Out with the old… in with the awesome

4 Nov

The mixer I’ve had for the last few years is a Sunbeam Mixmaster Compact Pro.  It did most of what I wanted it to do, but anytime I used sugar (icing, caster or regular) and butter or shortening, it never made the sugars dissolve.  I’ve never successfully creamed butter and sugar for a cake, or made a decent buttercream, and I have tried dozens of times over the years (without success) to get a mock cream going, (’cause mock cream>*).

Anyway, I’ve wanted a new mixer for a while (even before I bought the Sunbeam) but could never justify the expense of a really decent one.  Today I was having a look online and comparing prices and found a Kenwood Chef Premier KMC510 at Hardly Normal that came with a mincer attachment and a flexible beater.  But you also get (via redemption) a juicing and blending pack, which includes a 1.5L glass blender, a mini chopper/mill and a continuous centrifugal juicer (supposedly worth $349, but you know how those things work). I’m purposely not mentioning the price because: a) I’m trying to forget how much it cost, and b) I don’t want anyone to tell me I could have gotten it somewhere much cheaper.  Just shut up, mmmkay?.

The interwebs said that my local store had one in stock, so I headed straight over and picked one up.  It’s not that fantastic looking (you can get some pretty cool retro style ones these days), but the freebies definitely make up for it.

Here’s what was included:

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  • 1000w unit
  • 4.6L stainless steel bowl
  • Mincer attachment
  • K beater
  • Flexible beater
  • Dough hook
  • Balloon whisk
  • Splash guard
  • Spatula
  • Big, thick cookbook
  • Two DVD(s) and/or CD(s) – haven’t had a look at those yet

Man, I love that whisk.  Also want to try that mincer out and make some snausages one time.

This is gonna be fun.

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