Why I Love My KitchenAid Stand Mixer #FavouritesFriday

Just thought I’d share another one of my favourite things with you.  My sister/co-author of the blog got her KitchenAid about a year before me, and was very excited about it.  I thought it was a really nice-looking appliance, but wasn’t sure if I needed one.
My mom came across a second-hand one for me later on, so I figured I’d give it a try, and it is great.  First of all, it really does  look nice on your counter, and since I have lots of space in my new kitchen, it works well.

 Also, it is really easy to use.  The kids can turn it on for me, select the speed, and,  of course, lick the beaters for me afterwards.

  • We love using it for bread dough.  We have a bread maker, but sometimes it’s nice to do the process a little more on our own, and this allows us to do that (still while avoiding having the mess  of kneading by hand).
  • There is a dough hook, a paddle, and a wire whisk, so it’s very versatile for all my baking needs.
  • It is also great for shredding chicken or meat.  It’s amazing to watch it take a chunk of meat and shred it perfectly, something that would have taken much longer to do by hand!
  • I like that because it’s a stand mixer, you can just let it do the work while you get other ingredients or baking sheets ready.

And it is such a solid appliance.  This kind of thing won’t end up in the garbage in a year or two.  It is going to last me a long time!

Apparently you can also get all kinds of attachments and accessories (like a pasta roller, or a meat grinder), so you can keep adding to it.

Here are a few things I’ve made in my mixer:

Easily Make Butter in your KitchenAid Stand Mixer - turn cream into butter: cheap, quick, & delicious!

Do you have a KitchenAid?  What do you make with it? Or do you have another appliance that you just love?

Note: I have not been compensated by KitchenAid.  I wrote this post because I love the product and would like to share it with you!

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Marya R

I live in Bowmanville, and am a mom to four young boys - it can get a little loud in my house. I am a Christian, a part-time French teacher, a piano teacher and former homeschooler. I love finding the best deals, which will come in handy when our boys become hungry teenagers! We just moved to a house with more outdoor space, and I'm still getting used to life in the country (a walk around the block is a lot longer here!).

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  1. That mixer looks like a great one. Ours is pretty ancient!

  2. I have one that my Mom bought when I was in high school. It’s over 20 years old and it’s still going strong.

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