Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happiness is a KitchenAid Pro600 Mixer

When I started my freelance cake work, I decided that I'd use my earnings to buy myself a stand mixer (actually, this may very well be the first gadget I've ever saved up to buy). When I was paid for my work in September, I finally had enough for the mixer - except that now I was short a coupon - you know those 20% off coupons from Bed Bath and Beyond they send through the mail all the time? That would take about $80 off the price! Sigh. I should wait for the coupon. Wait. Wait. Still no coupon.

So, I had been waiting for weeks (4 to be exact) for one of those coupons to come in the mail, and it finally arrived on Monday, and so I went out and immediately brought home my brand spanking new KitchenAid Professional 600 series stand mixer, with 6-quart capacity - that's a whole 14 cups of flour you can put in there!

Yes, I realize it's huge and clunky and takes up all my counter space. But I don't care. This things does wonderful, magical things - no more aching arms hand kneading bread dough, no more standing there for 15 minutes to whip egg whites! I can even walk away for a few minutes to go read the recipe!

I have been happily bonding with my mixer all afternoon - not a hugely high tech piece of gadgetry, but still totally exciting. I made cream cheese frosting (OK, a bit boring but whatever) but next I'm going to make a cake. And bread, to try out the dough hook. And then whipped cream to try out the beater. And many many more...







3 comments:

William said...

Ooo, yours is quite fancy! It's so nice to have the stand mixer. Mine is great for whipping up egg whites. I've only used the dough hook once, though. You'll have to let me know what you think of it.

William said...

Lol, this is Sam by the way. I think it may have just said I was "William." I didn't realize I was still logged into the lab email account. Oops :-)

Ken said...

SUPER fancy. The 600 has a different dough hook from normal stand mixers that is supposed to work really well. You'll have to let me know how you think it works.