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Why do GBBO, or indeed I, need a Magimix, Kitchenaid and a hand mixer?

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Flomper Fri 05-Jan-18 20:13:32

Just that really, hoping to improve my baking tbis year and noticed that everyone seems to have bith a Magimix and a Kitchenaid, plus also a hand mixer. I have dont have the Kitchenaid. What do I need it for?

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EnglishGirlApproximately Fri 05-Jan-18 20:17:40

I got my kitchenaid in November and I love it so much! The biggest improvement I’ve found is with bread, pastries etc more do than cakes. We’re eating far too much pizza since I had it as the dough it makes us honestly better than most pizzerias. I’m making different types of bread a couple of times a week, and things like Danish pastry doughs are so much easier.

My cakes are lovely and light and things like buttercream filling are so much easier to get right.

blamethecat Fri 05-Jan-18 20:21:53

Because they are beautiful ! I love mine.
As above they are great for bread, I'm too lazy to knead and some recipes are too wet to make by hand.

NannyR Fri 05-Jan-18 20:22:11

I have a Kenwood chef which comes with a blender jug and food processor attachments. I've also bought the mini grinder and ice cream maker attachments.
I use it loads, cakes, bread and pizza dough, meringues, grinding spices and coffee, chopping and slicing veg, blending soups and smoothies.

Flomper Fri 05-Jan-18 20:41:46

i do quite fancy one, does it take away tge need to hand mix everything in bowl for a cake completely? Whats the difference between all the models?

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SmiledWithTheRisingSun Mon 08-Jan-18 08:18:43

The kitchen aid is not a food processor. It looks beautiful but a Magimix will do the same thing as far as I can see.

Frazzledbutcalm Sun 14-Jan-18 11:28:22

english .... how do you make your pizza dough? Mine is terrible in the kitchen aid sad

I only use my kitchenaid for cakes and mashing potatoes blush

brownelephant Sun 14-Jan-18 11:33:20

kitchen aid is overrated imo.
imo a kenwood chef or bosch mum work better, are more versatile and don't take up as much room (and are half the price).

I have extra bowls and whisks so I can do what I need without washing up in between

Audreyhelp Sun 14-Jan-18 17:50:49

Don’t have a Bosch but love my kitchen aid . I use a kenwoid chef at work much prefer kitchen aid

EnglishGirlApproximately Mon 15-Jan-18 12:20:22

frazzled I use the Jamie Oliver recipe and just chuck it in until it’s nice and stretchy then leave it to
prove. I’ve even frozen it and it’s still nice, just not quite as light.


marjorie25 Fri 08-Jun-18 19:02:18

Get yourself a Vitamix - problem solved.
For my perfect Vitamin baking, I place the eggs (one at time); butter, sugar, essence, baking powder, baking soda, fresh lemon juice, cinnamon, spices into the Vitamix, blend for a 1 minute or less and the liquid is perfect.
Sift the flour and mix the two slowly - baking completed in less than 20 minutes.
I also have a Kitchen Aid, so if I am feeling real lazy, I place the flour into the bowl, put it on mix and slowly pour the liquid.
Yes a Vitamix is expensive, but I believe in buying quality over quantity any day.
Their customer service put all other companies to shame - second to one.

timeisnotaline Sat 07-Jul-18 15:07:18

Kitchen aid is Dough, whipping eg buttercream and eggs . Magimix is food processing - muffins cookies pastry dough. And grating .
Hand held is smaller quick things...

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