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My stand-up mixer is off to the graveyard:Should I buy a KA?

post #1 of 27
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Well, I finally did it. I was making buttercream icing and my mixer started smoking. icon_cry.gif This would happen in the middle of the busiest week I have ever had. Not that I have been doing this for years.

I have a wedding cake for Wed. (yes Wednesday, I guess they did that to get a cheaper location price), 2 B-Day cakes for Fri, and 2 B-Day cakes for Sat.

My husband told me to just go out and get a KA. Are they really that much better than other brands? Does anybody have a Sunbeam mixer?

Thanks,
Angela
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post #2 of 27
i would agree that kitchen aid is the best....however i can not afford one. i bought a G.E. from walmart and it is awsome! and was just under $100.00 works great for me, and i do a fair amount of cakes and other deserts.
just my 2cents
melody
post #3 of 27
I had a Sunbeam before I got my KA and it worked perfectly. The advantage is KA is all the accessories and kits. You can buy a pasta roller and ice cream maker just for the KA. The only accessory Sunbeam had was a cover. Plust you can get a KA in a million colors and pretty cheap right now from Amazon.
-Jaime
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post #4 of 27
icon_smile.gif YES !! buy a KA..you won't be sorry.... it will last you 'til you're 100 yrs. old....
post #5 of 27
I LOVE my KA. I actually have 2. I have a larger 6 quart and then a smaller one. I actually use the smaller one more than the big one. The reason is because a 2pound mix of BC seems like nothing in the larger mixer. You wont regret a KA purchase.
No Cake is too pretty to eat!

Paula M Surrette
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No Cake is too pretty to eat!

Paula M Surrette
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post #6 of 27
Yep....I swear by KA. I have both the 4qt and 6qt on my counters and use them both all the time...never a minute of problems with either one. I am asking Santa for a 10qt or 12 qt mixer for Christmas..although I don't know if KA makes that size or not!! I may need to switch to another manufacturer...yikes!!
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
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Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
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post #7 of 27
I have an "older" KA...have had it about 20 years..was a smaller one..bought a brand new 5 qt and use my old stand by more than the new one.

I just am not convinced that the newer KA are as good as the ones "they used to make"...it just does not seem to run as smoothly as my older one..maybe it is just me.
post #8 of 27
I had a Sunbeam. My mom's still has it. Nothing compares to my KA. It's a Professional 6. I'd never go without one again. Ever! If you're hubby is telling you to buy one and you have a wedding cake due, what are you waiting for? : )
post #9 of 27
Yup KA is the way to go! I got mine a couple of years ago and love it!! I love all the great colors (I have ice blue) and attachements!!
post #10 of 27
I love my kitchenaid, my hubby bought it for me last Christmas {after alot of hints}. Mine is red and I had nothing red in my kitchen so I painted red flowers on my walls to match.. It looks like it belongs there now.. icon_smile.gif
Liz
post #11 of 27
I LOVE MY KA.....WISH I HAD 2.
Sherry
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
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post #12 of 27
Only have 3 things to say............KA KA KA It will be the last mixer you will ever need to buy. No more worries about it burning up in the middle of a cake project. I have had mine a little over a year and use it to make a double batch of bc........whips it up in no time. No sweat.
***If you always do what you've always done...you will always get what you've always got!
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***If you always do what you've always done...you will always get what you've always got!
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post #13 of 27
me too I LOVE IT!

I bought one ...just white because i thought no big deal....its just a mixer Ill put it away when im not using it......I wish I would have bought a HOT PINK one or some crazy color.....so everyone one could spot it as they walk in .....its my 3rd child behind
my daughter and seal point persian cat Nadia.

Speaking of I might just name it!...
j/k
I didn't choose cake decorating.......cake decorating chose me!
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I didn't choose cake decorating.......cake decorating chose me!
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post #14 of 27
KA all the way! I have the 6 qt, love it!

Love the power of that motor!
post #15 of 27
hi yes go out and buy a kitchen aid and if you live in toronto its on sale yes on sale 5 quartz kitchen pro stand mixer 350 watts black or white for $262.50 from $525 .00 at kitchen stuff plus
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