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Once upon a Kitchen Aid time.....

Can you tell I have been having mixer troubles in the kitchen? As some of you know, my greatest cooking desires are centered around bread. I have been making bread for over 40 years. Some of it good, some of it great, and because this is real life, some of it bad...............


When my daughter was just a wee one, I was surprised with a Kitchen Aid mixer at Christmas. I used it and used it for years, as a matter of fact, when she married I gifted it to her (as it still worked great!) and bought myself a new Kitchen Aid. That mixer brought a lot of delicious food and happy times to my dining table and I knew it would for her as well.

But alas that new one (actually a reconditioned one from the factory outlet), did not work as well. I just didn't know it at the time. I assumed that because it was larger with the pull up bowl, I simply had to relearn what I needed to do. So I struggled and struggled with it. And to be honest my baking took a down turn, there was much less joy in my world.


Fast forward 12 years or so and I am done with Kitchen Aid mixers! You see one plan I have in place from the New Year is to return to baking our bread. I have been (trying?) to work on a master recipe, but the mixer was not strong enough to knead the dough. Keep in mind that the volume of flour did not come close to the maximum amount as listed in the owner's manual. But the motor continued to overheat and shut down.


Bam, right in the middle of the process. The cooling off period for the motor takes about an hour or more, and you guessed it, right about the time the dough was once again taking to the hook, the motor would once again overheat, and shut down......But it wasn't just bread, cookie dough was also a challenge for the mixer. Looking back, I have stopped baking so many things......


On Monday my dear husband was working late and helping our son with some yard work, and when he got home I let him in on the news. I had had enough, and we would no longer be mixing or making bread with the Kitchen Aid, because I had ordered this, and I can't wait for it to arrive!


And happiness shall once again be restored!

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6 comments

  1. They have them at Costco in Vancouver...I've been eyeing one myself for bread baking! A friend received one for Christmas two years ago and LOVES it! Happy baking! :)

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  2. All the breads you picture look delicious. I'm not sure what that machine is but I hope you love it.
    Cheers, Rocquie

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  3. Hi Rocquie, that is a Bosch mixer with 800 watts of power in the motor. It can knead up to a 6 loaf bread recipe. Yep, I am looking forward to using this guy!

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  4. Ooooooh lucky you. Can't wait to see what you bake up once you get that workhorse.

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  5. Sounds like you really needed that new mixer! What price happiness, right?

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  6. I don't often bake bread (maybe once a year or so?), so I haven't tried to use my KitchenAid for that yet. I'm sorry you had such trouble with it, and best of luck with your new product!

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