Wanting to get a KitchenAid mixer but confused by all the options.
February 7, 2014 2:32 PM Subscribe
We are in a financial position that I can finally get my dream mixer but I when I look at all the options for size of bowl, power (wattage) and tilt or lift I have no idea what I need.
posted by wwax to Home & Garden (32 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Firstly I am not set on the Kitchenaid brand, it is just my father was a chef and I grew up around the huge professional ones so I am a little biased that way, but am open to other options.
I need a mixer to make the occasional loaf or 2 of bread, say once a fortnight or so, that can knead pasta and pizza dough and for cake, pavlova & cookie making. So what would your recommendations in regard to "specs"?
I am also thinking that I would get the grinding attachment (I like to grind my own meats and my $5 grinder from the secondhand shop is dying) and I make a LOT of tomato sauce so the fruit and veg strainer would be high on my list but I'd love any other suggestions for must have paddles or attachments, what ones can't you live without?
I have seen the earlier question
and am also now thinking of getting a refurbed machine so anyone with experience with a refurbished model I'd love to know what you think.