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KitchenAid 325 watt stand mixer, model #K5SSWH

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Kohls will be having the Kitchenaid Heavy Duty Stand Mixer on sale for 199.99 (regularly 299.99) soon. It's 325 watts with heavy duty transmission, model #K5SSWH. Does anyone have this model? And if they do, how does it handle mixing buttercream icing- especially double batches?
I have to convince my husband it would be ok for me to get this and why I need it. I almost burnt out my heavy duty hand mixer the other day making icing for a baby shower cake for work. Money is tight right now, and I would rather have a stand mixer over a sewing machine right now (even though I also want a sewing machine really bad, too icon_cry.gif ).
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #2 of 39
I have one and it works beautifully for double batches of buttercream. In fact, I mix cookie dough in it as well (it comes with a dough hook). I love mine!
post #3 of 39
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Thanks!
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post #4 of 39
I have had the 250 watt model for over 5 years now and it's great. I always mix cookie dough in it and I use the paddle attachment. No problems. So I'd assume the 325 watt model is even better. Good luck...I hope you get one!
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icon_biggrin.gif ME TOO!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 39
Oh I just received the 250 model last night from my hubby!! Empire red!!! It is so beautiful I hate to use it!! But he is bugging me for a cake! icon_biggrin.gif

I have always heard wonderful things about all Kitchen Aid products!!
post #7 of 39
i ordered the one seen on emeril live, the one that has the bowl move up and down. it's a 350wt. it think, but i can't remember because my mom still hasn't shipped it to me yet. icon_sad.gif she says it's too heavy for her to take to the post office, so she has to wait til' my dad can do it. whenever that will be! i want my mixer!! icon_cry.gif
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post #8 of 39
I LOVE KITCHEN AID!!!!! I have the stand mixer, 4.5 quart, tilt head, and it works great! I also have a bunch of Kitchen Aid utensils, too many to list. I highly recommend the vegetable peeler, comfortable and sharp! I also have a blender and a toaster. OMG! I just realized I'm addicted Kitchen Aid, does anyone of a good Kitchen Aid support group? icon_lol.gif
post #9 of 39
Did you get it?? It's the best thing you could do...I got the same one on sale at Bloomindales last year... I've made up to 3 batches of btc in it...No complaints ;-0) and also 2 cake batters that make 4 8x2 and 2 6x2 icon_wink.gif
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post #10 of 39
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Not yet...it does not go on sale until March 3rd, and then the price is only good until March 8th.....ohh I hope I get it. I burned out my 225 watt hand mixer icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif (which was the more powerful of the two that I had) with the last batch of icing and I know I have at least 1 cake that I will be doing in about a month for a large bridal shower that I am hosting at my house.
****Also if you use your kohls charge, you have a chance to save an extra 15%, 25% or 30% off, another reason why I want to get it icon_wink.gif
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post #11 of 39
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Well, it looks like my husband is not going to let me get this icon_cry.gif Not enough money in the budget icon_cry.gif
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post #12 of 39
So sorry to hear you're not getting the mixer right now. You must be really bummed icon_sad.gif I burned up a few mixers before I got my kitchen aid and my husband decided it was more cost effective to put the money out for the good one. Hang in there, I'm sure you'll get one, one way or another. Used ones are a good idea too. I have a used one from ebay that works great.
post #13 of 39
m0use......... SELL YOUR TREADMILL!!!!!! (if you have one) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif That's what I did to get my kitchen aid!!! I sold my treadmill for $125 & brought back a hamilton beach mixer (that I'd just bought a week earlier that had burned up) to be able to get my kitchen aid!!!!!! I'm so happy I did!!!! So sell something that is collecting dust (like my treadmill was icon_rolleyes.gif ) around the house! I say if it's collecting dust then you don't need it anyway! I hope you get your mixer sooner then later!!!!
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post #14 of 39
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tcturteshell- I wish I had something like that to sell, but after moving almost 20 times in my lifetime, I tend not to keep large items that I will not use.
kate- I am bummed. icon_sad.gif
icon_eek.gif Now here's the kicker- my husband is actually still out on this decision- he needs reasons as to why I should get the mixer icon_confused.gif (I thought I explained this one to him already) But he also wants to know what would be the difference in maybe getting the next model up
Here's a quote from an email to me at work: "If you were to buy the mixer up from the one you are looking at could you capitalize on it? or if you were to get the one you were looking at what whould be the your limiting factors..." (Excuse the wording, he's not always good at his English icon_rolleyes.gif )
So I really need help on this one detective.gif , because he wants an answer tonight when I get home tonight. I think I need more answers on the second question than on the first, but I will take anything I can get right now.
To be quite honest, I don't see myself ever doing cakes full time, so I do not think I would need the top of the line Kitchenaid stand mixer. Besides if I were ever to be doing it full time, I would have a certified kitchen with a really BIG mixer- like the ones you would see in a bakery.
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post #15 of 39
I have had an artisan model kitchen aid for almost twenty years and made so many wedding cakes with it. Now I have the model up from that with the stationary head and bigger bowl. I can do cakes faster with the bigger one because I can do three cake mixes in it and make larger batches of buttercream. I did just fine with the smaller one and I think you'd be very happy with it. I see in your profile that you've done at least one wedding cake. If you get paid for a couple of wedding cakes then that would pay for your mixer and then after that you would be making money off that mixer. You will probably never have to buy another mixer. That's money saved too. I do cookie dough in mine all the time as well as fondant, just to show you how they hold up. They can be repaired too, I had my Mom's reconditioned and it's still doing great. Hope that helps you convince hubby icon_biggrin.gif
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