Monday, January 31, 2011


Ugh. Double UGH. This one even rates a TRIPLE UGH.


I completely forgot when I posted that last entry for those yummylicious cookies that my Kitchen Aid stand mixer?

Is broken. Again.

TWICE now in 13 months.

I'm so disgusted on so many levels.

I mean, I don't even make that many things that are super heavy and thick that the gears would have to labor so incredibly hard.

I don't even use it every day.

Truthfully, I don't even use it every week.

I really would have expected it to be more reliable.

More sturdy and capable of handling a simple double batch of oatmeal cookies.

Or peanut butter cookies.

With the butter and shortening completely melted to make the mixture easier to handle.


I mean, considering it's sportin' the label "HEAVY DUTY" in big bold letters right across the front.

You'd think, right?!

You'd be wrong.

Last year's repair guy explained it all.

Plastic gears that break "more" easily to prevent the motor from burning out.

Plastic gears that are easier and more cost-effective to repair and replace.

Yada. Yada. Yada.

I'm disgusted.

There's not many double batches of anything that I can make that my dinky little hand-mixer can handle.

And Saturday? I was too irritated to even try after I realized the mixer was NOT. MOVING.

And smelled slightly like a diesel truck idling in the middle of my kitchen.

Which went over like a lead balloon with the kids.

Ugh. UGH. UGH!


Joan said...

Thanks for posting, I've been thinking of buying one of those for my brother...but I'll see if it comes with metal gears instead of plastic :)

Aus said...

Well - Marie's been using hers for probably about 20 years now - and it still works like a champ - even makes divinity (which really bogs it down!!) I'm guessing we've got the 'old fashioned' kind that has the metal gears in it - I've watched it snap many a scraper and spoon!

As for the cookies - oh my.....

And as for the fasting - couldn't be more proud of you - in particular since it appears it also included coffee - something that I consider to be among the proofs that God loves man!

hugs - aus and co.

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

no way! Really? We are finally moving (after living in this shoebox for ten years ) and the FIRST thing I want to buy, because I finally have the counter space, is a KitchenAid!

so the gears are plastic? To save money for repairs? Uh, how about they make them metal and they wont NEED repaired?

I would be so frustrated too.

completely sill side note, what color is yours? I want a red one but then I see that you can buy "skins" for them too. I mean, I can dress up my MIXER?

Life is too easy. I tell ya.

Happy Wednesday! sorry about your mixer!