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Rodney
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Thanks all for the input yes Drea your right about having a device to make breads and baked goods that may not be that good for weight loss but at the same time the tool would be nice to be able to experement a little more with different kinds of flours which is what I have in mind. I put a wanted ad on craigs list and got a couple responses but the prices are not muc better than new. If I do get one I wnat the one that has the larger bowl and the feature that moves the bowl up and down. That eleminates the problem of adding ingredents once mixing. I'lll check out the referbished ones too thanks Larry.
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My mom had a KitchenAid mixer when I was growing up, and to work around the fact that it was so heavy to move, she had a typewriter mechanism installed into her cabinet, which allowed the mixer to move in and out on an arm (they probably make something like this specifically for cabinets, but not in those days).


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I have had a Kitchen Aid mixer for years... just like the one in the photo only mine is cobalt blue.   It is pretty to look at and does sit on my kitchen counter but I have been very disappointed in its performance.

Like Newhampshiregirl said, they are heavy to move and difficult to get a spoon into while mixing. It mixes through a paddle attachment which I have found to be quite inefficient in mixing... it flattens the batter up against the sides of the bowl rather than mixing it together. So lots of stopping the mixer, lifting up the paddle to scrape the sides of the bowl. And the bowl is very deep so batter stays unmixed on the very bottom. Again more stopping the mixer to incorporate the ingredients just sitting on the bottom of the bowl. It comes with a whisk attachment that I have never used (looks like only for egg whites... maybe make whipped cream too) and a dough hook that I have used once. Quite frankly, I use my hand mixer with the old fashioned metal beaters for things that need to be blended smooth as that works much better than the Kitchen Aid mixer. If I had to do it all over again, I would buy a mixer that uses interwined beaters (like my mother's old Hamilton Beach one from the 50's) rather than a paddle.


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it flattens the batter up against the sides of the bowl rather than mixing it together. So lots of stopping the mixer, lifting up the paddle to scrape the sides of the bowl. And the bowl is very deep so batter stays unmixed on the very bottom. Again more stopping the mixer to incorporate the ingredients just sitting on the bottom of the bowl.


It sounds like your mixer needs to be adjusted.  I had to do this when I first got mine.  Now it doesn't leave anything on the bottom, and it knocks stuff off the sides of the bowl pretty well.  The instructions were in my book, you might be able to find them on the website.
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It sounds like your mixer needs to be adjusted.  I had to do this when I first got mine.  Now it doesn't leave anything on the bottom, and it knocks stuff off the sides of the bowl pretty well.  The instructions were in my book, you might be able to find them on the website.


Oh... right... thanks!!   I did this once before, if I remember correctly. But I can't remember if it helped or not. lol!!



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weew what a release...you didn't bought it, Rodney....did ya :


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No didn't buy one Isa not for what they are wanting for it $$$
guess my mixer will be my arm for now It does work pretty well. I just had a lazy attack me thinks . I really like new tools is my problem.
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