Santa came early!

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    Deedles

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    My wonderful DH bought me a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas. He found a killer deal on Black Friday, Sears of all places had the best prices. It's a 6qt Bowl Lift Pro 6000. Just picked it up, it's pretty...and heavy!

    I've got a Czech recipe for kolaches I've been wanting to try, can't wait to start slinging flour!
     
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    I've always wanted a Kitchenaide mixer, but just can't make myself drop the cash for it :mrgreen:
     
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    Congrats, I'm getting a 5qt artisan kitchen aide for Christmas. My mom has a tendency to make me go shopping with her so I can pick out my own gift, I was floored when I jokingly said I wanted a kitchen aid and she grabbed it!
     
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    My DH bought the same mixer 6 q to mix the bread dough and it is wonderful for everything else:)) Santa was good this year to you, you must be a good girl:))
     
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    Love my Kitchen Aide mixer!!
    Santa likes you!
     
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    That is awesome - that's a purchase that no one will ever regret. Except...uh...do you have a birthday coming up? There's an ice cream making set you can also get for it and it works wonderfully!
     
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    Now that you mention it, my birthday in Jan 3. I'm thinking that grater/shredder will come in handy for soaping!
     
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    Wow, aren't they expensive, don't think I could afford one of those.
     
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    I love mine. What I don't love are the attachments I paid a fortune for to make my applesauce marathons easier. I have had no luck at all with the grinder attachment set that has the slicer and "puree-er." However, the grain mill attachment is absolutely amazing! I used it to make rice flour and bean flour as well as rye and oat flour. I really need to get that ice cream maker set for it, though. I'm sure there are some other attachments I would find handy, but the set I purchased for applesauce didn't do what I wanted it to do. I haven't tried it on anything else, though.
     
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    Oooo, if your recipe turns out, would you mind posting it? I love kolaches and so miss them since moving from Texas.

    Why haven't they caught on in the rest of the country?!?!?
     
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    They are! That's why I've never bought one. The one I got retails for almost $500, depends on where you get it. The Kitchenaid website has it for $569. With the Black Friday sale and a coupon I found online, we paid $199 for it. Still expensive but they last forever and are so versatile.
     
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    Ohh to be in the U.S. you are lucky, I could afford that, we don't have those kind of deals here. No coupons etc.
     
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    I purchased the Pro 6-quart several years ago and love it. I also am not a great fan of all the attachments. I wondered why I did not buy one many years ago. Glad I bought mine when we were still working
     
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    I love our Mixer I use it for all of our Baking / Bread making fun. They last for ever and have a great warranty. The company stands behind their product.


    Todd
     
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    My dream is to own a kitchen aide mixer someday! Haha.
    I mix everything by hand at the moment ... Which isn't bad. I mean, I do have one heck of a strong mixing arm. :D
     
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    I'm making them today so I'll let you know. My SIL's grandmother was Czech and she made the most incredible kolaches, I wish someone in the family had her recipe. More than likely it was one of those she just knew how to make and never wrote down. The recipe I found is from one of the bakeries in Bourne.

    As for their popularity...I don't know. Even here what is commonly called kolaches in bakeries is just pigs in a blanket, ie; sausage in a roll.
     
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    I've been mixing everything by hand for years so I'm kinda leery about bread in a mixer. Looking at that bread hook I just can't see how it'll 'grab' everything! LOL!
     
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    There is a place off of, umm, Cinco Ranch Blvd that sells (used to sell) the poppy seed traditional ones. I think it was called Texas Kolaches. It's been years since I've been, but they used to be excellent if you're in the park10/katy area.
     
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    My hubby had not want to mix sourdough with his arm, it is difficult, so he got the machine and I use it from time to time to make pastry or to beat the eggs ;)
     
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    I have had my Kitchen Aid Pro for at least 20 years and have never had to have any repairs. It is a work horse. I have several attachments and do use them. I made noodles 2 days ago with the pasta attachment. I used the grinder at Thanksgiving to make my cranberry relish. I use the grinder and the shredder attachments a lot in the summer with produce from the garden. I didn't know about the ice cream maker. Now i want that too. I've never regretted spending the money for any part of it. I even bought one for my daughter-in-law when she and my son got married.

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