Thursday, November 11, 2010

why oh why have I waited sooo long for you?

Totally loving my Ice Blue (aka aqua) Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
First goodie I baked was banana bread.
I just kinda stood in disbelief as to how nice this mixer is.
Now my goal is to start my bread dough from the book Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day.
I have been reading and re-reading that book and preparing myself to make the dough. I bought yeast, unsifted, unbleached flour as so forth.
I also hope Christmas cookie making will be improved with this guy.
 I will have to let you know how we get along over the next weeks.
Do you have a stand mixer? what's your color?


45 comments:

Megan said...

I have an old white professional series that Mom bequeathed to me when she upgraded about 8 years ago. I can't imagine holiday baking without it!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

I got a white kitchenaid! Love it I just haven't used it too much. I agree Xmas cookie time should go easier.

Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops said...

Love mine. My husband upgraded my white 4.5 qt one (since gifted to a sister) last year to the big one which I think is 6 or 6.5 qt. It's kind of a steel gray. Love it! Can mix three batches of refrigerator cinnamon rolls at one time and at least 3 batches of cookies at one time. Love the dough hook for pizza crust making. With seven little ones growing up here I can't imagine my kitchen without it. Definitely worth the cost.

Amy Sp said...

I have a red one and love it! Got it for Christmas last year. It does a great job on the Artisan Bread too. :)

Karen said...

I have an almond Kitchenaid mixer and if it died today, I'd go shopping for another immediately! Mine is almond colored and is OLD. Actually, it's at least THIRTY years old!

There is quite a difference in the finished product....wait and see.

Cookies and quick breads have such a wonderful texture.

Have fun with your new "toy".

Karen

Jean said...

Red. It makes cookie baking way, way easier. Makes some awesome mashed potatoes too. I've had it for several years and had the same reaction you did -- why did I wait so long?

Pat said...

My husband surprised me with a KA for Christmas over 26 years ago. We couldn't really afford it, and I hadn't asked for it, but it was one of those rare times when I was so overcome with pleasure at the present and overwhelmed by his thoughtfulness, that I cried. That sucker has made breqad for 40 kids at pre-school, countless bowls of real whipped potatoes, thousands of cookies and Lord knows what else. The very best accessory I have for it is the lexan shield that prevents stuff from flying out of the bowl when you send it into overdrive.

Use Big Blue in good health and with joy!!!

Nancy said...

I have a white kitchenaid my Mother in Law gave me as a wedding gift. Won't say when , but My oldest Daughter is 47 now. Still works great.

Sonia said...

That's the color I want!!! I can't wait to get one.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Have had mine for 20+ years and could not live without it. Well worth the price, enjoy yours.

Amy said...

I wish I had one! I really really really want a pink one to match my other kitchenaid stuff! I love your color too!

jabeybaby said...

I want an orange one! My bestie just got a silver one and she loves it!!

HOPE said...

Oh Yeees! I LOVE my Kitchen Aid Mixer...mine is basic white..because I love WHITE anything...love your blue though!

I've told my husband over and over what a blessing this mixer is...saves my hand aching or the icing over powering my hand held mixers motor! (cake decor icing) and the fact that you can let this be and do something else!
I call my mixer my 747 (like the aircraft...white reminds me of it..and the POWER!)

I KNOW you are going to love this more than you know now.

HOPE

Kathryn said...

I have a white one (boring, I know) but I can't imagine making cookie dough without it. My husband uses it for bread. Wonderful. Kathie L in Alentown

Karin said...

O.M.G. I. Want. One!!!! My mixer is a vintage white/chrome Hamilton Beach that was a wedding present for my mom, but it's a small mixer with not a lot of power. I'd L.O.V.E. an aqua Kitchen Aid. Drools!!!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Which color...hmmm...aqau, red, or white!

XOXO,
Stefanie

Melissa Stramel said...

Yes, you will love making bread with it. No kneading or very little. Mine is copper colored from my mom for my birthday. But if I would have had a choice, I would have chosen a color like yours. Enjoy it! Before this big one, I had a cobalt blue Kitchenaid that the head flips back on. It's not quite as strong but was still a great mixer.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have a Kitchenaid stand mixer in white. I received it as a Christmas gift from my husband about six years ago and it would be the only kitchen appliance I would accept as a gift! I love it! Have fun with yours!

PunkiePie said...

I have the red one but I'm crushing on your aqua one!! I also want that bread recipe book. Make sure you come back and tell us how your first loaf came out.

Beth said...

Charlie got me a white professional KA for our first married Christmas. Did you know you can to to the "Experience Store" and factory in Greenville?? ROAD TRIP!

http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/page/inside-kitchenaid-experience-center

Deana said...

