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SallyBR1's picture

What do you think? It seems pretty interesting to me, but I am easily amused

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/appliances-small/new-kitchenaid-stand-mixer-attachment-the-beaterblade-048153

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Jean's picture

(post #56121, reply #1 of 41)

I don't neeeeeeeed one. Scraping the bowl isn't that difficult, and I'll bet it's out of my price range.





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MadMom's picture

(post #56121, reply #2 of 41)

One of those "nice to have" but "who needs it?" things.  If I were given one as a gift, would probably use it and like it.  But, would I buy it?  Probably not.  I'm with everyone else; scraping with a spatula isn't really that difficult.  Besides, it's something to lick.



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Gretchen's picture

(post #56121, reply #3 of 41)

I wonder if it mixes as well as the regular paddle. and how sturdy it is.

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Marcia's picture

(post #56121, reply #4 of 41)

I like it, but don't need it because I don't have (or want) a mixer.

MadMom's picture

(post #56121, reply #5 of 41)

Wash your mouth out!  That's almost like saying you don't have, or need, any more cookbooks!!


Actually, I have a right to complain, because I only got my KA about six years ago or so.  Now I can't imagine living without it.




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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

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Marcia's picture

(post #56121, reply #6 of 41)

I've had a Cuisinart almost since the time they became available in the U.S., but if I can't mix it by hand, I don't wanna make it. LOL

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56121, reply #7 of 41)

Cool! I love it. In spite of all the naysayers above :-) Going to get one for the new Cuisinart when it comes out later this year.

Cheers,

Peter

 


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #56121, reply #8 of 41)

Very glad to enable you!

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

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(through MadMom, March 2008).

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56121, reply #9 of 41)

I could take it or leave it, but I LOVE that new glass bowl in the 90th anniversary edition. (See how my eye went RIGHT for the most expensive thing on the page. It's a curse...)

Marcia's picture

(post #56121, reply #10 of 41)

It's a curse...)

DH would agree with that -- I consider it a gift. :-)

Jean's picture

(post #56121, reply #11 of 41)

But only when someone gives it to you. :)





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Marcia's picture

(post #56121, reply #13 of 41)

But only when someone gives it to you. :)

Um,um, well, to be perfectly honest, I don't always wait. <blush>

Jean's picture

(post #56121, reply #14 of 41)

heh, I like your attitude. Call it retail therapy.





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
SallyBR1's picture

(post #56121, reply #12 of 41)

You are not alone....

It IS gorgeous, isn t it?

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(through MadMom, March 2008).
gardencat's picture

(post #56121, reply #15 of 41)

Having just spent 2 days making 1554 cookies, I would have loved to have this tool! My kitchen became well splattered and some of the doughs were two tone when they were not meant to be. I find the KA bowl particularly difficult to scrape all the way to the bottom as the beater always ends up right where I need to work. I had been thinking that someone should create something like this and then you posted!

kathymcmo's picture

(post #56121, reply #23 of 41)

And why, may I ask, the 1554 cookies? That is amazing.

gardencat's picture

(post #56121, reply #24 of 41)

The cookies are for my volunteers at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. We work hard as the volunteer stage crew and we are fuelled with cookies. We go through 100 cookies a day at the festival and we are in the park for 15 days between set up and tear down. I'm a volunteer too, as the main stage coordinator. This is my summer holiday.

You can see last year's cookies and some photos from last year at our web site (basic design but meant to inform our volunteers):

www.oijfstage.org

I am attaching a photo of the containers of this year's cookie supply. I have a very small house and kitchen so have to use all available space.

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kathymcmo's picture

(post #56121, reply #25 of 41)

I stand in awe, I hope they all appreciate your hard work! Just amazing. I could never bake that many cookies.

RuthWells's picture

(post #56121, reply #26 of 41)

As a fellow cookie-baker, my hat is off to you! I spent last summer baking cookies for a weekly bake sale, but never produced more than about 120 pieces per week.

Ruth Wells


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gardencat's picture

(post #56121, reply #27 of 41)

Yes, I remember your work last year. I think weekly output is much harder in a domestic situation.

I can do this best in a full two day marathon with my sous chef friend (not really a sous chef but follows directions extremely well). By myself it would probably take 3 days, just because I would have to add in the time for chopping etc. In the two days, the limiting factor is the oven--our goal is to always have a tray baking. Of course, I only clean up every few batches, when we are far enough ahead in batter that I can spare the time. You develop a rhythm...good tunes on the CD player...good company...a well stocked pantry so you don't run out of anything and you are good to go.

bkt's picture

(post #56121, reply #40 of 41)

AHA!!! I always knew there was a reason to have men around! They set up the props for Festivals and stuff like that!
Plus they are awfully good for opening jars of pickles.....maybe a few other things also.......

gardencat's picture

(post #56121, reply #41 of 41)

I live my life surrounded by women with an average age of 47. The jazz festival volunteers are more balanced in both age range and gender, so it really is a vacation and a change for me!

The rest of the year, I like men who follow instructions well and who can problem solve--that's not asking too much, is it?

Regality's picture

(post #56121, reply #16 of 41)

I vote for "cool", unless there is some special maintenance involved.  I'm also wondering how I can encourage a mini-mini-meteor to swerve in through an open window and crush only my present KA just after the release of the upcoming anniversary model.  Hmm.....

 


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KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56121, reply #17 of 41)

who needs a meteor?
just come up with a justification of why you need two of them.
I somehow managed to convince DH.
Mine was that my 4.5 wasn't quite big enough for double batches of bread dough, but I couldn't possibly part with it, as it was a wedding present and has the added cachet of a custom paint job.

~RuthAnn
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Regality's picture

(post #56121, reply #19 of 41)

I'm still hoping for that guided meteor, since I barely have room in my kitchen for one.   But I'll keep the idea of two KAs in mind, just in case some roving, philanthropic (licensed) contractor decides to build an addition on my kitchen for free.


 


“For me, patriotism is the love of one’s country, while nationalism is the hatred of other peoples.”–Dmitri Likhachev


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #56121, reply #20 of 41)

I will not tell anyone how many mandoline slicers I own

I might have to be buried with them to take my dirty secret with me. Oh, no, wait... I'll be cremated, never mind

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
Jean's picture

(post #56121, reply #21 of 41)

Me too. I neeed a v-slicer. LOL





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
moxie's picture

(post #56121, reply #18 of 41)

Oooh, I think that's pretty cool! Of course, who needs it, but who "needs" 90 percent of the stuff we have in the kitchen, lol.

"I have always relied on the kindness of strangers." - Blanche Dubois

bunnycook's picture

(post #56121, reply #22 of 41)

I want the racing flame decals for the times I go 0 to 6 in nothing flat! (OK, covered in flour instantly, but still. . . )--Bunny

Glenys's picture

(post #56121, reply #28 of 41)

This paddle finally makes up for the flawed design of the KitchenAid- that stupid gap and dimple in the bottom of the bowl.  It's not an accessory, it's a correction.