Friday, August 27, 2010

The KitchenAid has landed!

I have wanted a KitchenAid mixer for as long as I can remember, yet it always seemed to be just out of my reach.  I have had many hand mixers over the years, none of which lasted very long in my mostly made-from-scratch kitchen.  It is so frustrating to spend good money on a mixer only to have it rise up in revolt and try to electrocute me after only about 2 years of abuse.

Over the last few months, Tom has been hinting at getting me a KitchenAid stand mixer, but I have resisted (who in their right mind would spend so much moolah on a small kitchen appliance??).  I almost got one for my 40th birthday in March, then I almost got one for Mother's Day in May, etc.  In the end, my resistance was futile.  Through a combination of Tom's superior reasoning skills (It would really make your life easier) and flattery (plus you really deserve it), he finally won me over, and boy am I glad he did!

I am in love with my new KitchenAid Professional 600 Series, 6 quart mixer!  I have used it every day since it was delivered and have had nothing but success so far.  The first thing I made was a double batch of Tom's favorite cookies (I suspect he had alterior motives here).  In the past, I have always used my "big silver bowl" for this purpose.  You know, the one that's bigger than the kitchen sink?  The one that your kids could swim in on a hot day?  Yes, that one.  Anyway, I put my new toy to the test and I'm happy to say that it passed!  So far (to name a few) I have made 48 dozen cookies, a double batch of lemon cheesecake bars, and 9 loaves of bread with total success.  Don't worry, I gave LOTS of the cookies away before Tom even knew I had baked them!

If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer, I'd love to hear what you think of yours.  Maybe you'll even share a favorite recipe for me to try?  (hint, hint)

Now that the object of my obsession occupies a coveted place on my countertop, I couldn't possibly ask for anything more, except maybe for that Vita Mix Deluxe 5200 Blender that's been taunting me lo these many years...