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post #46 of 56
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Originally Posted by cathyscakes

Upgrading to the 6 qt for christmas, I hope I like it as well as my old one.



Not to highjack this thread into another direction, but the only thing I have heard about the 6qt is that it just doesn't cream butter like the smaller ones do, it has a hard time getting into the bottom of the bowl. The beater attachment with the rubber edges will fix that, but the use of some of them (if not all) will void your warranty, or so I've been told. With everything new, there's a learning curve. icon_wink.gif
post #47 of 56
When I think of how many hand mixers I went through just doing cookie dough and cakes just for the family I realize how much money I wasted. I burnt out the motors all the time or the beater insert broke. ( I loved baking for family). So I am talking just food for family. In the long run you will save with a stronger motor in a better machine. Forget all the doodads unless you really want to make your own pasta and sausage. Just get the machine . I have my mom's machine and then my daughter bought her own machine. Only thing I want is a second or third bowl when I am whipping up frostings with colours.

If money is tight start putting a little away in a jar as much as you can. Then look for a good sale. It seems about 1-2 x a year they do go on sale, combine that with a store sale and it adds up. My daughter's 6qt. she got on sale for almost 40% off.
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post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by mandymakescakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by cathyscakes

Upgrading to the 6 qt for christmas, I hope I like it as well as my old one.



Not to highjack this thread into another direction, but the only thing I have heard about the 6qt is that it just doesn't cream butter like the smaller ones do, it has a hard time getting into the bottom of the bowl. The beater attachment with the rubber edges will fix that, but the use of some of them (if not all) will void your warranty, or so I've been told. With everything new, there's a learning curve. icon_wink.gif

Thanks for your advice, I'm getting the mixer for christmas, I'll let you know how it works. I had heard some bad reviews about it, but have like my 4 1/2 qt so well, I decided to upgrade. I'm really hoping I like it, they are spendy. I will be keeping my old one just in case.
post #49 of 56
Glad to hear you got it worked out I just got the story and I have 4 kitchenaid mixers and I could have sold you one for around 75.00 but you would have to pay for shipping.
post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by Crazboutcakes

Just my opinion.... how many power tools does he have and how offten does he use them? I feel that what I do hobby or not I feel that occational I deserve to buyt something nice that I want and that is it. I am not a selfish person but come on I know my DH has many things that go beyone what I spend and uses it occationally hence the hobbiest it works both ways. Buy it for yourself if you really want it. icon_smile.gif just my oppinion.



EXACTLY!!
post #51 of 56
Yay! make that sweetie some sweets!
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My opinion....they are worth their weight in gold icon_smile.gif They are SO much better than a hand mixer. You can mix up batches of cookies and other stiffer type mixes without any issues.

It also frees your hands to do other tasks while mixing icon_smile.gif Get one if you can icon_smile.gif

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post #53 of 56
Cathyscakes, how do you like your new 6 Qt? I bought mine early last fall and got a great deal on it. I'd never had a Kitchen Aide, so I was a little startled at the noise level, but got used to it very quickly. This machine is my best friend. . .I LOVE it and kick myself every day for not getting one earlier. I've bought 2 extra bowls, a small sized bowl/whisk set and a number of the attatchments to go on it and I use it for everything!
post #54 of 56

I have a 5qt bowl KA now and it makes great icing using a 2lb bag of 10x sugar.  QUESTION to all bakers who have a 6qt KA - can you do a double batch (4lb bag of powdered sugar) of icing? 

 

Will a 6qt bowl hold 4 sticks of butter and 4 lbs of icing ... and mix it up?

 

THANKS - trying to decide if I should get a larger one of stick to the same size.

post #55 of 56

My 5.5 qt KA stand mixer will hold a 5# batch of buttercream.  So yes, a 6 qt will easily handle a 4# batch.

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post #56 of 56
I make a 7 lb batch of icing in my artisans. I have 3, so make 21 lbs at once. It is a lifesaver!!!! It is 2 1/4 lbs of butter/shortening and 5 lbs powdered sugar
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