I have this rule for the hubby.
What’s the rule, you ask? Well, he is not allowed to purchase any kitchen appliances as birthday or Christmas gifts for me unless I specifically ask for it.
Now, usually “rules” don’t go over too well when it comes to him, but over the years this one has kind of sunk in and he is very good about following it. So good, that when my cousin suggested he purchase a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for me for Christmas he said…”oh no, that’s against the rules!” She ended up convincing him that THIS present would be ok, even if I hadn’t specifically requested it. She was right! I love it and I’m completely surprised how much I use it too!
I had no idea how handy this tool is in the kitchen! We use it for many things, pizza dough, mashed potatoes, cakes and breads, fresh whipped cream in just a few short minutes, even shredding chicken! I have the basic attachments that came with the mixer but there are additional attachments that are available, some of which sound interesting..like the pasta maker or the food grinder.
Mostly, we use the mixer for cakes and cupcakes; one of the best features is the fact that while it is working (mixing) you are available to measure and clean up your mess without starting and stopping, both hands are free! It’s very efficient and man does it have some power! I keep mine sitting out on my countertop and I’m glad, it’s a heavy bugger, Normally I like the appliances tucked away in a cabinet somewhere but I am very glad I don’t have to lift this out every time I want to use it!
I would have never asked for a mixer like this, for Christmas or any other gift, since it does come with a bit of a hefty price tag and the price of those extra attachments…yep some of them are almost as much as the mixer itself. I probably wouldn’t have ever purchased it for myself either but now that I have one I understand why someone would. I think everyone should have one of these in their kitchen!
For this one time (and only this time honey)…I’m so glad that the hubby broke the rules and listened to that great advice. So… when I saw that The Hopeless Housewife was giving away a red Kitchen Aid stand mixer on I Heart Naptime, a blog that I read periodically, I just had to share it with my friends here.
Have I told you that now that I have one of these mixers, I think everyone should? (he he) and wouldn’t it be great to get it for FREE!
You only have a 3 days left to enter so don’t wait!
I’ve entered, and if I win… I plan on gifting the mixer to someone special, so even if you are one of the lucky ones and already have a Kitchen Aid of your own…enter to win and gift it! You will make someone’s day!
Blessings to you!