Hey...during the making of my last wedding cake I BLEW ANOTHER MIXER-it was a medium duty stand mixer I purchased when I was not doing a lot of cakes, and things have again changed. This is not uncommon in my 30 years of decorating. I have had 3 kitchen centres from Sunbeam but 2 went within the first five years of use so therefore I actually paid for only one. I have gone through hand mixers in a day...that one I purchased due to being in a pinch... it was what was available. I know it is the icing sugar being so powderey and getting into the gears as well as the difficulty of beating the thick consistancy of icing. I asked my husband to give me a good word to use and like a man he said... your mixers lacked torque and horsepower...grooaaannn. So I am asking what have you got and how is it performing? I have a birthday in February and hubby has his eye on a kitchen aid mixer at our local Costco...but remember I am in Canada...the machine is around $399. Canadian-I do get quite a bit of money from family on my birthday and would love it if hubby threw in the extra. It has all metal gears and he thinks it was rated commercial. I would appreciate any input before I buy. I want this to be my last purchase- one rating I read on kitchen aid is that if you want to hand it down to your children this is the one to buy! Ty in advance.
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1/23/05 at 5:05am