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Rodney
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hello,
I have been tossing around the idea to buy a kitchen aid mixer

does anyone have one and use it? Or would it be another appliance that sits on the counter and collects dust?
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I have one just like that Rodney. Nice appliance. You can get lots of attachments for it also. And whether it'd be a dust collector or not, would prob depend on how much one cooked and how much space they have. I hate having things sitting all over my counters and keep mine in the laundry room  , so I dont use it as much as I could.  



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so true Pat.
since I am experiment with different kinds of flours in breads and other baked goods is my reason {excuse } to consider one?
I really would like to find one used in stead of paying full price but haven't seen one, Oh idea! I will post in the wanted section on cragslist.com for one. Thanks Pat
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I have one and I love it.  You can get several attachementds to grind meat, grains, make pasta.  It is really nice, I use it all the time.
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Rodney--check out amazon.com. You can get refurbished and new KitchenAids at very reasonable prices, with free shipping since the order is over $25. I have a refurb professional grade 5-qt KA on my wish list there. That's a mixer that costs well over $350USD new, and the list price is $199.00. You can get the attachments cheaper there too. I want the food grinder so I can make my own ground beef, lamb, turkey and specialty blends for sausage--no more having to ask the butcher to grind it for me!


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Thanks OGMommie and Brighid good idea  
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http://search.ebay.com/search/.....mixer&category0=

Rodney, that's a whole page of KA mixers on ebay.  

P.S. please check email  



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will do thanks Pat
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Rrrrrodney, confrère, please think about the *outgoing*...."lost" electrons..... .....better to work with your hands than using too much of those machinas sorry ....

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I own one bought it at a yard sale for $20.00 with a few attachments. I like mine. I use it to make bread or cookies for the kids. It makes the  cooking cleaner in the kitchen because you only dirty one bowl.
Kneading bread with the kitchen aide mixer is really easy.
  
  I keep mine in  a closet on the floor. It is large and heavy takes up to much room in my tiny kitchen.
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wow!! great buy!!


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I've been salivating over the idea of owning one for a few years, too.  I've never seen one discounted enough to convince me to buy it.  Never thought of looking at ebay though...

The attachments are the only thing that would make it truly useful...otherwise the kinds of foods made with a mixer are all less-than-good-for-your-health deserts like cake and cookies! lol

If I don't want to mix dough by hand, I'll use the food processor or the breadmaker.  We have a meat grinder that attaches to the counter and we turn the handle.  There was even a pasta maker in this house for a while.  I'm not alone, everyone in my family is a kitchen gadget addict.  

But I guess I'm asking if there is anything the KA Mixer can do that I can't do with out it?
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Yes, Dottie is right about it being heavy.  Rodney, you probably won't mind that so much, but if you store it away between using it, it can be a chore to lift.  I find myself avoiding recipes that need the use of the mixer for that reason.
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Rodney, I bought my mixer approx. 2 years ago.  I didn't want a KitchenAid because there is almost no room to get a spoon in the bowl while the mixer is whizzing around.  I know myself well enough to figure out that I would be aggravated every time I would use it!    So, after a little research, I found I could still buy a good ol' Sunbeam from the local hardware store and for much, much less money.  I have been extremely happy with my Sunbeam 275 watt mixer and it does sit out on the counter so that it can be used at a moment's notice.  I love my Sunbeam and there is plenty of room for stirring.  Yay!
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Wonderful machines. MIL had one and used it all the time to grind her own flour, meat, make pasta, mix yeast bread ... O yes juice too. She had all the attachments. The bread hook is wonderful.

I don't have one bc of price and counter space.

If I had space for one I think I would find the money.
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Oh yes the sunbeam mixer! My grandma had one of those, how dose it do with bread dough?
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I've been coveting a Kitchen Aid mixer for some time...but I know it will make me want to make more breads and cakes, which I definitely do not need. So that's my excuse for not buying one. Also, because they are so heavy, it's a good idea to have space on the counter for it; otherwise, you may end up like IB and not use it .


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Quoted from Drea
Also, because they are so heavy, it's a good idea to have space on the counter for it; otherwise, you may end up like IB and not use it .


that is another reason I dont use it much... because of the weight. IF I had my kitchen all nice and redone like I'd like it  , I'd have a hideaway place for it, but that's in another dream.  



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I suspected as much.

Better than having a shelf, I'd almost wish for a sliding door thingy, much like a bread box. That way it could be used, but not necessarily seen...Ah, as you say, another dream.


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Gosh, Rodney, I have no idea about bread dough.  I do know there are bread hooks with some of the Sunbeam models and you would have to order the right model.  I'm just noting that I love my Sunbeam and that there is more room between the edge of the bowl and the beaters and that's what I like.   I also like the price!  
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I have an aunt who has had the same Kitchen-aid since my parents wedding (she bought the machine with the money she made from the cake at that wedding) - and that was 42 years ago.

My aunt has had a business for the same 42 years where she has made anywhere from 2 to 6 WEDDING cakes and icing for the same each WEEK for that entire time (this does not take into account the numerous birthday, graduation, confirmation and other celebration cakes she makes).  I know she's had it serviced, but it is a workhorse!

She recommend the mixer as a tool, but getting one second hand is a wonderful idea!  I'd maybe go with refurbished or an estate sale - especially if you don't use it as often (perhaps 1x week)

I have one.  I love it.  I wish that I had saved up to get one with a bigger bowl (I only have a 4.5 quart bowl).  I do have a small cheesecake business out of my home and use it regularly.


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Go to Kitchen Aid.Com, they have new and refurb. and they have sales sepical at different times, they also have attachments refurb.


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