“Wouldn’t it be nice to have a KitchenAid stand mixer in apple green or tangerine?” I ask myself often. And now, after receiving a combo birthday/Chanukah gelt check from my mom and dad, I find myself asking another question, “Is this really necessary?”
I am anti-gadget, yet I love food processors, blenders and hand mixers. I just don’t like ultra specialized equipment, such as bread machines, waffle makers (it got returned today), deep fryers and electric non-stick griddles. But the KitchenAid stand mixer is more in the food processor category than in the electric fondue pot category, no?
But what would I do with it? I don’t bake that many cakes and the cakes I do bake turn out a-ok with my hand mixer (left and right attachments included). So, should I splurge on the stand mixer? Should I? Really, I want your opinion.
Maybe I would make more cakes, better cakes even, if I had the KitchenAid stand mixer. Maybe everything in my life would be better. Maybe my gray hair will disappear and my face will generate new collagen and rude, unexpected cravings for candy will just disappear and I will actually enjoy taking vitamins and herbs and, no wait a minute…a stand mixer won’t do any of that.
My hands have served me just fine all these years but maybe my dedication to handiwork is just a Y2K throwback which is, like, so last millennium. But then again, going green is all the rage and by avoiding this kind of purchase I save energy on so many levels.
But still, I wonder, what do you think?
I am particularly interested in hearing from you if you have this kind of mixer or if you just have really strong opinions about not buying into/plugging into for such simple tasks as kneading some bread dough or mixing up cake batter. Although I do think my white cakes would be fluffier.
Your opinion can be left in the comments section or emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.