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post #1 of 26
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I have been really interested in getting a mixer..... i have the hand one..but, i want one that will mix for me!! icon_lol.gif
I was curious, they have one at walmart... for 60.00. beats paying 300!! and i defintely dont have the money for a 300.00 one!
does anyone have a cheaper brand than Kitchen aid?
what about sun beam? all i need it to do is make my icing.. and mix cakes !!
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post #2 of 26
I have a really whammin jammin mixer and i have the $60 mixer from Walmart.... the $60 one works well so far. I've made icing in it a few times. I usually use my more expensive one, but I've had to use the cheaper one a few times with no problems. I don't know that it will last as long... but it's working very well so far.
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

I have a really whammin jammin mixer and i have the $60 mixer from Walmart.... the $60 one works well so far. I've made icing in it a few times. I usually use my more expensive one, but I've had to use the cheaper one a few times with no problems. I don't know that it will last as long... but it's working very well so far.



really! cool!! ok, would you suggest me buying the walmart one.. until i become really KNOWN! lol!! then maybe i can upgrade?
would you say its a good purchase?
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post #4 of 26
How often are you making buttercream? Once or twice a month? I'd say go for it. If a little more often than that, I would save another $40-50 and get the Hamilton Beach from Target. I use that one also and it rocks!
post #5 of 26
Or watch Kohls for really good sale prices on the Kitchenaid stand mixers icon_wink.gif
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post #6 of 26
Yes, KA is the best... but even on sale they are too expensive for many people. The Hamilton Beach is a great "starter" mixer and very affordable.

I did the consumer reports research before purchasing it. It actually has more power than the same size KA and made with metal construction. The bowl does not have a handle, I wish it did. I've been using it three years now and it's kicking butt. I fully do not anticipate it lasting as long as a KA- but it's a really really good mixer.
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

Yes, KA is the best... but even on sale they are too expensive for many people. The Hamilton Beach is a great "starter" mixer and very affordable.

I did the consumer reports research before purchasing it. It actually has more power than the same size KA and made with metal construction. The bowl does not have a handle, I wish it did. I've been using it three years now and it's kicking butt. I fully do not anticipate it lasting as long as a KA- but it's a really really good mixer.


That's good to know- thanks.
I guess one thing about buying things like a stand mixer, is what are you willing to invest up front so that in the long run you save money. After burning out 3 hand mixers my husband saw the reasoning in letting me buy a stand mixer, even if it meant charging it on the kohls charge. But I am now also starting to make more cakes, so it was worth it to me.
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post #8 of 26
I have purchased several mixers in the past and including the one you are talking about and realized the you will burn out he motor in no time if you mix to much icing in it it is better to save your pennies for th big heavy duty mixer check Amazon.com for a reconditioned one it may be 179.00 or so it will be worth the investment.
post #9 of 26
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The bowl does not have a handle, I wish it did.



KA has an assortment of different bowls that can be used in the mixer. Maybe your HB does too or maybe someone sells ones with handles that would fit it.
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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

Yes, KA is the best... but even on sale they are too expensive for many people. The Hamilton Beach is a great "starter" mixer and very affordable.

I did the consumer reports research before purchasing it. It actually has more power than the same size KA and made with metal construction. The bowl does not have a handle, I wish it did. I've been using it three years now and it's kicking butt. I fully do not anticipate it lasting as long as a KA- but it's a really really good mixer.



well i was at walmart... and didnt buy that walmart one... im glad i waited! ill check out hte hamilton beach one!! thanks!
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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

Yes, KA is the best... but even on sale they are too expensive for many people. The Hamilton Beach is a great "starter" mixer and very affordable.

I did the consumer reports research before purchasing it. It actually has more power than the same size KA and made with metal construction. The bowl does not have a handle, I wish it did. I've been using it three years now and it's kicking butt. I fully do not anticipate it lasting as long as a KA- but it's a really really good mixer.



WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO FIND THE MIXER AT TARGET.COM?
I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND IT?
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #12 of 26
I did a search on target.com under Hamilton Beach and also under stand mixer and I did not find anything.
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post #13 of 26
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I did a search on target.com under Hamilton Beach and also under stand mixer and I did not find anything.



OK, THANKS FOR LOOKING! I SEE A FABERWARE MIXER AT JC PENNEY FOR 99.99..??

IS THERE A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN USING THE 2 METAL MIXERS OPPOSED TO USING THAT ONE BIG WHITE ONE THAT KITCHEN AID HAS?

ALSO, AT PENNEYS... THEY HAVE THE KITCHEN AID, REGULAR 349, ON SALE FOR 249.... HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM LOL
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post #14 of 26
momof3,

Gotta put my 2 cents in....

I had a Hamilton Beach.. bought it for Wilton classes to do royal icing in.. I used it once & it burnt up!!! Fire & smoke!!!!!! I will NEVER use hamilton beach products again. I brought it back to the store, got my money back, I had sold my tread mill the day before so I used that money & the money I got back & bought me a KITCHEN AID!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!

My friend just bought a Wolfgang stand mixer & it came with a lot of stuff. She bought it at Sam's Wholesale (Walmart) for $175. She got a lot of bowls with hers. She loves it.

If your planning on making royal icing I would advise you to get a KA or WolfP or anther well known mixer.

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post #15 of 26
I found these models at target.com

KitchenAid Ultrapower Stand Mixer - KSM90 $199.99
Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer - K45SS $179.99
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