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1 I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:10 am

NormM

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I got the 7qt KA mixer that is on special at King Arthurs. It had a $50 rebate and free shipping. That knocks over a hundred dollars off the final price or about $$70 off sales tax I would have paid if I bought it locally. It has all metal gears, 1.3hp, coated beater blade and dough hook. It is said to be very powerful and quiet.

I may have to hide it until Cassie and Charlie move out because I am afraid if Cassie sees it she will want one instead of the 6qt one on her wedding gift list and which I have already bought, gift wrapped and hidden in my closet until their marriage in July.

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2 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:28 pm

bethk

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Ah, Norm, if you'd like, you can "hide" it at MY house.....

just offerin'

3 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:53 pm

NormM

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Thanks for the offer. I'll think about it. .. Thought about it. I'll keep it here.

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4 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:22 pm

Imelda HL

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LOL lol!  I have some empty space for it too.. lol!

5 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:54 pm

Barbara101

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Oh Please we all know you will not hide that prize till July. Smile 

You will be sitting on the curb watching for the brown truck,then you will rip it open then get it rolling..bounce   

I bet you make bread first...

6 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:36 am

Bugster2

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I would be interested in hearing about its performance in comparison to a regular KA mixer.

I bit the bullet too today. I was in Home Goods and found an All Clad d5 stainless 4qt essentials pan that is sold at Williams Sonoma for $150.00. I got it for $99.00. I needed a wide, deep pan so I bought it. Don't know if I will keep it but I have it in my hands and can return it if something better comes along over the holidays.

7 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:26 pm

NormM

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I've read 45 reviews of this mixer and all but two were raves. The two that didn't like it sounded like people who find something to complain about no matter what. They were being petty or ignorant.

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8 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:12 pm

NormM

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I just told Cassie that I am going to paint the mixer red for the holidays. So when she comes in the kitchen one day soon, the new red one will be sitting there.

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9 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:00 am

bethk

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Oh, so clever.....

You don't think she'll notice it's different?

 

10 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:09 am

NormM

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Nah. I'll insist it's just some finger paint I slathered on for the holidays. I'll wash it off on New Years. I'll say isn't it amazing how a color change can make it look bigger?

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11 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:12 pm

NormM

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The new mixer arrived today and the old one is ouy of the kitchen. Now to wait and see how long it takes Cassie to notice I painted the old one red for the holidays.

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12 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:04 pm

bethk

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I didn't realize Cassie was blind.....

and to think she manages SO WELL to make those detailed decorated cakes!

13 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:13 pm

Barbara101

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Oh Norm,, she is a beauty . I know you are happy with it.

14 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:21 pm

NormM

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I put it in the kitchen after Cassie had been in there and now she is at work.

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15 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Bugster2

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WOW! That sure came fast! What a beauty! I love that candy apple red.

16 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:44 am

Crybaby

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NormM wrote:I just told Cassie that I am going to paint the mixer red for the holidays. So when she comes in the kitchen one day soon, the new red one will be sitting there.
I just love this, Norm -- you cracked me up.  And read my mind, too, as I was perusing the Williams-Sonoma catalog the other day and wondering what color you got.  The red sure is pretty.  Can't wait to hear what Cassie said when she saw it!

What're you going to do with the old one?

17 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:30 pm

Barbara101

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If KA ever had a great buy like that with the ZO breadmaker,I sure would be interested.I am not about to pay $250 for a dough maker lol

18 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:32 pm

NormM

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Cassie was only fooled for a second or two. Of course she knew right away it was new. The beater to bowl space was perfect, I didn't have to adjust it at all and the amazing thing is the old smaller bowl and all the attachments fit perfectly on the new mixer so we can use them and have a more versatile mixer with two bowls. Since it takes the smaller bowl, I don't think Cassie will have a problem with the one she will get as a wedding present now. My old mixer has a nylon worm gear and other plastic gears. This one has all steel gears and all metal parts. It has a stronger motor and better torque so it should last forever. The rest of the old mixer is in the box the new mixer came in and is in the back of my closet.

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19 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:38 pm

NormM

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It came Monday. Tuesday I used it to make Challah bread, a cake and Cassie made banana bread. Wed. I made mashed potatoes with it and Cassie made brownies and a cake for her to take to work today so it got broke-in right away.

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20 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:10 pm

bethk

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Be sure to stick a bow on it on Christmas Day.....

of course, by the time Cassie gets done making a bunch of cakes, cookies and tons of frosting the bow might just stick all by itself!

Sounds like you all are having a great time with the Ruby Beauty!

21 Re: I swallowed hard and bit the bullet on Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:25 pm

Bugster2

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Barbara101 wrote:If KA ever had a great buy like that with the ZO breadmaker,I sure would be interested.I am not about to pay $250 for a dough maker lol
I bought my Zo on Craigslist. It was advertised as only being used once. When I saw it I knew she was telling the truth. I believe I paid about $50.00 for it.

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