Monday, August 1, 2011
My Cuisinart 1,000 watt, 7 qt stand mixer just died. I absolutely loved my mixer. It had a timer for mixer which was great when the recipe says "beat for 2 minutes", I just set the timer and it would turn itself off when done, I especially used it when making my IMBC, I'd set the timer for 10 minutes then walk off and do other things while it was mixing. I could do double and sometimes triple batches of buttercream or cake batter at the same time. Never had any problems with it. A couple of years ago I made gingerbread, put the dough in, set the timer and walked off. Whoops, I did not realize how thick the dough would get and it skipped itself right off the counter. I guess I shouldn't have left the kitchen! LOL The only thing broken on it was a cracked piece on top that did not affect anything and the spring action would not go all the way down on it's own anymore. Other than that it has worked great until I got back from vacation and went to turn it on and the motor is out. I've had it for almost 5 years, and it has a five year warranty, but I no longer have the receipt.
It is now time to get a new stand mixer. Here is my delimna: do I get another Cuisinart which I loved? or should I get a kitchen aid or bosch which might not be as good, but would last longer? I have friends who will be letting me test out their mixers and I will write a review on each mixer on here to let you know my opinions. Please keep in mind that my reviews will be based on baking. I hope this will help you all decide which mixer is best as I test out new mixers. I am open to any suggestions!