Monday, November 29, 2010

Welcome to the family...


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...



A paddle...



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....

Name: undecided
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.





...all tucked in nicely between the knives and the utensil holder and I can pull it forward easily for baking purposes.

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!)






Color me happy!!!

(Can you see my reflection???)



enjoy your time in the kitchen...

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. I can't wait to come by to see it! It's beautiful! What are the details? How many pounds & ounces? Length? Have you guys chosen a name yet?

Sooz said...

WOW Lori.....I am happy for you!

Just to verify...these mixers DO last forever. I had one that had been used in a school cafeteria for 50+ years and they were getting rid of it. I took it home (you may remember seeing it sitting on my kitchen counter on Alvarado Street) and used it several times. It worked perfectly...but alas, when I moved to Oregon I got rid of it. All this to say you made a good choice. You and Lee will enjoy it for MANY years I am sure. Congratulations!!

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