After years of wanting one, it finally happened.

Grey kitchen aid stand mixer

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.

Grey kitchen aid stand mixer

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…

Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack of Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

And Brownies

Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

And pans of Bars being made in it…

White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars

White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars

Samoas Bars (Vegan & GF options)

Stack of Samoas Bars

Now, let me go hug my lover.

Gray kitchen aid mixer

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, Amazon.com, 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!

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