KitchenAid Stand Mixer

After years of wanting one, it finally happened.

The kitchen appliance Gods came through for me with a KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer in Nickle Pearl.

I also had a coupon that helped offset some of the cost, helping to make my new BFF a reality.

The only thing I’ve made so far in it is frosting.

But since I am no stranger to baking, rest assured there will be…


Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

And Brownies

Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

And pans of Bars being made in it…

White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars

Samoas Bars (Vegan & GF options)

Now, let me go hug my lover.

What’s your favorite kitchen appliance or most used appliance?

I have a Favorite Kitchen Appliances & Items post where I discuss hits, misses, and over-rated appliances, in my opinion.

Also, my favorite Baking Supplies

My Vita tops the hit list and so does a good knife and a cutting board.  I have my knife and cutting board out umpteen times a day slicing something.  A good knife is just as important as anything else.

Do you have any kitchen appliances on your wish list?

I have wanted this for years and suffice to say I bake.  A lot.  I know I will use it.

Up until now, every single recipe on my site for the past three years, I have made by hand.  I really can’t believe it, but it’s true.

With rare exception, I don’t even bother taking out my little cheapie hand mixer.  Anything more than egg whites and it can’t handle the dough and smells like burning plastic.  My biceps, triceps, and elbow grease have been my appliance of choice.  Until now.

I want a Beater Blade, too, for it as many people just rave about them.

There are amazing deals to be had on stand mixers on the KitchenAid site in their Outlet Store section; from Bed Bath & Beyond with a 20% off coupon, on Ebay, Craigslist,, and online.

Various department stores like Kohl’s or Macy’s will run specials and sales on stand mixers (and other higher ticket appliances) and will also offer coupons or money back if you spend a certain dollar amount, making the 5 quart KitchenAid mixers in the low $1oo range.

Persistence and online deal-trolling is key.

Happy Baking!


110 Responses to “KitchenAid Stand Mixer”

  1. Sarah @ The Healthy Diva — January 10, 2012 at 12:40 am (#

    Jealous!!!! Those kitchenaids are amaaaaazing. We have one but it’s sitting in storage in new york. a bit far atm lol. I’ve got a vitamix on my wishlist. I even told my partner he could get me one instead of an engagement ring when the time came. He looked at me like I had two heads….

  2. Chrissy — January 10, 2012 at 1:00 am (#

    AHHHHH YAY! I love that color. It is just SO pretty! Congrats Averie! PS. long time no talk? Hope you have been doing well!


  3. Notyet100 — January 10, 2012 at 2:00 am (#

    Wow this one looks so cool..congrats

  4. Katrina (GF Gidget) — January 10, 2012 at 2:50 am (#

    It will change your life!!!! I am seriously in love with mine. Congratulations!!!! I would say that my favorite kitchen appliance is my Food Processor. Can you say banana soft serve?!

  5. Sarah — January 10, 2012 at 3:30 am (#

    Awesome! One day I’m going to have one of these too. However, I have no idea where I’d put it as my kitchen work surfaces are already full! :)

    Congrats, lovely! xxx

  6. Alyssa (Down To Earth) — January 10, 2012 at 3:54 am (#

    How exciting! Congrats on your newest addition! And with all the fancy attachments, the possibilities are endless.
    I’d love to try baking with a Silpat; I never have before. I know you and other bloggers swear by them . . .

  7. Sabina — January 10, 2012 at 3:57 am (#


    With the amount of baking that you do, I’m really glad that you finally picked one of these babies up! I know that you’ll get a ton of use out of it.

    I got the spatula paddle and …. the ice cream maker attachment for mine for Christmas. I still have to test ’em out but am psyched.

    Happy baking!


  8. Julie @ Table for Two — January 10, 2012 at 4:27 am (#

    wooohoooo!! congratulations and welcome to the club :) LOVE my kitchenaid — it’s the single best thing in my kitchen and you will get so much use out of it! it works like a charm and i honestly don’t know how i lived without it before. I really want the spatula paddle too and the pasta attachment, but the first thing i need to get is an immersion blender! i’ve been eyeing one on amazon and i just need to pull the trigger and get it! enjoy your new toy :)

  9. Sue — January 10, 2012 at 5:04 am (#

    I LOVE my KitchenAid mixer. Hubby got me a red one for Christmas – just because I wanted a red one. And he never knows what gifts to get me, so when daughter told him I was lusting after a red KitchenAid, he got it. In spite of my perfectly working, 15 year old KitchenAid. Which will now have to be re-homed. I think daughter had something in mind.

