Thursday, 12 September 2013

My KitchenAid Stand Mixer...

About a year ago I was in fits of laughter watching a Youtube video. It featured an excited adult male opening his latest, long-awaited, new release video game! It was a slow, wordy and lengthy epic tale about opening the box basically! I was in awe that someone would document and upload such an event. I was even more surprised to see there were so many of these types of videos on the net.
Fast forward to myself in the present day, running my own blog and documenting my very own excitements and mundane events! Look who's laughing at who now!


The outer box...much excitement
 
I recently purchased a KitchenAid stand mixer. I ummed and ahhed about where I would purchase it, what colour I would choose and where I would set it in my kitchen. The process took me weeks to decide. (Too many choices). I bored my family and used many net gigabytes hunting for my ultimate kitchen helper.


The inner box...growing excitement
 
Finally I decided on my new baby: The Platinum Collection's Raspberry Ice mixer - retro mixing heaven!
 


She's a sexy lady indeed and I have named her Lucille in recognition of her retro appeal. The KitchenAid mixers have changed very little since their inception in the late 1920's.

The early version has a fin (pretty cool)! You can still interchange the parts from these originals with a new one store-bought today! It's like a fine American car.

My Grandmother used to have a Sunbeam Mixmaster when I was little. I loved watching her whip up her stunning cakes and biscuits. I vowed to one day own such a desirable object. Now I have her!
I smirked at my own silliness as I photographed the arrival of my mixer, embarrassingly recalling the Youtube experience. I could suddenly understand why an excited adult would go to such lengths.
We never really lose our sense of excitement for something we desire, no matter what our age. (Kind of explains the older generation on motorbikes doesn't it)!
I am so glad I invited her home too. Lucille's a very important member of my household now. She is my extra set of hands. I usually bake around 4pm on weekdays which coincides with the arrival of the kids from school. Probably not the best time to undertake anything. My mixer has made my life much easier though. I simply throw my ingredients in and put her on a slow spin. She whisks and beats to perfection while I attend to the chaos of home life.


I have been baking much more frequently since her arrival. There's very little to clean up now and even then, the dishwasher takes care of that. (My dishwasher is named Alice after the Brady Bunch)!
Everything is mixed so beautifully too. No more little lumps and bumps in my batters or flat cakes. I have never been much of a flour sifter or stirrer for that matter.
Lucille is looking out for me like the lady she is.

 
Have you invested serious time and money into an ultimate kitchen appliance?
What appliance would you never give up?
Do you covet a brand-spanking new appliance? Confess in the comments below!


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20 comments:

  1. Too funny! I used to make fun of those videos on Youtube too but I did the same exact thing when I got my Silhouette cutting machine - LOL! Well, there was no video, just pictures of me with the box. I still don't have a stand mixer but I sure would love to have one! Yours look great by the way! (^_^)

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    1. Yes how things change! On the plus side - how useful are those videos people make. I use them constantly to make decisions about things or find out how to do something I am not sure about.
      Thanks so much for visiting!

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  2. LOL...my sister's name is Lucille although she goes by the nickname Teel. I'll have to let her know that a mixer has been named after her. I'm sure you're going to get some great use out of 'Lucille' and look forward to hearing about your adventures.

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    1. I am sure she'll be thrilled! What an honour!

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  3. Oooh ... an unboxing! I think Lucille is the perfect name for her. She's gorgeous!

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    1. When nobody is watching, I stroke her! She kind of makes me crave sorbet too - so shiny, smooth and sugary looking!

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  4. I was every bit as excited when i got my Kitchenaid ... i got the cream coloured one ... and christened her Anna Pavlova :0)

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    1. I LOVE that name! Thanks for the laugh - very original!

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  5. Nice one! I bought mine 2 months ago, it was raspberry ice vs. boysenberry kind of battle and boysenberry won :)

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    1. Such a hard decision isn't it! I think you end up going with your first choice in the end and I kept leaning towards the pink - it was so Barbie! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I LOVE my KitchenAid! Mine is shiny black. It is the life-force in my kitchen and has paid for itself over and over and over. The day she stops mixing will be a sad day indeed..
    Tara@Gluten Free Hart

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    1. Oh the black's lovely! Good choice - but then, there's no 'bads' in this case :D

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  7. Oh I could only imagine how lovely one of those would be. That or a thermo, I'd take either or.

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    1. Ooooooh a Thermomix...very hard to work on the partner for that one! Would LOVE one though!

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  8. I love your mixer and I can relate to your excitement. My most recent and treasured kitchen appliance in my coffee machine. It brings me much happiness.

    I had a sunbeam mix master that I killed by trying to mix butter at fridge temperature (my brain seriously working that day!). One of these days I'll buy another one.

    Cheers,
    Lynda

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  9. Oh NO Lynda! That's too sad about your mixer! However - now you can justify a NEW one! Good news about your coffee machine though!

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  10. She's a beauty and I can fully understand your excitement.

    The blogiverse is telling me that I need a thermomix, but my bank account is telling me otherwise!!

    x

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  11. Wouldn't it be nice for the blogiverse to dish one out! Can only hope! "D

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