Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My new favorite thing

I have been using a crappy plastic 3 qt mixer since I went away to college the first time. I guess it can't be too crappy since it lasted 20 years. But it was definitely time for a new one. One batch of cookie dough could overload it. And one batch of cookie dough may last one day in my house. I had been wanting to buy a larger capacity one for years. One I can double or even triple the dough in. Well, I finally did it. I bought a KitchenAid 600 series 6 qt professional mixer. And I'll tell you what finally made me do it.

Two weeks ago my awesome KitchenAid food processor met a tragic end. I was mixing my second batch of foccacia dough in it that day and the motor got so hot (I assume) that the dough blade became fused to the metal shaft. It would not come off for anything. I called their customer service number and she gave me a couple of things to try. They didn't work so she simply said, "Ok. We'll get a new one out in the mail tomorrow and just send the old one back in the same box." And just like that a new one came. And so just like that I became a loyal customer. And the owner of a new kick butt mixer.

Don't you just love my still life! It just so happened that Ladybug dumped those grapes there right before I took the picture. I didn't even notice until I was editing the picture!


Jenny said...

Gorgeous 'Still Life'.
And how nice is your new toy!!

Denise said...

Love it!!! That is definitely on my short list of things to add to my kitchen!!!

Bridgett said...

The grapes are a nice touch--at first, I thought it was a stock photo by kitchenaid!

Well, I now covet this. I have the smaller version, which has done a lovely job for 13 years and I have no reason to move up. Ah well.

Melanie said...

Whoo hoo! Lucky you!