. Thanks for helping me make a decision.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @JuneNash: I think that you will love it! - Come on back for great prices on your choice!

      Thanks for the visit

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      This has been on my wish list for quite a few years now. I'll hopefully be moving into a bigger place next year with a real kitchen then I am going to beg, borrow or steal a KitchenAid Mixer. Thank you for the rave review!

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      June Nash 5 years ago

      My mixer needs to be replaced. I am thinking about moving into the KitchenAid. I am going to borrow my daughter's for a week while she is on vacation and give it a test drive. I like the idea of the attachments. One product, many uses. That appeals to me.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @aquarian_insight: Jump on it , girl - prices are great right now - there is room of one (perhaps in the bottom of a closet for now!?! Thanks for the blessing

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @jlshernandez: You are welcome - now - go forth and mix..... LOL

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I received one of just like this as a present and it is still in the box. It is time to take it out and used it. Thanks for inspiring me.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @BunnyFabulous: what a neat wedding gift! - yes it will stand up to heavy duty usage for a long time - Congratulations!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @eilval: yes Madam - the right tool always helps things along

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @bo-abo: yes - someone would love one - thanks for stopping by

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      bo-abo 5 years ago

      nice mixer, its good to make it a gift for someone :)

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      bo-abo 5 years ago

      nice mixer, its good to make it a gift for someone :)

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      LindsayPietrolu 5 years ago

      I love how the candy-colored ones look :)

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      LindsayPietrolu 5 years ago

      I love how the candy-colored ones look :)

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Definitely something to make our life easier in the kitchen .

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I love my Kitchenaid mixer. Hubby got it as a wedding present for me, and it gets heavy duty usage. Definitely worth every penny.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @wvclaylady: What a guy!! Cool color. If you can swing the accessory pack it is the best buy - Thanks for your comment

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      Shannon Williams 5 years ago from Davisville, WV

      My hubby got me the apple green one last year for Christmas! I love it! I am hoping to get an accessory or two this year!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Kaellyn: Thanks Kaellyn - what a lovely name

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      Kaellyn 5 years ago

      I've always wanted one of these. Great lens!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @ara-bella: Thanks - color does not matter - it just works no matter what color

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Bookmama2: Thanks for the comments - yes you are correct - any cook would enjoy this mixer

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @robertzimmerman2: Thanks for your comment - tools make all the difference

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      Those really are something, and you are right about having the correct tools making things go so much easier.

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      Bookmama2 5 years ago

      You definitely don't have to be a particularly "serious" cook to still enjoy how well these work. I like being able to just turn it on low and dump ingredients in and never any jams. Mixes great.

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      ara-bella 5 years ago

      Lol, me too - color doesn't matter. But if I could choose I'd take a silver one. Nice lens!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @dellgirl: Thanks so much for all your comments and votes!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes but accent colors are very appealing!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @DaisyTaylor: Aren't you the lucky girl!! Any color will due - esp if it comes as a gift!

      Thanks

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Rosetta Slone: Absolutely helps!

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      Rosetta Slone 5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      I'd take any colour! I cook at least two (sometimes three) meals every single day and this would make my life much easier.

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      DaisyTaylor 5 years ago

      My husband gave me a one last year and I love it. It's not a cheap gift, but well worth the money, in my opinion. I have a white one, but I love all the bold colors, too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice! I would get the red or black to match my decor. Black would probably match my kitchen better since my stove is black and my diswasher is black.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      You have a great collection of Kitchenaid Stand Mixers. Nice work.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @lebanonseo: I like it too! Thanks for the comment

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      lebanonseo 5 years ago

      i like the the Black Beauty

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I think I might have to agree with you!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @miaponzo: Thank you for your Blessing - interesting that KitchenAid is there - cool!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @squidoopets: me too!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: LOL RenW2010 - fraid I have my hands filled with the ones I have - but you would be welcome to visit - invest in one yo will not be sorry!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I could sure use a Kitchenaid mixer. I think my mom had one years ago. Wonder where it went. Maybe you could adopt me as your daughter and hand one down to me. ;-)

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I love them all!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I am absolutely dying to have a Kitchenaid.. and they just brought them to Kuwait.. (I need to save my money up!) ... :) Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Kitchenaid stand mixers are the best.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Really Thanks

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Thanks

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Absolutely lovely!

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Absolutely lovely!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @JZinoBodyArt: Both great gifts - showing that you thought about what your Mother migth really like - Great Daughter!

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      JZinoBodyArt 5 years ago

      We got our mom a red one for Christmas several years ago. I think it's still her favorite gift, possibly seconded by the self scooping catbox but that's it.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Scotties-Rock: I know the feeling but my girls gave me an excuse for new ones! But now I would love to trade mine for one of the wild colors too!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Amen to that!

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      I have the old boring white one. I think it is over 20 years old. I am wanting it to break so I can get one of these cool colors. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      mixer really makes life much easier for us, don't miss it. thanks for sharing. great lens

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Torrs13: It is just wonderful - give yourself a present!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @sjewula: Now is the time - just before the holidays when your mixer takes a beating (pardon the pun!)

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: Thanks - what welcomed news!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @philiphewitson: Have you considered one of the small hand mixers. I have had a submersible hand mixer for 10-15 years and it is great for all kinds of mixing.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Riesling: Great Sales now going on -

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: YW - could not agree more!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @Judith Nazarewicz: Thanks - you will love it!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @anne mohanraj: If you are a serious cook (as indicated by your avatar) you really should! You will enjoy it!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @mouse1996 lm: There are fab sales right now on the mixers!

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      Torrs13 5 years ago

      I've always wanted one of these!!!

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      sjewula 5 years ago

      Nice lens. After 18 years my Kitchen Aide mixer is dying - I will be replacing it one of these days. It's been a workhorse.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Nice lens. Congratulations on making the homepage!

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      philiphewitson 5 years ago

      I don't have this unit but I have something similar and they are very useful but a bit of a pain to wash if you only need to make a small quantity of things.

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      Riesling 5 years ago

      I think I put it on the wish list for Christmas :-)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      These are definitely super useful - thanks for sharing!

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      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Ohh, I so need one of these.... Very nice lens!

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      Very useful. I need to get one!

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      I want a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer so bad. It's on my want list for sure.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @IMKZRNU2: Thank you so much for your comment - does my heart good to see other people's thoughts! I loved my white one - would still be using it I bet.

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I love your lens! My first (and I still have it and use it) is the white one too. It was the only color when I got mine as well. You brought back so many memories.