Love, love this color! Was worried it would be brown. It's a rich deep red. Worked like a charm making my first batch of Madeleines. Heavy weight. A breeze to operate. Been using a hand mixer for over 30 years, not wanting to spend the money. I should have bought one sooner. Super price, because color unpopular? My gain!
For what I paid for my Artesian Mixer, it was well worth the cost to protect it. Fits snug like a glove and looks nice too. I got the brown. Well worth it!
I don't know why I waited so long to buy this gadget. Well, I do -- the price. These Kitchen Aid mixers are top notch, and this model is one of the best. I read that the refurbished models were just as good (and in some respects better) than the new model, but was reluctant to believe it. But it is true. This machine works fabulously. I've been doing a lot more baking now that I have this mixer. It is beautiful and extremely functional. My only complaint had to do with the delivery packaging: The mixer came in its original box, announcing what it was for all the world to see. Next time, guys, make sure it is in a brown box. Tends to deter theft.
For those not acquainted with that term, it is not food. Lickity-split means really fast. Instructions for making Miracle Fruitcake included boiling a mixture of brown sugar, dates, raisins, water, and butter for several minutes. Then that is to be transferred to a metal bowl and allowed to cool. If it does not cool enough you could cook the next ingredient to be added next, eggs. So I put the boiling hot mixture into the mixer bowl and put that in a ice-water bath till it was sufficiently cool, then I was able to add the eggs and a few more ingredients. while that mixed I measured out the flour and spices, baking soda and baking powder. Then those ingredients were poured down the chute into the bowl with the mixer on speed 1. After that went in the candied fruit mix and the nuts, on speed 1. With this mixer I was able to have ready batter in about a third the time it used to take. If you aren't familiar with production rate increases you might be cutting yourself short of the capabilities of this machine. This is a time saving machine par excellence. It reminds me of working in a commercial kitchen, though I would not try to mix a batch of 30 dozen chocolate chip cookies at once in this 6 Qt bowl. This pink unit came with the three basic beaters and the pouring shield. Fits on the counter top under the wall cabinet just fine. I bought this to upgrade from the 4.5 Qt tilt head we had used for the last 39 years. That old tilt-head unit got a good cleaning and new grease and changed from Harvest Gold to Red for our daughter. These things are built to last several generations.
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