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Need Mixmaster advice

Memsahib's picture

At long last I'm in the market for a Mixmaster. What to buy? Kitchen Aid or Cuisinart? I need a model that can handle about 10 obs of ingredients for my fruitcake (8-/2 lbs butter, flour and nuts, plus a dozen eggs and some spices. I don't need anything with a zillion attachments. What would you suggest as the quart size I should look at and what brand? Thanks for your help.

To one who shares food it is sugar

To one who eats alone it is a toad

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cheflady's picture

I have a KitchenAid (post #68651, reply #1 of 2)

I have a KitchenAid Professional HD 5-qt mixer that I've been very pleased with -- it's one of my favorite appliances. It handles gluten free bread mixes very well and they're quite heavy. My model may only be available through Costco or Sam's Club and you might want a 6-qt model for your fruitcake batter, but I can at least attest to the quality of a KitchenAid. You don't have to purchase additional attachments -- mine came with the basic three -- whip, dough hook, flat beater. I've heard good things about Cuisinart, too, but can't comment myself on their mixers, only food processors and blenders. Maybe someone else can give you some insight on the Cuisinart mixers.

Memsahib's picture

I will check it out at Sams (post #68651, reply #2 of 2)

I will check it out at Sams Club next time I'm there. Thanks for the feedback.

To one who shares food it is sugar

To one who eats alone it is a toad

Punjabi Proverb