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post #16 of 38
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I talked to my mom the other night and she said she's gonna try to get together with my dad and buy me one for Christmas this year. I'm excited. At this point, I need one because, like you said, I've spent that much on cheap mixers that keep blowing up. icon_smile.gif
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post #17 of 38
I've had the same issues with cheap mixers, after my refurbished KA bit the dust. I went out and bought a $100 7 speed KA hand mixer and i love it! You might want to use that 20% coupon for LNT (they send them by email if you sign up online) and keep it as a back up. That way you have a nice handmixer and hopefully a stand mixer at christmas!
post #18 of 38
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Thanks kellymarie! I have thought about buying KA hand mixer, but haven't ever found one cheap enough. I'll check out the sales. Thanks.
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post #19 of 38
Sounds like you most certainly need a KA. I have two - one for my cakes and the larger I use for my icings. I rarely use a hand mixer for any of my baking these days. Actually, I use it to mix my cake release and there are no problems with that.

Good luck on your mixing until a KA drops in your kitchen!
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post #20 of 38
I have a cuisinart hand mixer that carried me until I got my KA 600 Pro from costco. The cuisinart has held up very well and was a world away from the $20 mixers. But I LOVE my KA- no comparison there. Good luck to you!
One thing to be aware of is the KA's have different motors (wattage) The higher the watts the more powerful and less bogged down the mixer.
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post #21 of 38
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The wattage on the Kitchen Aid mixers is something I have been looking at. My new "cheap" hand mixer has 275 watts, which is better than most of the hand mixers, so I think it might last a little longer. But I'd like to get the highest wattage possible.
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post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by jkalman

If you look at it like this.. buying a KA will end up saving you money since you won't have to buy 6 of them (and from the sounds of it probably a few more before you get your KA).. it makes the investment seem less daunting.



That is my thought. 7 mixers at $20 bucks each is $140 that you could have used towards a KA or even a KA hand mixer.

I'd seriously look into the KA hand mixers. Yes they are more costly but they last a long time. I had the 5 speed that I used for bc and royal icing as well as everything else for 10 years. It was $50, but I still got 10 years use out of it, and would still be using it if I hadn't had a power surge in the house from a fallen power line in my driveway. Poor mixer was plugged in at the time. I currently have the 9 speed and love it! icon_smile.gif
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post #23 of 38
My husband finally got me a kitchen aid mixer last year and I don't know what I would do without it.

The others are right. It is worth it to put money towards one now instead of a bunch of others. With christmas coming up i'm sure they will have sales. Plus they might include a free attachment.

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Good luck.
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post #24 of 38
I just thought I would remind you also to check for the awesome sales the day after Thanksgiving. Many stores put out ads in the Thanksgiving day newspaper, advertising what their earlybird sales will be. That is when I purchased mine. I got an awesome deal and only paid $150 for my KA.
post #25 of 38
Also at Kohls when you open a kohls card you get 20% off your purchases that day. Wait until they go on sale, open a card pay it off and cancel it.
post #26 of 38
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colabear: WOW! icon_surprised.gif That's a great price. I have been keeping my ears open, but I live in such a small town that we have to drive an hour to get to any type of store better than a Wal-Mart. icon_smile.gif I try to check online ads and stuff on commercials so that I know when stuff is going on sale. I'll have to look around for the Thanksgiving sales.
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post #27 of 38
Beth, I live in a small town too... only 10,000. And we don't even have a Wal-Mart icon_cry.gif I have to travel either 35 or 45 miles to the closest city... that is where I got the good deal...45 miles away. I do exactly the same as you. When I go shopping, I take the time to research the sales and clip the coupons and make a day of it. And that is what I did with my KA. I researched it, checked all the Thanksgiving day ads, as well as online ads, then went shopping the day after Thanksgiving. IMHO...it was worth the time and research.
post #28 of 38
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colabear: I feel like I've found my long lost sister. icon_smile.gif I am an hour either way to the closest town of any size. It's actually 45 minutes to the closest interstate. icon_cool.gif I drive it once a week for a graduate class I am taking and my doctor is down there, so I get to a bigger town occasionally. I've been known to make a list of all the places I need to go and check them off one by one. icon_razz.gif
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Take Me As I Am by Sugarland
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"I'm slow to trust, but I'm quick to love. I push too hard and I give too much. I ain't sayin' I'm perfect, but I promise I'm worth it."
Take Me As I Am by Sugarland
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post #29 of 38
Refurbished KA stand mixers pop up in the Friday Sale on Amazon with some regularity. I paid $99 (with free shipping) for my 4.5 qt KA five years ago. The larger models show up there as well.
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Making practice cakes and counting down to 3-6-09: my sister's wedding and our big project - 8-10 Giant Cupcakes for the reception centerpieces and dessert!
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post #30 of 38
Invest in a KA. You will NEVER regret buying good equipment!
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