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Old 05-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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What to do with my new gadget??

Hi everyone! First post here, but I lurk occasionally

Anyway, I've been doing low carb fairly consistently for a couple years now, and love it. I am getting married in 3 weeks, and will look fabulous in my dress We registered for one of those really nice KitchenAid stand mixers, and I was totally shocked that someone actually bought it for us! It's beautiful and I love it!...but what the heck am I going to do with it? I certainly don't need to be baking cakes or bread. I'll probably buy a meat grinder attachment and learn to make homemade sausage, but do you guys have any other good low carb suggestions? I really want to play with my new toy soon! Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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Mayonnaise, any of the good LC cakes like The Chicken Lady's fudge cake or her excellent carrot cake, whipped cream.

I have the meat grinder attachment which I love. I also have the juicer attachment to juice all the Meyer lemons my tree produces, and I have the rotary slicer, which I find to be more trouble than it's worth!

I use mine now to make my sprouted wheat sourdough bread. Works like a champ!
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It's great for beating egg whites-oopsies and meringues.
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definitely awesome to beat egg whites and whipped cream in- though I have moved on to a "cream whipper" now. I've heard that it'll shred your chicken for you quicker than you can blink and eye too.

I make low carb cakes, pancakes, waffles, pie crusts, etc that I use mine for.
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personally, as lovely as the gift is, I would exchange it unless you have just about everything else you want for your kitchen. I have never thought a big stand mixer was worth the kitchen space, myself. one of those little hand mixers does everything I need in that line.

a good food processor (recommend Cuisinart) and blender are much much much more useful. and a microwave of course.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #6
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personally, as lovely as the gift is, I would exchange it unless you have just about everything else you want for your kitchen. I have never thought a big stand mixer was worth the kitchen space, myself. one of those little hand mixers does everything I need in that line.

a good food processor (recommend Cuisinart) and blender are much much much more useful. and a microwave of course.
I would think that since she said it was on her gift registry, it WAS something she really wanted to have!

I have the tiniest butt-bumper kitchen EVER but I'd not give up my KitchenAid. I love it.
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First, best wishes on the wedding. My wife and I will be celebrating 20 years this fall and it has absolutely been a journey worth taking.

I bought a Kitchen Aide stand mixer several years ago and, like marriage, I have never regretted it. It looks amazing sitting on the counter when I'm not using it and when I do come across a recipe that allows me to use it I am always thrilled. I use it for whipping heavy cream, making oopsies, pulling pork (it does a nice job shredding a well cooked pork roast), and making the occasional LC dessert.

While it is true that my mixer sits idly on the counter more than it used to, like my wife, I have never once looked at it and wished it wasn't there.

(Note: Please, no one tell my wife I just compared her to a Kitchen Aide mixer.)
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OMG I wouldn't give up my kitchen aide for anything or anybody!!!! I have all attachments but the juicer. I make low carb noodles with soy flour and other low carb flour mixes. I have both the noodle roller, which I used to use for my business, and the extruder. I have the meat grinder for making my own ground meat and the sausage attachment for making my own. It's nice to be able to control what goes into your food. Oppsies are easy peasy with the kitchen aide. I also have the ice cream maker attachment. Gonna play with it and see what I can come up with as far as coconut milk or soy milk low carb frozen treats. The possiblilites are endless!
Just be creative and have fun creating!

Mine does sit under the sink until I need it now.... I have a small kitchen with very little counter space now that I moved to St. Louis. But it's easy to get out.

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Dana Carpender's Peanut Butter Silk Pie (in the 500 LC recipes and the 1001 LC recipes books). I almost burned out my electric hand mixer on this recipe until I got a KA stand mixer a couple of years ago. It's put away until I need it for a recipe.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #10
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I have had my Kitchen Aide since the early '80s. I know that makes me ancient. It's seen a lot of grain grinding, bread kneading, pasta making, cake making, etc. in it's day. And, I've always loved it and thought it was worth the counter space.
Now its use has changed into making cheesecake or anything involving cream cheese or cream, or anything else that needs mixing. You'll love it!
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I did register for it, and while its not completely practical for me, I have ALWAYS wanted one! I just think they're so beautiful, and it's something I can use for many, many years. My stepmom had one she used at thanksgiving, and I get warm feelings every time I see one

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll definitely be trying some of them out after the wedding!
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You'll love it!

I had my grandmother's for many years after she passed away - the old glass-bowl type. In the end it had about 3 speeds that still worked, but I bet it was 40 years old then too.

I've had the one I have now for probably close to 20 years now, it has ground up LOTS of meat and beat up many a cheesecake, loaves of bread, etc. in its lifetime - still going strong and I bet will make many more goodies before it gives up the ghost!
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Kitchen Aid is my friend forever.

I was gifted with one 3 years ago. I have a Cuisinart processor on counter,
Vita Mix on counter and knowing how much I use both of these gadgets,
I knew if I put the KA in a cupboard I would never take it out to use it.
It sits proudly on one end of my kitchen counter. Oopsies, Danishes,
I use it all the time and use my other appliances as well. I have the meat
grinder We love grinding things like fresh, organic chicken,
lot's of ground meats in the market place are questionable as to their
freshness and wholesomeness. Congratulations and do enjoy your
KA.
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I'm making a cheesecake tonight in mine. The recipe calls for 3 pounds cream cheese, 1 cup of sour cream and 9 eggs. No way could I make this awesomely HUGE cheesecake any other way than with my KA! Mine is about 23 years old!

Do yourself a favor and get one of the rubber edged paddle beater that scrapes the side of the bowl. It's a must have.

It is great for whipping egg whites. Meringue's are a fabulous low-carb treat.
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Give up my Kitchenaide? Never! In fact, I love mine so much, I sent it to Washington State (from NY) to have it handpainted!!
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Give up my Kitchenaide? Never! In fact, I love mine so much, I sent it to Washington State (from NY) to have it handpainted!!
Now that is useless without a picture!

I want to paint mine. Inspire me! Humor me! Post a pic!
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Give up my Kitchenaide? Never! In fact, I love mine so much, I sent it to Washington State (from NY) to have it handpainted!!
PLEASE please post a pic . I want to do this and not sure how to.
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Essy, there are some YouTube instruction videos!

Also do a web search for "custom painted Kitchenaid" - man there are some gorgeous ones out there.
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Essy, there are some YouTube instruction videos!

Also do a web search for "custom painted Kitchenaid" - man there are some gorgeous ones out there.
OOOOOOOO Thanks I'm off to look . YAY!!!!!!
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I just have to chime in on this subject. I was one of THOSE people(whoever "they" are) who never thought that I wanted or needed a kitchen aide mixer. I always just used my little hand mixer. My DD wanted one desperately, so we purchased her one for her birthday when she was 13. She loves it and uses it to make birthday cakes and such. When we moved, we were at a loss as to where to store it. At our old house she had a huge room that I made her store it in(because I didnt want it taking up space in my kitchen.) f
Fast forward:I finally gave it a home in the corner of my counter space. I decided one day that I was going to try it out so my DD have me a lesson on how to use it. OMG! I love it. I mean, I REALLY love it. It is one of the best tools in my kitchen. I will be purchasing my own when my DD moves out. Hand mixer..smh..
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