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KitchenAid mixers
#1
Now that I have a pressure canner and pretty nice dehydrator setup, I'm thinking about a KitchenAid mixer.

Do you have one, and if you do, what all do you use it for? In addition to the "normal" kitchen use (cookies and cakes), I have in mind to use it to mix spices with ground meats and to mix different types of ground meat together before packaging and freezing (we use quite a bit of lean beef/sausage mix). I'd also consider making my own bread if the mixer does a good job with the dough.
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#2
What doesn't a KitchenAid do?

Yes they mix dough well.
Granted a dedicated meat grinder, and sausage stuffer is better, but they do the job.

Get one...that is all.
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#3
I have one, and I friggen love it. Mine is an older model that I picked up off of CL a while ago, but it has the accessory port on the front and the 6Q bowl. I have the following accessories so far:

http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-FPPA-Mi...attachment

http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-FT-Atta...attachment

I want to get this eventually:

http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KPRA-Ro...attachment

You definitely want to get the one with the more powerful motor if you're going to be using the attachments, especially if you plan on getting the grain mill for it. http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-GMA-Gra...grain+mill

I need one of these, and I recommend it if you're making cakes and such:
http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-1-Piece...ing+shield

When you buy one new, they'll come with the regular beater, dough hook and whisk, I have one of these as well:

http://www.amazon.com/SideSwipe-KitchenA...aid+beater

Just today I used that and the whisk to whip up a batch of frosting for a cake I made. I have also used mine to mix meat for meatloaf, and I regularly use it to kneed bread and pizza dough.
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#4
If you are going to get one, dont buy the cheapest model. i inherited one when my mom died and she used it all the time. it has the bread hook to doing dough. mom used to do breads and pizza dough all the time. im going over to the storage unit this week so ill see what model number it is. kitchenaid has so many attachments you can get
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#5
The specific model I'm looking at right now is KSM150PSER. It's the slightly cheaper of the two just below what appears to be the most expensive of the tilting head models. The one that's just a little more has the 6 qt glass bowl instead of the 5 qt SS bowl. The motors are both the same.

There's a used one on ebay right now for under $100.
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#6
streaker69;94051 Wrote:I have also used mine to mix meat for meatloaf,

Do you use the dough hook for that?
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#7
This is similar to the one I have, except mine is white, but it's this style where the bowl drops and the head doesn't move.

[Image: 10375090-kitchenaid-mixer.jpg]

BTW, the reason I went with the Kitchenaid mixers is because a while I ago I caught an episode of How It's Made where they were at the KitchenAid factory making the mixers. Once I saw that, and how much work is involved and attention to detail with the motors, I decided I wanted one. You cannot really beat how beefy these things are. I don't think there's any other mixers out there short of industrial ones that are built like these.
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gnbrotz;94056 Wrote:
streaker69;94051 Wrote:I have also used mine to mix meat for meatloaf,

Do you use the dough hook for that?

No, I used the regular beater, not the side scraping beater like I posted above, just the regular white beater that comes with it.
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#9
streaker69;94058 Wrote:but it's this style where the bowl drops and the head doesn't move.

Do you think that style is better than the tilt-head versions?
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#10
gnbrotz;94069 Wrote:
streaker69;94058 Wrote:but it's this style where the bowl drops and the head doesn't move.

Do you think that style is better than the tilt-head versions?

I think so, I'm not a fan of tilt head mixers, because I feel it creates a point for failure. Hinges are inherently weak points..
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