it's an old obsession

July 9, 2009

Before I ever met Jeremy I had a list of things I wanted on my bridal registry, I'm talking freshmen year of high school way back. Since I was a little kid I loved to cook, and since I knew what a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer was I have wanted one. Now I am about to finish off my registry with the biggest decision of my 23 year old life, no not kids, not buying a house, and unlike girls my age...not a boob job, I am buying a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. But which one do I buy??The 5 quart artsian or the 4 1/2 quart classic, both have the same attachment options, but they don't come in the same color. I spend the $299.99 on the color 5 quart or do I save $100 and get the 4 1/2 quart. Which might I add would leave me money to buy a water purfier{Monroe water literally taste like dirt and I want to save money by not buying bottled water} and maybe hit up the antique shop and buy something to decorate with. What to do, what to do?. Oh and the cheaper one only comes in white, I happen to really want the Ice blue or Onyx black. Well you be the judge, here are the stats on both mixers:

KitchenAid® 5-Quart Artisan™ Stand Mixer

This attractively styled stand mixer is reason enough for you to get busy in the kitchen. With a powerful 325 watt motor, it can handle any task you put to it. The tilt-back head allows for easy access to whatever you're mixing and the 5-quart bowl features an ergonomic handle for comfort. The durable, all-metal construction is built to last. The unique mixing action reaches every part of the bowl. Five rubber feet protect countertop, while helping to stabilize the mixer. 10-speed control. Includes: flat beater, dough hook, wire whip, pouring shield and 5-quart, polished stainless steel bowl. UL listed. Hassle-free replacement warranty within the first year from purchase. Model # KSM150PS.

KitchenAid 4 1/2 Quart Stand Mixer

Get into the mix. When it comes to stand mixers, KitchenAid knows what they're doing. This mixer features a powerful 250-watt motor, tilt-up head, 10 speed controls, 4.5-qt. stainless steel bowl, and includes a flat beater, dough hook, wire whip and bonus spatula. It can even knead two loaves of bread at once.

  • Powerful 250-watt motor
  • 10 speed controls
  • Tilt-up head
  • Includes a 4-1/2-qt stainless steel bowl
  • Capable of kneading two loaves of bread simultaneously

This will for sure give Santa Claus present options:)


  1. I have the onyx black and love it. Go for it! It is something you will only buy once!

  2. I got the Sunbeam on the stand. It was less than the Kitchen Aid and has more horsepower and all the same functions. Just an idea. It just depends on what you want to spend.

  3. I agree with Nicki. You can buy bottled water a little longer and just get the purifier later. Though I would be drawn to the ice blue color (I love color), but the black would probably be more classic...which I love classic too!

  4. Thanks for the congrats! Are you looking for a teacher position right now? You could try River Oaks. It's a private school past ULM. I know, believe me, that the pay will be miniscule, but it's better than nothing. Or like I told Larry, Huntington definitely beats saying, "Do you want fries with that?" like so many college graduates are forced to do. =(