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I have gleefully smoked the all in one mixer, blender, food processor I
got years ago as a gift (not something I'd have bought)

who has a favorite stand mixer? and why


I"m getting a new one for the holidays

Cheryl

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On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 08:24:04 -0500, Cheryl Isaak

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I have a Kenwood, http://tinyurl.com/86zkthe I just used it to beat
some cream cheese actually, the machine does not look like this one
but it is 43 years and counting and works as efficiently as the day I
bought it.

Has all the usual beaters and attachments, even back in my day.

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KitchenAid - mine's coming up on 15 yrs old now, no issues ever

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 08:24:04 -0500, Cheryl Isaak

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I have a 20 year old KitchenAid, and dearly love it!  It is the one
with the bowl that goes up and down (rather than the one where the
bowl sits and the motor part goes up and down.)  In fact, it is the
same model you see the chefs use on Food TV.  I figured that if it was
good enough for Julia Childs and Emeril and Bobby Flay, it was
probably pretty good, and it surely is GREAT!  I use it for everything
from whipping cream and merangues and making cookie dough and noodle
dough to the twice-weekly heavy bread dough.  It does a wonderful
job!

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Julia pre-dated KA - I saw an old B/W French Chef the other day and
she was using a very strange looking MixMaster - I have always found
them useless.

The Kenwood and the KA are pretty similar but I think Kenwood were the
first.  My first Kenwood was in 1957 but I had to leave it behind when
we moved to Canada with 110 in the wall but I soon found with three
little kids it was an appliance I couldn't do without.  There were no
KA's around then, mostly just Kenwood and MixMaster.

They are great for kneading dough.

The other thing I could never do without is my Cuisinart Food
Processor - I probably use that more than the Kenwood these days.

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On 11/26/2011 9:28 AM, Mary wrote:
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I have a KitchenAid as well- two or three years old. Rather than the
artisan, which has designer colors but a relatively lightweight motor, I
got the "Pro" model with (I think) a 5-1/2 qt.bowl. (It was slightly
more expensive than the Artisan.) I like it a lot. The only issues are
that when it's kneading, it vibrates a lot (and it's LOUD!), so I feel
that I need to stand right next to it lest it "walk" itself off the
counter. The second issue is that the beater that came with it has paint
flaking off, so I can't use it and will have to buy a replacement one.
In fact, that's what I was just looking up online before I checked the
newsgroup!

One other thing to check: KitchenAids are tall, so make sure it will fit
your counters. Mine doesn't go underneath the cabinet; it sits in front.
(It might fit standard ones, but I had my lower counters raised to
accommodate my height...but not the mixer's, LOL!)

sue

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Susan Hartman

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On 11/26/2011 10:27 AM, Susan Hartman wrote:
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I've had my KitchenAid 5-qt since the early 1980s and it's going strong.
  I don't the kitchen when it kneads dough - don't trust that it won't
walk.  And yes, you know I'm not mixing cake batter. <grin>  But I
wouldn't trade it.  The mixing paddle is becoming worn, but other than
that, she's a well-used beauty.  I've been glad I didn't opt for the one
whose head releases, but rather have the one where you have a lever for
the bowl.  For one thing, it would have been too small for some bread
recipes.

Dianne

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On 11/26/11 11:17 PM, Dianne Lewandowski wrote:
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Thanks Dianne - I want the larger one if the family really wants me to
make the apple cake more often.

I want the one with the lever to raise/lower the bowl
Cheryl

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On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 06:40:13 -0500, Cheryl Isaak
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Cheryl whichever make you get, check the power, sometimes an 'amazing'
sale actually has a less powerful motor, but I expect you would spot
that.

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I love my Kicthen Aid stand mixer. It's 10 years old and going strong.
My Mom's is 25 years old and used for her cake business as well as home
and it is also goign strong. I use mine for the heavy bread doughs,
cookies, making saugage, pasta, and ice cream. I have the attachements
for all those. It's pretty much used for everything.
-Margaret in MA
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On 2011/11/28 04:01 PM, Margaret St. John wrote:
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Isn't it wonderful when appliances really do a good job!  I remember
when I first saw a food processor.  It was very cheap, so I bought one,
and afterwards wished I'd bought one for my DDs as well!  That one had
grater blades as well, which a later model didn't have.  I thought I was
getting a bigger and better one, but that was not so.

Joyce in RSA.

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I don't have or need a stand mixer, BUT I would caution you on
anything Cuisinart.  I have their waffle iron and it's a hunk of
junk.  One side not as hot as the other, and the knob fell off the
control.  I glued it together, but there's too much play in the
control now.  Have to flip the waffle to do both sides right.

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On 12/5/11 3:51 PM, Kalmia wrote:
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the entire line gets terrible reviews



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On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 16:40:37 -0500, Cheryl Isaak

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Depends - my Cuisinart food processor circa 1975 still works like a
charm, I did replace the main blade about ten years ago though.

My Cuisinart drip coffee maker, just made coffee yesterday that people
liked.  It tasted as good as it smelled.

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On 12/5/11 5:18 PM, snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:
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I suspect I should have qualified that as the newer items (last 3-5
years or so)

C

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On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 05:49:04 -0500, Cheryl Isaak

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I am hoping I shall not replace any appliances now, hoping they will
'see me out' lol    

I do have a feeling my six year old dishwasher is slowly washing less
well - according to one of my daughters, that seems to be the life of
them these days.  

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On 12/6/11 6:30 AM, snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:
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and sadly, she's right.

when I tell people that I have a 20 year old dishwasher, cooktop and
fridge, they are amazed. I've replaced the double ovens once. Third
microwave since we built the house.


C

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On Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:42:56 -0500, Cheryl Isaak
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The Maytag I put in the house at Shad Bay is still apparently
functioning fine after 20 years also - though I thought it was the
noisiest dishwasher I ever had, not so great in an open plan style
house.

This one was Frigidaire, picked because a daughter has one and I
noticed how quiet it is.  Maybe it will be silent soon lol

I have one of those microwave/range vent combos and love it.  It did
go wrong once but I had it repaired for $40, it turned out to be some
solder had popped apart - if it happened again I know what to look for
and how to fix it.  He said it might as it's the nature of the beast
where it is over the range and gets quite a bit of steam wafting over
it etc.   The combo is a great way to go in a small kitchen.

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On 12/7/11 9:39 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@mid.individual.net, "Karen C in

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That's pretty amazing.  Are you sure it's actually still safe?  The newer
ones are more efficient - take up less space for the power and more usable
interior room.

We just replaced the Kelvinator Freezer this past Sept.  It was the oldest
thing in the house - pre-dating DH & I.  His family had this, moved from NJ
to DC with it, and then we moved it from their house to our prior one, and
then to this house.  Still kept at -10 F.  However, the racket it was
making, and the amazing accumulation of frost finally put us over the  edge.
That plus we'd bought a meat order from the farm we've been using this year
- and had 50# of lamb coming, and not enough space.  The new freezer, a
great deal from a local store (he'd bought a few for the summer, and had one
left to move) not too fancy - but in a slightly smaller footprint, half
again the space.  And no frost.  Plus the big basket actually works, and we
can find everything in it.  Just the difference in insulation makes a big
difference - they were laughing that our electric bill would likely go down
at least $50 a month because of the old appliance (really, likely about
$20).

Ellice


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Friend has a 40 year old fridge.  Coldspot by Sears.  I STILL have a
1967 GE toaster oven and use it daily.

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