Talk to me about standing food mixers.

(19 Posts)
AngsanaTree Thu 16-May-13 09:29:09

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Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 16-May-13 09:31:17

Kitchen aids are great!!!! smile

The ken wood chefs are popular too though

I would just suggest look at KMix too or a Kenwood chef. I have a KMix, you can get a mincer attachment but I haven't got that I just use mine for baking and I love it.

www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/sep/10/bake-your-own-bread but this is my favourite homemade bread recipe and you don't need a mixer for it, it's nearly no kneading.

AlfalfaMum Thu 16-May-13 09:39:43

I love my kMix. Really easy to use/clean and very easy on the eye grin
The other day I used the dough hook to make bread to have with dinner, the K beater to make apple cake for after, then the whisk for cream.
You can get other attachments, but I don't have any yet.

Think Amazon are cheapest place to buy, although I bought direct from a shop (Currys I think..) incase it ever malfunctions.

AngsanaTree Thu 16-May-13 09:49:16

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I use mine to beat/stir my fudge as it is cooling down <eyes belly flab>

www.squidoo.com/BestFudgeRecipe

This recipe. A pint of double cream plus sugar and real vanilla...it is deadly bulk buy vanilla pods from Amazon

AngsanaTree Thu 16-May-13 12:37:47

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GinRickey Thu 16-May-13 19:59:49

I love my Kmix. It was a Christmas present from DH in cream to match my kitchen and it's BEAUTIFUL and also so good at what it does.

It came with a voucher for a free attachment - I ordered the sausage maker but am still waiting for it... sad

AngsanaTree Sun 19-May-13 02:02:39

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MatureUniStudent Sun 19-May-13 18:55:17

Ohhh raspberry K Aid in my kitchen. I adore it. I love the fact that it actually kneeds the bread for me and makes the most delicious quick bread. I've had other food processors before but you can't beat a K Aid. I also have the freestanding liquidisers. Brilliant for soups or hiding veggies in sauces so the DC eat neggies.

MatureUniStudent Sun 19-May-13 18:56:53

Sigh. Veggies. Ipad. Tsk

AngsanaTree Mon 20-May-13 01:44:49

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GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 20-May-13 01:49:50

I have the shredder attachment for my KA and use it almost daily for even simple things like grating cheese and slicing cucumber. I absolutely love it.

Mominatrix Mon 20-May-13 13:51:24

Candy Apple Red Kitchenaid has pride of place in my kitchen. I love it and use it all the time - after the toaster and kettle, it is my most used countertop appliance.

I have the pasta making attachment which the kids love to use and the ice cream making attachment which is fantastic and fun. I use it to whip up egg whites, make brioche, do the initial knead for breads and bagels, cakes, airy buttercream icing, and the easiest flaky pastry I have come across.

MatureUniStudent Mon 20-May-13 20:31:35

Ang - I find with the separate stand alone blender and the three beaters (whisk, dough hook and K beater) does me. Gwen's shredder attachment sounds interesting - Gwen is it dishwasher proof? I'd like a second bowl, a glass bowl. Mom - what is the icecream maker like? Do you have to freeze the bowl first, as I never have space in my freezers.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 21-May-13 10:45:29

No alas only the plastic housing is dishwasher safe. The actual cones aren't. I do love it though.

I'd also love a glass bowl, and the ice cream maker and a flex edge beater...

AngsanaTree Tue 21-May-13 11:31:50

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Mominatrix Tue 21-May-13 19:08:10

MatureUniStudent, yes you do have to freeze the bowl but it isn't really that cumbersome as I just leave it in the freezer when not in use and use it as a container for packs of frozen veg.

Crikeyblimey Tue 21-May-13 19:13:43

Kitchen Aid here - love love love it. Does everything I need and looks amazing too smile

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