My First Kitchenaid!

Baking By EverlastingSweets Updated 23 Jan 2007 , 3:57pm by Lindsayu83

EverlastingSweets Posted 25 Dec 2006 , 8:35pm
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WOOHOO! I am on Cloud Nine! I got my first Kitchenaid for Christmas, it is the pink Artisan one and I love it! How have I lived before this????
My other little mixer, was one of those $30 ones, and it was about to explode.
What a difference!
Merry Christmas! icon_biggrin.gif

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cakegirl0315 Posted 25 Dec 2006 , 8:45pm
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I'm so excited for you!!! And jealous!!! I dreamed that I woke up and had one but I didn't icon_sad.gif

Maybe next year! Congrats on yours! The pink one is my favorite also!

NVP Posted 25 Dec 2006 , 8:50pm
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EverlastingSweets Posted 25 Dec 2006 , 9:03pm
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yea! For all of us!
My little putt putt was on the brink of explosion! It would shake, get real hot, then when the smoking started, I knew it was time..
But wow! I made a batch of cookies, that usually I have to finish kneading it by hand, but this mixer just mixed it like nothing, plus no noise!
Cakegirl, I got a really good deal on it. and I HATE spending that type of money, but it was so worth it!
I went to Macys, it was regular $400, then they marked it to $300, but they had a $25 coupon, then an instant $20 rebate. Plus it was charged to my Macys card so I can pay it off. And I love the pink one, because they donate $50 of that to breast cancer.
You'll get one, it took me awhile, but I finally got one! I'll wish with you! And that is so sweet NVP! We will all get there! I've got a 2-3 year plan in mind to eventually open a bakery, just gotta keep focused.

nglez09 Posted 25 Dec 2006 , 9:07pm
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Your lucky that yours doesn't make a sound. I have the KA Pro and it makes a screetchy sound everytime it's turned on! icon_mad.gif

lindambc Posted 25 Dec 2006 , 9:14pm
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I totally understand your excitement! I have been using a Wal-Mart special hand mixer for ever! This Year my parents, sister and brother in law bought me my first Kitchen-Aid! My sister gave it to me early so I could use it! I am in heaven.

Hope everyone is having a great Christmas and hope you all have a wonderful New Year!

cakegirl0315 Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 1:01am
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Everlastingsweets~thanks! I may have to breakdown and get one myself! I do hate spending that much money at once but I know it would be worth it! I will have to check out the Macy's here. Thanks again!

EverlastingSweets Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 2:39am
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it's completely different when you are baking with one. I make that No Fail Sugar recipe in there, and it's mixed in about 3 minutes, compared to about 10 before. And it's made my life so much easier.
Trust me, I WINCED at the price, but my husband was the one who said you just need to get one and it'll pay itself off. And sure enough, last Thursday, I got an order for 24 dozen cookies, made $275 dollars, and I've paid it off!
You just need to watch the sales, Macys sent me that $25 coupon in one of the circulars, and if you go online to, look at the KA's and online is where they show the rebates on them when they are offering them, plus sometimes online, you get free attachments or bonus money off.

Monica_ Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 2:53am
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Yay for us! No more $10 walmart hand mixer!

jwong9664 Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 2:54am
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hey guys, i feel the same way! i just got mine and it makes such a difference. just to let everyone know, we got mine from it's refurbished from the factory, but a 5 qt. 325 watt! usually over $300, we got it for $144 including tax and shipping! amazing, works great and has a 1 yr warranty too! just an fyi, merry christmas icon_smile.gif

cakegirl0315 Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 3:07am
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everlastingsweets~ Thanks for great info and wow that's a lot of cookies! I love cookies but just don't have the patience to make them...only eating them!

EverlastingSweets Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 3:10am
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OMG! Jwong! What a deal!!! Wish I would've seen that, I just didn't have the extra cash, so I had to charge it.
Oh well! I have a KITCHENAID!
And to all...a good night!
Talk to ya'll later!

aliciababcock Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 3:36am
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I got a red artisan also. My husband gave it to me early because I was making 5 dozen cookies for a Santa thing for underprivileged children whose parents come to the food pantry my parents volunteer at and I had 2 coconut cakes and 2 butter pecan cakes to make for Christmas parties. It is my first KA and I don't know how I lived without it! Hope you all enjoy yours as much as I do mine. And hope you all had a Merry Xmas!

emmiepeterson Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 3:49am
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I got the KA Pro at Tuesday Morning for $299.I don't know how I lived without it.I would tell anyone,if there is any way you could get one it.It is such a big difference.

