What kind of stand mixer does /ck/ use? Are expensive ones worth it?
>>19312283I have one of the ones in your picture and also a professional model.The professional one is objectively better but unless you bake a lot or make bread often it's likely not worth the extra money. I have been thinking of getting one of the spiral mixers for dough lately but spending at least a thousand dollars on one seems daunting.
You only need your hands. People knew how to cook perfectly before the advent of expensive Jewish cooking appliances. If you're too stupid to use them, though, then that's a skill issue.
>>19312385>just waste your time making dough when mixer can do it in minutes
>>19312385I agree, you only knead your hands.
>>19312283>What kind of stand mixer does /ck/ use? Are expensive ones worth it?1 gallon Kitchenaid Artisan, but it does struggle with a sourdough and I might upgrade to a 1.5 gallon drop-bowl.
This is what I use
>>19312283I have what's in your pic but it's the expensive bowl lift heavy duty model. It works. I would have burned out a lesser model but this one has kept going for a long time. They don't call it Heavy Duty anymore. They call it professional or commercial I think.
>>19312426Yeah they're called professional now, definitely worth the extra money to upgrade from the basic tilt head version if you use it more than just very occasionally, and they go on sale pretty often around the holiday season at places like target and best buy, pretty easy to find one like $100 off if you're patient.
i got a hamilton beach i bought from amazon. works like a charm
Kitchenaid Pro, DC motor
>>19312283>What kind of stand mixer does /ck/ use?A kitchenaid.>Are expensive ones worth it?Yes, if you use it more then once a week, and if you are going to use it to kneed bread. No, they are not worth it if you are going to use it once and then buy fast food every night for the rest of your life.
>>19312283I bought my girlfriend one of these fucking things. 4 years later and I'm still pissed I spent 400 fucking dollars on a goddamn mixer.
>>19312714What does poverty feel like?
>>19312283I have a standard kitchenaids with a glass bowl, I use it to make bread.
>>19312726Spending $400 wasn't the issue, it was spending $400 on a stupid fucking mixer.I told her if she didn't use it all the time I'd piss in her mouth while she was asleep. She thought I was joking.
>>19312283I got me one of these bad boys. A bit pricey, but worth it.
>>19313181These fuckers cost like $4,000
>>19313332They also take up like 6 square feet and are like 4-5 feet tall.
>>19312283$50 at a pawn shop. Came with the 3 traditional attachments. Contemplating a pasta attachment. > are expensive ones worth itOnly if you do a fuck load of baking to justify the cost
>>19312385If you're smart enough to know this, you're smart enough to know that most people are no skill retards.
>>19313468I got mine for free >>19312408, someone was throwing it out. Got another nearly identical model (white, crank bowl but was called "Epicurean" model, same or similar wattage motor) that someone was throwing out again a few years later and all it needed was fresh grease in the gears and it worked like new. Ended up selling it for $150 on craigslist.
>>19313477Damn you got the deals of a lifetime. Btw Cuisinart breadmaker off to the side?
>>19312283I got one of those, end up using $20 off-brand hand mixer instead 90% of the time once the novelty wore off.Making a bunch of cakes at once then yeah it's good, bread and other doughs you have to use your hands to clean the spindle thing anyway and save the dough.
>>19313489I burned out a generic one after doing meringue cookies and cheesecakes several times. I've got another one I use once in a while for small shit when it's not worth getting out the stand mixer
>>19312385Ah the classic midwit. High IQ niggas know that using your hands is time consiming if you can just automate it. Also our high intellect allows us higher paying jobs to where we can afford stand mixers.
>>19313484Yea but I sold it eventually as I ended up enjoying no-knead Dutch oven bread SO much more.
>>19312408>>19312426>>19312538My brother and I got my mom one of these versions for her birthday a couple years ago and I was pretty underwhelmed. The motor sounded like it's about to die and getting the bowl attached is finicky as hell. Is it supposed to be anemic?
>>19312283I'm pretty sure my mom's Kitchenaid mixer is older than I am (almost 28) and it only has minor performance issues. She has never taken it in to be serviced this entire time. What minor problems is has developed is probably a quick fix but there just isn't a service center near her. She bakes a ton for church and whatnot. So yeah I would say they're worth it.
