KitchenAid Stand Mixer


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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…


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,, 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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  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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!


  7. 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.

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

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

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