5 Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

published Mar 11, 2015
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Tissues are synonymous with Kleenex, just as stand mixers are with KitchenAid. It’s easy to understand why: KitchenAid stand mixers are colorful weight-lifters in the kitchen that help you make everything from pasta to your favorite pizza dough. Simply put, they make things easier.

Before you invest some serious cash and buy one of these things, however, you need to take a step back and ask yourself these five important questions.

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5 Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

1. What color would you choose?

Let’s start with the fun question – what color KitchenAid stand mixer would you buy? There are so many options to choose from that it can be an overwhelming task. Do you go with something classic or fun? Decisions need to be made.

2. Have you looked at and considered other stand mixers?

Yes, there are other stand mixers out there. Why are you really buying the KitchenAid? Is it simply brand loyalty? Figure out what else is on the market and make a pros-and-cons list.

3. Where would you even store the thing in your kitchen?

The KitchenAid stand mixer demands attention in any kitchen. It’s big and heavy, so it’s hard to move around as a result. Where will you store it in your kitchen? Do you even have room for the thing?

4. How can you find a KitchenAid stand mixer that fits your budget?

KitchenAid stand mixers are not cheap. They are an investment. Are you able to afford the one you want? If you’re looking for a cheaper KitchenAid stand mixer, and don’t care about the color, you’re going to need to do some sale hunting.

In this post there are a ton of great ideas about where to find a KitchenAid on the cheap, including garage sales.

5. Are you team #bowllift or team #tilthead?

So you decided to take the plunge and invest in a KitchenAid stand mixer. Congratulations! Now you need to answer even more questions: Do you buy a stand mixer with a bowl-lift or a tilt-head? What kind of bowl do you want? What capacity and series? What attachments will you actually use?

There are a ton of good things to consider in the comment section of this post.

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