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11/22/08 4:56 P

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Thanks for the feedback.

Everyone seems to value the purchase that they made. I think that I would use it enough to make it worthwhile. Although my husband is now suggesting that I get a Kitchenaid box, cut out the picture and put the cut out on the counter.

I will keep waiting for a decent Macy's price. I just don't want to spend *my* money on it. I want my full gift certificate to cover it.

Thanks again.

Megoola

Edited by: HUSKERSALAD at: 11/22/2008 (16:57)
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11/19/08 8:32 P

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Don't forget e-bay. Due to my decades long love for my mixer I later bought a couple of other Kitchen-Aid small appliances on e-bay for a fraction of the discount store cost.

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11/19/08 8:14 P

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Get one! Also, check QVC. Sounds weird, but I got a KitchenAid Hand mixer from them and I love it. I don't have room right now for the stand mixer, but when I do... well, that's on the list of things to get.

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HUSKERSALAD's Photo HUSKERSALAD Posts: 548
11/18/08 11:08 P

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Now you have stumbled on the reason it's been burning hole in my pocket for a year. Even though it isn't my money (got it for a bonus at work), I have trouble paying their markup.

I see Amazon is $229 and Macy's is $299. -sigh-

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11/18/08 10:53 P

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Shoot, this wasn't even on my radar screen, as they say, and now you are making me want one!

But I stay away from baking because then I'd eat what I make. But I am wondering who got my Mom's old 1950's era mixer. Too heavy for me to ship it cross-country, but lots of fond memories of making toll house cookies!

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11/18/08 8:39 P

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I bought mine years ago. I used it much more before my new lifestyle. I baked and cooked with it at least 3 times a week. I no longer bake because there is no one to feed but me. I would never get rid of it. It is still my favorite thing and ALL its attachmenrs.

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11/18/08 10:07 A

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First I would sell the gift certificate and use that to buy the mixer elsewhere. Macy's price markup is $100 - they sell it for $399 and EVERYWHERE else sells it for $299 (ie, Target, BBB, Amazon.com, etc). Buy it was Bed Bath and Beyond w/a 20% off coupon.

I too have been coveting one of these for a long long time and finally bought one w/my wedding money. This weekend I'll be using the first time, and I'm SO excited!!!!

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11/18/08 9:34 A

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That is one of my things I have wanted for years now. All those other cheap mixers and such just don't come close.

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11/18/08 7:50 A

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i think that's really one of the benefits of a Kitchen aid or even cuisinarts.. they're built like tanks - they weigh a ton, but they are definitely built to last a while...


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11/18/08 7:44 A

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I have had my KitchenAid mixer almost 30 years. It's heavy, it takes up space, and I LOVE IT! Mashed potatoes to bread dough, anything I need. It does take up space. Depending on my home at the time it has resided everywhere from from bookshelves to the linen closet Worth it, definitely.

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11/18/08 7:13 A

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I've got my eye on one at the Linen's and Things going out of business sale... I'm waiting for slightly better than 20 percent off though... however, i haven't decided if I really want/need it.. I do love to bake..

The downside to them, as far as I can see, for me, is the size of it -i have a very small kitchen, and there's no space for it to be left out... and to drag it out whever I want to use it... I rarely use my Cuisinart because of that reason -it's heavy to lift and cleanup is tedious (no dishwasher)

If you'e got the space ot leave it out though - go for it and enjoy it...

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11/17/08 11:49 P

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I actually have 2 Kitchen Aid Mixers! I use them quite often. I love to bake. I also use them for whipping potatoes, making bread. Clean up is not that big of a deal. I just have the accesories that came with them but I would love to have the collar that you can put on the bowl to prevent splatters and flour flying out of the bowl. LOL.

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11/17/08 11:48 P

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Get the Kitchenaid! I was given one for a gift 32 years ago and it is one of the best gifts I've EVER been given. You will not be disappointed. It still works and I use it often. AS you use it you will determine what attachments you will use. My 23 year old daughter wants my mixer-I will buy her one-mine I'll keep!

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HUSKERSALAD's Photo HUSKERSALAD Posts: 548
11/17/08 9:33 P

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I think that you ladies and gentlemen are the best people to ask, given the scope of our team. . .

I have a gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket for a year now and I am thinking of getting a Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer from Macy's. My husband is convinced that I won't use it as much as I imagine, especially because I am only cooking for two.

Three questions for those that have one:
-What do you make using your mixer?
-Is it worthwhile to own (frequency of use vs. cost, cleanup, etc.)?
-What accessories do you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

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