Featured Product: KitchenAid vs. Bosch
Standing kitchen mixers are mixing appliances that allow you to bake in your kitchen in a more hands free manner. You can use a standing mixer to make cake batter, cookie dough, bread, and more! These mixers come with their own bowl and a wisk set as well as dough hooks. You can buy more attachments to suit your needs.
- Bosch: anywhere from about $250-$500 depending on the variety and attachments.
- KitchenAid: anywhere from about $200-$400 depending on the variety and attachments.
on the one hand...
Having an electric kitchen mixer is NICE! It frees up your hands to add ingredients without constantly having to turn the appliance on and off. It is also GREAT in the kitchen for letting kids help. You can make a variety of things with it - including bread! The motors are excellent and it will last you a long time.
KitchenAid pros: It's a bit cheaper than the Bosch brand overall. It doesn't have a double mixer so it's easier to pour batter out of than the Bosch. You can also buy a grating rotar attachment. It is smaller and takes up a bit less counter space.
Bosch pros: It comes with a blender and you can also buy food processor attachments. It has an extremely good reputation as a reliable appliance.
on the other hand...
These puppies are EXPENSIVE! You can always save your pennies to get one, but at the same time you could spend the money on something else. Do you really NEED an appliance to knead your bread dough or can you do it by hand? What's wrong with a $20 hand mixer for cakes and cookies? Everything the electric standing mixers can do, you can do (albiet more slowly) in another way in your kitchen. Is it worth the money?
and now, Cast Your Vote!
Electric Kitchen Mixers: Waste or Want? Which do you prefer, Kitchen Aid or Bosch?
and don't forget to tell us why!
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