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Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 11:59 AM


My daughter recieved a Kitchen Aid stand mixer -- in pink for breast cancer awareness -- I have never used one, (we must all recognize our strengths and weaknesses and my staying out of the kitchen is one of them) I understand there are accessories to them -- I saw a pasta maker accessory -- I could really use advice on what to buy for her

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 12:04 PM

Oh Lord, I just looked it up on google


Powerful motor - Watts: 325
CUL Approved
10 Speed control
Durable direct-drive transmission
Multipurpose attachment hub with removable cover
Sturdy all-metal construction
67-Point planetary mixing action
Flour Power rating: 9 Cups (2.1 L)
Recipes included

67-Point planetary mixing action! DUDE! What the heck does that mean?????????????????????????

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 3843)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 12:16 PM

I have used one for years. They are the best. I use it for everything from cakes, to whipped cream, to making juice, sausage and bread dough. It is best to assess her needs, then look for the accessory. You can usually find most all of them on ebay...whcih can save you some bucks.

Kaufman  (Level: 269.8 - Posts: 3943)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 12:47 PM

And when you get your kitchen redone, don't forget to choose a mixer cabinet (we did). That way it doesn't take up tons of counter space, and/or you don't need to lug it around every time you want to use it.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 1:23 PM

And Penn....
Just remember to keep your little fingers
out of the way of those nasty spinning
thingies, when it's switched on....
I'm like you in the kitchen, and promptly
returned the one I got years ago....
Too klutzy AND I can't follow instructions

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 1:36 PM

Oh, your advice comes to late Rowlanda.....
after 3 tries, I managed to get the beater on -- but not before it sprang off, in what I am sure was an attempt on my life. Then I found it was better to start on setting one instead of nine --- for obvious reasons, that where that much more obvious afterwards -- AND THEN just to add insult to injury, the bowl made a run for it. Now I know that it has to be seated. This is just further proof that my best work in the kitchen is ordering takeout.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 1:37 PM

My daughter, fortunately is very talented in the kitchen -- it must skip a generation.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 4:36 PM

We have used the Kitchenaid for years and I just used the grinder attachment to make sandwich spread out of our leftover ham. Also use it in bread making. You can't stall the dough hook like on less powerful mixers. Bowl mounting and beater attachments are a little tricky at first. You just can't buy a better mixer.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.3 - Posts: 3346)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 5:48 PM

We got our Kitchenaid as a wedding present in 1974. Still ticking along (not that I use it that often - but when I need it, it can't be beat!).

I recommend a beater paddle that comes from SideSwipe. Fits the Kitchenaid fine - and it scrapes the side of the bowl for you, so you don't have to use a spatula. Here's the website:


Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 6:40 PM

You are the funniest person.
Love reading your posts.
You sound as crazy as me
In the best possible ways
of course....

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2297)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 6:43 PM

Has it killed you yet? Those things are truly evil. you have just spent 300 bucks on satan itself.

Be very afraid!

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 9:12 PM

LOL, I dodged the $300 bullet -- my mother has one, and as I said, Caroline got one as a gift -- my mother never had any accessories for it though.... Caroline and her boyfriend love to cook -- it was really cute to see the 2 of them operate in their tiny kitchen -- I have seen the pasta maker adjunct and a juicer, which seems silly to me --- good juice is so readily had, why go through the mess of juicing at home!

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Mon, 1st Dec '08 11:00 PM

I don't think I could cook without mine. I love the meat grinder and the salad/veggie attachment is great. I also use it to make bread. Takes so much work out of it. My cheesepies would not be so light and fluffy without it or meringues so feathery light. If you use the collar, little fingers can't get in there and get hurt.

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