My raspberry red KitchenAid, my pride and joy, the kind of gadget that has to sit out on the work surface to be universally adored, the one that makes you feel like Nigella, yes that one, it’s been banished from my kitchen.
It’s taken me a little while to come to terms with it. I felt like I was ousting an old friend when the courier came to take it away. I’d saved hard to buy it and we had many happy hours baking cakes, kneading dough and experimenting with marshmallows.
But then I met another mixer called KMix. And things changed. Rapidly.
I was making cookie dough at a special event with Miranda Gore Browne from the Great British Bake Off, and there was a sea of KMixes for us to use. This will be interesting I thought. You can’t beat a KitchenAid I thought.
So I put the beater in. It went in first time. I switched it on using the dial and it gradually hummed into life. Not all sudden-like sending flour flying around the kitchen, oh no, it’s far too restrained and British; unlike the yanky KitchenAid who tends to be a bit keen in that department.
But then you can turn that baby up and she mixes hard, but still oh-so-smooth. No jerkiness here, no jigging about, oh no.
You can even turn the dial in the opposite direction and you get a ‘fold’ action – pure brilliance.
I really didn’t think my head would ever be turned from the good looking chassis of the KitchenAid, but the KMix really stands toe to toe. If anything it has even sleeker lines, the pop of colour is still there and the controls are far more discreet.
So there you are. I’ve come clean. I’ve traded my KitchenAid in for a KMix, and a few months in i’ve not regretted it…
Thanks to Kenwood for providing me with my raspberry KMix… I hope you’ve got a good therapist for my abandoned KitchenAid
I’m really excited to have been shortlisted in Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2013 in the Food category. If you like reading my blog and find it useful I’d be mighty delighted if you had time to go and vote for me…