Friday, March 2, 2012

KitchenAid Stand Mixers x's 2

After lusting for a KitchenAid stand mixer for what has to have been 6 years now, I finally decided I would take the plunge and purchase a mixer... I had a very simple mixer (a wedding gift) and I have used the poor thing so much that it literally rocks when I mix anything. Since it was time for a new mixer, I poked my nose around quite a bit, I checked all the local retailers, online and even tried to find one used but there was one problem... I had been infatuated with three particular colors... 

Tangerine (images found on target.com)

KitchenAid 4.5 Qt Ultra Power Stand Mixer - Multiple Colors Available.Opens in a new window
Knowing my appliances are black in the kitchen, I never wanted a black mixer... I knew I was never going to buy white, so I needed some color and Tangerine had my heart racing until I saw...

Persimmon
KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers

and then just in case I wasn't sure on bold color a beautiful vision appeared in the shade of Almond.


Now here is where it gets tricky...
I finally decided on a 325 watt 4.5 quart KitchenAid tilt head mixer in Tangerine with a glass bowl, I went with QVC because I could make the payments on the mixer, which helped me feel not so guilty about making such a major purchase. I called my order in on a Thursday evening. 


Happily confident in my purchase, my family and I headed to Las Vegas for a getaway Friday evening (the very next day), and then it happened... before we could leave for home on Sunday, I get a call from a friend of mine "QVC has KitchenAid mixers on sale for the Special Value of the Day today, and they are 259.90"...  I couldn't believe it, and from there... it gets worse. I asked what type and I almost fell out of the bed in the hotel room. A 450 watt, 5 quart bowl lift mixer. I could not believe my ears. Long story short, I now have two stand mixers (I will be returning one) I went ahead and ordered the second mixer because I only had to make the first payment, and not only was this mixer cheaper, they were doing 5 payments for this mixer vs. 3 payments for the Tangerine mixer!
 I decided on Almond!

KitchenAid PRO 500 Series 5-Quart Mixers

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second mixer (which should be today), I have to send one back. I am really confused as to which one to keep, and it is really just going to come down to the better looking mixer- that glass bowl is soo very nice. The difference in price between the two is about 48.00 so with a lifetime investment like this, I guess the difference in cost is a very minor point.


Stay tuned for the "big reveal" I will let you all see which KitchenAid won the crown. Which would you choose? The Tangerine (first mixer) or the last mixer, which is Almond finish?

8 comments:

Shelly {Quiet Luxury} said...

That's a tough one! I'm kind of stuck on the glass bowl, but the 2nd mixer is bigger, a bit nicer with the bowl lift and is at a great price.

No matter which one you decide on, its a GREAT investment for your kitchen. We've had ours for six years and it's used constantly! Have a great weekend.

-Shelly
Quiet Luxury


Mrs. Chic said...

I want you to have the better payments, but i'm leaning towards you keeping the orange one, i adore the glass bowel just saw it being used on a TV show I has in LOVE!! But you could always buy a glass bowl for your almond mixer too

yiqin; said...

i want them but they are so ex here :(

Towards the Horzon said...

Wow! Checking now to see if they still have them. I love the orange, but since you’re a real cook, I agree with functionality vs. appearance.

Shades of Summer said...

I am so sorry the cost is extreme in your country - I have heard that before. Do you have relatives that may be able to ship you one?

Shades of Summer said...

Angela - please check your email.

Shades of Summer said...

Shelly - I am sooo looking forward to getting this lovely ordeal out of the way (I mean I am fortunate to have this type of decision to make) after waiting so long to purchase a KitchenAid. I really want to make some of the cutie pies with Katrina that are in the cookbook she gave me. I look forward to using my mixer just like you!

Shades of Summer said...

I was wondering if I could buy a glass bowl for the lift mixer but I am unsure, I could always buy a metal bowl for the tilt head mixer... Even the girls are letting me know what their opinion is. I am so torn.