Monday, January 8
Mixed up?
Don't be.

If you had read this little dittie, you would know I'm posting over at TypePad for now, and it will feel a LOT more permanent once I figure out how to move at least part of my Blogger design and become proficient at TypeLists and all the JUNK they say makes life easier (but for me, it does little more than make me feel like an OLD DAWG). I STILL haven't been able to transport my Blogger archives...but then again, I haven't fooled with THAT in weeks!

I have to mention my trusty Sunbeam, pictured above. She's been my faithful friend for over 19 years. I'm afraid she's about at the end of her small appliance life, the beaters no longer remain locked when mixing batter. I wonder how many extra pounds she is responsible for on me...on Tad? Cookie dough was mixed so much easier with her...pound cakes, a breeze...and oh, my, word, I could not have made an angel food cake without her! She's been as sweet as pie.

I've thought about replacing her with a Kitchenaid Mixer--the array of color is yumma-wonderfully-Easter-egg-a-licious!! Doesn't it just make you wanna put on an apron, coif your hair and call yourself Betty Crocker? A mixer with style AND substance BEGS to be bought! In spite of the fact it weighs in at 28 pounds, which if you think about it, is a good thing since you'd get a work out every time you use it (unless you leave it out on your counter as "kitchen art", a culinary sculpture I guess).

But...BUT...somehow that seems downright disloyal. Kind of like plopping down the big bucks to replace your slobbering-but-faithful mutt with some highbrow Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Welsh Corgi pup or something.

So I'll probably just get another Sunbeam, and if it lasts for 19 years...WAIT A SECOND, HOLD THE PRESSES!!! lawd chile, I'll be in my 60s! And since my brain can't even wrap itself around THAT thought, I think I'll stop writing RIGHT.HERE!

  Into the pensieve on Monday, January 08, 2007
  Your thoughts, please (16)


16 Comments:
At January 08, 2007, Blogger Malissa said...

I'd love a Kitchen Aid. However, I hear that they do not last very long at all anymore.

 
At January 08, 2007, Blogger Beccy said...

I got a kitchen aid in November, a birthday present from my sister and I love it.I make so much with it, from bread, pizza dough, pastry, crumble, buns, cakes and the most wonderful meringues. I'm sure I bored people silly with my posts on its many wonders!

I agree it is very heavy and mine definitely has pride of place on my counter I never thought to call it kitchen art!

 
At January 08, 2007, Blogger Susan in va said...

I think Consumer Reports just rated mixers....or was it food processors? I'll go check and get back to you. I've been surprised in the past how much better some cheaper models performed over the fancy shmancy expensive ones.

 
At January 08, 2007, Blogger Erin said...

Your mixer- First thing that popped into my head was, "Oh, that's so cute!" can a mmixer be CUTE??

KitchenAid mixers- Julia Childs lawded them. Who wants to argue with a lady who's a professional chef AND had a gigantic knife collection?

 
At January 08, 2007, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

Go buy the brand new Kitchen-Aid Mixer. I have one and LOVE it. You won't be hurting your old mixer's feelings one bit.

 
At January 08, 2007, Blogger Yvonne said...

I have wanted a Kitchen Aid forever- but, alas my old Oster is still spinning....

 
At January 08, 2007, Blogger Claudia said...

OMG..those KitchenAid ones are so beautiful. I hardly ever (as in never) bake but I luuurve them! Go for it. Think of your brand new pan that you posted about...was it La Creuset? They can be companions...

 
At January 08, 2007, Blogger Pamela said...

that reminds me.. last summer when we had to replace our septic system -- the sewer guy said our new system would last 30 years.

The hubby and I looked at each other and knew neither of us would.

Buy a pretty one -- just to prove that you can.

 
At January 08, 2007, Anonymous eph2810 said...

I love those new KitchenAid mixers, but then again - I don't have time to bake or eat cake...So, I guess I will save my money for a new digital camera :)...

So, now the question is "Will she stay or will go...nananaa...."

 
At January 09, 2007, Blogger Heather said...

I love my KitchenAid, workout and all! Chris hated when I left it on the counter (hey, I thought it looked good there) and kept moving it into our office. (Because, you know, that's a much better place for it.) I finally found a hidden space for it in our kitchen.
And what exactly is coifing your hair? Pardon my ignorance.

 
At January 09, 2007, Blogger Erin said...

Heather,
Living in the Land of Big Hair, you ought to know what coiffing is. (tsk, tsk)

It is the Texas woman's alternate use for their KitchenAid mixer- jest flip that puppy upsahde down an' whip up a nice, tall beehive 'do fer yerself! Lotsa Aqua Net makes yer coiff tumbleweed proof too, darlin'.

 
At January 09, 2007, Blogger Heather said...

Erin - Sadly, I think I've seen that around.

 
At January 10, 2007, Blogger Robin said...

Welcome Beccy! If you've written about that kind of stuff, I'd love to come over and be "bored"!

Susan, I skimmed it recently, and Sunbeam wasn't at the top of the list, but neither was Kitchenaid...my memory tells me it was Hamilton Beach!

I'M not arguing with Julia, Erin! Not me, noooooooo not me! I'm scared of knife jugglers. That being said, I saw the most fantabulous display of colorful Kitchenaids a few years back in a specialty store and thought I needed one of those, lol. Now, I need something!

Karmyn, if I got one, I think I'd want orange. Or lavender. Something outrageous I've never seen before :).

Yvonne, sounds like you need to go shopping. I'll be your advisor ;).

Claudia, you have the BEST memory in the bloggin' business, hands down. Yes, Le Cruset, and I luurrrrvvvveeeee it! It's actually exceeded my expectations.

Pamela, now THAT's funny! 'cept I hope y'all defy the odds;).

Iris, whatcha planning on getting? Have you already picked it out? You can update your link, I'll be posting new stuff at TypePad....

Heather, y e a h, your office.....Chris always sounded smart until then. Then again, baking is serious business;). And to answer your question, I let Erin handle it for me:).

Erin.............cute.........very cute!

 
At January 11, 2007, Blogger Carol said...

Hey, Robin! If you need help with TypePad, let me know. I'm no guru, but I can navigate the basics. I'd have loved for someone to have been available to answer questions for me when I was floundering around with it way back when. (The support staff is great, but it takes time for them to respond.)

 
At January 11, 2007, Blogger Holly said...

Okay, just have to say again how grateful I am for that husband I take so much for granted. I'd be dead without his help for blogging technicals....LOL I love my Kitchen Aid and thanks for reminding me that 60 isn't as far away as I once believed it could be. Ug. Nothing lasts the way it used to but then it doesn't cost as much either. We just had to replace the 10 year old TV - and just in time for the good shows coming back this month!

Hugs,
Holly
Holly's Corner

 
At January 12, 2007, Blogger LeftCoastOnlooker said...

I cannot think about KitchenAid's today, I'm mourning my crockpot :(
He was like a brother to me, I should have been better to him. =(

 

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