My New Toy

Monday, May 10, 2010

I hate to admit it, but sometimes I'm spoiled.... I've owned a 5 qt. Kitchen Aid mixer for a long time. Over the years I've used it to make bread, rolls, cake, cookies, brownies, whipped cream, candy, frosting, gum paste etc. I use it quite often to make white chocolate fondant. When making fondant, powdered sugar is kneaded into the dough (small amounts at a time) until it becomes very very stiff. So stiff in fact that making fondant can be a little tough on your machine. My mixer had been acting "sick" for a while and was making loud awful noises when turned on. This particular day, the mixer was working fine until it suddenly started slowing down. The motor ran slower and slower until it finally came to a complete stop. I tried turning it on and off a few times but nothing happened. My kitchen Aid was dead, never to be turned on again. Good bye 5 qt. mixer... (sniff, sniff)

The next morning I got in my car and drove all over the valley searching for a new mixer. I wanted one with a more powerful motor, and one that had greater capacity. Well, after pricing my mixer options, I realized spending that much $$$ was not going to be in my budget. The dream of buying the mixer I really wanted was probably just that... a dream. I came home and called my husband, informing him of the sad news. I complained a little bit but really wanted to cry on his shoulder. After listening to me whine for a while, he said he might know of a place where the price on mixers was quite a bit lower then what I'd seen. To make a long story short, a few hours later he came home bearing a wonderful gift of joy! A refurbished Professional 600 Kitchen Aid 6 qt. mixer at a fantastic price. Happy Day!

 Yes, Judy... there is a Santa Clause! :)

1 comment:

  1. NICE! :) I have a KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt that I got at Lowes a few years back. It may be quite a few years. LOL. They made an error in their ad paper and said it was half off so I got one before they changed their policy. :) It is just your basic white but I love it.
    It sounded like it was struggling last time I made Sugar Cookie dough. Should I not use it for that?
    Congrats on the PRO. Is it still running good?


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