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Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:30 pm

I love my kitchenaid.

I use it to make cakes, biscuits, mashed potato, mince, pasta dough, pasta, puréed tomatoes, sausages,grated veggies...

I have a few attachments and love them all..

I had a cheaper mix master and the difference is incredible. It is relatively quiet and does everything really quickly.
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Thanks for starting this Shell.

I really want the ice blue one... With what u use it for, I could see myself getting my monies worth.
Im particularly interested in the mincer.. I like lamb mince, and woollies is so hit and miss when it comes to getting it, and the butcher doesn't sell it.

When it comes to attachments, what are the prices like? And what would you need to buy say, if you bought the KA, and then wanted to mince, make pasta/dough, icecream?
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:29 pm

The mincer is great. I make my own beef mince from steak and it is nice to know what is in it!!!!

I've spent a bit on attachments. I did buy some from amazon but my sure if they are still avail to send here. I have two pasta attachments. The pasta press is by far my favourite. It does spirals, penne, macaroni (two sizes) and bucatini. I also have the roller which does lasagne, spaghetti and fettuccine. I think those two combined were about $300. I've probably spent an extra $500 on attachments. I don't have the ice cream attachment. I don't think I'd use it so haven't bothered.
You can get a mill attachment for it for milling grains but I don't have that.
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:02 pm

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The mincer is great. I make my own beef mince from steak and it is nice to know what is in it!!!!

This is what I'd like to have one for. I only buy premium mince but even better would be doing it yourself.
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:32 pm

Yeah I love it. I swear the best spag bol is when I've made my own mince, puréed tomatoes and made fresh pasta. Words can't explain how awesome it is
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:05 pm

Today I'm making beetroot pasta and also a choc mud cake. And maybe a banana bread.
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:09 pm

I agree with mince! We do our own butchering and the mince and sausages are unbelievably better!

I'm loving this thread :) How much is a kitchenaid? I might need to look into one of these babies!!
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:12 pm

$665 plus attachments. Check out yourhomedepot.com.au
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:45 pm

From that site Shell I ended up looking on Peter's of Kensington looking at the Chasseur products and I'm almost in tears I'm so emotional :lol:... I'm so in love with Le Crueset and Chasseur cookware, I really want a grill plate...

Back to the kitchenaid though... What is the mincer like? We need to buy a mincer as we make our own sausages etc, we currently use a friends and that works well when we're doing a whole beast, but this might be a handy thing - and selling point to DH - for when we're making smaller batches of sausages? We often get given venison to make snags too and make them for other people and this would save us from having to borrow the mincer for these little jobs!
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:12 pm

The mincer is good. The worst part is that all the sinew(?) gets stuck and slows it down but if you run bread through it unstick. Not sure if there is a simple solution (aside from bread).

Here's my pasta
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And my cake
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:40 pm

I just checked out that website shell

Im going to have to look better tomorrow and add up all the accessories as well and give Dh a total price :lol:

That pasta looks cool! Do the kids love it?
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:04 pm

The kids didn't touch it :) usually they like the fresh pasta.
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:07 am

Oh I googled about the mincer. I could have been putting the blade on the wrong way (will get hubby to look for me) and next time I'll par-freeze the meat.
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:22 am

Shop around for a Kitchenaid. So many companies have great specials and bonuses.

I got mine in a rare color, bonus cookbook worth $100 and the scraping blade plus postage for cheaper than RRP from memory. I spent weeks searching to get the best deal.
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:24 am

My Kitchenaid. Isn't she beautiful :lol:

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So pretty!!!!
 
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Here's my kitchenaid and chausseur pot
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Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:35 am

I love that pot. I use it all the time.

Yeah same thing. I know some prefer the chef over ka.
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:08 pm

Nice color Shell!
 
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Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:17 pm

Today I have made mince and strained roasted tomatoes and garlic and am currently making a bolognaise sauce. This arvo I'll make the pasta.

Here's my sauce so far
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