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post #16 of 25
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When I was married I always asked forgiveness rather than permission. Probably why I am single! lol. He came home from deployment once to 2 horses. Of course that is why we bought the property in the first place but he always stalled me. It was MY money. Paid $950 for one and the other for $1. Trained them both and sold for a total of $9000. And he got nary a penny.

Hahahahaha! I love it. I don't have anything even close to that story, but once when my ex was in San Fransisco with one of my daughters at a gymnastics event, on the spur of the moment I rented a beach house for the week for my other daughter and I without discussing it and it still bothers him to this day.

post #17 of 25
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Oh I wasn't recommending that YOU do like I do! LOL. It apparently didn't work out my way...lol

Some men apparently can't handle independent women.
post #18 of 25
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Oh no worries, I didn't think that at all! :)  

I was just sitting here reading over the description of the Dr. Tech mixer - I'm so super excited about this!  Honestly, I don't mind scraping a little, I have a nice set of rubber spatulas (ha!).  I notice that the bowl doesn't turn on most mixers.  That seems to be a big draw to the Kitchenaid.  Am I right on that?  Do you think it makes a difference?

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When I was married I always asked forgiveness rather than permission. Probably why I am single! lol. He came home from deployment once to 2 horses. Of course that is why we bought the property in the first place but he always stalled me. It was MY money. Paid $950 for one and the other for $1. Trained them both and sold for a total of $9000. And he got nary a penny.

Hahahahaha! I love it. I don't have anything even close to that story, but once when my ex was in San Fransisco with one of my daughters at a gymnastics event, on the spur of the moment I rented a beach house for the week for my other daughter and I without discussing it and it still bothers him to this day.

 

LOL renting a beach house sounds like fun!!

post #20 of 25

On my cheapie one the bowl turn from the centripetal force of the mixers turning...sometimes. Most of the time not. SInce I only have experience with these 2 and the KitcheAid at the restaurant I cannot offer anymore insight into other mixers.

post #21 of 25
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Welcome to the forum.  I recommend saving/waiting for sales to get a KitchenAide. 

 

I got my KA Artisan for $150 on Craigslist  three years ago and it is great.  Here is an example of a craigslist ad for an owner selling a KA in Conway ARK:

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/app/4048359375.html

 

Black Friday is the BEST time of the year to get a KA--bar none. 

If you look at the tiny print on the craigslist ad, the date posted was 9/5/2013.  Give them a call.  Who knows; maybe it's still not sold.

post #22 of 25
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Oh wow thanks!  Is that a recent ad from Craigslist?  I actually tried to purchase a kitchenaid from an online yard sale (fb) for $150.  The lady was asking $200 for it and never replied to me when I offered her $150 :(

 

If you look at the tiny print on the craigslist ad, the date posted was 9/5/2013.  Give them a call.  Who knows; maybe it's still not sold.

post #23 of 25

I got my second KA mixer on clearance at Home Goods. Someone had dropped something on it and it had a huge dent in the casing. Still works great. Sometimes you get lucky.

 

If you can't afford the KA, I recommend a Cuisinart hand mixer. That sucker has a lot of power and I think is a good alternative.The Sunbeam just doesn't Not touch the bottom, it like misses the bottom 1/2 inch or so.

 

The Cuisinart, has a lot of power. My sister has one and I would use it any time.

post #24 of 25
When my KA was out of commission earlier this year I was using my handheld KA mixer for all my buttercream and it handled it like a pro.

Depending on how quickly you're going through the cheaper mixers, you might find it better to just get a KA when they go on easy pay on QVC, they sometimes have deals that come with some nice extras.
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post #25 of 25
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Thanks for your help ladies!
I talked with my hubby about this when he got home and he did some searching and found me a KitchenAid (RED to match my kitchen!) For $229 on Ebay - new in the box! With shipping it was $259. And the "bill me later" option gives you 6 months before you have to make a payment, so we'll be able to pay for it with our tax refund next yr. I am beyond excited! He's the sweetest icon_smile.gif
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