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Don’t know if bargain but looked like it when I got the email.
$250 off white Kitchen Aid mixer.
Limit 1 per human.
I'll get my pet to buy 20 for me then
I never knew Brodenit was someone’s pet.
not up to the broden level yet.
she is still waiting for the petbargain.com.au to unleash the full broden potential
The RRP of this is allegedly $799 so the coupon makes it half price.
Had a search and this model is 275 watt and the artisan is 300 watt. Would 15 watt difference in power even be noticeable??
Apparently so. This link I read earlier is pretty handy on determining which model is best for you: https://mixitbakeit.com/kitchenaid-stand-mixer-artisan-vs-cl...
In that article they are saying the classic is 250 and the artisan is 325. So that's 75 watt diff. Now it seems only 15 watt diff which is barely more power…
Maybe they have different wattage in America for their stand mixers due to voltage or something.
The difference between the Classic and the Artisan is actually 25 watts, not 15 watts.
@kerfuffle: ooops only just having my first coffee now. How embarrassing
i would say it depends.
if you are just mixing cake batter and whipping cream - no
if you are mixing heavier things like dough, the higher the wattage you can afford the better imo. you dont want it to burn out your motor
I own the artisan myself and the watt difference is only dependant on what you really want to use the mixer for
bread dough will require a lot more juice but if only baking cupcakes or cakes in general this 275 model is fine :)
been using my artisan for the last 5 years, no issues to date! great product
Too bad the coupon doesn't work for the Artisan as well :-(
Is there really any major difference in these expensive machines and the $79 one I bought from target?
I've always loved mixers and wonder if it's worth forking out.
The zillion attachments you can get with the KitchenAid like pasta rollers, ravioli maker, ice cream bowl, food processor, the sausage stuffer thingy that you use in conjunction with the mincer, juice/sauce maker, spiralizer, shredder/slicer …
its the better build quality you get. if you are a new baker and only use it occasionally, the $79 will do. however if you start using it more and more, you start to appreciate the differences.
easy analogy is to look at cars, they all do the same things but the different models and brands have their own attributes which change the experience.
My personal thoughts is that if you are going to shell out larger amounts of dosh, its worth getting the artisan model since you (probably) wont need to upgrade past it. sales come on occasionally
Great! Thanks guys. Will stick with my generic for the time being. I mostly make cakes, cookies and the occasional bread.
nice. I knead bread by hand mainly because i think its fun (and a workout).
Even if you get the artisan mixer, I wouldnt make anything that has hydration < 65% (which is about sandwich bread). The high hydration recipes (85%ish) will be ok but i def wouldnt mix a bagel dough in it (~50-55% hydration) since I'd be scared of burning out the motor (might work, I'm just scared).
Well, with the artisan model you do get a dough hook…
yes but there is a big difference with mixing a wet dough with a stiff dough
that's why you buy one that suits your needs.
umm. read my comments, thats exactly what I've been saying
Didn't say you didn't.
@alebox: I make bagels with mine weekly - the artisan model wasn’t around when I bought my kitchenaid! I’ve worn a bit of paint off the dough hook but that’s about it :)
Ooo. I've always been really worried. What hydration do you work with (%of water to flour weight) and how much do you put in at a time to mix?
@alebox: I use Poh’s recipe on ABC, it’s super yum :)
The Artisan comes with 2 different size bowls, classic in only the large bowl, so it's not just motor size.
Not sure what the cost of the extra bowl is , and if HN will also have deals like at Christmas to match TGG.