Although I’ve been thinking about the KitchenAid stand mixer for some time now,¬†I only finally¬†bought myself one¬†last week.¬†Everyone and their brother/mother/sister/friend¬†seems to have¬†one¬†and they all rave about how great it is, so¬†I had little doubt that it would be fabulous. There are plenty of colours to choose from, but it was an obvious¬†choice for me.¬†I’ve used my KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer¬†twice already¬†and it’s worked out very well! No surprise there, right?
The first thing¬†I ended up¬†baking with the stand mixer was the brownie recipe that was listed in the instruction/information booklet that came with the mixer.¬†It was very easy and straightforward¬†and the end¬†result was ab fab chocolate¬†goodness. I also made madeleines and they turned out perfectly.¬†I love the¬†fact that the mixer can do the work while I¬†measure out the ingredients. The convenience factor is awesome!
I used the plastic pour¬†guard at one point, but I didn’t really need it. I was just trying to use as many gadgets/attachments as possible.¬†I used the paddle¬†attachment (above) for the brownies, but I used the whisk attachment to whip up¬†the¬†eggs for the madeleines. Switching¬†the attachments is easy and quick, as is cleaning them.
I¬†am very happy that I opted for the lift-arm mixer rather than the bowl-lift mixer.¬†The arm lifts at the flick of a switch and the bowl attaches securely and simply to the base.
Here are the brownies before I put them in the oven:
It’s a stylish machine, yes, and it looks wonderful on my counter (a stylish appliance? really? this is what I’m talking about these days? how old am I?), and so it seems¬†I’m joining the “it’s so great, everyone should have one” club.¬†I’ll share a few more¬†photos in the upcoming weeks as I’m eager to try the pasta roller/cutter attachments!