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Offline Halex

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I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« on: December 16, 2013, 10:41:56 pm »
Do I really need one?

What does everyone use them for?

Thank you sooo much.

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Offline Wonder

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 01:33:51 am »
Probably not but do you want one??

I still use mine to make some cakes as I prefer the texture to the TMX, eggwhites for meringue and our pasta maker is a kitchen aid attachment. I don't use it a lot these days but I don't make many cakes or sweets.

Offline Jamberie

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Re: Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 01:40:02 am »
I just got one for Christmas :) :)
Don't really neeeeed one but they are so pretty :)
And meringues are easier :)
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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 02:31:16 am »
I love my Kitchenaid. It's perfect for eggwhite, but I also like to see the mixture as it processes for the cakes and biscuits that I bake.

Plus it looks so pretty on the bench. :)

Offline droverjess

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 04:12:13 am »
Well I have a kenwood chef

Soonge Cakes, meringues, pavlova, it has a processor attachment on top so I slice veggies for salads, potato bakes, onions for onion marmalade to keep the slices, apples for tarts. Larger batches of bread.

Offline obbie

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 06:12:16 am »
buy one. I have one for big cakes, I made the pudding last week in it.
Meringues too. :)
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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 06:39:33 am »
I have a Kenwood Chef (actually the cooking one) which I use for bread doughs because I find the hook easier than getting dough out from under the blades and for whisking egg whites.  I also use it to cook when my thermomix is busy doing other things.  I did have a bowl lift commercial Kitchen Aid but it and I never got along.  I got frustrated with the beater pattern of it and sick of constantly scraping it down.  There is now a scraper beater that you can get which I believe has solved a lot of those problems.
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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 07:39:45 am »
I bought a KA recently Halex and have used it a few times. To be honest I'm so flat out at work and being an empty nester most of the time  that I haven't used it as much as I want to. I will in time though, and I bought all the attachments and the cookbook so I'm set. I made pasta the other day and it was so easy, and I've made a few cakes as well which have worked out a treat. I still use the TM more tho  ;)

PS: I thought the icecream attachment was hopeless as I'm used to my compressor machine
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Offline trudy

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 08:28:57 am »
Wouldn't be without mine Halex. 

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 09:05:44 am »
I have a Kenwood Chef and wouldn't change it for the world. So reliable and it produces the most beautifully light sponges. I have just had to replace mine - the first one was bought in 1977 and stopped working last year - 35 years old. What more could I ask?

Offline kt2

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 09:17:45 am »
I love my kitchen aid and would not even think about getting rid of it. I love to use my kitchen aid for cakes and also use it for making biscotti. And of course it's pink and pretty!!  :-)) :D :D
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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 10:10:58 am »
I also love my KA.  Use it for cakes, meringues and the pasta attachment is great.

Offline Kimmyh

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 10:17:07 am »
I have a kenwood chef and use it for sponges, buttercream and meringue. Thermie does the rest, but I wouldn't be without my kenwood. Great to have both.

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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2013, 11:15:16 am »
I have a Kenwood too, but more often than not use my small Sunbeam hand held beater.
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Re: I am thinking about a kitchen aid
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2013, 11:40:36 am »
I have a kitchen aid. It's currently in storage but I really miss it for pasta, ice cream, meringue and banana cake.