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    Pretend with me that $200 is a lot of money to you. Also pretend that you do a lot of baking. Is a Kitchen Aid mixer worth the money, or is there another cheaper brand that is still a really good quality?

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    Bonita, I'm going to pm you.

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    No idea but I'll take this opportunity to share a weird story about my mom's mixer. I was about 14 or 15 and it was my mom's birthday so I decided to bake her a cake. I got out the mixer and plugged it in, then noticed that the beaters were dusty. I took the beaters off, washed them, and went to put them back on. The mixer started up even though neither of my hands was anywhere near the on/off button. My left hand got caught & two of my fingers were chewed up. I ran next door to the neighbor who took me to the ER. Six or seven stitches later, I was fine, but I never baked anything in her house that required a mixer ever again. We joked over the years about how that old mixer had been possessed by demons and disposing of it required priests and a sacrificial lamb. A few years ago, I was at my mom's house for some special occasion and she pulled out the same mixer. My sisters & I all said, "OMG, you still have that thing? That's the mixer that tried to kill Stacey!" My mom said, "Well, it's been working fine for 30 years since then, and Stacey probably just didn't make sure it was turned off." She set it on the counter, she made a big deal about checking that it was "off" and then she plugged it in. And the beaters started. Cue Twilight Zone music....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Bonita, I'm going to pm you.
    Got it. I will write you back right after this.
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    No idea but I'll take this opportunity to share a weird story about my mom's mixer. I was about 14 or 15 and it was my mom's birthday so I decided to bake her a cake. I got out the mixer and plugged it in, then noticed that the beaters were dusty. I took the beaters off, washed them, and went to put them back on. The mixer started up even though neither of my hands was anywhere near the on/off button. My left hand got caught & two of my fingers were chewed up. I ran next door to the neighbor who took me to the ER. Six or seven stitches later, I was fine, but I never baked anything in her house that required a mixer ever again. We joked over the years about how that old mixer had been possessed by demons and disposing of it required priests and a sacrificial lamb. A few years ago, I was at my mom's house for some special occasion and she pulled out the same mixer. My sisters & I all said, "OMG, you still have that thing? That's the mixer that tried to kill Stacey!" My mom said, "Well, it's been working fine for 30 years since then, and Stacey probably just didn't make sure it was turned off." She set it on the counter, she made a big deal about checking that it was "off" and then she plugged it in. And the beaters started. Cue Twilight Zone music....
    Oh no! I am sure it was not funny at the time, but makes for a good story now.

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    I have a classic and I love it. I want the bigger model now. I use it for everything, cookie batter, cake batter, frostings etc.
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    I have a Sunbeam mixer and I do love it, but I crave a Kitchen Aid. I used my Mom's when I was visiting her last year and it really made a huge difference.

    My friend Marcie still has the Kitchen Aid her parents used, those things last forever.

    I bake almost daily, and my Sunbeam is sturdy enough, but I do want to upgrade at some point. I don't want to offend my husband, who bought me the Sunbeam for Christmas a few years ago.

    They go on sale, too. . . that's what I'd wait for. I do think it's worth the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Pretend with me that $200 is a lot of money to you. Also pretend that you do a lot of baking. Is a Kitchen Aid mixer worth the money, or is there another cheaper brand that is still a really good quality?
    I don't know about other cheaper brands, but i do know that I love my kitchen aid and if for some reason i lost mine and had to buy another one, i'd save up for it, no matter how long it took.

    We also use it for other things too. We use it to grind venison and make sausage. And I badly want the ice cream maker attachment!

    But most of its workout is from baking. I made muffins and mixed them by hand this past weekend....man my arm hurt!

    Buttt, for what its worth, my mother never had one, she only had a hand mixer. She always said she wanted one.
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    I am so sad to say that mine just went out this last weekend. DD was making some cookies and it started smoking, it is totally done. I do think it was older then me though, my MIL gave it to me when Dh and I were dating and she thought she got it when he was a baby.

    I used it for a ton of stuff as well, since I dont really bake very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I have a Sunbeam mixer and I do love it, but I crave a Kitchen Aid. I used my Mom's when I was visiting her last year and it really made a huge difference.

    My friend Marcie still has the Kitchen Aid her parents used, those things last forever.

    I bake almost daily, and my Sunbeam is sturdy enough, but I do want to upgrade at some point. I don't want to offend my husband, who bought me the Sunbeam for Christmas a few years ago.

    They go on sale, too. . . that's what I'd wait for. I do think it's worth the money.
    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I don't know about other cheaper brands, but i do know that I love my kitchen aid and if for some reason i lost mine and had to buy another one, i'd save up for it, no matter how long it took.

    We also use it for other things too. We use it to grind venison and make sausage. And I badly want the ice cream make attachment!

    But most of its workout is from baking. I made muffins and mixed them by hand this past weekend....man my arm hurt!

    Buttt, for what its worth, my mother never had one, she only had a hand mixer. She always said she wanted one.
    Thanks for the input. I am going through cheap hand mixers every couple of months. The motor burns out every time I make something with any consistency. I know it would be smarter to buy something better that costs more then to keep buying cheap hand mixers. I was not sure though, if another stand mixer would have the same effect. I do a lot of baking though. DH is willing for me to buy one, but I hate to spend the money if there is something cheaper that will work.

    ~Bonita~

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