Love my Kitchen Aid mixer. Baking with it is great! We also use the meat grinding attachment and it works slick! I bought mine many years ago before they came out with all the cool colors so it is basic white. But it is a pretty cool machine anyways!

AMKreations said...

Definitely a great investment! =)

Kari said...

I love mine! I have a red one. I have to guiltily admit to having some of the attachments (pasta maker, meat grinder, sausage stuffer, slicer and shredder) that I never use but need to try. Your post reminded me of it and now I'm going to make a point to use at least one of them this weekend.

Shannon said...

Mine is white. My husband got it for me a few years back for Christmas. I LOVE IT!! I have RA and it saves my a lot of trouble. I love the color of yours. Red plate, great touch!!

Molly said...

Yay! I have a "metallic chrome" KA that was my Christmas present to myself 5 years ago...you will LOVE it! Cookie dough, artisan bread (that book is GREAT!), pizza dough...it is definitely my favorite kitchen appliance! :) I love your aqua--perfect!

Mama Mel said...

Congrats on your new mixer! I also have a Kitchen Aid mixer that my husband got me for my birthday a few years ago. It's lavender! :) It gets used quite often this time of year! I love it! Happy Baking!

Jandi said...

I love the color of your mixer! I have a plain white one that I got for Christmas from my hubby just after we were married. I love it. The only downfall: I will never be able to replace it and get a different color. They just don't break down! haha!

Carol in E TN said...

Last Christmas I ordered an Apple Green KA for myself for Christmas!!! I love it and it does make things much easier to mix. Enjoy yours and I love the color!

Pinky said...

I have a Kenwood "Professional" - it's all stainless steel and strong lines... I love it!!

Quilts and Cats said...

I know just how you feel! I always told my husband if he ever bought me an appliance for Christmas I would kill him....well, 2 years ago I asked for the KitchenAid and I use it ALL the time and also wonder why I waited so long!

Stormy Days said...

I've wanted one of those for years, I keep changing the color I want. Right now it's pistachio, but now maybe I want that light blue.

Sarah Craig said...

Mine's Forest Green - and I love it!

corinne said...

I have one any love it. Have had it for over 20 years and it is still working. I cook and bake all the time. Enjoy

spencers said...

Can't imagine life without mine. I have one of the big ones in steel gray. We're lucky in this family - women have had KitchenAids since they first came off the production line! I just blogged about mine and my favorite attachment so found it awesome when I saw your post that someone else loves theirs too!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, she's a beauty Vickie! I hoep you love her. I have had one for 32 years and couldn't live without her. My mom gave me mine and it's a family tradition -- I gave one to my oldest when he got married. My youngest is dating a girl who already has one, so I told her he can't marry her! ;-)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I received a white one for Christmas last year after I whined about how much easier making Christmas goodies would be with a KA mixer:)

SteffiD said...

That is a GORGEOUS mixer!! Love the KitchenAid mixers. What a bunch of attachments, too.

LittleBook said...

I have an avocado green kitchen aid that I inherited from my grandmother. It is older than dirt and works beautifully. I love it!

Erin said...

I have a basic white Kitchen Aid - I LOVE IT! My favorite thing to make is actually homemade marshmallows - that whip attachment is amazing! I also love the Bread in 5 books, although I almost never use the mixer to make it - it really is NO kneading! :) Enjoy!

Diane said...

ooh, how pretty! I have one that is dark matte grey. I don't use it nearly enough but love having it!

scottylover said...

I have a white one, but would love to have a pink one! :) I got mine when I was decorating cakes. It is the best for mixing that buttercream icing! Enjoy!
Sandy A

Bluzbrod said...

Ooooh, that is so pretty! I'd love to have one, in red -- no, pink -- oh wait, does it come in orange? Except I haven't baked anything that doesn't start its life in a box, in years!

Christine said...

I just got the same exact mixer in the same color for my birthday!! I'm dying to try it out. My baby ended up coming 5 weeks early, so baking has been low on the priority list (any free time is spent sleeping!) but I can't wait to use it. Happy baking!

Jackie said...

I do have a KA stand mixer. Mine is about 13 years old and is the pearlized white one. I also bought my son one 3 years ago - the Pro version in the manly gray. We both love them. He probably uses his more than I do as he enjoys making bread too. You're going to love it and it will last a lifetime.

Congrats on making the magazine and making the cover!

RETRO-fabulous said...

Vickie, you'll have yours forever. Mine was a wedding present in white so it would go with my kitchen for years to come. 3 moves later it fits right in. There's nothing like a Kitchen Aid.
Happy Baking