The other day my sister posted a picture of her new orange KitchenAid mixer that her husband and daughter bought her for her birthday. She is loving it. The one I have my dad bought my mom back in the late 60's early 70's and it is olive green. Still works like a champ. Mom used to do cakes semi-professionally and our friends would come from miles around when they found out she was making a cake as they LOVED her frosting - in fact, one girlfriend of mine just got a bowl of icing for her birthday - no cake - as the frosting was her favorite.
The first KitchenAid stand mixer came out in 1919 and were sold door-to-door by women. Because of the high cost most stores would not sell them. They went through many design changes but since the 1930's the look hasn't changed much. They come in a wide variety of colours to please everyone. But the best thing about this mixer that it is a workhorse. I don't think mine has ever had any parts replaced in the 35+ years we've had it.
This mixer is so versatile - not only can you whip up your favorite cake or cookies but you can mix and knead bread dough. And you can buy attachments for it for juicing, grinding meat, stuffing sausages, making pasta, food processing and many more. While the attachments are a bit pricey, if you use them alot, it is a lot cheaper in the long run than buying separate appliances and saves a lot of space on your counter and well worth it.
KitchenAid mixers are the single, most registered item ever and a definate must-have in your kitchen if you do a lot of cooking. I wouldn't trade mine for the world. Not only for the sentimental valve because of all the memories of Mom making cakes and helping her with that, but because if I only had one small appliance, this is it.
So if you would like one for Christmas, get it on your list now - post pictures and ads all over the house so your loved ones get the hint!
Have a great week!