The new color is called "Yellow Pepper" and it is frankly, right on the money - this IS the color of a fresh, shiny yellow bell pepper. According to KitchenAid, "Yellow Pepper was inspired by three things that cooks eagerly await this time of year, summertime, farmers' markets and fresh garden vegetables." The choice of this color is very much in keeping with the choice of "Mimosa" as the Pantone color of the year for 2009.
We saw an early prototype of the 90th Anniversary model last year, with its retro glass bowl: Coming Soon: 90th Anniversary KitchenAid Stand Mixer. This anniversary model will come in Candy Apple Red. There is a definite metallic edge to the vibrant color, giving this a bit of glitz and a retro feel - it's very "hot rod". It features a clear glass bowl (which had been the original design, before the advent of the stainless bowl that is the current norm) and a special anniversary insignia panel.
The glass bowl is a good look (and seems fun to use!), and while it is exclusive to this model in 2009, the bowl will become available for general purchase in 2010. You will be able to interchange a stainless and glass bowl for your mixer - a nice option.
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(Images: KitchenAid, Janel Laban)