Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2008, 03:17 PM   #21
addicted2cloth's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern, Ca
Posts: 354
My Mood:
Re: How do I know which kitchenaid stand mixer to get?

I have the proffesional 5 quart and love it. I usually double cookie recipies and it has never failed. I also use it for bread. I like the fact that it has the bowl lift instead of the tilt head. I also like that all the attachments are metal. A lot of them are coming out with plastic attachmnets and I worry that they might break. As for accessories I have all of the pasta accessories and the meat grinder. I have not tried the meat grinder yet. I got it for Christmas and my baby was born 1/11/2008 so I just havn't had time. I plan on making my own sausage when I do use it.


Wife to Steve 10/26/96 Mom to Megan 12/16/90, Eric 06/08/03 Christopher 01/11/2008
addicted2cloth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2008, 03:27 PM   #22
Paulinemck's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,629
My Mood:
Re: How do I know which kitchenaid stand mixer to get?

I say go with the BIG one. I did, because w/ 4 kids, almost 5, I'm always wating to double or triple cookie recipes or what ever it is. The bowl lift is so much handier than the tip-up top.
Also I got mine off of They have a daily special on them a couple times a year and if you use a credit or debit card you can get on the flexpay deal and break it down into 3 or 4 payments, but get it right away!
Wife for 10 years to one great man, Mama to Gabe 10 Sterling 7 Zane 5 Lola 2 and Ruby 14mos & baby bean 1/10
Check out my photobucket-gymboree, maternity, nursing, cloth diaper goodies
Paulinemck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 12:27 AM   #23
eightdandelions's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western WA
Posts: 1,090
My Mood:
Re: How do I know which kitchenaid stand mixer to get?

Wow this info has been so useful to me... I've been thinking of getting one for years and maybe now I really will since my ??s have been cleared up. Hope you don't mind my eavesdropping, but thanks!!
I'm Samantha, proud mama to DD Tegan, DS Henry, and recently married to an awesome DH Hank.

eightdandelions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 08:14 PM   #24
E'smama's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 135
My Mood:
Re: How do I know which kitchenaid stand mixer to get?

I stand by the idea that you want to focus on the motor power- it shouldnt matter too much if youre just doing cookies and the like. But esp if youre interested in things like breads etc- I'd encourage you to not buy the lowest power motor- i have a professional series- it was a splurge/present from dh and I love it- and i think the extra power is worth is as i make a couple loaves a week
ETA-- i shopped around for a bit for mine, and right around xmas amazon had the best price- plus a mail in rebate for $50- it was great

Last edited by E'smama; 03-10-2008 at 08:16 PM.
E'smama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2008, 12:46 AM   #25
ive's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Midwest :)
Posts: 2,461
My Mood:
Re: How do I know which kitchenaid stand mixer to get?

I love this thread!!! thank you for everyone's input and Mom2fussy wonderful info!!! I've been thinking of a bowl mixer and have a hand mixer atm. >< Now only question is what is considered a good deal for a pro mixer kitchen aid. and is it worth getting the attachments or do they have sales where some attachments are included? thanks and sorry also for eavesdropping.
Single mother of a Daring/Energetic/handful 5 year old Little man.
ive is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.