Friday, June 6, 2008

Distractions (AKA not a garden post)

We were over at a friend's a few weeks ago. One of her friends was also there, and was complaining that her KitchenAid mixer made a funny noise and that it was broken. I did have to ask - broken didn't mean non-functional. It just meant making a funny noise (well actually a very loud grinding noise). She mostly just wanted an excuse to buy a bigger fancier model.

I now have a KitchenAid mixer.

There is a commercial repair place in Sparks (Reno's only suburb). It cost me $60 to get the thing repaired. It is a monster. They are convinced she actually dropped it on the ground in order to damage it at all. I just stuck it on my scale and it weighs nearly 22 lbs. The repair place said they have seen KitchenAids in there that are +50 years old. I am beyond excited to have gotten such a cheap one that is now basically in perfect shape.

Now look at the picture. I don't have a silly splash shield thing for the bowl, but the repair place also sold accessories so I have all the little whisk-y things in the picture. The Captain Hook bit there, that is the problem. It is for dough. I have spent possibly the entire evening looking for bread recipes...

4 comments:

zooza said...

Oh - lovely. Well worth the $60 repair bill. Let's have Dough Therapy! I inherited a Kenwood Chef mixer with a dough hook and have never used it (as I've been too busy DIY-ing to be baking). Please do share any bread recipe sources and I'll try to cook along!

drwende said...

Lucky you! My parents' Kitchen Aid is in its 30s and still going strong. The dough hook is a fantastic tool. If you can dredge up mid-1970s cookbooks, breadmaking was hot then, and it wasn't turned into the gigantic science project that it is now. Just start with FRESH flour and yeast, not stuff that's been in the back of the cupboard for months, and bread is dead easy (though time-consuming and messy).

Cheryl B. said...

I LOVE MY KITCHENAID MIXER!!!

Alana in Canada said...

Cool beans. I wouldn't have the space for one, so I don't even want to think about all the cool things I could do with it. But I'm happy for you.