Looking For A Mixer?...check This One Out

Decorating By marmalade1687 Updated 23 Feb 2008 , 5:27pm by all4cake

marmalade1687 Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 8:34pm
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I saw the Cuisinart 7 quart in a shop window at Christmas time - I drooled so much, I think that I made a mess of their front window glass... icon_rolleyes.gif (just like a kid in a candy store!) - it's definitely the one I want! thumbs_up.gif

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itsajeepthing0196 Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 8:47pm
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it may be the coolest and newest model on the market, but kitchen aid an american classic. its been around, and it will stay around. Many people (including myself) like to stick with a name brand that has a reputation for excellence. thumbs_up.gif

cakeconfections Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:02pm
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Originally Posted by itsajeepthing0196

it may be the coolest and newest model on the market, but kitchen aid an american classic. its been around, and it will stay around. Many people (including myself) like to stick with a name brand that has a reputation for excellence. thumbs_up.gif




While I love Kitchen Aid it just isnt what it used to be. It is still good, but no where near as good as when hobart had their hands on it. Kitchen aid is now using a lot of plastic parts which just doesnt hold up like the olds one do.

elizw Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:02pm
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i have this mixer! it rocks!!!

http://www.shopdelonghi.com/imagesEdp/p70307z.jpg

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
BRUSHED DIE-CAST ALUMINUM BODY AND COMPONENTS for superior quality and durability.

LARGE 7-QUART STAINLESS STEEL BOWL with handles.
HEAVY-DUTY 1000 WATT MOTOR WITH 10-YEAR WARRANTY The most powerful 7-quart stand mixer!

UNIQUE MIXING ACTION The planetary motion of the beater and the beater socket, results in thorough and perfect mixing results every time.
6-SPEED CONTROL WITH PULSE Dial control is easy-to-use and guarantees the perfect speed for all mixing tasks.

OVERLOAD PROTECTION DEVICE The unit will automatically terminate operation if the capacity exceeds the suggested amount.

THREE LARGE MIXING TOOLS for specific baking tasks: Non-Stick Dough Hook is specially designed to make mixing and kneading quick and effortless. Stainless Steel Whisk produces a light, fluffy texture. Perfect for mousses, souffles and meringues. Non-Stick Flat Beater increases efficiency and reduces beating time. Itâs ideal for mixing cake and cookie batter.

FOUR CONCEALED POWER OUTLETS for over 12 optional attachments.

SPLASH GUARD allows you to easily add ingredients.

TILTING HEAD LIFT for quick and easy tool change and bowl removal.

afolk Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:21pm
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Wow, elizw, that mixer looks so cool!

2lilbaker Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:28pm
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I also have the DeLonghi and it is so nice and has plenty of room for large icing recipes. I have tripled buttercream recipes with this mixer. icon_biggrin.gif

kathik Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by cakeconfections

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Originally Posted by itsajeepthing0196

it may be the coolest and newest model on the market, but kitchen aid an american classic. its been around, and it will stay around. Many people (including myself) like to stick with a name brand that has a reputation for excellence. thumbs_up.gif



While I love Kitchen Aid it just isnt what it used to be. It is still good, but no where near as good as when hobart had their hands on it. Kitchen aid is now using a lot of plastic parts which just doesnt hold up like the olds one do.




I have to agree! I had an old kitchenaid that was wonderful, but too small, so I sold it and bought a 6 quart. I have had problems right and left with it. It just isn't the same quality as the old ones. I need to get a new one for Passover and I don't plan on getting a Kitchenaid this time. As a matter of fact I have been looking at this one, so I'm glad to hear the reviews.

Kathi

dandelion56602 Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:53pm
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Not that dh will allow me to get it since I just bought my 6 qt KA last year (and love it BTW). I would like overload protection (who knows, mine may have it--I never read manuals)

A couple of questions.

1) Is the splash guard a one piece or two piece?

