Kitchen Must Have – Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

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My baby!!! If ever there was a kitchen item that I couldn’t live without, HANDS DOWN, it’s my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I absolutely adore this appliance and while it can be a little pricey, it’s absolutely worth it’s weight in gold. Plus, any money you spend on it will pay off a millions times over. I’ve had this mixer for going on 16 years now and I’ve never had a single issue or problem with it and I use mine A LOT! It’s a fantastic investment and will really be a wonderful addition to your kitchen, trust me!

There are a few choices and price points for a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. They have a Professional Series with a 6 qt bowl which is what I bought years ago. They also have an Artisan model, a 5 qt model, and 4.5 qt model. Each model has a different price point so you should be able to find something that fits into your budget. Amazon usually has pretty great prices on the Kitchen Aid so if you’re interested in checking out a few of the models you can do so by clicking the link below:

 KitchenAid Professional 600 Series KP26M1XER Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, 6 Quart, Nickel Pearl

Another great thing about these stand mixers, for those who aren’t familiar with them, they also have a host of different attachments that you can purchase. Some of the things they offer are a food grinder, a spiralizer, an ice cream bowl, various pasta rollers, slicers, and even a mini food processor attachment. The attachments can be pricey but if you add to your collection over time you end up with an appliance that can do the job of so many others. One stop cooking and baking!!

Aside from the obvious cookie doughs and batters you can make with the Kitchen Aid I’ve also churned my own butter, made homemade whipped cream, developed the most perfect peaked egg whites, whipped the best mashed potatoes, made bread doughs, and I even ground my own beef for burgers. I kid you not! It’s really such a versatile tool and it makes my life so much easier in the kitchen. You’ll especially appreciate it when you need to combine or whip ingredients for countless minutes. You can just set the speed and walk way until it’s ready which is great because it allows you to prep the next step in your recipe without having to waste precious time standing around and waiting.

It’s super easy to clean up too! Most of the parts and the bowl can go right into the dishwasher. Because I use mine so often I store the basic parts right in the bowl that is attached to the mixer. It came with a whisk, dough hook, and paddle attachment and with those 3 there is pretty much nothing that you can’t whip up.

If I had to choose one large appliance investment I would go for the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer all day long. It really is a must have in my kitchen and if anything happened to my current baby, I’d be on Amazon in two seconds ordering my next one! If you don’t already have one, definitely consider getting. You will not regret it, I promise.

Below are some of the delicious things I made using my trusty Kitchen Aid.

Fresh Homemade Butter

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Homemade Marshmallows

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Homemade Whipped Cream

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Deep Dish Pizza

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Cookies

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Cinnamon Buns

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