My Stand-Up Mixer Is Off To The Graveyard:should I Buy A Ka?

Decorating By angelcake4u Updated 18 Sep 2005 , 7:02pm by Rainbow_Moon

angelcake4u Posted 13 Sep 2005 , 9:36pm
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Well, I finally did it. I was making buttercream icing and my mixer started smoking. icon_cry.gif This would happen in the middle of the busiest week I have ever had. Not that I have been doing this for years.

I have a wedding cake for Wed. (yes Wednesday, I guess they did that to get a cheaper location price), 2 B-Day cakes for Fri, and 2 B-Day cakes for Sat.

My husband told me to just go out and get a KA. Are they really that much better than other brands? Does anybody have a Sunbeam mixer?


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melodyscakes Posted 13 Sep 2005 , 11:40pm
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i would agree that kitchen aid is the best....however i can not afford one. i bought a G.E. from walmart and it is awsome! and was just under $100.00 works great for me, and i do a fair amount of cakes and other deserts.
just my 2cents

JustJaimeLyn Posted 13 Sep 2005 , 11:43pm
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I had a Sunbeam before I got my KA and it worked perfectly. The advantage is KA is all the accessories and kits. You can buy a pasta roller and ice cream maker just for the KA. The only accessory Sunbeam had was a cover. Plust you can get a KA in a million colors and pretty cheap right now from Amazon.

eve Posted 13 Sep 2005 , 11:46pm
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icon_smile.gifYES !! buy a won't be sorry.... it will last you 'til you're 100 yrs. old....

psurrette Posted 13 Sep 2005 , 11:53pm
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I LOVE my KA. I actually have 2. I have a larger 6 quart and then a smaller one. I actually use the smaller one more than the big one. The reason is because a 2pound mix of BC seems like nothing in the larger mixer. You wont regret a KA purchase.

MrsMissey Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 12:00am
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Yep....I swear by KA. I have both the 4qt and 6qt on my counters and use them both all the time...never a minute of problems with either one. I am asking Santa for a 10qt or 12 qt mixer for Christmas..although I don't know if KA makes that size or not!! I may need to switch to another manufacturer...yikes!!

IHATEFONDANT Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 12:07am
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I have an "older" KA...have had it about 20 years..was a smaller one..bought a brand new 5 qt and use my old stand by more than the new one.

I just am not convinced that the newer KA are as good as the ones "they used to make" just does not seem to run as smoothly as my older one..maybe it is just me.

Sangria Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 12:07am
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I had a Sunbeam. My mom's still has it. Nothing compares to my KA. It's a Professional 6. I'd never go without one again. Ever! If you're hubby is telling you to buy one and you have a wedding cake due, what are you waiting for? : )

cakecre8tor Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 12:11am
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Yup KA is the way to go! I got mine a couple of years ago and love it!! I love all the great colors (I have ice blue) and attachements!!

crimsonhair Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 12:36am
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I love my kitchenaid, my hubby bought it for me last Christmas {after alot of hints}. Mine is red and I had nothing red in my kitchen so I painted red flowers on my walls to match.. It looks like it belongs there now.. icon_smile.gif

Sherryb Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 12:44am
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southernbelle Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 1:11am
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Only have 3 things to say............KA KA KA It will be the last mixer you will ever need to buy. No more worries about it burning up in the middle of a cake project. I have had mine a little over a year and use it to make a double batch of bc........whips it up in no time. No sweat.

lastingmoments Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 3:05am
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me too I LOVE IT!

I bought one ...just white because i thought no big deal....its just a mixer Ill put it away when im not using it......I wish I would have bought a HOT PINK one or some crazy everyone one could spot it as they walk in .....its my 3rd child behind
my daughter and seal point persian cat Nadia.

Speaking of I might just name it!...

tripletmom Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 3:11am
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KA all the way! I have the 6 qt, love it!

Love the power of that motor!

trini Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 1:08pm
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hi yes go out and buy a kitchen aid and if you live in toronto its on sale yes on sale 5 quartz kitchen pro stand mixer 350 watts black or white for $262.50 from $525 .00 at kitchen stuff plus

adven68 Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 1:14pm
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(I'm chanting)

thyterrell Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 1:40pm
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I've had my KA for about 6 or 7 years now and I LOVE it, and use it constantly!

tcturtleshell Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 2:09pm
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YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!! KITCHEN AID!!!! I burned up a Hamilton Beach mixer & a Sunbeam mixer. The KA have gadgets for them but the power is what I like. I love my KA!!!

eve Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 2:23pm
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icon_smile.gifDon't even consider other brands ....

Juds Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 2:42pm
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Don't even consider anything else!! My DH just bought me my second KA, my mum captured the first and that it's about 12 yrs old and still going strong.

barbara-ann Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 3:15pm
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My husband got me my KA about a month ago. I just love it, but I have a ya'll use the KA to mix up a cake mix or just for frosting? I still use my hand held to mix the cake mix, and that's kinda making my husband think twice about the KA. (well actually he says under his breath...hmmm I didn't think you would use the KA very much)

twindees Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 3:21pm
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Yes KA All the way. I have a professional 6 qt Silver and I LOVE it.

barbara-ann you can mix everything in it. Are you CRAZY still useing your handheld. Put everything in your KA and forget about it.


Say it with me : KA ALL THE WAY.

KA really need to give us some kick backs for the free promotions.

You know what I mean.


Daniela Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 3:38pm
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I have a Sumbeam mixer and it works pretty well. I'm waiting for it to die so I can buy a KA. I've heard only goods things about it. I know the price tag might be a little on the high side but look at it this way .................. it'll last a long time so it'll be more than worth it in the end. But if you're not willing to spend so much I'm sure there are plenty of other brands out there that will do a good job also.

MainCake Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 3:45pm
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I'm with you all. Definitely invest in a KA if you can. My husband got me one for Christmas our first year together and I love it. I use it for everything, even mashed potatoes. They can be pricey, but they are worth every cent! You'll be glad you did.

MrsMoe Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 4:32am
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Just a note that if you do decide to buy a KA, get it at a bed bath and beyond store. If for some reason you do have a problem you can just return it to the store and they will give you a new one, even if you used itfor a year.

angelcake4u Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 7:00pm
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Well, I did it! I bought a KA and I LOVE it! icon_biggrin.gif That thing goes though buttercream icing like it's nothing. I wish I would have bought it sooner.

I do have one question, though. The whisk does not go down far enough in the bowl to get some of the cake mix. I have to stop mixing and use a spatula to get it off the bottom of the bowl. Then turn the mixer back on. Does anyone else have this problem?

Rainbow_Moon Posted 18 Sep 2005 , 7:02pm
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angelcake....i don't have a KA but i remember reading that there is a screw behind the bowl on the stand that you can turn to adjust the height of the bowl. hth...others will probably know better than me.

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