ErinOBrien Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 4:02am
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My hubby was browsing on Amazon one day and saw the refurbished ones. He knew I wanted one, but would never buy it because of the cost. e knew it was a super deal, so he bought it for me just because.

I has worked perfect! I would do it again in a heartbeat!

ShirleyW Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 5:54am
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You will love it and wonder how you ever got along without one.

jwong9664 Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 11:57am
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erin, how sweet your husband is lol! yep, i would do it over again and again, b/c we saved on that i was able to get my airbrush as my other gift too hehe! yay!

starrchaser Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 1:04pm
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I was not fortunate enough to get a KA but this past month I blew up my little $10 mixer and my parents got me a sunbeam standing mixer for xmas. MY MIL got me a featherweight bag and a bunch of tips and my brother got me a cake stand and a georgeous cake plate and matching serving knife. So all in all im a pretty lucky girl. thumbs_up.gif

mvigil Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 3:06pm
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Congrats to everyone I am just as happy I got my first Kitchen-Aid from my hubby!!!!

chaptlps Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 3:18pm
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I got mine a coupla years ago and woohoo am like totally happy with it. (hubby got me the 4.5 qt. one from wallyworld) this year he got me loads of attachments AND another bowl. YEEEEHAW!!! I done hit the mother lode.

Dizzymaiden Posted 26 Dec 2006 , 3:27pm
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I got mine a couple months ago and LOVE IT! I got a pro in black (so awesome) and it works like a dream.

EverlastingSweets Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 3:14am
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don't worry Starchaser, you'll get one, I've been wanting one for YEARS, I had my little mixer from Target, which lasted me for 5 years, shockingly enough. Just watch for the sales on them.
I love mine! Its the Artisan, I have not seen the Pro, they do not have those at Macys, just the Artisans, is that their latest?
It has made my life so much easier, I can now breathe easier! I seriously don't know how I've been doing it, compared to this!
And I had no idea about what it can do with all the attachments! Even become an ice cream maker! Its the gift that keeps on giving! icon_biggrin.gif

SILVERCAT Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 10:39am
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Congrats to everyone! I got mine last yr for my bday, bc I didn't have a mixer to make my cheesecake,so I borrowed one from mom. Hubby comes home from work that night with my KA in hands! I love it every time I use it!

EverlastingSweets Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 12:35am
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Silvercat, that is so sweet that he did that!
All right ladies, lets get to baking!
Hee hee

TaraRowan Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 1:14am
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I'm getting one next week!
I asked everyone in my family to get me a gift card to bed bath & beyond and then I have enough to get my mixer!! yeah

also, if any of you have the discover card, sometimes you can cash in your reward points for bed bath gift card. i got $75 worth of cards that way!!


EverlastingSweets Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 1:17am
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alright Tara! Wooohoo!
What color are you looking at?

brownlg05 Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 2:14am
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Congrats to all you new KA owners, and Merry Christmas!! I bought myself an early christmas present and found a steal on my KA 5qt Pro on ... 250 no tax or shipping! icon_smile.gif Woo! It's cobalt blue, and while I'm doing dishes I find myself continually wiping it down, making sure there's not a speck of dust on it. I suspect that will pass, hehe. My man was going to get it for me for christmas, but I knew he wouldn't find as good of a deal. icon_smile.gif Anyway, I love it!

Oh, and Happy New Year too!


elsa77 Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 5:47am
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Congratulations!!! I can imagine what it is llike to get a KA for Chistmas (I was not lucky this year). I have been looking at the refurbs on Amazon and have been really tempted to purchase. Can anyone tell me about their experience?

nglez09 Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 6:06am
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Originally Posted by emmiepeterson

I got the KA Pro at Tuesday Morning for $299.I don't know how I lived without it.I would tell anyone,if there is any way you could get one it.It is such a big difference.

$299?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A PRO FOR $299?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW?!!! I feel cheated now. icon_mad.gif

TaraRowan Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 2:34pm
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not sure what color. i'll probably end up with stainless steel 'cause that's what my appliances are right now. but, since I won't have it out all the time amybe I should go with something a little more FUN!

decisions decisions icon_wink.gif

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