>>19313533Might need new grease, could also have a damaged gear causing power loss but not total failure.
>>19313522Nobody envies you.
>>19313541But brand new out of the box?
>>19313610Then you're potentially over filling it or something else retarded.They're a staple of the industry, yes the home kitchen models with AC motors are worse than the commercial models, but they're still capable of lasting 20+ years of multiple times per week usage.
>>19313522>not using the "hand made" label to upcharge and make more money on less product>not doing periodic coil folds and long ferments I'll wash my hands 10 times before I wash another 30 quart mixer bowl you fucking normie
>>19312387This is beers and not a stand mixer. Take your (you) ESL troll
>>19312385Or maybe some of us have torn a rotator cuff in the past and want to put as little wear and tear on the shoulder as possible, midwit.
>>19312283I use one similar to the one in your picture. I saved money over time, and waited for Christmas to grow closer and found a great "Black Friday" deal. For me it is worth it for bread making alone. The kind of bread I buy was getting upwards of $8 a loaf plus the trouble of having to go out and buy it. The dough hook takes almost all of the effort out of bread making and frees me up to be doing other things. I also purchased the meat grinder attachment, which I think was worth it. I paid around $30 for that attachment. People rave about the pasta attachment but last I checked that shit was around $200 which I think is most definitely NOT worth it. You can get a very solid pasta machine made in Italy for around $60 that will last you a lifetime.
I know why you made this thread
70s vintage Kenwood Chef with most of the good accessories.
>>19314640Check eBay you can get the pasta attachment for 100 there.
>>19312283got my mom one of these because shes getting older and it hurts to mix doughs and suchare you supposed to scrape the sides to properly mix it or is it not calibrated correctly?
>>19312283only the expensive ones are worthwhile. the cheaper ones don't produce enough torque to save any effortthey still don't help much if you're mainly making dough with a long autolyse, which is the only way to make whole wheat bread without added sugar
Have a higher end Kitchen Aid in jet black since it was a wedding gift and it seems like every suburban white household MUST have Kitchen Aid stand mixer in the house at all times, preferably displayed somewhere but not in use.
>>19315298yeah well I know what you did last summer
I have a Kitchen Aid Heavy Duty, DC.Really really good, i use it regularly for bread and pizza. It's quite quiet compared to the little one.
I like that it also has a vertical attachment for mixers and such
I hqve a 6qt kitchenaid pro and i use it most days, sometimes twiceIts the only thing ive ever bought on amazon because i was shopping for one i got a targeted ad for it and it was so cheap im still convinced it was a mistake
>>19318796Between 200 and 250 i forget now it was a few years ago
>>19318817That is pretty dang good for a new one, good excuse to get some attachments like I've been putting off doing.
>>19312385>expensivesounds like a skill issuetake this L
>>19316614Yeah, I think the tilt head ones are basically throwing money away.One of the nice things about having a stand mixer is that a lot of recipes give specific instructions and times for them so it's easy to replicate and check if something went wrong. What I don't like is that they tend to do a bad job of scraping the bottom of the bowl.
>>19312385Honestly this is the truest thing you’ll ever read anywhere about kitchen appliances. I had a kitchen aid mixer for Christmas once. After using it a few years I realized there’s really not that much of a difference between using something expensive like that and just a bowl with a wooden spoon. Even for bread making the mixer isn’t that good because it doesn’t have enough power unless you buy the more expensive one and you can still do just as good with just your hands. The only appliance that I have and is useful is a stick blender(basically a food processor on a stick), because even if you have a manual food grinder you can’t get food as fine as the stick blender can.This man is right. Use your hands
>>19312726Poverty has nothing to do with it. I have t he money to buy an expensive smartphone but I refuse to spend more than $250 for a fucking phone. Same thing with this man and the mixer. It’s a matter of principle
>>19312283Bosch. I absolutely love it. Robust motor, don't have to stop mixing/sneak ingredients between motor and bowl, and much easier to move back and forth from the pantry because it isn't too heavy. Worth the pretty penny.
>>19319264I have a $180 phone but >>19319519As my mixer. Its important to choose where I splurge.