Cuisinart 7Qt Standmixer - Quick Question Before I Order....

Decorating By SweetKath Updated 4 Dec 2010 , 4:53pm by imagenthatnj

SweetKath Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:20pm
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My 15+ yr old Oster Kitchen Center is on its last leg - Finally!! I've been busily researching replacements, and like everyone else narrowed it down to the KA 6qt Professional or the Cuisinart 7qt. The Cuisinart motor is what really won me over.

Unfortunately, none of the stores near me carry the 7qt so I have to order it on-line. I prefer to touch and feel before I purchase but..... So, is the outer housing plastic or some type of metal? In the video the top cover sounds plastic when it is opened and closed. How strong are the hinges?

Thanks in advance!

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Mel2085 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:31pm
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i have the 7qt and it is made out of metal! Very little of it is plastic!! I absolutely love it!! I had kitchaid and I love this sooooooooooooooooooo much more!! I got my from Bed Bath and Beyond and I ordered it in the store and used a 20% off coupon and it was delivered straight to my front door!! I also went to Giant Eagle to get gift cards so I saved money like crazy!!

SweetKath Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 3:25pm
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i have the 7qt and it is made out of metal! Very little of it is plastic!! I absolutely love it!! I had kitchaid and I love this sooooooooooooooooooo much more!! I got my from Bed Bath and Beyond and I ordered it in the store and used a 20% off coupon and it was delivered straight to my front door!! I also went to Giant Eagle to get gift cards so I saved money like crazy!!




Thank you Mel2085 for responding so fast! I just placed my on-line order through BBB with 20% off and free shipping! I was lucky to have an on-line coupon come through earlier this week. We don't have a Giant Eagle near me so no go on the gift card idea. Can't wait to start my Christmas baking!

Mel2085 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:05pm
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Just so you know you will need to get long spatulas and stuff like that because the bowl is HUGE!! It is big enough I have made 4 cakes mixes (not docotored up) at once! I have also made a batch of "wilton butter cream" that was 4 cups of crisco and 8 pounds of powdered sugar! You will be able to do ANYTHING in this!! I love it!! The best part is the timer....I can set it for seconds or up to 15 mins. and just walk away and know it is going to beep and let you know when it is done!!!

MadMillie Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:17pm
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Sur La Table has the 7 quart mixer for $399 plus free shipping.

mareg Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:19pm
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Oooooohhhh!!! I want one!!!

mysweetsugar75 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:31pm
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This looks like a SUPER GREAT mixer! I just ordered a KitchenAid yesterday - I never heard of this mixer - 1000 watt motor! WOW! Maybe next time I will do better research on mixers! And Mel2085 says you can do 4 cake mixes at a time, NOW I have mixer envy.

latenight Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:36pm
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I know you got your reply already, but I had to jump in on this.

The outer housing is metal on the Cuisinart. You should totally get one, they are awesome! I love mine! It's super powerful, and the timer is an excellent feature. I think you will love yours, too.

I had a KA once, but since I stumbled on the Cuisinart, I haven't looked back.

SweetKath Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:47pm
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I knew I could count on CC! I am one of those people that over-analyzes and researches everything to the nth degree! Makes purchasing very difficult and a long drawn out process! I am so excited - I will be counting down the next 8 business days, and hoping it arrives sooner. The best part - When I placed the order, I put the most loving message in from my husband! LOL! He really is the most romantic guy!

Another thing I like about the Cuisinart is not having a separate mixer, food processor, etc. I liked that about my Oster as well. Guess I need to shop a little more!

julesh268 Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 1:49am
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Can you do small batches in it or is it just too big. I don't always double and triple recipes. Thanks!

Mel2085 Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 2:02am
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Can you do small batches in it or is it just too big. I don't always double and triple recipes. Thanks!




ya you can do single batches and they make up just fine! I do single batches all the time! It is great for making IMBC and American buttercream because the "splash guard" covers the whole bowl but has a large enough opening to easily add things!

People do say it is loud but it is because it is made very sturdy! I normally have music blaring while I'm baking or headphones in so I don't really notice!

LisaMaeCakes Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 2:10am
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I've had mine for 2 years now and love it!! No problems.

julesh268 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by julesh268

Can you do small batches in it or is it just too big. I don't always double and triple recipes. Thanks!



ya you can do single batches and they make up just fine! I do single batches all the time! It is great for making IMBC and American buttercream because the "splash guard" covers the whole bowl but has a large enough opening to easily add things!

People do say it is loud but it is because it is made very sturdy! I normally have music blaring while I'm baking or headphones in so I don't really notice!




Thanks! I have a 5 1/2Q KA and have toyed with upgrading, but I think I will go for this one! It sounds fabulous!

imagenthatnj Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 8:00pm
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I have the Cuisinart 7qt (3 years old) and the 5.5qt (2 months old) and they're just the best thing ever. I bought my sister the 5.5qt as a present 3 years ago, and it works perfectly.

SweetKath Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 3:04pm
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My mixer arrived yesterday! I'm unpacking it this morning but not sure I'll have a chance to play with it before next weekend. icon_cry.gif Perhaps I can re-arrange a few things....

Jenn2179 Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 4:19pm
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When I get a new mixer I am getting this one. My KA is only a few years old.

imagenthatnj Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 4:53pm
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My mixer arrived yesterday! I'm unpacking it this morning but not sure I'll have a chance to play with it before next weekend. icon_cry.gif Perhaps I can re-arrange a few things....




Make a batch of cupcakes! Or a small 6" cake! I used it the minute I got it. I got a second one, and I used it right away too...I couldn't wait! I just got an Emille Henry pizza stone and we're having homemade pizza for dinner tonight! I guess I can't wait to use the things I order.

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