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Surprise gift

October 6th, 2009 at 01:22 am

My dad surprised me today by buying me a KitchenAid mixer!

He said it is an early Christmas gift- so don't expect anything under the tree. Lol.

I love it! We got it at Costco today. He told me we were going to do some grocery shopping and then led me to the aisle of stand mixers and food processors. I should have been suspicious- he said he wanted to replace the Cuisinart food processor he got 10 years ago (even though that thing still works perfectly). When we came to the stand mixers he said to pick one out.

I got a Professional HD 475 watt, 5 quart bowl, red KitchenAid mixer. I had to lift about 7 boxes of other KitchenAid mixers to get to the color I wanted. It came with four mini prep bowls and a kitchen timer (which I really need- I have been using my cell phone alarm as a timer). There is also a mail-in rebate to get a free attachment- your choice of a food slicer/shredder or a food grinder. I am opting for the slicer/shredder.

I'm so excited! I think I am going to bake some bread tomorrow using my mixer. The instruction booklet has some recipes so I might use one of those. We'll see.

In other not-so-exciting news, I had to buy light bulbs today because my cat decided to pounce on a lamp, causing the lamp to fall over, and the light bulb died. I was watching her from across the room and I just knew what was going to happen before it did. Cats.

10 Responses to “Surprise gift”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is a very nice gift. Enjoy!!

  2. whitestripe Says:

    nice gift! does it have a dough hook? that's one thing i want (a bench top mixer), but instead opted for the cheaper option of a hand mixer for the time being (it was on special for $20 so will do for now).

  3. cassandra Says:

    Yep, it has a dough hook. It came with a wire whisk, a dough hook, and a flat beater. My dad has a KitchenAid mixer and uses it mostly to knead dough- it works wonderfully.

    We have a hand mixer too and have used it a few times. I actually have only started using it recently as I am now getting more into baking and cooking. I wonder how much I will use my hand mixer now that I got my stand mixer.

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    !!!SUPER Dad!!! n.i.c.e gift!

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    JEALOUS! I'd love one, but can't justify it right now - mostly space issues. My ONE gift I'd like this year is a new hand mixer. If not - no more cookies from me. My current mixer isn't going to make it through the dough.

  6. Petunia Says:

    Love my Kitchen Aid mixer! Mine was also a gift from my folks, come to think of it. Enjoy!

  7. Cassandra Says:

    Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to using it.

  8. whitestripe Says:

    you won't need the hand mixer now you have a stand alone one - why waste time HOLDING a mixer when your new one can do it all by itself?
    we have a big one at work, exactly the same as a kitchenaid one but about hmmmm 10 times bigger Big Grin it's great, i love it. have good fun with it!

  9. CouponAddict Says:

    I use my hand mixer when I make small stuff like pudding or no bake cheese cake filling; and use my kitchenaid mixer for bigger stuff like cookies etc.

  10. whitestripe Says:

    How are you going Cassandra? I miss your posts, hope everything is going alright! Smile

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