I am so excited today!!! After waiting for years and year, justifying the expense, saving up my pennies, and foregoing extra counter space in my tiny kitchen...
I decided I didn't want to live without one of these anymore.
Rewind to a couple weeks ago, when my hero-of-a-hubby asked me what I wanted for Christmas I said "Nothing."
He said "Really? Nothing?" (I know he was thinking "Yay! I'm going to get off scott-free! I don't have to do any Christmas Eve shopping this year?!)
And I said, "Well, maybe just one thing." (pause for effect...)
"Anything you want..." he answers...
Me: "OK - I think I'd like that KitchenAid stand mixer I've had my eye on for years... "
::: silence :::
Then we saw a great deal on Amazon.com... soooo, I get to put it to use for this holiday season! It IS quite the investment. But I hear these things live on FOREVER!
Fast forward to today... I could hear Mr UPS driving up the street... and ran to the front door. I barely got the box inside the door and had to set it down and take a nice loooooooong look at it.
Here's what came in the box... a user manual that also includes recipes.
A spiral dough hook...
Also included (but I was too excited and quit taking pictures): 11-wire whisk and a plastic piece that fits onto the bowl called a "pouring shield".
So, here's all the pertinent details for the new addition to our family....
Length: 16 1/2 inches
Weighing in at a hearty 25 lbs!
This is a 6 quart bowl. The bowl sits on a lever that moves up and down. Some people like this style, others prefer the kind where the top tilts up. I've never used either... so I didn't have a preference.
Now... time to find a place for it on my itsy bitsy countertop.
And here's a fantastic tip: Today someone told me she put her mixer on a placemat... then it's super easy to simply pull the placemat (and mixer) toward you when you're ready to use it! GENIUS! I tell you, I have genius friends!!! (Now - I have to find my stash of placemats and find just the right one!)