Monday, January 23, 2017

Reviewing the Savings of a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer

Pink is only one of the MANY KitchenAid colors available
I have recently decided that I need to purchase a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer as soon as possible.  This is a complete change of mind about investing in a what I had previously considered "just another kitchen gadget". And to be more specific, another gadget that has a hefty price tag when you are budgeting every penny. But I have reviewed the many reasons of why the cost would be justified and have observed others using this important kitchen tool. Below, I will share the primary reasons that I have decided a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer is an important purchase to make, and worth budgeting for. 

Customizing Bread Recipes for Health and Savings

I am discovering the joys of homemade bread.  My first successful recipe was an easy Peasant Bread that consisted of letting it rising and punching it down more than kneading.  As I became proficient with that bread, I attempted another bread recipe - the Ultimate Bread recipe. This second bread recipe requires kneading. 

So far, I've done this kneading by hand and have had no problems. However, it is a bit time consuming and tiring. The older I become the more quickly my hands tire. I have decided to bake my own bread weekly and have done so recently but I'm learning that I need a bit of help.

Energy Savings - I am referring to my energy. I feel like there are not enough hours in the day and that I need to be twins in order to get everything finished that I want to finish on the weekends.  Making bread is a priority.  But as I am kneading, and my hands are growing tired, I think that "there must be an easier way". Well, there is.  It is a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer with a bread hook attachment. If the machine does the kneading I can save my energy for other tasks.

Money Savings - Have you noticed the prices of bread in the stores? I am a one-person household but I go through a good share of bread. I like toast and peanut butter sandwiches. I like to make grilled cheese sandwiches to go with my soup. With bread recipes that have only 6 ingredients, two loaves of store-bought bread can easily cover the costs of the ingredients to make many loaves of bread at home.

Possible Health Benefits - With 6 ingredients going into my homemade bread, I know what I am eating. The bread that I typically purchased from the store lists ingredients that I am able to pronounce. So there were no mystery ingredients. However, it also lists gluten. 

For folks who need gluten-free breads, or have preferences about the types of flours they consume, they can easily adjust recipes to suit their needs.

KitchenAid Artisan Mixer Reviews

There are many, many reviews online and much information about KitchenAid Artisan Mixers.  I will not reinvent the wheel and rewrite that information. Especially since I am not yet a proud owner of this important kitchen tool. 

Heather does own one and has reviewed her KitchenAid as well as shared important information such as the best time of year to make your purchases due to sales. If you are ready to learn more about these mixers from current owners, I would start with her review.

After reviewing the financial, physical energy, and health related savings, it becomes easy to see that a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer will be an investment that pays for itself fairly quickly. The most difficult part of the purchase will be choosing just one of the many beautiful colors. 

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  1. Kneading... and even 'punching down' ... rising bread dough can be a tiring and time-consuming process and any kitchen aid that makes this process quicker and easier is the best way to go. It's so neat that you are now baking your own bread each week. I never buy commercial breads anymore -- only breads from the bakery dept. at my grocery store -- so understand how you feel about it. Perhaps it's time I revised my bread making skills from years ago. ;)

  2. Thanks for linking to my review of the Artisan Kitchenaid mixer. I think you will love it for baking bread and everything else too. I love not having to knead the bread! And it whips cream in less than a minute. Very useful. Hope you are able to get one soon!

  3. My KitchenAid sure does make short work of my bread and pizza dough. I can can have my dough ready in about 10 minutes giving me time for other things. You'll find so many uses for your KitchenAid, I know that you'll love having one Dawn. I don't know what I would do without mine.

  4. You make a very valid point about needing a sturdy stand mixer to help you knead bread! Several times I have considered purchasing a Artisan Kitchenaid mixer, but simply haven't parted with the money to do so yet. In my case, I have a stand mixer, so I would be replacing an existing appliance. My stand mixer is great for a lot of things, but not kneading bread. Thanks for giving me another reason to do something I want to do :)

  5. Oh my. I want one. And in pink. Love the pink, lol - makes bread too? that's a great feature - never considered that - we have a bread machine and in fact have Raisen Bread baking right now, so we'd use this

    1. It only mixes/kneads the bread. It doesn't bake/make it. Boy...i wish it did!!!

  6. My mixer broke and I wanted a Kitchenaid mixer to replace my old one. I had bought two of these for my children who were in the process of starting their own households. Alas, I never bought one for myself. Well that changed and I'm so glad my old one bit the dust, so I could have a machine like this one. My kids (the ones who got theirs as gifts) use theirs extensively, so I know they are worth their weight. It's an investment I don't regret making. Thanks for the great review and bread recipes. Love homemade bread.

  7. I was lucky enough to inherit a Kitchen Aid from my mom. My mil had one, too. My own mixer was a more specialized brand that I loved for making bread, but it was wearing out. I have to hold the bowl in place now -- not good. Now that I'm here, I've been very happy with the Kitchen Aid, even though it doesn't hold quite as much as my first mixer. Alas, we hardly eat bread anymore now, so I don't often make it except for gifts.


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