Monday, October 8, 2007

Just bought a refurbished Kitchenaid from!

I have been waffling about getting a KA mixer for eons. Since I already have an excellent mixer, I didn't "need" one, but my mixer, while FANTASTIC for whole grain bread making and for making buttercream and cake batter (it has two separate mixing bowls and beaters), it's NOT good for getting cookie dough consistency right.

Kitchenaid mixers, on the other hand, are NOT good for kneading really heavy doughs or fondant, but are great for cookie doughs and cake batter. So, I've been on the fence about it for about 6 months. But today I see they are selling refurbished KAs from Amazon SHIPPED for $125 and they aren't awful colors and today I decided to go for it. Baking season is upon me and I would love to have an appropriate mixer. For the LONGEST time I was tempted to get the Bosch compact mixer, but it has the same mixing issues as the DLX2000! So, what's the point? Yes, they are cheap and excellent, but it would be seriously duplicating my existing collection.

Yay! a new toy!

1 comment:

Russellkhan said...

I know it's been awhile, but congratulations on your new toy.

Interestingly, I just recently got my own new toy - an Electrolux DLX - and I gave away my old KA 4.5 qt mixer. I've been having tons of fun making big batches of bread in the DLX, and was just starting to wonder about using it for quickbreads and cookie doughs. One of the things I have been considering is a Bosch compact for these other uses. In googling my research I ran into this post. Yours is the first clue I've had that the compact also isn't the best for these things. If you don't mind my asking, where did you get this information about the Bosch compact?