  10. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — January 10, 2012 at 6:17 am (#

    Oh it is SO beautiful! I love the color. I don’t have a stand mixer and I want one SO bad. We don’t really have room in our kitchen but I’d make room! ;)

  11. Tracy — January 10, 2012 at 7:03 am (#

    Congrats Averie! That is a beautiful mixer! I own a white KA which was a pre-wedding gift from my gramma (though I don’t want to use it until I get married, it feels wrong, lol).

    My current favorite kitchen appliances are my magic bullet and my pink handled Kitchen Aid santuko knife.

    #1 on my wish list is a Vitamix (though I don’t know that I will ever be able to afford one), #2 is a juicer (which I should be receiving a hand me down pretty soon!) and #3 is a dehydrator.

  12. Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous — January 10, 2012 at 7:34 am (#

    So jealous! Can’t wait to see what new recipes you whip up in it!

  13. Tracy — January 10, 2012 at 7:50 am (#

    Congratulations on the new stand mixer! Happy baking! :-)

  14. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — January 10, 2012 at 8:01 am (#

    YAY! Congrats on your new addition :) It really is a life changer! Love the color you picked. I went with the candy apple red and I love it every day!

  15. Kelly — January 10, 2012 at 8:08 am (#

    Ohhh congratulations on your new addition!! Your kitchen will never be the same again, I LOVE mine! Happy baking!! xoxo

    • Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga — January 10, 2012 at 10:57 am (#

      I love your photos. We have to talk cameras, lenses, and what you use to edit with. Lightroom, PS, etc!

  16. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 10, 2012 at 8:42 am (#

    wow this is awesome! I could use a new of these too! Mine is 18 years old. Have a good day!!

  17. Christine (The Raw Project) — January 10, 2012 at 8:53 am (#

    Congrats on finally getting one and great color! My Vitamix is probabaly my most used appliance followed by my food processor. I’vebeen thinking about a pressure cooker for my next appliance.

  18. Emily (Edible Psychology) — January 10, 2012 at 10:30 am (#

    Congratulations! I am very jealous, but very happy for you!

    I noticed you mentioned using your old hand blender for egg whites – I recently tried to make a sponge cake which required beating 9 eggs, and my hand blender was broken…so I did this by hand. Never again!

    Therefore, a stand mixer, or at least a new hand mixer is on the top of my list. However, my favorite kitchen appliances that I currently have are probably my juicer and food processer. Both were long-awaited, and both are frequently used.

    Can’t wait to see what you whip up in the new mixer!


  19. Amber K — January 10, 2012 at 10:51 am (#

    Congrats! I don’t think I would use a stand mixer enough to justify the cost, but I keep telling Aubrey that I would use a Vita-mix DAILY if we had one. Unfortunately, that is not going to be in the budget for a loooong time, lol.

  20. Kait — January 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm (#

    Congrats! :) I’m still saving for a vita. I’m still using my mom’s blender that she got for her wedding in the 70s and never used! Its old looking but a bit of a beast. Still no vita though…

  21. Sheila — January 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm (#

    Congrats!!! I love the color you picked. I love mine and use it all the time:)

  22. Kerry @ Totes My Oats — January 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm (#

    Ahhh congratulations! I don’t know where I would be in life without my KitchenAid mixer and my Cuisinart food processor… I would be lost, I’m not even kidding!

  23. Jolene ( — January 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm (#

    I use my Kitchen Aid mixer all the time! LOVE it. The appliance I use the most is my Vita-Mix.

  24. Deborah — January 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm (#

    Congrats! You are going to love it!!!

  25. Ashlae — January 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm (#

    Yay for KitchenAid stand mixers! I love when people get excited about them becuase they’re produced in the tiny town in which I grew up – Greenville, Ohio. I have the Artisan stand mixer, but since my family gets a pretty hefty discount, I’ve been thinking about getting the Professional series version. Because one baker needs two stand mixers, right? :) Enjoy your new mixer!

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