Friday, January 29, 2010

Le Creuset Giveaway Reminder! and Biting the Bullet

Don't miss my Giveaway - open through Thursday at Midnight. The winner will be announced Friday. Good luck to all!

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In other news...
I'm biting the bullet. I'm buying a KitchenAid.
I'm thinking silver. Dark silver.

I thought I would get the Professional 600. Or, one of the bowl-lift KA's. But honestly, after reading the very well-written articulate reviews on the Pro 600 at Amazon, I think I might just opt for the Artisian 5-Quart with the tilt-head. It has a 325 watt motor rather than the 500something. And, 5 quarts rather than 6. But, everyone I know has an Artisian and loves it. I'll just have to do large batches of cookies and breads in batches, I guess. For most things, the Artisian will likely suit me well.

Time to bite the bullet. I need to pick a color.
I have Valentine's Day cookies to make.
(Adoooooooorable and recipes to follow.)

Speaking of color, don't forget to enter the
Le Creuset giveaway :)

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Jules said...

As ya' know, I have the Artisian. I also thought I'd get the Pro 600 but in reviewing how I wanted to use it, that woulda been overkill. I've been able to do double batches of cookies with no problem. The only issue I have - and it's a silly one - is that I don't like their feed-system into the bowl. It's this plastic two-piece funnel thing that honestly just isn't worth the fuss. So hey - that's the only thing I can say about it that isn't nice ... that's gotta be a good sign on the product.
Biting the bullet with dark silver, eh? Yanno - you could get it etched AS A BULLET!
(wow - that's deep)

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I have the Artisian that I got for a unbelievable price at Williams Sonoma on clearance. I happened to be at the right place at the right time. Mines Vanilla colored, I really didn't have a too many choices. I agree with Jules on the funnel thing. I never use it. Most of the time when I need to mix flour I just use a flexible cutting board and pour it in, works fine.

I remember how excited I was when I got mine. All I wanted to do was bake and bake. Can't wait to see yours!

moving on said...

I LOVE my Artisian. I have a friend who was gifted a bowl-lift model and found it so obnoxious she went out and got a tilt-head. (make sure you measure the hight of your cabinets either way, they're tall, so you want to make sure the model of your choice will fit.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Jules-Yeah, I think a double batch will be fine. If I need to do 2 double batches, I'll make it work.

I thought I would get the larger more powerful, since when I used my sis' one last Christmas I felt like I was pushing it's limits. But, I think I'll love the Artisian. (Bullet - lol. I really do kinda like the WWII airplane teeth stckers, but I'll likey just get flames.)

Lisa- If the Artisian and it meeets your needs-with all the baking you do, then I'm sure it will suit mine.

Moon- Cool.
Excellent reminder!

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