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Old 08-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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I need a mixer!

So I broke my mixer today. Can't blame the thing....it was the cheapest Walmart model and was about 8 years old. I don't mix a ton of stuff--but I do make butter with it about once a week and mix other stuff occasionally too. I would like a stand model (last one was handheld) so I can do something else while the cream is mixing. I would like one that's going to be nice and last, but don't want to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars. What should I get?
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Bosch Compact http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20 I don't have one but I couldn't in good conscience recommend anything Kitchenaid. Even their dishwashers are garbage! The Bosch gets great reviews and I have been eyeing this (or it's big brother the universal) for years!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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I don't have one but I couldn't in good conscience recommend anything Kitchenaid. Even their dishwashers are garbage!
Really? I love my KA dishwasher! (and mixer, etc.)
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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Bosch Compact http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20 I don't have one but I couldn't in good conscience recommend anything Kitchenaid. Even their dishwashers are garbage! The Bosch gets great reviews and I have been eyeing this (or it's big brother the universal) for years!
Wow, I've never seen a mixer like that before. You hate kitchenaid? I've never heard any one say anything negative about their mixers....can I ask why you feel that way? I thought about a KA, but I don't really want to spend that much. From the searching I've been doing though I was leaning towards biting the bullet--I've read loads of good things about them.
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Wow, I've never seen a mixer like that before. You hate kitchenaid? I've never heard any one say anything negative about their mixers....can I ask why you feel that way? I thought about a KA, but I don't really want to spend that much. From the searching I've been doing though I was leaning towards biting the bullet--I've read loads of good things about them.
I have the full sized bosche.
Waste of money? I use it about two times a week. I really like it. I shouldn't have to purchase another in my lifetime. I can have 6 loaves of bread done in 90 minutes.
That said, it s expensive. But the dang thing really is awesome. I make salad dressings, use it as a food processor, the blender, I could go on and on...
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Bosch Compact http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20 I don't have one but I couldn't in good conscience recommend anything Kitchenaid. Even their dishwashers are garbage! The Bosch gets great reviews and I have been eyeing this (or it's big brother the universal) for years!
I love my Kitchenaids too! Both of my dishwashers have cleaned like champs (my Electrolux was garbage). And I of course live the mixer. Except it is SUPER heavy. I could at least carry around my old Sunbeam.
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I had a Sunbeam stand mixer a few years ago before DH got me my KitchenAid. It was a decent mixer, and I think I paid around $40 for it, though I can't remember for sure.
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They're expensive new, but I always would suggest the KA stand mixer that has multiple attachments. We were fortunate enough to receive one as a hand-me-down & I love it. You can also use it for much more than just mixing & it lasts. I've had it for a few years & before that it was DH's grandparents for a number of years. If I had to buy one today, I'd get the same one - either making the investment, or more likely finding one second hand in good condition.
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Just don't get the "professional" style Kitchenaid. It's a good price @ Costco around the holidays but I wish we'd spent more for the regular style, it's easier to attach the bowl and--well, it's just easier, period.
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Re: I need a mixer!

I go this one for $180 back in march when they did the rebate.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20

They have some handheld ka for $34 at amazon warehouse deals
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
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