Originally Posted by sberryp
I just wanted to let you know that I did buy a stand mixer. I didn't buy a kitchen because I really did not want to pay that much because I am still new to baking. I got a stand mixer for 44 and it's great for beginner like me. The bowl spins while it mixes and the bowl is very sturdy. I just wished that I had dough hooks.
Did you buy the Sunbeam one?
I have used the Sunbeam one at my son's house. It has a shallow bowl, so be careful. And if your batter gets too thick or if you are creaming butter in the beginning, the bowl may not spin. And due to the shallowness of the bowl (flat bottom, not conical in shape), it creates more problems.
On the other hand, if you are making cake mixes or other things that are a thin batter it will work fine for a first time mixer. So it will depend on what you make. My son bakes from a cake mix. I bake from scratch. Because the cake mix is a thin batter it works great for him. But I make my cakes for him at my house and then bring them instead of making them there. And this also means I get to spend more time visiting my new first grandchild too!
Good luck and have fun!