Originally Posted by msichana
Thank you for the tips! Can't wait to have a serious mixer! CakeItGood, have you been happy with the Cuisinart? Reading so many mixed reviews!
No regrets on the Cuisinart! Just like any other mixer out there, it has both pros and cons. I feel that the pros far outweigh the cons. Love the timer feature, to be able to set that to mix for a certain amount of time and walk away. Love that I can do three full batches of frosting or cake batter at once, and that the lid has a tight seal on the bowl while mixing. The deep bowl with double handles is easy to work with, and I love how it looks in my kitchen! The only thing that ever bugs me from time to time is how easily the beater can get knocked out of the housing when scraping the bowl with a spatula. Minor complaint! I also bought a Beater Blade to scrape the bowl while mixing, so that helps substantially. BTW, the Cuisinart parts are interchangeable with the discontinued Delonghi mixer and one other one (can't remember the name!). So finding extra beaters/bowls on Ebay at a discount is a little easier.
I also have a smaller vintage Sunbeam mixer for small batches, but I don't think it fluffs up the frosting as well as the Cuisinart, so I usually reserve it for cake batter. Have not used it as much since purchasing another bowl and blade for my large mixer.