2) Not understanding the multiple power outlet, what this for & how does it work?

girltrapped Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by kathik

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Originally Posted by cakeconfections

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Originally Posted by itsajeepthing0196

it may be the coolest and newest model on the market, but kitchen aid an american classic. its been around, and it will stay around. Many people (including myself) like to stick with a name brand that has a reputation for excellence. thumbs_up.gif



While I love Kitchen Aid it just isnt what it used to be. It is still good, but no where near as good as when hobart had their hands on it. Kitchen aid is now using a lot of plastic parts which just doesnt hold up like the olds one do.



I have to agree! I had an old kitchenaid that was wonderful, but too small, so I sold it and bought a 6 quart. I have had problems right and left with it. It just isn't the same quality as the old ones. I need to get a new one for Passover and I don't plan on getting a Kitchenaid this time. As a matter of fact I have been looking at this one, so I'm glad to hear the reviews.

Kathi




I agree as well! I have one of the old ones and my mom has been through three "newer" ones and non of them have worked as well as my older one. In fact the one she has now is so loud when it is on you can't even hear yourself think and Kitchenaid said it did not need repaired. I just wish I had one that was bigger so I could make double batches and such.

Arriva Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 10:06pm
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I was thrilled to find this post. I have a Wolfgang Puck stand mixer that I've had for 3 or more years. It's been great, but I wanted a new mixer -- additional not replacement. I bought the KA Pro 600 and didn't like it so I took it back and decided to cool my heels. Then I saw the Cuisinart. I would have bought the 7 qt if that had it in the store, but I couldn't wait so I bought the 5.5 qt. I've really only used it about 3 times -- but I love it.

joaaaann Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 10:22pm
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I'd like to know about the multiple outlets too...I'm assuming the multiple outlet is like having an extension cord so that we can plug other things into it like can opener, hand mixer, air compressor etc? I know the KA has the extension tool option where you can lock in peices of hardware including a 'pasta roller/cutter' part (which I was thinking of buying recently)and so I thought that was a pretty neat feature to the KA ... I've never used any adt'l tools with the KA in all this time tho. ALso my KA's never failed me and I've loved it. I have been using a refurb 6 QT KA for more than 2 years now. But I have to say I WANT this this silver machine. It is definatly a beauty with great features. "Move over bacon!..Here comes something Leeaner!" hahaImage

all4cake Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:02am
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according to its' description, the multiple power outlets are to run various optional equipment....and not additional ordinary household type outlets....but more like special ports...

"Cuisinart offers optional attachments that can be purchased separately. Each connects to one of three power outlets on the mixer to let you blend, process food, squeeze juice from your favorite citrus fruits, make perfect homemade pasta, or grind your own meats."

dandelion56602 Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:33am
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So it's like the attachment hole that's on the front of the KA's?

bigmama1961 Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:53am
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holymoly those are awsome my first time to see them they look like they came from outer space.I will stick with my old faithfulls the kitchenaid..they havent let me down so far...but those do look nice..

milissasmom Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 7:14am
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I have heard many wonderful things about this mixer! I think it's the one Ms. Oprah had on her favorite things for 2007 list as well. I think the timer is a wonderful feature that kitchenaid should look into adding to all of their mixers. I do so love my KA though!!

elizw Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 4:27pm
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i still have a ka artisan. when it came time to upgrade, i googled larger mixers and customer reviews. i fell in love with the delonghi. since the style is so sleek, it is easy to clean. it fits well with my kitchen - modern. i still have my kitchen aid. after using a more powerful mixer, it is so hard to go back to the kitchen aid artisan. i love being able to make 2-3 batches of cake batter or icing at the same time!!

it's kind of like an instructor said to me in a class one time. wilton isn't the only game in town! after that comment, i found a whole new world of cake deco products. so find what works for you!

all4cake Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 5:27pm
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There's a pdf of the manual on their website that would show, I'm sure, the how-tos for those outlets. I can't get the file to open, but it is there...maybe someone else would have better luck opening it.

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