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Our new kitchen baby 
20th-Mar-2011 07:32 pm
Apparently I have been whinging a weeeeee bit too much about whisking/mixing by hand and oogling a little too hard in the department stores' homeware sections. However we wouldn't be able to afford the KitchenAid stand mixer (and therefore none of the awesome attachments).

So while we were in David Jones and Myer, the SO dragged me to have a closer look at the mixers available. There were so many options that boggle the mind, but it's really the shininess that's so distracting.

After an hour or so of um-ing and err-ing, we finally came home with our very own stand mixer!

Breville Wizz Planetary Mixer

It's the Breville Wizz Planetary Mixer in red! Its RRP $549.95, but we got it for $444 after the Myer every-$75-get-$14-off (a total discount of $105).

And in typical infomercial style, THERE'S MORE!!!

That includes a Freeze and Mix kit (RRP $99.95) to make ice-cream/gelato and a copy of Luke Mangan at home and in the mood (USD$25.55).

How could we say no?

And the first thing I made with the mixer: a marbled sponge cake. I followed the recipe that came with the mixer and while the resulting cake was more like wet sand (definitely not my best cake attempt), I'm still thrilled I never have to whinge about mixing dough ever again.
20th-Mar-2011 10:54 am (UTC)
Cool! We just bought a hand-held one yesterday cause the one
Dorsey street gave me for my birthday in Brisbane (almost 10 years ago!!!) is soooo freakin loud now and over-heats so badly you can't touch it after 2 mins of mixing! So we got a Braun multimix trio (http://media.htm-gmbh.com/300x300/10125403.jpg) for €64. Not as fancy as the one you guys have now (it is sweet!!) but at least we don't really have to find space for this hand-held one.
20th-Mar-2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
We also have one of those (without the dough hooks) as a wedding gift and they are awesome! But I need something a bit more heavy duty to knead doughs for bread and heavier cake batter.

We don't really have the space for this mixer either, but it was buying that or my giving up after 10 mins and Tom having to knead batter for me. At almost half the price of the Kitchenaid one, this one is doing ok so far. I'll see how it does making Anzac cookie batter next.
20th-Mar-2011 11:36 am (UTC)
CONGRATS. A mixer in the kitchen is seriously one of the best investments ever. The one mum bought (hers is a kenwood) is still around and working beautifully today. Life long investments!

And it's very very very worth it for the amazing light fluffy cakes and no shoulder or arm ache to show for it ! (Not to mention, it makes making cakes SO MUCH EASIER)
20th-Mar-2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
Hopefully they still make these kitchen appliances the way they did in our parents' day - built to last. Your KitchenAid one is far more drool-worthy.
20th-Mar-2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah those things are steardy as heck, the KitchenAid stand mixer I have is probably quite a bit older than me...maybe 30 years old and still works like a charm although it hasn't been used in a few years...
21st-Mar-2011 07:15 am (UTC)
Sounds like it's time to bring it in, dust it off and give it a whirl! XD
21st-Mar-2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if nothing else at least it makes my kitchen look more homey xD;;
20th-Mar-2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
You're making me feel bad about not using my KitchenAid stand mixer lol...I didn't pay for it at least (it's a hand-me down from my mom) but I know how good it is so I should really bring it inside at least!
21st-Mar-2011 07:14 am (UTC)
I'll be the first to admit these things take up a lot of room - an issue when you have a tiny kitchen like mine. But you have it, use it to save your arms!
21st-Mar-2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
The problem is more that I don't cook much...although I really should ^^;;
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