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post #31 of 56
OH my word what an amazingly sweet hubby you have!!!! Definitely make him something extremely yummy!
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post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by traci_doodle

Thanks, guys! After I posted this, my dh came up to me and told me he wanted to donate his Christmas money so I could get the mixer, knowing how much I wanted it. I felt so guilty, but he told me he wanted to make me happy. I profusely promised to make him lots of goodies and he seemed happy with that. But I'm going to tighten the belt anyway and try to save up for something he really wants next year. Wish me luck! I'm so bad at saving...

I hate to ask but what is "His Christmas Money"?
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post #33 of 56
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I hate to ask but what is "His Christmas Money"?



I feel sheepish admitting this, but his parents are giving us both money for Christmas, and he donated his money so I could get the kitchenaid. It's still not quite enough to cover it, but enough that I can wiggle the budget to make up the difference.

I ended up getting the kitchenaid pro 600 series. With the deal on Amazon, it was actually cheaper than the artisan series! I'm so excited! And I plan on using it more than just for cakes. I love to bake, and I'm so excited to make bread and cookies, and pizza dough... I'm also excited to be able to crack and beat each egg individually without washing my hands each to time so I don't get my mixer handle dirty!
post #34 of 56
luv happy ending stories!

I remember when hubby bought me my first one and he was aghast at the cost but bought it anyway. This was during my cake sabbatical when we were first married so it was strictly personal use. Once I got it, i was making "something" for dessert every night for dinner. Why is that significant? Because we are NOT dinner-n-dessert household! He'd come home and ask what was for dessert tonight, then he'd laugh (with glee!) when I'd say "Oh I don't know .... I go out there and whip up something real quick!" icon_biggrin.gif

He was the one who loved the mixer more than me, once he saw how easy ti was for me to use it.

BTW, do you have any small kids in the house? WHen my daughter got hers, her biggest thrill was being able to let the mixer do the work while she chased the kids out of the kitchen (or cleaned up the spill, or referee'd the fight, or helped find their shoes, or.......)
post #35 of 56
I myself had a hard time justifying the price of a KA but if I only had ALL the receipts for the many mixers (non KA) I have literally BLOWN UP mixing Icings, batters, etc. I probablly could have bought about three Kitchen Aid mixers from the start and STILL saved money! If I had only known then what I know now!! LOL
post #36 of 56
You can make homemade bread in it! YUM!

My advise, start a dollar bank for yourself. Whenever you have a single put in aside. I go to the bank when I get 100 and exchange them for a $100 bill and keep going. I use a silly old wallet. I have saved up probably nearly 1000 dollars over the past year and have used it to buy those things that I don't want to have to justify to dh!
post #37 of 56
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Originally Posted by traci_doodle

Thanks, guys! After I posted this, my dh came up to me and told me he wanted to donate his Christmas money so I could get the mixer, knowing how much I wanted it. I felt so guilty, but he told me he wanted to make me happy. I profusely promised to make him lots of goodies and he seemed happy with that. But I'm going to tighten the belt anyway and try to save up for something he really wants next year. Wish me luck! I'm so bad at saving...



Yeah! What a great husband! You better whip him up some good cookies! icon_wink.gif
post #38 of 56
This week I bought my first KA. It was on sale at Target for $199, but it came wth a $20 gift card, so the price was $179. I decided to "pony up" because I have burnt out the motors of 3 Sunbeam Heritage mixers (at $70 each) since this summer. I needed something that would last a little longer, so I bought a KA. Also, the attachments on the KA allowed me to make my first batch of SMBC yesterday--something I could never do with my Sunbeam. Well worth the money, IMHO!
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post #39 of 56
My husband gave me mine as a Christmas gift 13 years ago. A few days later I used it for the first time on a wedding. It paid for itself and then some the first time I turned it on. It's been making me money ever since. Never had any problems and I would go into mourning if something happened to it.
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post #40 of 56
Just tell him to call me. Working without a kitchenaid is like trying to bake with no arms. I dropped mine off for a tune up before I went away on a cruise. My anxiety was through the roof! I was imagining all of these scenarios in which I would need it but not have it. I think performing open hear surgery would have caused me less anxiety than relenquishing my kitchen aid, even though I wasn't even going to be in the same hemisphere at the time!!
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post #41 of 56
If anyone is in the market for one, Williams-Sonoma is selling the KA 610 for $299 today only. Future DH just bought me one!! icon_biggrin.gif I told him I'd give my current Artisan to my younger brother and his girlfriend, but I'm going to try and find the room to store them both. I just don't think I can part with my first KA! icon_sad.gif
post #42 of 56
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Future DH just bought me one!! icon_biggrin.gif I told him I'd give my current Artisan to my younger brother and his girlfriend, but I'm going to try and find the room to store them both. I just don't think I can part with my first KA! icon_sad.gif



I'm in the same situation! I just got a 6 quart as an early Christmas gift and I don't obviously need 2 but I'm very reluctant to give away my 4.5 quart. Life is hard, right? icon_rolleyes.gif
post #43 of 56
I kept my old 4.5 when I got the 6. The 6 is just too big for some jobs. The 4.5 works better if I'm just whipping up 2 or 3 egg whites.
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post #44 of 56
I have 3 Kitchenaids, and there are many days when they're all going at once! My mother-in-law bought me my first one over 10 years ago for Christmas. It is one of the lower wattage 4-quart mixers, and it was a refurbished one, but it still runs like new to this day. When I make icing or marshmallows they have to whip on full blast for 20 minutes and my KA takes it all and keeps on going!
post #45 of 56
Kitchenaid is a must have for me. I have always told my husband that its the best gift he ever gave me, who needs jewlery icon_lol.gif I am at the point now that my 4.5 qt. is too small. So tired of the powdered sugar going all over my kitchen, its just too small, and it starts out too fast, need a slower start. Upgrading to the 6 qt for christmas, I hope I like it as well as my old one.
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